Minneapolis Diabetes Expo Teaches Health EatingDiabetes is a disease that affects millions of people. And this weekend, at the American Diabetes Expo, you can learn from experts how to live a healthy, full life.
Victim’s Family Angry At Road Rage SentencingThe man who shot a motorcyclist after a road rage incident was sentenced Wednesday. But the victim's family thinks the punishment should be more severe. A jury found 73-year-old Joseph Kadlec guilty of assault and reckless use of a firearm after shooting 31-year-old Kyle Ronning in the face during a road rage incident two years ago.
Medtronic, Sanofi Join On Diabetes Drugs, DevicesMedical device manufacturer Medtronic Inc. and French drugmaker Sanofi have joined in a project to develop new combinations of drugs and devices for diabetes care. The two major companies announced Saturday the "global strategic alliance," which they said was aimed at improving experience and results for people with diabetes around the world.
Rybak Undergoes Second Heart Procedure 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.
Doctors Want More People Watching Their CholesterolMore 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: Help Us Find Missing West Central MN ManPolice 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.
Fertility Touchy Subject As Women Wait Longer To Have KidsHaving a baby isn't always easy for couples, and fertility can be a sensitive topic.
Study: Red Meat Raises Diabetes RiskNew 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.
'U' Study: Breakfast Could Decrease Diabetes RiskThe 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.
Controversial Diabetes Drug Under FDA Microscope AgainA 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 Also Assist DiabeticsService 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.
Minnesota Diabetes Cases Doubled In Last 2 DecadesThe 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.