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New ways to treat brain cancer

[WCCO Radio, July 7, 2018] New research is showing that the polio virus maybe used to treat glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. Allina neuro-oncologist Dr. John Trusheim at the Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO Radio about how this experimental treatment works.

The breastfeeding resolution controversy

[WCCO Radio, July 9, 2018] A New York Time report about the alleged U.S. opposition to a resolution at the World Health Assembly supporting breastfeeding has reignited the debate about breastfeeding versus formula. Allina Health breastfeeding consultant Melanie Ahlstrom at the The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota – St. Paul talked with […]

New drug treats excessive sweating

[WCCO Radio, July 4, 2018] The FDA has approved a new drug designed to helped the estimated 15.3 million Americans who have some form of excessive sweating. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio about how this new treatment works and who can benefit from it.

Allina Health EMS ready for 4th of July

[KSTP-TV, July 4, 2018] On a holiday like the 4th of July, most folks are spending time with family and enjoying the celebrations. But for Allina Health EMS paramedics and EMTs it’s another work day that can bring some special concerns. KSTP News rode along on this 4th to see what happens.

Courage Kenny sponsors Adaptive Day on the lake

[White Bear Press, July 4, 2018] The Midwest Ski Otters Water Ski Team hosted an adaptive water skiing day Saturday, June 23, which provided skiing lessons for people new to the sport who have disabilities. Ski Otters member Caroline Grubs, 16, grew up snow skiing and helped put on a similar snow skiing event with […]

Ticks more numerous and carrying new type of disease

[WCCO-TV, June 30, 2018] The number of people infected with diseases carried by ticks has more than tripled in the past 15 years, according to the CDC, and now ticks are carrying a new type of disease. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with WCCO News about the threats posed by […]

Beating the heat with healthy frozen treats

[KARE 11, June 28, 2018] Looking for healthy treats during these warm summer months? Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling showed KARE 11 News several easy-to-make treats that are good for you, too.

“Gaming Addiction” now officially classified as an illness

[KARE 11, June 26, 2018] The World Health Organization has officially recognized that video gaming can be addictive. Allina Health psychiatrist and addiction specialist Dr. Roger Laroche, talked with KARE 11 news about why video gaming has been categorized as an addiction.

Added risks with later-in-life pregnancies

[KARE 11, June 26, 2018] At age 54, actress Brigitte Nielsen has given birth to a baby boy. Births to women older than 40 are becoming more common but they don’t come without added risks. Allina Health high risk pregnancy expert Dr. Don Wothe, with Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, talked with KARE 11 about the challenges […]

Courage Kenny helps jockey recover from devastating racing injury

[KMSP Fox 9, June 21, 2018] A year after a devastating on-track injury, jockey Paul Nolan is learning to use his body again at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Fox 9 tells his recovery story as the racing community gets ready this Saturday to raise money for Sloan and other injured jockeys.