Allina Health Clinics

Allina psychologist speaks on reacting to mass shootings

[WCCO-TV, November, 5, 2017] The shocking story of the shooting that killed dozens of people in a Texas church quickly overtook the airwaves on television and the internet Sunday. Dr. Daniel Kessler learned of it on the radio. “Just you know feeling sad and angry and frustrated and wanting to do something but knowing that […]

When do you need an antibiotic?

[KARE 11, Oct. 12, 2017] Tis the season of sneezing, sniffling, and coughing, and while many of us are looking for some prescription relief for our annual aches and pains, antibiotics aren’t always the cure. Dr. Eric Barth, a pediatrician with Allina Health Clinics, says antibiotics affect our immune system and future ability to fight […]

Fibromyalgia and chronic pain treatment

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 23, 2017] Pop star Lady Gaga has cancelled a concert tour blaming it on chronic pain she suffers from fibromyalgia. WCCO-TV News talked with Allina Health integrative medicine physician, Dr. Michael Egan, to learn more about fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Impetigo outbreak forces football game cancellation

[KARE 11, Sept. 22, 2017] A high school football team was forced to cancel a game after several teams members came down with impetigo. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health dermatologist, Dr. Tyler Conway, about what impetigo is and how it’s treated.

To improve health care quality and cut costs, collaboration instead of competition

[MinnPost, Sept. 15, 2017] In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership. Allina and HealthPartners, which also offers insurance, joined forces in 2010 to create an initiative known as […]

Study links flu vaccine to miscarriages

[KARE 11, Sept. 13, 2017] A new study has found a link between flu vaccines and pregnancy miscarriages. The study contradicts all previous similar studies. Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with KARE 11 News and what this study means.

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St. Francis to offer non-surgical weight loss procedure

[Shakopee Valley News, September 5, 2017] St. Francis Regional Medical Center is offering a non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with obesity where diet and exercise have not worked and do not qualify for or want surgery. “We often see patients who are clinically obese and in desperate need of medical intervention to help them […]

How health care collaboration can improve quality and cut costs

[Twin Cities Business Magazine, September 2017] In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership. Allina and HealthPartners, which also offers insurance, joined forces in 2010 to create an initiative […]

Study: You can buy happiness … if you spend it to save time

[KARE 11, July 27, 2017] Can money really buy happiness? Some of us were raised under the impression it can’t, but researchers who surveyed more than 6,000 people in four countries say otherwise. The catch? You have to spend money on saving time, like chores. The survey was reportedly done in the U.S., Canada, Denmark […]

Another measles case reported in Minnesota

[WCCO Radio, July 15, 2017] The measles outbreak in Minnesota continues. Another case was just reported bringing to 79 the cases reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Allina Health Clinic pediatrician, Dr. Eric Barth, talked with WCCO Radio about the ongoing outbreak and the need for immunizations to control measles.