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Stuck at home takes a toll on mental health

[KARE 11, March 19, 2020] Social distancing, school and work places closing, spending more time at home are all creating new stress. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked to KARE 11 about how to manage those stresses.

Seniors particularly at risk from COVID-19

[KARE 11, March 13, 2020] Americans 60 and older, some living in retirement communities or long term care facilities, are among the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Emily Downing, a geriatric physician and leader of Allina Health’s Seniorcare program, talked with KARE 11 about why seniors are more at risk and how to […]

Allina Health psychologist offers tips to calm COVID-19 anxiety

[KARE 11, March 11, 2020] The number of confirmed cases in the U-S is now above 1,000. That growing number is making a lot of people nervous. So what can you do to deal with that anxiety? Psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel with Allina Health says worry is the thief of joy and a set up […]

KARE 11 viewers ask about COVID-19

[KARE 11, March 9, 2020] As the COVID-19 outbreak goes on, people continue to ask questions about how to protect themselves. United Hospital Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dr. Alison Peterson, answered some of those questions for KARE 11.

What to know about COVID-19

[KARE 11, March 7, 2020] With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Minnesota, what do you need to know about the virus? Helen Strike, President of Allina Health’s River Falls Area and Regina Hospitals, and leader of Allina Health’s COVID-19 response team talked with KARE 11 about those questions? Helen Strike answered additional questions […]

Telemedicine is growing

[KARE 11, Feb. 19, 2020] You’re sick. You don’t have time to go to the doctor, or maybe you don’t feel like going to the doctor. Now there’s an app for that. Telemedicine is a growing field. One study found a whopping 82% of millennials would rather use telemedicine than see a doctor in person. […]

What is love?

[KARE 11, February 14, 2020] Valentine’s Day is all about love. But what is love really? What happens in our brain to make us feel this emotion? Neurologist Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with KARE 11 about what love is, in our brain.

SAD is more than winter blues

[KARE 11, February 4, 2020] For many in Minnesota, winter can be tough because we don’t get a lot of sunlight and the cold keeps people indoors more than other seasons. While some people may just feel down temporarily, others suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Experts say as many as 20% of adults […]

FDA approves drug to combat peanut allergy

KARE 11, February 3, 2020] In a groundbreaking development in the fight against food allergies, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment for children with peanut allergies. Dr. Pramod Kelkar with Allina Health says the latest FDA approved drug adds an extra layer of protection for people with peanut allergies. “It will […]

Record cloudy January affects our mood

[KARE 11, Jan. 30, 2020]  If you’re missing the sun, you’re not alone. This has been the gloomiest January on record for the Twin Cities. Records began at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus Climate Observatory in 1963.  “Scientifically, we know that sunlight is important for mind, body, health. So when we don’t get sun, it certainly […]