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Northwest Minnesota bear study digs into details

April 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s too early to draw conclusions, but preliminary evidence suggests bears could establish populations farther south and west in Minnesota than researchers initially thought. Continue Reading

FDA says Medtronic catheter raises safety concerns

October 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal health regulators say an experimental catheter from Medtronic Inc. that uses extreme heat to correct irregular heartbeats caused safety side effects in nearly one-fifth of patients treated, far exceeding the study’s safety goal. Continue Reading

Insulin pump maker identified after hacking talk

August 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

When Jay Radcliffe revealed three weeks ago that he’d found serious security holes in a popular type of insulin pump that diabetics wear, he kept two important details secret: the pump maker’s name, and the specific technique he used to hack the device. Today he identified the company Medtronic Inc. in an effort to apply public pressure to fix the vulnerabilities. Continue Reading

Study: Conflicts common among those crafting heart guidelines

March 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A new study of nearly 500 individuals who were involved in crafting treatment guidelines for many heart conditions found that more than half reported a financial conflict of interest involving drug companies and medical technology firms. Continue Reading