A new study confirms that standard tests like colonoscopies and removal of precancerous polyps are effective in reducing colon cancer deaths.
A recent study found that the common antibiotic is no more effective in treating sinus infections than placebos.
MPR's medical analyst tells how the vital organ works and whether there's any truth to the idea that a person can die of a broken heart.
Many people are turning to the Internet for help in diagnosing medical symptoms or finding information about a specific disease, according to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
As millions of baby boomers approach retirement age, medical researchers are exploring how the brain ages and the links between healthy living and memory retention.
There's a new call to reduce deaths, infections and injuries caused by surgical and hospital errors in outpatient procedures.
Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg answers questions about Medicare, eating fish and Lipitor.
How effective have primary care providers been in controlling obesity and its associated medical problems?
The medical world is reacting to the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to revoke its recommendation of a prominent cancer drug for use against breast cancer. MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke to All Things Considered host Tom Crann about the drug and the FDA's decision.
Lately, it seems every week new data contradicts conventional wisdom in the medical field.
New guidelines for prostate screenings are meeting some resistance, especially by groups of doctors. Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses the changes with MPR.
Jurors at the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray heard today from investigators and detectives who looked into the singer's death.
One major Minnesota health care system has changed the way primary care providers are compensated. Fairview Health Services has moved the emphasis from patient volume to quality outcomes and satisfaction.
In an era when there are numerous medical tests and procedures at the disposal of doctors, when is it the right decision to do nothing?
There's new evidence that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may benefit from regular antibiotic therapy.