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Why we love, hate winter

[KARE 11, Feb. 11, 2019] As Minnesotans we tend to embrace winter and love snow. But it can really wear on us during times like these, when it’s one snow after another. And there’s a reason you might feel that way, as Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel explained to KARE 11 News.

Cancer increasing in younger adults as obesity increases

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 5, 2019] Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released by the American Cancer Society. The six obesity-related cancers that showed startling increases among younger adults were colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and multiple […]

Why moms need to move self care to top of to do list

[KARE 11, Feb. 4, 2019] It’s no secret that raising kids can be tough and tiring and a new study shows, it’s taking an unhealthy toll on mothers’ mental health. Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso is a psychiatrist with The Mother Baby Center at Allina Health and she’s talked with KARE 11 News about why gender roles […]

How to deal dry skin in the winter

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 4, 2019] Dry winter air can be particularly hard on your skin, but there are ways to protect yourself from the harsh weather. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat shared her tips and tricks with the Fox 9 Morning Buzz.

Skiers hit the slopes for Allina’s Courage Kenny

[KARE 11, Jan. 29, 2019] Skiers of all ages and abilities will be hit the slopes each year for the Allina Health’s Annual Courage Kenny Cup to benefit the Courage Kenny Adaptive Alpine Ski and Snowboard Program. Lisa Gacek is a Volunteer Head Coach for the Adaptive Alpine Ski & Snowboard Team. She talked with […]

Allina Health launches work on consolidated call center

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 25, 2019] Allina Health leaders and Anoka County and Coon Rapids elected leaders took part in a “Demolition Ceremony” marking the start of renovating 58,000 square feet of space in Coon Rapids into Allina’s new Customer Experience Center which will consolidate 62 different current call centers around the system. The event was covered […]

Cervical cancer screening saves lives

[KARE 11, Jan. 25, 2019] More than 13,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year and more than a quarter of those women will die from the disease. Yet, with screenings and vaccines, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. Dr. Emily Prendergast is an oncologist with Allina Health and […]

Stroke care from afar: How Telestroke works

[S.D. Public TV, Jan. 24, 2019] Stroke doctors at Allina Health’s United Hospital treat patients as far away South Dakota via the hospital’s TeleStroke program. United stroke neurologist, Dr. Sandra Hanson was interviewed by South Dakota Public TV for it’s Prairie Doc program and explained how patients in smaller hospitals can benefits from specialists hundreds […]

Flu season ramping up in Minnesota

[KARE 11, Jan. 24, 2019] The new Minnesota influenza report shows outbreaks at schools are on the rise for the second week in a row. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), 30 schools reported outbreaks last week, up from 12 the week before. The report comes after one Minnesota school closed because 20 […]

Setting resolutions that stick beyond the new year

[KARE 11, Jan. 23, 2019] If you’re like the nearly 80-percent of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, experts say you’ve either already quit or are second-guessing your goals. Dr. Roger Laroche is an addiction specialist and psychiatrist with Allina Health. He sheds some light on why so many of us fall into the trap […]