Gillette Children's hospital celebrates 120th, still a rarity in the treatment of children with disabilities

Gillette Children's hospital celebrates 120th, still a rarity in the treatment of children with disabilities

Nonprofit is still only one of a handful offering long-term care for rare disorders and injuries.

University of Minnesota names new medical school dean

October 21
University of Minnesota names new medical school dean
Dr. Jakub Tolar is a renowned stem-cell researcher.

Sign of the times: Minnesota marathoners rank better with age

October 20
Sign of the times: Minnesota marathoners rank better with age
In a state-by-state breakdown of how marathoners rank, Minnesotans steadily move up the list as we age.
Variety
October 22

Boston Marathon bombing survivors award scholarship

Two amputee survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing are awarding a scholarship to a college sophomore who lost a leg to cancer as a child.
National
October 22

Jurors to begin deliberating in meningitis outbreak case

Jury deliberations are set to begin in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder in the 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people.
Variety
October 22

Fire-ravaged California city turns to hockey for respite

For one Sunday, the fires that staggered this small city and wiped out thousands of homes were an afterthought at Snoopy's Home Ice In Northern California.
Variety
October 22

Fire-ravaged California city turns to hockey for respite

For one Sunday, the fires that staggered this small city and wiped out thousands of homes were an afterthought at Snoopy's Home Ice In Northern California.
Variety
October 22

Fire-ravaged California city turns to hockey for respite

For one Sunday, the fires that staggered this small city and wiped out thousands of homes were an afterthought at Snoopy's Home Ice In Northern California.
East Metro
October 21
Gerard Murphy shared a hug with his friend Kathy Kehrberg who he donat...

Long-distance kidney donation links Minnesotan, New Zealanders

"I feel blessed," recipient says of the extraordinary gift. "You don't owe us a thing," donor says.
Variety
October 21

Second bacterium found in Louisiana mass food poisoning

Louisiana health officials say a second bacterium apparently contributed to the mass food poisoning that may have killed one person and apparently sickened more than 100 people who ate at a fundraiser.
Nation
October 21

Scarcity of mental health care in Appalachia creates cycle of trauma

Getting mental health services in the region is fraught with challenges. But the need is great.
Variety
October 21

Georgia Rep. Price says HIV comments taken out of context

Georgia Rep. Betty Price says her comments on people with HIV that ignited a national firestorm were "taken completely out of context."
Nation
October 21

Backyard chicken trend linked to spike in salmonella cases

DES MOINES – Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew…
Variety
October 21

2 deer on hunting ranch found with chronic wasting disease

Authorities say two white-tailed deer from a hunting ranch in Waupaca County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
National
October 21

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.
National
October 21

Court, for now, blocks immigrant teen's access to abortion

An appeals court is blocking, for now, an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling that the government should have time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of federal custody.
World
October 20
Morning smog envelops the skyline in Mumbai, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2...

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

Study links it to 9 million premature deaths in 2015.
Science
October 20
Sperm and Egg. Digital Composite.

Widely used test to gauge fertility is not always telling

Although anti-Mullerian hormone testing is one of the most common ways that doctors assess a woman's fertility, the value is not always what it seems.
Variety
October 20

The Latest: Navajo leader supported death penalty in case

The Latest on the sentencing of a man charged in the killing of a Navajo Nation girl (all times local):
Variety
October 20

More bison to join American Indian herd in Wyoming

Ten more buffalo are set to join a nascent herd on the starkly beautiful landscape of a Wyoming American Indian reservation, a project significant to tribal members who went over a century without living with the animals dear to their culture.
Business
October 20

FDA watching for med-tech shortages in wake of Puerto Rico power grid failure

Agency says its working with companies to prevent shortages of devices in U.S.
National
October 20

Wisconsin Assembly bills target Alzheimer's, dementia

Several proposals targeting Alzheimer's Disease and dementia are being circulated in the Wisconsin Legislature, the latest attempt to improve care both for patients and family members.
Local
October 20

Dayton, client advocates blast Minnesota HMO for $120M transfer

The move by Medica Health Plans is also reigniting a debate about the role of Minnesota's nonprofit health plans.