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How often should you replace your makeup?

[WCCO-TV, May 16, 2018] How old is your mascara? Eyeliner? Lipstick? If you don’t wear them every day, it could be time to throw them out. So, how often should we replace our makeup? “I do recommend replacing your makeup every six to 12 months,” says Dr. Liz Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health Clinics. […]

Study: One of four couples sleep apart, and it’s OK

[WCCO-TV, May 8, 2018] A new study reveals that as many as one in four couples sleep in separate bedrooms and it has nothing to do with a troubled marriage. Allina Health sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm at the Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic says couples sleep apart for good reason and it […]

Research trial offers at-home test kit to show risk of ovarian cancer

[WCCO-TV, April 30, 2018] For the first time, there’s an at-home test to show a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer. MAGENTA is a free, nationwide clinical trial for women at risk for breast or ovarian cancer. Dr. Cheryl Bailey, the chief of gynecologic oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, believes this trial will help those who […]

Study: Night owls risk earlier death

[WCCO-TV, April 28, 2018] A recent study says that night owls risk an earlier death than those of us who consider ourselves morning people. Allina Health psychologist and sleep specialist Dr. Daniel Kessler talked with WCCO-TV News about why that is.

Spring allergy season is here

[WCCO-TV, March 28, 2018] Our spring thaw means plenty of sneezing for allergy sufferers. Allina Health allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar says the season is already off to rough start. “We started seeing patients last week and as of this week we’ve got a bunch of calls with allergy patients,” Kelkar said. He says there are […]

New blood test being developed to detect cancer early

[WCCO-TV, March 24, 2018] Researchers say they’re well on the way to developing a new blood test that can provide early detection of up to eight types of cancer. Oncologist Dr. Stuart Bloom with Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO-TV News about what this may mean in the fight against cancer.

Suffer from varicose veins? Study shows link to blood clots

[WCCO-TV, March 19, 2018] About a quarter of the population has varicose veins, and many find them to be unsightly. New research is now drawing a connection between varicose veins and an increased risk of blood clots. Complications can come from those bulging veins. Dr. Joseph Karam is a vascular surgeon at Allina Health’s Minneapolis […]

Is napping good for us?

[WCCO-TV, March 12, 2018] Feeling a little groggy after losing an hour of sleep? You’re not alone. The Monday after the daylight saving change is always National Nap Day. So, is napping good for us? Good Question. That’s what WCCO-TV asked Allina Health sleep expert, Dr. Andrew Stiehm, medical director of the United Lung and […]

It’s what you eat that matters

[WCCO-TV, March 10, 2018] A new study says that what you eat, more than how much, is the key to losing weight. Allina Health dietician Elizabeth Vander Laan, talked with WCCO-TV News about what that study is telling us.

Why are opioids so addictive?

[WCCO-TV, March 6, 2018] The opioid drug problems is epidemic in the U.S. and government and medical leaders are struggling to get it under control. But just why are opioids so addictive? That’s the question that WCCO-TV News put to Allina Health psychiatrist and addiction specialist, Dr. Roger Laroche.