Dr. Jakub Tolar, shown in 2017.

U seeks to prepare doctors for next generation of on-demand patients

Global health summit in Minneapolis predicts a future where patients need new breed of doctors.

Verbal autopsies used in push to better track global deaths

October 19
Family friend Emmanuel Bizimana, left, held 2-year-old Blessing, whose mother, Sandrine Umwungeri, recently died of an unknown cause. Umwungeri, whose
An estimated 30 million people who die this year will have no documents describing what killed them.

For some with chronic pain, the problem is not in their backs or knees but their brains

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For some with chronic pain, the problem is not in their backs or knees but their brains
Researchers are re-examining chronic pain, searching for healing for an ancient malady that afflicts millions and confounds medicine with its complexity.
Duluth
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“There’s nothing to call it but an epidemic. It hit so fast and so hard,” said Duluth High School Principal Danette Seboe, seen with vaping devi

Schools on the front lines of vaping epidemic

Students' use soars despite urgent campaigns, retail crackdowns.
Variety
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Committee pitches concept to settle all opioid lawsuits

A committee guiding OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy has suggested other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains use Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings to settle more than 2,000…
Inspired
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Neve Campbell Credit: Associated Press

Report: Neve Campbell to play mom of dying Twin Cities teen who wrote 'Clouds'

The song became a worldwide sensation at the time of his death from a rare form of bone cancer in May 2013.
Local
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After Dan Pearson lost his son Justin to an overdose in 2006, he was able to channel his grief. He believes the opioid crisis requires a new mind-set

Narcan, gas cards, new laws: One dad's fight against an epidemic

Dan Pearson believes the opioid epidemic can't be solved with a law here or a new treatment center there. It will require a shift in mind-set: Society believes there's a pill for everything, but then shuns anyone who abuses pills.
National
October 20

Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor

If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved.
National
October 20

Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals.
National
October 19

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Syrian mission-accomplished moment

As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization."
Variety
October 19

Four-time cancer survivor O'Brien plays for No. 20 Minnesota

It was a moment Casey O'Brien dreamed about, but thought would never occur.
Local
October 19
In this Photo taken Sept. 25, 2019, Jess Przybylski poses outside of her home in Chippewa Falls, Wis., with her children Zander, left, and Peyton. Prz

Meth crisis rising in Wisconsin amid effort to fight opioids

Jess Przybylski had never really dealt with loss. Then the father of her children was killed in a car crash. In 2011, her friends offered her methamphetamine to distract from the grief.
Variety
October 19

Man suffers 'grievous' injury after traffic stop, search

Authorities in a Maryland county outside the nation's capital say a man has suffered "grievous" injuries after an encounter with police following a recent traffic stop.
Home & Garden
October 19

Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores

They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It's not a video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song.
Science
October 19

Health briefs: Poor sleep leads to greater risk of dementia in Hispanics, study says

Hispanics who have trouble sleeping may be at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, according to a new study. The study found…
Science
October 19

When good paychecks become good medicine

LOS ANGELES – Growing up in the Baldwin Village section of Los Angeles, Charles Slay roamed the streets as a member of the Bloods.…
Science
October 19

Mucus has powerful sugars that tame germs

The textbook model of mucus — a filter that traps and eliminates microbes — isn't accurate.
National
October 18

Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trial

Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday.Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing…
National
October 18

Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication.
National
October 18

Judge orders New Mexico compound suspect hospitalized

A federal judge has ordered a woman charged with firearms and terrorism-related counts to be hospitalized for mental health treatment more than a year after authorities arrested her and four other adult residents of a squalid New Mexico compound.
Variety
October 18

J&J recalls baby powder after trace asbestos found in bottle

Johnson & Johnson on Friday recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in…
Variety
October 18

Police: Woman made up raccoon story to cover up shooting

Police say an Alabama woman told a story about trying to shoot a rabid raccoon to cover up a fight that left her and her boyfriend with gunshot wounds.
National
October 18

Challenge of Louisiana abortion rules survives, for now

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected the state of Louisiana's request that it toss out a lawsuit challenging a broad array of Louisiana abortion regulations.