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Inside Your Health: Athletes and Body Mass Index

Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night proved that many football players build significant muscle to better perform in their sport. How does height as well as muscle and fat proportions contribute to, or take away from, their overall health? KSTP medical expert Dr. Archelle Georigou explains...


  • Inside Your Health: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treatment and Recovery

    Governor Mark Dayton is currently recovering from back surgery; the second surgery he has had for the same condition, called lumbar spinal stenosis. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, between 8 and 11 percent of the U.S. population has this condition. KSTP’s Bill Lunn sat down with medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou to further discuss treatment options and recovery...

  • Inside Your Health: Addressing Compulsive Shopping

    Have you ever experienced buyer’s remorse, perhaps for your Black Friday purchases? You’re not alone. According to the Journal of Consumer Research, roughly 8.9 percent of U.S. shoppers are affected by compulsive shopping. KSTP’s Leah McLean sat down with medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou to further discuss compulsive buying and ways to curb it...

  • Inside Your Health: A Healthy Diet Varies from Person to Person

    Scientists may now have an explanation for why you still feel hungry after eating a healthy meal. According to a recently published study, a healthy diet for one individual may not be healthy for another. KSTP’s Leah McLean sat down with medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou, who further explains the study and how certain foods affect individuals differently...

  • Inside Your Health: Development of Vaccine to Lower Cholesterol

    Cholesterol-lowering drugs—called statins—are proven to decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. A new study published last week by researchers at the University of New Mexico and the NIH found early, but promising results, in the development of a vaccine to prevent high cholesterol....

  • Inside Your Health: How to Discuss Sex with Your Kids

    Many parents grapple with how to have conversations about sex with their children. However, a newly-released study expresses how important it is for parents to have that conversation. KSTP’s Bill Lunn sat down with medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou, who discusses the results of the analysis and gives advice for how to effectively have a conversation about sex with your children....

  • Inside Your Health: End of Life Counseling and Planning

    KSTP’s Leah McLean sat down with medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou, who explains the rationale behind a recent decision to reimburse practitioners for end of life counseling and what steps to take in end of life planning....

  • Inside Your Health Special: State of Cancer in Minn.

    Roughly 29,000 Minnesotans will be diagnosed this year with cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Meanwhile, half of all Minnesotans will develop some form of cancer in their lifetimes, the organization stated....

  • Inside Your Health: Response to New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

    New guidelines are in place for breast cancer screenings. The American Cancer Society now suggests that most women start having annual mammograms at the age of 45, instead of 40. The organization also recommends having a mammogram every other year, starting at the age of 55. In response, many women are expressing their frustration and confusion about the new guidelines....

  • Inside Your Health: Addressing Dietary Supplement Concerns

    Although many claim to be made of all-natural ingredients, dietary supplements cause a significant amount of emergency room visits in the United States, according to a new study. KSTP’s Bill Lunn sat down with medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou to discuss what those who take supplements need to know....

  • Inside Your Health: Validity of Online Health Ads

    For those who search the Internet, you may have noticed how online ads seem custom-made to target you and display what you’re interested in. The same rings true for online health ads. A study recently published in the medical journal JAMA Dermatology analyzed the potential value of those online health ads and sought to uncover their validity, as well....

  • Inside Your Health: The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

    Synthetic drug use is a dangerous and growing trend, according to the Minnesota Poison Control System. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), synthetic drugs include any substances that aim to mimic the effects of illegal drugs and may contain stimulant, depressant or hallucinogenic properties....

  • Inside Your Health: Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soap

    Antibacterial products have grown into a $1 billion industry in the United States. However, according to Mayo Clinic, antibacterial soap is no more effective at killing germs than regular soap. KSTP’s Bill Lunn sat down with medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou, who addresses concerns related to using antibacterial products....

  • Inside Your Health: PMDD Symptoms and Treatment for Women

    Roughly 75 percent of women are affected by premenstrual syndrome (PMS); however, roughly 10 percent of women deal with a more severe form of PMS called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). While PMS and PMDD include both physical and emotional symptoms, PMDD can often be more severe and its symptoms can lead to disruptions in a woman’s work and her relationships....

  • Inside Your Health: Addressing and Treating Hypertension

    About one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, which raises the risk of heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems, according to research conducted by the American Heart Association. KSTP’s Leah McLean sat down with medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou to further discuss the health risks associated with hypertension, as well as how affected individuals can treat it....

  • Inside Your Health Special: Kids and Chronic Conditions

    For most kids, illnesses come and go—that's just part of life. But there are many kids who live with chronic illnesses—ones where they feel the symptoms daily. Those symptoms can impact many parts of their lives, including when they're at school, participating in sports and extracurricular activities, or hanging out with friends and family....






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