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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: 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...

  • Inside Your Health: How Genetics Play a Role in Autism

    You’ve heard the stats, more and more kids are being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The number is one in 68 now, which is more than double in 10 years. We know genetic factors play a role but by how much?...

  • INSIDE YOUR HEALTH: The Cost of Diabetes Care

    The Centers for Disease Control says diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death, and if current trends continue one in three adults in the U.S. will have diabetes by 2015. The numbers are startling and new research shows patients’ out of pocket costs to manage their diabetes are climbing...

  • KSTP Special Report: Both Sides of the Scale

    More than 180,000 people in Minnesota struggle with an eating disorder. While conditions like bulimia and anorexia have higher profiles, a different type of eating disorder is more common. The condition, known as compulsive overeating or binge eating disorder, causes a person to eat in excess without the ability to control his or her actions...  






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