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FDA proposes changes to mammogram rules

[KARE 11, April 12, 2019] 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. The key to survival is early detection. For the first time in 20 years, the FDA is proposing changes to mammogram rules. The agency wants mammogram centers to notify women if they have dense breast tissue […]

Get ready for spring allergy season right around the corner

[KARE 11, April 12, 2019] Forget about that snow outside right now, spring allergy season is about to take hold. Allina Health allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar talked with KARE 11 News about what allergy activators are about to hit us and how to combat them.

“Chickenpox parties” vs vaccine: Doc says vaccine for sure

[KARE 11, April 10, 2019] “Chickenpox parties” recently made headlines after Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said he chose to expose his children to the highly contagious virus, instead of getting them vaccinated. The old and often controversial parties are regaining popularity among anti-vaccine parents. Dr. Frank Rhame, Allina Health infectious disease specialist, talked about the […]

Surprising case of esophageal cancer raises awareness of growing disease

[KMSP Fox 9, April 9, 2019] April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, and the deadly disease is rapidly on the rise. Allina Health is home to one of the leading medical teams fighting the cancer. Recently, they treated one of their youngest patients who came in with some slight indigestion – and discovered he had […]

Ban the Tan: There is no such thing as a healthy tan

[WCCO-TV, April 9, 2019] Unless it’s sprayed on, tanning is bad for you says Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Kevin Christensen. He told WCCO TV that sun damages our skin and the damage is cumulative.

Gift of Life celebration of organ donors and recipients

[KSTP-TV, April 4, 2019] Last year 15 critically ill people received a heart transplant at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Many more donated organs for transplant. The hospital’s annual Gift of Life event celebrated the lives and the donations with recipients and donor families.

Allina Health part of coalition backing Blue Line Extension

[CCX News, April 4, 2019] Allina Health is part of a coalition supporting the Blue Line Extension of the area light rail system. When completed it would provide needed additional access near the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Golden Valley campus. Coalition members were in Washington, D.C. last week to lobby for the project. Allina Health […]

Allina Health supports D Line Bus Rapid Transit plan

[KARE 11, April 3, 2019] Abbott Northwestern Hospital president Ann Madden Rice added Allina Health’s support for the proposed D Line bus rapid transit at a Metropolitan Council news conference with elected officials outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The D Line will run from Bloomington to Brooklyn Center, including on Chicago Avenue by Allina Commons in […]

More getting plastic surgery than ever before

[WCCO-TV, March 26, 2019] Almost 18 million people might look a little different today than they did a year ago, according to data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons on Monday. The organization composed of board-certified plastic surgeons reported seeing a rise in overall plastic surgery and nearly a quarter million more cosmetic […]

FDA approves new postpartum depression drug

[KARE 11, March 20, 2019] It is the first drug approved by the FDA specifically for postpartum depression. Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso, the medical director of psychiatry at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, says this new drug could be a game changer. She is also a psychiatrist who specializes in postpartum depression at Allina Health’s Mother Baby Center. […]