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Hospitals expanding translation programs

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Aug. 27, 2010] Twin Cities health providers are turning to remote video language interpreting as a way to better meet the needs of a growing number of immigrant patients. “Typically, when we have a scheduled patient arrival, there will be an in-person interpreter. But with the [emergency department], it could be […]

The debate over heart screening for athletes

[WHYY Radio, August 27, 2010] The death of a standout Philadelphia high school basketball player has renewed the debate about how to detect heart trouble in competitive athletes. In an interview about this issue, a pediatric cardiologist cites Barry Maron, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Maron leads a national registry that tracks […]

Summer Allergies

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Aug. 25, 2010] Allergy sufferers are looking for any kind of relief they can get as they are getting hit hard by an early fall allergy season. Allina Medical Clinic Allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar explains the cause and cautions about treatment options. Watch the story below and see more at myfoxtwincities.com.

Cancer drugs to defeat HIV?

[Ster Tribune, Aug. 24, 2010] University of Minnesota researchers say they have found a potential new treatment for HIV, using a mixture of two anti-cancer drugs that are already on the market. Researcher Louis Mansky said the two-drug combination killed off the HIV cells quickly, sometimes in a matter of hours, in the lab experiments. […]

All In A Day’s Work: Laurie Aguirre, a Health Unit Coordinator at United Hospital

[Star Tribune, August 18, 2010] Laurie Aguirre, a Health Unit Coordinator at United Hospital in St. Paul, talks about her work. Read the interview online at startribune.com.

All In A Day's Work: Laurie Aguirre, a Health Unit Coordinator at United Hospital

[Star Tribune, August 18, 2010] Laurie Aguirre, a Health Unit Coordinator at United Hospital in St. Paul, talks about her work. Read the interview online at startribune.com.

Keeping a Healthy Diet at School

[KSTP-TV, August 18, 2010] With your kids heading back to school, do you know what they are eating when they are not at home? KSTP’s Megan Newquist chatted with Dr. Melissa Reinhardt from the Allina Medical Clinic in Farmington about some healthy food options for your kids at school. Watch the interview below or at […]

Allina’s ‘Power by the Hour’ program promotes healthy kids

[KARE11, August 17, 2010] A Minnesota-based program that aims to improve child and family health is getting national attention for its effectiveness. Johns Hopkins Hospital is among the organizations that have recognized the Allina Hospitals & Clinics’ Power by the Hour program as a promising way to promote a healthy lifestyle. “The goal was to […]

Allina's 'Power by the Hour' program promotes healthy kids

[KARE11, August 17, 2010] A Minnesota-based program that aims to improve child and family health is getting national attention for its effectiveness. Johns Hopkins Hospital is among the organizations that have recognized the Allina Hospitals & Clinics’ Power by the Hour program as a promising way to promote a healthy lifestyle. “The goal was to […]

The life of this party is a CPR dummy named Annie

[Star Tribune, August 17, 2010] Combine the socializing of a Tupperware party with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and you’ve got a “save-a-life” party. Save-a-life parties are designed to teach people to react quickly in emergencies, and, in particular, how to use CPR. Save-a-life parties are more relaxed than CPR certification courses, which go for four […]