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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.

What mom wants for Mother’s Day

[WCCO-TV, May 7, 2015] With Mother’s Day coming, husbands and children may be struggling to come up with the perfect gift for mom. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with WCCO-TV about what moms really want for Mother’s Day.

Melanoma Monday

[WCCO-TV, May 4, 2015] May Fourth is Melanoma Monday, the day dermatologists use to remind us to be careful about getting too much sun and to get unusual skin changes checked by your doctor. Allina Health Clinics dermatologist Elizabeth Farhat, MD, talked with WCCO-TV about what to look out for and how to protect yourself […]

Updated head lice guidelines

[KMSP Fox 9, April 28, 2015] They’re creepy and itchy, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says they’re not a reason to keep kids out of school. We’re talking about head lice. Allina Health Ramsey Clinic pediatrician Dr. Eric Barth agrees.

Bruce Jenner interview opens transgender discussion

[KARE 11, April 28, 2015] The Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer has brought more awareness to transgender issues. Dr. Lauren Fogel, a psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist with the Allina Health Nicollet Mall Clinic, talked with KARE 11 about the personal and social challenges that many transgender individuals face.