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Going To The Doctor Via E-Mail

[Fox 12 News, Mankato, Minn.] In order to get advice or a diagnosis on a minor medical condition, people are used to making an appointment and going to see their doctor. Now at New Ulm Medical Center, patients can take advantage of new, convenient services that allow them to check their symptoms and communicate with […]

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation study in Circulation: Protocols slash delays, improve mortality for aortic dissection

[CardiovascularBusiness, July 26, 2010] In-hospital mortality rates for patients diagnosed with aortic dissection are high at 26 percent, according to a study published in this month’s Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Implementing quality improvement protocols and a multidisciplinary approach to treat this condition can result in a 43 percent reduction in mortality and improve delays […]

Man Rescued from Lake Nokomis

[KMSP-TV Fox 9, July 26, 2010] A man was rescued from Lake Nokomis on Monday. Brett Wildly was headed fishing when authorities say a 19-year-old man was hanging out with three friends mad decided to cool off and hop in from the dock. He  jumped in but didn’t come up. Friends say it felt like […]

Allina doctor sacrifices his hair for exercise

[Coon Rapids Herald, July 21, 2010] Dr. Stephen Remole parted with his signature locks Monday in the name of exercise. In a matter of minutes, Remole’s gray locks were piled on the grass of the park behind Mercy Hospital and electrophysiologist was rubbing his hands along his hair-free head. Remole’s new hairdo is the result […]

Making Tea From Plants Grown in the Backyard

[New York Times, posted July 26, 2010] Common sense will go far. Plants should be presumed dangerous for consumption unless proved otherwise. “Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s safe,” said Dr. Gregory Plotnikoff, 49, a medical researcher and a physician at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in Minneapolis. Dr. Plotnikoff has […]

Kidney transplant chain helps 5 patients

[KARE-TV, July 23, 2010] One kidney donation, 10 surgeries and five healthier people. That was the result when an anonymous donor gave a kidney, starting a chain that helped five patients get transplants. In this case, the donor at Fairview helped someone in Fargo, whose partner helped someone at Abbott Northwestern, who in turn helped […]

Allina’s Buffalo birthing center has the latest amenities

[Star Tribune, July 23, 2010] Starting in August, new mothers will have a chance to multi-task in style in Buffalo, Minn. The local hospital is unveiling its new birth center, where every patient room will be equipped with an iPod docking station, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, a soaking tub, rocking chair and refrigerator […]

Allina's Buffalo birthing center has the latest amenities

[Star Tribune, July 23, 2010] Starting in August, new mothers will have a chance to multi-task in style in Buffalo, Minn. The local hospital is unveiling its new birth center, where every patient room will be equipped with an iPod docking station, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, a soaking tub, rocking chair and refrigerator […]

An altruistic donor in Minneapolis triggers a series of five transplants in two states

[Pioneer Press, July 23, 2010] Hospitals in the Twin Cities and Fargo, N.D., reported Thursday an unusual series of five kidney transplant surgeries that shows just how far doctors are going to stretch the limited supply of organ donors. The so-called “kidney chain” got started this month with an altruistic donor in Minneapolis who donated […]

Kidney chain results in five transplants

[Star Tribune, July 22, 2010] An anonymous kidney donor last week launched a chain of 10 surgeries and five transplants at three hospitals in Minnesota and North Dakota. Though such exchanges have occurred in other states, this is the first time that such a complex kidney swap took place in Minnesota, long a leader in […]