Category Archives: Medical research

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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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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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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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

My grandfather, Heizel “Bill” Hilden, before he died used to say the goofiest things.  One doozy that I remember was when he flatly reported that the cane he carried came from the moon. It was a lovely gnarly wooden cane with … 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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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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Concerned about allergies? Maybe you should feed your baby some peanut butter

OK, first off that is a delish-looking bowl of peanut butter in this picture.  And I love peanut butter.  Especially on a banana.  Anybody else put peanut butter on bananas?  Or apples?  I put it on both! Seriously that is … 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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Diabetes care and research with Dr. Elizabeth Seaquist

If you missed the show this morning about diabetes with Dr. Elizabeth Seaquist from the University of Minnesota, you’re going to want to check out the podcast.  She is not only a terrific person to hang out with but she … Continue reading

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