St. Cloud neurologist Dr. Kathleen Rieke tells MPR’s Daily Circuit that it’s “ridiculous” to blame University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill’s seizures solely on the stress of his job:
“When it comes to seizures, certainly increased stress can be a trigger — particularly lack of sleep, poor diet, poor exercise associated with that stress can be an issue. But stress is a normal part of life. We all have stress from raising kids and work and day-to-day activities.”
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.