Nurses with a mission: Send older ER patients home with help

Nurses with a mission: Send older ER patients home with help

It's part of a new approach to older patients as U.S. emergency rooms adapt to serve the complex needs of a graying population.

How children of Dutch famine grew up to have more health problems

February 17
How children of Dutch famine grew up to have more health problems
Scientists are struggling to understand how these patterns of problems over a lifetime come about.

Too much of a good thing: Knowing where to draw the line in your fitness routine

February 15
Too much of a good thing: Knowing where to draw the line in your fitness routine
Overtraining can counteract the benefits of exercising.
National
February 18

Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that's the way she likes it.
National
February 18

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment.
Variety
February 18

Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.
Variety
February 18

2 bears burned in California wildfire spotted in the wild

Officials tracking two bears that were badly burned in the largest wildfire in California history say the animals are settling back into their home in the wild after receiving unusual treatment for their injured paws.
Variety
February 18

Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital.
Business
February 17
U of M microbiology experts, Mike Sadowsky, left, and Dr. Alex Khoruts...

Minnesota researchers help unlock 'gut science' cures

The Twin Cities area is emerging as a major player in what could become a multibillion dollar industry.
Science
February 17
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Sugar can cause cravings, but can it cause addiction?

Scientists said they believe that the rise in blood glucose is responsible for food cravings.
Variety
February 17

Madison-made technology to treat diabetic foot ulcers

Human tests have begun on a wound-healing skin tissue developed in Madison.
Science
February 17

New class of antibiotic found that can vanquish drug-resistant bacteria

In rats, malacidin attacked and broke down the cell walls of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and cleared MRSA skin infections in a day
Variety
February 17

Minnesota ice maker heads to Pyeongchang for Olympics

The ice at Ridder Arena was dull and dirty the morning of Jan. 31. Adam Stirn, the University of Minnesota's lead ice maker, doesn't like dirt; not in hallways, not on rink boards and especially not on ice.
Variety
February 17

More college students seek emotional support animals

If Sam Okhuysen is feeling anxious, sometimes all it takes is for her emotional support cat, Cleo, to curl up on the small of her back to calm her down.
National
February 16
President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by and first lady Melania ...

Trump meets Florida shooting victims, first responders

President Donald Trump came face-to-face Friday with hospitalized victims of the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring "the job they've done is incredible."
Variety
February 16

Fareway chicken salad may be contaminated with salmonella

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has warned people who bought deli chicken salad at any of the six Fareway Foods grocery stores in southern Minnesota…
Local
February 16

Federal cuts leave future of MinnesotaCare insurance in question

$800 million in federal cuts creates a challenge for MinnesotaCare funding.
National
February 16

Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns

Nikolas Cruz is just the latest U.S. mass shooter to legally obtain and own guns because of limited firearms laws, lapses in the background check…
Variety
February 16

Police: Man crashes truck into Planned Parenthood clinic

A Massachusetts man has been accused of deliberately crashing a stolen bakery delivery truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey, injuring a pregnant woman and two other people.
National
February 16

APNewsBreak: 2016 report put Quincy plumbing fix at $8M

Engineers told Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration 18 months ago that replacing problematic plumbing at a veterans' home beset by Legionnaires' disease would cost $8 million and "should be carefully considered," according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.
Variety
February 16

Dog food is withdrawn over concerns about euthanasia drug

The J.M. Smucker Co. is withdrawing some shipments of dog food amid reports that it could be tainted with traces of a drug used to euthanize animals.
TV & Media
February 16

Business Highlights

___Trump decries 'far-fetched' collusion theoriesWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says "far-fetched theories" about collusion in the 2016 election "only serve to further the agendas…
Variety
February 16

Trump appeals California judge's curb on birth control rules

The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge's decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.