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Tools for teens and young adults navigating mental health

[MPR News, May 15, 2019] This week, Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith spoke publicly for the first time about living with depression. Her initial experience of it came when she was a teenager. Smith’s story highlights the growing need for more mental health support in schools. One in five teenagers and young adults lives with a […]

Do ingredients in sunscreen pose a health risk?

[WCCO Radio, May 8, 2019] A new report says some ingredients in sunscreen can penetrate into our blood streams. But do they pose a health that offsets the benefits of sunscreen? Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio about the risks and benefits of sunscreen.

New drug promises help for women suffering from postpartum depression

[MPR News, May 8, 2019] Next month, the first and only FDA-approved treatment for postpartum depression will hit the market in the U.S. It’s needed. Up to 1 in 7 women experiences depression after her baby’s birth — making it one of the most common complications of pregnancy. The drug offers almost immediate relief. Some […]

Melanoma Monday skin cancer screenings on May 6

[WCCO Radio, April 27, 2019] May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month and each year Allina Health dermatologists provide free skin cancer screening on Melanoma Monday, May 6 this year. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio about the free screenings and why protecting yourself from the sun’s ray is so […]

U.S. measles outbreak officially worst in 25 years

[WCCO Radio, April 26, 2019] Health officials have added dozens of new reports to the year’s list of confirmed measles cases, bringing the total to 704 in 22 states — the highest number of reported U.S. cases in a single year since 1994. Allina Health infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with WCCO Radio […]

Can mindfulness meditation change your life and work?

[MPR News, April 24, 2019] Mindfulness has gone mainstream. Minnesotans are now practicing it in retreat centers, in schools and even at work. What is it? How do you do it? What does the research say about how it affects us? Maureen Doran, the lead facilitator for mindfulness training at Allina Health’s Penny George Institute […]

No such thing as a healthy tan

[KQRS-FM, April 19, 2019] When it comes to tanning, don’t, says Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat. She talked with Tom Barnard on the KQ Morning Show about the dangers of tanning beds and actual sun exposure to your skin.

This superbug is a ‘serious global health threat’

[WCCO Radio, April 13, 2019] A superbug considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “a serious global health threat” has been proliferating in the U.S. and abroad in recent years, with 617 confirmed cases domestically and more than 20 other countries reporting multiple instances. The fungus, named Candida auris – also called […]

Birthing options: Choose what works for you.

[WCCO Radio, March 16, 2019] There are many options when a family plans for the birth of new child including midwives and doulas in addition to the more traditional obstetrician-gynecologist. Allina Health midwife Carlyn Penwell discussed the options in a conversation with WCCO Radio’s Esme Murphy.

Miscarriage: A common experience, a private pain

[MPR News, March 13, 2019] Miscarriages are sad, private events, difficult to talk about. But they are not rare; a study reports they occur in 10 to 20 percent of pregnancies. Given how common they are, experts believe that open and honest dialogue about miscarriages can help mothers and partners grieve. “Grief is very personal. […]