Sled hockey in the summer

[KSTP-TV, June 28, 2019] It might be warm outside but it was cool inside the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena where Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s adaptive sports program is co-sponsoring an event to introduce young athletes with disabilities to sled hockey. Sled hockey is an adaptation of ice hockey designed for players who […]

Zika virus expected to spread through the Americas

[KSTC 45TV, Jan. 25, 2016] With confirmed Zika virus infections in four states and 21 countries and territories coping with an outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issues a new warning. The WHO says the virus, spread by mosquitos and is linked to neurological issues in babies, will likely spread across the Americas. KSTP’s […]

Ebola warnings: Reason for concern, not fear

[KSTC-TV45, August 7, 2014] KSTP’s Chris Egert sat down with Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health Clinics, to talk about the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. Rhame talked about how the disease is transmitted, how the three countries most affected are coping, and information from the Centers for Disease Control.

Designer drugs linked to two Mankato deaths

[KSTC-TV, March 13, 2014] Mankato police say two deaths in the past week may be linked to designer drugs. Allina Health Mental Health psychiatrist Dr. Mark Willenbring talked with KSTC’s Megan Newquist about why designer drugs are so dangerous.

Study: Women with BRCA1 mutations should remove ovaries by 35

[KSTC-TV, Feb. 25, 2014] A new study finds that women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations who protectively had their ovaries removed reduced their risk of ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer by 80%, and their overall risk of death by 77%. Shari Baldinger, genetics counselor at Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, part of Allina Health, […]

Watch out for frostbite

[KSTP TV, Dec. 5, 2013] The first bitter cold of the season has hit the upper Midwest with below zero temperatures and wind chills in the -20s. United Hospital emergency department physician, Dr. Justin Pattee talked with KSTP’s Leah McLean about frostbite warning signs and precautions to prevent frostbite.

Thousands of kids get free bikes

[KSTP TV, Dec. 1, 2012] Thousands of kids in the metro received an early holiday gift – a new bike – thanks to Free Bikes 4 Kidz, Allina Health and thousands of volunteers. Free Bikes 4 Kidz held its fifth annual giveaway on Saturday. Five thousand children and young people were on the gift list […]

Free Bikes 4 Kidz collects bikes for needy families

[KSTP-TV, October 13, 2012] Allina Health is partnering again this year with Free Bikes 4 Kidz, a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. Free Bikes 4 Kidz executive director Terry Esau and Allina Health cardiologist Nick Burke talked with KSTP’s […]