Surgeons who are rude to patients may pose problem in OR, study says

Surgeons who are rude to patients may pose problem in OR, study says

The researchers say their results show why it's important to speak up when doctors behave badly.

God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit: Minnesota hospital chaplains adapt to diversity

February 18
God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit: Minnesota hospital chaplains adapt to diversity
More than 520,000 patients checked into Minnesota hospitals last year, carrying religious baggage that wasn't as neatly packed as it used to be.

What is a modified ketogenic diet, and should you try it?

February 17
What is a modified ketogenic diet, and should you try it?
This high-fat, low-protein and low-carb way of eating once was used to treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders.
National
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AP FACT CHECK: The audacity of hype

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.
West Metro
February 18

Legionnaires' outbreak in Hopkins fuels effort to regulate cooling towers

Legionnaires' disease was linked to a tower, but it took an agency two weeks to find the specific one.
National
February 18

Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use

Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem.
Local
February 18
Nearly two years after launching a statewide abuse reporting hot line, Minnesota regulators are overwhelmed by a deluge of new reports alleging abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults in nursing homes, hospitals and other state-licensed facilities.

Minn. health regulators can't keep up with abuse reports

Flooded hot line has families of vulnerable adults waiting months for investigations.
Variety
February 18

Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids

Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run."
World
February 18

China rattled by bird flu outbreak

Sales of live poultry were banned in some regions.
Variety
February 18

Former Casper doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients

Prosecutors have formally charged a former Casper doctor accused of sexually assaulting six female patients.
South Metro
February 18

Rollerblade inventor now creates SkyRide, a human-powered roller coaster

The SkyRide technology on display in Waconia aims to "merge commercial fitness to the roller coaster industry."
Stage & Arts
February 18

NY's Met Museum offers exercise amid world-class art

World-class art, meet sweaty aerobics.
National
February 18

AP FACT CHECK: The audacity of hype

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.
National
February 18

Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap

Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That's a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to talk more with their babies — and recording their attempts.
Science
February 17

Health briefs: Report looks to the future of gene editing

Don’t expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to…
Variety
February 17

Sargento expands cheese recall, cuts ties with supplier

Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods Inc., is expanding a voluntary recall of some cheeses due to a possible bacterial contamination.
Science
February 17

Misophonia sufferers: Scientists may have found the root of your pain

Brain scans of misophonia sufferers show that particular sounds, like eating and drinking, cause the part of their brain that processes emotions to go into overdrive.
Science
February 17

Obesity counseling a bright spot in health equity report

Increased physician counseling in and of itself might not eliminate health disparities, but over time, it could make a dent in child obesity rates.
Variety
February 17

NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues.
Science
February 17

What do animal welfare labels really mean?

The growing number of labels are meant to assure shoppers that the cattle, pigs or chickens were treated well. But they may just as easily sow confusion or even mislead.
Movies
February 17

Hugh Jackman says he's 'fine' after latest skin cancer bout

Hugh Jackman arrived at the premiere of "Logan" with a small bandage on his nose after taking to Twitter to announce he had been treated for skin cancer once again.
Variety
February 17
In this Jan. 24, 2017, photo, face transplant recipient Andy Sandness...

AP Exclusive: Twin tragedies give survivor a new face

He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man.
Variety
February 17

AP Explains: Why there's a US surge in mumps despite vaccine

Fifty years ago, mumps was once a childhood rite of passage of puffy cheeks and swollen jaws. That all changed with the arrival of a vaccine in the late 1960s, and mumps nearly disappeared.