From comments we’ve received to this blog, it’s clear that MinnPost readers are deeply interested in such issues regarding best practices in medicine, the rationing of medical care, and how the delivery of medicine in the U.S.
I’ve always found optical illusions fascinating, partly because they’re a good reminder that we can’t always believe the information we’re taking in.
If you have low back pain (and if you don’t, you probably will, for four of five of us develop an achy lower back at some point in our lives), you’ll be interested to learn that three alternative therapies — acupuncture, manual therapy (massage and/
Until recently, McAllen, Texas, a quiet border town, was best known for being the backdrop of the film “Lonesome Dove.” But an article recently published in the The New Yorker has brought the town unwelcome notoriety: McAllen is now synonymous with
The physical health hazards posed by computers include more than such chronic ailments as carpal tunnel injuries, back pain and blurred vision.
Fear-mongering about menopause is alive and well.
Better get those Zzzzs.
Those American TV ads that show a handful of British patients and doctors warning of the perils of socialized medicine have my relatives and friends “over the pond” shaking their heads in disbelief.Sure, Britons love to whine (or whinge, as they som
Now they tell me.
I had terrible morning sickness — unrelenting nausea — during the early months of both my pregnancies. Ugh. I wouldn’t wish it on any woman.
Well, maybe I should wish it on them.
A Twin Cities physician has developed a promising treatment for a serious complication of chronic heartburn. “It’s revolutionary,” said Robert Ganz, a gastroenterologist with Minnesota Gastroenterology.
Since its debut in London in 1986 and on Broadway in 1988 “The Phantom of the Opera,” which opens for another run here on Wednesday, has lured 80 million attendees in more than 100 cities. What’s its secret?
It’s been a meteoric rise to infective fame for the recently discovered swine flu virus H1N1, and now that a case has been confirmed in Minnesota, Department of Health testing of “suspect cases” is in full swing.
Update: After first Minnes
The appearance of a novel swine influenza, first in Mexico City, has caused U.S. health officials to declare a public health emergency.
Hospitals got rid of cigarette smoke a long time ago, but they still offer fries and chips under the same roof as obesity surgery.
There’s one piece of good news to report during “Cover the Uninsured Week”: The rate of uninsured children fell 13 percent nationwide between 1994 and 2007, thanks to government assistance like Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
OK, so President Obama is sneaking a few cigarettes. A few puffs here and there shouldn’t be a big deal, right? Right — and wrong.
Though local critics panned last year’s “Little House on the Prairie” musical, they did not deter an extended run at the Guthrie or dissuade the Ordway from booking the first stop on a tour starting in the fall.
What would possess someone to become executive director of the Minnesota State Arts Board when the governor wants to cut its $10.2 million annual appropriation and turn the board into a nonprofit? Sue Gens explains why she recently took the job.
A new, large study published earlier this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that taking a multivitamin offers no benefit in reducing heart disease or common cancers.
All political affiliations aside, I hope Barack Obama is a better health-care president than the departed George W. Bush.