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HHRI in the community and on the air

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) investigators shared their expertise as guests on radio programs and podcasts in recent months. Here are a few of those interviews.


All Things Brains

May 26, 2024

Vascular neurologist Behnam Sabayan, MD, PhD, was featured on Hennepin Healthcare’s Healthy Matters – with Dr. David Hilden podcast during Stroke Awareness Month to talk about brain health, strokes, and how to BE FAST to identify and respond to someone having a stroke. Tune in here.


Food is Medicine

May 9, 2024

Food can be medicine, but only if there’s equality in its access and distribution. Diana Cutts, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at Hennepin Healthcare, dived deeply into this topic as part of a recent panel discussion on Children’s HealthWatch’s first webinar of the 2024 Equity Series, Food is Medicine, Equity Considerations of this Healthcare Approach to Food Insecurity. Explore this concept of food as medicine more in depth.


Getting a Better Understanding of ALS

March 31, 2024

On this episode of Hennepin Healthcare’s Healthy Matters, Dr. David Hilden spoke with ALS expert and Chair of Neurology at Hennepin Healthcare, Samuel Maiser, MD, to delve deeper into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). You may know ALS from folks like Lou Gehrig and Stephen Hawking, but how much do you know beyond that? Dr. Maiser explains what it is, possible causes, how the illness progresses, what treatments are available, and what the experience is like for patients and caregivers living with this disease. Listen here.


Research and Addiction

December 10, 2023

Gavin Bart MD, PhD, Division Director of Addiction Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare, talks all things addiction with Susie Jones on this episode of WCCO Health Radio. He discussed the many facets of addiction, ranging from how the rising threat of meth is complicating the opioid epidemic to causes and treatments. Learn more here.


Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

July 23, 2023

Is it simple forgetfulness or something more? On Hennepin Healthcare’s Healthy Matters, Dr. David Hilden talks in depth with world-renowned dementia researcher and geriatrician, Anne Murray, MD, MSc, of Hennepin Healthcare to learn more about dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is dementia, and particularly Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • How can it be prevented?
  • How can it be detected and diagnosed?
  • What are the available treatments?
  • How can we age functionally?
  • What is the Healthy Aging Through the Senior Years Study (HATS)?

Find out the answers to these questions and more here.

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