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Mindful Moms program helps pregnant women struggling with anxiety

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 23, 2017] We hear a lot about postpartum depression, but we hear far less about moms-to-be battling their anxieties while still pregnant? A new support group from Allina Health aims to provide moms some guidance and a holistic approach to deal with the stress.

New guidelines to avoid peanut allergy

[KARE 11, Feb. 23, 2017] New health guidelines are putting peanuts back on the menu for many children, especially those at high risk of developing peanut allergies. Allina Health allergist, Dr. Allan Stillerman, talked with KARE 11 News about which children could benefit from this and what it could mean for preventing allergies in the […]

New type of heart attack striking younger women

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 11, 2017] There is a certain type of heart attack that is striking a growing number of women in their late 30s and 40s. It’s called SCAD ā€” spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist, Dr. Elizabeth Grey, talked with WCCO News about this situation.

How much exercise do you need?

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 11, 2017] How much exercise is enough? Dr. Anthony Anderson, an orthopedic surgeon with Allina’s Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, says some is better than none. But he also talked with WCCO Radio about the dangers of too much exercise.

Gov. Dayton’s surgery shines spotlight on prostate cancer

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 11, 2017] Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has announced he will have surgery to treat his case of prostate cancer. United Hospital urologist and prostate cancer specialist, Dr. Peter Sershon, talk with WCCO Radio about prostate cancer and how it can be treated and managed.

Health risks of too much sugar

[KARE 11, Feb. 11, 2017] Despite warnings, we are still a ā€œsugar nation.” In fact according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics two out of three kids in the U.S. drink at least one sugary beverage a day — and roughly one in three […]

How coughing and sneezing spreads germs

[KARE 11, Feb. 10, 2017] If someone reminds you to cover your cough or sneeze, there’s a good reason for that as new work from M.I.T. show. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with KARE 11 News about how coughs and sneezes work.

Skiing injuries ā€” how to prevent them, how to recover

[KARE 11, Feb. 6, 2017] We’re in the heart of the ski season and with skiing comes skiing injuries. Dr. Jamie Peters, a sports medicine physician at Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedics Specialists, talked with KARE 11 News about how to prevent injuries and how to recover if they do happen.

Courage Kenny Ski-A-Thon kicks off

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 5, 2017] The Courage Kenny Ski-A-Thon kicked off this weekend and will continue until April. For more than 45 years, Courage Kenny Research Institute‘s ski and snowboard program has been helping people with disabilities ski right past their limits. Four hundred-plus volunteers and donations help make 1,200 ski lessons possible every year. “So […]

What can you do to improve your heart health?

[KARE 11, Feb. 3, 2017] Each year the first Friday in February is Go Red for Women’s Heart Health. For women with a family history of heart disease, a genetic predisposition for heart disease, it’s especially important to pay attention to what you can do to protect yourself. Dr. Retu Saxena, a cardiologist at the […]