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Deaths from liver disease are surging, and drinking is to blame

[WCCO Radio, July 26, 2018] Deaths from liver disease have risen sharply in the U.S., and doctors say the biggest factor is drinking —especially among young adults. A study published recently found a 65 percent increase in deaths from cirrhosis of the liver since 1999. The biggest increase is among millennials: the team found that […]

Are you getting enough exercise? Probably not

[KARE 11, July 19, 2018] According to the CDC, only around 1 in 4 U.S. adults is getting enough exercise per week (MN ranks #8 in the nation for getting the most exercise). Steve Moore, an exercise physiologist and health coach at Allina Health’s Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, visited KARE 11 News […]

Minnetonka High School students mourn death of classmate

[KMSP Fox 9, July 16, 2018] After the Friday shooting death of a Chanhassen teen, his classmates are mourning his death. Allina Health adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Diana Pandey, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, told Fox 9 News kids feeling the loss should be encouraged to talk about what they are feeling.

New ways to treat brain cancer

[WCCO Radio, July 7, 2018] New research is showing that the polio virus maybe used to treat glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. Allina neuro-oncologist Dr. John Trusheim at the Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO Radio about how this experimental treatment works.

The breastfeeding resolution controversy

[WCCO Radio, July 9, 2018] A New York Time report about the alleged U.S. opposition to a resolution at the World Health Assembly supporting breastfeeding has reignited the debate about breastfeeding versus formula. Allina Health breastfeeding consultant Melanie Ahlstrom at the The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota – St. Paul talked with […]

New drug treats excessive sweating

[WCCO Radio, July 4, 2018] The FDA has approved a new drug designed to helped the estimated 15.3 million Americans who have some form of excessive sweating. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio about how this new treatment works and who can benefit from it.

Allina Health EMS ready for 4th of July

[KSTP-TV, July 4, 2018] On a holiday like the 4th of July, most folks are spending time with family and enjoying the celebrations. But for Allina Health EMS paramedics and EMTs it’s another work day that can bring some special concerns. KSTP News rode along on this 4th to see what happens.

Courage Kenny sponsors Adaptive Day on the lake

[White Bear Press, July 4, 2018] The Midwest Ski Otters Water Ski Team hosted an adaptive water skiing day Saturday, June 23, which provided skiing lessons for people new to the sport who have disabilities. Ski Otters member Caroline Grubs, 16, grew up snow skiing and helped put on a similar snow skiing event with […]

New ways to treat brain cancer

[WCCO Radio, July 2, 2018] Researchers are working on new ways to treat brain cancer, the kind that afflicts U.S. Sen. John McCain. Allina Health neuro-oncologist Dr. John Trusheim, at the Givens Brain Tumor Center, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with WCCO radio about the latest in this kind of research.