Category Archives: Health in the News

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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Maybe your doctor should be a woman

Quick, picture in your head a highly competent physician.  What does that person look like? Does your doctor image look like this? Or like this?  For the record and the recognition, that’s Dr. Gibson-Hill, a doctor in Bristol, England.  You … Continue reading

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The 36-hour shift

I was reading the paper this morning over my tea and crumpets when this headline caught my attention: “First-year doctors would be allowed to work 24-hour shifts under new rules” Now there’s a topic near to my heart, so I … Continue reading

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Reflections (but no pictures) from 9/11 and this week’s Emergency Preparedness topic

A remembrance: Fifteen years ago today at around 8:00 Minneapolis time, I was in the Intensive Care Unit at HCMC.  I was a medical resident on that day doing my rotation in Nephrology and was visiting a critically-ill patient in … 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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Aspirin: should you take it?

There was a big development in health care news this week.  The buzz is all about the latest guidelines on aspirin since our friends at the US Preventive Services Task Force updated the recommendations.  It came out in the Annals … Continue reading

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Every 8 seconds: the science of brain injury with Dr. Uzma Samadani

There’s big news from HCMC this week.  Many know that HCMC is the largest provider of TBI care in the state of Minnesota.  But many don’t know that we are also a major research institution and in no area is … 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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