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World Health Organization urges global trans fat ban

[KSTP-TV, May 20, 2018] Last week the World Health Organization released a plan to help countries eliminate trans fats from the global food supply in five years. Allina Health dietician Amy Pleimling talked with KSTP News explaining why trans fats are so bad for us.

How often should you replace your makeup?

[WCCO-TV, May 16, 2018] How old is your mascara? Eyeliner? Lipstick? If you don’t wear them every day, it could be time to throw them out. So, how often should we replace our makeup? “I do recommend replacing your makeup every six to 12 months,” says Dr. Liz Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health Clinics. […]

EpiPen, generics in temporary short supply

[KSTP-TV, May 14, 2018] Patients across Minnesota are busy trying to make sure they can get their hands on needed epinephrine brands in the case of a potentially deadly allergic reaction. There is currently a nationwide EpiPen shortage. The shortage involves brand name and some generic versions. The shortage affects pens made by drug manufacturer […]

Study: One of four couples sleep apart, and it’s OK

[WCCO-TV, May 8, 2018] A new study reveals that as many as one in four couples sleep in separate bedrooms and it has nothing to do with a troubled marriage. Allina Health sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm at the Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic says couples sleep apart for good reason and it […]

Study shows seniors are having sex

[KARE 11, May 8, 2018] According to a new University of Michigan poll, 40 percent of people between the ages of 65 and 80 say they’re sexually active, while more than half say sex is important to their quality of life. Dr. Emily Downing, a geriatrician at Allina Health, says an active sex life has […]

Allina Health offers free Melanoma Monday skin cancer screenings

[KMSP Fox 9, May 7, 2018] The first Monday of every May is designated Melanoma Monday and Allina Health marks the day with free skin cancer screening. Dermatologist Dr. Tyler Conway, was one of the Allina dermatology physicians performing those screenings.

Flu season winds down, but it’s not over yet

[KARE 11, May 7, 2018] If you thought flu season was over because it’s spring, think again. While the worst is winding down, doctors say we’re not out of the woods just yet. Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health Clinics, talked with KARE 11 to discuss what we learned from this […]

What you need to know before taking an at-home DNA test

[KARE 11, May 2, 2018] Thinking about doing one of those at-home DNA tests? Curious about your ancestry or whether you’re predisposed to certain diseases and conditions? All that information can be compelling, but are they safe? Are they worth your money? KARE 11 News talked with Shari Baldinger, a genetics counselor at Allina Health’s […]

Staying up late may be bad for your health

[KARE 11, May 2, 2018] Love staying up late but have to get up early? A new study suggests it’s not only bad for your health, it could also be deadly! Researchers say people who consider themselves “night owls” face a higher risk of dying prematurely than “morning people”. Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep specialist […]

What’s on those fruits and vegetables you buy?

[KARE 11, May 1, 2018] The annual “Dirty Dozen” list is out, vegetable and fruits with the greatest amount of pesticides on them, and for the third straight year, strawberries top the list of produce, with spinach a close second. Every year, the list sparks the debate about the advantages and disadvantages of eating organic. […]