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Preventing, treating summer sports injuries

[KARE 11, May 29, 2018] When the temperatures spike, so do visits to the ER. In fact, studies show emergency room visits increase more than 25 percent during summer months. Dr. Ryan Fader is a sports medicine physician with Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedics Specialists, and he talked with KARE 11 News about the most […]

What new blood pressure guidelines mean for you and your doctor

[WCCO Radio, May 25, 2018] New guidelines, announced by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association are changing how doctors look at your blood pressure numbers and how they treat you. Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist at Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute, talked with WCCO radio about what these new guidelines mean.

Teaming up to save a life

[Sun ThisWeek, May 25, 2018] Lakeville Police, Allina Health, Lakeville Fire and Life Time Fitness representatives were awarded life saver certificates and pins at the May 21 City Council meeting. In March, a man was playing pickleball at Lakeville Life Time Fitness when he had a heart attack. Staff at Life Time called an ambulance […]

Cambridge celebrates EMS Week

World Health Organization urges global trans fat ban

[KSTP-TV, May 20, 2018] Last week the World Health Organization released a plan to help countries eliminate trans fats from the global food supply in five years. Allina Health dietician Amy Pleimling talked with KSTP News explaining why trans fats are so bad for us.

How often should you replace your makeup?

[WCCO-TV, May 16, 2018] How old is your mascara? Eyeliner? Lipstick? If you don’t wear them every day, it could be time to throw them out. So, how often should we replace our makeup? “I do recommend replacing your makeup every six to 12 months,” says Dr. Liz Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health Clinics. […]

Minnesota has high rate of major depression

[WCCO Radio, May 16, 2018] Cases of depression are on the rise – and a new report finds Minnesota has one of the highest rates of major depression in the country! More than 16 million adults in the U.S. have experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year, with more women, Millennials […]

EpiPen, generics in temporary short supply

[KSTP-TV, May 14, 2018] Patients across Minnesota are busy trying to make sure they can get their hands on needed epinephrine brands in the case of a potentially deadly allergic reaction. There is currently a nationwide EpiPen shortage. The shortage involves brand name and some generic versions. The shortage affects pens made by drug manufacturer […]

Study: One of four couples sleep apart, and it’s OK

[WCCO-TV, May 8, 2018] A new study reveals that as many as one in four couples sleep in separate bedrooms and it has nothing to do with a troubled marriage. Allina Health sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm at the Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic says couples sleep apart for good reason and it […]

Study shows seniors are having sex

[KARE 11, May 8, 2018] According to a new University of Michigan poll, 40 percent of people between the ages of 65 and 80 say they’re sexually active, while more than half say sex is important to their quality of life. Dr. Emily Downing, a geriatrician at Allina Health, says an active sex life has […]