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Deep relaxation is hot as a remedy for pain, anxiety and other symptoms of modern life stress.
Minnesota hospital leaders who recognize that a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere can support a speedy recovery are rethinking the way patient rooms look and feel.
Language and cultural issues, as well as cost, created a barrier to fitness the two sisters wanted to break.
On average, doctors spend a mere 13 to 16 minutes per patient. Here's how to set the agenda for which health issues to cover during your appointment.
As Minnesotans, we pine for summer all winter, but we're not the only ones emerging from hibernation. To help you survive the season of bugs, here are five nasty ones to watch out for this summer.
His efforts to establish Cedar Lake Park contributed to the creation in 1995 of the pioneering Cedar Lake Trail.
Savage artist aims to cheer up children with vibrant murals.
The minimalist revolution has led some Minnesotans to shed possessions and embrace a no-frills life.
The daughter of the late boxing legend pulls no punches with her latest venture — a podcast on health.
Essential oils are a hot item in today's holistic healing world — touted as a natural way to improve your mood, ward off sickness and treat ailments such as arthritis, dry skin and allergies.
Seeing lives transformed by surgery is the reward for doctor who volunteers for the Children's Heart Project.
No matter how incongruous the notion of a model moonlighting as a housekeeper may seem, to Minnesota's Halima Aden, 19, there's nothing at all unusual about it. Both are part of who she is.
Humor is a vital part of life — even for people who are dying.
The Cedar-Riverside area has long been a magnet for new arrivals. Today, it's mainly East Africans breathing new life into it.
Minnesota medical professionals are working to overcome "transphobia."
Stand back – way back. Super slo-mo of a sneeze reveals that the germs travel a lot farther than had been thought.
TPT documentary aims national spotlight on looming Alzheimer's "epidemic" and its financial and emotional toll on families.
A 21-year-old Maple Grove man with cerebral palsy wanted to see 500 rock bands in 365 days. His dad made it happen.
Here's how to resist the urge to hibernate and binge-watch until spring.
When it came to fighting for justice, the Rev. William Rhodes Brice was never a bystander. In fact, he preferred to be on the front…
Trendy spa treatment creates light rays that produce heat.
Doctors and patients are exploring the healing power of poetry and short stories.
These two men hadn't spoken in 20 years, but when one of them needed a kidney, the other gave his friend the gift of life.
St. Paul's 100-year-old Deaf Club still draws a crowd but fights to attract younger folks.
Don't try to imitate contestants' dramatic results, Cheryl Forberg says.
Dogs have higher rates of epilepsy than humans do, and Leppik believes a cannabis pill could do for canines what it's done for humans.
It's no shock that some of these foods are considered healthful and others are not. Can you figure out which are which? Be ready to be surprised.
For the first time, the nation’s largest pediatricians’ group is saying it’s OK to allow children younger than two to be exposed to television, tablet…
Binge watchers, you may want to hit the pause button for this: watching TV has been linked to more belly fat — even for people who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.
Use of supplements — including vitamins, minerals and herbs — has become a $32 billion industry.
"Pokémon Go" fanatics, rejoice! Your collection addiction may pay off in the long run, in the form of a longer life.
An exhaustive review of published studies on brain-training products incuding Lumosity, CogniFit and BrainHQ tests whether brain games can make you smarter.
For many of the runners in this weekend's Twin Cities Marathon, the reward for pushing themselves during the race will extend beyond the finish line in the form of a hidden perk: runner's high.
Warning: Playing with your cat could be hazardous to your health. According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there’s…
Parents are scrambling to deal with children's fear of shots now that doctors say to avoid the nasal spray.
Amid rising fears about "superbugs" that are resisitant to antibiotics, hospitals are still overusing antibiotics to treat patients.
Doctors are urging parents to ditch the spoon in favor of an oral syringe to measure medicine for young children, arguing that using spoons often…
Heated debate over a TV pilot for the series reached a boiling point at the West Bank Block Party, when a protest ended with arrests and police pepper-spraying the crowd.
Once embraced with enthusiasm and worn with pride, fitness trackers are now winding up in the bottom of a drawer months later.
John Hodowanic never did anything halfway. The former editor of Twin Cities magazine and president of the World Press Institute threw himself into every job…
Benjamin Franklin may have been on to something when he prescribed "early to bed" for better health.
Playing through the pain of a concussion doubles your recovery time. It also could lead to more severe symptoms, according to new research.
Can yoga help ease Parkinson's disease symptoms? A University of Minnesota researcher aims to find out.
If you’re reading this while sipping your second — or more — cup of coffee today, blame it on your genes. Scientists say they’ve identified…
A group of heart doctors is calling on parents to stop indulging children's sweet tooths by curbing the amount of added sugars in their kids' diets.
Minneapolis massage therapist offers free services with a goal of relaxation and a supported immune system.
A local archive of home remedies offers a glimpse into centuries-old maladies and natural cures.
From knee socks emblazoned with cat tails to designer watches decorated with cat faces, even LBDs (little black dresses) with feline prints, the fashion on…
The majority of the clips shown at CHS Field were submitted by locals, organizers say.
Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps and other athletes are certainly making their mark. Large circular bruises are the tell-tale signs of a healing technique called "cupping."
It's a question that has stumped the greatest scientific minds throughout history: Why do women have orgasms?
Two municipal liquor stores closed early Saturday.
Malala Yousafzai followed in the evening by inspiring a much larger crowd, about 5,000 people — many of them girls — who packed Target Center to hear Yousafzai tell her life story.
Here's one more reason to consider cutting back on the soda: drinking too many sugary drinks on a daily basis has been linked to gallbladder cancer.
Nobel Peace Prize winner's Minneapolis appearance will include queries by three young Minnesotans.
These scorching dog days of summer are a reminder of the danger of heat-related illnesses. Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are the main medical problems that…
Good news for parents who have struggled to get their kids to take their fingers out of their mouths: nail biting and thumb-sucking might have…
Despite an arid spring that kept the number of mosquitoes in Minnesota down this summer, recent downpours in parts of the Twin Cities have caused a sizable new crop of skeeters to hatch.
Watching your waistline? Pay attention to how thirsty you are, suggests a new study that found a link between poor hydration and obesity.
A whopping 40 percent of the most-popular sunscreens do not adequately protect against sun damage, new research shows. And on top of that, consumers…
With hundreds of sunscreen options on the market, making a choice can be mystifying and frustrating. Nearly 75% of products tested this year offered inadequate protection or contained harmful ingredients.
Women who eat a healthy diet are more likely to be free of physical limitations as they grow older, a new study says. Published recently…
An early ice-out on Minnesota lakes has led to an advance outbreak of swimmer's itch — an uncomfortable but harmless skin rash.
The annual pelvic exam — an invasive procedure that many women dread — may not be necessary for healthy women after all, a federal health task force advises.
Young men who visit their doctor every year may get routinely tested for many things — but HIV is often not one of them, a study has discovered.
Parents should stay mum when it comes to talking about their daughter’s weight or she may suffer from future weight problems, new research shows. Young…
A virus hiding in the saliva of a mosquito can hijack your body's first-responder cells and take a ride throughout your body.
"Forest bathers" head for the woods in search of a natural cure for the stresses of modern life.
Minnesota Muslims face backlash from terror incidents, campaign rhetoric.
Eleanor Zelliot, who inspired hundreds to learn about the history of South and Southeast Asia, died June 5 at her home in Randolph, Minn. She was 89 and had Parkinson's disease and multiple myeloma, said her longtime friend, Rosemary Moore.
Lack of sleep can make children cranky, as all parents know, but exactly how much shut-eye do kids need?
When it comes to fast food vs. fast casual restaurants, which one serves up more calories? The answer, according to a recent study weighing in…
According to a new study, social media junkies are more likely than their less social peers of developing body image and eating disorders.
We asked Dr. Stephen Dunlop at Hennepin County Medical Center for some tips on how to administer the maneuver when you suspect someone is choking.
Here's some good news for parents desperate for a good night's sleep: it's OK to let your babies cry themselves back to sleep. Really.
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