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Are blue light lenses worth the cost?

[WCCO-TV, August 12, 2019] Blue light glasses have become increasingly popular for its promise to filter out the blue light that comes from electronic devices. Consumers who buy the special glasses typically see the light itself as harmful, although research indicates the amount of time spent looking at screens, rather than the light itself, may […]

Do video games trigger violent crimes?

[WCCO-TV, August 5, 2019] In the wake of this weekend’s massacres, video games have again become a frequent target for politicians. It’s a discussion that’s been going on for decades. During the mid-90s, lawmakers from both parties held hearings about violent video games and their potential effect on children. After the 1999 Columbine shootings, Republicans […]

‘No-Wake Zone’ now part of hospital’s care plan

[WCCO-TV, August 5, 2019] Hospital stays are nothing new for Brad Brewer. He’s been plagued with back pain for years. “We’ve been told all our lives you get sick, you get rest. You come to a hospital and try to rest, but every 15 minutes they’re taking blood pressures, poking you,” Brewer explained from his […]

Courage Kenny gives gift of golf back to those with disabilities

[WCCO-TV, July 27, 2019] One in seven Americans has a disability. But whether they have it at birth or it occurs later in life doesn’t mean they have to give up their love of playing sports. A program right here in the Twin Cities is making sure of that. Five years ago, Craig Brewster, a […]

Staying safe amid the heat advisory

[WCCO-TV, July 14, 2019] With the heat advisory in effect, doctors want people to plan ahead. They share the symptoms to look for when it comes to heat exhaustion and how to keep your family safe. “We’ve seen an increase in heat related illness,” said Allina Health emergency physician Dr. Tom Horejsi at Abbott Northwestern […]

Picking a safe sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, June 1, 2019] As summer gets underway, we should be thinking about sunscreen, but picking the right one can be tricky. A recent study found several sunscreen ingredients were found in the bloodstream after just one day of use. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO News about what is safe for […]

Picking the right sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, May 20, 2019] Navigating the sunscreen aisle can be tricky. A recent study found several ingredients found in most sunscreens were also found in the bloodstream after just one day of use! So how do we know what’s safe for our skin? Dr. Elizabeth Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health talked with WCCO about […]

Knowing the symptoms: Women and heart disease

[WCCO-TV, May 14, 2019] Many women are missing the symptoms of a heart attack, which is one of the reasons why heart disease is the number one killer of American women. Dr. Elizabeth Grey, a preventative cardiologist with Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with WCCO News about those symptoms and why younger and younger […]

Strokes striking younger individuals

[WCCO-TV, May 11, 2019] May is Stroke Awareness Month and new statistics show strokes are striking younger and younger individuals. Neurologist Dr. Ron Tarrel of the Noran Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO News about why that’s happening and how to recognize a stroke when it happens.

Melanoma Monday promotes skin cancer awareness

[WCCO-TV, May 6, 2019] As it has for the past six years, Allina Health offered free skin cancer screenings on Melanoma Monday, the first Monday of every May. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat told WCCO-TV News that caught early, skin cancer is easily curable, but left untreated it can be deadly.