Local
August 23, 2019
A Juul vape device in New York, April 4, 2018.

Minnesota reports 11 new lung injury cases linked to vaping

Teen illnesses requiring hospital care first emerged in the Midwest but have now been reported nationwide.
Local
August 22, 2019
DHS Acting Commissioner Pam Wheelock spoke during a Aenate hearing about recent events in the Minnesota Department of Human Services at the Minnesota

Feds order state to give improper Medicaid payments back

Federal officials say the Department of Human Services paid chemical-dependency treatment facilities illegally.
Minneapolis
August 21, 2019
Ray Brooks and his dog, Tori Tornado, a Chihuahua and terrier mix, live in Clare Housing Midtown, near Hiawatha Avenue and East Lake Street.

Mpls. HIV housing community gets federal funding

Clare Housing will get $950,000 to continue helping people living with HIV.
Local
August 21, 2019
This 1948 Tucker was never finished in the factory, but a collector bought the incomplete vehicle and, using original Tucker parts, assembled the car.

Rare Tucker automobile will be auctioned for Mayo Clinic cancer research

One of the Tucker cars will go on the auction block later Aug. 31, with the proceeds benefiting Mayo Clinic's cancer research program.
East Metro
August 21, 2019
Social worker Kara Haroldson, standing second from left, with officers Justin Tiffany and Lori Goulet as they checked on a man.

St. Paul police join with Ramsey County to expand mental health team

The number of calls involving mental illness have more than doubled to 12,000 a year in a decade's time.
Minneapolis
August 20, 2019
Lake Nokomis Beach was closed due to high bacteria levels on Aug. 13.

Illness cases at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis grow to 69

Only six of the 12 public beaches in Minneapolis remain open.
Local
August 20, 2019
A man displays his Juul electronic cigarette while shopping at a convenience store in Hoboken, N.J.

Minnesota teens with asthma more likely to vape

Researchers wanted to find out how vaping affected teens and young adults with asthma.
Nation
August 18, 2019
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II lifts off during testing at Edwards Air Force Base on March 19, 2013. The Air Force has begun to look at whether

U.S. Navy and Air Force pilots push for earlier cancer screenings

"We are dropping like flies in our 50s from aggressive cancers," a retired Air Force pilot warned. He cited prostate and esophageal cancers, lymphoma and glioblastomas that have struck fellow pilots he knew, commanded or flew with.
Minneapolis
August 16, 2019
Walkers participating in the Susan G Komen 3-Day trek approached a pit stop near Brackett Recreation Center in Minneapolis. Walker Suzy Warren of Cent

Komen 3-Day trek is the last scheduled for the Twin Cities

The foundation is cutting back on the number of fundraising walks, from seven cities to four, and the Twin Cities didn't make the cut, an organizer confirmed.
Minneapolis
August 16, 2019
Lake Nokomis Beach was closed due to high bacteria levels Tuesday August 13, 2019 in Minneapolis.

Lake Nokomis bacteria outbreak grows to 49; beaches closed for season

The south Minneapolis lake's two beaches will be closed for the rest of the season out of an "abundance of caution," Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board officials said.
Variety
August 15, 2019
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Are artificial sweeteners good for you?

Whole foods and water are more healthful choices.
Science
August 15, 2019
“Concierge clinics” give patients unlimited access to physicians and other providers for a monthly fee.

A growing model in Minnesota: Paying doctors like fitness clubs

Monthly fees for primary "concierge" care is growing in Minnesota.
Science
August 15, 2019
An Air Force study said “pilots have greater environmental exposure to ultraviolet and ionizing radiation.”

Do fighter pilots have greater prostate cancer risk?

At the heart of the study was a question about extended exposure in the cockpit to radiation.
Science
August 15, 2019

Health briefs: Statins provide heart benefits past age 75, study says

Statins are proven effective in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, but some studies suggests that after age 75, the risks outweigh the benefits. Now…
Science
August 15, 2019
Hospital often showcase ‘da Vinci robots in hernia screenings, but experts say there’s no firm evidence that it provides better outcomes for herni

As more hospitals offer hernia screenings, experts urge caution

Some experts say it may be prompting people to have unneeded surgeries.
Minneapolis
August 14, 2019
Wendy Butter made her way toward the Lake Nokomis beach on a paddle board hoping not to fall in on Wednesday in Minneapolis.

E. coli leads to record number of beach closures in Minneapolis

An overwhelming amount of rain — and one potentially sick swimmer — has led to a summer ruined by the bacteria.
Politics
August 14, 2019
A group of Minnesotans stood outside Shoppers Drug Market pharmacy in Fort Frances, Ontario, in May with three-months supplies of insulin they bought.

Diabetes advocates call for action as emergency insulin funding debate continues

Lawmakers again take up effort to help, but funding is still a sticking point.
Minneapolis
August 14, 2019
Mia Gonzalez, 2, enjoyed the swings on the beach with her family from Texas, including her aunt Alya Gonzalez as they stayed clear of the water in Lak

Lake Nokomis beaches closed after E. coli sickens 3 kids

The Minneapolis lake's two popular beaches will remain shut down until further notice while the state Department of Health investigates. Health officials ask anyone who fell ill to contact them.
Variety
August 14, 2019
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All those vitamins and supplements you've been taking probably not worth it

Vitamin devotees should shift their loyalty from pills to making lifestyle changes.
Local
August 13, 2019
After having issued general warnings before, this is the first time Minnesota health officials have issued a public notice directly linking the use of

Teen lung diseases linked to vaping, Minn. Health Department reports

State health authorities are investigating the link between vaping and e-cigarettes and four cases of severe lung disease among teens and young adults that required prolonged hospital treatment.