Patient Care

Smokers who are interested in quitting, 18+ years-old, generally healthy, who use marijuana regularly are wanted for a research study that investigates stress, marijuana use, and smoking relapse.

Kathy Allen was paralyzed from the waist down after an accident 11 years ago. Yet she never gave up hope. Recently, she shared groundbreaking results as the first patient in the E-STAND (Epidural Stimulation After Neurologic Damage) clinical trial.

Opioids have long been the solution for patients with cronic pain. Yet Dr. Erin Krebs says that there lacks research about the effectiveness of opioids and chronic pain.

30 years ago Robby Grendahl was the youngest patient to successfully undergo a heart transplant. Now he's back at the Univeristy of Minnesota sharing his story and thanking physicinas for making it possible.

Nathan Ratner, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota and third-place finisher in last year's Elsevier Hackathon in Finland, talks about the promise of mobile health technology.  

Dr. Uzma Samadani, Department of Neurosurgery, joined collegues to publish and article addressing a recent study on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and its impact on youth football.

From the woes of dry winter skin to acne and skin cancer, Doctors on Call answers viewer questions about common skin problems. 

Dr. Uzma Samadani joined MPR for a roundtable discussion on brain health and sports.

“It’s a tool that we can use for many of the tumors that previously we were not able to treat,” said Dr. Clark Chen, Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Alan Johns from the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health on the Medical School, Duluth Campus hosts WDSE-TV's 'Doctors on Call' answering viewers questions about upper extremity, neck and back problems.