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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.

The truth about probiotics

[WCCO-TV, July 24, 2017] It’s no secret that probiotics are popular. But, with more and more foods and supplements to choose from, it’s becoming harder to know which products are actually getting to our gut. Dr. Bob Ganz, Minnesota Gastroenterology and Allina Health, talks about picking a probiotic to add to your diet.

Why some cancers are more aggressive than others

[WCCO-TV, July 20, 2017] This week, doctors diagnosed Senator John McCain with an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, only 10 percent of patients live five years with that diagnosis. That’s compared to 90-percent of patients with breast cancer and 65-percent with colon cancer, according to the […]

Dads talk differently to daughters and sons

[WCCO-TV, June 27, 2017] The question of whether parents treat sons and daughters differently and how that may or may not affect the children later in life has been the subject of a number of scientific studies — and endless family debates. New research now adds to the conversation, not only shedding light on certain […]

What do medical conditions actually mean?

[WCCO-TV, June 15, 2017] We hear it all the time in the news. A person is fair condition, or critical condition. But what do those medical condition terms really mean? That’s the Good Question that WCCO News put to Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Dr. Craig Bowron.

Sunscreen dos and don’ts

[WCCO-TV, May 24, 2017] If you’re going to spend time at the pool or anywhere outside this summer, sunscreen is a must, but what is the best type to buy to protect your skin? A new Consumer Reports testing shows SPF shouldn’t be your only concern. And what some of us apply seasonally should be […]

Allina psychologist weighs in on St. Olaf racist note hoax

[WCCO-TV, May 11, 2017] The St. Olaf College campus is still reeling from a reported racist note that turned out to be a hoax. An African-American female student reported finding a note on her car that was threatening and used a racial slur in late April. The note sparked protests on campus and a call […]