Category Archives: Health and wellness

Don’t blame farmers: the scoop on Daylight Saving Time

True story. . .   This past Saturday I set three alarm clocks in preparation for getting out of bed to do my Sunday morning Healthy Matters radio broadcast.  It was the start of Daylight Saving Time here in the … Continue reading

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Sinus congestion, nasal irrigation, and the neti pot

It seems that about 75% of my life involves nasal congestion with sinus pressure around my eyes.   It’s probably allergies to various tiny stuff floating through the air.  Not sure about that but I am so stuffy so much … Continue reading

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Apple cider vinegar: a Healthy Matters investigative report!

On a recent “Open Lines” radio broadcast (in which we have no topic and I simply answer the sundry questions from listeners) somebody asked about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.  Fair enough. Well as a highly educated medical professional … Continue reading

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It’s a cold . . . it’s the flu . . . its FluChat!

    It’s dreaded “cold and flu” season here in the not-yet-frozen tundra of Minnesota and probably where you live as well. This is a quick post to announce #FluChat – which I am doing along with my friends at … Continue reading

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Insomnia Part 2: “Sleep is incredibly behavioral” (VIDEOS)

Hey, Early Birds and Night Owls! This post is the second part about insomnia which is a topic I’m finding resonates with a whole lot of people.  If you missed Part 1 about Insomnia, I recommend reading that post here … Continue reading

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Insomnia Part 1: Maybe you should just count sheep.

I think I may hold the world record for the fastest time in falling asleep.  Usually I’m out about a nanosecond after my head hits the pillow.  And that’s just at night.  I’m pretty good at falling asleep just about … Continue reading

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Do you need a mammogram?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I wrote this post about 4 or 5 times.  The first draft found me in the weeds of details and statistics.  In the second draft I sounded too preachy.  My third attempt covered every … Continue reading

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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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Coffee, WHO and You: the best news in a long time

OK, before I say one thing about this topic, we need to set the mood by playing this very short audio clip.  Make sure the sound is turned up on your computer or mobile device and click the “play” arrow. … 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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