Author Archives: David Hilden, MD MPH

Scenes from a frozen Minnesota lake

Hey.  This is going to be a weird post. I went for a run today on a balmy January day near my home in Minneapolis.  Along the way I encountered frozen canoes by a lake shore, ducks swimming in a … Continue reading

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Your arthritis questions answered!

Hey, what were you doing on Sunday morning, December 3?  I know what I was doing – I was on the air with my colleague Dr. Rawad Nasr – and we were talking about arthritis.  Dr. Nasr is a rheumatologist … Continue reading

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In case you missed it: our most popular topics

I have been writing My Healthy Matters for nearly two years, and over that time there have been over 50,000 views to the site.  To all of you who read along with me, THANK YOU! I took a pause in … Continue reading

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New blood pressure guidelines: 130 is the new 140

For many years I have been telling listeners and patients that “one-third of you have high blood pressure and many of you don’t know it.”  Turns out I need to update that to “nearly one-half of you have high blood … Continue reading

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Incontinence is a great topic for a Sunday morning chat

It is Sunday, November 12, and you get up in the morning like you always do, splash some warm water on your face, pour yourself a cup of coffee, maybe make scrambled eggs, and you sit down at the breakfast … Continue reading

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Get your mammogram questions answered here!

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I welcomed two outstanding experts to the WCCO studios for the live broadcast of Healthy Matters.  We focused on the common screening test – the mammogram – and tried to answer your questions … Continue reading

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Is is a cold or the flu?

There’s a joke, probably only funny to someone from the great frozen tundra where I live, that goes something like this . . . Q:  How does a person from Minnesota say “Hello”? A:  (sniffles) . . . . “Hello.” … Continue reading

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Why we should care about kids’ teeth

I get approached fairly often by colleagues and regular folks with ideas for radio show topics.  With over 450 hour-long radio broadcasts so far, you may imagine that staying topical and interesting is something I hope to do.  But in … Continue reading

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An introduction to acupuncture and chiropractic care

Medical school is four years long.  This is after four years of college.  It is then followed by three more years of intensive training during medical residency.  It’s a lot of learning. So in all those years, do you know … Continue reading

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A variety of everyday health concerns . . . from the Fair!

Last Sunday I joined 197,890 of my closest friends at the Minnesota State Fair.  Along with the best radio person in the business, Denny Long, I did a live, in-person broadcast of Healthy Matters.  This was our 451th (!) live … Continue reading

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