Allina Health System

Youth baseball injuries

[WCCO-AM, June 7, 2017] With Little League season getting started, doctors are warning parents about the uptick in overuse injuries among young baseball players. Dr. Pearce McCarty, an orthopedic surgeon with Allina Health and a member of the Minnesota Twins medical team, spoke about this with WCCO-AM radio.

Reducing stigma around mental health

[KARE 11, May 19, 2017] It’s something that so many of us struggle with, yet it can be extremely difficult to open up and talk about. According to Allina Health, it’s estimated that one in five adults struggle with some form of mental health condition, like anxiety or depression. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. […]

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Minnesota reports four new measles cases as hospitals issue precautions

[KARE 11, May 8, 2017] Allina Health said Monday morning that it’s asking that children under age 5 not visit its hospitals unless they are seeking care. All children under age 11 are asked to wear a mask while visiting Allina clinics or hospitals. In addition, anyone with a cough or sore throat is asked […]

Older Americans drinking more than ever

[KARE 11, April 25, 2017] A new study says that Americans 60 and older are drinking more than ever before. Allina Health addiction specialist Dr. Roger Laroche says that finding should not be particularly surprising if you look at the history of that age group.

Battle against opioid drug abuse rages on year after Prince’s death

[WCCO-TV, April 22, 2017] One year after musician Prince died of an opioid drug overdose, the opioid epidemic has worsened in Minnesota and the U.S. Allina Health addiction specialist, Dr. Roger Laroche talked with WCCO-TV News about where we are in the fight against opiates.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz gives bikes away to families who can’t afford to buy them

[KSTP-TV & WCCO-TV, April 22, 2017] Hundreds of kids went home this Saturday with big smiles on their faces, the recipients of bikes donated last fall to Allina Health and Free Bikes 4 Kidz and given to the kids this day. KSTP-TV and WCCO-TV covered the event.

Deaths due to opiates continue to grow

[KARE 11, April 15, 2017] It’s been a year since musician Prince died from an an opiate overdose. That focused attention on the growing illicit use of opiates. Allina Health Addiction Services medical director, Dr. Roger Laroche, talked with KARE 11 News about the problem.

Choosing over-the-counter medicine requires some research

[CCX Media, March 7, 2017] A trip to the pharmacy can be an overwhelming experience for someone simply trying to choose an over-the-counter medication to treat a symptom. Not only are there varieties of choices, says Allina Health pharmacist Mckaya Kastner but people also have to worry about how a new medication might interact with […]

Mindful Moms program helps pregnant women struggling with anxiety

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 23, 2017] We hear a lot about postpartum depression, but we hear far less about moms-to-be battling their anxieties while still pregnant? A new support group from Allina Health aims to provide moms some guidance and a holistic approach to deal with the stress.

Skiing injuries — how to prevent them, how to recover

[KARE 11, Feb. 6, 2017] We’re in the heart of the ski season and with skiing comes skiing injuries. Dr. Jamie Peters, a sports medicine physician at Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedics Specialists, talked with KARE 11 News about how to prevent injuries and how to recover if they do happen.