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Heavy snoring may damage the heart, especially in women

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 7, 2018] A new German study has linked obstructive sleep apnea, a severe form of snoring, to an increased risk of heart disease, particularly in women. Stacey Ko, a certified physician assistant with a specialty in sleep medicine at Allina Health’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic will talked with WCCO Radio about […]

Allina Health’s District One Hospital names its first hospitalist

[Faribault Daily News, Dec. 3, 2018] A new position at Faribault District One Hospital follows a current trend in medicine and is intended to offer ill patients more consistency in their care and reduce the length of hospital stays. Dr. David Beckmann’s new role as the facility’s first hospitalist makes him an actual employee of […]

Allina doctor on advances fightings AIDS/HIV on World AIDS Day

[KARE 11, Nov. 30, 2018] December 1 is World AIDS Day. Advances in treatment mean that HIV is now a chronic, but manageable condition, but stigma remains an important public health concern. Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with KARE 11 News about where we are with the fight to contains […]

Suicide and drugs reasons for life expectancy drop

WCCO Radio, Nov. 29, 2018] For the third year in a row, the life expectancy of Americans has gone done. Two of the big reasons are drug overdose deaths and suicide. Allina Health psychiatrist and addiction specialist Dr. Roger Laroche talked to WCCO Radio about these two major causes of death and how they can […]

Advances in IVF treatments

[KARE 11, Nov. 26, 2018] Many are applauding former First Lady Michelle Obama for recently revealing that both of her daughters were conceived using in vitro fertilization. The Obamas join the millions of Americans who turn to fertility clinics for help. Dr. Josh Kapfhamer with the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked […]

Breast cancer caused by more than just genetics

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 23, 2018] Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer, and the second most deadly kind of cancer found in women. Nearly one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Ashley Daley is a certified genetic counselor with Allina Health’s Virginia Piper Cancer Institute. She says only 10 percent of […]

Doctors optimistic about new peanut allergy treatment

[KMSP Fox 9, Nov. 19, 2018] There could soon be a new treatment option to help millions of people who suffer from peanut allergies. Dr. Allan Stillerman, an allergist with Allergy & Asthma Specialists and a member of the Allina Health Clinical Research Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital West Health, says he’s optimistic about this […]

The dangers of vaping

[WCCO Radio, Nov. 17, 2018] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to limit the sale of sweet-flavored e-cigarette products in places where people under the age of 18 can freely shop. The agency will also take aim at flavored cigars and menthol-flavored cigarettes in an effort to keep kids from getting hooked […]

Norm Coleman advocates for HPV vaccine amid cancer battle

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 14, 2018] Former Minnesota U.S. Senator Norm Coleman is sharing a message of strength and awareness during his second battle with cancer. “The cancer I have is caused by a virus,” Coleman said. “You can get a vaccination to prevent you from getting the HPV virus today.” Three and a half years ago […]

We Honor Veterans

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 12, 2018] There are many stories of how veterans help our country, but this is a story about one veteran helping another. Ninety-three-year-old Vic Ide was having serious health problems last winter. His family thinks a chance meeting with another Navy veteran may have saved his life. “I saw the world and the […]