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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: 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...  

  • INSIDE YOUR HEALTH: Open Notes and What it Means for Patients

    Mental health concerns are back in the headlines after a young man's deadly attack last Friday near the UC Santa Barbara campus. Doctors and hospitals nationwide are continually looking for new strategies to improve the outcomes in mental health patients, which might prevent future incidents...

  • Inside Your Health: Decision to Have a Double Mastectomy

    Actress Angelina Jolie is back with a new movie. She is also talking about the double mastectomy she underwent one year ago this month. Jolie chose preventative surgery due to her genetic risk and family history. On this week's Inside Your Health segment we look at a new study that shows women make the same choice for very different reasons...

  • AARP: Minnesota is #1 in Meeting Older Residents' Long Term Care Needs

    Minnesota is as good as it gets when it comes to meeting older residents' long term care needs, according to a new report from AARP. Overall, Minnesota is ranked number one in the state by state breakdown...

  • INSIDE YOUR HEALTH: Curbing Alcohol Addiction

    On this week’s edition of Inside Your Health we take a look at fighting alcoholism in Minnesota. The Centers for Disease Control says Minnesota has the fourth highest binge drinking rate in the country. A new study out this week reveals how the ways to curb alcoholism are often overlooked...

  • INSIDE YOUR HEALTH: U of M Study Links Energy Drinks to Unhealthy Habits

    For this week’s Inside Your Health, a new study by the University of Minnesota is linking energy drinks to other unhealthy habits in teens. The study done in conjunction with Duke University in Durham, NC, finds a link between smoking, high consumption of other sugary drinks, and prolonged time watching TV or playing video games with weekly sports and energy drinks consumption...

  • INSIDE YOUR HEALTH: How a Mother's Diet Can Alter Baby's Genes

    For this week’s addition of Inside Your Health, KSTP takes a look at how your diet - before you get pregnant - could impact your future child's genetics. Scientists found nutritional deficiencies at the time of conception can alter a baby's genes permanently...