New hospital in Brooklyn Park shows demand for pediatric mental health care

New hospital in Brooklyn Park shows demand for pediatric mental health care

Opening of 50-bed facility in Brooklyn Park fills a need for mental health, crisis services.

Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer's hits

September 1
Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer's hits
One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

States urged to help prevent accidental drownings of kids

September 1
States urged to help prevent accidental drownings of kids
Minnesota measure would provide free swim lessons to students.
Movies
September 1

'Concussion' director says no compromises were made for NFL

A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film "Concussion" is already sparking controversy.
Variety
September 1

Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox

All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central leaders may have been exposed.
Variety
September 1

FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk.
Variety
September 1

Yahoo CEO to give birth to twins while tackling turnaround

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is going to give birth to twins while trying to deliver a long-promised turnaround at the struggling Internet company.
Nation
September 1

Fewer Americans are smoking cigarettes on a regular basis

Cigarette smoking hit a record low in the first three months of the year, with 15.2 percent of U.S. adults lighting up on a regular…
Variety
September 1

Valeant and Dollar Tree are big market movers

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
September 1

Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.
September 1

Legionnaires' outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall

Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened.
Variety
September 1

Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says

Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number — and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Variety
September 1

Suspect in officer attack had history of mental illness

A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney.
Variety
September 1

Volunteers recognize mentally ill buried in unmarked graves

For almost 80 years, no one is thought to have visited Peter Gauslin's grave.
Variety
August 31

US adult smoking rate dips to 17 percent

A new government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults continues to fall.
Variety
August 31

4th Legionnaires' disease death at Illinois veterans' home

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported two more deaths from Legionnaires' disease in an outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.
Variety
August 31

California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths

Even after several patients died of overdoses, a California doctor charged in their deaths kept passing out prescriptions for powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes, often without physical exams and despite red flags that she could be feeding addictions, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.
Variety
August 31

Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg

A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention of rescuers with a whistle she carried for moments of crisis, authorities said Monday.
August 31

Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case

A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.
Variety
August 31

Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall

Blue Bell ice cream is back.
Health
August 31
Jeff Metzdorff, co-owner of Mill City Running in Northeast Minneapolis...

Twin Cities 'run-commuters' leave the rat race in their dust

A nascent but fervent few workers are run-commuting in the Twin Cities and beyond. No car, transit pass or bicycle is necessary — just a well-hewn pair of running shoes and a plan for cleanup upon arrival on the job.
Health
August 31

Want to run better? Easy tips can make big strides

We were born to run. So why would anyone need a lesson in something so primal? Turns out there’s a market for learning how to run. Here are experts' tips on proper form.
Variety
August 31

A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains

A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.