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New program aims to help high school students manage stress

[KSTP-TV, September 12, 2018] A new Allina Health program is helping students in Minnesota and Wisconsin manage their stress. It’s called Change To Chill and this year Allina Health selected nine high schools to participate. One of those schools is Hopkins High School. “It’s really nice that we have this opportunity,” said Nimo Gelle, a […]

Allina Health EMS ready for 4th of July

[KSTP-TV, July 4, 2018] On a holiday like the 4th of July, most folks are spending time with family and enjoying the celebrations. But for Allina Health EMS paramedics and EMTs it’s another work day that can bring some special concerns. KSTP News rode along on this 4th to see what happens.

World Health Organization urges global trans fat ban

[KSTP-TV, May 20, 2018] Last week the World Health Organization released a plan to help countries eliminate trans fats from the global food supply in five years. Allina Health dietician Amy Pleimling talked with KSTP News explaining why trans fats are so bad for us.

EpiPen, generics in temporary short supply

[KSTP-TV, May 14, 2018] Patients across Minnesota are busy trying to make sure they can get their hands on needed epinephrine brands in the case of a potentially deadly allergic reaction. There is currently a nationwide EpiPen shortage. The shortage involves brand name and some generic versions. The shortage affects pens made by drug manufacturer […]

Organ donors, recipients come together at Abbott Northwestern for Donate Life event

[KSTP-TV, April 5, 2018] A group of Minnesotans who are living life to the fullest after organ donation met to say thank you Thursday. Two sisters are healthy and happy nine years after one of the sisters donated a kidney to the other. She was battling kidney disease. The two say they celebrate their donation […]

March Madness and vasectomies go together

[KSTP-TV, March 18, 2018] Perhaps you wouldn’t think of it, but it makes sense — men are more likely to schedule vasectomies around the time of major sporting events like March Madness and the Masters golf tournament. Urologist and surgeon, Dr. Peter Sershon, director of the robotic surgery program at United Hospital, talked with KSTP-TV […]

Preventive treatment for peanut allergy succeeds in study

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 25, 2018] The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A California company says that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children build tolerance to the nuts in a major study. Allina Health Clinic allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar was interviewed about this breakthrough treatment […]

Allina Health EMS dispatcher meets baby he helped deliver

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 18, 2018] Two months after Hannah and Taylor Lindeman welcomed their third daughter, Poppy Noel, into the world, the proud parents finally got a chance to introduce her to the man who helped coach them through the roadside delivery. It was Christmas day on the side of Highway 8 in Chisago […]

Defective lead poisoning tests recalled

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 11, 2018] Some home lead poisoning kits are being recalled. Allina Health Clinic pediatrician Dr. Eric Barth talked with KSTP News about lead poisoning and those recalled tests.

Should you see a doctor for the flu? Maybe, maybe not

KSTP-TV, Jan. 10, 2018] According to the Minnesota Department of Health, this marks the peak period of flu season. Some who get ill elect to go to a doctor for diagnosis. But others, are choosing to stay home. At eVisit, the online diagnostic service operated by Allina Health, activity was up 26 percent in November […]