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New study reveals at-home blood pressure monitors accurate

[KARE 11, Nov. 1, 2018] Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, and a new study confirms what cardiologists have been saying for years: at-home tests are just as accurate at monitoring hypertension — if not more so — than having your blood pressure checked at the doctor’s office. Allina Health cardiologist […]

Help for people struggling with gambling addictions

[KARE 11, Oct. 25, 2018] It’s estimated more than five million Americans battle gambling addiction, and experts say many of them started by betting on sports or fantasy leagues. There’s also a growing body of evidence that people are becoming addicted to fantasy sports sites even though those sites aren’t technically regulated as online betting […]

Small device shows big promise for heart patients

[KARE 11, Oct. 16, 2018] Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans, but a new study on a tiny medical device is giving patients and their families hope. Almost 40 percent of the 6 million Americans with heart failure have some form of mitral regurgitation. The MitraClip device reduced deaths from heart failure by 40 […]

Allina Health, Free Bikes 4 Kidz collecting used bikes on Oct. 6

[KARE 11, Oct. 1, 2018] On Saturday, Oct. 6, Free Bikes 4 Kidz and Allina Health will be collecting donations of new and gently used bikes at 50 Allina Health locations across the Twin Cities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over the last 10 years, FB4K has given away 50,000 bikes to kids from […]

Alcohol responsible one in 20 deaths

[KARE 11, Sept. 28, 2018] Alcohol is responsible for over one in 20 of all deaths worldwide, according to the most recent edition of a World Health Organization (WHO) report that comes out every four years. According to the WHO data, approximately 7.2 percent of premature deaths worldwide are linked to alcohol, and as well […]

What is in a memory?

[KARE 11, Sept. 28, 2018] In the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, much of the issue revolved around memories. To better understand how memory works, KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry at United Hospital.

Alzheimer’s cases predicted to double by 2060

[KARE 11, Sept. 26, 2018] The federal Centers for Disease Control says the number of Alzheimer’s case will double by 2060. That has huge implications not only for the disease’s victims but their caregivers and families. Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry at United Hospital talked with KARE 11 News about the CDC predictions and […]

With flu season fast approaching, when should you get vaccinated?

[KARE 11, Sept. 18, 2018] Fall officially begins Saturday, September 22, meaning flu season is just around the corner and health officials are already urging people to prepare for what could be another nasty flu season. Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, talked with KARE-TV about the flu and what we […]

Safe driving and aging

[KARE 11, September 11, 2018] Caring for an aging parent can be stressful, challenging and complicated. Families struggle to make all kinds of medical and financial decisions — including whether their loved one is safe behind the wheel. Kathy Woods, Manager of the Driver Assessment and Training Program at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, talked […]

Back to school anxiety

[KMSP Fox 9, September 4, 2018] A new school year means new worries for students — and some are already struggling to cope with the stress. It’s normal for students to feel nervous about starting school, but if your child is unable to get into a routine and overcome that anxiety, it could become a […]