Allina Health Clinics

Spring allergies in bloom

[KMSP-TV, May 1, 2016} Itchy, watery eyes, running nose, sneezing… spring allergy season is in full bloom. Ask one of the 50 million Americans who are suffering and they will likely tell you this year has already been awful. Dr. Pramod Kelkar, a board certified allergy specialist from Allina Health says this year seems to […]

For many singles, it’s a one-and-done dating scene

For many singles, it’s a one-and-done dating scene

[Star Tribune, April 27, 2016] There are many fish in the sea, but with the advent of Match.com, Tinder, even Twitter, those fish have never been so easy to catch. We can order up our next date the same way we order a pizza. One in 10 Americans — and a total of 91 million […]

As mosquitoes blossom, what you need to know about the Zika virus

[KMSP Fox 9, April 26, 2016] Mosquitoes are already starting to buzz. The CDC has issued new warnings about the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with Fox 9 about the latest on this dangerous illness.

CDC issues plan to help doctors curb painkiller addiction

[KARE 11, March 22, 2016] The U.S. is seeing a growing epidemic of epidemic of prescription painkiller addiction. About 40 Americans die each day from overdosing on prescription painkillers. To help curb this, the Centers for Disease Control last week issued new recommendations for health care providers who write prescriptions for these medications. Dr. Keith […]

Flu activity now widespread in Minnesota

[KARE 11, March 8, 2016] The CDC says flu activity is considered widespread across the Upper Midwest right now– including Minnesota– after a relatively quiet season up until now. Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, says it is not too late to take steps to protect yourself.

Sleeplessness puts women at risk for diabetes

[KSTP-TV, February 27, 2016] More than one-third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, and for women, it could mean putting themselves at risk for developing diabetes. Dr. Andrew Stiehm is a sleep specialist at Allina Health and talked with KSTP-TV about why women are more at risk, what everyone should do to sleep well.

With flu widespread, Allina restricts hospital visits

[Minnesota Public Radio, March 1, 2016] Allina Health is placing restrictions on visitors to its hospitals, after state health officials declared influenza widespread in Minnesota. Beginning Wednesday, children under age 5 and sick people will not be allowed to visit hospitalized patients. Infectious disease specialist Frank Rhame said Allina will give nurses the authority to […]

Skin secrets from a dermatologist

[KMSP-TV, February 17, 2016] Cold weather is in full force here in Minnesota, and you know what that means—skin feels dry and itchy, and painful eczema flares up. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Sanober Amin talked about some simple ways to help our skin feel better.

Lena Dunham take time off to deal with endometriosis

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 16, 2016] Early last week actress Lena Dunham told fans she was going to be taking some time off to rest because of her endometriosis. It’s a condition affecting 6.3 million women and girls in the U.S. alone. Dr. Dylan Bindman from Allina Health Clinics talked with the Fox 9 Morning […]

Zika virus Q&A

[KARE11, Jan. 28, 2016] The alarming spread of the Zika virus has prompted many questions. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist Dr. Wendolyn Slattery answered some of them for KARE 11 News.