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Why do women wait longer to seek help for a heart attack?

[KARE 11, Dec. 31, 2018] A new study reveals women wait longer than men to call for help when they’re having a heart attack. Researchers say women hold off seeking medical attention roughly 37 minutes longer, and that delay could have deadly consequences. Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist with Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute at […]

Tips for healthier eating in 2019

[KARE 11, Dec. 29, 2018] It’s the time of year when many of us are making resolutions to get healthier. Registered dietician Amy Pleimling from Allina Health Weight Management talked with KARE 11 Saturday to share her tips for success all year long. Those tips include getting back to the basics: healthy eating, portion control, […]

Snoring and the risk for women’s heart health

[KARE 11, Dec. 21, 2018] If you’re a woman and snore at night, you may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. New research reveals women with obstructive sleep apnea are more prone to heart disease. Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep specialist at Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic, talked […]

A Twin Cities man recovers from West Nile Disease at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

WCCO-TV, Dec. 20, 2018] A Twin Cities father is forced to celebrate the holidays at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute as he fights back against West Nile virus. A mosquito carrying the infectious disease paralyzed Andy McBride, 37, in August. Doctors do not know what his future holds. Days after a camping trip to […]

Is it just shopping or is shopping addiction?

[KARE 11, Dec. 20, 2018] ‘Tis the season for shopping! But for many, this time of year can trigger an urge to splurge — and, for others, it can turn into a serious shopping addiction. Dr. Roger Laroche is an Allina Health addiction and mental health specialist, and he talked with KARE 11 about what […]

Renovated emergency department at Allinna’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital on display

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 19, 2018] The $25 million renovation and expansion of Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital Emergency Department was opened for area media to tour. The improvements include three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, and five additional mental health beds […]

Women wait longer to get care after heart attack symptoms

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 19, 2018] Women who are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack wait longer to call for assistance than men do according to a new study. According to the study author, this may be because women do not always experience the “typical” symptoms of a heart attack and, thus, do not realise that […]

Cambridge Medical Center’s expanded mental health and addiction services receives state license

[Isanti County News, Dec. 19, 2018] The integrated and expanded mental health and addiction services at Cambridge Medical Center, part of Allina Health, has been formally licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Service. The expanded services mean community members experiencing addiction and mental health conditions can get more of their needs met in one […]

Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital shows off new emergency department

[KARE 11, Dec. 19, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital is unveiling its renovated emergency department today. The hospital is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities. The $25 million renovation includes three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, including a grieving […]

Breaking up is hard to do

[KARE 11, Dec. 18, 2018] It’s been a heck of a year for female rapper Cardi B. The Bodak Yellow star became the first female rapper to have three Billboard #1 singles. She gave birth to her first child and got married. And on Saturday, another first. She was the first female to headline the […]