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Preventive treatment for peanut allergy succeeds in study

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 25, 2018] The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A California company says that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children build tolerance to the nuts in a major study. Allina Health Clinic allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar was interviewed about this breakthrough treatment […]

50 years of adaptive skiing at Welch Village

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 25, 2018] Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s adaptive ski program participants, family and instructors were on the hill at Welch Village to celebrate 50 years of adaptive skiing. WCCO-TV was there to take it in.

Allina Health EMS dispatcher meets baby he helped deliver

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 18, 2018] Two months after Hannah and Taylor Lindeman welcomed their third daughter, Poppy Noel, into the world, the proud parents finally got a chance to introduce her to the man who helped coach them through the roadside delivery. It was Christmas day on the side of Highway 8 in Chisago […]

Abbott Northwestern health kick includes Panera Bread in former McDonald’s spot

[Star Tribune, Feb. 16, 2018] More than a year after a push for healthier food closed the doors at a McDonald’s on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus, the medical center in Minneapolis is on the verge of welcoming Panera Bread. The St. Louis-based restaurant chain is scheduled to open a bakery/cafe by month’s end, with a […]

Telemedicine gains a foothold at New Ulm Medical Center

[New Ulm Journal, Feb. 16, 2018] New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) is expanding a convenient service for patients and providers. The new program, telehealth virtual visits, is a way for patients to see their doctor online for certain kinds of visits. “We started the telehealth virtual visits back in 2017 with a few providers to test […]

Abbott Northwestern building $29.2 million neuroscience unit

[Star Tribune, Feb. 15, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital plans on spending $29.2 million to build an inpatient unit for patients with strokes, brain tumors and other health problems requiring neuroscience treatments. The Minneapolis hospital projects a 20 percent increase in neuroscience patients over the next 10 years due to the aging of the population and […]

How can you flush the flu from your house?

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 13, 2018] A lot of people think that once the flu is gone, you need to disinfect your home from top to bottom. So how can you flush the flu from your house? Good Question. For Dr. Frank Rhame, Allina Health infectious disease specialist, this has been as busy year as he can […]

Do the rewards of sleep aids outweigh the risks?

[KARE 11, Feb. 13, 2018] While Americans are actually getting more zzz’s a night — a whopping 18 minutes, but a one-third of seniors say they have to take a sleep aid in order to fall asleep. But do the rewards of sleep aids outweigh the risks? Dr. Daniel Kessler, a sleep specialist at Allina […]

Defective lead poisoning tests recalled

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 11, 2018] Some home lead poisoning kits are being recalled. Allina Health Clinic pediatrician Dr. Eric Barth talked with KSTP News about lead poisoning and those recalled tests.

New blood test to find eight types of cancer shows promise

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 10, 2018] Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. These tests are not available, yet, but Dr. Michaela Tsai, an oncologist with Allina’s Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, told WCCO […]