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Allina Health teams up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz for eighth year

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 29, 2018] Allina Health is teaming up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz for an eighth year to collect donated used bikes to refurbish and give to kids of families that can’t afford a bike. Last year more than 7,000 bikes were donated and FB4K’s Tia Martinson and Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Nick Burke […]

Alcohol responsible one in 20 deaths

[KARE 11, Sept. 28, 2018] Alcohol is responsible for over one in 20 of all deaths worldwide, according to the most recent edition of a World Health Organization (WHO) report that comes out every four years. According to the WHO data, approximately 7.2 percent of premature deaths worldwide are linked to alcohol, and as well […]

What is in a memory?

[KARE 11, Sept. 28, 2018] In the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, much of the issue revolved around memories. To better understand how memory works, KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry at United Hospital.

Allina Health Pharmacy volunteers pack opioid overdose kits

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 26, 2018] Allina Health Pharmacy volunteers are doing something to fight the opioid addiction epidemic. They are packing Narcan kits. Narcan is used as an antidote to opioid overdoses. It’s part of an annual community service event every year for Allina Health Pharmacy leaders.

Alzheimer’s cases predicted to double by 2060

[KARE 11, Sept. 26, 2018] The federal Centers for Disease Control says the number of Alzheimer’s case will double by 2060. That has huge implications not only for the disease’s victims but their caregivers and families. Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry at United Hospital talked with KARE 11 News about the CDC predictions and […]

Students learn to “chill” at River Falls High School

[River Falls Journal, Sept. 21, 2018] River Falls High School is one of nine area high schools chosen to be part of Allina’s new “Change to Chill” school partnership. The Change to Chill partnership is meant to support school-wide efforts to create a culture of mental wellbeing for students and staff. “When teens have the […]

With flu season fast approaching, when should you get vaccinated?

[KARE 11, Sept. 18, 2018] Fall officially begins Saturday, September 22, meaning flu season is just around the corner and health officials are already urging people to prepare for what could be another nasty flu season. Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, talked with KARE-TV about the flu and what we […]

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 […]