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May is Stroke Awareness Month

[KARE 11, May 25, 2017] May is Stroke Awareness Month and a good time to be reminded of the symptoms. Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital stopped by the KARE 11 News at 4 to talk about symptoms, and what to do if someone is suffering a stroke.

Sunscreen dos and don’ts

[WCCO-TV, May 24, 2017] If you’re going to spend time at the pool or anywhere outside this summer, sunscreen is a must, but what is the best type to buy to protect your skin? A new Consumer Reports testing shows SPF shouldn’t be your only concern. And what some of us apply seasonally should be […]

Unity Emergency Department says thanks to first responders

[KSTP-TV, May 24, 2017] This is EMS Week and the staff from Mercy Hospital Unity Campus Emergency Department took time to say thanks with a barbeque to all the first responders who come to the hospital.

Beauty sleep might be a real thing, according to study

[WCCO Radio, May 22, 2017] A lack of sleep can make you significantly less attractive to others and reduce your social appeal, according to research by Swedish scientists. The study, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, found that acute sleep deprivation and looking tired will make you appear more ugly and perceived as […]

Medical procedure at Abbott Northwestern Hospital saves life of mom and baby

[KARE11-TV, May 22, 2017] At four months, Jaxon Dayton has good reason to be a smiley baby. He’s alive. Alive is no small feat after Jaxon’s mother, Danielle, was advised by her first doctor to terminate her pregnancy to save her own life.

Reducing stigma around mental health

[KARE 11, May 19, 2017] It’s something that so many of us struggle with, yet it can be extremely difficult to open up and talk about. According to Allina Health, it’s estimated that one in five adults struggle with some form of mental health condition, like anxiety or depression. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. […]

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Lacrosse gains traction at Courage Kenny in Golden Valley

[Sun Post, May 18, 2017] At Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, disabilities do not stop its clients from being active and having fun. This year, the organization introduced wheelchair lacrosse, the newest of its sports programs. “It’s passion and joy (to coach this sport),” said Barry Weintraub. Read the story at post.mnsun.com.

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Rare heart valve procedure at Abbott Northwestern saves mother and baby

[Star Tribune, May 18, 2017] Complications from a heart-valve defect left Danielle Dayton with a couple mortifying options when she became pregnant last year: Undergo open heart surgery, which could be fatal to her baby, or press on with pregnancy even though her heart probably couldn’t keep up. Fortunately, there was a third option, though […]

Allina psychologist weighs in on St. Olaf racist note hoax

[WCCO-TV, May 11, 2017] The St. Olaf College campus is still reeling from a reported racist note that turned out to be a hoax. An African-American female student reported finding a note on her car that was threatening and used a racial slur in late April. The note sparked protests on campus and a call […]

Allina Health EMS reports to Cambridge City Council

[Isanti-Chisago County Star, May 11, 2017] If for any reason, Cambridge area residents have the need to call upon emergency services, they have at their fingertips one Minnesota’s largest EMS operation in the state of Minnesota in Allina Health Services, which the Cambridge Medical Center is part of. And according to representatives of Allina, they […]