Courtney Baechler

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Good Question: Are Some Immune Systems Stronger Than Others?

Whether it’s at work or in our personal lives, it seems some people just tend to get sick more often than others. Most of us work with someone who’s never taken a sick day, while others use all of them up every year.

11/13/2013

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Good Question: Does Beer Really Create Beer Bellies?

Many viewers of the Vikings game Sunday may have taken in some adult beverages; perhaps a beer or two. So, we thought this would be a good time to answer a question from Bruce in Blaine: How much does beer contribute to a beer belly? Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Courtney Baechler says beer bellies are a bit of a myth. “Culturally speaking, men tend to drink a little more beer than women, and it’s the perfect nitus to get fat because it’s a lot of carbohydrates,” Dr. Baechler said.

09/30/2013

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