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Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:17:39 -0500

 



Educators employ strategies to help kids with anxiety return to school

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:31:00 -0500

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.(image)



Gov. Dayton signs reinsurance waiver, vows to fight cuts to MinnesotaCare

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:24:16 -0500

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a federal waiver granting permission for Minnesota to proceed with a new health care reinsurance program.(image)



Trump, McConnell insist they're together for GOP agenda

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:58:03 -0500

The two took questions at length from a quickly assembled White House press corps that stood bunched together on the lawn since there wasn't time to set up chairs.(image)



Mindfulness apps aim to help people disconnect from stress

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:55:00 -0500

Finding inner calm hard to come by? Some people use their device obsession to help them disconnect. The apps aren't a quick fix, therapists say, but might help you stick to a mindfulness practice.(image)



New rule on moral objections to contraception aimed at 2 groups

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:00:44 -0500

The administration's decision to allow some employers to bypass a requirement to provide no-cost contraceptives to women on moral grounds would benefit specific anti-abortion groups.(image)



Mayo Clinic, Albert Lea agree to talk about local hospital's future

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:15:57 -0500

The southern Minnesota city and Mayo Clinic have been at odds over Mayo's decision to move child birth, intensive care and inpatient care to Austin, Minn.(image)



Minnesota joins lawsuit over Trump health payments

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:08:50 -0500

Attorney General Lori Swanson says President Trump's decision to halt payments to health insurers violates federal law. It would also cut money for MinnesotaCare, the subsidized plan covering about 90,000 low- and moderate-income Minnesotans.(image)



Loss of subsidies fuels Wisconsin health insurance hike

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:40:49 -0500

Wisconsin announced the 36 percent premium increase for the average plan on Thursday, fueled by the loss in subsidies that help cover deductibles and copayments for low-income consumers.(image)



Halt in subsidies for health insurers expected to drive up costs for middle class

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:52:00 -0500

The administration's move late Thursday was the second swipe that day at the insurance markets created by the Affordable Care Act.(image)



Trump administration to end Obamacare subsidies for the poor

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:32:00 -0500

Despite repeated threats to end the cost-reduction payments, the White House had continued the subsidies while waiting for a lawsuit to move through the courts. Thursday's decision reverses that.(image)



Trump's health care end run reflects frustrations

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:59:33 -0500

Experts say consumers aren't likely to see major changes any time soon, although the White House is promising lower costs and more options.(image)



Obese kids are a health problem worldwide

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:33:16 -0500

Globally, more children are still underweight rather than obese although the researchers think that will change by 2022 if trends continue.(image)



Trump says he'll sign order to expand health insurance options

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:15:00 -0500

Conservatives have long advocated for using association health plans to boost competition. But the result could be that healthy people pay less and sicker people are priced out of coverage.(image)



Synthetic drug K2 overdoses spike to 90 in Twin Cities

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:13:44 -0500

No one has died, yet. But people are arriving at Hennepin County Medical Center highly agitated, sometimes violent, sometimes almost comatose. Doctors suspect a new form of K2 may be catching users by surprise.(image)



Melania Trump filling out her agenda

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:53:24 -0500

As she gets more comfortable, the first lady is putting her own stamp on the role.(image)



The painful side of positive health care marketing

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0500

There are lots of "you can beat it" messages out there for cancer patients. For some, the positive spin feels insulting. The Food and Drug Administration doesn't regulate hospital ads.(image)



Maria could cost Medtronic $250 million

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:40:09 -0500

Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico will cost Medtronic $250 million because of damage to key manufacturing operations on the island.(image)



Overdoses from synthetic drug K2 pour into HCMC

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:06:48 -0500

Forty-two people have been brought to Hennepin County Medical Center since Wednesday. The victims believe they took K2. So far, no one has died, but authorities are spreading the word about the drug's dangers.(image)



UnitedHealth Group wins a round in whistleblower suit

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:59:13 -0500

A federal judge in California has tossed out a U.S. government lawsuit alleging UnitedHealth Group distorted data provided to Medicare to increase federal payments.(image)



For traumatized children, an offer of help from Sesame Street

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 05:02:19 -0500

Sesame Street in Communities aims to teach emotional coping skills to the youngest survivors of adversity, using characters familiar to millions.(image)