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Keeping your mind busy is good for you

[KMSP Fox 9, July 29, 2016] We know exercising your body is good for you, but how about your brain. Dr. Ron Tarrel, a neurologist who practices at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with Fox 9 about why keeping your mind active is good for you, too.

Busting breast cancer myths

[KMSP Fox 9, July 25, 2016] Do antiperspirants cause breast cancer? Do underwire bras cause breast cancer? Do smaller chested women have a lower risk of breast cancer? There’s so much information about breast cancer, its prevention and causes, it can be hard to decipher truth from fiction. Dr. Lisa Schneider, from Allina’s Piper Breast […]

Silence is golden . . . for our bodies

[KMSP Fox 9, July 22, 2016] Researchers are finding that silence is good for our brain. It can actually cause new brain cells to grow and make our brains more efficient. Dr. Jesse Corry, a neurologist with the John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty Clinic at United Hospital in St. Paul, talked with Fox 9 about how […]

Saved from the brink of death

[Sun Thisweek, July 21, 2016] One year to the day after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest while teaching a dance class, Tona Dove was able to thank the first responders and Allina Health EMS crew that saved her life. Read the full story online at sunthisweek.com.

What you should know about sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, July 20, 2016] Surveys show most of us don’t know much about the sunscreen our doctors say we should use when ever we go out in the sun. Allina Health Clinic dermatologist, Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked to WCCO-TV to lay out the basics about what we should all know about sunscreen.

No Boundaries Camp shows kids there are no limits

[Sun Sailor, July 20, 2016] For the third summer, Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute staged the No Boundaries Camp for handicapped youngsters. Kids ages 6-12 with physical disabilities were introduced to several sports at the camp. Campers had the chance to try out wheelchair basketball and softball on Friday and tennis, track and field, […]

Courage Kenny makes scuba diving possible for those who couldn’t before

[12 News, July 13, 2016] A splash of hope is being delivered to people with disabilities. Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is offering adaptive scuba diving to it’s clients for the first time.

Reducing the risk of having a low birth weight baby

Reducing the risk of having a low birth weight baby

[US News, July 7, 2016] While improvements in medical technology are making it possible for smaller babies to survive, new research finds that low birth weight raises a child’s risk of death not just at birth, but later in life as well. What’s more, says Dr. Matthew Loichinger, perinatalogist at The Mother Baby Center at […]

Health Check: Parents use playground for personal gym

[Twelve News, July 5, 2016] “Yeah, we’re avid park goers,” said Abbie Johnson, a mother of four. Johnson takes her children to the park partially so they can burn off energy, but also out of necessity. “A playground like this is a great one,” said Steve Moore, an exercise physiologist from WestHealth in Plymouth. “Great location we’re […]

Coloring books — for adults!

[WCCO-TV, July 5, 2016] Sales of coloring books for adults are soaring, and for good reason. Kristin Brown, an occupational therapist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with WCCO-TV about the benefits of coloring for adults.