Inspired
September 10
Brianna Boone is a staff attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and the designated attorney for the health care legal partnership at C

Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota bolsters health of children with on-site attorney

Brianna Boone has long been drawn to work that improves the lives of people living on the margins, but she never imagined where she'd set up shop.
September 10

Parents, Frat leaders launch national anti-hazing effort

Tim Piazza and Marquise Braham told their parents they just wanted to make some new friends by joining fraternities while away at college. Neither got much of a chance: They died before their 20th birthdays, after brutal fraternity hazing rituals.
September 9

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation

Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said — even though Goudge had a friend ready to donate, no matter those odds.
September 9

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's not-so-strong Medicare, economy myths

Eager to dismiss his critics, President Donald Trump is fabricating the circumstances regarding jobs, the economy and the social safety net.
Local
September 9
Blood pressure testing

Program monitoring blood pressure made a noteworthy discovery before its end

Telemonitoring blood pressure was helpful, but results were temporary.
September 9

Stand Up To Cancer raises best-ever $123 million in pledges

Stand Up To Cancer says its sixth celebrity-filled telethon was its most successful yet.
September 9

Hot, dry summer bringing fewer cases of Lyme disease

New England's hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay.The Northeastern states — which are some of the worst…
September 9

Convenience shops go healthy as millennials choose wellness

In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn and there are vegan ice cream bars and a dizzying selection of organic produce and craft beer on tap.
September 9

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation

Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said — even though Goudge had a friend ready to donate, no matter those odds.
September 9

A model with Down syndrome fulfills her fashion week dream

Marian Avila, a 21-year-old Spanish model with Down syndrome, fulfilled her dream to walk at New York Fashion Week thanks to an Atlanta designer she met through the magic of social media.
Science
September 8
Children played in Matthews Park in Minneapolis in 2015. “Play is not frivolous,” the American Academy of Pediatrics said.

Pediatricians recommend a dose of play for healthy kids

It's a prescription for healthy development and success, the doctors say.
Local
September 8
Preschool children participated in a Sunday art project at The Well United Methodist Church in Rosemount, which has worked to integrate children with

Some Twin Cities churches learning/striving to accommodate children with disabilities

One in four children who have learning disabilities, developmental delays, anxiety and behavioral disorders never attend church, a study indicated.
September 8

Wisconsin man forms group to combat heroin addiction

About six months after he stopped using heroin, one of Jimpat Schweinsberg's closest friends died of an overdose.
Local
September 7
Hydrocodone is a popular prescription semi-synthetic opioid that is used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Minn. will speed access to patients' opioid treatment drugs

Minnesota's Medicaid program will remove one of the biggest obstacles facing patients who need drug therapy, cutting the red tape that doctors say has impeded their ability to prescribe treatment medications for opioid addiction.
September 7
Cardi B dropped out of Bruno Mars' tour after having a baby: "I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing.”

More celebrities get real about the challenges of motherhood

Cardi B, Serena Williams and others are airing their struggles with postpartum depression, delivery complications, stretch marks and more.
September 7

EPA's review of mercury rules could remake its methods for valuing human life and health

Modifying the rule could have an effect far beyond any immediate concerns about the release of toxic mercury into the air and water.
September 7
Crystal, a four-year-old Australian Shepherd, had become lethargic. Her gums were pale. Veterinarian Larry Cowgill explains the dog’s immune system

Pioneering therapies are savings lives — of dogs and cats

The University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a showcase of pioneering therapies, advanced technologies and elite researchers.
September 7

Corrections waited 2 years to report inmate to regulators

The state Department of Corrections waited more than two years to notify state regulators about nurses who didn't get an ailing inmate at Wisconsin's youth prison to a doctor for days.
September 7

AP Exclusive: Stable costs may shift 'Obamacare' politics

After two years of double-digit premium hikes, millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest increases next year, according to an exclusive analysis that highlights the changing politics of health care heading into the midterm elections.
September 7

The Latest: Analysts say insurers figuring out 'Obamacare'

The Latest on Affordable Care Act health insurance premiums (all times local):