HCMC cutting 131 jobs through layoffs amid budget pinch

Protesting workers fault the Minneapolis hospital's bloated management, spending for the financial problems that cost workers' jobs.

FDA urged to let abortion pill be sold at pharmacies

February 22
FDA urged to let abortion pill be sold at pharmacies
The so-called abortion pill — now dispensed only in clinics, hospitals and doctors' offices — should be made available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S., according to a group of doctors and public health experts urging an end to tough federal restrictions on the drug.

Minnesota medical professionals work to close health gaps for LGBT patients

February 22
Minnesota medical professionals work to close health gaps for LGBT patients
Minnesota medical professionals are working to overcome "transphobia."
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Trump vows to fight 'epidemic' of human trafficking

President Donald Trump says he will bring the "full force and weight" of the U.S. government to combat an "epidemic" of human trafficking.
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4 charged in death of 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy

Four people charged with neglect in the death of a malnourished 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy are set to appear in court Thursday.
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Wisconsin sees increase in flu cases compared to last year

Wisconsin is seeing another jump in flu cases with five times the amount of confirmed cases compared to this time last year.
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'Father of the Selfie' has taken one every day for the past 30 years

Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it every day for the next three decades.
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Philly mayor: $5.7M beverage tax haul doubles projections

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city's sweetened-beverage tax raised $5.7 million in January, more than double what city officials had projected.
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Philadelphia doctor admits selling prescriptions to addicts

A doctor has admitted his role in peddling prescriptions from a now-defunct clinic in Philadelphia that specialized in helping drug addicts.
National
February 22

NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges — a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts.
Variety
February 22

US charges 10 in steroid ring linked to Miami gym operator

Ten people have been charged with operating a $10 million steroid distribution ring allegedly overseen by a Miami man who co-owns a popular bodybuilding gym called Iron Addicts, federal authorities said Wednesday.
Variety
February 22

Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30

An anorexic and bulimic woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request.
National
February 22

Justices side with Michigan girl in dispute over service dog

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog — a goldendoodle named Wonder — to class.
National
February 22

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."
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February 22

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."
Variety
February 22

The Latest: Attorney general calls sports doctor 'monster'

The Latest on criminal charges against Dr. Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics (all times local):
National
February 22

Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs

Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection.
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February 22

Duchess of Cambridge pool-playing skills deemed 'dreadful'

The Duchess of Cambridge has shown off her pool-playing skills — though one teenager was not impressed.
Nation
February 22

Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers

The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you.The idea is that when your money is on the…
Variety
February 22

Up to 600 waterfowl die in western Idaho from avian cholera

An estimated 500 to 600 ducks and geese have died due to avian cholera in western Idaho.
Variety
February 22

Slammed by the flu, businesses scramble to get work done

The flu season has slammed many small businesses, weakening already thin staffing levels and forcing some owners to scramble to cover shifts or get the work done.
National
February 22

Florida may make it easier to sue doctors over abortions

Women who have had abortions could sue doctors under a bill now moving through the Florida House.
National
February 22

'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation's opioid-addiction crisis.