Allina Health Newsroom

This is where we share helpful health information, news about our hospitals and clinics and media reports that feature Allina Health team members as subject matter experts.

Rain provides relief for allergy sufferers

[WCCO-TV News, April 16, 2024] Parts of Minnesota saw some impressive rain totals during the third week of April, which included the 16th and 17th. For allergy sufferers, the rain provided some much-needed relief from spring pollen. However, Allina Health allergist Pramod Kelkar, MD is warning people with allergies to avoid being lulled into a false sense of security. He spoke to WCCO-TV about the return of the pollen.

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[WCCO Radio, February 04, 2024]   Pramod Kelkar, MD is an allergist with Allina Health. He joined Susie Jones on WCCO Radio to discuss all things allergies.
February 04, 2024
[Stillwater Gazette, February 02, 2024]   The Stillwater Gazette interviewed Jim Svoboda, an Allina Health employee who collapsed on the job when he went into cardiac arrest at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - St. Croix - Stillwater in October. His coworkers immediately began working to save his life.
February 02, 2024
[KMSP Fox 9 News, January 25, 2024]   A member of Allina Health’s maintenance and operation’s team went into cardiac arrest on the job. Because of the quick action of his coworkers, he is alive today.
January 25, 2024
[MPR News, January 24, 2024]   Spiritual care is such a critical part of the exceptional care we deliver at Allina Health. Rev. Michael Le Buhn, who manages spiritual care at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, joined an MPR News conversation about chaplaincy and its evolving role in society.
January 24, 2024
[WCCO-TV News, January 23, 2024]   As cold plunges become more popular, there are more conversations about possible health benefits. Allina health cardiologist Mario Goessl, MD, PhD joined WCCO-TV News to discuss this topic.
January 23, 2024
[WCCO Radio, January 21, 2024]   Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. As people work to improve their heart health, many questions arise. Dr. Mosi Bennett joined WCCO Radio to help answer some of those questions.
January 21, 2024
[Allina Health Newsroom, January 19, 2024]   In the middle of a war filled with airstrikes, explosions and bloodshed, two Allina Health employees traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine with one mission: to help improve care for people who have lost their limbs in the war.
January 19, 2024
[WDIO-TV, January 19, 2024]   Bohdi, an Allina Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS) therapy dog, attended the 43rd annual Arrowhead EMS Association’s Conference at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in January.
January 19, 2024
[WCCO Radio, January 18, 2024]   When Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic died after suffering a heart attack at a team dinner in Utah, many people were shocked. Dr. Michael Miedema of Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute discusses heart attacks in people under 50, risk factors and how to check on your heart health.
January 18, 2024
[Star Tribune, January 18, 2024]   The Star Tribune visited United Hospital as part of a story about the overcrowding of emergency rooms in hospitals across the Twin Cities metro area.
January 18, 2024