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Healthy eating and weight loss tips

[KARE 11, March 20, 2018] Every dieter has heard the same thing — eat less and move more to lose weight. But a new Stanford study says that may not be the best advice. What matters more is what we eat, not how much. Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling talked with KARE 11 News to […]

Suffer from varicose veins? Study shows link to blood clots

[WCCO-TV, March 19, 2018] About a quarter of the population has varicose veins, and many find them to be unsightly. New research is now drawing a connection between varicose veins and an increased risk of blood clots. Complications can come from those bulging veins. Dr. Joseph Karam is a vascular surgeon at Allina Health’s Minneapolis […]

March Madness and vasectomies go together

[KSTP-TV, March 18, 2018] Perhaps you wouldn’t think of it, but it makes sense — men are more likely to schedule vasectomies around the time of major sporting events like March Madness and the Masters golf tournament. Urologist and surgeon, Dr. Peter Sershon, director of the robotic surgery program at United Hospital, talked with KSTP-TV […]

Is napping good for us?

[WCCO-TV, March 12, 2018] Feeling a little groggy after losing an hour of sleep? You’re not alone. The Monday after the daylight saving change is always National Nap Day. So, is napping good for us? Good Question. That’s what WCCO-TV asked Allina Health sleep expert, Dr. Andrew Stiehm, medical director of the United Lung and […]

It’s what you eat that matters

[WCCO-TV, March 10, 2018] A new study says that what you eat, more than how much, is the key to losing weight. Allina Health dietician Elizabeth Vander Laan, talked with WCCO-TV News about what that study is telling us.

Why are opioids so addictive?

[WCCO-TV, March 6, 2018] The opioid drug problems is epidemic in the U.S. and government and medical leaders are struggling to get it under control. But just why are opioids so addictive? That’s the question that WCCO-TV News put to Allina Health psychiatrist and addiction specialist, Dr. Roger Laroche.

Special care for aging loved ones

[KARE 11, March 6, 2018] The older we get, the more health problems we likely will face. While some of those issues are a normal part of the aging process, others are not and should be treated by someone specializing in ailments that impact seniors. . Experts say that may mean it’s time to see […]

New guidelines recommend annual depression screenings for teens

[KMSP Fox 9, March 2, 2018] The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending teens get annual screening for depression starting at age 12, rather than waiting for a sign that something might be wrong. “It’s long overdue,” said Dr. Mary Beth Lardizabal, medical director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychology at Allina […]

New, improved shingles vaccine now becoming available

[KARE 11, March 1, 2018] A new and vastly improved shingles vaccine is just now becoming available to the public. Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, highly recommends it to protect against a disease that can be very painful.

Preventive treatment for peanut allergy succeeds in study

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 25, 2018] The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A California company says that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children build tolerance to the nuts in a major study. Allina Health Clinic allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar was interviewed about this breakthrough treatment […]