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Running is good for your knees, too

[KARE 11, Jan. 28, 2017] Conventional has held that while running may be good for your heart, it can be tough on your knees. New research is upending that belief. Sports and Orthopaedic Specialist’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Greg Folsom talked with KARE 11 News about the new research.

Allina’s Change to Chill helps Shakopee High students cope with stress

[Shakopee Valley News, Jan. 28, 2017] During homeroom, Jennie Diep-Nguyen, 16, said she would normally be on her phone or catching up on homework. Either way, she would be stressed. Instead, Diep-Nguyen spent a recent Friday homeroom before lunch laughing with two friends and pouring gold glitter into a small bottle of water. The three […]

When paramedics and EMTs are attacked by their patients

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 26, 2017] An attack on two EMS workers by a patient this week has highlighted the under-reported incidence of violence against paramedics and EMTs according the Allina Health EMS manager for quality, safety and risk, Scott Tomek.

Amputee is back in the water with new prosthetic leg

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 25, 2017] A scuba diver before a work accident cost him a leg 17 years ago, a man is back in the water and swimming again at a Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute pool. KMSP Fox 9 talked with this remarkable man with a remarkable new prosthetic leg.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-place winning team — Allina Health

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-place winning team — Allina Health

[Healthcare Informatics, Jan, 25, 2017] What does it look like to leverage data and IT at a very deep level and help to rework core clinical processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs? The leaders at Allina Health know, because they’re doing it. And they’re doing it particularly intensively […]

Gov. Dayton’s prostate cancer outlook good says United Hospital urologist

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 24, 2017] A day after collapsing during a speech, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer. United Hospital urological surgeon, Dr. Peter Sershon, says that since it’s been caught early, his prospects for beating this cancer are good. Dr. Sershon was also interviewed by KARE 11, WCCO-TV […]

Cold and flu season starting up in Twin Cities

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 23, 2017] The winter cough and cold bugs are circulating right now in the Twin Cities, but so far, the flu number have remained fairly low. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease physician Dr. Frank Rhame talked with Fox 9 News about how things are progressing this season.

River Falls Area Hospital’s SEARCH program highlighted by Wisconsin governor

[River Falls Journal, Jan. 22, 2017] Gov. Scott Walker highlighted Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital’s Project SEARCH program and a local graduate in his state-of-the-state address last week. Project SEARCH is a nine-month program designed to provide real-life work experience to help individuals with disabilities gain skills needed to enter the workforce. Allina Health […]

104-year-old woman awake during heart surgery

[KARE 11, Jan. 17, 2017] A recent medical breakthrough is helping heart surgery patients get back on their feet faster. Doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital are keeping patients wide awake during surgery to have a heart valve replaced. On Tuesday, a 104-year-old patient doctors describe as a “special lady” underwent a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, […]

Why you shouldn’t use cotton swabs to clean your ears

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 17, 2017] Doctors are reminding us to put down the Q-tips and leave our earwax alone. In fact, there are new guidelines on how to deal with the annoying build up. Dr. Rex Haberman, an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist with Allina Health Clinics talked with KMSP Fox 9 News about […]