Health & Fitness

Health Headlines: Women and Opiod Addiction, Cloudy Days Linked to More Heart Attacks and Chicken Pox Parties  

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  In today’s edition, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Jonathan Snitzer from Fairview abiyt Jamie Lee Curtis’ recent admission that she dealt with an opioid addiction. Dr. Snitzer explains that women are actually more likely to suffer from that type of addiction than men and why talking to your doctor is such an important step to take if you’ve become dependent on any kind of painkiller. Elizabeth and Dr. Snitzer also discuss the recent research linking cloudy, dreary days to increased incidences of heart attacks and Dr. Snitzer warns parents against participating in so-called “Chicken Pox Parties” and instead recommends vaccinations.

Healing InSight: Women’s Renewal Retreat  

Do the holidays have you feeling a little extra pent up? Are you stressed about the 20 people piling into your house on Thanksgiving?  Women, in particular, take on a lot this time of year. And it's that reason Healing InSight in Saint Paul now offers a Women's Renewal Retreat. It's what mom of two and TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson says is 90 minutes of bliss.

Health Headlines: Geriatric Pregnancies, Exercise & Depression and Living Longer Near Nature  

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  In today’s edition, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Katie Klingberg from Fairview about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy and why she’s one of a growing number of women who’s pregnancies are labeled “geriatric.” They also discuss why exercise isn’t just about the body – more and more research is showing that working out can help ease the symptoms of depression. And finally, look out your front door. Do you live near green space? Research shows that being near nature can contribute to living a longer life. 

Be Well with TCL: Treating Psoriasis with Light Therapy  

If you’ve ever had horribly dry skin, you know how annoying it can be. But what is that dry skin is something more. Ask yourself this; “Does my dry skin itch? Like REALLY itch?”. If the answer is Yes, it may be time to see a dermatologist. 

Diabetes Awareness Month  

According to American Diabetes Association, Diabetes is an everyday reality for nearly 30-million American’s and 84 million are at risk, that's nearly half of the US adult population. November is National Diabetes month, Dr.  Robert Drehmel with Entira Family Clinics stopped by with healthier meals you can incorporate into your diet.

Health Headlines: Effects of Teenage Acne, Kids Using “Juul” and New Prostate Cancer Drugs  

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  In today’s edition, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Katie Klingberg from Fairview about the new research showing that the psychological effects of teenage acne last far beyond high school and how to tackle treatment. They also cover teenagers using the e-cig brand Juul and why parents need to be extra vigilant about this tiny device. Finally, the conversation turns to prostate cancer and how new drugs are targeting the disease.

Couch Potato Snacks & Workout  

Nickie Carrigan, certifed fitness instructor, shared a tasty popcorn trail mix recipe and some simple workout moves to try out while lounging on the couch. 

Health Headlines: The Dangers of Vaping, the Truth about Alkaline Water and Why Women Should Walk More   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  This time around, Steve Patterson sits down with Dr. Sarah McIntire from Fairview to chat about the newfound dangers of e-cigarettes and why some run risk of being pulled from stores entirely.  They also go beyond the headlines to get the truth about alkaline water.  And women, listen up!  Some new research suggests walking could be even more beneficial for your health than once thought.

Health Headlines: A Potentially Dangerous Supplement, Overscheduling Leads To Anxiety and How UTI’s Present in Seniors   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  Steve Patterson sits down with Dr. Katie Klingberg from Fairview to chat about a new health supplement that is making headlines.  It’s called higenamine.  But Dr. Klingberg suggests that some of its potential risks might outweigh its suggested benefits.  And, are you feeling stressed out?  It could be because you are overscheduling.  Dr. Klingberg digs into the article that has some folks suggesting you schedule less of your day in order to become more productive.  Plus, some important information for seniors and those who care for them.  Urinary tract infections could be the root cause of some behavioral changes in older adults.  She breaks down some of the symptoms to look out for and what to ask for at the doctor if you or someone you know is experiencing them.

Acupuncture During Pregnancy   Back To Top

If there’s one thing most moms remember from pregnancy, it’s the aches and pain and the nausea that can come on morning, noon and night. It's normal to feel this way when you're pregnant and it's also normal to feel really good. 
Acupuncture is helping moms feel great during and after pregnancy. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing InSight in Saint Paul to meet a Faribault mom who is happy to treat her mild symptoms safely.

Health Headlines: Junk Food Causing Cancer, Potential Risks of Aspirin and the Ill Effects of Intermittent Fasting   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we’re going straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  Steve Patterson sits down with Dr. Katie Klingberg from Fairview to chat about the negative effects of junk food and how it could impact more than just increasing your waistline.  She explains how too much could increase your risk of cancer.  Plus, an aspirin a day is typical for most folks.  But Dr. Klingberg suggests that once you hit a certain age, there can be some potential risks that could outweigh the benefits.  Plus, intermittent fasting.  You’ve probably heard of it before.  But Dr. Klingberg weighs in on whether or not it’s a healthy approach to weight loss from a medical perspective.

Mental Health Awareness Month   Back To Top

October is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S.  adults live with a mental illness. Dr. Terri Wollan from Entria Family Clinics stopped by to discuss more on mental health and suicide prevention.

UCare Help With Annual Enrollment   Back To Top

You might have seen a team from UCare tooling around on a special 5-person bike! That's because they have a whole team of people ready to help you with your healthcare decisions! The team stopped by the studio to show off their sweet ride and talk about the program too!

Health Headlines: Supplements, Meningitis and Dementia   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we’re going straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  Steve Patterson sits down with Dr. Morgan Mann from Fairview to chat about how turmeric, of all things, caused a bad reaction for one woman, and what she could have done to avoid it.  Dr. Mann also breaks down the evolving risk around meningitis and explains how longer life expectancy is creating a new challenge in the world of mental health.

Health Headlines: Cervical Cancer Screenings, Sugar Addiction and a Healthier Coffee Shop Treat   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we’re going straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines. Elizabeth talks with Dr. Matthew Hockett from Fairview about the ever-changing recommendations for cervical cancer screenings for women. They also tackle sugar addiction and we learn that there’s a physical and emotional reason we can’t stop eating treats like chocolate chip cookies. And a national coffee shop chain introduces a fancy drink packed with protein that Dr. Hockett says may actually be better for you than the typical blended drink.

Step For Strength Back To Top

Fitness coach, Nancy Stoneberg says Step Aerobics is a fun and low-impact workout that will give you amazing results. She stopped by to share moves using a stepper to help you get strong and stay strong.

Health Headlines: PTSD, Hand, Foot and Mouth and Pain Management   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we’re going straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines. Elizabeth talks with Dr. Jonathan Snitzer from Fairview about a former Spice girl who’s bringing more attention to PTSD and how parents like singer P!nk deal with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. Plus, since Dr. Snitzer specializes in pain management, he shares cutting edge alternatives to potentially addictive opioids.

Title Boxing Workout   Back To Top

There are many spectacular movies surrounding the story of a boxing great in the ring. There's Rocky, Million Dollar Baby and you can't forget about Cinderella Man.  Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson wanted to see if she could live out one of those iconic movies at a boxing club in Lakeville. What she got was a 60-minute workout and a one-hundred pound bag resisting her punch and jab. Kelli takes us to Title Boxing in this Be Well with TCL.

Maintaining Healthy Weights in Kids   Back To Top

Back in the day, the Food Pyramid was the guideline that doctors used for guiding their patients on proper diet recommendations.  Now, the pyramid is a thing of the past but doctors are still in favor of a balanced diet.  Now, their concerns though have shifted to screen time and sugar.  Whitney Worley from Entira Family Clinics explains.    

Health Headlines: Measles, Meditation & CBD Oil   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we’re going straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines. After a third child in Minnesota is diagnosed with the measles following travel out of the country, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Morgan Mann from Fairview about why this illness is so contagious and how you can protect your family. Dr. Mann also shares why meditation could help your child deal with stress and digs deeper into the buzz around CBD oil.

Health Headlines   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we’re going straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines. This week, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Adam Foss from Fairview to find out about the right way to cut carbs, the type of headache that should have you calling your doctor right away and how to make sure your kids are getting the right amount of sleep.

Senia’s State Fair Fixes   Back To Top

When you come out to the State Fair you're going to do two things.1 - Eat a lot, and 2 - walk until you drop.  You'll be tired and full, but Holistic Health expert and owner of Healing InSight in Saint Paul has two tricks that’ll have you feeling more like yourself in no time. Senia Mae stopped by our building out at the Minnesota State Fair to help fairgoers feel more like themselves in no time!

Stretches To Fight "Fair Fatigue"   Back To Top

Nancy Stoneberg shared a few stretches to do before setting out for a day of walking at the Minnesota State Fair!

Backpacks: The Perfect Fit for Kids   Back To Top

The kids are headed back to school in less than a month and that means cuteness overload. With new outfits, the perfect first day hairstyle and the giant backpack that hangs down to their ankles - they'll be very cute.  But those backpacks can be very bad for their little backs. Kelli Hanson heads to HealthSource Chiropractic to get a lesson in finding the perfect size backpack for every age. 

Resistance Band Workout   Back To Top

The Great Minnesota Get Together is just a few days away. The one thing you're going to want to do before you get all those steps in at the State Fair, is build up your strength. Your legs need to be strong for all the walking and your arms need to be toned for all of the corn and cheese curds you'll be lifting to your mouth.  Fitness Expert Nickie Carrigan has a piece of equipment you can buy on Amazon today, to help kick your workout into high gear.

Parent Self-Care   Back To Top

Dr. Anastasia Ristau of PrairieCare stopped by the TCL studio to talk about the importance of parent self-care before the start of the new school year.     

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
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There are 17.5 million cosmetic procedures done per year in the US. But there's a new trend where people are looking for "Snapchat-like" features, including widening of eyes and sharpening of noses. It's a form of "body dysmorphia" and Dr. Archelle Georgiou stopped by to talk more about the condition.

Be Well with TCL: Llama Yoga   Back To Top

There’s a small farm in Waconia that’s monopolized the Llama market. Carlson’s Lloveable Llamas has more than 80 llamas that you’re free to pet and walk. But now they’ve added yoga to their schedule...yes yoga, with Llamas.

Breastfeeding Awareness Month   Back To Top

August is breastfeeding awareness month.  More moms and celebrities are taking to social media to help normalize breastfeeding in public. Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to discuss more about this topic.  

Mental Health Exhibit at Science Museum   Back To Top

Here's a sobering fact - 43.8 million or 18% of adults will experience mental illness in a given year. This can range from anxiety to something more serious like bipolar depression.  It's a shocking statistic that the Science Museum of Minnesota want more people to know about.  They recently teamed up with PrairieCare Mental Health services to develop their newest exhibit. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how it could help people understand how real, common and treatable a mental illness can be.

Keeping Teens Productive This Summer From Invisalign   Back To Top

The summer is a great time to get teens involved in volunteering or summer jobs. It's also a great time to get their teeth aligned with Invisalign Clear Aligners! Parenting Consumer Expert Cassie Slane stopped by with advice on keeping teens productive. 

Be Well with TCL: MiraDry   Back To Top

A warm Minnesota summer means you’re going to sweat…a lot. But if you’re sweating through your shirts all year long, pitting them out and often throwing shirts away, you could be a candidate for a treatment called MiraDry. It’s a non-invasive treatment that reduces  the amount of sweat you produce in the underarm area, helping you stay clean and dry all day long. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found the treatment at SpaVie in Plymouth. There she met a Wisconsin mom who says this treatment has changed her life forever.

Dental Myths   Back To Top

If you had a sore tooth, what's the first thing you would do?  Would you put an aspirin on your gums? The answer is probably not, but this is something that someone has certainly tried before. And it’s why Dr. Scott Shamblott from Shamblott Family Dentistry stopped by our studio to stomp out more dental myths.

Back to School Physical with Entira   Back To Top

It's that time to start thinking about getting ready for back to school but before you grab that pack of pencils, there’s another back to school “to-do-list” that’s just as important.

Be Well with TCL: Yoga and Juice   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town takes us to Blaine and Be Well with  TCL takes us to a yoga studio!  Kelli is checking out Pressed Hot Yoga & Juice

Four-Quadrant View of Health   Back To Top

Annalicia Lynn, author of blog Exercise180, stopped by the TCL studio to teach us her four-quadrant view of health and how we can apply it to our daily lives. 

Holistic Health at Home   Back To Top

Senia Mae, owner of Healing Insight, has shown us how acupuncture can help you live a more holistic life.  Senia goes a step above to live a healthy life. 

Allergy Fact vs. Fiction   Back To Top

Dr. Archelle Georgiou helps us separate fact from fiction when it comes to seasonal allergies! 

Be Well: Park Bench Workout   Back To Top

When you have little ones, finding the time to work out can be nearly impossible. But what if you could incorporate it in your everyday life at a place the kids want to go to anyway?  That place is the park and in this Be Well with Well, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson discovered all you need is a park bench. We found her in Golden Valley working out with Blogger and Fitness Instructor Lindsey Bomgren!

Setting The Record Straight on Sunscreen   Back To Top

It's summertime and that's means many of us are slathering on the SPF. But there's a lot of information out that can be confusing when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UV Rays. From Uptown Dermatology, Dr. Jamie Davis stopped by to set the record straight on sunscreens.

3 Steps to Master Your Workout   Back To Top

If you aren’t a morning person until you’ve had your coffee, our Fitness Expert Nickie Carrigan says mastering three steps to your morning routine could help you wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed. It all starts with actually getting out of bed when your alarm clock goes off. Then it’s time to set your intentions, this could be through scripture or a devotional.  Nickie also does slow and dynamic stretches as soon as she wakes up and a series of squats, lunges and pushups.

Mom Approved Bug Repellents   Back To Top

Here's a fun fact -- Female mosquitos are the biters. Male mosquitos don't even bother. And did you know that female mosquitoes can live for up to 100 days?  If you hate the smell of insect repellant or maybe you just don't want it all over your skin, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson has found a few products she says are worth a try and they're safe for kids.

Stand-Up Paddle Board Sculpt   Back To Top

All week Twin Cities Live is taking us out on the water. This time we are working it out!  Twin Cities Live reporter found fitness in a lake where push-ups are not optional. All summer long you’ll find KB Sculpt on the water at Shady Oak Beach. They offer Sculpt and Yoga classes all on the paddle-board. Kelli takes us out on the water to check out the class!

First Aid on the Campground   Back To Top

Dr. Archelle Georgiou does a round of “take this, not that” with camping first aid!

Be Well with TCL: Erasing Acne   Back To Top

When you have good skin, you carry yourself a little different. You're a little more confident, especially in front of groups of people.  Meet a woman who says her acne was so bad it kept her from wanting to even play outside with her son. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how light helped transform her skin.

Sun Safety Tips   Back To Top

Dr. Wollan from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to share ways you can avoid a sunburn all summer long.

Locating Your Body Organs   Back To Top

Dr. Archelle Georgiou quizzes Steve and Elizabeth on finding the right locations for organs in the human body. According to studies, only 55% of people can correctly find where the heart is!  

Pros of the Rope   Back To Top

Jump roping is something many of us learned at a very young age, but it doesn’t have to be something you do just as a kid. Pros of the Rope also works with adults. It’s a great way to stay in shape and to work on confidence. It also gets you to work with others. No matter the age, the goal is to get people jumping and moving in and out of two ropes. Pros of the Rope works with you to make it happen.

Be Well with TCL: ZeSa Fitness   Back To Top

The Vikings, Bears, Cowboys and Steelers have a lot in common -- they're all professional athletes, they are all very fit and the players all train on a piece of equipment you've probably never ever heard of.  But that's about to change. The ZeSa Activator was developed right here in the Twin Cities. It's equipment athletes are using but anyone can now train like the pros. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to ZeSa Fitness to tap into her balance and strength.

Elderberry Gummies for Cold, Flu and Sleep   Back To Top

Kate Doubler, the Real Food RN, stopped by the TCL studio to teach us the benefits of elderberries and quick yet nutritious recipe for healthy gummies.