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Beating the heat with healthy frozen treats

[KARE 11, June 28, 2018] Looking for healthy treats during these warm summer months? Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling showed KARE 11 News several easy-to-make treats that are good for you, too.

“Gaming Addiction” now officially classified as an illness

[KARE 11, June 26, 2018] The World Health Organization has officially recognized that video gaming can be addictive. Allina Health psychiatrist and addiction specialist Dr. Roger Laroche, talked with KARE 11 news about why video gaming has been categorized as an addiction.

Added risks with later-in-life pregnancies

[KARE 11, June 26, 2018] At age 54, actress Brigitte Nielsen has given birth to a baby boy. Births to women older than 40 are becoming more common but they don’t come without added risks. Allina Health high risk pregnancy expert Dr. Don Wothe, with Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, talked with KARE 11 about the challenges […]

Preventing suicides

[KARE 11, June 19, 2018] News reports revealing big increases in suicide rates and the recent celebrity suicides have focused attention on suicide prevention. Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mirza Baig talked with KARE 11 about how to recognize clues someone may be thinking about suicide and what to do.

Quick action by St. Francis Regional Medical Center staff saves Bloomington man’s life

[KARE 11, June 18, 2018] An ordinary drive home from playing hockey with friends the Friday before the Minnesota Super Bowl is now a pivotal moment in the life of Patrick Ouellet. “I started feeling some chest cramps that felt unusual,” Patrick says. “This one was more like somebody was putting a weight or was […]

Preventing, treating summer sports injuries

[KARE 11, May 29, 2018] When the temperatures spike, so do visits to the ER. In fact, studies show emergency room visits increase more than 25 percent during summer months. Dr. Ryan Fader is a sports medicine physician with Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedics Specialists, and he talked with KARE 11 News about the most […]

Study shows seniors are having sex

[KARE 11, May 8, 2018] According to a new University of Michigan poll, 40 percent of people between the ages of 65 and 80 say they’re sexually active, while more than half say sex is important to their quality of life. Dr. Emily Downing, a geriatrician at Allina Health, says an active sex life has […]

Flu season winds down, but it’s not over yet

[KARE 11, May 7, 2018] If you thought flu season was over because it’s spring, think again. While the worst is winding down, doctors say we’re not out of the woods just yet. Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health Clinics, talked with KARE 11 to discuss what we learned from this […]

What you need to know before taking an at-home DNA test

[KARE 11, May 2, 2018] Thinking about doing one of those at-home DNA tests? Curious about your ancestry or whether you’re predisposed to certain diseases and conditions? All that information can be compelling, but are they safe? Are they worth your money? KARE 11 News talked with Shari Baldinger, a genetics counselor at Allina Health’s […]

Staying up late may be bad for your health

[KARE 11, May 2, 2018] Love staying up late but have to get up early? A new study suggests it’s not only bad for your health, it could also be deadly! Researchers say people who consider themselves “night owls” face a higher risk of dying prematurely than “morning people”. Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep specialist […]