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Good Question: Does gum really stay in your stomach for seven years?

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 30, 2015] You’ve no doubt heard the old wives tale about swallowed gum staying in your system for seven years? Does it really? That’s the Good Question WCCO asked Allina Health certified nurse specialist Mary Beshara at the Penny George Institute for Health and healing.

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Aneurysm device study looking for volunteers

[KARE-TV, Jan. 13, 2015] Wendy Salter keeps a selfie of sorts on her phone. It’s a picture of blood vessels in her brain and an aneurysm protruding from them. Showing the picture, she laughed, “It looks like a stick person so if you think about it, it’s like your subconscious.” The head of the stick […]

Virus or bacteria? Know how to fight your enemy

[Star Tribune, Jan. 13, 2015] Pinpointing the culprit behind your winter crud — virus or bacteria — is the first step in understanding how to treat it. At a time when public health officials warn that antibiotics are overused, getting the right diagnosis takes on new significance. Antibiotics work on bacterial infections but not on […]