Health news headlines today include:
- Clinics in state improve health by solving hunger issues
- Doctors against nurses giving complicated spinal injections
- Legalized marijuana fight prompts advocates to get physicians on board
Some Minnesota clinics have come up with a simple prescription for improving their patients’ health: food.
Research shows hungry children are hospitalized more often. They’re at higher risk for developmental problems. Their mothers are more likely to be depressed. Yet hunger rarely comes up when those families see a doctor. Read More…
A group of Minnesota physicians is speaking out against legislation that would allow nurses to give patient spinal pain injections.
The doctors visited Duluth Monday to share their concerns over two bills in the Minnesota legislature that would allow nurse anesthetists to administer complex and complicated interventional pain procedures without the direct supervision of a doctor. Read More…
Those fighting to legalize marijuana for medical use in Minnesota were back at the Capitol with reinforcements on Tuesday to tell lawmakers many medical professionals — including the Minnesota Nurses Association — are on board.
Minnesotans for Compassionate Care says it has lined up 100 doctors and clergy members who support medical marijuana, and the advocates say they won’t give up on passing a bill this session. Read More…