In today’s health news headlines:
- MN Legislature: Easy ending for health funding bill
- Knee surgery robot eases procedure
- U proposes more research program oversight
Health funding legislation that caused some of the most controversy in recent months ended up passing relatively easily.
House and Senate members late Sunday and early Monday passed a $12 billion measure funding health programs. It retained the existing MNsure health insurance exchange structure, which both parties wanted to change. It also maintained the MinnesotaCare state-subsidized insurance program for the poor, which Republicans wanted to eliminate. Read More…
A new medical robot is designed to make knee replacement surgery a less painful experience with a much quicker recovery.
Knee replacement is the most sought-after orthopedic procedure nationwide, and doctors the new technology could be a breakthrough for a lot of patients. Read More…
The University of Minnesota on Monday released a preliminary plan for changing how it conducts research using human test subjects.
The plan, which was prepared by a committee of faculty members and outside health care professionals, calls for the university to overhaul its procedures for reviewing and monitoring studies that involve humans and to double the annual budget of its Human Research Protection Program to increase oversight and training. Read More…