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Good Question: How big is average now

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 9, 2015] When it comes to just how big an average sized American woman or man is, just what is average? That’s the Good Question posed to Allina Health’s Barb Brower, a nutrionist and dietician at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.

New technique has stroke patients on the mend

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 9, 2015] Cutting edge technology being used at Abbott Northwestern Hospital could change the treatment for stroke patients. Doctors use a machine with a catheter and suction to remove the stroke-causing blood clot, essentially like a miniature vacuum.. The recovery time can be much quicker than the traditional procedure of using medication to […]

Hospital tones down alarms to reduce fatigue, enhance safety

[Star Tribune, Feb. 9, 2015] After a night shift at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Todd Ostlund would go home and switch off his phone ringer and anything else mimicking the many, many alarms a nurse hears while on duty. And still, on many nights, he’d be roused from sleep by a “beep, beep, beep” in his […]