Allina Health Clinics

Allina psychologist weighs in on St. Olaf racist note hoax

[WCCO-TV, May 11, 2017] The St. Olaf College campus is still reeling from a reported racist note that turned out to be a hoax. An African-American female student reported finding a note on her car that was threatening and used a racial slur in late April. The note sparked protests on campus and a call […]

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

KARE 11, May 4, 2017] May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and as the weather warms and we spend more time outdoors, it’s good to think about taking care to prevent getting bit by the ticks that spread the disease. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with KARE 11 News about […]

Maybe worst spring ever for allergies

[KARE 11, May 2, 2017] Weather conditions may have made this the worst spring ever for allergies according to Allina Health Clinic’s allergist, Dr. Pramod Kelkar. Kelkar talked with KARE 11 News about this allergy season and what you can do to minimize suffering.

Melanoma Monday and skin cancer

[WCCO Radio, April 29, 2017] Melanoma skin cancer can be deadly, but it can also be easily cured if caught early enough. Allina Health Clinic dermatologists gave free skin cancer exams on national Melanoma Monday, May 1. Allina Health dermatologist, Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio’s Esme Murphy about skin cancer and how you […]

Possibly deadly staph infections not uncommon

[WCCO-TV, April 18, 2017] News that a Minnesota state official has died from a staph infection has focused new attention on an illness that doctors say is not that uncommon. WCCO-TV talked with Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Wendy Slattery, about staph infections.

Spring allergies already on the way

[Fox 9 KMSP-TV, March 19, 2017] Some warm stretches of weather already this year have already created conditions to aggravate allergy suffers. Allina Health Clinic’s allergist, Dr. Pramod Kelkar, talked with Fox 9 News about ways to minimize allergy suffering.

How coughing and sneezing spreads germs

[KARE 11, Feb. 10, 2017] If someone reminds you to cover your cough or sneeze, there’s a good reason for that as new work from M.I.T. show. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with KARE 11 News about how coughs and sneezes work.

Influenza now widespread in Minnesota

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 2, 2017] The Minnesota Department of Health now says influenza is widespread in the state, but the total number of cases are still not great. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, says that doesn’t mean we couldn’t see a late surge in cases, though he’s hopeful that isn’t […]

The joys and pitfalls of working with your spouse

[KARE 11, Feb. 2, 2017] Have you ever considered whether you’d like to work with your spouse? Some people actually do. Allina Health Clinic psychologist, Dr. Dan Kessler, talked with KARE 11 about the pluses and minuses of working with your husband or wife.

Minnesota sees increase in norovirus cases

[KARE 11, Feb. 1, 2017] It’s flu season, but Minnesotans are also getting hit by the norovirus. The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 60 outbreaks of the virus since October 1, 2016. It’s reported more than 200,000 around the world die from the virus each year. The virus causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. It’s […]