New study casts doubt about heart stents

[KARE-TV, November 13, 2017] More than half a million Americans get heart stents to treat chest pain every year, but a new study finds the popular procedure may not be as effective as once thought. Dr. M. Nicholas Burke, a cardiologist with Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern, stopped by the KARE 11 News at […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What’s new in the fight against the disease?

[KARE 11, Oct. 26, 2017] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and those who are affected by it. Among them, Emmy-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who recently announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Lisa Schneider, a breast imaging specialist and Medical Director at the Piper […]

When do you need an antibiotic?

[KARE 11, Oct. 12, 2017] Tis the season of sneezing, sniffling, and coughing, and while many of us are looking for some prescription relief for our annual aches and pains, antibiotics aren’t always the cure. Dr. Eric Barth, a pediatrician with Allina Health Clinics, says antibiotics affect our immune system and future ability to fight […]

More than 7300 bikes donated to Free Bikes 4 Kidz

[KARE 11, 2017] Grey skies and a little rain didn’t keep people from coming to more than 50 Allina Health sites to donate used bikes for Free Bikes 4 Kidz. It was the seventh year that Allina has teamed up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collect donated bikes. And this year, the public donated […]

New studies fuel safety concerns about youth contact sports

[KARE 11, Oct. 4, 2017] A new study says children who play tackle football before the age of 12 have a higher risk of developing cognitive and behavioral issues as adults. Another study reveals 1 in 5 teens says they’ve been diagnosed with a concussion. Dr. Ron Tarrel from Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern […]

Impetigo outbreak forces football game cancellation

[KARE 11, Sept. 22, 2017] A high school football team was forced to cancel a game after several teams members came down with impetigo. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health dermatologist, Dr. Tyler Conway, about what impetigo is and how it’s treated.

Fall allergies or common cold? Here’s how to tell

[KARE 11, Sept. 20, 2017] Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Minnesota. But it can also be one of the most miserable times of year if you suffer from allergies. So how do you know if your runny nose is caused by fall allergens or a common cold? Dr. […]

Study links flu vaccine to miscarriages

[KARE 11, Sept. 13, 2017] A new study has found a link between flu vaccines and pregnancy miscarriages. The study contradicts all previous similar studies. Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with KARE 11 News and what this study means.

New testing guidelines issued for prostate cancer

[KARE 11, Sept. 8, 2017] September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and with new federal screening recommendations being discussed this year for men, it’s more important than ever to start the conversation with your doctor. According to Allina Health, there’s been a lot of debate over the pros and cons of prostate cancer screenings as […]

FDA proposes less nicotine in cigarettes

[KARE 11, Aug. 3, 2017] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation, which seeks to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels. That, says Dr. Roger Laroche, an addiction specialist with Allina Health, is great news, but it’s not the only thing that’s needed to keep teens […]