Allina Health Clinics

Allina Health fast-tracks telemental heath appointments due to coronavirus

[KSTP-TV, March 25, 2020] From her home office, Dr. Cheryl Bemel, a psychologist with Allina Health, is continuing to see patients, just in a different way now. “I use a headset when I’m speaking to them so it’s actually like a virtual TV show where they see me in real time, and I see them […]

How social distancing can bring people together

[WCCO-TV, March 25, 2020] There is good that’s coming from the current state of isolation. Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Cheryl Bemel says tools video conferencing are good for mental health. When you talk with someone on the phone it’s not the same as when you can see them in person; you can’t see their expressions. […]

Stuck at home takes a toll on mental health

[KARE 11, March 19, 2020] Social distancing, school and work places closing, spending more time at home are all creating new stress. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked to KARE 11 about how to manage those stresses.

Talking to kids about COVID-19

[KSTP-TV, March 19, 2020] Adults aren’t the only ones worried about the COVID-19 outbreak. Kids are, too. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with KSTP News about how to talk to kids about it.

Talking to kids about COVID-19

[KMSP Fox 9, March 18, 2020] The coronavirus threat has people confined to their homes, businesses closing and there’s no school. Families are dealing with a new normal and kids surely have questions.  Dr. Cheryl Bemel, a psychologist with Allina Health, offers some tips on how to talk to your children about COVID 19.

Allina Health psychologist offers tips to calm COVID-19 anxiety

[KARE 11, March 11, 2020] The number of confirmed cases in the U-S is now above 1,000. That growing number is making a lot of people nervous. So what can you do to deal with that anxiety? Psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel with Allina Health says worry is the thief of joy and a set up […]

Apple Valley Medical Clinic now Allina Health Apple Valley Clinic

Apple Valley Medical Clinic now Allina Health Apple Valley Clinic

[Sun Thisweek, February 6, 2020] Apple Valley Medical Clinic Urgent Care and Primary Care practices are now part of Allina Health. As of Feb. 1, it will be referred to as Allina Health Apple Valley Clinic. This relationship brings together Apple Valley Medical Clinic, a premier primary care group, with Allina Health, a market leading […]

SAD is more than winter blues

[KARE 11, February 4, 2020] For many in Minnesota, winter can be tough because we don’t get a lot of sunlight and the cold keeps people indoors more than other seasons. While some people may just feel down temporarily, others suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Experts say as many as 20% of adults […]

FDA approves drug to combat peanut allergy

KARE 11, February 3, 2020] In a groundbreaking development in the fight against food allergies, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment for children with peanut allergies. Dr. Pramod Kelkar with Allina Health says the latest FDA approved drug adds an extra layer of protection for people with peanut allergies. “It will […]

Record cloudy January affects our mood

[KARE 11, Jan. 30, 2020]  If you’re missing the sun, you’re not alone. This has been the gloomiest January on record for the Twin Cities. Records began at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus Climate Observatory in 1963.  “Scientifically, we know that sunlight is important for mind, body, health. So when we don’t get sun, it certainly […]