Resetting kids’ sleep schedule for school

[WCCO-AM, August 27, 2016] School is starting and that means many kids who have been staying up late during the summer, need to get on a new sleep schedule. Dr. Dan Kessler, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist with Allina Health Clinics, talked with WCCO Radio about what kids need to be at their best for […]

Because of his strong partnership with nurses, Jon Christopherson received The Carol Huttner Collaborative Colleague Award during National Nurses Week. Christopherson is pictured here with Huttner.

Tech World: Biomed, Nurses Team Up on Device Alarm Challenge

[Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, August 2016] With the growing number of devices used in hospitals, healthcare technology management professionals and nurses are working more closely together to provide patients with the best possible care. HTM professionals ensure the availability of functional, properly configured equipment, and nurses rely on this technology to provide […]

When are kids too young to run?

When are kids too young to run?

[KMSP-TV, August 22, 2016] Most kids love to run and be active. But when should they compete or train for runs? Dr. Chris Leisz, a sports medicine physician with Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, talks about when kids should participate in organized sports and other questions parents should ask.

Why sports physical exams are important

[KSTP-TV, August 20, 2016] The start of school is nearing and for youth athletes that means getting a physical exam. Dr. Eric Barth, a pediatrician with Allina Health Clinics talked with KSTP News about why those exams are important.

Why hypnotherapy works

[KMSP Fox 9, August 15, 2016] Therapists have used hypnotherapy for a long time to help patients with many different problems. Now researchers think they know how it works. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Cheryl Bemel talked with Fox 9 News about how hypnotherapy is used in the clinical setting.

Allina’s offer to the union is a healthy compromise

[Star Tribune, August 12, 2016] Sometimes, the toughest moment in union-employer negotiations is facing the reality that an agreement is actually within reach. Allina Health met that moment several weeks ago, when we concluded that our nurses’ union needed to preserve its current health care plans in order to reach a settlement. In response, we […]

Are dietary supplements safe?

[WCCO Radio, August 6, 2016] A Consumer Reports study finds certain ingredients in dietary supplements sold around the country can carry major health risks, including heart palpitations, allergic reactions and pain. Dr. Debra Bell from Allina Health’s Penny George Institute for Health and Healing is an integrative medicine specialist. She talked with WCCO Radio about […]

Zika virus spreading in the U.S.

[WCCO Radio, August 6, 2016] Local mosquitoes are now believed to be transmitting the Zika virus in the Miami, Florida area. That’s increased concern by local and federal health officials. Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with WCCO Radio about the latest Zika news.

Youth sports physicals are important

[WCCO Radio, August 6, 2016] If your youngster plays fall sports, he or she probably needs a physical exam in order to play. Allina Health Clinic pediatrician, Dr. Eric Barth talked with WCCO Radio about why those exams are important.

Young athletes compete in Wheelchair Softball World Series

[WCCO-TV, August 5, 2016] The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute played host to the Junior Wheelchair World Series this summer. Four teams came to Minnesota to compete for the title including a Minnesota team. WCCO-TV was out to watch. KSTP-TV, KARE 11 and cable News 12 also covered the event.