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New studies fuel safety concerns about youth contact sports

[KARE 11, Oct. 4, 2017] A new study says children who play tackle football before the age of 12 have a higher risk of developing cognitive and behavioral issues as adults. Another study reveals 1 in 5 teens says they’ve been diagnosed with a concussion. Dr. Ron Tarrel from Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern […]

Objective tool may help improve communication about prenatal weight gain, study shows

Objective tool may help improve communication about prenatal weight gain, study shows

[Gears of Biz, September 27, 2017] Significant improvements in communication between providers and patients surrounding gestational weight gain during prenatal care were found using a new combination of education and a tracking tool in a study by the Mother Baby clinical service line of Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota. “Because weight may be a sensitive […]

Abbott Northwestern Medicine Ball raises record $1.1 million

[KSTP-TV, September 23, 2017] More than 925 people filled the ballroom at the Minneapolis Hilton for the Starry Night gala to support mental health and addiction programs at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Meteorologist Ken Barlow was the evening’s emcee, and KSTP-TV was there.

Helping teens battle obesity

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 21, 2017] When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, many of us are struggling…and so are our kids. In the U.S., more than one-third of adults are considered obese – 36.5 percent to be exact. About 17 percent of children are obese. A year-and-a-half ago, specialists at Allina Health created a strategic […]

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St. Francis to offer non-surgical weight loss procedure

[Shakopee Valley News, September 5, 2017] St. Francis Regional Medical Center is offering a non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with obesity where diet and exercise have not worked and do not qualify for or want surgery. “We often see patients who are clinically obese and in desperate need of medical intervention to help them […]

Mayo Clinic tops ‘Best Hospitals’ list for third time in four years; Abbott Northwestern earned the top spot among the hospitals in the Twin Cities area

Mayo Clinic tops ‘Best Hospitals’ list for third time in four years; Abbott Northwestern earned the top spot among the hospitals in the Twin Cities area

[Twin Cities Business Magazine, August 9, 2017] In a repeat from last year, Abbott Northwestern, which is run by Minneapolis-based Allina Health, was selected as the best hospital in the Twin Cities area. Allina Health chief executive Penny Wheeler said in a statement that the company was “especially proud” of the hospital’s high ranking. “We […]

Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

Allina Health metro hospitals among state’s best says U.S. News & World Report

[BusinessWire, Aug. 8, 2017] Abbott Northwestern Hospital retained the first place ranking for Best Hospital in the Twin Cities and second in Minnesota in the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 rankings released today. Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, and United Hospital, St. Paul, were each selected as a Best Regional Hospital. “We focus on quality […]

Health Check: benefits of acupuncture for chronic pain

[CCX News, August 1, 2017] When it comes to treating pain, doctors frequently prescribe medications containing opioids. Now, patients and physicians are exploring non-drug therapies to manage chronic pain, such as the integrative therapies practiced at Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, part of Allina Health.

The truth about probiotics

[WCCO-TV, July 24, 2017] It’s no secret that probiotics are popular. But, with more and more foods and supplements to choose from, it’s becoming harder to know which products are actually getting to our gut. Dr. Bob Ganz, Minnesota Gastroenterology and Allina Health, talks about picking a probiotic to add to your diet.

Using polio virus to fight brain tumors

[WCCO Radio, July 24, 2017] Groundbreaking research using a polio virus for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma brain cancer is getting fast track approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. John Trusheim, a neuro-oncologist with Allina’s Givens Brain Tumor Center talked with WCCO Radio about what this research could mean.