Yesterday, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled family-owned for-profit businesses like Hobby Lobby cannot be required to provide contraceptive products to employees that don't accord with the owner's religious beliefs.As we've covered, the owners at least three Minnesota companies -- Ann ... More >>
When the Rainbow Health Initiative surveyed 1,144 LGBTQ Minnesotans about their health care, one respondent wrote, "Doctors are so confused by me and afraid at urgent care that sometimes they won't touch me."Another, a transgender man, described an experience when he started experiencing pain, but h ... More >>
While the Arizona Cardinals were in town to play the Vikings last weekend, Larry Fitzgerald Jr. and Kevin Love went to one of Minneapolis' two Winston's Barbershop locations and gave K-Love a makeover in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.K-Love's shave is about more than aesthetics -- for every ... 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 >>
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Canned cranberries: They're worse than you thinkIf your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list includes Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce and Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, you might want to give the can opener a rest and start re-thinking your menu. A new report reveals the presence of the toxi ... More >>
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 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 >>
Evan Saunders was treating his patients like dates.Evan Saunders works, or at least worked, as a gynecologist out of a private practice in Milwaukee. As a gynecologist, he was trusted to care for female patients' reproductive health -- and, more directly, trusted to deal with their most private o ... More >>
Do you want your boyfriend wearing this T-shirt?Popular Minneapolis poster designer Adam Turman's "Save Second Base" T-shirts are supposed to be all about fighting breast cancer. But this week, they sparked a Twitter war over whether they demean the very people the t-shirt purports to help. ... More >>
Cancer's causes lost in the fundraising
The second Racktacular is coming to the Turf this Saturday, and it comes bearing gifts. They are holding a massive art bra auction and contest (the possibilities...), a performance from Lili's Burlesque, and sets from Alpha Consumer and Communist Daughter. And a good cause to boot -- it's most l ... More >>
The freshman senator again wades into the culture wars.
Speaking to a nearly packed Target Center, he gave a more folksy version of his health care reform speech given to the joint session of Congress earlier this week.
Donate to a worthy cause and enjoy lots of Cannon River wine while you're at it.
American women get the breast cancer; American business gets the profits
State Senator Betsy Wergin (R-Princeton) and state Representative Tom Emmer (R-Delano) have introduced legislation that would make it legal for pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions on moral grounds. While the proposed law does not specify any particular drug, it's obviously aimed at emergency ... More >>
A British scientist says breast implants will one day be able to hold mp3 players and thousands of songs. "If a woman has something implanted permanently, it might as well do something useful," says Ian Pearson. Oh, and the same technology might alert women to heart murmurs and breast cancer. But le ... More >>
Mark Kennedy's at it again. And this time he's "saving the environment!" For two weeks in a row now, Rep. Mark Kennedy takes the top spot as the biggest hypocrite in Minnesota politics. As we reported last week, Kennedy urged Minnesotans to support breast-cancer research and funding while he voted a ... More >>
Senatorial hopeful takes gutsy stand in favor of mall-walking fundraiser
Mark Kennedy fails to put on a good face in the race to cure breast cancer Minnesota congressman Mark Kennedy is talking out of one side of his mouth while shoving his foot in the other. Last week, the Republican representative from Watertown posted a plea in his online "Weekly Column" encouraging M ... More >>
The nation's largest pharmacy chain brings moral values to Minnesota
In Minnesota, finding an abortion doctor gets harder all the time
A national antiabortion movement infiltrates the state's health department
The post-sex pill: Great idea--if you can get it
A First-Time Male Director Markets His Vision to the Other Half
Dr. Mildred Hanson is one of the few Minnesota physicians who hasn't been bullied out of performing abortions. At 77, she's more afraid of what will happen when she retires.
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?
Why are some women choosing to give birth without any professional assistance at all?
Lessons from a rough homebirth
In many Twin Cities clinics, continuity of prenatal care is a thing of the past.
After years of gathering dust on drugstore shelves, the female condom may finally be on its way to finding acceptance among gay men and Third World women.
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."
A harassment suit filed by the first women to work in northern Minnesota's taconite mines set a precedent for suits over hostile work environments. But nearly 16 years after they went to court, the plaintiffs still haven't recouped a penny.