26 episodes

MPR news medical commentator Dr. Jon Hallberg shares his insights and expertise on health and health care every week with All Things Considered host Tom Crann.

Hallberg's Picture of Health MPR

    • Health & Fitness

MPR news medical commentator Dr. Jon Hallberg shares his insights and expertise on health and health care every week with All Things Considered host Tom Crann.

    Hallberg's Picture of Health: Water-related diseases

    Hallberg's Picture of Health: Water-related diseases

    Water is essential to health, but when it's not clean, it can cause serious diseases.

    • 4 min
    Hallberg's Picture of Health: What's our goal for care?

    Hallberg's Picture of Health: What's our goal for care?

    Questioning what health care should accomplish is a tricky, complicated thing to do.

    • 4 min
    Hallberg's Picture of Health: Picking the right doctor

    Hallberg's Picture of Health: Picking the right doctor

    It can be tricky to find the right doctor and avoid the bad ones.

    • 4 min
    Hallberg's Picture of Health: Opioids

    Hallberg's Picture of Health: Opioids

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now telling doctors to stop prescribing the addictive pain-killers for long-term pain management.

    • 4 min
    Hallberg's Picture of Health: The open-notes movement

    Hallberg's Picture of Health: The open-notes movement

    A new movement called OpenNotes proposes that doctors open their personal notes so patients can read what they have to say about their individual health.

    • 4 min
    Hallberg's Picture of Health: Is sitting all that bad?

    Hallberg's Picture of Health: Is sitting all that bad?

    A recent study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine warns that sitting down can increase the risk of early death.

    • 4 min

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