Local Foundation Works To Improve Health Of Newborn BabiesA Twin Cities mom has taken a medical crisis with her daughter and turned it into a crusade to improve the lives of newborns around the world.
Reality Check: Who Gets Paid Sick Days?Thousands of Minnesotans don't get paid when they don't work, and that could be making you sick.
2nd Medical Marijuana Manufacturer Offering DiscountAnother medical marijuana manufacturer in Minnesota is offering a discount amid criticism by patients about the high cost of the medicine. Minnesota Medical Solutions on Thursday said it would offer a 50 percent discount on a patient's first visit to reduce an initial cost burden that also includes program registration fees.
Study Finds Diet Soda Drinkers Eat More Unhealthy FoodsThink drinking diet soda is helping you be healthier? Think again. New research shows we're not saving as many calories as we think drinking diet sodas due to the food we choose to drink it with.
AAP Issues New Guidelines For Flu ShotsA recent statement made by the American Academy of Pediatrics said that all children and health care workers should get flu shots. In past years, about 90 percent of children who died from the flu were unvaccinated.
Study: Stress At Work Can Lead To Physical SicknessYou can now blame taking a mental health day on your workplace. A new study shows stress at your job can make you physically sick.
Survey Finds Significant 'Grocery Gap' In MinnesotaFor many people, attempts to eat healthy are often thwarted by our cravings for junk food. A new survey shows there's also another obstacle: not enough grocery stores sell healthy food.
Doctor Spots Dad's Skin Cancer During Son's Routine AppointmentA Woodbury teenager's acne is the reason his dad is cancer-free. A dermatologist was treating a 17-year-old's acne when he quickly switched his focus to the teen's dad.
Study: Negative Thinking Detrimental To HealthSometimes it can be hard to stay positive. But a new study suggests if you don’t you, it could be detrimental to your health. A new growing body of research shows that negative thinking can actually produce physical symptoms that go beyond stress or a sick stomach.
Healthy Grilling Options For Your Fourth Of JulyWe are approaching one of the busiest grilling holidays of the year – the Fourth of July! But fun with friends and family at a barbecues full of burgers, chips and cookies can have consequences on our waistlines. Danette Steinwell from Medifast Weight Control Centers joined WCCO with healthy alternatives for the grill.
Good Question: How Many Steps Should We Be Taking Daily?As more and more of us are wearing our health technology on our arms, it is become easier to figure just how much we are exercising. You have likely heard the new magic number of how many daily steps we should be taking is 10,000, but it turns out that number is not new -- and it is also somewhat arbitrary.
Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or ObeseA new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states -- it's the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.