Allina Health Clinics

Flu worsens dramatically in Minnesota

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 4, 2017] The flu is widespread across Minnesota and experts note it’s not letting up. The latest numbers out from the Minnesota Department of Health show the numbers have roughly doubled within a week. Infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, Dr. Frank Rhame says the latest numbers from MDH show influenza […]

A new vaccine for shingles

[KARE 11, Dec. 5, 2015] If you’ve ever had or known someone who’s had shingles, you know it’s nothing you or they ever want to experience again. Unfortunately the painful rash, which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, will affect nearly 1 in 3 people in their lifetime. The good news, is […]

Unique weather conditions make for longer, tough allergy season

[KMSP Fox 9, Nov. 28, 2017] Even though it feels nice out, the warm temperatures are elongating this year’s fall allergy season. It’s an odd fall mix heading into the holiday season. Dr. Pramod Kelkar, an allergist at Allina Health Clinics, says that when temperatures are warmer and it’s windy and wet outside, that’s going […]

Christmas music — love it or hate it

[KARE 11, Nov. 9, 2017] A new study shows that for some of us, Christmas music can be pretty annoying, particularly if you work in retail. KARE 11 talked to Allina Health Clinic psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel about why that is.

Allina psychologist speaks on reacting to mass shootings

[WCCO-TV, November, 5, 2017] The shocking story of the shooting that killed dozens of people in a Texas church quickly overtook the airwaves on television and the internet Sunday. Dr. Daniel Kessler learned of it on the radio. “Just you know feeling sad and angry and frustrated and wanting to do something but knowing that […]

When do you need an antibiotic?

[KARE 11, Oct. 12, 2017] Tis the season of sneezing, sniffling, and coughing, and while many of us are looking for some prescription relief for our annual aches and pains, antibiotics aren’t always the cure. Dr. Eric Barth, a pediatrician with Allina Health Clinics, says antibiotics affect our immune system and future ability to fight […]

Fibromyalgia and chronic pain treatment

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 23, 2017] Pop star Lady Gaga has cancelled a concert tour blaming it on chronic pain she suffers from fibromyalgia. WCCO-TV News talked with Allina Health integrative medicine physician, Dr. Michael Egan, to learn more about fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Impetigo outbreak forces football game cancellation

[KARE 11, Sept. 22, 2017] A high school football team was forced to cancel a game after several teams members came down with impetigo. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health dermatologist, Dr. Tyler Conway, about what impetigo is and how it’s treated.

To improve health care quality and cut costs, collaboration instead of competition

[MinnPost, Sept. 15, 2017] In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership. Allina and HealthPartners, which also offers insurance, joined forces in 2010 to create an initiative known as […]

Study links flu vaccine to miscarriages

[KARE 11, Sept. 13, 2017] A new study has found a link between flu vaccines and pregnancy miscarriages. The study contradicts all previous similar studies. Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with KARE 11 News and what this study means.