Kimberlyn Garcia, right, meets alone with pediatrician Dr. Karen Bernstein prior to the 13-year-old's mother, Gloria Garcia, joining them during an ap

About half of teens have never talked to doctor alone, study finds

There are many reasons a doctor would want to begin discussing topics such as mental health, sexual and reproductive health early.

St. Louis Park firms releases app to preps hospitals for drug shortages

December 13
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently lists 110 drugs on its shortage list, with many of them being generic and lower cost versions of steri
St. Louis Park-based firm predicts likely shortages, which can drive up prices.

DNA rearrangement may be behind Alzheimer's disease

December 14
A major new study on Alzheimer’s disease provides previously unknown evidence of how the slow-moving, brain-robbing illness may originate.
DNA is altered during patient's life, study says.
National
11:35am

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of legal cannabis.
Variety
10:05am

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

California marijuana producers are seeing a higher percentage of buds, oils and other products clear strict safety tests.
Variety
9:05am

Insider Q&A: CVS Health CEO seeks bigger role in your care

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo wants customers to think about more than prescriptions and shampoo when they visit his company's drugstores.He expects the stores to…
TV & Media
December 16

Concussions prompt more Wisconsin players to leave football

The hit that put Walker Williams' brain over the edge — leaving him with ongoing headaches, mood swings, ringing in his ears, depression, anxiety and short-term memory problems — was nothing out of the ordinary.
National
December 16

Poultry growers lean heavily on government-backed loans

After 20 years, Mississippi chicken farmer Kevin Kemp is getting out of the chicken business.He raised millions of pounds of chicken since 1996, alongside his…
Business
December 15
President Barack Obama signed into law the Affordable Health Care for America Act during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 2

Judge's ruling renews debate across U.S. over health care law

Democrats vow to defend Affordable Care Act while Republicans could try for a new deal.
Local
December 15
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Despite ACA ruling, nothing changes for Minnesota

With the ruling likely to be appealed, it will likely take months for it to go through the court process.
Variety
December 15
Neighbors Andrea Page and Peter Jorgensen were two of several neighbors clearing the sidewalk of their Minneapolis neighborhood which had still yet to

Snow shoveling shouldn't be deadly

Most people don't know what happens inside their body when they are outside in cold weather.
Business
December 15
The HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down wit

U.S. judge overturns Obama health care law

The ruling out of Texas, which threw a dagger into the Affordable Care Act, came on the eve of the deadline for Americans to sign up for coverage in the federal insurance exchange created under the law.
Inspired
December 14
Sherri Taggart helps her son Jack, 14, hang some Christmas lights. Jack is recovering from leukemia and the family has received help from the Pinky Sw

Pinky Swear Foundation helps families of children with cancer pay the bills

The Minnesota foundation gives away $1 million a year to families facing childhood cancer.
National
December 14

Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country.
Variety
December 14

Court: Testimony from OxyContin maker must be unsealed

A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world's largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public.
National
December 14

Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men's prison.
Variety
December 14

Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

Three Alaska groups sued Friday to demand the Environmental Protection Agency enforce the cleanup of some of the nation's most polluted winter air around the state's second-largest city.
Inspired
December 14
Nurse Heather Grace demonstrated how to change a tracheostomy tube on Pediatric Hal, a simulated 5-year-old patient who helps health care providers tr

Meet Hal: A robot that helps train health workers for a crisis

Increasingly sophisticated simulators are on the front lines of health care workers' training.
National
December 14

The Latest: Kansas telemedicine abortion ban's fate in doubt

The Latest on the legal battle over banning telemedicine abortions in Kansas (all times local):
National
December 14

Arkansas lawmakers eye more abortion restriction next year

Arkansas' predominantly Republican Legislature is preparing to take up new abortion restrictions when lawmakers convene next month, even as the state's past efforts to restrict the procedure remain caught up in legal fights.
National
December 14

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they…
Science
December 14
FILE - In this April 29, 2012 file photo, a woman diagnosed with diabetes gives herself an injection of insulin at her home in the Los Angeles suburb

Health briefs: By 2030, insulin need may overwhelm the supply

  As people around the globe continue to get fatter, diabetes rates will continue to rise and insulin supplies will be in short supply, a…
Science
December 14

Can we inherit trauma?

In a disputed theory, some say suffering can mark genes and then be passed to future generations.