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This is an exciting time to be involved in Alzheimer’s disease research, as a great deal has been discovered about its underlying biology as the disease progresses. Clinicians and scientists are now able to detect some of the earliest features of developing Alzheimer’s — even prior to the onset of symptoms such as forgetfulness. It is hoped that this will lead to intervention with treatments that will be effective very early in the disease process.
Q: As a cardiac specialist, why is it important to refer my patients to a prosthodontist, and how do I determine if my patients need to see a prosthodontist?
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities is part of a network of 22 hospitals providing high-quality health care to pediatric orthopedic patients — regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Over the hospital’s 92-year history of providing quality care, patients have raved about the personal attention they receive and the quality services provided by the hospital’s Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) Department. New technology, coming this year, will continue that history of commitment to excellence.
The medical profession is evolving rapidly, with significant legislation governing patient privacy (HIPAA) and insurance coverage and practice (the ACA) influencing how physicians and medical health professionals, as well as their employers, operate on a day-to-day basis.
Wiggle Your Toes is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that supports recovery and rehabilitation efforts for individuals who have suffered the loss of a limb.
Q: My sister was told she had root resorption of her front teeth and had to have them extracted. What is this condition and what caused it?
Three Minnesota-based companies are working together to create a comprehensive, residence-based support system that meets the increasing needs of elderly patients in an evolving healthcare landscape.
A 25-year-old woman presents for the evaluation and treatment of a red, bumpy, very pruritic rash that developed on her stomach and is now spreading to her thighs. She is 34 weeks pregnant.
Despite 40 years of scientific research demonstrating the clear risks of drinking during pregnancy, many women and their doctors are still not convinced there is no safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
The model of patient-as-consumer that took off during the past decade relies on unconstrained, rational, informed decision-making. But how often do people make health decisions freely or rationally?
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Ebola fever is a viral infection. The virus causes the hemorrhaging of internal organs and of the skin. Known alternatively as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, it also causes the infected person to have a dramatically elevated body temperature.
When the young man met with Renuka Jain, MD, Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic at University of Minnesota (UM) Physicians Heart at Fairview, he brought his sister’s autopsy records.  
Designed to sustain people living with varying degrees of heart failure, University of Minnesota Physicians Heart provides patient-centered care and a line of advanced procedures, such as ventricular assist device implantation and heart transplant.
State-of-the-art technology and leading-edge therapies are critical for optimal heart disease management. Physicians have access to such modalities through the expanding network of University of Minnesota Physicians Heart. 
Offering multiple national and international clinical trials, University of Minnesota Physicians Heart’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program extends hope for prolonged life and enhanced quality of life to patients throughout the Midwest and beyond.
Shakespeare famously asked, “What’s in a name?” In today’s highly competitive healthcare market, names have become brands: powerful shorthand to communicate about reputation, competence and quality of care. This spring, a new name is going up over the facilities and services jointly operated by Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians: University of Minnesota Health. What’s in the name? University physicians and hospital executives would tell you it is the strengthened affiliation behind the name that will make all the difference.
Interfering with work and life, chronic pain poses challenges for patients and their physicians.