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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.

How to safely view the solar eclipse

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 19, 2017] Fascination with the solar eclipse has captured just about everyone’s imagination. Many are traveling to locations to see the total eclipse. But experts like Allina Health ophthalmologist Dr. Sundeep Dev are warning us not to look into the sun without special protective eye wear. He talked with WCCO-TV News about safe […]

How can you watch the eclipse safely?

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 15, 2017] Make sure you have eclipse-watching-approved glasses if you plan on looking directly at the sun during the eclipse next Monday. Eye retina specialist, Dr. Geoff Emerson, of Allina’s Phillips Eye Institute, warns that even a few seconds looking at the sun without protecting your eye can permanently damage your eyes. He […]

Actor/writer Sam Shepard’s death shines light on ALS

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 5, 2017] Actor-writer Sam Shepard’s death from ALS has focused attention on ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Allina Health neurologist, Dr. Praful Kelkar, talked with WCCO News about the disease and the search for a cure.

35W bridge collapse led to PTSD in many survivors

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 1, 2017] The Vietnam War made Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, common knowledge. And on Aug. 1, 2007, the Interstate 35W Bridge collapse brought it to common folks. Dr. John Sutherland, a PTSD expert with Allina Health says most people will deal with some sort of trauma in their lifetimes. “Most people […]

Dealing with tantrums

[WCCO-TV, July 25, 2017] Kids and tantrums — it seems like there’s no way to avoid them with young children. Why do they happen and what are the best ways yo deal with them? That’s the Good Question WCCO-TV put to Allina Health child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Meghan Miller.