Allina Health System

EpiPen, generics in temporary short supply

[KSTP-TV, May 14, 2018] Patients across Minnesota are busy trying to make sure they can get their hands on needed epinephrine brands in the case of a potentially deadly allergic reaction. There is currently a nationwide EpiPen shortage. The shortage involves brand name and some generic versions. The shortage affects pens made by drug manufacturer […]

Study shows seniors are having sex

[KARE 11, May 8, 2018] According to a new University of Michigan poll, 40 percent of people between the ages of 65 and 80 say they’re sexually active, while more than half say sex is important to their quality of life. Dr. Emily Downing, a geriatrician at Allina Health, says an active sex life has […]

700 runners face muddy Allina Health Trail Mix Race

[KARE 11, April 21, 2018] The 27th annual Allina Health Trail Mix Race was held on Saturday, April 21. The trail was particularly muddy with snow and ice still melting from last weekend’s blizzard, but that didn’t stop some 700 hardy runners.

Regina Hospital employee volunteers in Guatemala through Allina Health program

[Hastings Star Gazette, March 26, 2018] It was a desire to do more that sparked Chris Kummer’s interest in a Guatemala volunteer trip. Kummer is an occupational therapist with Regina Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation department. Through the Global Fund program at Allina Health, she was able to participate in a one week trip with 22 Allina […]

Allina Health’s “Change to Chill” program helps teens stress less

[KARE 11, March 24, 2018] Today’s teens face all kinds of stress, from school work to peer pressure and parents. Allina Health’s Change to Chill program help’s teens with tools to manage their stress better. Allina Health child and teen psychologist Dr. Brian Kovach talked with KARE 11 News about Change to Chill.

Special care for aging loved ones

[KARE 11, March 6, 2018] The older we get, the more health problems we likely will face. While some of those issues are a normal part of the aging process, others are not and should be treated by someone specializing in ailments that impact seniors. . Experts say that may mean it’s time to see […]

Do the rewards of sleep aids outweigh the risks?

[KARE 11, Feb. 13, 2018] While Americans are actually getting more zzz’s a night — a whopping 18 minutes, but a one-third of seniors say they have to take a sleep aid in order to fall asleep. But do the rewards of sleep aids outweigh the risks? Dr. Daniel Kessler, a sleep specialist at Allina […]

Allina Health hospitals start visitor restrictions due to flu

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 2, 2018] It’s the middle of the flu season in Minnesota. And as such, Allina Health is taking steps at all of its facilities to prevent influenza from spreading. Starting Tuesday, new visitor restrictions are in place at each of Allina Health’s 12 hospitals and more than 90 clinics. Allina has seen an […]

As flu spreads, Allina hospitals restricting visitors

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 29, 2017] The flu is now considered “widespread” across Minnesota. In other words, the flu virus has been reported at hospitals all over the state. Allina Health hospitals are placing restrictions on visitors to stop the spread. “We say stay at home if you can,” said Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist […]

Making a difference: Regina Hospital physical therapist helps in Peru

[Hastings Star Gazette, Dec. 7, 2017] A local physical therapist from Regina Hospital recently spent a week in Chiclayo, Peru, distributing wheelchairs to people in need. Anna Mangan was part of a team of mechanics, therapists, support staff and seamstresses who served 208 people in the last week of October. “I saw many individuals hadn’t […]