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Brain hacks to improve memory

[KARE 11, March 29, 2018] Is a good — or poor — memory something we’re born with? Dr. Jesse Corry, a neurologist at United Hospital’s John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty Clinic, talked with KARE 11 News to discuss how our birth date can affect our brain and share some “hacks” to improve our memory. For more […]

Allina now offers online health visits for all

Allina now offers online health visits for all

[Isanti-Chisago County Star, March 29, 2018] Allina Health’s new online medical care platform, Everyday Online, is now available to anyone, not just established Allina Health patients. This new platform, Allina Health Everyday Online, continues to offer diagnosis and treatment from trusted, board-certified Allina Health providers for a variety of common everyday conditions, like sinus infections […]

Spring allergy season is here

[WCCO-TV, March 28, 2018] Our spring thaw means plenty of sneezing for allergy sufferers. Allina Health allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar says the season is already off to rough start. “We started seeing patients last week and as of this week we’ve got a bunch of calls with allergy patients,” Kelkar said. He says there are […]

Maternal risks after child birth

[KARE 11, March 27, 2018] Tennis star Serena Williams says she almost died after giving birth to her daughter last September. She suffered a pulmonary embolism and other complications after an emergency C-section. Dr. Don Wothe is a high risk pregnancy specialist at Allina Health’s Minnesota Perinatal Physicians. He talked with KARE 11 News about […]

Regina Hospital employee volunteers in Guatemala through Allina Health program

[Hastings Star Gazette, March 26, 2018] It was a desire to do more that sparked Chris Kummer’s interest in a Guatemala volunteer trip. Kummer is an occupational therapist with Regina Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation department. Through the Global Fund program at Allina Health, she was able to participate in a one week trip with 22 Allina […]

New blood test being developed to detect cancer early

[WCCO-TV, March 24, 2018] Researchers say they’re well on the way to developing a new blood test that can provide early detection of up to eight types of cancer. Oncologist Dr. Stuart Bloom with Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO-TV News about what this may mean in the fight against cancer.

Allina Health’s “Change to Chill” program helps teens stress less

[KARE 11, March 24, 2018] Today’s teens face all kinds of stress, from school work to peer pressure and parents. Allina Health’s Change to Chill program help’s teens with tools to manage their stress better. Allina Health child and teen psychologist Dr. Brian Kovach talked with KARE 11 News about Change to Chill.

97 and still working out

[WCCO-TV, March 22, 2018] Sticking to a regular exercise routine has its challenges. Even though the health benefits are well-noted, many of us fail to exercise consistently. But not Loretta Jensen. Loretta is getting ready to celebrate her 98th birthday next month. Three times a week you’ll find her working out at the Mercy Hospital […]

Healthy eating and weight loss tips

[KARE 11, March 20, 2018] Every dieter has heard the same thing — eat less and move more to lose weight. But a new Stanford study says that may not be the best advice. What matters more is what we eat, not how much. Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling talked with KARE 11 News to […]

Suffer from varicose veins? Study shows link to blood clots

[WCCO-TV, March 19, 2018] About a quarter of the population has varicose veins, and many find them to be unsightly. New research is now drawing a connection between varicose veins and an increased risk of blood clots. Complications can come from those bulging veins. Dr. Joseph Karam is a vascular surgeon at Allina Health’s Minneapolis […]