Category Archives: Medications

Quick tips: shingles, dementia & depression, high blood pressure medications

Since you asked . . . here’s another “Quick tips” post from last week’s Healthy Matters broadcast.    I have included links to point you toward reliable information if you want to learn more.  The Internet is full of not-so-reliable … Continue reading

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Opioids for back, knee, and hip pain? A chat with Dr. Erin Krebs

You have undoubtedly heard about the opioid crisis. It is a near daily part of my life since treating pain is a hefty part of what most doctors do. In addition, I am fortunate to work in an academic health … Continue reading

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A variety of everyday health concerns . . . from the Fair!

Last Sunday I joined 197,890 of my closest friends at the Minnesota State Fair.  Along with the best radio person in the business, Denny Long, I did a live, in-person broadcast of Healthy Matters.  This was our 451th (!) live … 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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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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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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