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Allina Health expert warns about quitting ‘cold turkey’

[KARE 11, July 29, 2017] The death of “True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis earlier this month is shining a spotlight on the dangers of quitting “cold turkey.” Ellis died from heart failure caused by alcohol withdrawal. His family says Ellis battled drug and alcohol addictions for years and recently decided to quit on his own. […]

Why brain games may be a bust

[KARE 11, July 28, 2017] They may be fun, but researchers say certain brain-training games are a bust when it comes to boosting our decision-making skills. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals they’re no better than the average video game. Dr.Jesse Corry, a neurologist at United Hospital’s John Nasseff […]

Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health, is a camp sponsor. Photo by ABC Newspapers.

Lots of life lessons learned at Coon Rapids Safety Camp

[ABC Newspapers, July 28, 2017] Members of the Coon Rapids police and fire departments, Allina Health, U.S. Air Force hosted the Coon Rapids Safety Camp on July 18 and 19 near the Coon Rapids Ice Arena. The camp has been held for over 20 years. The program’s mission is to promote awareness and importance about […]

Study: You can buy happiness … if you spend it to save time

[KARE 11, July 27, 2017] Can money really buy happiness? Some of us were raised under the impression it can’t, but researchers who surveyed more than 6,000 people in four countries say otherwise. The catch? You have to spend money on saving time, like chores. The survey was reportedly done in the U.S., Canada, Denmark […]

Dealing with tantrums

[WCCO-TV, July 25, 2017] Kids and tantrums — it seems like there’s no way to avoid them with young children. Why do they happen and what are the best ways yo deal with them? That’s the Good Question WCCO-TV put to Allina Health child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Meghan Miller.

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District One’s new Emergency Department twice as big, efficient as old one

[Faribault Daily News, July 25, 2017] If District One Hospital’s Emergency Department employees are excited about the increased efficiency of their brand new facility, it’s probably because they helped design it. With a price tag of $13.5 million, the new Emergency Department boasts 16 beds and 20,000 square feet to handle the average 15,000 ED […]

The truth about probiotics

[WCCO-TV, July 24, 2017] It’s no secret that probiotics are popular. But, with more and more foods and supplements to choose from, it’s becoming harder to know which products are actually getting to our gut. Dr. Bob Ganz, Minnesota Gastroenterology and Allina Health, talks about picking a probiotic to add to your diet.

Using polio virus to fight brain tumors

[WCCO Radio, July 24, 2017] Groundbreaking research using a polio virus for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma brain cancer is getting fast track approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. John Trusheim, a neuro-oncologist with Allina’s Givens Brain Tumor Center talked with WCCO Radio about what this research could mean.

McCain cancer shines light of promising research

[KMSP Fox 9, July 23, 2017] News that Sen. John McCain has an aggressive form of a cancerous brain tumor is focusing attention on promising research using a polio virus to fight those tumors. Dr. John Trusheim, a neuro-oncologist with Allina’s Givens Brain Tumor Center talked with Fox 9 News about what this research could […]

Why expecting moms count kicks

[KSTP-TV, July 23, 2017] Many expectant parents are turning to apps to help them get through the pregnancy and track the movements of their babies before their born. In fact, an Iowa mom recently made national headlines for crediting a “kick” app for saving her newborn’s life. Dr. Patricia Harper is an OB/GYN with Allina […]