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Allina Health docs say “stay at home”

[NBC News, March19, 2020] A Facebook post by resident doctors at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital has blown up across the internet. It urges folks to stay and observe social distancing to keep everyone safe. Even NBC News noticed and included a clip of the doctors on a story in the Nightly News. See the […]

Blood donations needed now

[KSTP-TV March, 19, 2020] At Abbott Northwestern blood bank, the work never stops, especially during a public health emergency. Red blood cells donated a couple of weeks ago are still being used. Typically, red blood cells last three to six weeks in storage. But platelets only last a few days. “They are necessary to sustain […]

Stuck at home takes a toll on mental health

[KARE 11, March 19, 2020] Social distancing, school and work places closing, spending more time at home are all creating new stress. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked to KARE 11 about how to manage those stresses.

Allina Health President Penny Wheeler with a COVID-19 update

[WCCO Radio, March 19, 2020] News about the COVID-19 outbreak is changing by the hour it seems. Allina Health president and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler discussed the latest on the virus with WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman.

Talking to kids about COVID-19

[KSTP-TV, March 19, 2020] Adults aren’t the only ones worried about the COVID-19 outbreak. Kids are, too. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with KSTP News about how to talk to kids about it.