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.
Do you have an advance directive in place? Maybe yours is called a health care directive, or a living will.
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.
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.
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.
Jody Allen Crowe, longtime educator and founder of Healthy Brains for Children, joined Buck Sept. 21 to talk about the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome and the devastation caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Learn about his experiences, and his efforts to educate people and encourage women to find out if they're pregnant before they take a drink.
Mayo Clinic psychiatrist Timothy Lineberry on the epidemic of military suicides, and what can be done to help-
Bob spoke recently with Dr. Timothy Lineberry, Mayo Clinic psychiatrist & suicide expert for the Army, about the alarming increase in the military suicide rate, and what can be done to stop this trend. You can read his full article in the September edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, here.
Bob chatted Sept. 7 with Jim McGowan, Midwest state advocacy director for the American Diabetes Association, about the epidemic of diabetes and obesity, and what can be done to prevent and manage diabetes. Jim is also a musician who was here to perform at Cascade Lodge Pub in Lutsen, and he combined his two passions by writing and performing the "Stop Diabetes Blues."
Ultrarunning champion Scott Jurek on his best-selling new book, "Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness"-
Buck spoke July 13 with elite athlete & vegan Scott Jurek on his new best-selling book, "Eat & Run," about his journey from a northern Minnesota childhood to winning the most grueling competitions--on a plant-based diet. Scott recently set a new American record by running 165.7 miles in 24 hours—that's 6.5 marathons in one day.