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Why we love, hate winter

[KARE 11, Feb. 11, 2019] As Minnesotans we tend to embrace winter and love snow. But it can really wear on us during times like these, when it’s one snow after another. And there’s a reason you might feel that way, as Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel explained to KARE 11 News.

Why moms need to move self care to top of to do list

[KARE 11, Feb. 4, 2019] It’s no secret that raising kids can be tough and tiring and a new study shows, it’s taking an unhealthy toll on mothers’ mental health. Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso is a psychiatrist with The Mother Baby Center at Allina Health and she’s talked with KARE 11 News about why gender roles […]

Skiers hit the slopes for Allina’s Courage Kenny

[KARE 11, Jan. 29, 2019] Skiers of all ages and abilities will be hit the slopes each year for the Allina Health’s Annual Courage Kenny Cup to benefit the Courage Kenny Adaptive Alpine Ski and Snowboard Program. Lisa Gacek is a Volunteer Head Coach for the Adaptive Alpine Ski & Snowboard Team. She talked with […]

Cervical cancer screening saves lives

[KARE 11, Jan. 25, 2019] More than 13,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year and more than a quarter of those women will die from the disease. Yet, with screenings and vaccines, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. Dr. Emily Prendergast is an oncologist with Allina Health and […]

Flu season ramping up in Minnesota

[KARE 11, Jan. 24, 2019] The new Minnesota influenza report shows outbreaks at schools are on the rise for the second week in a row. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), 30 schools reported outbreaks last week, up from 12 the week before. The report comes after one Minnesota school closed because 20 […]

Why 3D mammograms are better than 2D

[KARE 11, Jan. 22, 2019] If a woman gets a yearly mammogram, she’s likely been offered something new in the last few years: a 3D mammogram. She’s also likely been told it will cost you more out of pocket. So, is the new scan worth the extra cash? KARE 11 went to Allina Health’s Piper […]

Widespread flu forces visitor restrictions at Allina Health hospitals

[KARE 11, Jan. 21, 2019] Allina Health has put visitor restrictions into effect at all its hospitals and clinics since the Minnesota Department of Health has declared influenza widespread across the state. The restrictions ask that children under the age of 5 not visit patients. If you are sick, please refrain from visiting patients. And […]

Hastings mom uses her fight against cancer to inspire generosity

[KARE 11, Jan. 18, 2019] When Melissa Black began fighting breast cancer last year, she knew she wasn’t alone. Her husband, Charlie, and her two sons, Marcus and Donovan, fought through the tough days with her. Though her fight against cancer at Allina Health, Melissa decided to live by a simple motto: choose joy. Months […]

Selma Blair shines a light on life with MS

[KARE 11, Jan. 15, 2019] Anyone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis knows it’s a disease that robs. It can limit movement, reduce vision, and people who live with the auto immune disease may see their personalities change. It is a disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. And there is no cure. Actress Selma […]

Red, itchy eyes: Is it pink eye or something else?

[KARE 11, Jan. 15, 2019] It’s the time of year! Cases of pink eye are popping up everywhere from preschools to nursing homes to the office. And while those red, itchy eyes may have you reaching for the eye drops, Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame says prescription drops may not always […]