TV News

Summer Foot Care 101

[KARE 11, July 15, 2019] Giving our feet a little fresh air by breaking out the sandals and flip-flops is one of the joys of summer. Yet, experts say some of our favorite summer shoes can also be pretty rough on our feet. “Generally, people have more problems with their feet during the warm summer […]

Staying safe amid the heat advisory

[WCCO-TV, July 14, 2019] With the heat advisory in effect, doctors want people to plan ahead. They share the symptoms to look for when it comes to heat exhaustion and how to keep your family safe. “We’ve seen an increase in heat related illness,” said Allina Health emergency physician Dr. Tom Horejsi at Abbott Northwestern […]

Twins game delayed due to dehydrated umpire; can dehydration get you?

[KARE 11, July 8, 2019] An umpire at the Sunday Twins-Rangers game was unable to finish the contest due to dehydration. That prompted KARE 11 News to come to talk to Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency physician Dr. Kate Katzung about dehydration, how to notice its symptoms, how to prevent it and what to do if […]

CDC warns pool goers of fecal parasite

[KARE 11, July 2, 2019] Health officials are asking Americans to take precautions over reports that cryptosporidium, a fecal parasite that can be transmitted via swimming pools, is on the rise. It causes cryptosporidiosis, which can leave healthy adults suffering from “profuse, watery diarrhea” for as long as three weeks. The effects can be worse […]

Courage Kenny has long history of helping those with disabilities

[CCX News, June 30, 2019] One local organization has been a trailblazer in providing services and opportunities for people with disabilities. The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has been serving the metro area since the early 1940s. “It gives you renewed hope I would say,” says Paula Davidovich, a Courage Kenny Patient. “There are always making […]

Sled hockey in the summer

[KSTP-TV, June 28, 2019] It might be warm outside but it was cool inside the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena where Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s adaptive sports program is co-sponsoring an event to introduce young athletes with disabilities to sled hockey. Sled hockey is an adaptation of ice hockey designed for players who […]

Blacks at higher risk for high blood pressure, heart disease

[KARE 11, June 13, 2019] The death of Hollywood director and filmmaker, John Singleton, was a wake up call. Singleton’s death was a reminder that black men are hit hardest by high blood pressure, a silent killer that often comes without symptoms or warning. Singleton, 51, suffered a massive stroke and later died. He struggle […]

Doctor says there is a rise in teens needing hip surgery

[KARE 11, June 10. 2019] Some coaches and doctors are worried. They fear teens playing specialized sports could leave children more vulnerable to injury. Turns out, your grandparents aren’t the only hip injury patients. Dr. Ryan Fader, an orthopedic surgeon with Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedics Specialists said he sees plenty of ACL tears but […]

NY Times op-ed on wellness industry strikes a chord

[KARE 11, June 10, 2019] In a New York Times op-ed, writer Jessica Knoll argues that the “wellness culture encourages an obsession with food and bodies that keeps women from living full and meaningful lives.” Knoll writes that, in her opinion, wellness culture is “a dangerous con that seduces smart women with pseudoscientific claims of […]

Learn how to save a life with CPR

[KARE 11, June 4, 2019] National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1 to June 7. Dustin Hadley is an Allina Health EMS paramedic and cardiac arrest survivor who says he was saved by CPR. Dustin walked KARE 11 through the steps necessary to save a life with proper CPR techniques. The American Heart […]