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Flu season looking like early peak this year

[KSTP-TV, December 12, 2019] Minnesota health officials say the state can expect an early peak flu season that may be especially tough on children. New numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health show influenza is spiking. Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, also said it’s not too late for the shot […]

What new warning labels mean for breast implants

[KARE 11, November 18, 2019] The FDA wants to ensure that patients are better informed when it comes to breast implants. It recently announced new recommendations that include “boxed warning” labels for breast implants. Dr. Jennifer Cameron, a plastic surgeon with Allina Health, explains what those warnings are and what every patient should consider before […]

Should you call in sick?

[KARE 11, November 12, 2019] Stay home. It’s a message doctors and probably your coworkers would like you to follow if you show up for work and you’re sick. But for some people deciding is a struggle: Should I call in? A recent survey shows 78% of the people who participated say they feel pressure […]

When antidepressants fail

When antidepressants fail

[Healthline, November 11, 2019] At 43 years old, Sara has been dealing with depression for two decades. Over the years, she told Healthline she’s been prescribed many different medications. None of them have ever worked for her. “It’s been a roller coaster of medication adjustments and medication changes and medication combinations and medication attempts. It’s […]

Minnesotans spend nearly $3K a year because of FOMO

[KARE 11, Nov. 4, 2019] Fear of missing out, also known as FOMO, is costing Americans thousands of dollars every year, according to a recent survey. Couponing101.com surveyed 3,500 Americans to find out how much people are spending to avoid FOMO. Minnesotans admitted to spending $237 per month, totaling $2,853 per year, in order to […]

Allina Health Northfield Clinic to start offering 3D mammograms

Allina Health Northfield Clinic to start offering 3D mammograms

[Northfield News, November 4, 2019] Beginning Thursday, Allina Health Northfield Clinic will start offering 3D mammograms. “Early detection is the best protection because finding breast cancer early improves the likelihood that treatment will be successful,” said Allina Health Northfield Clinic lead physician Cindy Baumgartner in a press release. “Mammograms are safe and effective in detecting […]

Mercy Women’s Health Clinic offering 3D mammograms

[CTN News, November 1, 2019] New technology could soon save lives at the Mercy Hospital campus. The Mercy Women’s Health Clinic is now offering 3D mammograms. Installation of the new advanced device is part of an Allina Health system-wide effort to provide the most effective tools available to help detect breast cancer at the earliest […]

Creaky joints? When to seek help

[KARE 11, Oct. 30, 2019] As the cooler weather settles in, some of our bodies are making more noises than we’d like to admit. Many of us hear a snap, crackle or pop when we stand. In some cases, those noises are normal. But in other cases, the noise could be a sign that you […]

Are you ready for winter?

[MPR News, Oct. 28, 2019] Winter may not officially arrive for almost another two months, but the temperatures are already starting to take a dive. How do you deal with the cold, the snow and the ice? Allina Health family medicine physician Dr. Samuel Hanson Willis joined a panel on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss […]

What is anxiety?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 22, 2019] About 50 million American adults experienced some sort of mental illness last year. Anxiety disorders were the most common kind. So, what is anxiety? Good Question. “It’s more than just worrying. It affects every aspect of your health,” said Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mirza Baig. “Anxiety is really kind of like […]