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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: 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...

  • Inside Your Health Special: Getting Help for Mental Health

    Postpartum anxiety occurs in 17 percent of new moms, according to health officials. It's just one mental health issue where finding the right care can be hard. So on this week's Inside Your Health, we're looking into where the difficulties lie, why so many conditions go untreated and what's being done to make a change...

  • Inside Your Health: Which Provider is Best for Your Care

    A survey of physician offices in Minneapolis helped explain why getting an appointment to see a new doctor can sometimes take much longer than we'd like. On average, it takes 10 days for a new patient to see a family physician; 15 days to see a cardiologist; and 56 days, almost 2 months, to see a 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...






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