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Ticks more numerous and carrying new type of disease

[WCCO-TV, June 30, 2018] The number of people infected with diseases carried by ticks has more than tripled in the past 15 years, according to the CDC, and now ticks are carrying a new type of disease. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with WCCO News about the threats posed by […]

Beating the heat with healthy frozen treats

[KARE 11, June 28, 2018] Looking for healthy treats during these warm summer months? Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling showed KARE 11 News several easy-to-make treats that are good for you, too.

“Gaming Addiction” now officially classified as an illness

[KARE 11, June 26, 2018] The World Health Organization has officially recognized that video gaming can be addictive. Allina Health psychiatrist and addiction specialist Dr. Roger Laroche, talked with KARE 11 news about why video gaming has been categorized as an addiction.

Added risks with later-in-life pregnancies

[KARE 11, June 26, 2018] At age 54, actress Brigitte Nielsen has given birth to a baby boy. Births to women older than 40 are becoming more common but they don’t come without added risks. Allina Health high risk pregnancy expert Dr. Don Wothe, with Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, talked with KARE 11 about the challenges […]

Courage Kenny helps jockey recover from devastating racing injury

[KMSP Fox 9, June 21, 2018] A year after a devastating on-track injury, jockey Paul Nolan is learning to use his body again at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Fox 9 tells his recovery story as the racing community gets ready this Saturday to raise money for Sloan and other injured jockeys.

When border crossing detainees are separated from their children

[WCCO Radio, June 19, 2018] News of undocumented immigrants being separated from their children has raised many question, including the impact the separations have on the children’s mental health. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Lisa Herman talked with WCCO Radio about how these kids may be affected.

Preventing suicides

[KARE 11, June 19, 2018] News reports revealing big increases in suicide rates and the recent celebrity suicides have focused attention on suicide prevention. Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mirza Baig talked with KARE 11 about how to recognize clues someone may be thinking about suicide and what to do.

Quick action by St. Francis Regional Medical Center staff saves Bloomington man’s life

[KARE 11, June 18, 2018] An ordinary drive home from playing hockey with friends the Friday before the Minnesota Super Bowl is now a pivotal moment in the life of Patrick Ouellet. “I started feeling some chest cramps that felt unusual,” Patrick says. “This one was more like somebody was putting a weight or was […]

Celebrity suicides focus attention on prevention

[WCCO Radio, June 11, 2018] The recent suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, along with study results that show Minnesota has had one of the largest increases in suicides rate has focused attention on suicide prevention. Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mirza Baig talked with WCCO Radio about what we need to do to […]

Abbott Northwestern ready for years long highway project

[WCCO-TV, June 8, 218] A major reconstruction project for I-35W and I-94 around downtown Minneapolis is now fully underway. That’s right where Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital is located. It’s something that the hospital has been planning for for nearly a year.