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Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:36:43 -0600


U survey: Many college students dealt with adverse childhood experiences

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:33:49 -0600

In an effort to better understand what students have been through, the University of Minnesota surveyed students at colleges across the state about their childhood.(image)

New study: Vast majority of people who are depressed do not seek help

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:08:00 -0600

In poor countries, only 1 in 27 people received minimally adequate care. In wealthy countries, it's 1 in 5.(image)

Hennepin Co. seeking HIV-infected people in need of care

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:13:50 -0600

Officials believe reaching out to the estimated 2,000 people in the county who are HIV-positive but not receiving care can help curb the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.(image)

Minnesota OKs medical pot for post-traumatic stress disorder

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:05:29 -0600

PTSD sufferers will be eligible for the treatment starting next August. One medical cannabis maker said it could help thousands of Minnesotans, including veterans, afflicted with PTSD.(image)

Abortion-rights groups challenge restrictions in three states

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:29:00 -0600

Abortion-rights supporters are going on the offensive to challenge state laws that limit access to abortion, even as they anticipate more restrictions under a Trump administration.(image)

U.S. imposes nationwide ban on smoking in all public housing

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:49:00 -0600

The Obama administration has issued a sweeping final rule banning smoking in all public housing units nationwide, extending a smoke-free environment to nearly a million units.(image)

How America's 'pursuit of happiness' is making us feel worse

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:40:31 -0600

"I think in America, our expectations of what happiness should look like are very, very high," says Ruth Whippman, author of "America the Anxious." "Some might even say unrealistic."(image)

Mpls. startup wants to simplify health insurance

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:50:44 -0600

It may not seem like a good time to get into the health insurance business, but a new Minneapolis startup called Bright Health is doing just that.(image)

Hallberg's Picture of Health: 'thunderstorm asthma'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:11:48 -0600

Dr. Jon Hallberg, MPR News' regular medical analyst, joined All Things considered to talk more about asthma and what can bring it on.(image)

Women could pay more than men for health care under Trump

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:44:00 -0600

The Affordable Care Act requires that insurers cover maternity services, birth control and screening such as mammograms. Trump administration plans to repeal Obamacare could end that.(image)

Health insurance premium spikes dramatically boost subsidies

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:30:00 -0600

MNsure officials said more people are qualifying for health plan subsidies and the subsidy amounts have jumped dramatically because of huge spikes in premium costs.(image)

Flu vaccine during pregnancy not linked to autism

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:53:00 -0600

Neither getting the flu nor getting a flu shot appears to increase the risk of autism in children, a study finds. The shots are recommended because the flu poses health risks to mother and fetus.(image)

A young woman died in a menstrual hut in Nepal

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:51:00 -0600

She was 26. Her relatives found her body in the morning. The prime minister of Nepal called the district to find out what happened.(image)

Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:55:56 -0600

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a 62-year-old six-term congressman and orthopedic surgeon, to head the Department of Health and Human Services.(image)

Multi-state salmonella outbreak sickens 2 in Minnesota

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:20:11 -0600

Investigators say calves purchased from livestock markets in Wisconsin are the likely source of infections.(image)

The pot train could still go off the tracks, and here's how

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:44:41 -0600

Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not by a long shot.(image)

Millions have dyslexia, few understand it

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:07:00 -0600

It's the most common learning disability, yet it's still hard to answer the question: What is it? An NPR reporter who has dyslexia talks with other people -- young and old -- in search of answers.(image)

Patients increasingly influence the direction of medical research

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:51:00 -0600

Medical researchers are no longer ignoring the people who have the most to gain -- or lose. But as patient advocates become more influential, they risk being co-opted by the biomedical industry.(image)

Humankind documentary: Compassionate Nurses

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

The documentary, "Compassionate Nurses" examines the art of listening to patients and the challenge of avoiding "compassion fatigue" in a crucial health care profession.(image)

'This Chair Rocks'

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

In a culture obsessed with eternal youth, Ashton Applewhite is stubbornly defiant. Applewhite is out with a new book that celebrates growing older.(image)