Category Archives: Health and wellness

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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I eat too much butter: motivating for healthier living

For breakfast a few days ago I ate French toast and bacon.  I melted some butter and soaked the French toast in it then covered it all in maple syrup.  Then I drank about 4 cups of coffee.  Later that … Continue reading

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When weight loss surgery makes sense

“Only 1-2% of people who could benefit from weight loss surgery are actually getting it done” So says Dr. Gil Hartley, my radio guest this week on Healthy Matters.  Dr. Hartley is an internal medicine physician, like me, who specializes … Continue reading

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Reflections on bias in health care

Do black people feel less pain than white people?  Are overweight people at fault for developing diabetes?  Do doctors evaluate symptoms differently if a white man reports them than if a black woman reports them? Most of us would emphatically … Continue reading

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Procreative success and Blue Zones: Dr. Meghan Walsh visits the studio

Procreative success and Blue Zones?  The whole thing sounds like it may not be suitable for discussion in mixed company.  But rest assured, it’s all good, nothing indelicate going on here.  This is a post about living long and living … Continue reading

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Live to 100 or die trying

You can always pick different parents.  Well, maybe not. Recently I was on WCCO-TV, Channel 4 in Minnesota, to appear in the popular segment done by Heather Brown, called Good Question.  This week’s question was about “How to live to … Continue reading

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Staying active on the frozen tundra

As most of my radio listeners know, I’m a runner.  Like many of you, I find a few miles on the paths of Minneapolis to be relaxing, rejuvenating and probably pretty good for me.  But here in Minnesota, the weather … Continue reading

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The Great Slim Down: Weight loss

Perhaps I don’t have to tell you that in the United States, the percentage of people who are considered overweight or obese continues to get larger with each year.   I like to drive this point home when I am … Continue reading

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