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.
Food sensitivities are common in young children. BUt that doesn't always mean children will suffer from food allergies for their entire lives.
During the winter, it can seem like children are always getting sick. MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg said that's because they are building up their immune systems.
At what point should a person seek treatment for a fever?
Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is increasing nationwide. About 18,000 cases have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention across the country.
A group of physicians suggest that multimorbidity should more often be treated as a group, rather than singly.
Former Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard received more than 100 prescriptions from a dozen NHL team doctors in the last three years before his death in 2011. A recent article by The New York Times raises questions about the abuse of prescription drugs in professional sports.
A recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine found an association between coffee consumption and lower rates of death from disease.
A new survey in the Journal of Palliative Medicine shows that many patients and health care professionals are still confused about the concept of palliative care. Many even confuse it with euthanasia.
MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with Tom Crann of All Things Considered on Wednesday about the practice of using text messages to transmit medical information.