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Each weekday, Minnesota Hospital Association members receive In the News, a compilation of health care-related media stories from state and national media such as Minnesota Public Radio and the New York Times. In the News is a way to keep members informed of what’s being reported related to health care, both positive and negative. Inclusion of an article does not indicate support for or opposition to an issue by MHA. 

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In the News

October 16, 2019

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minnesota reports 2nd and 3rd deaths from vaping-related lung disease
Two more Minnesotans have died from vaping-related lung illnesses, raising the toll in what has become a nationwide outbreak, health officials announced Wednesday.
10/16/2019

Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota confirms 2 more deaths linked to vaping
Two more Minnesotans have died from complications stemming from severe lung injuries associated with vaping, the Minnesota Health Department said Wednesday.
10/16/2019

Brainerd Dispatch
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center employees authorize potential 1-day strike
Union employees at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center have authorized a potential one-day strike if a tentative agreement can’t be agreed upon during ongoing contract negotiations with the hospital.
10/15/2019

Minneapolis Star Tribune
New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years
The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries.
10/15/2019

MinnPost
Alcohol industry often omits and misrepresents risks of alcohol during pregnancy, study finds
Alcohol-funded websites are omitting and misrepresenting scientific evidence on the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy, a strategy that may be putting the health of pregnant women and their babies at risk,
10/15/2019

MinnPost
While millions are spent to fight the opioid epidemic, a meth crisis quietly grows in Wisconsin
Jess Przybylski had never really dealt with loss. Then the father of her children was killed in a car crash. In 2011, her friends offered her methamphetamine to distract from the grief.
10/15/2019

NPR
How Non-Profit Hospitals Are Driving Up The Cost Of Health Care
Last year, when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was battling to win the Democratic primary, his campaign solicited a donation from the Greater New York Hospital Association, according to a recent report from The New
10/15/2019

NPR
Your Guide To The Massive (And Massively Complex) Opioid Litigation
In less than a week, a landmark battle over who bears responsibility for the U.S. opioid crisis will begin in federal court. The case involves thousands of plaintiffs at virtually every level of government and defendants from every
10/15/2019

The New York Times
Fed Up With Deaths, Native Americans Want to Run Their Own Health Care
RAPID CITY, S.D. — When 6-month-old James Ladeaux got his second upper respiratory infection in a month, the doctor at the Sioux San Indian Health Service Hospital reassured his mother, Robyn Black Lance, that it was
10/15/2019

WCCO
CDC: Pregnant Women Are More Susceptible To Getting The Flu
Flu season is here and the CDC says too many pregnant women go unprotected from the bug. A new survey found only about half of expectant mothers get their flu shots. WCCO’s Kate Raddatz explains why pregnant
10/15/2019