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With flu season fast approaching, when should you get vaccinated?

[KARE 11, Sept. 18, 2018] Fall officially begins Saturday, September 22, meaning flu season is just around the corner and health officials are already urging people to prepare for what could be another nasty flu season. Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, talked with KARE-TV about the flu and what we […]

An aspirin a day? Not necessarily

[Star Tribune, Sept. 18, 2018] The conventional wisdom that taking a daily aspirin will help prevent heart attacks and strokes in otherwise healthy people is under renewed challenge. A major international study has found that healthy people over age 70 got no preventive benefit from aspirin and were at greater risk for harm such as […]

Chill Week helps Coon Rapids teens stress less

[CCX Media, September 14, 2018] High school can be a stress minefield. From sports, homework and activities… to the ever-present cellphones and social media, it’s not a huge shock that teens are stressed. “Unfortunately, it is a growing problem,” says Susan Nygaard, a Community Health Improvement Manager with Allina Health. Nygaard says Allina Health conducts […]

New program aims to help high school students manage stress

[KSTP-TV, September 12, 2018] A new Allina Health program is helping students in Minnesota and Wisconsin manage their stress. It’s called Change To Chill and this year Allina Health selected nine high schools to participate. One of those schools is Hopkins High School. “It’s really nice that we have this opportunity,” said Nimo Gelle, a […]

Allina Health launches mobile primary care clinic

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, September 12, 2018] Allina Health will dispatch a mobile primary care clinic to three Minnesota cities beginning this month as part of a push to expand its convenient care offerings. The mobile unit, called Everday On Wheels, will treat patients in Montrose, Rockford and Waverly. A nurse practitioner and clinical assistant […]

Allina Health’s Change to Chill partners with Cambridge-Isanti High School

[Isanti County News, September 12, 2018] Allina Health’s teen mental well-being program, Change to Chill, is partnering with a select group of area high schools that will receive hands-on support from Allina Health to implement Change to Chill. The partnership will foster school-wide efforts toward creating and nurturing a culture of mental well-being among students […]

Safe driving and aging

[KARE 11, September 11, 2018] Caring for an aging parent can be stressful, challenging and complicated. Families struggle to make all kinds of medical and financial decisions — including whether their loved one is safe behind the wheel. Kathy Woods, Manager of the Driver Assessment and Training Program at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, talked […]

Screening needed to detect prostate cancer early

[KARE 11, Aug. 28, 2018] KARE 11 News anchor Randy Shaver announced this week that he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer, apparently in its early stages. Urologist and United Hospital director of robotic surgery, Dr. Peter Sershon, talked with KARE 11 about prostate cancer detection and treatment.

Did gaming addiction play a role in Jacksonville gaming tournament shooting

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 27, 2018] Investigators are still learning more about the man who killed two and wounded several more at a Jacksonville gaming tournament Sunday. Video gaming addiction has been recognized as a legitimate mental health issue and that is being considered as a possible influence on the shooter. Allina Health addiction specialist and psychiatrist […]

Allina to expand its Everyday Clinic network

Allina to expand its Everyday Clinic network

[Star Tribune, Aug. 22, 2018] After opening two clinics in retail stores this spring, Allina Health System has plans for four more by March as part of a broader effort to make it easier for patients to get quick care for basic ailments. In April, Allina announced it would open its new Allina Health Everyday […]