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Beating winter’s bite on the skin

[KARE 11, Sept. 18, 2019] Whether we like it or not, winter is right around the corner. With the cold air comes cracked, itchy, dry skin. But there are steps we can take now to shield our skin from the bitter cold. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with KARE 11 News and shared […]

What you need to know about kidney donation

[KARE 11, August 30, 2019] When family members of two women needing a new kidney took to the state fair with signs seeking donors, it sparked media stories and then, lots of questions from the public, the biggest being, how do you donate a kidney and what does it involve. Dr. Mark Hill and Dr. […]

Back to school vision checks

[KARE 11, August 21, 2019] It will soon be back to school for students, and along with getting a physical, it is also important to get their vision checked. A quarter of school-age children suffer from eye trouble so significant that it impacts their school work. Dr. Theresa Lonksy, an optometrist with Allina Health, joined […]

Allina Health dietician says plan your eating at the State Fair

[KARE 11, August 21, 2019] As many as two million people are expected to make their way to the Minnesota State Fair over the next 12 days (August 22nd – September 2nd). And, many of them may over-indulge on all the delicious items that the 300 different food stands will offer. Amy Pleimling, a registered […]

Courage Kenny’s Minnesota Rollin Twins win Wheelchair Softball World Series

[KARE 11, August 19, 2019] Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Minnesota Rollin Twins team has won the 2019 Wheelchair Softball World Series. The Minnesota Rollin Twins beat the LWSRA Hawks (Chicago) 11-1 in the championship game over the weekend. “It was their goal to bring that trophy back to Minnesota,” said coach Jimmy Bowen. The team […]

Summer Foot Care 101

[KARE 11, July 15, 2019] Giving our feet a little fresh air by breaking out the sandals and flip-flops is one of the joys of summer. Yet, experts say some of our favorite summer shoes can also be pretty rough on our feet. “Generally, people have more problems with their feet during the warm summer […]

Twins game delayed due to dehydrated umpire; can dehydration get you?

[KARE 11, July 8, 2019] An umpire at the Sunday Twins-Rangers game was unable to finish the contest due to dehydration. That prompted KARE 11 News to come to talk to Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency physician Dr. Kate Katzung about dehydration, how to notice its symptoms, how to prevent it and what to do if […]

CDC warns pool goers of fecal parasite

[KARE 11, July 2, 2019] Health officials are asking Americans to take precautions over reports that cryptosporidium, a fecal parasite that can be transmitted via swimming pools, is on the rise. It causes cryptosporidiosis, which can leave healthy adults suffering from “profuse, watery diarrhea” for as long as three weeks. The effects can be worse […]

Blacks at higher risk for high blood pressure, heart disease

[KARE 11, June 13, 2019] The death of Hollywood director and filmmaker, John Singleton, was a wake up call. Singleton’s death was a reminder that black men are hit hardest by high blood pressure, a silent killer that often comes without symptoms or warning. Singleton, 51, suffered a massive stroke and later died. He struggle […]

Doctor says there is a rise in teens needing hip surgery

[KARE 11, June 10. 2019] Some coaches and doctors are worried. They fear teens playing specialized sports could leave children more vulnerable to injury. Turns out, your grandparents aren’t the only hip injury patients. Dr. Ryan Fader, an orthopedic surgeon with Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedics Specialists said he sees plenty of ACL tears but […]