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You are probably washing your hands wrong

Are you at risk to food poisoning by washing your hands the wrong way? Read more

Photo of baby encircled by IVF needles goes viral

Wearing a rainbow swaddle, a 2-week-old newborn is encircled with hundreds of syringes showing her parents' in vitro fertilization struggle… Read more

It took 4 years, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots to make this baby

This photo is testament to an undying hope in the face of heartbreak after heartbreak. Read more

Amazing Chase coming up Aug. 25

Teams are ready to compete in the 13th annual Amazing Chase fundraiser for St. Monica’s Behavioral Health Services for Women, Saturday, Aug… Read more

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When insurance wouldn't pay, parents funded cancer patient's $95,000 lifesaving treatment

Kate Weissman sits at the edge of the patient table. Her oncologist goes over her medical records and says her most recent scans show no recurrence of cervical cancer. Read more

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ See You In Court!

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner talk about a spate of lawsuits involving the Affordable Care Act, as well as the latest in state and federal efforts regarding the Medicaid program for the poor. Read more

A contact lens was embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years

Calling all contact lens users: Do not panic. (Shuddering is fine.) Read more

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ER or urgent care clinic? Here’s where experts recommend you take an injured child

Summer is fading like so many bathing suits on a clothing line, but for kids, this time of year is not only when school break doldrums set … Read more

Bringing Finland to America: Lessons from the happiest place on Earth

Finland, which topped the United Nations report this year as the happiest country on the planet, is a land filled with saunas, forests and … Read more

5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

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Caregiver education meeting Aug. 28

The Caregiver Education Group and Saint Paul United Methodist Church sponsor meetings for caregivers at 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of … Read more

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'

In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive. Read more

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: Health benefits for coffee drinkers keep mounting up

Q: As I coffee lover, I have been happy to read about its health benefits. However, I am a bit disturbed about the question of one of the ingredients causing cancer. A: Indeed, the news on coffee is mostly good. Read more