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.

50 years of adaptive skiing at Welch Village

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 25, 2018] Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s adaptive ski program participants, family and instructors were on the hill at Welch Village to celebrate 50 years of adaptive skiing. WCCO-TV was there to take it in.

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 […]

How can you flush the flu from your house?

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 13, 2018] A lot of people think that once the flu is gone, you need to disinfect your home from top to bottom. So how can you flush the flu from your house? Good Question. For Dr. Frank Rhame, Allina Health infectious disease specialist, this has been as busy year as he can […]

Flu remains widespread in Minnesota, across the nation

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 18, 2017] Hundreds of new cases of the flu are still popping up across Minnesota, and many of those people are ending up in the hospital. More than 400 Minnesotans were hospitalized with the flu last week. “We know for sure that it started unusually early, we know that it’s mostly H3N2, which […]

Expert: Video game addiction is real

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 9, 2018] Many of us, kids and adults, spend lots of time with our computers and phones playing video games. But can it become an addiction? Allina Health psychiatrist and addiction specialist, Dr. Roger Laroche says it truly can be an addiction and there’s research to back that up.

Why do some people handle cold better than others?

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 6, 2018] Are you a cold weather lover or hater? Some of us handle cold better than others. Allina Health Clinics physician Dr. Frank Rhame discussed why with WCCO-TV News.