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Why do we only get flu in the winter?

[WCCO TV, Oct. 30, 2013] Why does it seem we only get the flu in cold weather months? That’s the Good Question that WCCO’s Heather Brown put to Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Medical Clinic infectious disease specialist. Watch the answer here.

New immunization rules for Minnesota preschoolers

[KSTP TV, Oct. 28, 2013] The Minnesota Department of Health has announced new immunization rules that take effect September 2014, requiring Hepatitis A & B vaccines for children in child care facilities and early childhood programs. KSTP News talked with Allina Medical Clinic – Ramsey pediatrician, Dr. Eric Barth, about these new rules. Watch the […]

Study: More, younger kids mastering mobile tech

[KSTP TV, Oct. 28, 2013] As more and younger kids master digital devices like tablets, laptops and smartphones, concern is growing about how that affects them. Allina Medical Clinic – Coon Rapids pediatrician, Dr. Jennifer Keis, talked with KSTP News about new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which has updated its recommendations […]

What if it’s not the flu?

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Oct. 22, 2013] Sue Johnson thought she had the flu 8 months ago. Like many people, she decided to ride it out at home—especially since influenza is so contagious that’s what a doctor would encourage. It turned out, though, it wasn’t the fl. it was a kidney stone that caused an […]

Twin Cities hospitals doing more with less blood

[Star Tribune, Oct. 21, 2013] Twin Cities area hospitals have cut their use of donated blood by thousands of units over the last five years, abandoning long-held but thinly researched criteria about which patients need transfusions after surgery and those who do not. Allina Health estimates its 12 hospitals have used 14,000 fewer units of […]

New Ulm Medical Center encourages use of MyChart

[KEYC TV, Oct. 15, 2013] The New Ulm Medical Center is encouraging their patients to access their medical records via the Allina Health system’s electronic medical records known as MyChart. The charts allow patients to access their medical records online, a service doctors say will cut down on hospital visits. Watch the report here.

Allina, Children’s adding Mother Baby Center in Coon Rapids

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Oct. 15, 2013] Allina Health and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will expand their Mother Baby Center birth-center concept with a 50,000-square-foot addition to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. The building will connect to Mercy Hospital operating rooms via skyway. Read the complete story online at

Woman donates more than 100 bikes to Free Bikes 4 Kidz

[WCCO TV, Oct. 12, 2013] A huge effort to collect used bikes for kids in need took place throughout the metro Saturday. Free Bikes 4 Kidz held its collection event at more than 50 Allina clinics and hospitals. All of the bikes will be cleaned, refurbished and given to local kids right before the holidays. […]

Free Bikes 4 Kidz collects bikes for needy kids

[WCCO TV, Oct. 12, 2013] Once again Allina Health is teaming up with “Free Bikes 4 Kidz” to collect donated bikes for kids in need on Saturday, October 12. Terry Esau, with Free Bikes 4 Kidz, and Dr. David Casement with Allina Medical Clinic talked with WCCO TV about the big collection day. Watch the […]

Donate your gently used bike to Free Bikes 4 Kidz Oct. 12

[WCCO & KMSP Fox 9, Oct. 11, 2013] For the third year in a row Allina Health is teaming up with “Free Bikes 4 Kidz” to collect donated bikes for kids in need on Saturday, October 12. Terry Esau with Free Bikes for Kidz and Dr. David Casement with Allina Medical Clinic talked with WCCO’s […]