Allina Health Clinics

Time to pay attention to skin sun damage

[KARE 11, May 28, 2020] May is Melanoma Awareness month and Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with KARE 11 about how to protect your skin as the weather get warmer and we expose more skin to the sun.

It’s getting nicer out, don’t forget the sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, May 14, 2020] It’s getting warmer and sunnier and the outdoors is beckoning. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat reminds us, now that May is Melanoma Awareness Month, to put on that sunscreen, and don’t afraid to make an appointment, even a virtual visit, to get any unusual skin spots checked out.

Making it easier for moms on Mother’s Day

[KARE 11, May 9, 2020] Mother’s Day is coming at the perfect time to remind us of all the extra work moms are doing during the pandemic. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso about what we can do for our moms.

Plasma therapy to fight COVID-19

[WCCO-TV, April 26, 2020] Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s husband John Bessler on Sunday announced his recent participation in an experimental treatment for COVID-19 after recovering from the virus himself. Officials say he was the seventh person to donate plasma as part of a program in Minnesota. Thousands of other recovered COVID-19 patients have participated nationwide. Bessler […]

Allina Health fast-tracks telemental heath appointments due to coronavirus

[KSTP-TV, March 25, 2020] From her home office, Dr. Cheryl Bemel, a psychologist with Allina Health, is continuing to see patients, just in a different way now. “I use a headset when I’m speaking to them so it’s actually like a virtual TV show where they see me in real time, and I see them […]

How social distancing can bring people together

[WCCO-TV, March 25, 2020] There is good that’s coming from the current state of isolation. Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Cheryl Bemel says tools video conferencing are good for mental health. When you talk with someone on the phone it’s not the same as when you can see them in person; you can’t see their expressions. […]

Stuck at home takes a toll on mental health

[KARE 11, March 19, 2020] Social distancing, school and work places closing, spending more time at home are all creating new stress. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked to KARE 11 about how to manage those stresses.

Talking to kids about COVID-19

[KSTP-TV, March 19, 2020] Adults aren’t the only ones worried about the COVID-19 outbreak. Kids are, too. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with KSTP News about how to talk to kids about it.

Talking to kids about COVID-19

[KMSP Fox 9, March 18, 2020] The coronavirus threat has people confined to their homes, businesses closing and there’s no school. Families are dealing with a new normal and kids surely have questions.  Dr. Cheryl Bemel, a psychologist with Allina Health, offers some tips on how to talk to your children about COVID 19.

Allina Health psychologist offers tips to calm COVID-19 anxiety

[KARE 11, March 11, 2020] The number of confirmed cases in the U-S is now above 1,000. That growing number is making a lot of people nervous. So what can you do to deal with that anxiety? Psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel with Allina Health says worry is the thief of joy and a set up […]