Monthly Archives: March 2016

When Breath Becomes Air – Healthy Matters Book Club

“I began to realize that coming in such close contact with my own mortality had changed both nothing and everything.” Paul Kalanithi, from When Life Becomes Air Welcome to Healthy Matters Book Club!  This is the first of what I … Continue reading

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No more ipecac! National Poison Prevention Week 2016

I have the great fortune to work side by side with the smart folks at the Minnesota Poison Control Center, which is housed right here in my hospital.  Each year we try to do a service to the community by … Continue reading

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The stethoscope of the 21st century?

“That it will ever come into general use, notwithstanding its value, is extremely doubtful; because its beneficial application requires much time and gives a good bit of trouble both to the patient and the practitioner; because its hue and character … Continue reading

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When weight loss surgery makes sense

“Only 1-2% of people who could benefit from weight loss surgery are actually getting it done” So says Dr. Gil Hartley, my radio guest this week on Healthy Matters.  Dr. Hartley is an internal medicine physician, like me, who specializes … Continue reading

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Every 8 seconds: the science of brain injury with Dr. Uzma Samadani

There’s big news from HCMC this week.  Many know that HCMC is the largest provider of TBI care in the state of Minnesota.  But many don’t know that we are also a major research institution and in no area is … Continue reading

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Quick tips: ABCs of cholesterol and other meaty topics

Hi from the mailbox! Another great Healthy Matters show this week -thanks to the listeners who are up on a Sunday morning – getting dressed, eating breakfast, going to church, drinking their coffee – and tuning in to listen to … Continue reading

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