Category Archives: Primary Care

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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Quick tips: Shingles and pnuemonia shots, blocked coronaries, antibiotics for dental work, HIV test

Hey, friends!  Here’s another “Quick tips” post in which I answer a few of the questions posed by listeners to a recent Healthy Matters radio broadcast.  As is often the case, I can’t get to all the questions, but this week’s grab … 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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Do you need an annual physical?

I’m a doctor (duh).  I do annual physicals sometimes (duh, again).  But I recently was put in the position of debating another doctor – on live radio –  about whether or not the annual physical is doing anybody any good. … Continue reading

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Get your mammogram questions answered here!

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I welcomed two outstanding experts to the WCCO studios for the live broadcast of Healthy Matters.  We focused on the common screening test – the mammogram – and tried to answer your questions … Continue reading

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10 questions to ask your doctor: my interview in the Star Tribune

Hi, friends, I was recently interviewed by Allie Shah of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for an article titled “10 questions you should ask your doctor.”   As I mentioned on the Healthy Matters radio broadcast last Sunday, I am posting … 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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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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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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