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What do medical conditions actually mean?

[WCCO-TV, June 15, 2017] We hear it all the time in the news. A person is fair condition, or critical condition. But what do those medical condition terms really mean? That’s the Good Question that WCCO News put to Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Dr. Craig Bowron.

May is Stroke Awareness Month

[KARE 11, May 25, 2017] May is Stroke Awareness Month and a good time to be reminded of the symptoms. Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital stopped by the KARE 11 News at 4 to talk about symptoms, and what to do if someone is suffering a stroke.

Medical procedure at Abbott Northwestern Hospital saves life of mom and baby

[KARE11-TV, May 22, 2017] At four months, Jaxon Dayton has good reason to be a smiley baby. He’s alive. Alive is no small feat after Jaxon’s mother, Danielle, was advised by her first doctor to terminate her pregnancy to save her own life.

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Rare heart valve procedure at Abbott Northwestern saves mother and baby

[Star Tribune, May 18, 2017] Complications from a heart-valve defect left Danielle Dayton with a couple mortifying options when she became pregnant last year: Undergo open heart surgery, which could be fatal to her baby, or press on with pregnancy even though her heart probably couldn’t keep up. Fortunately, there was a third option, though […]

Is tequila good for you?

[KARE 11, May 5, 2017] On Cinco de Mayo you night be tempted to have a drink with tequila in it. There’s a report on the internet that says tequila is actually good for you. But is it really? KARE 11 News asked Allina Health nutrition expert Elizabeth Vander Laan, a registered dietician with the […]

Cancer survivors fold thousands of origami cranes to spread hope

[KMSP Fox 9, April 27, 2017] They’re part cancer survivors, part artists. Each month, a group of women all somehow touched by cancer meet at the Piper Building at Abbot Northwestern Hospital for a program called Cranes of Hope. Each month, cancer survivors, health care providers, and others impacted by cancer gather to create pocket-sized […]

How reliable are at-home genetic tests?

[WCCO Radio, April 18, 2017] The FDA has just recently approved the makers of “23 & Me” home genetic testing tell users about their susceptibility to 10 different diseases including Alzheimer’s. WCCO Radio talked with Dr. Eleanor Orehek, a neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital about the value of these kinds of […]

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.