Author Archives: David Hilden, MD MPH

Learning about depression with psychiatrist Eduardo Colón

Hey, everybody.   Check out this fact:  about 16 million people in the United States will experience an episode of depression every year.  That’s about 7% of the population.  By some estimates, depression is in the top 3 causes of disability (source:  … Continue reading

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Quick tips: influenza, angina, kidneys, & blood pressure

Hi, everybody.  I’m back with one of these “Quick tips” posts where I answer questions that were sent to me on a recent Healthy Matters radio broadcast.  Regular listeners will know that I never can get to all of the … Continue reading

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Do you need an annual physical?

I’m a doctor (duh).  I do annual physicals sometimes (duh, again).  But I recently was put in the position of debating another doctor – on live radio –  about whether or not the annual physical is doing anybody any good. … Continue reading

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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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