Allina Health Clinics

When border crossing detainees are separated from their children

[WCCO Radio, June 19, 2018] News of undocumented immigrants being separated from their children has raised many question, including the impact the separations have on the childrens’ mental health. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Lisa Herman talked with WCCO Radio about how these kids may be affected.

Celebrity suicides focus attention on prevention

[WCCO Radio, June 11, 2018] The recent suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, along with study results that show Minnesota has had one of the largest increases in suicides rate has focused attention on suicide prevention. Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mirza Baig talked with WCCO Radio about what we need to do to […]

How often should you replace your makeup?

[WCCO-TV, May 16, 2018] How old is your mascara? Eyeliner? Lipstick? If you don’t wear them every day, it could be time to throw them out. So, how often should we replace our makeup? “I do recommend replacing your makeup every six to 12 months,” says Dr. Liz Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health Clinics. […]

Allina Health offers free Melanoma Monday skin cancer screenings

[KMSP Fox 9, May 7, 2018] The first Monday of every May is designated Melanoma Monday and Allina Health marks the day with free skin cancer screening. Dermatologist Dr. Tyler Conway, was one of the Allina dermatology physicians performing those screenings.

Spring is finally here and so are spring allergies

[WCCO Radio, April 24, 2018] Spring took its time getting here, but it has arrived and so have spring allergies. Allina Health Clinics allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar talked with WCCO Radio about what’s bad this year and how to combat your allergies.

Allina expands into retail-clinic arena with Hy-Vee deal

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, April 2, 2018] Allina Health System has jumped into the in-store clinic business with plans to open two sites inside Hy-Vee grocery stores this month. Minneapolis-based Allina opened its first clinic at the Hy-Vee in Eagan on Monday and will open another in Lakeville in the coming weeks. The health care […]

Spring allergy season is here

[WCCO-TV, March 28, 2018] Our spring thaw means plenty of sneezing for allergy sufferers. Allina Health allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar says the season is already off to rough start. “We started seeing patients last week and as of this week we’ve got a bunch of calls with allergy patients,” Kelkar said. He says there are […]

New, improved shingles vaccine now becoming available

[KARE 11, March 1, 2018] A new and vastly improved shingles vaccine is just now becoming available to the public. Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, highly recommends it to protect against a disease that can be very painful.

Preventive treatment for peanut allergy succeeds in study

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 25, 2018] The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A California company says that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children build tolerance to the nuts in a major study. Allina Health Clinic allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar was interviewed about this breakthrough treatment […]

How can you flush the flu from your house?

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 13, 2018] A lot of people think that once the flu is gone, you need to disinfect your home from top to bottom. So how can you flush the flu from your house? Good Question. For Dr. Frank Rhame, Allina Health infectious disease specialist, this has been as busy year as he can […]