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Midwives role in modern health care

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 30, 2017] If when you think of midwives you think of home births, then it’s time to revise your thinking. Midwives are now part of hospital births much more often than at home. Certified nurse midwife Kathrine Simon, lead midwife at Allina Health, talked with KSTP News about modern midwifery.

Objective tool may help improve communication about prenatal weight gain, study shows

Objective tool may help improve communication about prenatal weight gain, study shows

[Gears of Biz, September 27, 2017] Significant improvements in communication between providers and patients surrounding gestational weight gain during prenatal care were found using a new combination of education and a tracking tool in a study by the Mother Baby clinical service line of Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota. “Because weight may be a sensitive […]

New Ulm Medical Center named business of the year.

[New Ulm Journal, Sept. 26, 2017] The New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) was named the 2017 Business of the Year Monday morning. The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce surprised NUMC staff Monday when representatives of the Chamber dropped by to announce the award. “The Chamber believes that this center, the New Ulm Medical Center, […]

Abbott Northwestern Medicine Ball raises record $1.1 million

[KSTP-TV, September 23, 2017] More than 925 people filled the ballroom at the Minneapolis Hilton for the Starry Night gala to support mental health and addiction programs at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Meteorologist Ken Barlow was the evening’s emcee, and KSTP-TV was there.

Fibromyalgia and chronic pain treatment

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 23, 2017] Pop star Lady Gaga has cancelled a concert tour blaming it on chronic pain she suffers from fibromyalgia. WCCO-TV News talked with Allina Health integrative medicine physician, Dr. Michael Egan, to learn more about fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Impetigo outbreak forces football game cancellation

[KARE 11, Sept. 22, 2017] A high school football team was forced to cancel a game after several teams members came down with impetigo. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health dermatologist, Dr. Tyler Conway, about what impetigo is and how it’s treated.

Helping teens battle obesity

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 21, 2017] When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, many of us are struggling…and so are our kids. In the U.S., more than one-third of adults are considered obese – 36.5 percent to be exact. About 17 percent of children are obese. A year-and-a-half ago, specialists at Allina Health created a strategic […]

Fall allergies or common cold? Here’s how to tell

[KARE 11, Sept. 20, 2017] Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Minnesota. But it can also be one of the most miserable times of year if you suffer from allergies. So how do you know if your runny nose is caused by fall allergens or a common cold? Dr. […]

Allergy or cold: how can you tell?

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 16, 2017] Many allergy and cold symptoms are similar. So how can you tell the difference? As we head into the fall allergy season, Allina Health’s Dr. Michael Dole talked with WCCO-TV News about how to tell if it is an allergy or a cold.

To improve health care quality and cut costs, collaboration instead of competition

[MinnPost, Sept. 15, 2017] In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership. Allina and HealthPartners, which also offers insurance, joined forces in 2010 to create an initiative known as […]