by Riley Karbon | May 7, 2018
David Moyer does not look like the type of person one first thinks of when one hears the words “opioid addict.”
Sure, the 62-year-old former circuit-board factory worker from St. Paul dabbled with alcohol, pot and other illicit drugs during his rebellious-high-school and then partying-young-adult days until a DWI arrest at age 30 sobered him up.
by Riley Karbon | Mar 19, 2018
It is easy in an age of never ending internet access to be completely overwhelmed with news of all the things that are happening. Scary things, interesting things, and unimportant things. Social Media options are so tantalizing! Does it ever feel like you have too many things to think about and not enough time to do so? Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to get it all done? There is something about having too much to think about and limited time and when I don’t have the time to digest the flood of information, I get pretty stressed out. Come to think of it, when I have too many things to do and not enough time to do it, I rush. I don’t plan well. Just thinking about the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and chores I need to do around my apartment- I can feel the rising panic. Sure, we could say that I have a lot of time to do this now, if I plan well. Unfortunately, extra time is a tricky thing to find in our schedules. We work, have other obligations, care for family members, and those that use public transportation spend a lot of the extra time getting from place to place. Kids have appointments. Time off is a precious commodity, if there is any left after sick days!
by Riley Karbon | Aug 8, 2017
Delicious food, live music, family fun, FREE dental cleanings and FREE blood pressure checks! That’s what you’ll find at United Family Medicine’s second annual Healthy West 7th Block Party, presented by The Language Banc, Thursday, August 17th, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at 1026 West 7th Street in Saint Paul.
by Riley Karbon | Jun 9, 2017
Congratulations! You have survived yet another long Minnesota winter. Why not celebrate the beautiful weather and take the opportunity to explore outside?
Obesity rates across the country continue to rise, and the Minnesota Department of Health estimates that 1 in 4 Minnesotans are now considered obese. A major contributor is a general lack of physical activity. For many people, cold winter weather keeps them indoors, limiting their exercise options. But with summer weather approaching, now is the time to take advantage and get a jumpstart on your health by returning to healthy, active habits.
by Riley Karbon | Apr 20, 2017
Immigrants are considered a vulnerable population in healthcare. There is a disparity in the proper use of healthcare resources for this group. Many factors contribute to this disparity: low health literacy, limited English proficiency, socioeconomic status, and immigration status to name a few. How do we bridge the gap? We start with the same way we address this for all Americans — health education.