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An aspirin a day? Not necessarily

[Star Tribune, Sept. 18, 2018] The conventional wisdom that taking a daily aspirin will help prevent heart attacks and strokes in otherwise healthy people is under renewed challenge. A major international study has found that healthy people over age 70 got no preventive benefit from aspirin and were at greater risk for harm such as […]

Chill Week helps Coon Rapids teens stress less

[CCX Media, September 14, 2018] High school can be a stress minefield. From sports, homework and activities… to the ever-present cellphones and social media, it’s not a huge shock that teens are stressed. “Unfortunately, it is a growing problem,” says Susan Nygaard, a Community Health Improvement Manager with Allina Health. Nygaard says Allina Health conducts […]

New program aims to help high school students manage stress

[KSTP-TV, September 12, 2018] A new Allina Health program is helping students in Minnesota and Wisconsin manage their stress. It’s called Change To Chill and this year Allina Health selected nine high schools to participate. One of those schools is Hopkins High School. “It’s really nice that we have this opportunity,” said Nimo Gelle, a […]

The safety of vaping VS smoking

[WCCO Radio, September, 12, 2018] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s declaration that youth vaping has become an epidemic has reignited the debate about whether vaping is safer than cigarette smoking. Allina Health tobacco intervention coordinator Karina DiLuzio laid out the facts about vaping versus smoking with WCCO Radio.

Allina Health launches mobile primary care clinic

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, September 12, 2018] Allina Health will dispatch a mobile primary care clinic to three Minnesota cities beginning this month as part of a push to expand its convenient care offerings. The mobile unit, called Everday On Wheels, will treat patients in Montrose, Rockford and Waverly. A nurse practitioner and clinical assistant […]

Allina Health’s Change to Chill partners with Cambridge-Isanti High School

[Isanti County News, September 12, 2018] Allina Health’s teen mental well-being program, Change to Chill, is partnering with a select group of area high schools that will receive hands-on support from Allina Health to implement Change to Chill. The partnership will foster school-wide efforts toward creating and nurturing a culture of mental well-being among students […]

Safe driving and aging

[KARE 11, September 11, 2018] Caring for an aging parent can be stressful, challenging and complicated. Families struggle to make all kinds of medical and financial decisions — including whether their loved one is safe behind the wheel. Kathy Woods, Manager of the Driver Assessment and Training Program at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, talked […]

Back to school anxiety

[KMSP Fox 9, September 4, 2018] A new school year means new worries for students — and some are already struggling to cope with the stress. It’s normal for students to feel nervous about starting school, but if your child is unable to get into a routine and overcome that anxiety, it could become a […]

Screening needed to detect prostate cancer early

[KARE 11, Aug. 28, 2018] KARE 11 News anchor Randy Shaver announced this week that he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer, apparently in its early stages. Urologist and United Hospital director of robotic surgery, Dr. Peter Sershon, talked with KARE 11 about prostate cancer detection and treatment.

Did gaming addiction play a role in Jacksonville gaming tournament shooting

[WCCO-TV, Aug. 27, 2018] Investigators are still learning more about the man who killed two and wounded several more at a Jacksonville gaming tournament Sunday. Video gaming addiction has been recognized as a legitimate mental health issue and that is being considered as a possible influence on the shooter. Allina Health addiction specialist and psychiatrist […]