A weekly dive into health and healthcare from NewsMD, offering interesting interviews, quick looks at new research and reporting from behind the scenes.
The Other Virus
That's right -- we're talking influenza, better known as the flu. Thanks largely to steps taken to fight the spread of COVID-19, this season was a welcome failure for influenza. How did that work, and what might next flu season look like? We talk to Karen Green Martin of the Minnesota Department of Health, who breaks it all down.
No Machines Necessary
If you're like a lot of people, you bought some home fitness gear during this last pandemic year. So now what? We talk to NewsMD correspondent and fitness writer Paul Scott on his recommendations about what to keep, buy or leave in simple home fitness equipment.
If you haven't used telehealth, get ready: It's the future of a lot of healthcare. Thanks to COVID-19, telehealth such as virtual visits and home monitoring became crucial and common. Dr. Sarah Manney of Essentia Health tells us what has changed, and what's next, in telehealth.
Dr. Bevan Yueh, CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians, learned some hard lessons over this last pandemic year, including the humility gained by COVID-19 sending him to his own hospital. He shares what he's learned.
The craziest place in the country for cannabis laws right now? That's easy: South Dakota. Voters last year legalized both medical and recreational marijuana -- on the same ballot. That's when the fighting started. So what's going on in South Dakota?
COVID-19 Vs. The Governors
Three neighbors, three different COVID-19 approaches. Host Jeremy Fugleberg and three fellow reporters -- all who covered COVID-19 over the last year -- compare and contrast the unique pandemic choices of the governors of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.