Zika virus spreading in the U.S.

[WCCO Radio, August 6, 2016] Local mosquitoes are now believed to be transmitting the Zika virus in the Miami, Florida area. That’s increased concern by local and federal health officials. Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with WCCO Radio about the latest Zika news.

Youth sports physicals are important

[WCCO Radio, August 6, 2016] If your youngster plays fall sports, he or she probably needs a physical exam in order to play. Allina Health Clinic pediatrician, Dr. Eric Barth talked with WCCO Radio about why those exams are important.

Medical marijuana for pain now in Minnesota

[WCCO Radio, Aug. 1, 2016] As of August 1, 2016, Minnesota doctors can now certify patients to get medical marijuana for “intractable pain.” Allina Health‘s director of Care Improvement, Dr. Steve Bergeson talked with WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman about why not all medical professionals think that’s a good thing — at least not yet.

The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.

[WCCO-AM, June 11, 2016] For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked […]

June is National Migraine Awareness Month

[WCCO-AM, June 10, 2016] June is National Migraine Awareness Month. More than 37 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Dr. Jesse Corry neurologist with United Hospital’s John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty Clinic talked with WCCO Radio about just what migraines are and how they are being treated these days.

Most Biggest Losers gain it back

[WCCO-AM, May 28, 2016] A study that followed contestants on the weight loss reality show, The Biggest Loser, found that most of them gained their weight back. Dr. Juan Blondet, a surgeon at United Hospital’s Bariatric Center, talked with WCCO Radio about why that is.

Allina Health and NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center launch health coach partnership

[KMOJ-FM, May 12, 2016] With the intention of improving health in North Minneapolis, Allina Health will train Northpoint Health & Wellness Center staff in patient engagement and motivation skills. In addition, four NorthPoint employees will participate in a class to become certified Wellcoaches. Representatives from both organizations talked about what the partnership hopes to accomplish […]

Matt Monsein, MD
Chronic Pain Specialist
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Treating withdrawal from opioid addiction

[WCCO-AM, May 7, 2016] The recent death of the musician Prince has reinforced the nation’s concern over opioid addiction. Attorneys say Prince was supposed to start addiction treatment with a drug that requires special training for physicians who want to prescribe it. To learn more about opioid addiction treatment, WCCO-AM talked with Matt Monsein, MD, […]

Allina Health sleep expert advocates for afternoon naps

[WCCO-AM, April 29, 2016] In the adult world, taking time for a nap during your work day might be frowned upon, but a little shut-eye in the afternoon is actually one of the best things you can do for your body and mind. Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep specialist with Allina Health has tips on […]

Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist talks about world’s smallest pacemaker

Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist talks about world’s smallest pacemaker

[WCCO-AM, April 18, 2016] The FDA approved a tiny pacemaker this week. It’s so small, it fits inside the heart and doesn’t require connecting wires. Dr. Bill Katsiyiannis from Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is a heart rhythm expert and participated in the clinical trials that lead to FDA approval.