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Medical Robot Treats Esophageal Cancer

[KARE11, Jan. 13, 2011] Found too late, esophageal cancer is often deadly. Found early enough, it can be treated with surgery. At Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital, a surgical robot is being used for that surgery, one of the few place in the U.S. where that is happening. Watch the story below.

Expert help available 24/7 for stroke patients

[River Falls Journal, January 13, 2011] Stroke care experts at United Hospital in St. Paul will soon be accessible, 24-hours a day, to patients at River Falls Area Hospital via the Allina Telehealth Network. For patients experiencing a stroke, rapid access to therapy that can restore cerebral blood flow improves the likelihood of a successful outcome. […]

Diagnosing Esophageal Cancer

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 12, 2011] Would you know the warning signs of esophageal cancer?  They can sometimes mask themselves by something as simple as heartburn. KSTP’s Megan Newquist talked with Dr. Dean Gesme from Minnesota Oncology about this form of cancer.