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Join medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou every Sunday night at 10 p.m. on 5 EYEWITNESS News. Dr. Georgiou reports on the latest medical and health care news.

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Hastings Man With Rare Disorder Inspires Peers Ahead of Half Marathon

Imagine the hunger you would feel if you didn't eat for a week. That's how those with Prader-Willi Syndrome describe every day. They say they never know when to stop eating, which can make mealtime a matter of life and death. On Saturday, at the Minnesota Half Marathon, one young Hastings man will prove it doesn't have to be a debilitating disorder...


  • Gov't Finds Health Law Co-Ops Awash in Red Ink

    Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found...

  • In this July 30, 1965 file photo, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law while former President Harry S. Truman, right, observes during a ceremony at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo. Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50

    When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance. "No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine," Johnson said at the bill signing...

  • This Oct. 21, 1954 file photo shows Dr. Frederick C. Robbins, new chief of pediatrics and contagious diseases at Cleveland City Hospital. Human Fetal Tissue Long Used for Variety of Medical Studies

    Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science. Some of the organization's affiliates, in fewer than five states, provide the tissue. That's not illegal and the organization says it has done nothing improper...

  • Medical Plane Makes Stop in Minn. on its Way to Providing International Care

    A special plane made a stop in Minnesota on its way to provide medical care to those in need internationally. The single-engine plane, operated by Samaritan Aviation, was on its way to help those in Papua, New Guinea....

  • Minn. Native, Surgeon who Helped Pioneer Key CPR Technique Dies at 87

    Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87. Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives....

  • In this photo taken Sept. 1, 2010, Douglas Holtz-Eakin speaks on Capitol Hill Washington. Health care costs appear to be accelerating again, the government says. Health Care Spending to Accelerate, US Report Says

    The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over. Spending on health care will outpace the nation's overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday, underscoring a coming challenge for the next president, not to mention taxpayers, businesses and individual Americans....

  • Study: Drug Manufacturers Often Fail to Timely Report Adverse Effects of Medications

    New research out of the University of Minnesota shows that, nationally, drug manufacturers failed to timely report more than 100,000 bad side effects—including deaths—of those who were taking prescription drugs...

  • Software Turns Smartphones into Tools for Medical Research

    Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life....

  • High Costs Plague Some State-Run Health Insurance Markets

    State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states...

  • More Minnesotans Have Health Coverage but Suits Keep Rising

    The number of Minnesotans who have health insurance is rising but so is the number of state residents struggling to pay their medical bills. A Star Tribune analysis of court records finds in the past year, Minnesota's main hospital and clinic groups filed nearly 9,000 lawsuits against people with large or long-standing medical debts....

  • California to Review Video Targeting Planned Parenthood

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she plans to review undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood's procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers to see if any laws were broken. Harris announced the move Friday in a letter to four members of Congress who had requested an investigation....

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for Common Form of Skin Cancer

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for the most common form of advanced skin cancer. Odomzo was approved Friday and will be used to treat patients with locally-advanced basal cell carcinoma...

  • 1 Month in, St. Paul Family says Medical Marijuana is Working

    Medical marijuana has now been legal in Minnesota for nearly a month, and one Twin Cities family says its working. At the end of June, just before the new medical marijuana law kicked-in, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS introduced you to the Garins, a family of six in St. Paul. One of the kids, 6-year-old Pax, suffered from about 100 seizures per day. His mom, Angela, hoped medical marijuana would help...

  • MDH: 1.3 Million Hospital Visits Were Potentially Preventable

    A study released overnight by the Minnesota Department of Health says almost 1.3 million visits made to hospitals and emergency rooms in 2012 could have potentially been prevented. MDH used 2012 claims data from the Minnesota All Payer Claims Database...

  • 5 Things from Annual Check-Up for Social Security, Medicare

    Looking at the big picture, the financial health of Social Security and Medicare doesn't appear to have worsened. Wednesday's annual check-up found that Social Security's retirement trust fund has enough money to pay full benefits until 2035...









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