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Flu season has yet to peak in Minnesota

[KMSP Fox 9, March 14, 2019] If you’ve made it through the winter months so far flu-free, the Minnesota Department of Health says don’t let your guard down. “Influenza is very hard to predict, anyone who tries to predict it, don’t trust them,” said Dr. Frank Rhame, Allina Health infectious disease specialist. While cases have […]

Courage Kenny helps paralyzed UofM student play video games again

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 27, 2019] A University of Minnesota student with a bright future is adapting to his new life after he was nearly killed biking home from class. It’s a journey made easier and more enjoyable by advanced technology provided to him by the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation institute. Last July, Cook was nearly […]

New surgical robot aids surgeons with back procedures

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 26, 2019] A new surgical robot at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital is helping surgeons perform back surgery better, faster and safer. The device manufactured by Medtronic was unveiled to the public this week and demonstrated by Dr. Eiman Shafa as the first patients to benefit from the device talked about […]

Big snows mean narrower city streets

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 21, 2019] If you’ve driven in city streets recently you’ve noticed streets narrowing as plow don’t get close to the curbs. That’s making tough for drivers, especially ambulances and fire trucks, to get through. Fox 9 News talked to Allina Health EMS operations manager Jeff Lanenberg about how they’re managing.

Record snow weighing on sufferers of snow anxiety

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 20, 2019] With a record February snowfall on the books, it’s likely you’ve experienced your fair share of snow fatigue. The ongoing snow, however, has been more unsettling for others. Laura Barnum of Oakdale says she suffers from snow anxiety. Whether it’s knowing you have to shovel or snowblow your driveway […]

Father-daughter EMS duo makes saving lives a family business

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 20, 2019] For a father-daughter duo in the north Twin Cities metro area, helping others and saving lives is something of a family business. The remarkable pair, Bill Griep and Alycia Simons, are members of Allina’s Emergency Medical Service based in Cambridge. They have more than 50 combined years of experience […]

How to deal dry skin in the winter

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 4, 2019] Dry winter air can be particularly hard on your skin, but there are ways to protect yourself from the harsh weather. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat shared her tips and tricks with the Fox 9 Morning Buzz.

Anti-vaxxers among top ‘threats to global health,’ WHO says

[KMSP Fox 9, jan 17, 2019] Anti-vaxxers, or those who oppose vaccines, were deemed a top “threat to global health” in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The organization in a recently released list said that while vaccines are “one of the most cost-effective ways for avoiding disease,” there are several reasons — including […]

Getting kids in the giving mood

[KMSP Fox 9, Dec. 18, 2018] While there is nothing wrong with a child having a lengthy Christmas wish list, there are ways to help your family remember the true meaning of the holidays. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Meghan Miller talked with the hosts at the Fox 9 Morning Buzz about how to get your […]

Dramatic jump in teen e-cigarette and vaping use

[KMSP Fox 9, Dec. 17, 2018] Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey’s 44-year history, far surpassing a mid-1970s surge in marijuana […]