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Study examines blood donors for iron deficiency

Dennis Gastineau started giving blood regularly when he was in medical school in the 1970s. The $25 he received bought almost enough groceries for a week. Now, it just seems like the right thing to do.

July 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Bariatric surgery not found to cut health costs

MINNEAPOLIS - People who undergo weight-loss surgery don't reduce their costs as they take off pounds, as hospital stays for complications from the procedure exceed savings from obesity-related illnesses, a study found.

February 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Flu season gains momentum; Boston declares emergency

MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. influenza season is off to a fast start, which may hurt insurers, hospitals and people lulled by the milder outbreaks of the recent past.

January 09, 2013 9:04 pmLoading…

Drug uses symptom of diabetes to treat it

MINNEAPOLIS - Johnson & Johnson has turned one of diabetes' most worrisome warning signs - frequent urination - into a treatment that lowers dangerously high levels of blood-sugar before the disease can cause blindness, kidney damage and heart disease.

June 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Limiting TV, screen time curbs childhood obesity, study finds

Limiting the time that young children spend with television and computers shaves calories from their diets and reduces their risk of becoming obese, researchers said.

March 04, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

New cancer drugs' costs enormous

Paying up

July 22, 2004 12:00 amLoading…

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