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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.

CDC warns about illness spread by some pet store puppies

[KARE 11, December 27, 2019] This Christmas some people had their hearts set on puppies and other pets. But if you gifted a dog there is a warning from the CDC. About 30 people across 13 states including Minnesota have been infected by the bacteria linked to petting puppies from pet stores.  Dr. Frank Rhame is […]

Christmas babies at United Hospital get special gift

[WCCO-TV, December 25, 2019] A newborn baby on Christmas Day is a pretty special gift, but at Allina Health’s United Hospital Mother Baby Center in St. Paul babies born on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve received a handmade stocking and elf cap made my a hospital volunteer who passed away at the age of 103. […]

What is prediabetes?

[WCCO-TV, December 22, 2019] There are 84 million people in the United States who are likely prediabetic and most of them don’t know it. Dr. Christopher Schoonover, an Allina Health endocrinologist and diabetes specialist talked with WCCO News about why people need to pay more attention to the term.

Can higher humidity ward off the flu bug?

[KARE 11, December 20, 2019] You may be safer from the flu in a humid room than in a dry one according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame about why that is.

Allina steps in to operate southern Minnesota clinic being closed by Mayo

Allina steps in to operate southern Minnesota clinic being closed by Mayo

[Pioneer Press, Dec. 12, 2019] Allina Health will step in to provide health care at Springfield’s clinic once Mayo Clinic Health System vacates the southwestern Minnesota site in March. The city of Springfield and Allina unveiled the new partnership Thursday. Mayo Clinic Health System, based in Rochester, announced plans to close its Springfield hospital and […]

Flu season looking like early peak this year

[KSTP-TV, December 12, 2019] Minnesota health officials say the state can expect an early peak flu season that may be especially tough on children. New numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health show influenza is spiking. Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, also said it’s not too late for the shot […]

What is Holiday Heart Syndrome?

[WCCO-TV, December 10, 2019] With cookies, parties, heavy foods and alcohol, this time of year can have a big impact on our bodies. Throw in stress and little sleep and it can become more than some hearts can handle. So, what is Holiday Heart? And, what signs should we watch out for during the holiday […]

Holiday Heart Syndrome — it’s real

[KARE 11, December 5, 2019] Some doctors say they see more heart attacks on Christmas Day than any other time of the year. Dr. Nick Burke, who specializes in interventional cardiology with Allina Health at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says holidays are stressful which can lead to what he calls “Holiday Heart Syndrome.” “It is […]

E-cig ads are temping youths to vape despite all the warnings

[WCCO-TV, November 30, 2019] It’s been decades since cigarette advertising was banned in the U.S., but ads for e-cigs have recently taken their place. Allina Health smoking cessation specialist Karina DiLuzio talked with WCCO News about the who advertising is aimed at and the risks vaping presents.