Free Clinic of Steele County holds open house at new location

[Owatonna People’s Press, October 19, 2016] A small group gathered in front of the Free Clinic of Steele County’s door for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and private open house Thursday afternoon to celebrate its new home in Owatonna. “This is really an important day for all of us,” said Anne Draeger, director of patient care at […]

It’s time for your flu shot

[KSTP-TV, October 16, 2016] It’s that time of the year to think about getting your flu shot. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Ashley Newberry talked with KSTP-TV News about this year’s immunizations.

Immunotherapy can be a cancer cure

[KARE 11, October 15, 2016] A year ago former president Jimmy Carter had a bleak prognosis after a brain cancer diagnosis. But man unconventional therapy, immunotherapy, yielded remarkable results. Dr. Thomas Amatruda talked with KARE 11 about this new kind of cancer treatment.

When is it time to take away the car keys?

{KMSP Fox 9, October 15, 2016] Taking care of an aging parent can be stressful, especially when it come time to think about taking away the car keys. Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Driver Assessment Program can be a big help when it comes time to think about that.

Janet Jackson pregnant at 50

[KARE11, October 12, 2016] Six months after announcing that she was putting her tour on hold while she planned a family, Janet Jackson is officially acknowledging her pregnancy with an exclusive in People magazine with her baby bump on full display. The child will be the first for Jackson, 50, and her third husband, Qatari […]

St. Francis’ new entrance and lobby opens

[KSTP-TV, October 12, 2016] The formal opening of the new entrance and lobby for St. Francis Regional Medical Center has been held. KSTP-TV covered the opening.

St. Jude recalls implantable defibrillator

[KSTP-TV, October 11, 2016] St. Jude is recalling an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) due a defective battery. United Heart and Vascular Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Michael Peterson, talked with KSTP-TV News about the recall and what patients with the device need to know.

Free Biks 4 Kidz and Allina collect bikes for needy kids

[WCCO-TV, October 8, 2016] Allina Health and Free Bikes 4 Kidz are working together for the sixth year to collect used bikes from the public to clean and repair and then give them to kids of families in need. Free Bikes 4 Kidz founder Terry Esau and Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Nick […]

When should men get tested for prostate cancer?

[WCCO-TV, October 4, 2016] Actor Ben Stiller’s announcement that he was tested and found to have prostate cancer at age 48 has reopened the debate about when, or even if, men should get a PSA test for prostate cancer. Dr. Pete Sershon, a urologic surgeon at Allina’s United Hospital talked with WCCO News about this […]

Exercise as medicine

[12 TV, October 4, 2016] Have you ever thought of exercise as medicine? Instead of a prescription for a pill, what if exercise could take it’s place and actually be better for you. 12 TV News talked with Gail Ericson, a physical therapist with the Penny George Institute’s LiveWell® Fitness Center, about exercise as medicine.