Monthly Archives: February 2016

Diabetes care and research with Dr. Elizabeth Seaquist

If you missed the show this morning about diabetes with Dr. Elizabeth Seaquist from the University of Minnesota, you’re going to want to check out the podcast.  She is not only a terrific person to hang out with but she … Continue reading

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Reflections on bias in health care

Do black people feel less pain than white people?  Are overweight people at fault for developing diabetes?  Do doctors evaluate symptoms differently if a white man reports them than if a black woman reports them? Most of us would emphatically … Continue reading

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Quick tips: injecting goo into your knee

Time for a topic from the Healthy Matters mailbag.  Today’s “Open Lines” show was a busy one, and as is the case for these shows, I leave many questions from listeners unanswered, or not fully answered.  Mea culpa, Healthy Matters listeners! … Continue reading

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Procreative success and Blue Zones: Dr. Meghan Walsh visits the studio

Procreative success and Blue Zones?  The whole thing sounds like it may not be suitable for discussion in mixed company.  But rest assured, it’s all good, nothing indelicate going on here.  This is a post about living long and living … Continue reading

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Live to 100 or die trying

You can always pick different parents.  Well, maybe not. Recently I was on WCCO-TV, Channel 4 in Minnesota, to appear in the popular segment done by Heather Brown, called Good Question.  This week’s question was about “How to live to … Continue reading

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Quick tips: angina, bronchitis, and acid reflux

Regular listeners to Healthy Matters know that I often can’t get to all the questions that come from listeners via phone or text message, or I can’t answer the questions as thoroughly as I’d like when doing live radio.  So … Continue reading

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Staying active on the frozen tundra

As most of my radio listeners know, I’m a runner.  Like many of you, I find a few miles on the paths of Minneapolis to be relaxing, rejuvenating and probably pretty good for me.  But here in Minnesota, the weather … Continue reading

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