Dr. Jon Hallberg Feature Archive

MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg discussed the huge variations in prices for treatment at U.S. hospitals with Tom Crann of All Things Considered. (04/25/2012)
About 10 percent of people suffer from migraine headaches at some time in their life, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. But women are more than three-times more likely to suffer from migraines than men. (04/18/2012)
Most medical schools require that prospective students score well on a test called the Medical College Admission Test. Starting in 2015, that test will include more questions dealing with the psychological and social basis of medicine. (04/11/2012)
Tom Crann of All Things Considered spoke with Dr. Jon Hallberg on Wednesday about correlations between obesity and cancer, as well as a connection between depression and sleep disorders. (04/04/2012)
New medical developments this baseball season protect players from concussions and screen for performance-enhancing substances. (03/28/2012)
MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg discussed the medical roots of the Iditarod with Tom Crann of All Things Considered. (03/07/2012)
A new study confirms that standard tests like colonoscopies and removal of precancerous polyps are effective in reducing colon cancer deaths. (02/29/2012)
A recent study found that the common antibiotic is no more effective in treating sinus infections than placebos. (02/22/2012)
MPR's medical analyst tells how the vital organ works and whether there's any truth to the idea that a person can die of a broken heart. (02/14/2012)
Many people are turning to the Internet for help in diagnosing medical symptoms or finding information about a specific disease, according to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. (02/01/2012)
As millions of baby boomers approach retirement age, medical researchers are exploring how the brain ages and the links between healthy living and memory retention. (01/25/2012)
There's a new call to reduce deaths, infections and injuries caused by surgical and hospital errors in outpatient procedures. (01/11/2012)
Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg answers questions about Medicare, eating fish and Lipitor. (12/06/2011)
How effective have primary care providers been in controlling obesity and its associated medical problems? (11/29/2011)
The medical world is reacting to the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to revoke its recommendation of a prominent cancer drug for use against breast cancer. MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke to All Things Considered host Tom Crann about the drug and the FDA's decision. (11/22/2011)