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Plugged Ears? The Reason Could Be A Lot of Things
We have 3 levels to our ears; Inner, middle and external. Dr. Ted Truitt from St. Cloud ENT appeared on WJON's Health Matters program this week. An example of exterior ear issues include a build up of wax and swimmer's ear. Truitt says Q-tips are not recommended and can do more harm than good.
Does Cracking Your Knuckles Lead to Arthritis?
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I talked with Dr. Joel Baumgartner from Rejuv Medical. I asked him if cracking your knuckles can lead to arthritis. He says no although cracking your knuckles can be hard to listen to. Dr. Baumgartner says when someone is cracking their knuckles they are releases some gas.
Ever Wondered Why Beans Give you Gas?
This week on WJON's Health Matters program I talked with Registered Dietician Kari Collett from A-to-Zinc Nutrition. She explained that beans are a great source of fiber but when people eat beans your intestines and colon have an excess of fiber that tends to produce gas within the intestines and colon and that gas us to have gas.
Health Matters; Tips to Lose the Pandemic 15 [PODCAST]
During the Pandemic in 2020 and parts of 2021 many people put on weight they are now looking to shed. This week on WJON's Health Matters program I was joined by Chief Integration Officer Garrett Ewers from Rejuv Medical. Our topic of conversation this time was on losing the "pandemic 15".
Health Matters; How to Be Safe in the Sun [PODCAST]
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.
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.

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