Allina Health Clinics

Allina expands into retail-clinic arena with Hy-Vee deal

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, April 2, 2018] Allina Health System has jumped into the in-store clinic business with plans to open two sites inside Hy-Vee grocery stores this month. Minneapolis-based Allina opened its first clinic at the Hy-Vee in Eagan on Monday and will open another in Lakeville in the coming weeks. The health care […]

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 […]

New, improved shingles vaccine now becoming available

[KARE 11, March 1, 2018] A new and vastly improved shingles vaccine is just now becoming available to the public. Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, highly recommends it to protect against a disease that can be very painful.

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 […]

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.

Flu remains widespread in Minnesota, across the nation

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 18, 2017] Hundreds of new cases of the flu are still popping up across Minnesota, and many of those people are ending up in the hospital. More than 400 Minnesotans were hospitalized with the flu last week. “We know for sure that it started unusually early, we know that it’s mostly H3N2, which […]

Should you see a doctor for the flu? Maybe, maybe not

KSTP-TV, Jan. 10, 2018] According to the Minnesota Department of Health, this marks the peak period of flu season. Some who get ill elect to go to a doctor for diagnosis. But others, are choosing to stay home. At eVisit, the online diagnostic service operated by Allina Health, activity was up 26 percent in November […]

Why do some people handle cold better than others?

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 6, 2018] Are you a cold weather lover or hater? Some of us handle cold better than others. Allina Health Clinics physician Dr. Frank Rhame discussed why with WCCO-TV News.