DMAA is a popular supplement with athletes, or people looking for a edge in their workout. But some side effects have the U.S. Food and Drug Administration looking into it.
On this week of St. Valentine's Day, Dr. Jon Hallberg about the central role the heart plays in our health.
At least 1 in 10 patients are readmitted after a hospital stay. As more hospitals are rated on their readmissions, the current issue of JAMA is focused on their prevention. ATC medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talks about the factors that lead to return hospital stays, and what could change to decrease their occurrence.
More than 35 percent of Americans have tried to diagnose an ache or pain using the Internet, according to a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life project.
Flu season has arrived. Since late last year, the Minnesota Department of Health has classified influenza as "widespread" here in the state. Some are questioning the effectiveness and availability of the flu vaccine.
MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered Tuesday to talk about what he considered the top 10 medical stories of the year, including fungal meningitis, hepatitis C and health issues surrounding Hurricane Sandy.
Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, spoke on All Things Considered about some of the latest thinking on HIV/AIDS.
A new report found routine mammograms have led more than one million women to receive unnecessary breast cancer treatment.
Dr. Jon Hallberg, MPR's medical analyst and a physician in family medicine at the U of M, speaks on initiatives in the military to use the arts to help soldiers heal.
The classic doctor's black bag became a symbol of medicine. Like many symbols of past generations, it is all but gone. Now your doctor is just as likely to carry a backpack that can fit a laptop or an iPad.
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed three cases of fungal meningitis in the state as part of an outbreak that has sickened 90 people nationwide and killed seven.
Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses weight and a recent study that projects the incidence of obesity in Minnesota to double by 2030.
Another year of medical school at the University of Minnesota is underway, and physician and instructor Jon Hallberg says these new students have some advantages over his generation of aspiring doctors.
Consumers often want to save money by purchasing drugs over-the-counter, but Dr. Jon Hallberg says rushing to make medications available without a prescription has its own complications.
Many children and teens will need immunizations and checkups before they head back to the classroom this year.