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Minnesota doctors face opioid prescribing limits

A Minnesota task force has set new limits on opioid prescriptions by doctors who participate in the state's Medicaid program.

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Gundersen Health System announces new clinic in Tomah Video included

Gundersen Health System will build a new clinic in Tomah.  The location is next to the new Tomah Memorial Hospital to be built along Gopher Avenue near Interstate 90.   

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FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids

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The Food and Drug Administration cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients recovering from addiction to heroin and other opioids. More>>

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

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Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. More>>

Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

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New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure; now nearly half of US adults have it. More>>

Is your own MD best in the hospital? Study eyes hospitalists

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Study suggest old-fashioned family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospital patients. More>>

New guidelines and definition for high blood pressure Video included

The American Heart Association has released a new definition for high blood pressure. The ultimate goal is earlier intervention and preventing further increases in blood pressure.

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Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

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A new study suggests that women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and are more likely to die. More>>

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

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An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. 

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