Author Archives: David Hilden, MD MPH

No amount of alcohol is safe. Oh, c’mon now.

Hi, friends!  I’ve been gone on a bit of a hiatus but am back and ready to weigh in on the health care news of the day.  Like this eye-catching headline I recently read: “No amount of alcohol is safe, … Continue reading

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Alicia’s incredible story. Read this post, save a life.

Be brave.  That is Alicia’s message. This is undoubtedly the most powerful story we’ve yet told in 10 years of Healthy Matters broadcasts. If you missed last week’s show, you missed a doozy of a personal story.  Alicia Bravo is … Continue reading

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Diabetes Part 2 with Dr. Laura LaFave

Hi, everybody and thanks for stopping by.  This is Part 2 of our look at diabetes, aided by my colleague, endocrinologist Dr. Laura LaFave.  Click on Part 1 here if you missed it from last week.       In … Continue reading

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Diabetes Part 1 with Dr. Laura LaFave

This week we did a Healthy Matters show about diabetes and I wanted to write a post about that topic while it is fresh in my head.  So I sat down to write but quickly realized that diabetes is probably … Continue reading

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MRI: a (hi-def) glimpse inside the human body

CT, PET, MRI, IR, X-ray . . .  the world of radiology!  Perhaps you’ve encountered some of these tests, maybe had some of them yourself, maybe you even know what these letters mean.   For those of us in medicine, imaging … Continue reading

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The intersection of physical and mental health

A good part of my medical practice at Hennepin Healthcare is in mental health.  Although I’m a general internist, meaning I specialize in chronic diseases of adults, I have a special interest in the intersection of medical and mental illness.  … Continue reading

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Register here for live audience show “Decade with Dave”

It’s coming fast and seats are almost full!  But, dear friends, you still can RSVP for our live audience Healthy Matters radio broadcast on June 10, 2018 at 7:30 am.  The show will be done “on location” at Hennepin Healthcare’s … Continue reading

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Menopause

Our Healthy Matters show last week focused on menopause. We billed the show as being about “Women’s Health” and as we all know, women’s health is more than menopause.  But I had an expert in the studio and there is … Continue reading

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Quick tips: shingles, dementia & depression, high blood pressure medications

Since you asked . . . here’s another “Quick tips” post from last week’s Healthy Matters broadcast.    I have included links to point you toward reliable information if you want to learn more.  The Internet is full of not-so-reliable … Continue reading

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Kidney disease and transplant

First, if you are looking for information and registration info for our LIVE “Decade with Dave” Healthy Matters broadcast and the Here 4 Life health education series, click here. April is Donate Life month.  It is a time to reflect … Continue reading

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