Exercise could help make fat tissue healthier

December 14
Exercise could help make fat tissue healthier
Over time, this could boost metabolic health.

Keep holidays happy by letting go of food guilt

December 14
Keep holidays happy by letting go of food guilt
Empower yourself to feel good about your food choices so you can enjoy family and friends.
National
36 minutes ago

A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," ''transgender" and "science-based."
South Metro
10:33am

Carver County to convert former hospice to mental health crisis center

Mental health advocates say the residential facility will encourage those struggling to seek help sooner.
Science
10:24am
Daniel Turissini relaxed in a “napping cocoon” at a studio in Washington.

Like to take a nap? Science has your back

Studies show that plenty of sleep is good for health and productivity.
National
December 16

Trump calls wife of hospitalized Sen. John McCain

President Donald Trump has called the wife of John McCain as the Arizona senator is hospitalized for cancer treatments.
National
December 16

Sign-ups show health law's staying power in Trump era

A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program's subsidized individual health plans. But the Affordable Care Act's troubles aren't over.
National
December 16

Health law sign-up deadline extended for some people

After a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it's extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable Care Act.
Nation
December 16

Madison veterinarian clinic for homeless pets to expand

Knowing she would likely be homeless after moving back to Madison, Ray Straub was looking to board her two cats while she got back on her feet after years of medical problems.
Stage & Arts
December 16

Minnesota actor works on play script during cancer treatment

From his room in St. Cloud Hospital, Raine Hokan is retaining his sense of humor.
National
December 15

Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lung

President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust -- the cause of black lung -- and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. An advocate for coal miners said Friday that this sends a "very bad signal."
Variety
December 15

Just ahead of holidays, flu cases are spreading across US

Health officials say the flu is spreading across the nation, with a dozen states now reporting widespread flu cases just ahead of the holiday season.
National
December 15
President Obama shown signing the Affordable Health Act into law. Eight months after Obama left office, Republicans have seemed to do what the Democrats who passed the law never could: make it popular

Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandate

Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance.
Variety
December 15

Stephen Piscotty thankful to play with A's near ailing mom

For now, Gretchen Piscotty can still comfortably attend her son's big league baseball games seven months after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease, and it is suddenly going to be far easier for her to do so.
Variety
December 15

Teen boy accused in woman's slaying indicted in adult court

A prosecutor says a 15-year-old Ohio boy accused of killing his father's longtime girlfriend has been indicted in adult court on aggravated murder and murder charges.
Business
December 15

People are calling Uber instead of ambulances

The authors believe their study is the first to explain a trend that until now has been discussed only anecdotally.
Variety
December 15

Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuana

When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it.
National
December 15

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control.
Variety
December 15

Nurse charged with abusing patients files for state pension

A nurse accused of abusing a patient at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital has filed for retirement benefits.
National
December 15

Sign-ups show health law's staying power in Trump era

A deadline burst of sign-ups is punctuating a tumultuous year for former President Barack Obama's health care law.
Variety
December 15

Correction: Cancer Treatment-District Apologizes story

In a story Dec. 13 about an Iowa school district apologizing to a student after disciplining her for violating the dress code by covering her head following treatment for cancer, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Burlington Hawk Eye newspaper, reported erroneously that she had been bullied about her hair loss at Burlington High School and then transferred to a different district. She was bullied but not at school, and she didn't attend Burlington High.
Science
December 14

Health briefs: Eating cheese every day might actually be healthy

A nibble of cheese a day keeps the heart disease away. A recent analysis of more than 200,000 people showed that those who ate a…