The Vaccines with San Cisco and France Camp Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Saturday, February 9, 2013 Let's get something straight: the Vaccines will most likely never win a Grammy award. That said, it will hardly ever matter. The Vaccines will forever be able to say they picked up some inst ... More >>
In a Minnesota Department of Public Health statement regarding what's shaping up to be the state's most severe flu season in years, Health Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger said yesterday that "We are clearly at a high level of influenza activity in the state."SEE ALSO: Carly Christenson, 14, died of ... More >>
Getting a flu shot is no guarantee you won't get sick, perhaps even deathly so, from influenza.SEE ALSO:-- MN Blue Cross' new anti-obesity ads spark controversy: Do they shame fat people? [VIDEO] -- KARE 11 criticized for hosting "potentially harmful" health screenings at State Fair Just consider th ... More >>
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Department of Health is offering free breast and cervical cancer screenings to uninsured and underinsured women age 40 and older.The MDH's Sage Screening Program provides the screenings year round, but hopes to make more women ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Twin Cities life expectancy: Wealth matters [MAP]-- New study: With our health care system, Minnesotans have no excuse to get sick or dieThink there's no harm in swinging by the KARE 11 booth while you're at the State Fair for a quick bone density scan? Health care journalist Gary Schwit ... More >>
From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel
If you were standing right in front of this man, you'd get sick -- probably to your stomach, at least.If the dip in temperature wasn't enough to convince you that fall is upon us, prepare yourself for a week of feverish, achy, weak-kneed biological torture. Yes, that's right. The flu is back. The ... More >>
The GOP presidential candidate's claims don't hold up
Steven Miles, Art Caplan: Skeptical experts.Michele Bachmann made famous the story of an unknown woman who approached Bachmann after the Tea Party debate and said her daughter was made mentally retarded by the HPV vaccine. Now, that same story might make someone rich. Two University of Minnesota ... More >>
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 >>
Michele Bachmann is running on the "pro-cancer" ticket.Michele Bachmann has made her first last stand in the race for the Republican nomination for president, and it is this: Getting cervical cancer is your constitutional right.Ever since the Texas Texan, Rick Perry, of Texas, joined the race, he ... More >>
agingbutdangerous.comThese women want you at their "pre-poop party".Ladies and gentlemen, the social event of the season has just been announced, and tickets are still available. For $198, you can join a horde of "aging but dangerous" over-50 women for what is being billed as the world's la ... More >>
Sarah May Casareto's lawyer says she's manned up and gone to treatment.Former nurse Sarah May Casareto unexpectedly bailed on her court appearance this morning on charges that she stole a patient's pain meds and shot up with them. Since her arrest last week, Casareto has denied stealing the dru ... More >>
Andrew Wakefield brought his discredited autism theory to Minneapolis.The British Medical Journal has denounced Andrew Wakefield's discredited theory linking MMR vaccinations with autism as nothing less than an "elaborate fraud." When we reminded readers of that fact while mentioning his re ... More >>
He wants to be a woman at Wisconsin's expense.The State of Wisconsin is back to doing battle with Scott Konitzer, who now goes by the name of Donna Dawn Konitzer, at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wis. The state has been paying for Konitzer's hormone therapy since 1999, a ... More >>
The former President is in a New York hospital.
Plus: Minneapolis mayor wins election, immediately pursues higher office
We're still trying to figure out what this man thought he was going to do with 900 doses of swine flu vaccine.
Doctors said his chest tumor is gone and Hauser appears to be regaining strength and energy.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:
Is the anti-vaccine movement to blame?
Daniel Hauser, the 13-year-old who fled Minnesota with his mother after a court ordered him to undergo chemotherapy against the family's beliefs, has returned voluntarily to the state and will face a custody hearing today.
Sandford says repeatedly: "I don't want to do this"
A Brown County District Court judge ruled today that a 13-year-old Minnesota teen must undergo chemotherapy treatment for cancer despite his family's refusal due to their religious beliefs.
Will a judge force a 13-year-old boy battling cancer to undergo chemotherapy against his family's wishes? The judge on the case is expected to rule Friday.
If your teenage son had one of the most curable forms of cancer and you refused traditional treatment methods through chemotherapy and radiation, are you endangering your child?
State health officials announced that polio may have played a role in the death of a Minnesotan last month. They are urging all parents to make sure that their children have up-to-date vaccinations.
Scared that the flu has killed so many otherwise healthy children this year? Maybe you should actually be more afraid.
A newly approved vaccine could prevent a widespread precancerous STD. But will anyone use it?
The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees
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Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.
CDC Buries Evidence Vaccine Preservative Has Autism Link Salon has a long, thorough, and seemingly very credible piece detailing efforts by federal officials to hide evidence that Thimerosol, a mercury-derived preservative used in vaccines, is behind the autism epidemic. The article, by Robert F. Ke ... More >>
Senatorial hopeful takes gutsy stand in favor of mall-walking fundraiser
Whooping Cough returns with a vengeance
A conversation with lawyer Zenas Baer, champion of all tomorrow's foreskins
Questioning childhood vaccinations: It's not just for paranoiacs anymore
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a look at the latest resources to keep you in-the-know.
Now that routine circumcision is discouraged by the medical establishment, will most parents abandon the procedure?
How quickly life changed when our daughter's heart murmur wasn't innocent at all
First the lawsuits. Then the bankruptcy, the divorce, the TV exposé, the attorney general's investigation. Before Dr. Harry Johnson knew it, his cosmetic-surgery empire was in ruins.
Nordstrom is slated to open its in-store mammography clinic--for well-insured and cash-paying clients only--later this month. According to clinic supervisor Judy Johnson, many women are too busy to get mammograms. "But all women have time to shop."
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