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Life Time Fitness removes cable news from gym TVs

[KARE 11, Jan. 4, 2017] Life Time Fitness is turning off cable news channels on TVs in their fitness centers saying that want to lessen the impact of consistently negative or politically charged content on its patrons. Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Michael O’Sullivan says that kind of content can negatively impact some people.

Allina paramedic’s stray from routine leads to evacuation of burning home

[KARE 11, Dec. 29, 2017] Sometimes the most simple decisions have profound impacts in life. You could say that was the case on Thursday for Kathy Reitan, a paramedic for Allina Health EMS. Leaving their base in Anoka, she and her partner Bruce Anderson took a right on 7th avenue. “Generally we go out and […]

Why too much sleep can harm your health

[KARE 11, Dec. 8, 2017] Before you doze off into dreamland, there’s something you should know. Extra sleep might actually increase the risk of heart disease, especially in older women. Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep specialist at the United Lung and Sleep Clinic talked with KARE 11 News about how much sleep is too much […]

A new vaccine for shingles

[KARE 11, Dec. 5, 2015] If you’ve ever had or known someone who’s had shingles, you know it’s nothing you or they ever want to experience again. Unfortunately the painful rash, which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, will affect nearly 1 in 3 people in their lifetime. The good news, is […]

Postpartum depression in men

[KARE 11, Nov. 27, 2017] New moms may not be the only ones at risk of getting the “baby blues.” According to a new study out of Sweden, 7-10 percent of new dads report feeling postpartum depression symptoms, too. Tina Welke, a therapist at The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children’s Minnesota, stopped […]

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 […]

Christmas music — love it or hate it

[KARE 11, Nov. 9, 2017] A new study shows that for some of us, Christmas music can be pretty annoying, particularly if you work in retail. KARE 11 talked to Allina Health Clinic psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel about why that is.

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 […]