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Arizona family welcomes 14-pound 'miracle' baby


M Health Fairview's new approach to mental health crises shows reduction in hospital admissions

FDA grapples with timing of booster for J&J COVID-19 vaccine
In this April 30, 2021 file photo, a pharmacist fills a syringe from a vial of the Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaccine Village in Antwerp, Belgium.

FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry
FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo shows the nutrition facts label on the side of a cereal box in Washington. Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out target sodium levels for dozens of foods including condiments, french fries and potato chips.

FDA authorizes first e-cigarettes, cites benefit for smokers
FILE - This Wednesday, June 18, 2014 file photo shows VUSE Digital Vapor Cigarette packaging during a launch event held by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, heath officials authorized the first electronic cigarettes in the U.S., saying R.J. Reynolds vaping products can benefit adult smokers.

Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks
This Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 photo shows a bottle of aspirin in the Brooklyn borough of New York. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's preliminary updated advice released on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke.

This undated image provided by Merck & Co. shows their new antiviral medication. Pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. said Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.

Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill


Deadline Friday for U of M students to submit proof of vaccination, request exemption
US health experts urge flu shots to avoid 'twindemic'
Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions
Demand for Twin Cities hospital intervention program grows amid violent year
FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, health officials prepare to vaccine residents of the Malawi village of Tomali, where young children become test subjects for the world's first vaccine against malaria. The World Health Organization recommended that the world’s first malaria vaccine be given to children across Africa, in a move officials hope will spur the stalled progress against efforts to curb the spread of the parasitic disease.

UN endorses world's 1st malaria vaccine as 'historic moment'


Concordia University in St. Paul launches new program to help fill nursing shortage
Children's Minnesota to open inpatient mental health center in 2022
Pharmacies face 1st trial over role in opioid crisis
Drugmaker Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

Big drop in US teen vaping seen with COVID school closures

Every second counts: 2 lives saved this month thanks to citizens knowing CPR

Doctors alarmed as surge in respiratory disease leads to more children in hospital beds

Hudson woman on a roll to find a kidney donor


U of M leads groundbreaking clinical trial of opioid vaccine


Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data


Backlog in federal safety rules amid US car crash ‘epidemic’
China crackdown on Apple store hits holy book apps, Audible
NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds
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