Allina Health Clinics

Antibiotics use down, and that's good

KMSP Fox 9 TV, Sept. 4, 2011] Doctors are getting better about not giving unneeded antibiotics to children, but are still handing out the drugs far too often, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. More than half of all prescriptions written for children 14 and under are for colds, flu, and other respiratory […]

Antibiotics use down, and that’s good

KMSP Fox 9 TV, Sept. 4, 2011] Doctors are getting better about not giving unneeded antibiotics to children, but are still handing out the drugs far too often, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. More than half of all prescriptions written for children 14 and under are for colds, flu, and other respiratory […]

Back-to-school nutrition tips for our kids

[KARE11, Aug. 26, 2011] Colleen Dobie, Allina Medical Clinic certified nurse practitioner, was at the KARE Barn this morning to discuss childhood obesity and how families can make healthy food choices as kids prepare to go back-to-school. Allina clinics provide primary care and specialty services in more than 50 locations throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. […]

Ramsey Allina Clinic open house

[Anoka Union, July 27, 2011] The players were on the field and the crowd was ready for action at the Ramsey Allina Clinic open house July 23. All that was missing at the baseball-themed Ramsey Allina Clinic open house July 23 was the crack of the bat. Allina clinic staff and volunteers treated people to […]

Preventive care or a waste of time for docs, patients?

[StarTribune, July 4, 2011] This year Medicare announced it would cover free annual wellness visits for older people. The wellness screenings emerged as one of the signature benefits of the big federal health overhaul that Congress passed last year — an effort to catch problems early, keep patients healthier and cut future Medicare costs. Some […]

New Allina Ramsey clinic designed with help of patients

[KSTP-TV, June 6, 2011] Allina Medical Clinic’s new Ramsey clinic wasn’t just designed for patients, it was designed by patients. Focus groups and surveys guided the design. What resulted is a friendlier, greener clinic. Watch the story below.

Allina opens new $9.2M Ramsey clinic

[Finance & Commerce, June 6, 2011] Allina Hospitals & Clinics Monday opened its $9.2 million Ramsey clinic. The new clinic, at 7231 Sunwood Dr. NW, is one of a first projects to rise up in the city’s Center of Ramsey commercial development. Read the full story at finance-commerce.com (subscription required).

Dangers of mixing prescription drugs and alcohol

[Fox 9 News, May 20, 2011] We now know what killed pro hockey player Derek Boorgaard—an accidental overdose of the the powerful painkiller Oxycodone and alcohol. Allina substance abuse counselor Duane Pomerleau talked with Fox 9 News about this dangerous combination.

Allina doc on promising new AIDS/HIV research

[KMSP Fox 9 News, May 13, 2011] New research shows that some drugs used to treat HIV-infected patients also likely prevents it’s spread if given soon enough. Allina Medical Clinic and Clinic 42‘s Dr. Frank Rhame, a specialist in infectious disease and HIV/AIDS treatment talked about the new findings on Fox 9 News. Watch the […]

Allina allergist on surviving bad spring allergies

[KMSP Fox 9 News, May 3, 2011] Many Minnesotans are waking up this week with congested heads and itchy eyes. The effects of a recent pollen blast struck Tuesday, and one local allergist said this season may be one of the worst for residents with seasonal allergies. About one in four people suffers from allergies, […]