A buzzing bracelet created by a St. Louis Park startup seeks to counteract a condition known as trichotillomania — the habitual, often subconscious,

St. Louis Park startup receives grant to test bracelet to prevent hair pulling

HabitAware received $300,000 federal grant to test non-pharmaceutical approach.

Medical care is growing dangerously distant for women in rural America

August 16
Kela Abernathy held her son Kaleb, who was born eight weeks premature along with his twin sister, at a hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The hospital is
As more hospitals close, obstacles for medical care grow dangerously distant for some women

How opioids radically alter brain's structure

August 17
When it comes to drug habits, the effect on the brain can be dramatic.
Neuroscientists' discoveries may improve addiction treatment, make medicine safer.
National
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Wisconsin Hmong community support, therapy program to close

After Xao Her's husband died in 2004, the Kajsiab House was her refuge. She healed in the community support and therapy program at Journey Mental Health Center created specifically for Hmong individuals like her.
Local
August 17
The Minneapolis skyline was dulled by Canadian grass fires in this July 6 photo. Another round is expected this weekend. File photo by JEFF WHEELER ï

Air quality alert for Canadian smoke is expanded to include Twin Cities

Pollution alert in effect until noon Sunday includes Twin Cities.
Inspired
August 17
As part of their exposure to the great outdoors, kids used binoculars during a nature hike at Hidden Falls Regional Park.

Twin Cities Y says 'Get Outdoors' to help cure modern-day maladies

The year-round nature initiative is aimed at all demographics: kids, adults, seniors, city dwellers and suburbanites.
Variety
August 17

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park

A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities say they caught him with 32 bags of the drug, police said Friday.
Variety
August 17
A wide staircase at the new Manhattan headquarters of Delos Living, which created the Well Building Standard certification program. From standing desk

How healthy is your office? New wellness standards promote worker well-being

New wellness standards for buildings include everything from indoor air quality to snack foods.
National
August 17

Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

A decade after first appearing in the United States, synthetic marijuana is seen as a growing health danger.Some marijuana smokers turned to it because it…
Variety
August 17

Feed your child's sense of self

Here are some eating guidelines, not rules, that satisfy picky toddlers and active teens.
Variety
August 17

Chicago couple makes scrapbooks to preserve history, memory

Anne and Bruce Hunt of Chicago have made scrapbooks for years, amassing 48 and counting.
Variety
August 17

Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players?

During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy.
Variety
August 17

Former NFL linebacker credits yoga for saving his life

Keith Mitchell only ever considered himself a football player. It was a label he willingly claimed for so long. When that was ripped away, he was lost.
Variety
August 17

Tackle this: NFL players benefit from regular yoga practice

Without stretching, New York Giants offensive lineman Chad Wheeler folds his 6-foot-7, 317-pound frame over far enough to place his palms flat on the ground. His knees are straight but not fully locked, because that's poor form, and he can comfortably hold himself there — he's that flexible.
Variety
August 17

Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant.
Variety
August 17

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field.
Variety
August 16
New York University's Langone Medical Center in New York, May 3, 2013. Citing concerns about "overwhelming financial debt" for students, the New York

NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

New York University is offering free tuition for all of its medical students.
Science
August 16

Health briefs: Feeling dizzy, lightheaded when standing may be risk factor for future dementia

Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up may be a risk factor for stroke and dementia years down the road, a study reported. The…
Variety
August 16
FILE - In this July 8, 2016, file photo, a pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Sacramento, Calif. U.S

US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag.
Variety
August 16

Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

Health officials are urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles after three cases of the disease were reported in a Florida county, among more than 100 cases throughout the U.S. this year.
National
August 16

The Latest: Beach where shark attacked closed through Friday

The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local):
National
August 16

Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids.
Variety
August 16

Woman sues surgeon who wrongly removed her kidney

An Iowa woman is suing a South Dakota surgeon and his practice for wrongly removing one of her kidneys.