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CBS Health Watch: Dementia

[WCCO-TV, February 25, 2017] Dementia is in the news this week, because 56-year-old actor David Cassidy revealed his diagnosis. Dr. Richard Golden with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital talks about dementia and who is at risk.

Mindful Moms program helps pregnant women struggling with anxiety

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 23, 2017] We hear a lot about postpartum depression, but we hear far less about moms-to-be battling their anxieties while still pregnant? A new support group from Allina Health aims to provide moms some guidance and a holistic approach to deal with the stress.

New guidelines to avoid peanut allergy

[KARE 11, Feb. 23, 2017] New health guidelines are putting peanuts back on the menu for many children, especially those at high risk of developing peanut allergies. Allina Health allergist, Dr. Allan Stillerman, talked with KARE 11 News about which children could benefit from this and what it could mean for preventing allergies in the […]

Recognizing dementia

[WCCO-AM, February 23, 2017] Actor David Cassidy recently announced he is retiring because he has dementia. Richard Golden, MD, neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, was interviewed about dementia warning signs, prevention and treatment.

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God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit: Minnesota hospital chaplains adapt to diversity

[Star Tribune, February 18, 2017] The Rev. Verlyn Hemmen remembers the days when a hospital chaplain wore a clerical collar, carried a Bible and visited the bedsides of Minnesotans who were overwhelmingly Catholic and Lutheran. Today roughly a third of patients are something else, estimates Hemmen, who oversees spiritual care at Twin Cities Allina Hospitals. […]

New type of heart attack striking younger women

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 11, 2017] There is a certain type of heart attack that is striking a growing number of women in their late 30s and 40s. It’s called SCAD — spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist, Dr. Elizabeth Grey, talked with WCCO News about this situation.

How much exercise do you need?

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 11, 2017] How much exercise is enough? Dr. Anthony Anderson, an orthopedic surgeon with Allina’s Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, says some is better than none. But he also talked with WCCO Radio about the dangers of too much exercise.

Gov. Dayton’s surgery shines spotlight on prostate cancer

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 11, 2017] Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has announced he will have surgery to treat his case of prostate cancer. United Hospital urologist and prostate cancer specialist, Dr. Peter Sershon, talk with WCCO Radio about prostate cancer and how it can be treated and managed.

Health risks of too much sugar

[KARE 11, Feb. 11, 2017] Despite warnings, we are still a “sugar nation.” In fact according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics two out of three kids in the U.S. drink at least one sugary beverage a day — and roughly one in three […]

How coughing and sneezing spreads germs

[KARE 11, Feb. 10, 2017] If someone reminds you to cover your cough or sneeze, there’s a good reason for that as new work from M.I.T. show. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with KARE 11 News about how coughs and sneezes work.