Woman who crochets scarves for the needy receives heart transplant

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Jume 30, 2015] After a very short wait, Elizabeth Sammons, who spends her time crocheting scarves for the needy, got her heart transplant just two weeks ago and is now ready to go home. Sammons was able to manage making four scarves for the needy while waiting for her transplant at […]

Schulze Foundation gives $2 million for Abbott Northwestern ICU

Schulze Foundation gives $2 million for Abbott Northwestern ICU

[Pioneer Press, June 29, 2015] A $2 million donation from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation will help Abbott Northwestern Hospital expand its neurological intensive care unit and treat more patients with injuries and disorders to the brain and spinal cord. Schulze, who founded Best Buy, noted in a hospital news release that neurological disorders […]

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Minnesota man recounts lengthy journey to recovery from cerebral hemorrhage

[Duluth News Tribune, June 30, 2015] On a November morning in 2011, Kraig Lee was hit with the worst headache of his life. The 58-year-old Wannaksa farmer took several over-the-counter pain pills. They didn’t help. He called his wife, Bonnie, who was at work at the family’s hardware store in Wannaska. By the time she […]

Inside Your Health Special: Stroke – When Seconds Count

[KSTP-TV, June 29, 2015] Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. Someone will die of a stroke every four minutes, making it one of the top five leading causes of death in the country. In this special edition of “Inside Your Health,” Dr. Archelle Georgiou takes a closer look at the […]

Courage Kenny Northland offers adaptive cycling

[KQDS-TV, June 22, 2015] The feel of the wind through your hair and the helpful hand of a volunteer are just some things you may experience at Courage Kenny Northland – all the while being surrounded by people who believe in your abilities. Bicycling on the Lakewalk is just one of Courage Kenny Northland’s summer […]

Test driving pacemakers

[KARE-TV, June 22, 2015] A medical conference in Italy is sparking conversation about pacemakers. Researchers at the University of Iowa looked at six patients who spent two to three weeks with a temporary pacemaker. At the end of the trial period, all six went with the permanent one. “There is some low-risk of infection to […]

Yoga therapy helps man with traumatic brain injury

[KARE-TV, June 16, 2015] A lot of people use yoga to stay in shape, but there is another use for it many people may not know much about. It’s helping 60-year-old Steve Stoner of Hugo. Two years ago, he had a bad fall down a flight of stairs at home. Steve was in the hospital […]

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Paralympic contender Nitz still pushing

[Star Tribune, June 18, 2015] It’s rare for Paul Nitz to do anything slowly. During a track career that has spanned five Paralympics, the Edina native has earned a reputation as one of the world’s speediest men on wheels, winning multiple gold medals and setting a world record in the 100 meters. Nitz’s spinal cord […]

Teen dies after ‘simple, common wisdom teeth extraction’ KARE

[KARE-TV, June 16, 2015] A family is mourning the death of their teenage daughter who died after complications during a wisdom teeth extraction. The family of Sydney Galleger announced on her CaringBridge page that she died on Monday, roughly a week after she went in for a “simple, common” procedure to get her wisdom teeth […]

New HPV vaccine protects both sexes against various cancers

[KMSP-TV, June 15, 2015] A new HPV vaccine protects against twice as many strains of human papillomavirus as the original vaccine. Cheryl Bailey, MN, a cancer specialist with Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern, talked about who should get the vaccine and its benefits on Fox 9 News.