Category Archives: Preventive care

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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Pearls from Medical Science – High Blood Pressure

Reading this stuff . . . so you don’t have to. One goal of mine for this blog is to connect people to medical science. But ask any doctor – staying current on the latest in medical evidence is not … Continue reading

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No more ipecac! National Poison Prevention Week 2016

I have the great fortune to work side by side with the smart folks at the Minnesota Poison Control Center, which is housed right here in my hospital.  Each year we try to do a service to the community by … 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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Quick tips: ABCs of cholesterol and other meaty topics

Hi from the mailbox! Another great Healthy Matters show this week -thanks to the listeners who are up on a Sunday morning – getting dressed, eating breakfast, going to church, drinking their coffee – and tuning in to listen to … 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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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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