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Thousands of kids get free bike

[Fox 9, April 13, 2019] Thousands of kids who otherwise might not be able to afford it, now have a freshly cleaned and refurbished bike. Hundreds of Allina Health volunteers fitted donated bikes and new helmets to the kids just in time for spring through the Free Bikes 4 Kidz program. KARE 11 and KSTP-TV […]

FDA proposes changes to mammogram rules

[KARE 11, April 12, 2019] 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. The key to survival is early detection. For the first time in 20 years, the FDA is proposing changes to mammogram rules. The agency wants mammogram centers to notify women if they have dense breast tissue […]

Get ready for spring allergy season right around the corner

[KARE 11, April 12, 2019] Forget about that snow outside right now, spring allergy season is about to take hold. Allina Health allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar talked with KARE 11 News about what allergy activators are about to hit us and how to combat them.

“Chickenpox parties” vs vaccine: Doc says vaccine for sure

[KARE 11, April 10, 2019] “Chickenpox parties” recently made headlines after Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said he chose to expose his children to the highly contagious virus, instead of getting them vaccinated. The old and often controversial parties are regaining popularity among anti-vaccine parents. Dr. Frank Rhame, Allina Health infectious disease specialist, talked about the […]

Allina Health supports D Line Bus Rapid Transit plan

[KARE 11, April 3, 2019] Abbott Northwestern Hospital president Ann Madden Rice added Allina Health’s support for the proposed D Line bus rapid transit at a Metropolitan Council news conference with elected officials outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The D Line will run from Bloomington to Brooklyn Center, including on Chicago Avenue by Allina Commons in […]

FDA approves new postpartum depression drug

[KARE 11, March 20, 2019] It is the first drug approved by the FDA specifically for postpartum depression. Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso, the medical director of psychiatry at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, says this new drug could be a game changer. She is also a psychiatrist who specializes in postpartum depression at Allina Health’s Mother Baby Center. […]

More blood pressure meds recalled by FDA

[KARE 11, March 18, 2019] Another round of blood pressure medications are being recalled. That makes at least six recalls of blood pressure meds in the last month because of a potentially cancer-causing impurity. “Huge problem,” says Allina Health cardiologist Dr. David Hurrell. He says there’s a been a large number of recalls over the […]

Allina Health explores new care for Alzheimer’s patients

[KARE 11, March 14, 2019] A recent study shows a startling disconnect between seniors and primary care doctors when it comes to memory issues. And already, leaders at one local health care system, Allina Health, say they’re launching a new care model to deal with the problem. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease […]

Found early enough, colorectal cancer is very treatable

[KARE 11, March 13, 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, […]

A helium shortage and health care

[KARE 11, Feb. 19, 2019] A global helium shortage is affecting businesses that fill up those shiny party balloons. But helium is also needed for an important reason. It’s used in MRI machines, the devices that look into our bodies and give doctors a glimpse into what our medical issues might be. KARE 11 News […]