Today’s health news stories include:
- Measles confirmed on U of M campus
- Time to fully fund mental health services
- New bill offers loan forgiveness to health care workers in rural MN
- 30 years later and still fighting AIDs
Public health officials have confirmed a case of measles on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.
The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday measles was diagnosed in a 20-year-old male student. Read More…
An important issue that will come before the 2015 legislative session is investing in Minnesota’s mental health system. Ten years ago, we would have said that our mental health system is broken. But not today. We have spent these intervening years using research and creativity to expand and create services that work. Now is the time to fully fund them and make sure that they are available throughout the state and to the extent needed, based on population. Read More…
Finding a good doctor or nurse in rural Minnesota can be a difficult task, but state lawmakers want to change that.
Dr. Keith Henry still remembers the first patient he lost to AIDS.
It was late spring 1984 and a young college instructor came to Henry’s hospital with an aggressive AIDS-related pneumonia. The man’s intelligent banter impressed Henry. But before long, his patient was silenced by a ventilator. Within weeks, he was dead. Read More…