Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Crysvita (burosumab), the first drug approved to treat adults and children ages 1 year and older with x-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH), a rare, inherited form of rickets. XLH causes low levels of phosphorus in the blood. It leads to impaired bone growth and development in children and adolescents and problems with bone mineralization throughout a patient’s life.

Rochester, Minnesota - If you’re among the 54 percent of American adults who’ve registered to be an organ donor, it’s encouraging to know your decision could save the lives of up to eight people. A living donor transplant is handled differently and often comes about when a friend or family member has a dire need, although altruistic, or good Samaritan, kidney transplant donations have been on the rise.

Rochester, Minnesota - The number of flu cases is dropping, but flu season is not over. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says many states still are reporting flu cases, with influenza B more frequently reported than influenza A.

Washington, DC - Proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services jeopardizes coverage of life-saving care for people with diabetes 

Rochester, Minnesota - Poor sleep quality is a factor in the increasing rate of childhood obesity in the U.S.  That's according to a recent study presented at a special conference on obesity and cancer by the American Association for Cancer Research. So what is the correct sleep duration for kids and how do you help them get a better night's sleep?

Atlanta, Georgia - Did you know that healthy eating and engaging in physical activity can lower your cancer risk? In fact, after quitting smoking, improving your diet and exercise habits are some of the most important things you can do to stay healthy.