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What you need to know before taking an at-home DNA test

[KARE 11, May 2, 2018] Thinking about doing one of those at-home DNA tests? Curious about your ancestry or whether you’re predisposed to certain diseases and conditions? All that information can be compelling, but are they safe? Are they worth your money? KARE 11 News talked with Shari Baldinger, a genetics counselor at Allina Health’s […]

Organ donors, recipients come together at Abbott Northwestern for Donate Life event

[KSTP-TV, April 5, 2018] A group of Minnesotans who are living life to the fullest after organ donation met to say thank you Thursday. Two sisters are healthy and happy nine years after one of the sisters donated a kidney to the other. She was battling kidney disease. The two say they celebrate their donation […]

New blood test being developed to detect cancer early

[WCCO-TV, March 24, 2018] Researchers say they’re well on the way to developing a new blood test that can provide early detection of up to eight types of cancer. Oncologist Dr. Stuart Bloom with Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO-TV News about what this may mean in the fight against cancer.

It’s what you eat that matters

[WCCO-TV, March 10, 2018] A new study says that what you eat, more than how much, is the key to losing weight. Allina Health dietician Elizabeth Vander Laan, talked with WCCO-TV News about what that study is telling us.

Abbott Northwestern health kick includes Panera Bread in former McDonald’s spot

[Star Tribune, Feb. 16, 2018] More than a year after a push for healthier food closed the doors at a McDonald’s on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus, the medical center in Minneapolis is on the verge of welcoming Panera Bread. The St. Louis-based restaurant chain is scheduled to open a bakery/cafe by month’s end, with a […]

Abbott Northwestern building $29.2 million neuroscience unit

[Star Tribune, Feb. 15, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital plans on spending $29.2 million to build an inpatient unit for patients with strokes, brain tumors and other health problems requiring neuroscience treatments. The Minneapolis hospital projects a 20 percent increase in neuroscience patients over the next 10 years due to the aging of the population and […]

New blood test to find eight types of cancer shows promise

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 10, 2018] Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. These tests are not available, yet, but Dr. Michaela Tsai, an oncologist with Allina’s Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, told WCCO […]

Flu season keeps hanging on

[CCX News, Feb. 9, 2018] Across the country, this year is shaping up as one of the worst flu seasons in many years. At the West Health Emergency Department in Plymouth, Dr. Karen Wright talked with CCX News about the patients they’ve been seeing.

Living with Parkinson’s disease

[KARE 11, Feb. 5, 2018] Singer Neil Diamond recently announced he has Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Eleanor Orehek, a neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about Parkinson’s Disease and the latest in its treatment.

New blood test for cancer screening on the way

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 5, 2018] Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. These tests are not available, yet, but oncologist, Dr. Stuart Bloom at Allina’s Virginia Piper Center, told WCCO Radio these […]