As Election Day nears the economy continues to be front and center in the presidential campaign.
The classic doctor's black bag became a symbol of medicine. Like many symbols of past generations, it is all but gone. Now your doctor is just as likely to carry a backpack that can fit a laptop or an iPad.
The Twin Cities area has a vibrant and growing food scene. Food writer James Norton has made a valiant effort to catalog it and present it in a guide called "The Food Lovers Guide to the Twin Cities." He spoke to MPR's Tom Crann about some of the most notable eateries in the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed three cases of fungal meningitis in the state as part of an outbreak that has sickened 90 people nationwide and killed seven.
Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses weight and a recent study that projects the incidence of obesity in Minnesota to double by 2030.
As Election Day draws closer, the main issue of the presidential campaign continues to be the economy.
Another year of medical school at the University of Minnesota is underway, and physician and instructor Jon Hallberg says these new students have some advantages over his generation of aspiring doctors.
If you're interested in people counting and watching in Minneapolis, Peter Bruce offers free walking tours this week while the International Downtown Association Conference is in town.
For restaurant owner Naomi Williamson, health care reform is a concern of priority as Election Day nears.
Consumers often want to save money by purchasing drugs over-the-counter, but Dr. Jon Hallberg says rushing to make medications available without a prescription has its own complications.
Many children and teens will need immunizations and checkups before they head back to the classroom this year.
Food sensitivities are common in young children. BUt that doesn't always mean children will suffer from food allergies for their entire lives.
Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in downtown Minneapolis. On August 1, 2007, 13 people died and 145 others were injured when one of Minnesota's busiest bridges suddenly fell into the Mississippi River. MPR's Tom Crann checks in with one of the survivors of the collapse, Lindsey Petterson Walz. Even five years later, she says the events of that day still affect her in many ways.
At what point should a person seek treatment for a fever?
Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is increasing nationwide. About 18,000 cases have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention across the country.