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Spotting early signs of multiple sclerosis

[KARE 11, March 20, 2017] Multiple sclerosis is called a sneaky disease. That’s because its symptoms can be hard to spots and it often goes years before it’s diagnosed after the first symptoms appear. Neurologist, Dr. Ron Tarrel, from the Noran Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about just what multiple […]

Math teacher back on his feet after strokes nearly killed him

[KMSP-TV, March 3, 2013] Teaching his math class at St. Thomas Academy, not many of Lee’s students knew the work it required for him to return to the classroom after two strokes. He never knew if he would walk again, or swim again or run again. Josser Delgado, MD, interventional neuroradiologist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, […]

‘Miracle’ brain surgery helps woman control her tremors

[KMSP-TV, March 2, 2017] Before deep brain stimulation surgery, Joyce Matthews of Hutchinson had a tough time doing things like putting on a necklace or combing her hair. But now she feels like everyone else thanks to what she calls a medical miracle. “I’m so grateful I had this surgery,” said Matthews.

Healthy dose of yoga to treat back pain

KARE-TV, March 2, 2017] Forget over-the-counter pain relievers to find relief from your aching back. Doctors now say you should grab your yoga mat instead. Gail Ericson, a physical therapist from Penny George Institute’s LiveWell Fitness Center, explains.

Good Question: Why Do We Get Headaches?

[WCCO-TV, March 2, 2017] Headaches happen to all of us. But for one in 20 people, headaches can happen every day. But why do we get them? “Headaches are usually related to pain sensors in the lining of the brain or in the blood vessels of the brain,” said Dr. Yasha Kayan, an interventional neuroradiologist […]

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104-year-old still going after heart surgery

[KARE-TV, March 1, 2017] In January, KARE-TV told the story of Pat Marble, a 104-year-old Richfield woman who had a breakthrough heart surgery. Now that she has recovered, they went to find out what’s behind her drive to stay active at her age. Watch the story at kare11.com.

CBS Health Watch: Dementia

[WCCO-TV, February 25, 2017] Dementia is in the news this week, because 56-year-old actor David Cassidy revealed his diagnosis. Dr. Richard Golden with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital talks about dementia and who is at risk.

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.

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God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit: Minnesota hospital chaplains adapt to diversity

[Star Tribune, February 18, 2017] The Rev. Verlyn Hemmen remembers the days when a hospital chaplain wore a clerical collar, carried a Bible and visited the bedsides of Minnesotans who were overwhelmingly Catholic and Lutheran. Today roughly a third of patients are something else, estimates Hemmen, who oversees spiritual care at Twin Cities Allina Hospitals. […]