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Minnesota Medicaid contract changes save $10.5 million

Minnesota Medicaid contract changes save $10.5 million

[Pioneer Press, July 14, 2014] A program to lower health costs through new payment contracts with doctors and hospitals generated about $10.5 million in savings during its first year, according to state officials. The new contracts let health care providers share in the savings when quality care is provided more efficiently. So, about $2.8 million […]

Spring allergy season in full swing

[KSTP-TV, May 7, 2014] Allergy season is upon us. We’re told tree pollen and ragweed levels are high right now and hitting later than normal. Grass pollen isn’t far behind. Dr. Pramod Kelkar, an allergist with Allina Health Woodbury Clinic say itchy and teary eyes are common, but with so many medications – sinus rinses […]

Why do allergis make us feel so bad?

[WCCO-TV, May 6, 2014] After our cold winter, experts are calling this spring a particularly bad season for allergy sufferers. All of that sneezing, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, and congestion can make for a miserable couple of months. So, why do our allergies make us feel so terrible? “Basically, an allergy is an overreaction of […]

Allina Health New Shoes, Healthy Kids makes thousands of happy kids

[WCCO-TV, April 26, 2014] Thousands of Minnesota and Wisconsin kids are a little happier today thanks to the New Shoes, Healthy Kids initiative from Allina Health. The shoes were distributed Saturday, April 26, at 30 Allina Health locations to kids from area families in need. New Shoes, Healthy Kids is a partnership with the shoe […]

Allina Health New Shoes, Healthy Kids to give out 10,000 pair of shoes

[KSTP-TV, April 26, 2014] Allina Health is giving out 10,000 pair of new athletic shows to kids from area families in need thanks to the New Shoes, Healthy Kids initiative. It’s in partnership with the shoe industry’s Two Ten Footwear Foundation, the Keds Corp. and the Jay Group. The shoes will be distributed Saturday, April […]

Allina Health New Shoes, Healthy Kids set for Saturday

[WCCO-TV, April 25, 2014] 10,000 kids from area families in need will soon be sporting a brand new pair of athletic shoes thanks to the Allina Health New Shoes, Healthy Kids initiative and it’s partnership with the shoe industry’s Two Ten Footwear Foundation, the Keds Corp. and the Jay Group. The shoes will be distributed […]

Creating an Advance Care Plan for loved ones

[KSTP-TV, April 13, 2014] If you were taken ill and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family or doctor know how you wanted to be cared for? They probably would if you had taken the time to make out an Advance Care Plan. This Wednesday, April 16th, is National Health Care Decision Day and it’s […]

Spring allergy preview

Spring allergy preview

[KSTP-TV, March 20, 2014] It’s the first day of spring and while it means warmer weather, it also means problems for allergy sufferers. Dr. Paul Dahlberg, allergist with Allina Health Bandana Square Clinic, stopped by our KSTP-TV studio for a preview of what to expect this allergy season.

Norovirus suspecetd in deaths of four Minnesota VA Home residents

[WCCO-TV, March 13, 2014] Health officials are trying to find out if it was the norovirus that played a role in the deaths of four residents at the Minnesota VA Home since last Friday. Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with reporters about how serious the virus can be and how […]

Designer drugs linked to two Mankato deaths

[KSTC-TV, March 13, 2014] Mankato police say two deaths in the past week may be linked to designer drugs. Allina Health Mental Health psychiatrist Dr. Mark Willenbring talked with KSTC’s Megan Newquist about why designer drugs are so dangerous.