Minnesota Public Radio features by Dr. Jon Hallberg http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30331 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:50:45 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Dr. Jon Hallberg http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Ask Dr. Hallberg: How important is patient satisfaction? Patient or customer satisfaction is becoming increasingly important at hospital and clinics. But this also must be balanced with making informed expert decisions, despite what patients might want. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/18/health/hallberg-patient-satisfation?refid=0 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:01:39 -0600 New guidelines: Women face higher stroke risk New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association call for women to monitor their risk for stroke more carefully than men. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/11/health/stroke-risk?refid=0 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:15:37 -0600 Doctors learning the art of negotiation Agents, car salesmen and lawyers all have to be good negotiators. But what about your doctor? Do you ever find yourself negotiating with him or her? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/28/health/hallberg-negotiation?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:55:25 -0600 New report links smoking to more cancers, diseases The surgeon general's office and the Centers for Disease Control have taken a big look at recent studies, and have released a new report, linking smoking to many more cancers and diseases than commonly thought. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/21/health/hallberg-smoking?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:58:57 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: A doctor's right hand, the medical scribe It's increasingly likely that there may be another person in your examine room, hanging on your every word, and typing away on a keyboard -- and the doctor may not mind at all. That person is a medical scribe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/14/health/hallberh-medical-scribes?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:23:07 -0600 Dr. Hallberg's top 6 health stories of the year Dr. Jon Hallberg counts down his top most important and intriguing health stories of the past year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/31/health/hallberg-top-health-stories?refid=0 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:29:56 -0600 Ask Dr. Jon Hallberg: Are vitamin supplements actually necessary? Federal estimates indicate about half of the American people take a multivitamin supplement. Despite the wide use, the effects of multivitamins can still be controversial. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/26/health/hallberg-vitamin-supplements?refid=0 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:52:08 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What has changed with new cholesterol guidelines? Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg speaks with MPR News about the newly released cholesterol guidelines and what has changed with regards to treatment with statin drugs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/19/health/hallberg-cholesterol-guidelines?refid=0 Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:25:18 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg; Rickets makes a comeback Rickets -- a disease many of us thought was long gone -- is back in the news. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/12/health/hallberg-rickets?refid=0 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:49:24 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Why do we sleep? Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with Tom Crann about a recent study showing that brains sweep themselves clean of toxins during sleep. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/29/health/hallberg-sleep?refid=0 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:47:56 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: The pneumonia vaccine Dr. Jon Hallberg joined MPR's Tom Crann to discuss the pneumonia vaccine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/22/health/hallberg-pneumonia-vaccine?refid=0 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:55:43 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: The basics of chronic pain Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to discuss the basics of pain -- the cause, purpose and treatments for it -- and what a new study about the brain can teach us about chronic pain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/15/health/jon-hallberg-chronic-pain?refid=0 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:58:10 -0500 Women's Health Initiative releases final report Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to discuss the 20-year-long Women's Health Initiative and its impact. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/08/womens-health-initiative?refid=0 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:42:43 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: U.S. ranks 11th in plague cases Although the U.S. ranks 11th for plague worldwide, the disease is highly treatable and relatively rare. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/24/hallberg-plague?refid=0 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:11:42 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Epilepsy in the news With epilepsy and seizures in the news, Dr. Jon Hallberg shares information on the condition with MPR News' Tom Crann of All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/17/health/hallberg-epilepsy?refid=0 Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:29:44 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Children and immunizations With the start of school, parents have to make sure their children's vaccines are up to date. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/03/health/hallberg-immunizations?refid=0 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:53:31 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Using incentives to promote health Cash incentives are increasingly being used to entice patients to lose weight, stop smoking, or otherwise get healthy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/13/health/hallberg-health-incentives?refid=0 Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:15:18 -0500 Ask Dr. Jon Hallberg: How effective are general health checks? General health checks are included in the Affordable Care Act and they are now covered in a variety of health care plans. But how effective are they? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/25/health/hallberg-wellness?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:19:28 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Chlamydia cases rising in Minn. MPR's regular medical analyst Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann on All Things Considered to discuss the rising number of chlamydia cases in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/16/health/hallberg-chlamydia?refid=0 Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:47:24 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Too few kids getting HPV vaccine Despite recommendations by doctors, fewer parents are actually getting their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/19/health/hallberg-hpv?refid=0 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:43:59 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Obesity facts and fiction MPR's Tom Crann spoke with All Things Considered's regular medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg about a recent obesity study. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/26/health/hallberg-obesity-facts-fiction?refid=0 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:13:55 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Problems with DMAA use 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/19/health/hallberg-dmaa?refid=0 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:10:32 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Heart health On this week of St. Valentine's Day, Dr. Jon Hallberg about the central role the heart plays in our health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/12/health/hallberg-heart?refid=0 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:03:52 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: After hospital discharge, many patients ultimately return 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/29/health/hallberg-hospital-admission?refid=0 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:26:26 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: 'Self-diagnosing' using the Internet 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/22/health/hallberg-internet-diagnosing?refid=0 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:08:39 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: questions about flu season 2013 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/15/health/hallberg-flu?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:41:01 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: The top 10 medical stories of 2012 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/18/health/hallberg-top-ten-medical-stories-2012?refid=0 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:06:15 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: New tests, treatments for HIV/AIDS 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/04/health/hallberg-hiv-aids?refid=0 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:45:10 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Early cancer detection outpaces cancer differentiation A new report found routine mammograms have led more than one million women to receive unnecessary breast cancer treatment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/27/health/hallberg-cancer-detection?refid=0 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:43:59 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Arts and health in the military 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/20/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:32:42 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: A doctor's accoutrements change with the times 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/16/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:36:08 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What meningitis is and what it does to the body 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/10/health/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:40:40 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Obesity's health implications Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses weight and a recent study that projects the incidence of obesity in Minnesota to double by 2030. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/02/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:45:54 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: New class of medical students underway 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/25/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:48:45 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Some medications not suitable for over-the-counter distribution 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/18/heatlth/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:10:22 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Immunizing kids for school Many children and teens will need immunizations and checkups before they head back to the classroom this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/28/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:40:29 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Kids' food allergies can be life threatening Food sensitivities are common in young children. BUt that doesn't always mean children will suffer from food allergies for their entire lives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/21/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:55:20 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Children and immunity 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/14/health/hallberg-immunity?refid=0 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:31:08 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: When to be concerned about a fever At what point should a person seek treatment for a fever? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/31/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:12:10 -0500 Ask Dr. Jon Hallberg: Get your whooping cough vaccination 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/25/health/hallberg-whooping-cough?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:13:18 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Treating multiple morbid conditions A group of physicians suggest that multimorbidity should more often be treated as a group, rather than singly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/27/health/dr-jon-hallberg-treating-multiple-morbid-conditions?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:41:11 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Prescription drug abuse in professional sports 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/06/hallberg-pain-medication?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Study debunks drawbacks of coffee drinking A recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine found an association between coffee consumption and lower rates of death from disease. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/30/health/hallberg-coffee-study?refid=0 Wed, 30 May 2012 14:38:08 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Clearing up confusion about palliative health care 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/16/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 16 May 2012 16:28:07 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: More doctors texting patients 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/09/health/hallberg-texting-patients?refid=0 Wed, 09 May 2012 16:07:23 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: The huge cost variation of medical treatment 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/25/dr-jon-hallberg-cost-variation-of-medical-treatment?refid=0 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:57:25 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: New ideas on migraine research 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/18/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:16:17 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: New sections added to MCAT 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/11/hallberg-mcat?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:33:30 -0500 Dr. Hallberg: Cancer, sleep disorders and spring allergies 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/04/hallberg-obesity-cancer?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:46:49 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Taking care of ballplayers in spring training New medical developments this baseball season protect players from concussions and screen for performance-enhancing substances. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/28/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:43:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Medical roots of the Iditarod MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg discussed the medical roots of the Iditarod with Tom Crann of All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/07/hallberg-iditarod-balto?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 13:51:37 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Study confirms colon tests effectively reduce cancer deaths A new study confirms that standard tests like colonoscopies and removal of precancerous polyps are effective in reducing colon cancer deaths. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/29/hallberg-colon-cancer?refid=0 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:32:43 -0600 Dr. Hallberg: Rethinking amoxicillin for sinus infections A recent study found that the common antibiotic is no more effective in treating sinus infections than placebos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/22/hallberg-sinus-infections?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:33:38 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Your heart does more than love 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/14/hallberg-heart?refid=0 Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:38:41 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Cyberchondria - you may have it 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/01/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:17:44 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Healthy living and memory retention 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/25/hallberg-memory-retention?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:14:10 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: New attention on reducing errors in outpatient procedures There's a new call to reduce deaths, infections and injuries caused by surgical and hospital errors in outpatient procedures. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/11/outpatient-injury?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:13:42 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Obesity coverage, baked fish and Lipitor Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg answers questions about Medicare, eating fish and Lipitor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/06/ask-dr-hallberg-obesity-coverage-baked-fish-and-lipitor?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:51:12 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Talking to your physician about your weight How effective have primary care providers been in controlling obesity and its associated medical problems? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/29/ask-dr-hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:03:54 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Avastin and other cancer treatments 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/22/hallberg-cancer-treatments?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2011 17:26:00 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: New studies cast confusion on conventional wisdom Lately, it seems every week new data contradicts conventional wisdom in the medical field. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/08/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:34:24 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: New prostate cancer screening guidelines New guidelines for prostate screenings are meeting some resistance, especially by groups of doctors. Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses the changes with MPR. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/12/hallberg-prostate-cancer-screening-guidelines?refid=0 Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:16:58 -0500 Dr. Hallberg: Michael Jackson's doctor and the scope of practice Jurors at the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray heard today from investigators and detectives who looked into the singer's death. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/05/hallberg-michael-jackson-doctor?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 17:52:56 -0500 Minn. health care system changes way care providers are compensated One major Minnesota health care system has changed the way primary care providers are compensated. Fairview Health Services has moved the emphasis from patient volume to quality outcomes and satisfaction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/09/20/minn-health-care-system-changes-way-care-providers-are-compensated?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:26:39 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: When is it right to do nothing? In an era when there are numerous medical tests and procedures at the disposal of doctors, when is it the right decision to do nothing? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/09/06/hallberg-when-is-it-right-to-do-nothing?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 15:27:01 -0500 Study gives insight on COPD treatment There's new evidence that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may benefit from regular antibiotic therapy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/24/study-gives-insight-on-copd-treatment?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:00:00 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Top 10 U.S. public health achievements The CDC's list of public health improvements includes cardiovascular disease prevention, reduction of infectious diseases and fewer cases of lead poisoning in children. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/16/hallberg-us-public-health-achievements?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:29:50 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Plan B contraceptives explained Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses how the contraceptive medication known as "Plan B" works. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/02/hallberg-plan-b-contraceptive?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:18:36 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Is watching TV unhealthy? 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/21/hallberg-tv?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:54:24 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: The 5 routine procedures for doctors to avoid 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/09/hallberg-routine-procedures?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 16:26:26 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What are the issues with diagnosing ADHD in adults? 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/30/hallberg-adult-adhd?refid=0 Mon, 30 May 2011 15:57:56 -0500 Number of kids with ADHD continues to grow 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/27/ask-hallberg-add?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2011 21:02:41 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What's the truth about low-salt diets? 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/10/lowsodium-diet?refid=0 Tue, 10 May 2011 22:42:24 -0500 Lipitor remains king of the prescription drugs 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/26/lipitor-prescription-drugs?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2011 19:35:51 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Is the brutal life of a resident harmful to their patients? 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? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/12/ask-dr-hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 20:50:38 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What's happening with measles in Minnesota? MPR News spoke with Dr. Jon Hallberg on Wednesday to learn more about measles and what can be done to prevent it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/06/measles?refid=0 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:00:38 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: The risks of radiation Dr. Jon Hallberg, regular medical analyst for MPR's All Things Considered, discussed radiation issues with host Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/29/ask-dr-hallberg-radiation-risks?refid=0 Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:48:42 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What are the consequences of inadequate sleep? 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/08/hallberg-sleep?refid=0 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:39:46 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Consumer and doctor attitudes 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/09/dr-hallberg-consumer-knowledge?refid=0 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:00:00 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Children, ear infections and antibiotics 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/25/ask-dr-hallberg-ear-infections-antibiotics-children?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:49:18 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Strategies for successful New Year's resolutions It's the time of year where a lot of people resolve to lose weight, starting exercising, or to get healthy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/07/ask-dr-hallberg-new-years-resolutions?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:26:10 -0600 Top 10 medical stories of 2010 On this last day of 2010, MPR's Tom Crann sat down with Dr. Jon Hallberg to take a look back at the big medical stories of the year, including cholera in Haiti, health care reform legislation and a explosion of pertussis cases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/31/hallberg?refid=0 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:05:04 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Electronic medical records It's been almost two years since President Obama targeted $19 billion in stimulus money to help medical facilities convert to electronic record-keeping. The technology is intended to improve the quality of care and reduce costs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/14/ask-dr-hallberg-electronic-medical-records?refid=0 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 22:21:48 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: New vitamin D guidelines The Institute of Medicine panel just revised the recommendations for taking vitamin D supplements and calcium. The panel now recommends lower daily doses of both supplements. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/02/ask-dr-hallberg-vitamin-d?refid=0 Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:29:23 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Despite year of cholera, obesity, there's plenty to be hopeful about In spite of challenges and uncertainties, MPR's regular medical analyst Jon Hallberg said there is still reason to be hopeful when it comes to health and wellness this Thanksgiving. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/24/ask-dr-hallberg-thanksgiving?refid=0 Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:36:54 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: 'Simple Seven' steps for heart health not so simple The American Heart Association has issued guidelines for ideal cardiovascular health called Life's Simple Seven. MPR's Tom Crann spoke with Dr. Jon Hallberg about the recommendations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/18/hallberg-seven-steps?refid=0 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:36:21 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Cholera in Haiti Health officials in Haiti continue their efforts to curb the spread of cholera. An outbreak there has already taken the lives of more than 300 people, and cases have been confirmed in two new areas of the country. MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Thursday to answer questions about the disease. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/28/ask-dr-hallberg-cholera?refid=0 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:39:55 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Testing for sickle cell anemia The governing body of college sports is now requiring all Division I athletes to be tested for the gene for sickle cell anemia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/28/ask-dr-hallberg-sickle-cell-anemia?refid=0 Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:05:34 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Flu season and a pneumonia vaccine MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Wednesday to provide an update on this year's flu vaccine, along with information about a shot to prevent pneumonia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/08/ask-dr-hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 08 Sep 2010 17:03:49 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Why heat is so hard on the body It's August in Minnesota, and it's hot, humid and uncomfortable. Dr. Jon Hallberg, our regular medical analyst, talks about why heat is so hard on the body. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/10/ask-dr-hallberg-heat?refid=0 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:57:20 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Driving under the influence of Rx MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Wednesday to discuss the dangers of "drugged driving." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/29/hallberg-driving-medications?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 07:26:10 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Screening for Alzheimer's disease 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? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/21/ask-dr-hallberg-alzheimers-disease?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jul 2010 16:32:42 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg on the diabetes drug Avandia 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/13/hallberg-diabetes-avandia?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:33:38 -0500 Bribing patients to follow doctors' orders 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/06/15/jon-hallberg-bribing-patients?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:38:06 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg on seasonal allergies 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/05/27/seasonal-allergies?refid=0 Thu, 27 May 2010 17:42:49 -0500 The role of the arts in the healing process Sometimes the practice of medicine is referred to as "the healing arts." But what role do the arts actually play in the healing process? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/27/arts-and-healing?refid=0 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:30:13 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg on deer ticks and Lyme disease 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/20/hallberg-deer-ticks?refid=0 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:28:22 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg's practical approaches to fighting obesity Dr. Jon Hallberg offers a clinical look at practical tools in fighting obesity, we brought in our regular medical analyst. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/03/25/hallbergs-weight-loss-tools?refid=0 Thu, 25 Mar 2010 17:23:49 -0500 Spring training with the Minnesota Twins 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/03/24/twins-spring-training?refid=0 Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:52:55 -0500 New guidelines question once-a-day aspirin intake 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/03/09/new-aspirin-guidelines?refid=0 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:50:04 -0600 What are the effects of the retracted autism study? 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/04/autism-study?refid=0 Thu, 04 Feb 2010 14:25:04 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg on the obesity problem 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/21/obesity-hallberg?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 18:30:33 -0600 How will new drug-monitoring procedures affect clinics? 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/07/hallberg-drug-monitoring?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jan 2010 17:40:29 -0600 The stigmas of depression All Things Considered medical analyst talks about the stigmas around depression, an often intensely personal disease. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/31/hallberg-depression?refid=0 Thu, 31 Dec 2009 16:48:42 -0600 The dangers of 'cyberchondria' 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/08/hallberg-cyberchondria?refid=0 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 17:14:57 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg on the new recommendations for mammogram screenings The news that a government task force has changed its recommendations for breast cancer screening has caused some confused reaction from women. Dr. Jon Hallberg stopped by All Things Considered to give his clinical reaction to the change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/17/mammogram-hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 17 Nov 2009 18:49:54 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg on the value of diagnosis Dr. Jon Hallberg, our regular medical analyst joined Tom Crann this week to talk about the value of diagnosis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/06/hallberg-diagnosis?refid=0 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 15:00:00 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg talks about his own experience with the flu MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg recently found himself on the other side of the doctor's office when he came down with what he thinks was a case of H1N1 flu. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/10/20/jon-hallberg-flu?refid=0 Tue, 20 Oct 2009 18:51:20 -0500 Jon Hallberg on malpractice insurance Regular medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talks about one of the smaller pieces of the larger health care puzzle, malpractice insurance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/29/hallberg-malpractice?refid=0 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:34:32 -0500 Jon Hallberg on Bell's palsy Minnesota's former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman said in an interview he's been diagnosed with Bell's palsy, our medical analyst Jon Hallberg explains with the condition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/11/bells-palsy?refid=0 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 18:40:55 -0500 How up-to-date is your physician's knowledge? Our medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg just passed a re-certification test. How up-to-date is your physician's knowledge and what difference does it make? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/10/doctor-recertification?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 15:12:48 -0500 More on H1N1 with Dr. Jon Hallberg All Things Considered talked about flu with medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg and he returned to talk about what to expect from H1N1 during the period of seasonal flu. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/03/jon-hallberg-h1n1?refid=0 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 16:41:05 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Bad news about depression MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talks about a new study on depression and why doctors have such a difficult time diagnosing the mood disorder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/26/hallberg-depression?refid=0 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:39:05 -0500 When old ideas are wrong Dr. Jon Hallberg ponders the questions: How often are our common, well-intentioned medical recommendations wrong? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/18/old-ideas?refid=0 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 17:00:00 -0500 Dr. Hallberg explains pros, cons of shingles vaccine Dr. Jon Hallberg, medical analyst for All Things Considered, spoke to MPR's Tom Crann about shingles and Zostavax, the vaccine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/28/hallberg-shingles?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 18:24:03 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg on Obama's nominee for surgeon general Dr. Jon Hallberg, regular medical analyst for All Things Considered, talked about President Obama's nomination of Dr. Regina Benjamin for surgeon general. Jon himself is in family medicine at the University of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/14/benjamin_nomination?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:19:33 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg talks about Percoset, Vicodin and other painkillers The FDA is trying to decide whether or not to ban the pain-killing drugs Percoset and Vicodin. Both contain acetaminophen, which -- in high doses -- can harm the liver. Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to talk more on the common painkiller, and why the FDA is so concerned. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/07/painkiller_qa?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 18:54:55 -0500 Jon Hallberg talks on the new tobacco bill signed by Obama President Obama has signed legislation that will place more federal restrictions on tobacco. Dr. Jon Hallberg, our regular medical analyst, stopped by to talk more about the bill. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/23/hallberg_tobacco?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 16:44:42 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg on Obama's health care speech to the AMA Yesterday, President Obama outlined his hopes for reforming the nation's health care system in a wide ranging speech before an audience of doctors in Chicago. Our medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg had some reaction from his perspective as a physician. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/16/jon_hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 18:30:06 -0500 Dr. Hallberg talks about lessons learned from the H1N1 flu At this time last week, we didn't know much about what we were dealing with. Now, we know more about the H1N1 flu and the most important thing seems to be that it isn't as deadly as people feared. Even most of the confirmed cases in the U.S. are recovering just fine. Dr. Jon Hallberg, joined Tom Crann again to talk about what we've learned this past week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/05/05/hallberg_flu_updates?refid=0 Tue, 05 May 2009 17:06:18 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg demonstrates three mask options Dr. Jon Hallberg demonstrates three mask options to prevent the spread of flu and germs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/05/05/hallberg_masks?refid=0 Tue, 05 May 2009 17:03:08 -0500 Dr. Hallberg on communicating with kids and the flu All Things Considered's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg told MPR's Tom Crann that it's much harder to tell if a child has the flu because children don't have necessarily have the vocabularly to communicate how they're feeling. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/30/hallberg_kidsflu?refid=0 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:51:09 -0500 Dr. Hallberg answers listener questions about swine flu MPR listeners have been texting their questions about the swine flu outbreak and all Thing Considered medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg answered some of them in a conversation with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/28/jon_hallberg_swineflu?refid=0 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 18:48:37 -0500 What is brown fat? Fat. We all have it to some degree and we have more types of it than you might have thought. Dr. Jon Hallberg has been reading three international studies on brown fat and he discussed with ATC about what is so vexing about this issue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/15/hallberg_fat?refid=0 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:12:37 -0500 How 'connected' do you feel to your doctor? A new study suggests the answer to that question makes a difference in the quality of care you're getting. Dr. John Hallberg joined All Things Considered to talk about the study. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/05/how_connected_do_you_feel_to_your_doctor?refid=0 Thu, 05 Mar 2009 18:14:05 -0600 FDA withdrawing painkiller drug after 50 years of prescription The commonly-prescribed pain killer Darvon will soon be off the market. This is after an FDA panel voted to withdraw the drug. Doctors wrote 21 million prescriptions for it in 2007. Dr. Jon Hallberg stopped by to talk more on the ban of the painkiller which has been commonly prescribed for 50 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/11/fda_withdrawing_painkiller_drug_after_50_years_of_prescription?refid=0 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 19:33:47 -0600 CDC urging HiB vaccines for children, but where can you get it? Make sure children get the HiB vaccine. That's the recent message from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, according to our medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg, there isn't enough of the vaccine to meet the urgency of the CDC's recommendation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/27/cdc_urging_hib_vaccines_for_children_but_where_can_you_get_it?refid=0 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:31:26 -0600 Holiday gifts for health and wellness What gifts would a doctor recommend for the holidays? Our medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg sat down with Tom Crann and decided not to talk about the latest research or journal findings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/23/holiday_gifts_for_health_and_wellness?refid=0 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 16:57:23 -0600 Dealing with diuretics The Minnesota Vikings' are preparing for this Sunday's away game against the Arizona Cardinals, but whether the "Williams Wall" will be allowed to play is still unclear. Our regular medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, deals with this issue often. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/09/dealing_with_diuretics?refid=0 Tue, 09 Dec 2008 17:46:57 -0600 New Minneapolis clinic uses unique design Minnesota Public Radio's medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, recently opened the Mill City Clinic in Minneapolis. The clinic uses unique design elements in order to create a more comfortable environment. Hallberg joined Tom Crann to talk about what is new and unique about his facility, both inside and out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/25/new_clinic_hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 25 Nov 2008 17:29:07 -0600 U of M sets flu shot record of over 10,000 The University of Minnesota has apparently earned a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records today for vaccinating the most people in one day against influenza. MPR's medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, was among the thousands vaccinated today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/28/flu_shot_guiness_record?refid=0 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:37:56 -0500 Patients are asking doctors not to diagnose certain conditions Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses a growing trend regarding patients and insurance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/30/hallberg_insurance?refid=0 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:55:29 -0500 Why are more parents opting out of child vaccinations? It's a familiar image. The doctor comes into the examining room, checks the baby over, and proceeds to line up the needles for the standard battery of vaccinations. But that common scene is changing. Dr. Jon Hallberg talked with Tom Crann about the changing dynamic of child vaccinations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/16/hallberg_vaccines?refid=0 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:16:50 -0500 Huge surge seen in methadone prescriptions nationwide Doctors are prescribing the drug methadone for pain more and more often. Methadone is a narcotic that has been used for years to wean drug addicts off heroin. Methadone a powerful and effective drug, but is itself highly addictive and in some cases it's deadly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/21/methadone?refid=0 Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:50:00 -0500 Doctors reconsidering common cancer tests New guidelines recommend against prostate cancer screening for older men, and downplay the importance of breast self-exams for women. Dr. Jon Hallberg says better technology and health statistics are behind the changes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/05/cancerscreening?refid=0 Tue, 05 Aug 2008 18:36:18 -0500 Physicians question giving cholesterol drugs to children Some doctors are still skeptical of news headlines that recommend some children be given cholesterol drugs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/17/cholesterol_drugs?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:38:58 -0500 Study: Home blood pressure testing more accurate New guidelines from the American Heart Association and other groups recommend more Americans check their blood pressure at home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/02/homebloodpressure?refid=0 Mon, 02 Jun 2008 17:38:14 -0500 Feds issue new guidelines for treating tobacco dependence Federal health officials issued new guidelines today for how medical practitioners should treat tobacco use and dependence. The guidelines were last updated in 1997. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/07/hallberg_tobacco_guidelines?refid=0 Wed, 07 May 2008 15:52:47 -0500 Putting your medical records online Minnesota is a leader in the world of electronic medical records. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/29/medrec?refid=0 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 15:00:00 -0500