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Back pain expert Dr. Richard Deyo on his new book, "Watch Your Back!"

Dick talked Nov. 21 with Dr. Richard Deyo about the industry that has sprung up around back pain, and why more invasive intervention might not be effective. They discussed exercise, human touch therapies, and much more. His new book is titled "Watch Your Back! How the Back Pain Industry is Costing Us More and Giving Us Less."


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Gratitude: It's good for you

This is a great time of year to reflect on gratitude. Ann spoke Nov. 14 with Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer, founder and director of the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the U of MN, about why gratitude and its cousin, mindfulness, is good for our well-being. You can learn more about the Center here.


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Shorter days can trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)---psychiatrist explains

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression triggered by shorter days and reduced light. Loyola University Medical Center psychiatrist talked with Ann Possis Oct. 31 about the causes and symptoms of SAD, and what people can do to address and overcome it. 


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New study shows yoga & meditation may help train the brain

Dr. Bin He, a biomedical engineering professor at the U of MN, spoke with Dick Oct. 3 about his latest research showing that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation experience. This could have major implications for people who are paralyzed or mobility impaired. 


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Are you addicted to your cell phone? Consumer behavior expert Dr. James Roberts explains

A study just published in the Journal of Behavioral Addiction found that among college students, men spend nearly eight hours a day on their cell phones, while women spend 10. Ann chatted with the author of the study, Dr. James Roberts of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, to learn more about what's happening and how it's affecting academics, relationships, and more.


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Less materialism makes for happier people...plus it's better for the environment. Psychologist Miriam Tatzel explains.

Dick talked with Dr. Miriam Tatzel, a psychologist at Empire State College in New York, about why true happiness involves personally fulfilling activities and social relationships more than the pursuit of money and possessions...and how this happens to be better for the environment,  too. You can read more about positive psychology and the pursuit of happiness here.


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Violence Prevention Center Update: July 1

Jodi Yuhassey and Lucy Perpich of the Violence Prevention Center talked to WTIP about resources available to those suffering from PTSD associated with domestic and sexual violence, while also providin


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Wilderness Outpatient Treatment Program offering counseling and Rule 25 Assessments

WTIP talked to Greg Barnier, the director of Wilderness Outpatient Treatment Program, a program that offers drug and alcohol addiction counseling and Rule 25 assessments in Cook County.


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Advances in telemedicine benefit patients and health care providers alike

Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, has grown dramatically in recent years. Dr. Joel Gordon of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato joined Buck June 13 to discuss recent developments in the field, and how the technology helps doctors and patients alike.


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Honoring Choices Health Care Directive Workshop, June 14

On Saturday, June 14, The North Shore Health Care Foundation will host a workshop to assist people with completing their health care directives.