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New guidelines to avoid peanut allergy

[KARE 11, Feb. 23, 2017] New health guidelines are putting peanuts back on the menu for many children, especially those at high risk of developing peanut allergies. Allina Health allergist, Dr. Allan Stillerman, talked with KARE 11 News about which children could benefit from this and what it could mean for preventing allergies in the […]

Recognizing dementia

[WCCO-AM, February 23, 2017] Actor David Cassidy recently announced he is retiring because he has dementia. Richard Golden, MD, neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, was interviewed about dementia warning signs, prevention and treatment.

Health risks of too much sugar

[KARE 11, Feb. 11, 2017] Despite warnings, we are still a “sugar nation.” In fact according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics two out of three kids in the U.S. drink at least one sugary beverage a day — and roughly one in three […]

What can you do to improve your heart health?

[KARE 11, Feb. 3, 2017] Each year the first Friday in February is Go Red for Women’s Heart Health. For women with a family history of heart disease, a genetic predisposition for heart disease, it’s especially important to pay attention to what you can do to protect yourself. Dr. Retu Saxena, a cardiologist at the […]

104-year-old woman awake during heart surgery

[KARE 11, Jan. 17, 2017] A recent medical breakthrough is helping heart surgery patients get back on their feet faster. Doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital are keeping patients wide awake during surgery to have a heart valve replaced. On Tuesday, a 104-year-old patient doctors describe as a “special lady” underwent a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, […]

Are stress and strokes connected?

[KARE 11, Jan. 14, 2017] Actress Debbie Reynold’s recent death has many wondering about the connection between stress and sudden stroke. Reynolds passed away in December, just one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher died. Dr. Ronald Tarrel is a neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and he joined talked with […]

2016 in medicine

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 14, 2017] The science of medicine is making people’s recovery time shorter and their lives longer. Fox 9 News talked with Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s president, Dr. Ben Bache-Wiig, about new advancements in 2016 and what’s on the horizon for 2017.

Assessing your child’s mental health

[CCX News, January 3, 2017] Experts say that roughly 25 percent of the adolescent population is known to have some form of anxiety, and about 12 to 15 percent are dealing with depression. That’s why it’s important for parents to know the warning signs, says Dr. Aditi Garg, a psychiatrist from Allina Health Mental Health […]

Medical advances of 2016

[KSTP-TV, December 29, 2016] The science of medicine is making people’s recovery time shorter and their lives longer. KSTP-TV News spent the day at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis talking to its president, Dr. Ben Bache-Wiig, to find out about the new advancements in 2016 and what’s on the horizon for 2017.

At year’s end, patients surge into hospitals and clinics for free care

[Minnesota Public Radio, December 27, 2016] Just like retailers, doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and health plans see a jump in business around the holidays, and it’s due to policies actually designed to slow health spending. High-deductible health plans many Americans now have push people who’ve met their deductible to scramble for appointments of all kinds during […]