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Dealing with depression during the holiday season

[KARE 11, Dec. 10, 2018] For many, the holidays are a joyous time of year. For those dealing with depression and anxiety, it can be one of the hardest. With all the added stress, family challenges and temptations, the holidays can be especially difficult. Dr. Roger Laroche, psychiatrist with Allina Health, talked with KARE 11 […]

Allina doctor on advances fightings AIDS/HIV on World AIDS Day

[KARE 11, Nov. 30, 2018] December 1 is World AIDS Day. Advances in treatment mean that HIV is now a chronic, but manageable condition, but stigma remains an important public health concern. Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with KARE 11 News about where we are with the fight to contains […]

Advances in IVF treatments

[KARE 11, Nov. 26, 2018] Many are applauding former First Lady Michelle Obama for recently revealing that both of her daughters were conceived using in vitro fertilization. The Obamas join the millions of Americans who turn to fertility clinics for help. Dr. Josh Kapfhamer with the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked […]

Baby girl born at 11 p.m. on 11/11 in The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota

[Pioneer Press, Nov. 12, 2018] A baby girl was born in St. Paul at 11 p.m. on 11/11, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. The baby, weighing 7 pounds and 12 ounces, was born to Erin and Mike Potts of Hugo at Allina Health’s Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota. “It’s our first […]

Allina Health Abbott Northwestern doctors save 16-year-old stroke patient

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 9, 2018] A Coon Rapids high school football player has quite the story to tell about a lifesaving medical procedure. The life saved was his own and it may not have happened if his girlfriend, Ellie, didn’t realize something was seriously wrong with him. Ellie called 911 and soon Cole was inside the […]

Understanding the FDA’s new food labels

[KARE 11, 2018] Serving sizes, added sugars and different vitamins – food labels are getting a makeover to help consumers make healthy choices about what we eat. Allina Health registered dietician Elizabeth Vander Laan with Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with KARE 11 News about why understanding the changes on our labels is key to improving […]

In wake of fatal crash, experts explain dangers of ‘huffing’

[KARE 11, Nov. 5, 2018] The driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed three Girl Scouts and one of their mothers on a Wisconsin highway is accused of huffing before the crash. But what is huffing, exactly? “Huffing is similar to being intoxicated with alcohol,” said Dr. David Frenz, an Allina Health addiction […]

New study reveals at-home blood pressure monitors accurate

[KARE 11, Nov. 1, 2018] Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, and a new study confirms what cardiologists have been saying for years: at-home tests are just as accurate at monitoring hypertension — if not more so — than having your blood pressure checked at the doctor’s office. Allina Health cardiologist […]

Help for people struggling with gambling addictions

[KARE 11, Oct. 25, 2018] It’s estimated more than five million Americans battle gambling addiction, and experts say many of them started by betting on sports or fantasy leagues. There’s also a growing body of evidence that people are becoming addicted to fantasy sports sites even though those sites aren’t technically regulated as online betting […]

Small device shows big promise for heart patients

[KARE 11, Oct. 16, 2018] Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans, but a new study on a tiny medical device is giving patients and their families hope. Almost 40 percent of the 6 million Americans with heart failure have some form of mitral regurgitation. The MitraClip device reduced deaths from heart failure by 40 […]