A new report shows a dramatic decrease in heart attacks and cardiac deaths after a ban on smoking in workplaces in Olmsted County. "We're going to recommend that secondhand smoke be considered a sixth risk factor for coronary disease," said a doctor involved in the study.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects
Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.
Mayo researchers attribute drop in heart attacks to smoke-free workplaces
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say heart attacks in Olmsted County dropped by one-third after Minnesota adopted a law banning smoking in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants. The leader of Mayo's study tells Reuters other risk factors -- cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity -- stayed the same, leaving the reduction in second hand smoke as the apparent explanation for the decline.
Mayo studies snake venom as heart attack treatment
The clinic has received a $2.5 million grant to study the possibility of using snake venom to reduce the damage from heart attacks.
Duluth bans smoking on Lakewalk
The City Council in Duluth has snuffed out smoking at popular tourist spots: the Lakewalk, Lake Place and Leif Erikson Park, banning the use of tobacco – and synthetic marijuana or “bath salts” – within 6 feet of the paths and the park. The measure was prompted by complaints about smoke, littering, and issues with patrons of The Last Place on Earth, a downtown head shop.
Mayo-developed mobile heart monitor is FDA approved
A heartbeat monitoring system that allows doctors to monitor a patient's heartbeat from a mobile device was FDA approved Monday. The device was developed by Minnesota-based Preventice in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. Mayo cardiologists say the new technology should allow doctors to identify problems earlier by monitoring patients outside the hospital.
Duluth considers banning smoke on lakefront
The Duluth City Council is mulling a new ban on all tobacco products and the smoking of products like synthetic marijuana on Duluth’s Lakewalk and adjacent parks, which are breezy, popular spots with locals and tourists alike. The city has fielded complaints about people gathering in Lake Place Park to smoke synthetic products they purchase at the Last Place on Earth, the Superior Street shop under scrutiny from Duluth Police and the city under nuisance rules.
Study links St. Jude heart wires to at least 20 deaths
Defective wires in defibrillators have caused at least 20 patient deaths, according to research in a leading cardiology journal. St. Jude stopped selling the devices in 2010 because of safety concerns but tens of thousands of people still have the implants, the AP reports. St. Jude is challenging the findings.
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