MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Wednesday to discuss the dangers of "drugged driving."
New proposed screening guidelines for Alzheimer's are aimed at detecting the disease earlier in patients concerned about memory loss. But would you want to know if you have the disease if there isn't much you can do to prevent its onset?
The Food and Drug Administration will hear two days of evidence around whether the popular diabetes medication Avandia causes heart attacks. There have been over 13,000 lawsuits involving the drug.
MPR medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Tuesday to discuss the trend of bribing patients to follow doctor's orders.
This isn't news to you if you're a chronic allergy sufferer, but tree and grass pollen counts are high across southern Minnesota today. If you park your car outside, you can often trace your initials in the green powdery film.
Sometimes the practice of medicine is referred to as "the healing arts."
But what role do the arts actually play in the healing process?
Earlier than usual spring weather has lead to earlier appearances of ticks and earlier cases nationwide of Lyme disease. That has led to new attention on its treatment, and its signs and symptoms.
Dr. Jon Hallberg offers a clinical look at practical tools in fighting obesity, we brought in our regular medical analyst.
While in Florida with the Minnesota Twins, our medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg, who is an employee assistance physician with the team, captured these photos of players and fans enjoying the games at Hammond Stadium in Ft. Meyers, Florida.
Some medical experts in the U.S. and the U.K., have come to the conclusion that too many people have been taking low-dose aspirin. New guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Health Services Task Force are giving more clarity about who should be taking it.
The doctor behind a controversial study which linked the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine to autism has been called "a dishonest, irresponsible doctor" by the General Medical Council, a British review board, and journal that originally published the study in 1998 has now retracted it.
Dr. Jon Hallberg, regular medical analyst on All Things Considered, and a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, talked with Tom Crann about the obesity problem and the solutions being offered by health officials.
Dr. Jon Hallberg, regular medical analyst on All Things Considered, talked with Tom Crann more about the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program, and how it's likely to affect clinics.
All Things Considered medical analyst talks about the stigmas around depression, an often intensely personal disease.
As the debate over health care reform plays out, and H1N1 flu continues in the news, more and more people are anxious about their health, and a lot of people are making themselves more anxious by looking for medical sites online.