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Youth hockey player died of heart condition

[KMSP Fox 9, Nov. 17, 2014] Patrick Schoonover, a bantam hockey player from Eastview, Minn. tragically collapsed on the ice while playing at the Brainerd Area Civic Center on Friday, and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the 14-year-old’s death was caused by a heart condition. That’s the most common cause of a sudden […]

Mumps hit the Minnesota Wild

[KMSP Fox 9, Nov. 14, 2014] The Minnesota Wild are dealing with a few suspected cases of mumps after playing west coast teams with players who now have confirmed cases of mumps. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Frank Rhame, MD,  says the  mumps in adults is nothing to take lightly.

Researchers to parents: Put down that cell phone

[WCCO-TV, August 18, 2014] Parents are well aware of the downside of kids spending too much time on their electronic devices texting or playing games. But what about the negative effects of parents doing the same thing? New research shows that kids are very aware of how much time their parents are spending on their […]

Ebola warnings: Reason for concern, not fear

[KSTC-TV45, August 7, 2014] KSTP’s Chris Egert sat down with Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health Clinics, to talk about the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. Rhame talked about how the disease is transmitted, how the three countries most affected are coping, and information from the Centers for Disease Control.

Minnesota Medicaid contract changes save $10.5 million

Minnesota Medicaid contract changes save $10.5 million

[Pioneer Press, July 14, 2014] A program to lower health costs through new payment contracts with doctors and hospitals generated about $10.5 million in savings during its first year, according to state officials. The new contracts let health care providers share in the savings when quality care is provided more efficiently. So, about $2.8 million […]

Spring allergy season in full swing

[KSTP-TV, May 7, 2014] Allergy season is upon us. We’re told tree pollen and ragweed levels are high right now and hitting later than normal. Grass pollen isn’t far behind. Dr. Pramod Kelkar, an allergist with Allina Health Woodbury Clinic say itchy and teary eyes are common, but with so many medications – sinus rinses […]

Why do allergis make us feel so bad?

[WCCO-TV, May 6, 2014] After our cold winter, experts are calling this spring a particularly bad season for allergy sufferers. All of that sneezing, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, and congestion can make for a miserable couple of months. So, why do our allergies make us feel so terrible? “Basically, an allergy is an overreaction of […]

Allina Health New Shoes, Healthy Kids makes thousands of happy kids

[WCCO-TV, April 26, 2014] Thousands of Minnesota and Wisconsin kids are a little happier today thanks to the New Shoes, Healthy Kids initiative from Allina Health. The shoes were distributed Saturday, April 26, at 30 Allina Health locations to kids from area families in need. New Shoes, Healthy Kids is a partnership with the shoe […]

Allina Health New Shoes, Healthy Kids to give out 10,000 pair of shoes

[KSTP-TV, April 26, 2014] Allina Health is giving out 10,000 pair of new athletic shows to kids from area families in need thanks to the New Shoes, Healthy Kids initiative. It’s in partnership with the shoe industry’s Two Ten Footwear Foundation, the Keds Corp. and the Jay Group. The shoes will be distributed Saturday, April […]

Allina Health New Shoes, Healthy Kids set for Saturday

[WCCO-TV, April 25, 2014] 10,000 kids from area families in need will soon be sporting a brand new pair of athletic shoes thanks to the Allina Health New Shoes, Healthy Kids initiative and it’s partnership with the shoe industry’s Two Ten Footwear Foundation, the Keds Corp. and the Jay Group. The shoes will be distributed […]