Phillips Eye Institute volunteers perform eye screenings at St. Paul and Minneapolis public schools

2016 Eureka! awards winner: Allina Health

[Business Journal, June 17, 2016] As a case coordinator in the early youth eye care program of Allina Health’s Phillips Eye Institute, Cody Engelhaupt encountered the same frustrating circumstances over and over: Kids would fail initial eye screenings, yet would never receive the follow-up care they needed to diagnose and treat eye problems. As community […]

Allina program offers life lessons for end-of-life patients

Allina program offers life lessons for end-of-life patients

[Star Tribune, June 16, 2016] Bob DeMarce made a living as a funeral director, but he didn’t think much about his own mortality until he developed cancer. He soon learned it took more than being sick to prepare him for death. DeMarce became one of hundreds of Minnesotans enrolled in a research program that prepares […]

New Allina Health clinic breaks ground in Isanti

[Isanti County News, June 15, 2016] After years of hard work, Allina Health and the city of Isanti have broken ground for a new clinic. A formal ground-breaking was held June 9 for the new Allina Health Isanti Clinic to be constructed at the southwest corner of Highway 65 and County Road 5. The clinic […]

Allina Health paramedics armed with boxes of food for those in need

Allina Health paramedics armed with boxes of food for those in need

[KSTP-TV, June 13, 2016] Food security is a frequent struggle for many elderly and low-income Minnesotans. Allina Health EMS community paramedics see the hunger need first-hand when visiting homes across the Twin Cities and now they’re doing something about it.

FDA about to change what is on food labels

[KARE 11, June 13, 2016] The way we think about and look at food is changing. The FDA is giving nutrition labels on all food packaging a makeover. Serving size, sugar and fat labels will be different. Registered Dietitian Janel Hemmesch with Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked wityh KARE 11 about when we will start to […]

The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.

[WCCO-AM, June 11, 2016] For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics. Allina Health Clinics infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked […]

June is National Migraine Awareness Month

[WCCO-AM, June 10, 2016] June is National Migraine Awareness Month. More than 37 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Dr. Jesse Corry neurologist with United Hospital’s John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty Clinic talked with WCCO Radio about just what migraines are and how they are being treated these days.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation leads effort to train heart surgeons in Ethiopia

[Star Tribune, June 4, 2016] Doctors from developed countries routinely travel to impoverished nations on “medical missions,” working through nongovernmental organizations to provide free health care not available in local clinics. Some missions provide surgical services. But performing heart-valve surgeries one at a time is an expensive solution that can’t address the underlying problems that […]

Most Biggest Losers gain it back

[WCCO-AM, May 28, 2016] A study that followed contestants on the weight loss reality show, The Biggest Loser, found that most of them gained their weight back. Dr. Juan Blondet, a surgeon at United Hospital’s Bariatric Center, talked with WCCO Radio about why that is.

Advances in stroke treatments

[KSTP-TV, May 28, 2016] Stroke is the number one cause of disability in the United States, but there are advances being made in treating stroke and improving outcomes for victims. Dr. Jeffrey Lassig, a interventional neuroradiologist with Allina Health at United Hospital, talked with KSTP News to discuss stroke and a procedure for removing clots.