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Frank Rhame, MD

Grown-ups need their booster shots, too

[Star Tribune, August 11, 2015] At back-to-school time, parents dutifully head to the doctor’s office to get their children immunized. But plenty of parents would be wise to roll up their own sleeves. Too few adults are getting their recommended vaccines, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s because many adults […]

Gary Kravitz, MD

Feds say Lyme disease vastly underreported; local experts skeptical

[MPR, August 12, 2015] A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report indicates Lyme disease is more widespread in the U.S. than previously realized, with reported cases each year not far behind breast cancer. But while local researchers acknowledge the ticks that carry the disease are growing in number and territory, they caution that […]

Diet or exercise? Which is better for your heart?

[WCCO-AM, August 12, 2015] A new study is showing that no matter how often you hit the gym, you can’t out-exercise a poor diet. Michael Miedema, MD, a cardiologist with Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked about the issue with WCCO-AM’s Jordana Green.

Abbott Northwestern kicks off $28M renovation

Abbott Northwestern kicks off $28M renovation

[Finance and Commerce, August 11, 2015] For many people admitted to Allina Health System’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, their stay begins with a trip to the emergency room — and a long walk to the check-in desk. The emergency department’s drop-off area is about 100 feet from the desk, which can be an arduous […]