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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 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...

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

    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...

  • Inside Your Health: HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

    There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses...

  • Inside Your Health: Reducing Kidney Stone Treatment Complications

    We all know that the warmer weather increases our risk of dehydration, mosquito bites and sunburns. However, there's another hot weather risk that flies under the radar - kidney stones. A new study has shown the higher temperatures brought by climate change could have a role in the increase of cases...

  • Susan Belew embraces her mother as they talk about 92-year-old Alice Madzey's future case options. Aging: A Family Affair

    Discussing options for aging loved ones is a difficult task for families. While some Minnesota families haven’t had to have this conversation yet, others may already have a plan in place for the time when their parents can no longer care for themselves...

  • Inside Your Health: Eye Protection from Sun Especially Important for Kids

    A new report from Vision Council has found only 48 percent of parents make sure their children use sunglasses during the sunny months, and 30 percent don't take any precaution. Harmful ultraviolet rays can cause short and long term eye damage...

  • Inside Your Health: Risks of Skipping Annual Pelvic Exam

    Guidelines say most healthy women can skip their yearly pelvic exam, however our medical expert says that may not be such a smart idea. The American College of Physicians reviewed 52 studies, and found the routine exam had a low rate of success in detecting gynecologic cancer or infections in women without symptoms. So they recommended doctors quit using them as a screening tool...

  • Inside Your Health: Study Could Change Stroke Prevention, Treatment

    Strokes can be silent, life-threatening and life changing. It’s the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of adult disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, which is equal to about 11,000 Minnesotans annually...






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