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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.

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 […]

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.

Colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable cancers if found early enough

[WCCO Radio, March 1, 2019] March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month meant to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and take action toward prevention. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Yet, found early enough, […]

Winter is harder on heart, especially shoveling snow

Winter is harder on heart, especially shoveling snow

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 20, 2019] Winter is harder on your heart than warm weather. The cold affects our circulatory system. But, mainly, it’s shoveling snow that can bring on a heart attack, Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Grey told WCCO Radio.

Cancer increasing in younger adults as obesity increases

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 5, 2019] Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released by the American Cancer Society. The six obesity-related cancers that showed startling increases among younger adults were colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and multiple […]

Women wait longer to get care after heart attack symptoms

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 19, 2018] Women who are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack wait longer to call for assistance than men do according to a new study. According to the study author, this may be because women do not always experience the “typical” symptoms of a heart attack and, thus, do not realise that […]

Heavy snoring may damage the heart, especially in women

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 7, 2018] A new German study has linked obstructive sleep apnea, a severe form of snoring, to an increased risk of heart disease, particularly in women. Stacey Ko, a certified physician assistant with a specialty in sleep medicine at Allina Health’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic will talked with WCCO Radio about […]