Allina Health Clinics

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.

Dealing with spring alergies

[KMSP-TV Fox 9, March 13, 2015] Early, spring-like weather is giving rise to early spring allergy symptoms. Allina Health Woodbury Clinic allergist, Pramod Kelkar, MD, talked with Fox 9 News about what we’re in store for this allergy season.

With Target layoffs looming, Allina Health psychologist offers advice

[WCCO-TV, March 9, 2015] Target’s announcement that it will cut thousands of workers over the next two years has many company employees nervous about their fate. Allina Health Nicollet Mall Clinic psychologist Lauren Fogel says there are things employees can do when fearing a layoff. She said it’s important for people to focus on what […]

Virus or bacteria? Know how to fight your enemy

[Star Tribune, Jan. 13, 2015] Pinpointing the culprit behind your winter crud — virus or bacteria — is the first step in understanding how to treat it. At a time when public health officials warn that antibiotics are overused, getting the right diagnosis takes on new significance. Antibiotics work on bacterial infections but not on […]

Tips on avoiding flu

[KARE 11, Dec. 18, 2014] The Minnesota Department of Health says school influenza outbreaks are spiking, one sign an even bigger outbreak may be coming. That’s because as many people get together this week for the holidays, they may spread the virus, and children can pass it on quickly. “That’s the thing about influenza,” said […]

Tamiflu may be hard to find, but don’t give up

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 18, 2014] As the number of influenza illnesses surges, one drug you can get from your doctor, Tamiflu, can be tough to find. Doctors agree that it is effective, but Tamiflu may also be hard to find, especially when you need it the most. In some cases, the supply is limited as wholesalers […]