Category Archives: Preventive care

ColonChat will bust your colon cancer myths

Quick reminder about the upcoming #ColonChat.  It is THIS FRIDAY, March 24, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time.  My colleague, Dr. Jake Matlock, will join me and others from the HCMC GI Lab for a fast-paced hour using Twitter … Continue reading

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Famous people get colon cancer and so can you

Hey, everybody.  March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and we’re going all in (bad choice of words when talking about colonoscopies, perhaps) here at Healthy Matters. Here’s what we’re doing for Colon Cancer Awareness Month On Friday, March 3,  I … Continue reading

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The one where I get a colonoscopy

See that brave patient in the picture?  Yup, that’s me, just minutes from getting my colonoscopy at HCMC last year.  I’ve been meaning to do a post about that experience and now seems as good a time as any.  What … Continue reading

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Getting to – and maintaining – a healthy weight

It is practically an expectation in health and wellness forums to talk about weight loss after the first of the year.  New Year’s resolutions being all the rage in January.  Perhaps you plan to lose a few pounds this year? … 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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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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Got a tooth question? We have answers!

Hey, friends, I’m back.  This time with a slew of questions from all of YOU about your teeth.  Last Sunday on the radio broadcast we talked about dental topics  – something I don’t do very often.  I don’t talk about … 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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My dog is a slob: staying upright and avoiding falls (and a patient story)

Before I get started on this post . . .  I have started reading How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, which is the selection for our online Healthy Matters book club.  Check out the recent post about it here and start … Continue reading

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