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
8:00pm

McCain treated for viral infection, returns home to Arizona

Republican Sen. John McCain has returned home to Arizona after being hospitalized for a viral infection while battling brain cancer and will miss a crucial Senate vote on the GOP tax package, his office said Sunday.
National
7:40pm

The Latest: McCain treated for viral infection, doctor says

The Latest on Sen. John McCain (all times local):
Variety
5:59pm
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship in 2016.

332 Royal Caribbean passengers fall ill with stomach virus

More than 300 passengers on a cruise ship that docked at Port Everglades fell ill with a stomach virus.
National
1:00pm

Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted

That legal weed you'll be able to buy in California on New Year's Day may not be as green as it seems.
National
1:00pm

Business owner, Idaho town clash over pot extract's legality

A small-business owner with high hopes of selling oil extracted from cannabis plants in staunchly anti-marijuana Idaho has found himself lost in the weeds with local officials who say such products might be illegal in the state.
Variety
December 17

Fear of losing heritage drives Cherokee Nation opioid case

Cherokee Nation officials say fear of losing the tribe's heritage is driving a lawsuit alleging distributors and retailers of prescribed medications have contributed to opioid abuse within the tribe.
Variety
December 17

Man dies of suspected CO poisoning in NE Minnesota cabin

A northeastern Minnesota man has died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a cabin.
National
December 17

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
December 16

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
December 16
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.