Allina Health Clinics

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.

Spring allergies already on the way

[Fox 9 KMSP-TV, March 19, 2017] Some warm stretches of weather already this year have already created conditions to aggravate allergy suffers. Allina Health Clinic’s allergist, Dr. Pramod Kelkar, talked with Fox 9 News about ways to minimize allergy suffering.

How coughing and sneezing spreads germs

[KARE 11, Feb. 10, 2017] If someone reminds you to cover your cough or sneeze, there’s a good reason for that as new work from M.I.T. show. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with KARE 11 News about how coughs and sneezes work.

Influenza now widespread in Minnesota

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 2, 2017] The Minnesota Department of Health now says influenza is widespread in the state, but the total number of cases are still not great. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, says that doesn’t mean we couldn’t see a late surge in cases, though he’s hopeful that isn’t […]

The joys and pitfalls of working with your spouse

[KARE 11, Feb. 2, 2017] Have you ever considered whether you’d like to work with your spouse? Some people actually do. Allina Health Clinic psychologist, Dr. Dan Kessler, talked with KARE 11 about the pluses and minuses of working with your husband or wife.

Minnesota sees increase in norovirus cases

[KARE 11, Feb. 1, 2017] It’s flu season, but Minnesotans are also getting hit by the norovirus. The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 60 outbreaks of the virus since October 1, 2016. It’s reported more than 200,000 around the world die from the virus each year. The virus causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. It’s […]

Cold and flu season starting up in Twin Cities

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 23, 2017] The winter cough and cold bugs are circulating right now in the Twin Cities, but so far, the flu number have remained fairly low. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease physician Dr. Frank Rhame talked with Fox 9 News about how things are progressing this season.

Why you shouldn’t use cotton swabs to clean your ears

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 17, 2017] Doctors are reminding us to put down the Q-tips and leave our earwax alone. In fact, there are new guidelines on how to deal with the annoying build up. Dr. Rex Haberman, an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist with Allina Health Clinics talked with KMSP Fox 9 News about […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder explained

[KMSP Fox 9, December 21, 2016] As daylight hours grow shorter in the winter, some people suffer from a kind of depression called seasonal affective disorder, SAD. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Alan Steed, talked with Fox 9 News about the condition and how it can be treated.

Allina Health donates former Braham clinic building to child resource center

[Isanti County News, December 7, 2016] Allina Health has turned over the keys to the building that formerly housed its Braham clinic to the East Central Children’s Resource Center, a child advocacy organization. The donation by Allina Health will allow the building to be used as an advocacy center for abused or neglected children, with […]