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Allina adds tool to help doctors save patients money on prescriptions

[Kaiser Health News, July 10, 2019] When Mary Kay Gilbert saw her doctor in May for a skin infection on her leg, she wasn’t surprised to receive a prescription for an antibiotic cream. But Gilbert, 54, a nurse and health consultant, was shocked when her physician clicked on the desktop computer and told Gilbert the […]

Coming high heat can threaten health

[WCCO Radio, June 26, 2019] The forecast for high heat the remainder of the week has people thinking about possible health consequences. Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Nick Johnson talked with WCCO Radio about the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and how to protect yourself from the heat.

Through therapy, transgender women find their voice

[MPR News, June 24, 2019] As transgender people have become increasingly more visible in public life, an option for them has become available for them, therapy to change their voice so they can sound more like themselves. Voice therapy from Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is helping that happen.

Study: Violent video games increased risky behavior

[WCCO Radio, June 8, 2019] A new study found that violent video games increased risky behavior around real firearms in children. Allina Health psychologist David Nathan, PsyD LP, talked with WCCO Radio about the study and how much faith to put in it.

Your diet can affect chances of getting cancer

[WCCO Radio, June 7, 2019] Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found. An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to a recently published Study. […]

Making sure you’re measles protected before summer travel

[WCCO Radio, May 24, 2019] With summer travel plans in the works for many people this year, the numerous measles outbreaks around the country have lots of people concerned. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with WCCO Radio about what sensible precautions are that you can take.

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 […]