Allina Health Clinics

Beating winter’s bite on the skin

[KARE 11, Sept. 18, 2019] Whether we like it or not, winter is right around the corner. With the cold air comes cracked, itchy, dry skin. But there are steps we can take now to shield our skin from the bitter cold. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with KARE 11 News and shared […]

Allina Health real-time prescription drug pricing tool helps save patients money

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 13, 2019] A real-time prescription pricing tool embedded in patients’ electronic health record is showing patients right in the doctor’s office how much they will pay for a prescription based on their specific insurance coverage and their pharmacy. 600 Allina Health family doctors are currently using the tool, like Gary Konkol. “It’s a […]

Taking care of your feet at the State Fair

[KMSP Fox 9, August 27, 2019] Spending a day at the fair means a lot of time on your feet and walking around. So, how do you take care of feet to make sure your fair time is fun time? Allina Health podiatrist Dr. Shelby Hyllengren talked to Fox 9 News at the fair about […]

How to eat healthy at the state fair

[KSTP-TV, August 25, 2019] For most, heading to the Minnesota State Fair means taking on good amount of extra calories from fried foods and sweets.  But Amy Pleimling, a registered dietitian with Allina Health, says that doesn’t always need to be the case.

Back to school vision checks

[KARE 11, August 21, 2019] It will soon be back to school for students, and along with getting a physical, it is also important to get their vision checked. A quarter of school-age children suffer from eye trouble so significant that it impacts their school work. Dr. Theresa Lonksy, an optometrist with Allina Health, joined […]

Allina Health dietician says plan your eating at the State Fair

[KARE 11, August 21, 2019] As many as two million people are expected to make their way to the Minnesota State Fair over the next 12 days (August 22nd – September 2nd). And, many of them may over-indulge on all the delicious items that the 300 different food stands will offer. Amy Pleimling, a registered […]

Are blue light lenses worth the cost?

[WCCO-TV, August 12, 2019] Blue light glasses have become increasingly popular for its promise to filter out the blue light that comes from electronic devices. Consumers who buy the special glasses typically see the light itself as harmful, although research indicates the amount of time spent looking at screens, rather than the light itself, may […]

Summer Foot Care 101

[KARE 11, July 15, 2019] Giving our feet a little fresh air by breaking out the sandals and flip-flops is one of the joys of summer. Yet, experts say some of our favorite summer shoes can also be pretty rough on our feet. “Generally, people have more problems with their feet during the warm summer […]

New Allina Health Greenway Clinic opens in Calhoun Village

[Southwest Journal, July 13, 2019] A new clinic offering urgent care and family health services opened July 9 in Cedar-Isles-Dean. The Allina Health Greenway Clinic will operate on the second floor of the Calhoun Village commercial center off West Lake Street. “We are excited to be opening a clinic that puts the patients’ needs first, […]

CDC warns pool goers of fecal parasite

[KARE 11, July 2, 2019] Health officials are asking Americans to take precautions over reports that cryptosporidium, a fecal parasite that can be transmitted via swimming pools, is on the rise. It causes cryptosporidiosis, which can leave healthy adults suffering from “profuse, watery diarrhea” for as long as three weeks. The effects can be worse […]