Allie Shah

Allie Shah

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-4488
Allie Shah writes about healthy living and wellness issues.

Recent content from Allie Shah

Cancer patients abandoning their beds and hitting the gym

A growing body of evidence supports the idea that sweating is better than resting after cancer. The workouts both restore energy drained from cancer treatments and, in some cases, help prevent the disease’s return.

Updated: June 10, 2013, - 11:19 PM

Summer reruns: Twin Cities named 'fittest city' in U.S.

The Minneapolis area, home of the juicy lucy, has once again triumphed over other metro areas — ranking first in the annual American College of Sports Medicine’s fit cities list.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 12:41 PM

Pollen count apps for smartphones are nothing to sneeze at

These smartphone apps are beginning to change the way some people manage their seasonal allergies, which afflict up to 25 percent of the population.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 02:12 PM

Jolie's bold move sparks discussion of the C-word

The Hollywood icon’s disclosure about her cancer worries fuels discussion, but raises concerns about overestimating the risks.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 02:04 PM

Mayo Clinic study finds explanation for postmenopausal belly fat

A groundbreaking study, co-authored by the Mayo Clinic, has determined why fat storage shifts from a woman's hips and thighs to the abdomen after menopause: Proteins, revved up by the estrogen drop, cause fat cells to store more fat.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 10:47 AM

Pakistan: A Star Tribune reporter's journey

Allie Shah: Though my visit was professional, the experience was also deeply personal. I longed to reconnect with the land my parents left in the late 1960s to pursue the American dream.

Updated: April 27, 2013, - 07:01 PM

'Mother Teresa of Somalia' inspires Minnesota community

A doctor some call the “Mother Teresa of Somalia” is inspiring Minnesota Somalis to help their homeland.

Updated: April 27, 2013, - 07:04 AM

HCMC offers moms a safety net for when it isn't just 'baby blues'

Hennepin County Medical Center’s Mother-Baby Program, which opens Monday, will help moms with postpartum depression focuses on building bonds and community.

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 08:59 AM

Data on diet, exercise and more help push for optimum health

Jared Sieling of Maple Grove is part of a rapidly growing “quantified self” movement — the practice of collecting data on everything from diet to blood sugar to sleep patterns and mood levels to optimize the body’s inner workings for optimum health.

Updated: April 14, 2013, - 06:12 AM

Young undocumented dreamers find doors opening in Minnesota

Aided by political winds blowing in their favor, hundreds of young undocumented immigrants in Minnesota embrace newfound freedoms.

Updated: March 31, 2013, - 09:46 PM

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