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What is love?

[KARE 11, February 14, 2020] Valentine’s Day is all about love. But what is love really? What happens in our brain to make us feel this emotion? Neurologist Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with KARE 11 about what love is, in our brain.

SAD is more than winter blues

[KARE 11, February 4, 2020] For many in Minnesota, winter can be tough because we don’t get a lot of sunlight and the cold keeps people indoors more than other seasons. While some people may just feel down temporarily, others suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Experts say as many as 20% of adults […]

FDA approves drug to combat peanut allergy

KARE 11, February 3, 2020] In a groundbreaking development in the fight against food allergies, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment for children with peanut allergies. Dr. Pramod Kelkar with Allina Health says the latest FDA approved drug adds an extra layer of protection for people with peanut allergies. “It will […]

Record cloudy January affects our mood

[KARE 11, Jan. 30, 2020]  If you’re missing the sun, you’re not alone. This has been the gloomiest January on record for the Twin Cities. Records began at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus Climate Observatory in 1963.  “Scientifically, we know that sunlight is important for mind, body, health. So when we don’t get sun, it certainly […]

Coronavirus update

[KARE 11, Jan. 29, 2020] Coronavirus cases in China have now reached more than 5,900. At least 132 deaths are reported in Wuhan, the so-called epicenter of the virus. According to Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, the virus is reported in 15 other countries and ‘will continue to spread’. “Because […]

Stop ignoring prediabetes and what you can do to prevent it

[KARE 11, Jan. 14, 2020] An estimated 84 million people in the United States are likely prediabetic and they don’t know it. Prediabetics don’t have any symptoms, but their blood glucose levels are above average. And, it’s a strong indication that they will develop diabetes. Dr. Christopher Schoonover, an endocrinologist with Allina Health joined KARE […]

Health diet trends for 2020

[KARE 11, Jan. 8, 2020] It’s a new decade of health trends. Each year we see new fads make headlines, especially diets. Emily Niswanger, a registered dietitian with Allina Health talked with KARE 11 News to discuss what trends we can expect to see this year.

CDC warns about illness spread by some pet store puppies

[KARE 11, December 27, 2019] This Christmas some people had their hearts set on puppies and other pets. But if you gifted a dog there is a warning from the CDC. About 30 people across 13 states including Minnesota have been infected by the bacteria linked to petting puppies from pet stores.  Dr. Frank Rhame is […]

Christmas babies at United Hospital get special gift

[WCCO-TV, December 25, 2019] A newborn baby on Christmas Day is a pretty special gift, but at Allina Health’s United Hospital Mother Baby Center in St. Paul babies born on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve received a handmade stocking and elf cap made my a hospital volunteer who passed away at the age of 103. […]

Can higher humidity ward off the flu bug?

[KARE 11, December 20, 2019] You may be safer from the flu in a humid room than in a dry one according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame about why that is.