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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: Causes of Most Eye Infections, Contacts Highest Risk

    All of us have likely experienced a red painful or itchy eye at some point. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report estimating one million visits per year for corneal infections. The biggest risk factor is contact lenses...

  • Inside Your Health: Analyzing Clinic Errors in Joan Rivers' Treatment

    Joan Rivers died more than months ago, but this week the Department of Health and Human Services released a report about what went wrong in the outpatient center where Joan Rivers had her medical procedures. The report says that: 1.) Rivers was not weighed, 2.) the ear, nose and throat doctor wasn’t credentialed to practice in that center, 3.) Rivers didn’t sign a proper consent form and 4.) a cell phone picture was taken during procedure...

  • Inside Your Health: Abuse vs. Discipline

    Adrian Peterson’s felony child abuse case is back in the headlines this week. On this week’s Inside Your Health, we wanted to focus on the difficult topic of child abuse and the lasting effects it can have. KSTP medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains the difference between discipline and abuse and the long term impacts...

  • Inside Your Health: Finding a Physician Based on Knowledge, Not Chance

    Open enrollment for health insurance is underway across the U.S. and Americans are faced with choosing the doctor that's right for them. This week, Healthgrades, a company that gives information on physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers made national headlines when they announced a new way to choose a physician. KSTP medical expert Dr. Archelle Gerogiou, who is also a strategic advisor to Healthgrades, said think of your doctor as your partner in health...

  • Inside Your Health Special: Health Care Cash Register

    Health care policy experts say we're wasting big bucks on Medicare. So, we're going Inside Your Health with our health care cash register to help save taxpayers $1 billion. KSTP medical expert doctor Archelle Georgiou looks at the rules some call "outdated". She also adds up the dollars we could be saving and looks at what it would take to make a change...

  • Inside Your Health: Efforts to Save Ebola Patients' Lives

    The death of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States renewed questions about his medical care and whether Thomas Eric Duncan's life could have been extended or saved if the Texas hospital where he first sought help had taken him in sooner. Duncan died in Dallas on Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him...

  • Inside Your Health: How the Government's Open Payment Website Impacts You

    In this week's "Inside Your Health" we're exploring the government's new open payments website. Doctors are now required to reveal any financial connections they may have with medical device or drug companies...

  • Inside Your Health Special: What's for Dinner?

    Do you know what's in your food? On this special edition of Inside Your Health we go straight to your dinner table asking how GMOs impact your meal and what gluten really is. We also look at how much you can save in cash and calories by choosing home-cooked meals over takeout...

  • Inside Your Health: Vitiligo Treatment Shows Promising Results

    A new report shows there may be a “small” solution for a skin disfiguring disease called Vitiligo. On this week’s addition of Inside Your Health, Dr. Archelle Georgiou says a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that an implantable medication, the size of a gain of rice, may offer a fix to the 1-2 million people with the condition. Vitiligo is caused by the loss of melanocytes, which are the cells that give our skin pigmentation...

  • Inside Your Health: New Study Changes Treatment for Drug Abuse

    According to a 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 22.2 million Americans, age 12 or older, suffered from substance abuse with dependence on alcohol or illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin or hallucinogens. However, among substance abusers, as well as medical professionals who care for them, one of the discouraging and long-held beliefs has been that stopping one substance merely leads to abuse of another...

  • Inside Your Health: Which Diet is Best for You?

    There are a lot of different diets out there: low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie, etc. Just this week there were conflicting headlines about the benefits of low-carb diets vs. low-fat diets. The first study from the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that low-carb diets resulted in more weight loss after 12 months...

  • AAP: Use Fluoride Toothpaste ASAP to Prevent Cavities in Children

    Tooth decay is the most common chronic illness in children, and the numbers are rising among children ages 2 to 5. The American Academy of Pediatrics says 55 percent of 12 to 19-years-old have had at least one documented cavity, and about 75-percent of kids with cavities haven't had treatment. On this week’s Inside Your Health, Dr. Archelle Georgiou talks about the AAP’s new guidelines released Monday...

  • Inside Your Health: Concerns in US Grow as Ebola Cases Spike in West Africa

    The Ebola outbreak in Western Africa is growing, and so are the concerns of the impact on people here in the United States. On this week’s edition of Inside Your Health, our medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou breaks down new information on efforts to battle the epidemic. Once the Ebola virus enters the body, it gets into the cells and replicates, according to Dr. Georgiou. She said it hijacks the body’s immune system...

  • Inside Your Health: Study Shows Lack of Sleep May Contribute to Higher Suicide Risk

    On this week’s Inside Your Health, we’re taking a look at a subject that impacts us all - sleep. Difficulty sleeping may contribute to a risk of suicide in older adults, a new study by Stanford University researchers has found. KSTP Health expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou says the new study, may be a stronger predictor of suicide than drugs, alcohol or depression...

  • Inside Your Health: Q&A with Dr. Archelle Georgiou Part 2

    Every week KSTP goes Inside Your Health to dig into a health topic with our medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou. Those segments sometimes spark questions from viewers about their own health. We sat down with Dr. Georgiou to get answers...






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