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Ceallaigh Anderson Smart runs a charity with an unusual focus: traveling to impoverished countries to make photo portraits of people who don't have any pictures of their own.
The Sol Sisters treat sun-starved Minnesotans to a dose of warm light.
Read this story in a hushed tone to see if it evokes the brain-tingling sensation known as ASMR.
Maya Peterson was only 9 years old when she sold one of her beloved American Girl dolls and used that money to buy stock in…
Do snowflakes pack a hidden punch from toxic pollutants?
Taught by a doctor and a chef, U class focuses on better health through healthier eating.
Reading and socializing may help reduce the health risks of social isolation, making book clubs a hit with Minnesotans in senior homes.
You can tour the ultimate Harry Potter experience created by a Minnetonka business owner for her daughter's college graduation.
Hand-poked body art is going mainstream, worrying health experts.
"My heart was getting pulled," said the former Broadway dancer, who has traveled often to the island. "I thought, 'I've got to do something.' "
Most parents monitor teens' digital lives, but where does it become an invasion of privacy?
HealthPartners' annual candy exchange aims to set record.
Many kids of addicted parents have been orphaned or sent to live in foster homes or with relatives. Those who stay at home must fend for themselves.
Every step is a prayer for an Ojibwe woman who leads "water walks" to call attention to pollution in rivers, lakes and oceans.
Two local Native Americans are leaders in a grass-roots movement to improve Native health by reviving the active ways of their ancestors.
From an early age, music and Madeline Island figured prominently in the life of Thomas Vennum Jr. As a student at Blake School, he played…
Two Minnesota doctors on the front lines of the opioid epidemic describe the telltale warning signs of addiction to prescription painkillers.
One way to get rid of a louse-y problem is to heat the critters until they dry out. Concerns about chemical-resistant "super lice" are increasing demand for this method.
Despite exhortations about reducing cancer, many parents remain hesitant about HPV vaccine.
The 19-year-old who has challenged attitudes about the wearing of hijabs has broken yet another barrier — this time appearing in a new Nike ad campaign for a sneaker.
A father-daughter research team offers guidance for parenting teens in the digital age.
Symptoms of eye damage from the sun include blurriness and spotty vision.
Sounds, smells and memories inspire a Burnsville artist's vivid paintings, now on display.
Blowing out birthday candles causes an astronomical increase in bacteria covering the cake, a new study says.
Tips on how to find a trainer that fits your needs.
"To the Bone" fuels debate over whether graphic portrayal of eating disorders is safe for young viewers.
New project at the University of Minnesota aims to reduce the rate of C-section births among first-time moms.
"It is much higher than what I was expecting," said the study's lead researcher at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
We all scream for ice cream, but sometimes snarfing down a cold treat in a hurry makes us scream — in agony.
Fewer people are trying to lose weight amid a backlash against dieting and growing acceptance of being fat.
The longtime Minneapolis educator and legislator died June 29 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center following a stroke, said his daughter.
Warnings about an explosion in tick populations didn't pan out here.
Deep relaxation is hot as a remedy for pain, anxiety and other symptoms of modern life stress.
Language and cultural issues, as well as cost, created a barrier to fitness the two sisters wanted to break.
On average, doctors spend a mere 13 to 16 minutes per patient. Here's how to set the agenda for which health issues to cover during your appointment.
As Minnesotans, we pine for summer all winter, but we're not the only ones emerging from hibernation. To help you survive the season of bugs, here are five nasty ones to watch out for this summer.
His efforts to establish Cedar Lake Park contributed to the creation in 1995 of the pioneering Cedar Lake Trail.
Savage artist aims to cheer up children with vibrant murals.
The minimalist revolution has led some Minnesotans to shed possessions and embrace a no-frills life.
The daughter of the late boxing legend pulls no punches with her latest venture — a podcast on health.
Essential oils are a hot item in today's holistic healing world — touted as a natural way to improve your mood, ward off sickness and treat ailments such as arthritis, dry skin and allergies.
Seeing lives transformed by surgery is the reward for doctor who volunteers for the Children's Heart Project.
No matter how incongruous the notion of a model moonlighting as a housekeeper may seem, to Minnesota's Halima Aden, 19, there's nothing at all unusual about it. Both are part of who she is.
Minnesota medical professionals are working to overcome "transphobia."
Stand back – way back. Super slo-mo of a sneeze reveals that the germs travel a lot farther than had been thought.
TPT documentary aims national spotlight on looming Alzheimer's "epidemic" and its financial and emotional toll on families.
A 21-year-old Maple Grove man with cerebral palsy wanted to see 500 rock bands in 365 days. His dad made it happen.
Here's how to resist the urge to hibernate and binge-watch until spring.
When it came to fighting for justice, the Rev. William Rhodes Brice was never a bystander. In fact, he preferred to be on the front…
Trendy spa treatment creates light rays that produce heat.
These two men hadn't spoken in 20 years, but when one of them needed a kidney, the other gave his friend the gift of life.
St. Paul's 100-year-old Deaf Club still draws a crowd but fights to attract younger folks.
Don't try to imitate contestants' dramatic results, Cheryl Forberg says.
Dogs have higher rates of epilepsy than humans do, and Leppik believes a cannabis pill could do for canines what it's done for humans.
It's no shock that some of these foods are considered healthful and others are not. Can you figure out which are which? Be ready to be surprised.
For the first time, the nation’s largest pediatricians’ group is saying it’s OK to allow children younger than two to be exposed to television, tablet…
Binge watchers, you may want to hit the pause button for this: watching TV has been linked to more belly fat — even for people who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.
Use of supplements — including vitamins, minerals and herbs — has become a $32 billion industry.
"Pokémon Go" fanatics, rejoice! Your collection addiction may pay off in the long run, in the form of a longer life.
An exhaustive review of published studies on brain-training products incuding Lumosity, CogniFit and BrainHQ tests whether brain games can make you smarter.
For many of the runners in this weekend's Twin Cities Marathon, the reward for pushing themselves during the race will extend beyond the finish line in the form of a hidden perk: runner's high.
Warning: Playing with your cat could be hazardous to your health. According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there’s…
Parents are scrambling to deal with children's fear of shots now that doctors say to avoid the nasal spray.
Amid rising fears about "superbugs" that are resisitant to antibiotics, hospitals are still overusing antibiotics to treat patients.
Doctors are urging parents to ditch the spoon in favor of an oral syringe to measure medicine for young children, arguing that using spoons often…
Heated debate over a TV pilot for the series reached a boiling point at the West Bank Block Party, when a protest ended with arrests and police pepper-spraying the crowd.
Once embraced with enthusiasm and worn with pride, fitness trackers are now winding up in the bottom of a drawer months later.
John Hodowanic never did anything halfway. The former editor of Twin Cities magazine and president of the World Press Institute threw himself into every job…
Benjamin Franklin may have been on to something when he prescribed "early to bed" for better health.
Playing through the pain of a concussion doubles your recovery time. It also could lead to more severe symptoms, according to new research.
Can yoga help ease Parkinson's disease symptoms? A University of Minnesota researcher aims to find out.
If you’re reading this while sipping your second — or more — cup of coffee today, blame it on your genes. Scientists say they’ve identified…
A group of heart doctors is calling on parents to stop indulging children's sweet tooths by curbing the amount of added sugars in their kids' diets.
Minneapolis massage therapist offers free services with a goal of relaxation and a supported immune system.
A local archive of home remedies offers a glimpse into centuries-old maladies and natural cures.