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Intermittent fasting’s pros and cons for weight loss

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Intermittent fasting is becoming more popular lately as a way to lose weight. Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling talked with WCCO News about different ways to do intermittent fasting and how it works.

Life after a heart attack

WCCO Radio, Oct. 19, 2019] Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is back on the campaign trail weeks after suffering a heart attack. That raised the question, how much can you do after suffering a heart attack? Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Robert Schwartz at the Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with WCCO Radio about what a heart is […]

Preparing for flu season

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Health officials are urging the public to be prepared for this year’s flu season. Allina Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Frank Rhame joined KSTP News to share some tips. Rhame says it’s time to get your flu vaccine right now, before the peak flu season hits. Dr. Rhame also discussed the […]

Allina Health’s Mike McMahan chair-elect of Minnesota Chamber Board

[Press & News, Oct. 19, 2019] Mike McMahan was elected chair-elect of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2019-20. He is chief integration officer at Allina Health and lives in Maple Grove. The Chamber elected new officers and board members in August, and they will formally begin at the Minnesota Chamber’s Annual […]

Minnesota students report increased mental health issues

[KARE 11, Oct. 17, 2019] The Minnesota Student Survey is out and it shows something troubling. Our kids are telling us, in this survey, that many of them are struggling with mental health issues. In fact it says more Minnesota students than ever report having long-term mental health, behavioral or emotional problems. Allina Health child […]

‘Created by students for students’: Burnsville High’s chill room aims to calm anxiety

[Savage Pacer, Oct. 16, 2019] Burnsville High School senior Katie Fritz felt overwhelmed by stress when she took a job after school last year. She worried about her grades and struggled to find time to calm her mind in between class, work and extracurriculars. This year, Fritz and classmate Kylie Krick, a junior, designed the […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 11, 2019] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and when women should start getting mammograms remains a confusing topic for many. Allina Health surgeon Dr. Ann Callahan at the Piper Breast Center talked with WCCO News about that issue and other ways women can protect themselves from breast cancer.

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Allina Health clinics offers doctors tool to help patients with prescription costs

[Press & News, Oct. 10, 2019] Allina Health clinics, including the Maple Grove clinic, have implemented a new program to help out its patients to avoid “sticker shock” at the pharmacy. It has been reported that patients leave hundreds of thousands of prescriptions at pharmacies every year, often because they are too expensive, which means […]

New guidelines for attention deficit disorder

[KARE 11, Oct. 9, 2019] One in 10 children in the U.S. suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. For many, the first line of treatment is medication. The American Academy of Pediatrics just issued new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD for the first time since 2011. Allina Health child psychiatrist […]

How loud is too loud?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 8, 2019] A new feature in the iPhone system software keeps track of the volume in your ear buds letting you know if it’s too loud. That raised the question, how loud is too loud and how long is too long listening via headphones. Allina Health ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Sarah […]