The CDC's list of public health improvements includes cardiovascular disease prevention, reduction of infectious diseases and fewer cases of lead poisoning in children.
Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses how the contraceptive medication known as "Plan B" works.
TV may be killing you. It's not some righteous bumper sticker. It's backed up by research. Americans spend an average of five hours in front of the TV, by some estimates. Now a new study shows that two hours a day can have a negative impact on your health.
Less is more. That's the message from a new program by the National Physicians Alliance. The nonprofit group is urging primary care doctors to avoid five common medical interventions, arguing that the procedures are both costly and unnecessary.
For years, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has been thought of as a condition that affects children, but there's been a recent effort to diagnose and treat adults as well.
The number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder increased by 22 percent between 2003 and 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The European study, published in the current issue of the Journal of the Medical Association, found that low-salt diets don't prevent high blood pressure and may even increase the risk of heart disease.
The cholesterol-lowering medication is also the most sold drug, according to a survey by IMS Health that offered a snapshot of the nation's top prescribed drugs and the best-selling drugs.
The British Medical Journal reviewed the research and is inconclusive on whether the reduction of hours made a difference in quality of care. What does Dr. Jon Hallberg say?
MPR News spoke with Dr. Jon Hallberg on Wednesday to learn more about measles and what can be done to prevent it.
Dr. Jon Hallberg, regular medical analyst for MPR's All Things Considered, discussed radiation issues with host Tom Crann.
Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with MPR's Tom Crann on Tuesday about the medical benefits of sleep. Hallberg is a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota and director of the Mill City Clinic in Minneapolis.
Dr. Jon Hallberg, a regular medical analyst for MPR News, spoke with MPR's All Things Considered about a Consumer Reports survey regarding physician and patient attitudes toward each other.
For years, we've heard warnings about antibiotics being over-prescribed, but new findings in the New England Journal of Medicine recommend just that when dealing with middle ear infections in young children.
It's the time of year where a lot of people resolve to lose weight, starting exercising, or to get healthy.