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Allina psychologist reacts to killing of Virginia journalists

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 26, 2015] The bizarre on-air murder of a television news reporter and photographer in Roanoke, Virginia has left people around the country in shock. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel says events of this magnitude are “a shock to our mind and body.” “When those feelings come up, whether it’s a feeling […]

Baby Wearing grows in the Twin Cities

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 24, 2015] If you haven’t done it yourself, there’s a huge chance you’ve seen someone else doing it at the zoo, the grocery store or a restaurant. It’s called babywearing. It can look like a frontal swaddle or a structured backpack. Just like with other clothing, the options are endless. Some wraps are […]

Good Question: Why Don’t We Remember Traumatic Events?

[WCCO-TV, June 1, 2015] Since the car accident that took the life of his good friend, comedian Tracy Morgan spoke publicly for the first time on NBC’s Today Show. Morgan has spent the past year recovering from broken bones and serious brain injuries. He also said he didn’t remember anything about the crash. So, why […]

What causes “brain freeze?”

[WCCO-TV, May 27, 2015] On a warm day like today, some ice cream sounds like a good idea. But eat it too fast and you could get that cold headache — brain freeze. So what causes that pain in your head from eating cold food too fast? That’s the Good Question WCCO-TV put to Abbott […]

Dermatologist: Always protect yourself from the sun

[WCCO-TV, May 13, 2015] Disturbing photos, gone viral on Facebook, of a woman being treated for skin cancer have once again raised the question of how much tanning — under the sun or tanning bed — is safe. Allina Health Clinic dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat discussed that question with WCCO-TV News.

What mom wants for Mother’s Day

[WCCO-TV, May 7, 2015] With Mother’s Day coming, husbands and children may be struggling to come up with the perfect gift for mom. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with WCCO-TV about what moms really want for Mother’s Day.

Melanoma Monday

[WCCO-TV, May 4, 2015] May Fourth is Melanoma Monday, the day dermatologists use to remind us to be careful about getting too much sun and to get unusual skin changes checked by your doctor. Allina Health Clinics dermatologist Elizabeth Farhat, MD, talked with WCCO-TV about what to look out for and how to protect yourself […]

New Shoes, Healthy Kids

[WCCO-TV, April 17, 2015] Once again this year, Allina Health is partnering with the footwear industry to give away 10,000 pair of athletic shoes and socks to kids in need. The New Shoes, Healthy Kids events will occur at 16 Allina Health and community locations throughout central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Tomorrow, 1500 Allina Health […]

Swift says screening detected mom’s cancer

Swift says screening detected mom’s cancer

[WCCO-TV, April 16, 2015] Since Taylor Swift announced her mom has cancer, her fans have been reaching out with support. We want to talk more about the importance of cancer screening. Joining us now is Dr. Tim Larson from Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. See the interview here.

Celebrities bring focus to cancer screening

[WCCO-TV, April 15, 2015] News that cancer screening found cancer in singer Taylor Swift’s mother has brought new attention to cancer screenings. Abbott Northwestern Hospital oncologist, Dr. Tim Larson talked with WCCO-TV about the state of cancer screening capabilities and who it might be right for.