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What is love?

[KARE 11, February 14, 2020] Valentine’s Day is all about love. But what is love really? What happens in our brain to make us feel this emotion? Neurologist Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with KARE 11 about what love is, in our brain.

Is permanent Daylight Savings Time right for Minnesota?

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 12, 2020] The push for a permanent shift to daylight saving time will return to the Minnesota legislature. Several other states have already passed similar laws pending federal approval. But Allina Health sleep expert Dr. Andrew Stiehm says the change may not be the best for our health. Fox 9 News also reported […]

Heart palpitations after eating – when to be concerned and foods to avoid

[US News & World Report, Feb. 11, 2020] Most of the time, you’re probably not paying any attention to your heartbeat. Sure, you know that your heart is constantly pumping blood throughout your body. You may even track heart rate, along with other vitals, through an Apple Watch or Fitbit. But you’re probably not physically […]

How heart disease affects women differently

[MPR News, Feb. 11, 2020] Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. More women die from heart attacks than men. But men are often the focus when it comes to research and talking about risks. Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Grey at the Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with MPR News about gender […]

River Falls Area Hospital makes tough decision to close birthing center

[KMSP Fox 9, February 10, 2020] River Falls Area Hospital located in western Wisconsin has delivered babies for more than 30 years, but come April, the birthing center at the hospital will shut its doors. It’s not the first rural hospital in the country to cut maternity care, and according to one researcher, it likely […]

Great granddaughter of Sister Kenny Institute founder tours Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

[CCX Media, February 10, 2020] The great-granddaughter of Sister Elizabeth Kenny today toured the Allina Health Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute which was founded by Sister Kenny. Sister Kenny’s great-granddaughter Alana Biddle was able to come from Australia to take a look at the center bearing her relative’s name. “It’s very humbling to know that she […]

Change to Chill at Hastings High School

[KDWA Radio, February 7, 2020] Allina Health’s Change to Chill program is making a difference at Hasting High School. Kim Hoff, a Hastings High counselor, Simon Hedin, a Hastings High School student and Change to Chill intern, and Susan Nygaard, manager, Community Health Improvement at Allina Health, were interviewed on KDWA about how Change to […]

Apple Valley Medical Clinic now Allina Health Apple Valley Clinic

Apple Valley Medical Clinic now Allina Health Apple Valley Clinic

[Sun Thisweek, February 6, 2020] Apple Valley Medical Clinic Urgent Care and Primary Care practices are now part of Allina Health. As of Feb. 1, it will be referred to as Allina Health Apple Valley Clinic. This relationship brings together Apple Valley Medical Clinic, a premier primary care group, with Allina Health, a market leading […]

First coronavirus case confirmed in Wisconsin

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 5, 2020] The coronavirus is creeping closer to Minnesota. A case has now been confirmed in Wisconsin. Hospitals here are prepared for if or when the coronavirus appears here. Fox 9 News talked with Allina Health’s United Hospital emergency room director Erik Johnson about the preparations here.

SAD is more than winter blues

[KARE 11, February 4, 2020] For many in Minnesota, winter can be tough because we don’t get a lot of sunlight and the cold keeps people indoors more than other seasons. While some people may just feel down temporarily, others suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Experts say as many as 20% of adults […]