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Inside Your Health: Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a condition that affects roughly 10 to 15 percent of the population. The condition made health headlines this past week, with a report that a “breakthrough” blood test to diagnose IBS has been developed....


  • Inside Your Health Special: Behind that Smile

    You might receive more than cleanings and fillings the next time you head to the dentist’s office. More offices are offering to take your blood pressure when you sit in the dentist chair and the change could save lives...

  • Inside Your Health: New Report on Prescribing Iron Supplements to Expecting Mothers, Infants

    Iron deficiency and Anemia affects up to one in four expecting mothers. So it is not surprising that prescribing iron supplements to pregnant women is a routine part of prenatal care. But on Wednesday a new report by the U.S. Preventive Services task force brings that nearly 10-year-old practice into question...

  • Inside Your Health: Bone Experts Raise Awareness of Osteoporosis in Men

    Osteoporosis is commonly thought of as a woman's disease. One in two women will suffer a fracture because of the condition. But one in four men are also affected. That's why bone health experts are making a new push to reduce rates of osteoporosis in men. KSTP's medical expert Doctor Archelle Georgiou explains...

  • Inside Your Health: Study Shows Breast Biopsies Often Incorrectly Diagnosed

    About 1.6 million women in the U.S. have breast biopsies each year. Doctors use the report to make a crucial next step, deciding whether the tissue is normal or cancerous...

  • Inside Your Health: FDA Backs Injectable Drug to Treat Double Chin

    Millions of Americans turn to cosmetic procedures each year, for everything from wrinkles to facelifts. In fact, nearly 16 million cosmetic procedures were done in 2014, according to an American Society of Plastic surgeon’s survey. Roughly 70 percent were injectable like Botox and Juvéderm that are used to reduce wrinkles. Now, this booming business could get even bigger.

  • Inside Your Health: Why it's Easy to Gain Weight Back

    The theory of losing weight sounds simple - eat fewer calories than your body needs. However, putting this theory into practice isn't an easy task. New research published by scientists at Yale describes how quickly fat cells are created and why they never go away...

  • Inside Your Health: Dispelling Myths of 'Three-Parent' Babies

    Britain has just become the first country in the world to allow babies to be created with the DNA of three parents. This process is called "three-parent" in vitro fertilization and it is a complex series of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems, and assist with the conception of a child...

  • Inside Your Health: More Than Medicine

    From reducing fevers to killing infections, even stopping cancer, drugs can save lives. But a prescription is often just one piece of the treatment puzzle. Our medical expert, Dr. Archelle Georgiou, found integrative medicine is making a difference in quality of life for Minnesotans facing illness...

  • Inside Your Health: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Get New Name, Criteria

    Chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness affecting up to 2.5 million Americans, may soon get a new name and set of diagnostic criteria. On this week's Inside Your Health, KSTP medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains the reason...

  • Inside Your Health: 1 in 4 Non-Smokers Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

    A new report by the Centers for Disease Control finds too many people are still being exposed to secondhand smoke. The report shows one in four non-smokers, about 58 million Americans, are exposed. The results are even worse for children: two out of five children are exposed...

  • Inside Your Health: Mobile Applications Preventing Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Two studies released today measure the effectiveness of new technologies for preventing skin cancer. For example, taking a picture of a suspicious mole and sending it to your dermatologist...

  • Inside Your Health: Good News and Bad News about Colon Cancer Rates

    Colon cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women. In 2013 alone, there were almost 143,000 new cases and 51,000 deaths in the United States. A new study was released Wednesday that analyzed 25 years of data from the National Cancer Institute. It showed that overall rates of colon cancer are declining almost 1 percent per year...

  • Inside Your Health: Low Testosterone Concerns and Treatments

    The US Food and Drug Administration is re-evaluating the currently approved testosterone replacement therapy treatments. Prescriptions for low testosterone, also referred to as “low T,” have quadrupled during the last decade. However, studies suggest that 90 percent of men being treated haven’t been properly diagnosed...

  • Inside Your Health: The Best Treatments for Knee Arthritis

    Approximately 50 million people experience osteoarthritis—or knee arthritis—and it affects 80 percent of those over the age of 55, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Archelle Georgiou talks more about the best treatments and prevention for osteoarthritis...

  • Inside Your Health: Maximize Benefits of Your FSA; New 2014 Rules

    It’s the end of the year and some of you may be looking for a year-end bonus from your employer. But, unused money in your flexible spending account may mean that you're the one paying up. On this week’s Inside Your Health, KSTP medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou talks about how to maximize the benefits...






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