Allina Health Clinics

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.

What happened to flu season?

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 26, 2016] Local doctors are cautiously optimistic and somewhat surprised by this year’s flu season, because there really hasn’t been one. Last year 4,153 people were hospitalized with the flu in Minnesota. So far this winter it’s only 63. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame says historically flu season peaks […]

Zika virus expected to spread through the Americas

[KSTC 45TV, Jan. 25, 2016] With confirmed Zika virus infections in four states and 21 countries and territories coping with an outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issues a new warning. The WHO says the virus, spread by mosquitos and is linked to neurological issues in babies, will likely spread across the Americas. KSTP’s […]

New focus on concussions

[WFTC-GameOn,Jan. 10, 2016] The new movie, Concussion, featuring Will Smith, is bringing renewed attention to the permanent injury that multiple concussions can cause. Dr. Jamie Peters, a sports medicine physician with Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists, was interviewed on the new research on the dangers of repetitive head injuries.

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 […]