health matters

How to Be Safe in the Sun
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I talked with CentraCare Dermatologist Dr. Liz Blixt about skin cancer. Dr. Blixt says there are 3 types of skin cancer; squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Blixt says melanoma is the most deadly of the 3 but basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma are both more common.
Health Matters; How to Prevent a Stroke [PODCAST]
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I talked with Certified Nurse Practitioner Leah Roering from CentraCare. Leah specializes in stroke neurology. She says there are many ways people can reduce the odds that they suffer from a stroke at some point in their life. Ways include eating healthy, exercise on a regular basis, don't be overweight and don't smoke.
Doctor Says Vaccine Safe for Kids
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I was joined by Dr. David Smith from Sartell Pediatrics. He says he trusts the doctors and scientists that say the Covid-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be safe. Smith says he believes this so much that his kids have participated in the clinical trials.
Allergies A Problem Already This Spring [PODCAST]
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I was joined by Dr. Ted Truitt from St. Cloud ENT. Our topic is allergies. He says allergy sufferers are already seeing some concerns this spring. Trees a budding, grasses are growing and allergies are becoming a factor.
Health Matters; Some Injuries Can Be Avoided [PODCAST]
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I talked with Physical Therapy Manager Brittney Braegelmann from Rejuv Medical. We discussed common spring injuries and how to treat and in some cases avoid them all together. Brittney says arm, shoulder and elbow injuries are common in the sport of baseball especially with pitchers.
Covid Vaccine For Kids
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I was joined by Dr. Emily Corman from St. Cloud Pediatrics. Corman says Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials for people under 16 years of age and under is underway. The timeline for when kids can receive the vaccine is uncertain at this time.
Health Matters; Child Mental Health [PODCAST]
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I was joined by Therapist Signe Miller from the Village Family Service Center. Miller works with children and families at the Village. She says a child's mental health was challenged during the pandemic with social distancing, online schooling and staying away from family and friends.
Health Matters; How Are You Doing With Your Resolution? [PODCAST]
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I talked with Registered Dietician Kari Collett from A-to-Zinc Nutrition. We discussed New Year's resolutions revisited about a month into the new year. She says if people expect to have success, if their resolution is to lose weight or eat better, they need to identify their "why" if they want to have success in making this change.
Health Matters; Healthy Holiday Eating [PODCAST]
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I talked with Registered Dietician Kari Collett from A-to-Zinc Nutrition. Our discussion was on healthy eating during the holidays. She says with more and more people hosting their own holiday gathering can allow for moving away from some unhealthy traditions.
Health Matters; Covid-19 Fatigue [PODCAST]
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I talked with Rejuv Certified Physician Assistant Terrance Keller. We talked about Covid-19 fatigue and how to cope and fight through it. Keller says many people lack motivation due to Covid-19 since so many of the activities they are used to doing cannot be done or are done differently because of the pandemic.