Category Archives: Primary Care

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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Insomnia Part 2: “Sleep is incredibly behavioral” (VIDEOS)

Hey, Early Birds and Night Owls! This post is the second part about insomnia which is a topic I’m finding resonates with a whole lot of people.  If you missed Part 1 about Insomnia, I recommend reading that post here … 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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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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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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Home, sweet (medical) home

Hey and how are ya?  C’mon in, grab a cup of coffee.  Thanks for stopping by to my Healthy Matters home. Today I’m going to talk about Health Care Homes, aka Medical Homes, aka the Next-Generation-of-Medical-Delivery, aka the Clinic-Where-Everybody-Knows-Your-Name, aka … Continue reading

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