Category Archives: HCMC

Our 400th radio show!

This Sunday morning, September 4, at 7:30, Denny Long and I will take to the veranda at the WCCO Radio booth at the Minnesota State Fair.  It will be our 16th time doing a show live from beneath the shadow … Continue reading

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Dementia is not normal aging. It’s a disease.

Hi, everybody!  I’m back after a bit of a hiatus for a bit of family vacation.  Thanks for checking in! This week’s topic is dementia.  We talked about it with an expert colleague on our Healthy Matters radio broadcast and … Continue reading

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There’s a virus in my carry-on: Travel Medicine

There is almost nothing I’d rather be doing than going places all over the world.  In fact, I am usually planning the next trip while I’m on the way home from the current one.  And if you are fortunate enough … Continue reading

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Home, sweet (medical) home

Hey and how are ya?  C’mon in, grab a cup of coffee.  Thanks for stopping by to my Healthy Matters home. Today I’m going to talk about Health Care Homes, aka Medical Homes, aka the Next-Generation-of-Medical-Delivery, aka the Clinic-Where-Everybody-Knows-Your-Name, aka … Continue reading

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Skin cancer is as easy as A-B-C . . . and D . . . and E

May is Skin Cancer Month and Monday, May 2 is “Melanoma Monday” so let’s talk about your skin.  You probably have heard many times about many types of illness –  “Catch it early and it is really treatable but catch … Continue reading

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Medication questions? Ask a Pharmacist!

Every year or so I do an “Ask the Pharmacist” show on Healthy Matters.  These are always popular shows with listeners and this week was no exception.  Joining me in studio were two HCMC pharmacists, Laurie Wilhite and Erika Ridl. … Continue reading

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Seasonal allergies and . . . ah-ah-ah-choo! . . . you.

I’ve had allergies for the past 49 years. Seriously.  Started when I was two years old. My big problem is congested sinuses and nose.  Loud breathing at night – drives my wife crazy just as it probably drove my folks … Continue reading

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Healing wounds, preserving limbs

This post is all about wound healing, hyperbaric oxygen, and fluorescent microangiography.   Now if that doesn’t get your attention . . . Here’s a preview of what you will find in this post – lots of multimedia clips and … Continue reading

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Glaucoma is like pushing on a basketball

We learned a ton of stuff about the eye on today’s Healthy Matters broadcast.  We mostly focused on glaucoma (good pun, eh. . .  see how I said focused while talking about vision . . .  oh never mind).  We also touched on … 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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