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Timing, plant selection and clothing all key for allergy-friendly gardening

[KARE 11, May 21, 2019] Love to get your hands dirty, but your allergies keep you out of the garden? Suffering from outdoor allergies doesn’t mean you have to skip your green pastime. Experts say if you aren’t already taking your allergy medication, start them about a week before you plan to be in the […]

He saved her mom’s life, now she’s working with him

[KARE 11, May 10, 2019] Katie Bjerke was just 11 years old when her mom suffered a life threatening brain bleed. That’s when neurosurgeon Dr. Eric Nussbaum entered their lives. He performed life-saving surgery on Katie’s mom, Debbie. More surgeries followed. Katie was awed by the work of Dr. Nussbaum and decided then that she […]

Protect yourself from the sun

[KARE 11, April 19, 2019] As days grow warmer we may be tempted to spend more time outdoors exposed to the sun’s rays. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat warns we need to protect ourselves from the cancer-causing ultraviolet rays of the sun, especially from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

Thousands of kids get free bike

[Fox 9, April 13, 2019] Thousands of kids who otherwise might not be able to afford it, now have a freshly cleaned and refurbished bike. Hundreds of Allina Health volunteers fitted donated bikes and new helmets to the kids just in time for spring through the Free Bikes 4 Kidz program. KARE 11 and KSTP-TV […]

FDA proposes changes to mammogram rules

[KARE 11, April 12, 2019] 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. The key to survival is early detection. For the first time in 20 years, the FDA is proposing changes to mammogram rules. The agency wants mammogram centers to notify women if they have dense breast tissue […]

Get ready for spring allergy season right around the corner

[KARE 11, April 12, 2019] Forget about that snow outside right now, spring allergy season is about to take hold. Allina Health allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar talked with KARE 11 News about what allergy activators are about to hit us and how to combat them.

“Chickenpox parties” vs vaccine: Doc says vaccine for sure

[KARE 11, April 10, 2019] “Chickenpox parties” recently made headlines after Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said he chose to expose his children to the highly contagious virus, instead of getting them vaccinated. The old and often controversial parties are regaining popularity among anti-vaccine parents. Dr. Frank Rhame, Allina Health infectious disease specialist, talked about the […]

Allina Health supports D Line Bus Rapid Transit plan

[KARE 11, April 3, 2019] Abbott Northwestern Hospital president Ann Madden Rice added Allina Health’s support for the proposed D Line bus rapid transit at a Metropolitan Council news conference with elected officials outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The D Line will run from Bloomington to Brooklyn Center, including on Chicago Avenue by Allina Commons in […]

FDA approves new postpartum depression drug

[KARE 11, March 20, 2019] It is the first drug approved by the FDA specifically for postpartum depression. Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso, the medical director of psychiatry at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, says this new drug could be a game changer. She is also a psychiatrist who specializes in postpartum depression at Allina Health’s Mother Baby Center. […]

More blood pressure meds recalled by FDA

[KARE 11, March 18, 2019] Another round of blood pressure medications are being recalled. That makes at least six recalls of blood pressure meds in the last month because of a potentially cancer-causing impurity. “Huge problem,” says Allina Health cardiologist Dr. David Hurrell. He says there’s a been a large number of recalls over the […]