Allina Health Clinics

Flu season has yet to peak in Minnesota

[KMSP Fox 9, March 14, 2019] If you’ve made it through the winter months so far flu-free, the Minnesota Department of Health says don’t let your guard down. “Influenza is very hard to predict, anyone who tries to predict it, don’t trust them,” said Dr. Frank Rhame, Allina Health infectious disease specialist. While cases have […]

Allina Health explores new care for Alzheimer’s patients

[KARE 11, March 14, 2019] A recent study shows a startling disconnect between seniors and primary care doctors when it comes to memory issues. And already, leaders at one local health care system, Allina Health, say they’re launching a new care model to deal with the problem. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease […]

Dr. Eric Barth

How to treat baby constipation

[U.S. News & World Report, March 10, 2019] Everyone occasionally feels uncomfortable due to gas in the digestive system, even babies. Gas-related discomfort may occur if gas is trapped or not moving well through your digestive system doctors note. When infants experience gas-related discomfort, they can become fussy and cry. Allina Health pediatrician Dr. Eric […]

Why we love, hate winter

[KARE 11, Feb. 11, 2019] As Minnesotans we tend to embrace winter and love snow. But it can really wear on us during times like these, when it’s one snow after another. And there’s a reason you might feel that way, as Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel explained to KARE 11 News.

How to deal dry skin in the winter

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 4, 2019] Dry winter air can be particularly hard on your skin, but there are ways to protect yourself from the harsh weather. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat shared her tips and tricks with the Fox 9 Morning Buzz.

Anti-vaxxers among top ‘threats to global health,’ WHO says

[KMSP Fox 9, jan 17, 2019] Anti-vaxxers, or those who oppose vaccines, were deemed a top “threat to global health” in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The organization in a recently released list said that while vaccines are “one of the most cost-effective ways for avoiding disease,” there are several reasons — including […]

Red, itchy eyes: Is it pink eye or something else?

[KARE 11, Jan. 15, 2019] It’s the time of year! Cases of pink eye are popping up everywhere from preschools to nursing homes to the office. And while those red, itchy eyes may have you reaching for the eye drops, Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame says prescription drops may not always […]

Allina Health’s newest Everyday Clinic opens in Brooklyn Park Hy-Vee

[CCX Media, Jan. 2, 2019] Allina Health’s newest Everyday Clinic is now open in the Brooklyn Park Hy-Vee store. This is the fourth of a growing number of Hy-Vee clinics that all welcome walk-in appointments. It’s part of Allina Health’s efforts to make convenient access to health care available to everyone.

Allina doctor on advances fightings AIDS/HIV on World AIDS Day

[KARE 11, Nov. 30, 2018] December 1 is World AIDS Day. Advances in treatment mean that HIV is now a chronic, but manageable condition, but stigma remains an important public health concern. Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with KARE 11 News about where we are with the fight to contains […]

Norm Coleman advocates for HPV vaccine amid cancer battle

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 14, 2018] Former Minnesota U.S. Senator Norm Coleman is sharing a message of strength and awareness during his second battle with cancer. “The cancer I have is caused by a virus,” Coleman said. “You can get a vaccination to prevent you from getting the HPV virus today.” Three and a half years ago […]