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Flu season deaths in Minnesota double in a week as illness kills 8 more people

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 9, 2020] In a week, Minnesota has seen the number of people who died from the flu this season double, as the Department of Health has reported eight more deaths. Health officials say the median age of death is 80 and none of the deaths have been children at this time. […]

American Cancer Society finds biggest one-year drop in U.S. cancer death rate

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Jan. 8, 2020] Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, 2.2 percent. And since 1992, the cancer death rate has dropped 29 percent. Fox 9 News talked with Allina Health chief medical officer Dr. Timothy Sielaff about the reasons behind the good news.

Do people rely too much on their fitness trackers

[KMSP Fox 9, Dec. 30, 2019] Do you have a fitness tracker on your wrist? How do you use it? Allina Health clinical exercise physical therapist Gail Ericson at the LiveWell Fitness Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with Fox 9 News about how to make the most of your fitness tracker.

Rollin’ Twins win 2019 Wheelchair Softball World Series

[KMSP Fox 9, Oct. 7, 2019] The Minnesota Twins postseason dreams may have been dashed but their wheelchair softball namesakes, the Rollin’ Twins were successful this year. The Rollin’ Twins are organized by the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Team members talked to Fox 9 News about what playing their sport makes it special.

October 5 is Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike donation day

[KMSP Fox 9, Oct. 5, 2019] Allina Health is teaming up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz for the ninth year running to collected gently used bikes to be cleaned and refurbished and then given to kids who couldn’t otherwise afford one. Allina Health’s Ellie Zuehlke and Free Bikes 4 Kidz’ Tia Martinson talked with Fox […]

Wife’s quick action helps prevent long-term effects after Blaine city councilman’s stroke

[KMSP Fox 9, Sept. 21, 2019] A long-time Blaine city council member suddenly lost feeling in part of his body and couldn’t speak. While time wasn’t on his side, his wife was, and now the couple is sharing their story about surviving a stroke without any side effects. Dick Swanson credits his wife, first responders and […]

Move to ban flavored vaping products

[KMSP Fox 9. September 11, 2019] Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced his administration is looking into banning most flavored e-cigs, which could have a massive impact on the multibillion dollar industry. The push comes in light of the lung injury cases nationwide, many which have impacted teens. “There’s Skittles-flavored vaping, there’s gummy bear-flavored vaping – […]

More deaths linked to vaping

[KMSP Fox 9, September 6, 2019] After a fifth death has been linked to vaping, the CDC is now urging people to avoid using e-cigarettes amid the outbreak. Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic medical director and pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm talked with Fox 9 about the outbreak, the CDC warnings and what’s causing […]

Taking care of your feet at the State Fair

[KMSP Fox 9, August 27, 2019] Spending a day at the fair means a lot of time on your feet and walking around. So, how do you take care of feet to make sure your fair time is fun time? Allina Health podiatrist Dr. Shelby Hyllengren talked to Fox 9 News at the fair about […]

Quick response by first responders saves airport heart attack victim

[KMSP Fox 9, August 26, 2019] When a passenger keeled over with a sudden cardiac arrest at MSP International Airport recently, fast action by first responders and the use of sophisticated new equipment saved his life. Allina Health EMS medical director Dr. Charles Lick explained it was speed and teamwork that saved the man’s life.