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Making sure you’re measles protected before summer travel

[WCCO Radio, May 24, 2019] With summer travel plans in the works for many people this year, the numerous measles outbreaks around the country have lots of people concerned. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with WCCO Radio about what sensible precautions are that you can take.

Timing, plant selection and clothing all key for allergy-friendly gardening

[KARE 11, May 21, 2019] Love to get your hands dirty, but your allergies keep you out of the garden? Suffering from outdoor allergies doesn’t mean you have to skip your green pastime. Experts say if you aren’t already taking your allergy medication, start them about a week before you plan to be in the […]

Picking the right sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, May 20, 2019] Navigating the sunscreen aisle can be tricky. A recent study found several ingredients found in most sunscreens were also found in the bloodstream after just one day of use! So how do we know what’s safe for our skin? Dr. Elizabeth Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health talked with WCCO about […]

Do ingredients in sunscreen pose a health risk?

[WCCO Radio, May 8, 2019] A new report says some ingredients in sunscreen can penetrate into our blood streams. But do they pose a health that offsets the benefits of sunscreen? Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio about the risks and benefits of sunscreen.

Melanoma Monday promotes skin cancer awareness

[WCCO-TV, May 6, 2019] As it has for the past six years, Allina Health offered free skin cancer screenings on Melanoma Monday, the first Monday of every May. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat told WCCO-TV News that caught early, skin cancer is easily curable, but left untreated it can be deadly.

Melanoma Monday skin cancer screenings on May 6

[WCCO Radio, April 27, 2019] May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month and each year Allina Health dermatologists provide free skin cancer screening on Melanoma Monday, May 6 this year. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio about the free screenings and why protecting yourself from the sun’s ray is so […]

Partnership between Allina and HealthFinders looks to promote health, physical and beyond

[Faribault Daily News, April, 26, 2019] For Allina Health, health goes beyond a person’s physical well-being. That’s led to a new partnership with HealthFinders Collaborative to address patient needs that go beyond the clinic. Allina Health, which owns District One Hospital in Faribault and clinics in Faribault and Northfield, has received $50,000 through UCare to […]

U.S. measles outbreak officially worst in 25 years

[WCCO Radio, April 26, 2019] Health officials have added dozens of new reports to the year’s list of confirmed measles cases, bringing the total to 704 in 22 states — the highest number of reported U.S. cases in a single year since 1994. Allina Health infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with WCCO Radio […]

No such thing as a healthy tan

[KQRS-FM, April 19, 2019] When it comes to tanning, don’t, says Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat. She talked with Tom Barnard on the KQ Morning Show about the dangers of tanning beds and actual sun exposure to your skin.

Protect yourself from the sun

[KARE 11, April 19, 2019] As days grow warmer we may be tempted to spend more time outdoors exposed to the sun’s rays. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat warns we need to protect ourselves from the cancer-causing ultraviolet rays of the sun, especially from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.