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October 5 is Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike donation day

[KMSP Fox 9, Oct. 5, 2019] Allina Health is teaming up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz for the ninth year running to collected gently used bikes to be cleaned and refurbished and then given to kids who couldn’t otherwise afford one. Allina Health’s Ellie Zuehlke and Free Bikes 4 Kidz’ Tia Martinson talked with Fox […]

How difficult is it to forgive?

[KARE 11, Oct. 4, 2019] After Amber Guyger, the former Dallas cop convicted of killed her upstairs neighbor, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, victim impact statements took place in the courtroom. Botham Jean’s brother Brandt went first, speaking about his brother. “If you truly are sorry, I know I can speak for myself, […]

Donate that bike collecting dust in your garage

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 4, 2019] For the ninth year in a row Allina Health is partnering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collect donated bike. They’ll be refurbished and cleaned and then given to kids from families that otherwise couldn’t afford a bike. Allina Health’s Sarah Leathers and Free Bikes 4 Kidz Tia Martinson talked with […]

Free Bikes 4 Kidz wants your unused bikes

[KARE 11, Oct. 3, 2019] The first Saturday is always the day to donate your unused bikes to Free Bikes 4 Kidz at most Allina Health Clinics and Hospitals. Allina Health’s Ellie Zuehlke and Free Bikes 4 Kidz’ Tia Martinson talked with KARE 11 about big collection day.

So what happened with Bernie Sander’s heart?

[KARE 11, Oct. 2, 2019] Presidential candidate Bernie Sander felt chest pains during a campaign event this week and went to a hospital where doctors placed two stents in a clogged coronary artery. He’s taking time off from the campaign to recover. KARE 11 News wanted to know just how common what happened to Sanders […]

How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

[KARE 11, Oct. 1, 2019] In a series of papers just published, a team of international researchers say the increased risks of eating red meat are small and uncertain and that cutting back likely wouldn’t be worth it for people who enjoy meat — contradicting established advice. The new studies muddy the waters about just […]

District One begins virtual care partnership with Children’s Minnesota

[Faribault Daily News, Sept. 30, 2019] Through a new virtual care partnership, physicians at District One Hospital now have enhanced 24/7 access to Children’s Minnesota neonatal care specialists. Using audio/video technology, District One physicians can hold a virtual consultation with a neonatal clinician from Children’s. From there, clinicians from both systems collaborate on the care […]

CDC worried about potentially severe flu season

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 24, 2019] A little pain now might save you a lot of pain later. The CDC is pushing for flu shots earlier this year compared to others in hopes of driving up vaccination numbers. Dr. Frank Rhame with Allina Health says timing can be tricky since flu season can often last through April. […]

Allina Health tool aims to end pharmacy sticker shock

[The Bulletin, Sept. 24, 2019] When Dr. Gary Konkol writes a prescription at Allina Health Woodbury Clinic, the electronic medical record pops up with messages about drug interactions and, depending on the patient’s insurance and pharmacy, how much it is going to cost. Allina’s prescription pricing tool allows doctors to compare prices and explore more […]

Time to get your flu vaccine

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 24, 2019] The Centers for Disease Control are urging everyone to get their flu vaccine early this year because the flu has been showing earlier than normal in other countries. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with WCCO-TV News about what we might expect this flu season.