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New Tool in Fight Against Parkinson's Disease Comes to Twin Cities

A new tool for those fighting Parkinson's disease is here in the Twin Cities, and you can find it in the gym. The approach is helping some of the million Americans who are living with the disease. Next month, Upper Cut Gym in Minneapolis will start offering Rock Steady Boxing classes...


  • Study: Students at Schools Serving Higher-Income Families Less Likely to Have Cavities

    A new study shows that third-graders at public schools serving mostly higher-income families have fewer cavities than those at schools serving mostly lower-income families. The study, conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health, says the students in the higher-income schools have better access to dental sealants...

  • Iowa Looks to Minnesota for Medical Marijuana

    Officials in Iowa and Minnesota are exploring a system to allow Iowa residents to buy medical marijuana from their northern neighbor, lawmakers from both states have told The Associated Press. Iowa's Legislature has struggled this year to expand a 2014 law that legalized marijuana oils for patients suffering seizures but left them nowhere to buy it...

  • What Killed Prince? Health Concerns Reported Just Before Death

    Questions surrounding the death of iconic Minnesota musician Prince may go unanswered for days or weeks as we wait to hear the autopsy results from the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office, but what we do know is that health concerns were reported just before the singer's death Thursday...

  • In this Tuesday, March 15, 2016 photo, parents Bryan Niedermeyer and Angelica Juarez visit with Olivia Niedermeyer their preemie daughter after she and twin sister Evelyn underwent eye exams at Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago. Better Preemie Pain Relief Sought Amid New Call for Action

    It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are poked, prodded and jabbed as part of medical care meant to help them survive - and it can be heart-wrenching to watch...

  • In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, samples of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for transmitting dengue and Zika, sit in a petri dish Senate GOP Shoots for Quick Action on Zika Funding Bill

    Democrats say top GOP lawmakers are proposing to partially fund President Barack Obama's request for money to fight the Zika virus...

  • n this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, women run as the sun sets in San Diego. Report: Life Expectancy Dipped a Bit for White Women in US

    Life expectancy for white women has fallen a bit. That's according to a new government report that finds that in 2014, the predicted life span for white women was about five weeks shorter than it was a year earlier...

  • Doctors Call for Asthma Patients to Have Plan

    Doctors are calling for asthma patients to have an action plan for their condition. “People who have asthma often don’t think about it and just kind of accept that their breathing isn’t all that good,” Dr. John Barsanti of Entira Family Clinics said...
     

  • New Program Helps Break Barriers in Minnesota Health Care

    A first-in-the-nation program is helping break down doors for immigrant physicians here in Minnesota. A new state effort called the International Medical Graduate Assistance Program will allow doctors from other countries to gain medical residency here...

  • In this Sunday, April 17, 2016 photo, an Indian man prepares tobacco in his hand before chewing the same in New Delhi, India. FDA Campaign Takes Aim at Chewing Tobacco Use by Rural Teens

    Government health officials will team up with minor league baseball as part of a new $36 million campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco. Baseball stadiums will feature the campaign's central message this summer, "smokeless doesn't mean harmless," via advertising and promotions with players....

  • In this April 6, 2016 photo, Tara Cordle poses with her son, Waylon during a visit to Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Medical Pot Activists Fear Epilepsy Drug Could Undercut Them

    An experimental epilepsy drug made from cannabis plants grown in England is complicating the medical marijuana debate in hospitals and statehouses. Epidiolex is a nearly pure extract of cannabidiol, or CBD, with little of the tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, that gets traditional pot users high...

  • In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on local government in Albany, N.Y. NYC Listing of Potentially Violent Mentally Ill Stirs Qualms

    When a homeless man was taken for a psychiatric evaluation because he argued with shelter police, doctors found no reason to commit him. Then City Hall stepped in. At the urging of a mayoral aide who cited a new city program to monitor mentally ill people considered potentially violent, the man was involuntarily hospitalized for a week...

  • Health Officials: Zika Unlikely in Wisconsin this Summer

    State health officials say people are unlikely to contract the Zika virus from mosquitoes in Wisconsin this summer, but they can't rule it out...

  • Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolfe speaks at a ceremony where he signed the medical marijuana bill known as Senate Bill 3 into law on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Harrisonburg, Pa.
    Pennsylvania Launches 24th US Medical Marijuana Program

    Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill into law Sunday afternoon surrounded by a jubilant crowd of supporters at the Capitol building in Harrisburg...

  •  Dr. Hoangmai Mai Pham poses for a photograph in her cubicle at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation in Baltimore County, Md. In a sprawling, nondescript office park near Baltimore. Medicare's 'Innovation Center' Rebalancing Quality, Cost

    They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money...

  • Oncologists Help Bloomington Mom with Fertility Plans after Cancer

    Doctors at Minnesota Oncology, Virginia Piper and Abbott Northwestern, say a nationwide movement is encouraging oncologists help patients understand and make fertility plans before they begin treatment for cancer. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS sat down with a mother who hopes her success story will give hope to others with cancer...









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