Minnesota's Native American health advocates use old games as new cures for obesity

Minnesota's Native American health advocates use old games as new cures for obesity

Two local Native Americans are leaders in a grass-roots movement to improve Native health by reviving the active ways of their ancestors.

U's medical school dean is leaving for Iowa

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Dr. Brooks Jackson, a prominent researcher from Johns Hopkins, leaves after three years in Minnesota.

Rash of heroin overdoses claims woman's life on White Earth Reservation

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Rash of heroin overdoses claims woman's life on White Earth Reservation
The four overdoses occurred late last week, according to authorities.
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Senate health deal could spare MinnesotaCare millions in cuts

Senators say Minnesota effort to lower insurance rates shouldn't cost state millions in federal health-care funding.
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Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) confer as...

A short-term health deal by senators _ with Trump's blessing

Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. Trump himself spoke approvingly of the deal, but some conservatives denounced it as an insurance company bailout, making its future uncertain.
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The Latest: Senators announce plan for insurance markets

The Latest on Congress and health care legislation (all times local):
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Nursing home owner closes last facility in Wisconsin

A nursing home owner says he's closing his third and last facility in western Wisconsin because Medicaid payments don't cover care costs. He also cited increased competition for such services.
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Bill would bar university staff from abortion clinic work

Anti-abortion advocates, and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, clashed with University of Wisconsin medical school leaders Tuesday over a proposal that would end an arrangement allowing UW doctors to perform abortions and train students, at Planned Parenthood.
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Cochran's illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging Senate

Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority in the Senate as they try pushing a partisan agenda are running smack into another complication — the sheer age and health issues of some senators.
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Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt.
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The Latest: Appeals court tosses award in talcum powder case

The Latest on Missouri appeals court ruling that vacated a $72 million award in an Alabama's woman's lawsuit that claimed talcum powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her cancer. (all times local):
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The Latest: Friend says Florida woman bawled before trip

The Latest on the case of a Nebraska man charged with assisting in his girlfriend's suicide (all times local):
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The Latest: Anti-abortion bill pits UW against GOP

The Latest on bill banning University of Wisconsin employees from working at Planned Parenthood (all times local):
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Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend's death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn't find any tumors.
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October 17

Book's challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years.
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October 17

Attorney: Convicted tax schemer is too fat for prison

The attorney for a 72-year-old Florida man who was convicted in a tax scheme is using obesity to try to keep his client out of prison.
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October 17

Penn State fraternity faces underage drinking charges

A fraternity at Penn State University is facing charges of furnishing liquor to minors after two underage women were hospitalized for alcohol poisoning.
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October 16

Helmet maker vows fight against Hernandez concussion lawsuit

Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have filed in Massachusetts against it and the NFL.
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October 16

Nebraska man charged with helping girlfriend kill herself

A Nebraska man faces an assisted suicide charge after he helped his girlfriend kill herself in the woods, authorities said.
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October 16

How having a sense of purpose keeps older adults healthy and happy

Experts advise spending more time on activities that bring joy or using work skills in a new way.
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October 16

Mom: Hospital is endangering toddler son for dad's mistakes

A mother says an Atlanta hospital is unfairly endangering her 2-year-old son because of his father's mistakes.
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October 16

Correction: Pain Gap story

In a story Oct. 12 about the worldwide gap in pain relief medication, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a Stanford University psychiatry professor. His name is Keith Humphreys, not Humpreys.
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October 16

'A tremendous heart' - woman remembers aunt lost in fires

Dozens of people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include couple who had been married for decades, a…