Health

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What do couples really want from a conflict? This psychologist says it's not an apology

Dr. Keith Sanford, professor of psychology & neuroscience at Baylor University, talked with Dick Swanson July 12 about his research into couples conflict. The most common thing couples want from each other is not an apology, or even more communication--it's a willingness to relinquish power. You can learn more about resolving couples conflict here.


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Mindfulness therapy as a way to help veterans with PTSD

 

Bob spoke May 10 with Dr. Anthony King, research assistant professor of psychiatry at the U of Michigan, about his recent study showing that mindfulness therapy might help vets with combat-related PTSD. Mindfulness techniques emphasize focus and attention to positive experiences and nonjudgmental acceptance to one’s thoughts and emotions. Listen to learn about PTSD, mindfulness, and more.


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Local nurse Teresa Borak shares her latest medical mission to Guatemala

Bob chatted Apr. 12 with Teresa Borak of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais about her recent trip to Guatemala with the organization Partner for Surgery, which provides medical care to impoverished Guatemalans in remote locations. Teresa has been volunteering with Partner for Surgery for 10 years.


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Want an excuse to sleep more? You might gain weight easier if you don't get your zzz's

Buck spoke Mar. 22 with Dr. Rachel Markwald, sleep expert and lead author of a recent study showing that less sleep leads to more eating and more weight gain. Find out why, and learn about good sleep hygiene, too.


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Mediterranean diet shown to be good for you...plus, it's delicious!

Ann Possis spoke Mar. 15 with Dr. Mark Pereira, professor of epidemiology & community health at the U of MN School of Public Health, about a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that a Mediterranean-style diet is very beneficial to one's health. So beneficial, in fact, that the study was ended early because the control group not eating this way was missing out on its good effects. Learn what the foods are, what the research showed, and how you might make changes to your eating habits.


Veronica shares her experience with planning her health care directive (Michael Krigsman/Flickr)

Creating a Health Care Directive: A Personal Story

Do you have an advance directive in place? Maybe yours is called a health care directive, or a living will.


"Creating Your Personal Health Care Directive" on WTIP's First Thursday Community Conversation (Ralf/Flickr)

Next First Thursday Community Conversation: "Creating Your Personal Health Care Directive"

There are two things hospitals ask when you’re being admitted – the first is about your insurance, the second is whether you have a health care directive.
 


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The Emergency Bra: Besides looking good, it could save your life.

Buck spoke Oct. 19 with Dr. Elena Bodnar, founder and President of the Trauma Risk Management Research Institute in Chicago, about her invention, the Emergency Bra, which can be converted into two face masks without removing any clothing. Dr. Bodnar's experience as a young doctor with Chernobyl victims led her to create the EB, which won the 2009 IgNobel Award in Public Health. The Ig Nobels honor achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think.


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Open Arms Minnesota's volunteer-powered organic farm supports its meal services for those with serious illness

Buck spoke Oct. 5 with Ben Penner, farm director at Open Arms MN, about the organic farm they started three years ago to supply their kitchens with fresh, nutritious food. Open Arms is a nonprofit that serves people with serious illness like multiple sclerosis, cancer, AIDS, and others, by delivering healthy meals right to their homes.