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Coronavirus pandemic is stopping some heart patients from seeking care

[Star Tribune, May 31, 2020] People with serious heart problems have been getting the wrong message about avoiding the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are at greater risk of dying as a result, doctors say. People experiencing signs of possible heart attack like chest pain and shortness of breath should contact their doctor, […]

Time to pay attention to skin sun damage

[KARE 11, May 28, 2020] May is Melanoma Awareness month and Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with KARE 11 about how to protect your skin as the weather get warmer and we expose more skin to the sun.

The life or death battle against COVID-19

The life or death battle against COVID-19

[Star Tribune, May 24, 2020] Most people sickened by COVID-19 survive, but in serious cases, the experience is harrowing, the effects linger and the long-term health risks aren’t clear. Minnesotans need to understand the consequences, survivors say, particularly as many grow restless with restrictions designed to slow the pandemic. “Please, please, please take it seriously,” […]

Allina Health EMS to serve Lino Lakes starting June 1

Allina Health EMS to serve Lino Lakes starting June 1

[Quad Community Press, May 19, 2020] As of June 1, the ambulance service in Lino Lakes is set to change. The Lino Lakes City Council has now taken action so that it has a say in what that change looks like. The city approved a resolution May 11 calling for Allina Health EMS to be […]

Dr. Robert Quickel answers your COVID-19 questions

[WCCO-TV, May 17, 2020] Are cloth face masks really effective? What are we learning from the increased COVID testing in Minnesota? Allina Health Vice President for Medical Operations, Dr. Robert Quickel, joined WCCO News to answer viewer questions about COVID-19.

New COVID rehab program aids patients recovering from virus

[KMSP Fox 9, May 15, 2020] For Steve Soeffker, leaving Abbott Northwestern Hospital Friday marked the end of 43 day odyssey through COVID-19, from entering the hospital feeling like a dead man to leaving feeling like a new person. He was the beneficiary of a new rehab program for COVID patients created by the Courage […]

Stroke survivor and doctor warn people experiencing stroke symptoms to seek help

[KARE 11, May, 14, 2020] The hospital can be a scary place right now for people who are worried they might catch COVID-19 if they go in with symptoms of other illnesses. Doctors who care for stroke patients worry fear of seeking treatment for illnesses outside of COVID-19 could end lives. Dr. Yasha Kayan is […]

It’s getting nicer out, don’t forget the sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, May 14, 2020] It’s getting warmer and sunnier and the outdoors is beckoning. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat reminds us, now that May is Melanoma Awareness Month, to put on that sunscreen, and don’t afraid to make an appointment, even a virtual visit, to get any unusual skin spots checked out.

Minnesota Guard celebrates pandemic caregivers in New Ulm

Minnesota Guard celebrates pandemic caregivers in New Ulm

{New Ulm Journal, May 14, 2020] A Minnesota National Guard flyover above the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) Wednesday paid tribute to the frontline caregivers and first responders of the pandemic. Two C-130 Hercules from the Minnesota National Guard approached from the southeast passing over NUMC staff and hundreds of spectators. See all the photos […]

Allina doctor on working with COVID patients

[MPR News, May 13, 2020] Dr. Charles Pogemiller is a hospitalist at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He’s been treating COVID positive patients throughout the pandemic. He talked with MPR’s Angela David about his work and how he stays prepared to care for his patients.