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Flu season deaths in Minnesota double in a week as illness kills 8 more people

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 9, 2020] In a week, Minnesota has seen the number of people who died from the flu this season double, as the Department of Health has reported eight more deaths. Health officials say the median age of death is 80 and none of the deaths have been children at this time. […]

Health diet trends for 2020

[KARE 11, Jan. 8, 2020] It’s a new decade of health trends. Each year we see new fads make headlines, especially diets. Emily Niswanger, a registered dietitian with Allina Health talked with KARE 11 News to discuss what trends we can expect to see this year.

Made a New Year’s diet resolution? How to follow through

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 8, 2020] 80 to 90 percent of all New Year’s resolutions fail and many of them have to do with diet and losing weight. Allina Health registered dietician Amy Pleimling talked with WCCO News about a better way to follow through with those diet resolutions.

Hospitals report more flu cases, even as school outbreaks ebb with the holiday

[Star Tribune, Jan. 2, 2020] Minnesota hospitals admitted 117 influenza patients last week, the highest weekly total for the season, according to a Minnesota Health Department flu update on Thursday. So far, 505 people have been hospitalized for the flu, which is about the midrange for recent influenza seasons. Most of the patients tested were […]

CDC warns about illness spread by some pet store puppies

[KARE 11, December 27, 2019] This Christmas some people had their hearts set on puppies and other pets. But if you gifted a dog there is a warning from the CDC. About 30 people across 13 states including Minnesota have been infected by the bacteria linked to petting puppies from pet stores.  Dr. Frank Rhame is […]

Flu season strikes Minnesota early this year

[WCCO Radio, December 23, 2019] Flu season is kicking in early this year. In particular influenza B is the predominant strain which tends to hit kids more than the elderly. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with WCCO Radio about what’s out there and how best to deal with it.

What is prediabetes?

[WCCO-TV, December 22, 2019] There are 84 million people in the United States who are likely prediabetic and most of them don’t know it. Dr. Christopher Schoonover, an Allina Health endocrinologist and diabetes specialist talked with WCCO News about why people need to pay more attention to the term.

Can higher humidity ward off the flu bug?

[KARE 11, December 20, 2019] You may be safer from the flu in a humid room than in a dry one according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame about why that is.

Lamberton picks Allina Health for clinical care

Lamberton picks Allina Health for clinical care

[New Ulm Journal, Dec. 20, 2019] The city of Lamberton announced Thursday that Allina Health has been chosen as its medical provider of choice to provide comprehensive health services in the community. “The city of Lamberton feels the continuity of care for the community is essential,” said Madonna Peterson, City Clerk in a press release. […]

Allina steps in to operate southern Minnesota clinic being closed by Mayo

Allina steps in to operate southern Minnesota clinic being closed by Mayo

[Pioneer Press, Dec. 12, 2019] Allina Health will step in to provide health care at Springfield’s clinic once Mayo Clinic Health System vacates the southwestern Minnesota site in March. The city of Springfield and Allina unveiled the new partnership Thursday. Mayo Clinic Health System, based in Rochester, announced plans to close its Springfield hospital and […]