Current Issue: October 2012
With most sports franchises, the stars of the team are the athletes that play on the court or field. Traditional thinking is that a winning team fills the seats, but that is not the case with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Even if you cannot completely ward off sickness, you should nip it in the bud before it becomes a major nuisance in your life. Here's why: a recent National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) survey found that 75 percent of Americans polled said they plan to go about their normal routines if and when they develop flu symptoms.
Buffalo Hospital created their "Let's Talk Wellness" program after reviewing the results of a community health needs assessment, which revealed community members were concerned with obesity rates, stress and inability to find work-life balance.
A legacy in the local health care community, Carl Platou continues to be sorely missed since his passing in May, 2012.
Editor's note: Nominations for the 2013 Leaders in Health Care Awards close on 8/12! Tell us who deserves the next Community Outreach award here.
Dale Spencer is a busy man in the medical device industry. Throughout his career, he has helped co-found and build more than a dozen medical device companies.
Dr. Penny Wheeler, chief clinical officer of Allina Health, is committed to a mission of exceptional care for her patients.
Dr. Patrick McGann of HealthPartners Brooklyn Center Dental Clinic estimates that he's extracted more than 9,000 teeth since his residency at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center where he focused in oral surgery. And though it may not be the most pleasant experience for patients, they continue to give McGann rave reviews.
Gather together small business owners from diverse industries and it won't take long for them to determine they share a common malady: the rising cost of health insurance. Businesses face a myriad of challenges when it comes to health care costs, including rising insurance costs, ever-changing regulations and a wealth of insurance programs and policies to choose from.
In Minnesota, sculptor Bill Mack is best known as the artist that created larger-than-life bronze statues of legendary Twins ball players Kirby Puckett, Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew and Kent Hrbek at Target Field.
Some shun having an estate plan arguing that state laws of intestacy are probably fair. The drawback is being forced to probate the assets, which is a matter of public record in the probate proceeding, and subjecting your wealth to unnecessary administrative costs.
With all the good buzz we read about empowered consumers using social media to connect with brands, build two-way conversations and advocate for what they care about, there's an ugly side to social engagement that most marketers would rather avoid addressing: the angry mob.
We're a metric-minded society. Net promoter scores. Customer satisfaction ratings. Employee engagement. Klout scores. Dashboards. These are just some of the measurements and tools du jour, seemingly more specific and targeted than ever before.
Ever wondered how your industry's "big hitters" generate millions in profits? It isn't by selling alone. Even if you've mastered the perfect service, created a one-of-a-kind product, or are dedicated to your cause, how have they motivated the world to sit up and pay attention? They market themselves like crazy!
Innovation Is the backbone of every successful company. It's what sets a business apart from the competition and helps it grow and prosper. However, getting staff to think creatively isn't always easy.