Allina Health Abbott Northwestern doctors save 16-year-old stroke patient

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 9, 2018] A Coon Rapids high school football player has quite the story to tell about a lifesaving medical procedure. The life saved was his own and it may not have happened if his girlfriend, Ellie, didn’t realize something was seriously wrong with him. Ellie called 911 and soon Cole was inside the […]

Mark Reina and family.

Allina Health paramedic uses military experience to save lives

[Isanti County News, Nov. 7, 2018] For veteran and Allina Health paramedic Mark Reina, a career in emergency medical services wasn’t something he anticipated while growing up, but it has become something he’s grown to love. After spending his childhood in a rural area of upstate New York, Reina knew he wanted to escape the […]

Understanding the FDA’s new food labels

[KARE 11, 2018] Serving sizes, added sugars and different vitamins – food labels are getting a makeover to help consumers make healthy choices about what we eat. Allina Health registered dietician Elizabeth Vander Laan with Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with KARE 11 News about why understanding the changes on our labels is key to improving […]

In wake of fatal crash, experts explain dangers of ‘huffing’

[KARE 11, Nov. 5, 2018] The driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed three Girl Scouts and one of their mothers on a Wisconsin highway is accused of huffing before the crash. But what is huffing, exactly? “Huffing is similar to being intoxicated with alcohol,” said Dr. David Frenz, an Allina Health addiction […]

Allina’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute hosts national wheelchair basketball tournament

[KSTP-TV, Nov. 3, 2018] A wheelchair basketball tournament is attracting some of the top teams from across the country to the Twin Cities area. The 36th Annual Courage Kenny Classic kicked off Saturday at Hastings High School. Organizers said the goal of the basketball program is to promote teamwork and competition. Beka Bickel works for […]

New study reveals at-home blood pressure monitors accurate

[KARE 11, Nov. 1, 2018] Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, and a new study confirms what cardiologists have been saying for years: at-home tests are just as accurate at monitoring hypertension — if not more so — than having your blood pressure checked at the doctor’s office. Allina Health cardiologist […]

Allina to employ hundreds at ‘customer experience center’ in Coon Rapids

[Coon Rapids Herald, Oct. 30, 2018] Allina Health has announced it will open a new “customer experience center” in Coon Rapids next year. The facility will centralize Allina Health call centers and integrate phone and digital capabilities into one location. Located at 8880 Evergreen Blvd., Coon Rapids, the customer experience center provides more than 58,000 […]

Allina Health expands, upgrades around Uptown

[Southwest Journal, Oct. 30, 2018] Allina Health is heavily investing in Southwest Minneapolis. The health care provider plans to open the area’s third location on the second floor of Calhoun Village at 3200 W. Lake St. in the spring of 2019. Allina extensively renovated its Isles clinic at 2800 Hennepin Ave. last summer, and operates […]

Some schools dropping Halloween celebrations

[MPR News, Oct. 29, 2018] Traditional school Halloween celebrations are going away in favor of more educational activities in some schools and that’s not sitting well with some parents. In one school, an E-STEM day — that’s environmental education, science, technology, engineering and math, is taking its place. Allina Health child and teen psychologist Dr. […]

October is breast cancer awareness month

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 28, 2018] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder to women that the best way to survive breast cancer is to detect it early. Sharon Ernst is a mammogram specialist at St. Francis Regional Medical Center and a breast cancer survivor. She talked with KSTP News about her story, why getting mammograms […]