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Change to Chill at the U of M YMCA

[KSTP-TV, Oct, 29, 2019] Change to Chill, Allina Health’s program to help teens manage stress in their life, is now at the University of Minnesota’s YMCA. The U YMCA is using Change to Chill techniques to help U students cope with college life.

Play for Patrick provides free heart screenings to teenagers and young adults

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 26, 2019] Next month marks five years since a 14-year-old hockey player collapsed on the ice in Brainerd and died. Patrick Schoonover was competing in the Blue Ox Hockey Bantam AA Tournament. Patrick had scored the first goal of the game before he collapsed. “He had two undetected conditions with his heart, and […]

Preparing for flu season

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Health officials are urging the public to be prepared for this year’s flu season. Allina Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Frank Rhame joined KSTP News to share some tips. Rhame says it’s time to get your flu vaccine right now, before the peak flu season hits. Dr. Rhame also discussed the […]

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 […]

Donate that bike collecting dust in your garage

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 4, 2019] For the ninth year in a row Allina Health is partnering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collect donated bike. They’ll be refurbished and cleaned and then given to kids from families that otherwise couldn’t afford a bike. Allina Health’s Sarah Leathers and Free Bikes 4 Kidz Tia Martinson talked with […]

CDC worried about potentially severe flu season

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 24, 2019] A little pain now might save you a lot of pain later. The CDC is pushing for flu shots earlier this year compared to others in hopes of driving up vaccination numbers. Dr. Frank Rhame with Allina Health says timing can be tricky since flu season can often last through April. […]

Allina Health real-time prescription drug pricing tool helps save patients money

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 13, 2019] A real-time prescription pricing tool embedded in patients’ electronic health record is showing patients right in the doctor’s office how much they will pay for a prescription based on their specific insurance coverage and their pharmacy. 600 Allina Health family doctors are currently using the tool, like Gary Konkol. “It’s a […]

Allina Health paramedic works magic in the back of his ambulance

[KSTP-TV, August 28, 2019] Allina Health Paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz runs on emergencies all over the north metro. And, in many cases, the most potent medicine might be in a little black bag he carries. “I have lots of decks of cards, coins, balls,” Mazurkiewicz said. A professional paramedic and an amateur magician, Mazurkiewicz finds a way […]

How to eat healthy at the state fair

[KSTP-TV, August 25, 2019] For most, heading to the Minnesota State Fair means taking on good amount of extra calories from fried foods and sweets.  But Amy Pleimling, a registered dietitian with Allina Health, says that doesn’t always need to be the case.

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 […]