Outreach, monitoring help patients with depression plus heart disease, diabetes

Outreach, monitoring help patients with depression plus heart disease, diabetes

Medicare turned to HealthPartners in its testing of a new way for primary care clinics to treat this combination of chronic illnesses.

Epilepsy's threat of sudden death

August 25
Epilepsy's threat of sudden death
Doctors rarely tell their patients about SUDEP, a poorly understood phenomenon.

First tantalizing promise emerges for Alzheimer's therapies

August 25
First tantalizing promise emerges for Alzheimer's therapies
For first time, researchers see hope for ways to slow disease's progression.
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20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.
National
12:30pm

The Latest: Congressman leaves hospital after heart attack

The Latest on a heart attack suffered by a Nevada congressman (all times local):
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12:20pm

Negotiations resume Friday as Minnesota nurses strike looms

Negotiators will return to the bargaining table Friday in hopes of averting a nurses' strike at five Twin Cities hospitals.
National
12:20pm

Court: Texas death row inmate may have faked mental illness

A Texas death row inmate may have faked mental illness to avoid execution for the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and her daughter 23 years ago in Houston, a federal appeals court said.
National
11:35am

Hospital, hepatitis C outbreak victims reach settlement

Trinity Health and its hospital in Minot have agreed in principal on a legal settlement with 21 victims of the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history, though Trinity's legal fight with a nursing home where most people were sickened will continue.
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10:35am

Village residents with contaminated water speak at hearing

A man who helped uncover drinking water contamination in an upstate New York village has given an emotional account of his father's death from cancer.
Music
8:50am

Alicia Keys to pay tribute to Clive Davis during Black Ball

Alicia Keys is paying tribute to the record executive who offered her a recording contract more than 15 years ago at her charity's annual black-tie event.
Variety
6:05am

40 Virginia cases of Hepatitis A now linked to smoothies

Virginia health officials say there are now 40 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A that are connected to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations across the state, up from 28 cases less than a week ago.
National
August 29

Nevada congressman hospitalized after heart attack

A spokesman says U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy of Nevada is recovering after suffering a heart attack.
National
August 29

The Latest: Trump tweets on Abedin; Clinton rolls out mental health plan

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign. (all times EDT):
Nation
August 29

Zika virus spreads in Singapore

Global health officials stepped up defensive measures against Zika over the weekend as the virus continued to expand its reach at a rapid pace.Singapore reported…
National
August 29

VA: Ex-Marine who killed 3 in Baton Rouge did not have PTSD

Newly released medical records show a former Marine who ambushed and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers last month never saw combat in Iraq, but told doctors he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because a buddy showed him videos of maimed and decapitated bodies.
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August 29

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August 29

Om power: Minnesota study looking at yoga's ability to offset Parkinson's symptoms

Can yoga help ease Parkinson's disease symptoms? A University of Minnesota researcher aims to find out.
National
August 29

Traffic deaths rose a whopping 7.2 percent in 2015

Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That's the largest single-year increase in a half century.
Business
August 29

EpiPen maker to offer generic version at half price

Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that…
National
August 29

Detroit mayor cites progress in school health, safety fixes

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says officials have spent $2.5 million on school repairs and cite significant progress on conditions a week before doors open for the new academic year.
National
August 29

McConnell: Federal health care overhaul is 'crashing'

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts the federal health care overhaul is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the presidency and which party has the upper hand in Congress.
Variety
August 29

Coffee craving may be hard-wired to genes, research says

If you’re reading this while sipping your second — or more — cup of coffee today, blame it on your genes. Scientists say they’ve identified…
Variety
August 29

Orlando theme parks give free bug spray to ease Zika worries

Orlando's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellant to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount in Florida.