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Watch out for frostbite

[KSTP TV, Dec. 5, 2013] The first bitter cold of the season has hit the upper Midwest with below zero temperatures and wind chills in the -20s. United Hospital emergency department physician, Dr. Justin Pattee talked with KSTP’s Leah McLean about frostbite warning signs and precautions to prevent frostbite.

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A new disorder is plaguing teenagers: Sleep texting

[Star Tribune, December 5, 2013] Olivia Priedeman, 17, woke one morning from a dream she had about making plans with a friend. But it wasn’t a dream. Her phone showed that during the night Priedeman had punched in her passcode, unlocked her phone and read a text message from her friend. All while she was […]

Tom Knickelbine, MD

Heart patients should take it easy shoveling snow

[Minnesota Public Radio, December 4, 2013] With frigid weather moving in, the rush to clear away heavy, slushy snow is on. But doctors say clearing a sidewalk or driveway is not worth risking your health, if the job is too big or requires too much exertion. Although someone with prior heart disease is at the […]