Getting a handle on headache


It can start as a dull ache – barely noticeable – but by the end of the day you’re clutching your forehead in pain. Most of the time, headaches are a nuisance and nothing to worry about. If headaches disrupt your life on a regular basis, however, they should be discussed with a physician.

Neurologist Kevin Brown, DO, sees many patients with headaches at Hennepin County Medical Center’s Chaska Neurology and Specialty Clinic. “You should consult a physician if you suffer from persistent headaches that disrupt your daily function or are associated with headache “red flags,” he says. Continue reading “Getting a handle on headache”

Joint pain, stiffness and swelling?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease, meaning that it affects more than just the joints.

“Many different organs of the body can be affected,” explains rheumatologist Dr. Ronald Molony from HCMC’s Brooklyn Center Clinic.

“The most common joints affected are the smaller joints of the hands, the knuckles, wrists, feet and ankles. The good news is that there are many treatments for rheumatoid arthritis — and they are getting better.”

Find out more about rheumatoid arthritis on the latest Healthy Matters podcast.

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