Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak successfully underwent a procedure Monday afternoon to remove a blockage from an artery. He’s recovering from a life-threatening heart attack which he suffered Saturday after cross-country skiing for nearly eight miles. Before Monday’s procedure, the former mayor continued his light-hearted banter on Twitter, posting a picture of himself in a hospital gown, framed as a GQ magazine cover.
More people could soon be put on drugs meant to lower cholesterol, thanks to new guidelines from the American Health Association and The American College of Cardiology. Doctors say statins are critical to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Police are asking for help in finding an 81-year-old west central Minnesota man who has been missing since Tuesday. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate Orlando Wayne Tollefson, who left Herman, Minn., at 5 p.m. Tuesday and didn’t return to his residence.
Having a baby isn’t always easy for couples, and fertility can be a sensitive topic.
New research shows that if you have a lot of red meat in your diet it could increase your risk of type-2 diabetes. A study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine says researchers followed more than 100,000 people for four years. People who ate half a serving less of red meat a day reduced their risk of diabetes by 14 percent. But those who added a half serving increased their diabetes risk nearly 50 percent.
The common wisdom that breakfast is the most important meal of the day just got another jolt of energy, as the University of Minnesota just announced results of a new study that links the meal to a decrease in risk for type 2 diabetes.
A former blockbuster diabetes drug is going under the FDA’s microscope again. New research suggests Avandia may be safer than first thought, although critics aren’t buying it. The FDA panel is looking at a new analysis on the drug, which shows it’s just as safe as older diabetes drugs.
Service dogs can do a lot of things — including alerting diabetics when their blood sugar is low. Dog trainers from North America and Europe are in the Twin Cities to learn about dogs like Grace.
The Minnesota Department of Health reports that the number of diabetes cases in the state has doubled in the last 20 years, and many adults may not even be aware they have it.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is using the Coke Polar Bears to get their anti-pop message out.
Diabetes now affects nearly 26 million people in the United States, up 2 million in two years. If you’re thinking this doesn’t affect you as there’s no history of diabetes in your family, you may want to think again.
There’s always a kid who’s unforgettable long after they leave high school. In Coon Rapids, the red-headed Billy Harper was a Cardinal football player and beloved student who melted plenty of hearts and minds.
Love puppies and helping people? Then a Minnesota organization could use your help.
Paula Deen never said she was teaching us how to cook healthy food. But when she announced she’s had Type 2 diabetes for three years, all the while instructing America on the virtues of butter, critics couldn’t resist calling her a hypocrite. But does poor eating lead to Type 2 diabetes, or is it all in the genes?
In the United States, there are more than 25 million diabetics. So, the chance to keep more people from having to depend on insulin for the rest of their lives is worth trying — especially for children.