Michele Bachmann admits that she is not a doctor or scientist.Michele Bachmann has come full circle on the HPV vaccine, and for the first time since... well, ever, she's admitted total ignorance.Let's track the arc of Bachmann's wild statements about this vaccine, which "medical doctors" say prev ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaNo need to panic over head lice?Here Up North, we like to send our kids home from school if they have head lice. Maybe douse 'em on a regular basis with some really nasty-smelling shampoo. Give 'me the old buzz cut if they're too shaggy. Spend family time in the evening aro ... More >>
In the last two months, eight people have been sickened by drinking raw milk tainted with the E. coli bacteria, which was traced to a farm in Gibbon, Minnesota. It's been known for some time that anyone who drinks raw milk is essentially playing craps with their health--that's why they invent ... More >>
Photo by Drab MakyoGun safety advocates can sound like broken records when they constantly harp on gun owners to lock up their unloaded weapons to keep them away from children. That is, until we hear of another case of children getting their hands on loaded guns and injuring each other. Some pare ... More >>
A North Dakota woman could go to jail for breast-feeding her baby while drunk.
Is the anti-vaccine movement to blame?
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sees blue skies ahead. Or is that hot air?
A conversation with lawyer Zenas Baer, champion of all tomorrow's foreskins
Never mind how many snowmobile deaths occur as a result, kids are allowed to drive snowmobiles in Minnesota
The pump. The poop. The panic. A dispatch from the nursing wars.
Now that routine circumcision is discouraged by the medical establishment, will most parents abandon the procedure?
Parents, pediatricians, and the growing threat of childhood antibiotic resistance