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Research trial offers at-home test kit to show risk of ovarian cancer

[WCCO-TV, April 30, 2018] For the first time, there’s an at-home test to show a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer. MAGENTA is a free, nationwide clinical trial for women at risk for breast or ovarian cancer. Dr. Cheryl Bailey, the chief of gynecologic oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, believes this trial will help those who […]

New concerns about breast implants

[KARE 11, April 27, 2018] There’s a new concern for women considering breast implants — according to the FDA, there’s been an increase in the number of unique cancer cases linked to certain types of implants. The disease isn’t breast cancer, but something different. Dr. Craig Johnson is a board-certified plastic surgeon with Allina Health […]

Health dangers from Superior refinery explosion

[KARE 11, April 26, 2018] The explosion at a refinery in Superior, Wisconsin sent towering billows of toxic smoke into the air forcing the evacuation of people for miles around the refinery. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm about the possible health consequences.

Hip hop music raising stroke awareness

[KARE 11, April 26, 2018] Rhymes and beats may be the key to saving more lives from stroke! New research shows hip hop music that includes educational lyrics about the warning signs is helping to increase stroke awareness among minority children and parents (a group with a higher risk of stroke.) Neurologist Dr. Ron Tarrel […]

Spring is finally here and so are spring allergies

[WCCO Radio, April 24, 2018] Spring took its time getting here, but it has arrived and so have spring allergies. Allina Health Clinics allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar talked with WCCO Radio about what’s bad this year and how to combat your allergies.

Allina Health physician weighs in on Bush hospitalization

[KARE 11, April, 23, 2018] A day after the funeral of his wife Barbara, former president George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital with a life-threatening infection suffering from sepsis according to a source. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Frank Rhame, MD, say sepsis happens when a person’s immune system overreacts to an […]

Courage Kenny’s Art of Possibilities Art Show showcases artists with disabilities

[CCX Media, April 23, 2018] 250 pieces of art by artists from around the world are on display at Golden Valley’s Courage Kenny Research Institute. At the Art of Possibilities Art Show you’ll find paintings, photography, sculptures, all for sale, with just one thing in common — each artist has some kind of physical or […]

700 runners face muddy Allina Health Trail Mix Race

[KARE 11, April 21, 2018] The 27th annual Allina Health Trail Mix Race was held on Saturday, April 21. The trail was particularly muddy with snow and ice still melting from last weekend’s blizzard, but that didn’t stop some 700 hardy runners.

Sleep deprived night owls risk health dangers

[WCCO Radio, April 19, 2018] A new study says night owls risk an earlier death that those of us who consider ourselves morning people. Allina Health sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm talked with WCCO Radio about why that is.

Surgeon general urges more Americans to carry opioid antidote naloxone

[WCCO Radio, April 14, 2018] The U.S. surgeon general has issued an advisory recommending that more Americans carry the opioid overdose-reversing drug, naloxone. The drug, sold under the brand name Narcan (among others), can very quickly restore normal breathing in someone suspected of overdosing on opioids, including heroin and prescription pain medications. Allina Health addiction […]