Allina Health Clinics

Allina Health opens new River Falls, Wis. clinic

[River Falls Journal, June 19, 2017] The new Allina Health River Falls Clinic located at the corner of East Division Street and Highway 35 provides a hometown care setting with next-door access to a regional health system. The 17-exam-room clinic, which opened its doors Monday, June 19, will offer family medicine and women’s health services […]

Youth baseball injuries

[WCCO-AM, June 7, 2017] With Little League season getting started, doctors are warning parents about the uptick in overuse injuries among young baseball players. Dr. Pearce McCarty, an orthopedic surgeon with Allina Health and a member of the Minnesota Twins medical team, spoke about this with WCCO-AM radio.

CPR and AED Awareness Week

[KMSP Fox 9, June 7, 2017] A little over a year ago, Allina Health Edina Clinic nurse practitioner June Van Valkenburg was in a coffee shop chatting with a friend when a man collapsed nearby. After determining he wasn’t breathing and had no pulse, June started CPR. Now, June and the man whose life she […]

Sunscreen dos and don’ts

[WCCO-TV, May 24, 2017] If you’re going to spend time at the pool or anywhere outside this summer, sunscreen is a must, but what is the best type to buy to protect your skin? A new Consumer Reports testing shows SPF shouldn’t be your only concern. And what some of us apply seasonally should be […]

Allina psychologist weighs in on St. Olaf racist note hoax

[WCCO-TV, May 11, 2017] The St. Olaf College campus is still reeling from a reported racist note that turned out to be a hoax. An African-American female student reported finding a note on her car that was threatening and used a racial slur in late April. The note sparked protests on campus and a call […]

Allina Health celebrates grand opening of Isanti clinic

[Isanti County News, May 10, 2017] Allina Health’s new Isanti Clinic held a grand opening celebration May 6 that featured tours of the new clinic, refreshments and family-friendly activities. “Now that the clinic is open to patients, I can see it is even more patient and family-friendly than I could imagined it to be,” said […]

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

KARE 11, May 4, 2017] May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and as the weather warms and we spend more time outdoors, it’s good to think about taking care to prevent getting bit by the ticks that spread the disease. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with KARE 11 News about […]

Maybe worst spring ever for allergies

[KARE 11, May 2, 2017] Weather conditions may have made this the worst spring ever for allergies according to Allina Health Clinic’s allergist, Dr. Pramod Kelkar. Kelkar talked with KARE 11 News about this allergy season and what you can do to minimize suffering.

Melanoma Monday and skin cancer

[WCCO Radio, April 29, 2017] Melanoma skin cancer can be deadly, but it can also be easily cured if caught early enough. Allina Health Clinic dermatologists gave free skin cancer exams on national Melanoma Monday, May 1. Allina Health dermatologist, Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio’s Esme Murphy about skin cancer and how you […]

Possibly deadly staph infections not uncommon

[WCCO-TV, April 18, 2017] News that a Minnesota state official has died from a staph infection has focused new attention on an illness that doctors say is not that uncommon. WCCO-TV talked with Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Wendy Slattery, about staph infections.