Duluth police have had 31 percent fewer mental health-related calls, a confirmation that a more civilized approach to dealing with mental illness is working and deserves expansion throughout the state. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Dr. Huda Zogbi was telling me her amazing story at the start of the hour, when I had to stop and turn to the other two guests and say, ‘you two talk among yourselves. I’m going to be talking to her for awhile.’ They understood. Read more →
This is a preview of what’s coming as state’s rush to ban abortion in an attempt to give the Supreme Court the tools to overturn a woman’s current constitutional right. Read more →
So stories of medical achievement in 2019, like the New York Times’ report today on Woods’ spinal surgery breakthrough, cause both moments of celebration and bittersweet reflection. Read more →
We’re probably never going to see the full Mueller report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election in support of the person who won the election, but a group of psychiatrists have used the redacted version to offer a clinical diagnosis of the president’s mental health. Read more →
Heartbreaking, doesn’t do justice to the story of a Minnesota family who were included in last night’s CBS’ 60 Minutes broadcast, which focused on a little known brand of dementia called frontotemporal dementia.
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t the University of Maryland Medical Center, a woman received a kidney for transplant that was delivered by drone.
It was test, but it was a real kidney being used to bring it to a real patient who needed it, the New York Times reports. Read more →
According to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, teenage suicide spiked 28.9% after the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” premiered in 2017. That’s 195 dead kids more than would have been expected. Read more →
We apologize profusely for failing to notice Boyd’s Huppert’s story this week about the housekeeper at the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Children’s Hospital and the 4-year-old boy he befriended Read more →
The news is full of stories of people in a mental health crisis ending up dead at the hands of people who were called to help. That’s why what happened in Fargo on Thursday night is a game changer. Read more →
An idea in California is so brilliant, there’s no good reason it shouldn’t spread to the rest of the country. Read more →
When the Waukesha family’s story was told, people stepped up. So many people offered to be the donor, it crashed an overburdened screening process to select one. Read more →
Like many other issues, there is a reckoning coming on the issue.
But not until it gets talked about. Read more →
There’s little scientific question that vaccinating your kids is in their best interest and the best interest of everyone with whom they contact.
But the anonymous letter-writing is its own disease. Read more →
Gisele was born premature in 2016; she weighed only 2 pounds. That’s what happens when your mother uses heroin, cocaine and methadone during pregnancy. Read more →