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The safety of vaping VS smoking

[WCCO Radio, September, 12, 2018] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s declaration that youth vaping has become an epidemic has reignited the debate about whether vaping is safer than cigarette smoking. Allina Health tobacco intervention coordinator Karina DiLuzio laid out the facts about vaping versus smoking with WCCO Radio.

Deaths from liver disease are surging, and drinking is to blame

[WCCO Radio, July 26, 2018] Deaths from liver disease have risen sharply in the U.S., and doctors say the biggest factor is drinking —especially among young adults. A study published recently found a 65 percent increase in deaths from cirrhosis of the liver since 1999. The biggest increase is among millennials: the team found that […]

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.

New ways to treat brain cancer

[WCCO Radio, July 2, 2018] Researchers are working on new ways to treat brain cancer, the kind that afflicts U.S. Sen. John McCain. Allina Health neuro-oncologist Dr. John Trusheim, at the Givens Brain Tumor Center, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with WCCO radio about the latest in this kind of research.

When border crossing detainees are separated from their children

[WCCO Radio, June 19, 2018] News of undocumented immigrants being separated from their children has raised many question, including the impact the separations have on the children’s mental health. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Lisa Herman talked with WCCO Radio about how these kids may be affected.

Celebrity suicides focus attention on prevention

[WCCO Radio, June 11, 2018] The recent suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, along with study results that show Minnesota has had one of the largest increases in suicides rate has focused attention on suicide prevention. Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mirza Baig talked with WCCO Radio about what we need to do to […]

Some breast cancer sufferers may not need chemo therapy

[WCCO Radio, June 4, 2018] A new study says that women with certain kinds of breast cancer may not need to undergo chemo therapy. Allina Health Virginia Piper Cancer institute oncologist Dr. Michaela Tsai talked with WCCO Radio about what this new information means.

What new blood pressure guidelines mean for you and your doctor

[WCCO Radio, May 25, 2018] New guidelines, announced by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association are changing how doctors look at your blood pressure numbers and how they treat you. Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist at Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute, talked with WCCO radio about what these new guidelines mean.