Linsey Rippy’s daughters, Madi, 12, and Sydney, 9, have both had heart transplants. The girls take anti-rejection drugs that sap their ability to fi

With fewer kids vaccinated, more Minn. schools vulnerable

"Herd immunity" is lost in one-third of state schools, several of which have had chickenpox outbreaks since 2017. That's the same year unvaccinated children helped drive a measles outbreak.

Finding the next generation of antibiotics: Fighting one germ with another

March 21
Yale pulmonary and critical care physician Dr. Jon Koff talks with Ella Balasa, 26, of Richmond, Va., after her treatment at the Winchester Chest Clin
At least 23,000 Americans die every year as a direct result of an antibiotic-resistant infection, and many more die from related complications.

Yoga may increase spine fracture risk with osteoporosis

March 21
People participated in a yoga class at the Tin Whiskers Brewing Company in St. Paul. A new Mayo Clinic study suggests that people with osteoporosis sh
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US experts revisit breast implant safety after new concerns

U.S. medical authorities are revisiting the safety of breast implants used by millions of American women, the latest review in an ongoing debate about their potential health effects.
National
10:45am
Members of National Nurses United at a speech by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) about health care.

'Medicare for All' stirs up divisive issues for 2020 Dems

The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
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Rambo Islas, 8 months, is held by his mother Maria Islas, as he gets a shot for a vaccine administered by RN, Nicole Ives at the Dallas County Health

Look up vaccination rates at more than 2,900 Minnesota schools and day cares

Hundreds of Minnesota schools and child care centers face an increased risk of measles outbreaks because not enough of their students have been vaccinated against the disease, according to a Star Tribune data analysis.
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10:10am

Mass school sickness blamed on spicy food, sympathy vomiting

Public health officials in North Carolina say the sudden onslaught of mass vomiting at an elementary school wasn't caused by a nefarious disease, but rather fruit-flavored concentrate, spicy food and "sympathetic vomiting."
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10:10am

What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables

Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile.
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8:30am

Sheriff: Juvenile charged in shooting death of newborn baby

Authorities say a juvenile has been charged in the shooting death of a newborn baby at a home in North Carolina.
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12:30am

Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.
Nation
March 24
Lifestyle changes, like running, may have played a role in the improved statistics.

Fatal heart attacks are at historic low

Although heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, chances of dying of a heart attack are now at a “historic…
Variety
March 24

California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination.
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March 24

Dallas-area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls

Police say a Dallas-area woman was mauled to death by her two pit bull terriers as she tried to feed them at a veterinary clinic where the dogs were in quarantine for a prior attack.
National
March 24

New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.
Variety
March 24

FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate.
National
March 24

Florida may boost regulation of cosmetic surgery clinics

Choeun Nuon traveled from her home in California to a Miami-area cosmetic surgery clinic to have a so-called Brazilian butt lift in February 2017. Instead of recovering after the procedure, the 32-year-old mother of two began slipping in and out of consciousness.
Business
March 23

Drug prices on TV? Stay tuned for the sticker shock

Trump wants drug companies to disclose prices in ads.
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March 23
It doesn’t matter how you were injured or how severe it is: Proper rehabilitation is necessary.

Don't try to just walk away from an ankle injury

With most injuries, physical therapy is crucial to proper healing.
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March 23
One example of a trigger warning was at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, which advised audience members about loud noises, violent scenes an

New research shows that 'trigger warnings' are neither helpful nor harmful

More research needed on the alerts used to warn of disturbing material.
National
March 23

AP FACT CHECK: McCain can't respond but his record speaks

President Donald Trump says John McCain failed his fellow veterans, stained public policy and took anti-Trump fake news to the FBI before the 2016 election.
National
March 23

Eau Claire County agency prepares meals at ex-nursing home

Kitchen staff arrive at the former Fall Creek Valley Care Center at 4:30 to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to make nutritious meals for close to 400 seniors in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties.
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March 22
In this Monday, March 4, 2019 photo, Dr. Allison Magnuson, left, speaks with patient Nancy Simpson at the Pluta Cancer Center in Rochester, N.Y. Befor

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.…
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March 22

Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK

The Ohio Department of Health is ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a divided federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that blocks public money for the group.