Dr. Jon Hallberg

Dr. Jon Hallberg

Medical Commentator
Minnesota Public Radio

Dr. John Hallberg is an assistant professor in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, and medical director at Mill City Clinic. He co-hosts the MPR News podcast Hallberg's Picture of Health alongside All Things Considered host Tom Crann.

Dr. Jon Hallberg Feature Archive

Dr. Jon Hallberg
Patient or customer satisfaction is becoming increasingly important at hospital and clinics. But this also must be balanced with making informed expert decisions, despite what patients might want. (02/18/2014)
New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association call for women to monitor their risk for stroke more carefully than men. (02/11/2014)
Dr. Jon Hallberg
Agents, car salesmen and lawyers all have to be good negotiators. But what about your doctor? Do you ever find yourself negotiating with him or her? (01/28/2014)
The surgeon general's office and the Centers for Disease Control have taken a big look at recent studies, and have released a new report, linking smoking to many more cancers and diseases than commonly thought. (01/21/2014)
It's increasingly likely that there may be another person in your examine room, hanging on your every word, and typing away on a keyboard -- and the doctor may not mind at all. That person is a medical scribe. (01/14/2014)
Dr. Jon Hallberg counts down his top most important and intriguing health stories of the past year. (12/31/2013)
Federal estimates indicate about half of the American people take a multivitamin supplement. Despite the wide use, the effects of multivitamins can still be controversial. (11/26/2013)
Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg speaks with MPR News about the newly released cholesterol guidelines and what has changed with regards to treatment with statin drugs. (11/19/2013)
Rickets -- a disease many of us thought was long gone -- is back in the news. (11/12/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with Tom Crann about a recent study showing that brains sweep themselves clean of toxins during sleep. (10/29/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg joined MPR's Tom Crann to discuss the pneumonia vaccine. (10/22/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to discuss the basics of pain -- the cause, purpose and treatments for it -- and what a new study about the brain can teach us about chronic pain. (10/15/2013)
Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to discuss the 20-year-long Women's Health Initiative and its impact. (10/08/2013)
Although the U.S. ranks 11th for plague worldwide, the disease is highly treatable and relatively rare. (09/24/2013)
With epilepsy and seizures in the news, Dr. Jon Hallberg shares information on the condition with MPR News' Tom Crann of All Things Considered. (09/17/2013)