Author Archives: David Hilden, MD MPH

Can you exercise your way to a lower weight?

Hey friends!  Back in April I had just returned from “doctor college” in San Diego and I intend to share bits of what I learned there.  Previous posts in this vein have been: Should you trust the latest “medical advance”? … Continue reading

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10 questions to ask your doctor: my interview in the Star Tribune

Hi, friends, I was recently interviewed by Allie Shah of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for an article titled “10 questions you should ask your doctor.”   As I mentioned on the Healthy Matters radio broadcast last Sunday, I am posting … Continue reading

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Cool event in Minnesota: “Science: Why Don’t Facts Seem to Matter?”

Hey, gang, just a quick post about an event I want you to know about.  It is called “Science in Society:  Why Don’t Facts Seem to Matter?” and it is happening this Thursday, June 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Falls: Humpty Dumpty was just like you and me

  Sobering facts about falls in the elderly: The leading cause of injury that leads to death in people over age 65 is falling. That means 27,000 older adults in the US will not survive a fall in a year. Nearly 1 in … Continue reading

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Special topics: Lyme disease

Back in April I posted about medical science and what I had learned at my latest continuing education conference (the American College of Physicians conference in San Diego).  Go ahead and re-read that post to get my thoughts on how … Continue reading

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Ask the Dermatologist!

Hey hey! A couple of weeks ago on the Healthy Matters radio show we featured two of my colleagues from Dermatology, Drs. Jenny Liu and Erin Luxenberg.  You’ll find us in the photo to the left in the WCCO studios … Continue reading

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“Don’t worry, at least we will die together!”

Hi, friends! In this post I simply want to invite you to read an essay I wrote which was recently published in a journal I admire.  Called Intima: a journal of narrative medicine, it is a literary place where medicine is … Continue reading

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Quick tips: C. difficile infection will gross you out

OK, let’s talk poop. As promised in my April 2 post, I plan to do a series of short posts about specific medical topics since I recently returned from “doctor’s school” in San Diego at the American College of Physicians … Continue reading

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Pets and peanuts! The scoop about allergies (VIDEOS)

  I like dogs.  And I like peanuts.  But like many of you, I also have allergies.  Many of us have a love-hate situation with dogs, cats, peanuts, pollen, dust, mold, trees, flowers . . . Take a look at … Continue reading

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Should you trust the latest “medical advance”? And koalas too!

Hey friends! The plaque in this photo above was a gift from a medical student and hangs on my wall right above my desk. It is a saying reportedly from Michelangelo that I use in teaching medical students and residents fairly … Continue reading

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