Archives for October 2013

[WCCO-TV, October 30, 2013]   Why does it seem we only get the flu in cold weather months? That's the Good Question that WCCO's Heather Brown put to Dr. Frank Rhame , an Allina Medical Clinic infectious disease specialist.
October 31, 2013
[KSTP TV, October 28, 2013]   The Minnesota Department of Health has announced new immunization rules that take effect September 2014, requiring Hepatitis A & B vaccines for children in child care facilities and early childhood programs. KSTP News talked with Allina Medical Clinic - Ramsey pediatrician, Dr. Eric Barth , about these new rules.
October 28, 2013
[KSTP TV, October 28, 2013]   As more and younger kids master digital devices like tablets, laptops and smartphones, concern is growing about how that affects them. Allina Medical Clinic - Coon Rapids pediatrician, Dr. Jennifer Keis , talked with KSTP News about new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which has updated its recommendations to parents, listing "media rules" for the home.
October 28, 2013
[KMSP Fox 9 News, October 22, 2013]   Sue Johnson thought she had the flu 8 months ago. Like many people, she decided to ride it out at home—especially since influenza is so contagious that's what a doctor would encourage.
October 22, 2013
[Star Tribune, October 21, 2013]   Twin Cities area hospitals have cut their use of donated blood by thousands of units over the last five years, abandoning long-held but thinly researched criteria about which patients need transfusions after surgery and those who do not. Allina Health estimates its 12 hospitals have used 14,000 fewer units of blood since January 2010, when it adopted research-based standards that reduced the number of anemic patients who received transfusions after surgery, and the amount of blood given per ­transfusion.
October 22, 2013
[KEYC-TV, October 15, 2013]   The New Ulm Medical Center is encouraging their patients to access their medical records via the Allina Health system's electronic medical records known as MyChart . The charts allow patients to access their medical records online, a service doctors say will cut down on hospital visits.
October 15, 2013
[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, October 15, 2013]   Allina Health and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will expand their Mother Baby Center birth-center concept with a 50,000-square-foot addition to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. The building will connect to Mercy Hospital operating rooms via skyway.
October 15, 2013
[WCCO-TV, October 12, 2013]   A huge effort to collect used bikes for kids in need took place throughout the metro Saturday. Free Bikes 4 Kidz held its collection event at more than 50 Allina clinics and hospitals.
October 12, 2013
[WCCO-TV, October 12, 2013]   Once again Allina Health is teaming up with “ Free Bikes 4 Kidz ” to collect donated bikes for kids in need on Saturday, October 12. Terry Esau, with Free Bikes 4 Kidz , and Dr. David Casement with Allina Medical Clinic talked with WCCO TV about the big collection day.
October 12, 2013
[WCCO & KMSP Fox 9, October 11, 2013]   For the third year in a row Allina Health is teaming up with “ Free Bikes 4 Kidz ” to collect donated bikes for kids in need on Saturday, October 12. Terry Esau with Free Bikes for Kidz and Dr. David Casement with Allina Medical Clinic talked with WCCO's Kate Raddatz about the donation process and where to bring your bikes.
October 11, 2013