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As flu spreads, Allina hospitals restricting visitors

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 29, 2017] The flu is now considered “widespread” across Minnesota. In other words, the flu virus has been reported at hospitals all over the state. Allina Health hospitals are placing restrictions on visitors to stop the spread. “We say stay at home if you can,” said Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist […]

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 […]

Can the sun give us enough vitamin D in the winter?

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 19, 2017] For the first time in two and half weeks, the sun came out on Tuesday. But was it enough to get us the vitamin D we need? “This far north, most of us are not getting enough vitamin D in the winter,” said April Chu, a nurse practitioner of integrative medicine […]

Lung cancer survival rates improving

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 25, 2017] There’s new hope for lung cancer patients. New research shows lung cancer survival rates are improving. Thoracic surgeon Dr. Matthew Graczk, from Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO-TV News about the latest in lung cancer treatments.

Why do we sleep?

[WCCO-TV, November 6, 2017] Many families with little children know that “falling back” an hour can be a nightmare. Just a one-hour change can make a difference in the strict sleep schedule of a 3-year-old. They may go to bed later, but wake up at the same time – far earlier than Mom or Dad […]

Morning person or night owl: which way are we born?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 5, 2017] This week, three Americans have won the Nobel Prize for their years of work on circadian rhythms. Their research helps scientists better understand how animal and plant body clock adapts to their physiology during the day. So, are we born morning people or night owls? Good Question. Dr. Andrew Stiehm is […]

Fibromyalgia and chronic pain treatment

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 23, 2017] Pop star Lady Gaga has cancelled a concert tour blaming it on chronic pain she suffers from fibromyalgia. WCCO-TV News talked with Allina Health integrative medicine physician, Dr. Michael Egan, to learn more about fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Helping teens battle obesity

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 21, 2017] When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, many of us are struggling…and so are our kids. In the U.S., more than one-third of adults are considered obese – 36.5 percent to be exact. About 17 percent of children are obese. A year-and-a-half ago, specialists at Allina Health created a strategic […]

Allergy or cold: how can you tell?

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 16, 2017] Many allergy and cold symptoms are similar. So how can you tell the difference? As we head into the fall allergy season, Allina Health’s Dr. Michael Dole talked with WCCO-TV News about how to tell if it is an allergy or a cold.

Fall allergy season is upon us

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 12, 2017] If you’re an allergy sufferer you already know that the fall allergy season is here. Allina Health allergy specialist, Dr. Pramod Kelkar, says that even is you have allergies there are lots of ways to make your life bearable.