Allina Health Clinics

Intermittent fasting’s pros and cons for weight loss

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Intermittent fasting is becoming more popular lately as a way to lose weight. Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling talked with WCCO News about different ways to do intermittent fasting and how it works.

Preparing for flu season

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Health officials are urging the public to be prepared for this year’s flu season. Allina Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Frank Rhame joined KSTP News to share some tips. Rhame says it’s time to get your flu vaccine right now, before the peak flu season hits. Dr. Rhame also discussed the […]

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Allina Health clinics offers doctors tool to help patients with prescription costs

[Press & News, Oct. 10, 2019] Allina Health clinics, including the Maple Grove clinic, have implemented a new program to help out its patients to avoid “sticker shock” at the pharmacy. It has been reported that patients leave hundreds of thousands of prescriptions at pharmacies every year, often because they are too expensive, which means […]

New guidelines for attention deficit disorder

[KARE 11, Oct. 9, 2019] One in 10 children in the U.S. suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. For many, the first line of treatment is medication. The American Academy of Pediatrics just issued new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD for the first time since 2011. Allina Health child psychiatrist […]

How loud is too loud?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 8, 2019] A new feature in the iPhone system software keeps track of the volume in your ear buds letting you know if it’s too loud. That raised the question, how loud is too loud and how long is too long listening via headphones. Allina Health ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Sarah […]

It may take 7 years to develop, but here’s why a universal flu shot is important

[Healthline, Oct. 7, 2019] The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has announced it’s giving a coalition of 15 universities and research organizations up to $130 million over 7 years to develop a universal flu inoculation. The hope is the longer the research goes, the longer the initial vaccines would last. “I’ve been at this for a […]

How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

[KARE 11, Oct. 1, 2019] In a series of papers just published, a team of international researchers say the increased risks of eating red meat are small and uncertain and that cutting back likely wouldn’t be worth it for people who enjoy meat — contradicting established advice. The new studies muddy the waters about just […]

CDC worried about potentially severe flu season

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 24, 2019] A little pain now might save you a lot of pain later. The CDC is pushing for flu shots earlier this year compared to others in hopes of driving up vaccination numbers. Dr. Frank Rhame with Allina Health says timing can be tricky since flu season can often last through April. […]

Allina Health tool aims to end pharmacy sticker shock

[The Bulletin, Sept. 24, 2019] When Dr. Gary Konkol writes a prescription at Allina Health Woodbury Clinic, the electronic medical record pops up with messages about drug interactions and, depending on the patient’s insurance and pharmacy, how much it is going to cost. Allina’s prescription pricing tool allows doctors to compare prices and explore more […]

Time to get your flu vaccine

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 24, 2019] The Centers for Disease Control are urging everyone to get their flu vaccine early this year because the flu has been showing earlier than normal in other countries. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with WCCO-TV News about what we might expect this flu season.