Dr. Marc Ringel

Dr. Marc Ringel KUNC Commentator

Marc Ringel has spent most of his three decade-plus medical career either as a rural family physician or teaching others how to do it.  He is a consultant in medical education, rural health, and anything else someone might be willing to pay him for.  Marc has done an every-other week commentary on health topics on KUNC since 1995.  His current day job is as a senior instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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3:27pm

Sun April 17, 2011
Commentary

And Take a Little Off the Systolic

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The best healthcare advice in the world won’t make a difference if it doesn’t reach its intended audience.  That’s why KUNC commentator Doctor Marc Ringel is a fan of programs that bring healthcare right into the heart of a community.

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10:11am

Sun April 3, 2011
Commentary

800-273-TALK: The One Number Everyone Should Know

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Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss. That’s exactly why KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel is talking about it.

  

In 35 years of family practice only two of my active patients committed suicide:  a young man in his thirties who’d suffered brain damage in a motorcycle wreck and lost his health, job, family and self-respect; and a woman in her forties who had a severe personality disorder and endless complications, some real and some imagined, of a major surgery.

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8:37am

Sun March 20, 2011
Commentary

There’s More to Environment than just Air and Water

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Environmental dangers are everywhere. But KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel says they sometimes have nothing to do with the air we breathe or the water that we drink.

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6:20am

Mon March 7, 2011
Commentary

Texting Tendonitis

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There are advantages to living in the digital age, faster computers and instant communication with our smart phones just to name a few. But KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel says there is a clear medical disadvantage associated with staying connected.

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8:05am

Sun February 20, 2011
Commentary

A Prescription Pad That Would Choke a Horse

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Technology has changed just about every aspect of everyday life especially where the medical field is concerned. But for KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel, sometimes the old fashioned way of doing things still works the best.

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