Allina Health Clinics

It’s time for your flu shot

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 8] It’s not too early to get your flu shot to protect yourself and your family for the 2015-2016 influenza season. Allina Health Plymouth Clinic family medicine physician, Dr. Mark Stevenson talked with WCCO-TV about this year’s vaccine and what may be in store.

Allina psychologist reacts to killing of Virginia journalists

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 26, 2015] The bizarre on-air murder of a television news reporter and photographer in Roanoke, Virginia has left people around the country in shock. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel says events of this magnitude are “a shock to our mind and body.” “When those feelings come up, whether it’s a feeling […]

Baby Wearing grows in the Twin Cities

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 24, 2015] If you haven’t done it yourself, there’s a huge chance you’ve seen someone else doing it at the zoo, the grocery store or a restaurant. It’s called babywearing. It can look like a frontal swaddle or a structured backpack. Just like with other clothing, the options are endless. Some wraps are […]

Gary Kravitz, MD

Feds say Lyme disease vastly underreported; local experts skeptical

[MPR, August 12, 2015] A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report indicates Lyme disease is more widespread in the U.S. than previously realized, with reported cases each year not far behind breast cancer. But while local researchers acknowledge the ticks that carry the disease are growing in number and territory, they caution that […]

What’s sparking whooping cough resurgence?

[KARE 11, July 10, 2015] Once rare, whooping cough (pertussis) has been making a comeback in the U.S. in recent years. Rapid increase in whooping cough may largely be a result of transmission from people who are infected with the bacterium but show no symptoms of disease, a new study suggests. Allina Health Clinics infectious […]

With distinctive bikes and a punny name, Wheel Being promotes well-being in 2 cities

With distinctive bikes and a punny name, Wheel Being promotes well-being in 2 cities

[Star Tribune, June 9, 2015] Julie Doten of Andover relishes her daily walks, an outdoors time when she can soak up the sun or just collect her thoughts. However, tendinitis has forced her to put her exercise regimen on hold, so now, to fill the void, Doten is out biking — which doesn’t aggravate her […]

Migraines: causes, symptoms and treatment

[KARE 11, June 5, 2015] June is Migraine Headache Awareness Month, meant to build awareness, educate the public and reduce the profound stigma associated with Migraine, Cluster Headaches and other Headache Disorders. Dr. Todd Hess, a noted pain specialist and medical director at Allina Health’s United Pain Center, St. Paul, talked with KARE 11 about […]

FDA OKs controversial female sexual desire drug

[KMSP Fox 9, June 4, 2015] The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a controversial drug, flibanserin, sometimes called the female Viagra. It’s meant to enhance sexual desire in women. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Lauren Fogel, a sexual health expert, talked with Fox 9 News about the sexual desire issue that plagues many […]

Good Question: Why Don’t We Remember Traumatic Events?

[WCCO-TV, June 1, 2015] Since the car accident that took the life of his good friend, comedian Tracy Morgan spoke publicly for the first time on NBC’s Today Show. Morgan has spent the past year recovering from broken bones and serious brain injuries. He also said he didn’t remember anything about the crash. So, why […]

Dermatologist: Always protect yourself from the sun

[WCCO-TV, May 13, 2015] Disturbing photos, gone viral on Facebook, of a woman being treated for skin cancer have once again raised the question of how much tanning — under the sun or tanning bed — is safe. Allina Health Clinic dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat discussed that question with WCCO-TV News.