[KSTP-TV, November 24, 2015] It would be a challenge for many us. Climbing a huge wall isn’t easy, but imagine doing it with physical challenges. The Courage Kenny Sports and Recreation department has an adaptive climbing program that makes it possible. It takes place at the Midwest Climbing Academy in Minneapolis.
[KSTP-TV, November 20, 2015] St. Paul Public Schools is expanding eye exams for younger students. On Monday, the Otto Bremer Foundation announced a $250,000 challenge grant to pay for eye screenings in school. The goal of the See Saint Paul campaign is to raise $600,000 to increase the number of students who are tested. Phillips Eye Institute, part of Allina Health, is mentioned in this story.
[KSTP-TV, November 20, 2015] Cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence. So, what happens after you go through treatment and survive? The challenges don’t always end. Dr. Nancy Hutchison a physiatrist” with the Allina Health system specializes in post-cancer rehab. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS caught up with her in the Piper Breast Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
[MINNPOST, November 16, 2015] Kids who can’t see can’t learn. That’s an intuitive conviction for many educators — and a proven phenomenon for health experts like Phillips Eye Institute Foundation Executive Director Beverly Fritz.
“Sometimes if a child can’t see the whiteboard, they just act out and they get into trouble,” Fritz said. “With what we’ve experienced, when kids get glasses, they start to perform better at school, they behave better and their self-esteem improves.”
[Isanti County News, November 11, 2015] An innovative medical device is providing physicians with a safer way to treat brain aneurysms. The Pipeline embolization device is a braided wire mesh cylindrical device that is placed across the neck of an aneurysm, a blood-filled ballooning wall of a blood vessel.
This device saved a Cambridge woman from an aneurysm that may not have otherwise been treatable. Read the story at isanticountynews.com.
[KMSP-TV, November 8, 2015] For the first time, actor Robin Williams’ widow said Williams had been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. And that was likely the reason he committed suicide. Tacjana Friday, MD, neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KMSP-TV about the relatively common condition.
Michaela Tsai, MD, breast cancer researcher at Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
[Oncology Nurse Advisor, November 6] Most patients with invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) breast cancer could be treated with hormones alone and not with chemotherapy, according to a study published in Clinical Breast Cancer (2015; doi:10.1016/j.clbc.2015.08.001). This study analyzed the use of the Oncotype DX gene expression test to predict recurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma.