Michael Osterholm, shown in 2017, and the U’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy are taking key initial steps to identify other poten

University of Minnesota experts to examine weak links in nation's medicine pipeline

Boosted by a $5.4 million gift, they will suggest ways U.S. can avoid shortages.

For older black men, a lifesaving push for more prostate cancer tests

January 17
“People [in the black community] need to take this very seriously,” said William Powell, who had a PSA screening that revealed he had prostate can
Doctors fight for greater testing for prostate cancer in black men.

4 races in 4 days: Disney's Dopey Challenge puts runners through their paces

January 17
Snow White and all Seven Dwarfs turned out for the first challenge in 2014.
Participants run a 5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, half marathon on Saturday and the marathon on Sunday. That's 48.6 miles of legwork in all.
Music
9:04pm
This photo provided by HCA Healthcare’s Methodist Children’s Hospital shows Justin Timberlake visiting patients at the San Antonio, Texas hospital

Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children's hospital

Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for the patients at a Texas children's hospital.
Variety
3:05pm

Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

A lawyer for the family of an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth in a long-term care facility said she is not in a coma as previously reported.
Variety
11:40am

New York City gives letter grades for food cart cleanliness

Will your favorite hot dog stand be getting an "A''?
National
January 19

Ohio Health Department investigates doctor for deaths

The state Department of Health is investigating a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl for 27 gravely ill patients who died at an Ohio hospital system.
Local
January 18
Dr. Rod Christensen, Allina’s vice president for medical operations, blamed faulty patient-cost projections in the federal Next Generation Accountab

In pursuit of better health care for less money, Minnesota hospitals show uneven results

Uneven performance by Minnesota hospitals and clinics in a national experiment on accountability in health care shows that the state has a long way to go.
Business
January 18
A new study found that U.S. counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths invol

Study links drugmaker gifts to doctors to overdose deaths

WASHINGTON – A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the…
National
January 18

Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don't comply.
Variety
January 18

Facility where comatose woman gave birth faces new complaint

A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth said Friday that it's investigating another patient's allegation of physical abuse.
National
January 18

Sen. King treating prostate cancer again, won't affect work

Sen. Angus King of Maine says he is resuming treatment for prostate cancer, but the radiation therapy won't affect his work.
Variety
January 18

Johnsonville recalls ground pork over possible contamination

Johnsonville LLC has recalled more than 48,000 pounds (21,800 kilograms) of raw ground frozen pork patties that may be contaminated with materials including black rubber.
National
January 18

15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal

Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without a criminal record.
National
January 18

3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

Michigan's attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate "without fear or favor" the scandal over Flint's lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public.
National
January 18

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic, is likely…
Minneapolis
January 18

Sex abuse allegations from 15 years ago lead to license revocation for Mpls. psychologist

A judge and a state board found that he should be held accountable even though he's no longer practicing.
Nation
January 18

What to buy every month in 2019

A new year brings an expectation to set the perfect resolution.Here's an idea: Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but…
Variety
January 18

Woman sues luxury resort after severe allergic reaction

A luxury Massachusetts resort has been sued by a woman with a nut allergy who landed in the hospital after being served a veggie burger containing cashews.
Variety
January 18

Perdue recalls chicken nuggets due to wood contamination

Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds (30,844 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with wood.
West Metro
January 17
The Hennepin County Government Center. The County Board has put on hold its key mental health initiative to create secure psychiatric beds at the coun

New Hennepin County mental health facility on hold

County study says vacant building not an affordable option for secure facility.
Science
January 17

Health briefs: Artificial sweeteners aren't good or bad, review shows

Artificial sweeteners offer no health benefits, a large review of studies found. But it found no proof of harm, either. Researchers, who looked at 35…
Science
January 17
Dee Reynolds, who was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Type C, an inherited disease that almost invariably occurs in childhood, in her home in Virginia, De

Investigators take on rarest cases, patients suffering diseases with no name

Patients with diseases with no names fight for answers