The Centers for Disease Control has called childhood obesity in America a crisis. It is happening at a time when budget cuts are forcing many school districts to cut physical education programs. But a Twin Cities high school is teaming up with the University of Minnesota to fight for fitness.
The family of former Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard, who was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment Friday, donated his brain to medical researchers in Boston to try to determine if his rough and tough NHL career contributed to his death.
Dentists from across the country came to Minnesota Saturday to perform multiple root canals on a 15-year-old Bengal tiger named Titan.
A 23-year-old drunk driver, who hit and killed a former University of Minnesota student, was sentenced Monday to four years in prison.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. Fortunately, a new study is giving patients some hope.
You know those Publisher’s Clearing House Prize Patrol commercials? With the van and the balloons and the great big check? They are for real, and they shocked a family in Lake Elmo Saturday.
Hospital food is a punch line in a lot of movies and television comedies. You don’t even need to explain to get a laugh, just bring out the fiberglass tray and make a sour face.
Concerns over chemicals and kids are nothing new. You can now find BPA-free bottles and cups just about everywhere you go, but there are still other hazards to watch for.
Children today spend more time than ever in front of a screen and, as new study shows, it can damage their health down the road.
Healthcare costs can break any family, no matter how much they make. But a Minnesota company is offering thousands of dollars in help to middle-class families. However, few Minnesotans are taking advantage of it.
A 10-year University of Minnesota study of young people’s health found that young adult mothers have higher body mass indexes and poorer diets than young adult women without children.
A celebration ceremony was held in New Ulm Saturday for hundreds of Minnesota guardsmen and women who will be leaving soon to serve in Iraq.
The OrthoCor Active Knee System targets the joint with mild heat and a pulsed electromagnetic field.
An estimated 1.2 million Americans have suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis, according to the Steve and Dana Reeve Foundation. Beyond the statistics, however, the foundation is trying to get some of those people walking again. And a Minnesota teenager is determined to become one of them.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Rep. Michele Bachmann are teaming up to push for a new bridge over the St. Croix River.
In the kitchen, Salmonella can cause food poisoning. However, in the fight against cancer, it may become a powerful weapon.
Children with Vitamin D deficiencies are two and a half times more likely to be allergic to peanuts, according to a new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
If you had the chance to avoid getting the third-leading cancer killer, you would, right? Then why do half of us avoid having a colonoscopy? Avoidance could be risky, considering the odds of colorectal cancer.
University of Minnesota’s Medical School took its worries over budget cuts to state lawmakers Tuesday.
Ten-month-old Carolyn Cooper’s mom and dad take no small developments for granted.
If you are one of those people who starts scouting bathrooms anytime you are away from home, you may be among the 16 percent of adults with an overactive bladder.
Millions of people walk around with a potential time bomb inside and most do not know it. Medtronic now has a new device on the market to fight the so-called Silent Killer, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm or AAA.
As Valentine’s Day approaches it may be good to have your heart all aflutter. But, for up to three million Americans, it is a daily occurrence and that is not a good thing.
Good eating habits need to start young — really young, as in the first months of infancy.
The National Institute of Health says about 65 percent of babies use pacifiers and 45 percent of toddlers find comfort at their finger tips as thumb suckers. So, should parents worry? Just a little.