Allina Health Clinics

Spring allergens are everywhere, and so are relief agents

[KARE-TV, May 20, 2016] If you’re sneezing, your eyes itch and your nose is running, chances are you have Spring allergies. People can have allergies in any season, but Spring is a special challenge, because so many plants are in bloom. Dr. Kenneth Johns, an Allina Health allergy specialist, says there are a number of […]

Allina Health physician says don’t rely on sunscreen

[KMSP-TV, May 18, 2016] We know we need to protect our skin from sun exposure. Dr. Sanober Amin, an Allina Health dermatologist, says there are better ways than sunscreen.

Do parents overshare about their kids on the internet?

KARE-TV, May 17, 2016] From Facebook to YouTube, there’s a whole generation that’s growing up with their lives going onto the internet. From teens waking up from wisdom teeth surgery to siblings fighting, it’s almost impossible to get through a day without someone sharing a video of their child or children. The question is, should […]

New season’s activities require new physical conditioning

[KMSP-TV, May 11, 2016] People are anxious to go outside and jump into new activities when the weather changes. Dr. Jamie Peters, an Allina Health sports medicine specialist, has some ideas on how to ease into the new season without injuries.

Study: 1 in 3 Antibiotics Prescribed in US Unnecessary

[KSTP-TV, May 4,2016] Almost one-third of antibiotics prescribed in doctors’ offices and emergency departments throughout the country are unnecessary, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s approximately 47 million extra prescriptions every year. “I get pressure all the time from patients who are on their second or […]

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, 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.