Her last hope: Florence Ndimubakunzi was examined for rheumatic heart disease in Kigali, Rwanda. Hoping to beat the odds, she was one of about 100 scr

In Rwanda, a sore throat can become slow death sentence

Without treatment, it can lead to rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Therapy dogs can spread superbug to kids in hospital

October 12
This March 2017 photo shows therapy dog Winnie at Johns Hopkins University's hospital in Baltimore. Therapy dogs who visit hospital patients can bring
The findings add to the growing understanding that while interactions with pets and therapy animals can be beneficial, they can also carry risk.

Static vs. dynamic: Which kind of stretching is better?

October 11
When it comes to stretching, get the best of both worlds.
Exercise dogma long has extolled the value of stretching. But which kind has been debated for decades.
National
5 minutes ago

Walker voices support for pre-existing condition coverage

Gov. Scott Walker is referencing health conditions of his family members while voicing his support for guaranteeing health insurance coverage of people with pre-existing conditions.
Variety
40 minutes ago

Drugmakers to disclose prices for medicines advertised on TV

Dozens of drugmakers will start disclosing the prices for U.S. prescription drugs advertised on TV.
National
11:25am

Arkansas drops 4,100 more from Medicaid over work rule

Arkansas has nearly doubled the number of people removed from its expanded Medicaid program over a new work requirement that's the subject of a federal lawsuit.
National
10:20am

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the needy.
National
10:15am

Marijuana legalization in Canada won't change NHL yet

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers.Early on,…
National
9:55am

AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers' health that's neglected.
Music
October 15

11-year-old Minnesota pianist recovers from brain hemorrhage

Don't underestimate Eliana Szabo.
National
October 14

Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care."
National
October 14

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tall tale on 'record' judges, income

President Donald Trump is exaggerating his record when it comes to federal judges and the economy.
National
October 14

Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration

Candidates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control in the first of three debates.
Health
October 14

Low-dose aspirin gets some good news

JAMA Oncology reports low-dose tablets helped prevent ovarian cancer.
Variety
October 14

Wind to blow ash off Mount St. Helens, could affect aviation

Weather forecasters say strong winds are expected to blow volcanic ash that's on Mount St. Helens to nearby Washington state communities and that the blowing ash could affect aviation.
National
October 14

New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care."
Variety
October 14

Online natural and organic grocery Thrive aims to fill niche

Thrive Market, a four-year-old online membership-based natural and organic food retailer, has successfully filled a niche modeled after Costco but just for healthy items.
National
October 14

Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison find themselves on the same side of a legal fight against the state, which they say did not do enough to prevent their exposure to radon.
Science
October 13
Ryan Ohmann tested a virtual reality headset, above, for his MRI. Mother Angela is at left.

Mounds View senior honors sister's memory with MRI app to calm kids

The app syncs with virtual reality (VR) goggles, providing children interactive simulations of MRI scans before they go through the real ones.
Local
October 13
EpiPens are among the drugs affected by a nationwide shortage of critical-care medications.

Twin Cities hospitals face critical shortage of pain medications

Workarounds are helping, but common drugs scarce.
Business
October 13
A study raises questions about whether intense rehabilitation near the end of life is simply a lucrative source of revenue.

Nursing homes pushing dying into pricey rehab, study says

Nursing home residents are increasingly spending time in rehabilitation treatment during the last days of their lives, subjected to potentially unnecessary therapy that reaps significant…
National
October 13

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on hurricane and political winds

Hurricane Michael has shown that President Donald Trump can't always be counted on to give accurate information to the public when a natural disaster unfolds.
TV & Media
October 13

Wisconsin woman gets kidney transplant

When Nicole Braatz met Paul Osterholm in 2001, she had no idea that more than 15 years later, he would be saving her life through a kidney donation.