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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 […]

Allina to expand its Everyday Clinic network

Allina to expand its Everyday Clinic network

[Star Tribune, Aug. 22, 2018] After opening two clinics in retail stores this spring, Allina Health System has plans for four more by March as part of a broader effort to make it easier for patients to get quick care for basic ailments. In April, Allina announced it would open its new Allina Health Everyday […]

Allina Health’s efforts to eliminate stigma around mental health and addiction begin internally

[American Hospital Association, Aug. 22, 2018] Inspired by a friend struggling to get their child in crisis access to services, Allina Health President and CEO Penny Wheeler, M.D., recognized there often is a gap between the care medical professionals aspire to provide and what actually is delivered. With her support an internally-focused, anti-stigma initiative was […]

Good sleep habits getting ready for the start of school

[KARE 11, Aug. 18, 2018] With school starting very soon, it’s worth thinking about making sure your teen is getting enough sleep. Allina Health sleep expert, Dr. Andrew Stiehm from the United Lung and Sleep Clinic, talked with KARE 11 News about how much sleep our teens need and some good sleep habits to get […]

Actor Alan Alda says he has Parkinson’s Disease

[KARE 11, Aug. 13, 2018] Actor Alan Alda revealed recently that he is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Neurologist Dr. Eleanor Orehek, from Noran Clinic and Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about the disease and what’s new in the fight against it.