Allina Health Clinics

How to eat healthy at the state fair

[KSTP-TV, August 25, 2019] For most, heading to the Minnesota State Fair means taking on good amount of extra calories from fried foods and sweets.  But Amy Pleimling, a registered dietitian with Allina Health, says that doesn’t always need to be the case.

Back to school vision checks

[KARE 11, August 21, 2019] It will soon be back to school for students, and along with getting a physical, it is also important to get their vision checked. A quarter of school-age children suffer from eye trouble so significant that it impacts their school work. Dr. Theresa Lonksy, an optometrist with Allina Health, joined […]

Allina Health dietician says plan your eating at the State Fair

[KARE 11, August 21, 2019] As many as two million people are expected to make their way to the Minnesota State Fair over the next 12 days (August 22nd – September 2nd). And, many of them may over-indulge on all the delicious items that the 300 different food stands will offer. Amy Pleimling, a registered […]

Are blue light lenses worth the cost?

[WCCO-TV, August 12, 2019] Blue light glasses have become increasingly popular for its promise to filter out the blue light that comes from electronic devices. Consumers who buy the special glasses typically see the light itself as harmful, although research indicates the amount of time spent looking at screens, rather than the light itself, may […]

Summer Foot Care 101

[KARE 11, July 15, 2019] Giving our feet a little fresh air by breaking out the sandals and flip-flops is one of the joys of summer. Yet, experts say some of our favorite summer shoes can also be pretty rough on our feet. “Generally, people have more problems with their feet during the warm summer […]

New Allina Health Greenway Clinic opens in Calhoun Village

[Southwest Journal, July 13, 2019] A new clinic offering urgent care and family health services opened July 9 in Cedar-Isles-Dean. The Allina Health Greenway Clinic will operate on the second floor of the Calhoun Village commercial center off West Lake Street. “We are excited to be opening a clinic that puts the patients’ needs first, […]

CDC warns pool goers of fecal parasite

[KARE 11, July 2, 2019] Health officials are asking Americans to take precautions over reports that cryptosporidium, a fecal parasite that can be transmitted via swimming pools, is on the rise. It causes cryptosporidiosis, which can leave healthy adults suffering from “profuse, watery diarrhea” for as long as three weeks. The effects can be worse […]

Study: Violent video games increased risky behavior

[WCCO Radio, June 8, 2019] A new study found that violent video games increased risky behavior around real firearms in children. Allina Health psychologist David Nathan, PsyD LP, talked with WCCO Radio about the study and how much faith to put in it.

Picking a safe sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, June 1, 2019] As summer gets underway, we should be thinking about sunscreen, but picking the right one can be tricky. A recent study found several sunscreen ingredients were found in the bloodstream after just one day of use. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO News about what is safe for […]

World Health Organization recognizes burnout as medical condition

[KMSP Fox 9, May 28, 2019] “Burnout” is now a legitimate medical diagnosis, according to the International Classification of Diseases, or the ICD-11, the World Health Organization’s handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with Fox 9 News about this new designation and what burnout is exactly.