Health

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New study launched on youth football and concussion

Football and concussions have been in the news more and more lately. Dr. Andrew Peterson of the U of Iowa Sports Medicine department joined Buck recently to talk about a new study they're undertaking on youth football and concussion. Find out about what a concussion is, why it's dangerous, and what the study is attempting to learn.


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Dream of Wild Health saves seeds traditionally cultivated by Native American communities

Diane Wilson is executive director of Dream of Wild Health, a St. Paul nonprofit working to collect and save seeds once cultivated by Indian communities and, in the process, improve health and teach young people about food and well-being. Buck spoke with her Oct. 4 about what they do and why it's important to Native American health.


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New study shows Chinese meditation technique helps smokers reduce tobacco use

Dick Swanson spoke recently with Dr. Yi-Yuan Tang, director of Texas Tech's Neuroimaging Institute, about new research showing that practicing a type of mindfulness meditation known as Integrative Body-Mind Training (IBMT) can help smokers  cut their habit way down. Dr. Tang describes the study and the meditation technique in detail. You can learn more here.


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What can camping teach us about better sleep?

Ann Possis spoke Aug. 9 with Evan Chinoy, a grad student at the U of Colorado-Boulder who does most of his work in the Sleep & Chronobiology Lab. He conducted a study recently showing that a week out camping, away from all artificial light, adjusts a person's internal clock and helps them get up earlier.


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Can you really get a great workout in just a few minutes? Mayo Clinic fitness expert weighs in

Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, shares his ideas about the recent trend toward very short, intense workouts, as well as recommendations for how to incorporate exercise into your daily life. Ann Possis spoke with him July 19.


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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.