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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 […]

Expert: Birth control pill could increase risk of breast cancer

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 6, 2018] Nearly 16 million women in the U.S. use some form of hormonal birth control. A recent study shows the use of such birth controls could increase the risk of breast cancer. Dr. Michaela Tsai, an oncologist with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, talked with KSTP News about those risks.

St. Francis Regional Medical Center opens wellness center for employees

[KSTP-TV] This is the time of year when cabin fever tends to set in. Add a stressful job on top of that, and it can really bring on the winter blues. But employees at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee have a new place to unwind and get refreshed. The hospital opened a new […]

Allina Health hospitals start visitor restrictions due to flu

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 2, 2018] It’s the middle of the flu season in Minnesota. And as such, Allina Health is taking steps at all of its facilities to prevent influenza from spreading. Starting Tuesday, new visitor restrictions are in place at each of Allina Health’s 12 hospitals and more than 90 clinics. Allina has seen an […]

Allina dispatcher walks couple, officer through roadside birth

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 25, 2017] As most people unwrapped presents Christmas morning, Hannah Lindeman and her husband Taylor were headed to United Hospital in St. Paul with a daughter on the way. The birth was four weeks ahead of schedule, a holiday surprise that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “roadside delivery.” Unable to […]