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Actor Alan Alda says he has Parkinson’s Disease

[KARE 11, Aug. 13, 2018] Actor Alan Alda revealed recently that he is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Neurologist Dr. Eleanor Orehek, from Noran Clinic and Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about the disease and what’s new in the fight against it.

Minnetonka High School students mourn death of classmate

[KMSP Fox 9, July 16, 2018] After the Friday shooting death of a Chanhassen teen, his classmates are mourning his death. Allina Health adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Diana Pandey, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, told Fox 9 News kids feeling the loss should be encouraged to talk about what they are feeling.

New ways to treat brain cancer

[WCCO Radio, July 7, 2018] New research is showing that the polio virus maybe used to treat glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. Allina neuro-oncologist Dr. John Trusheim at the Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO Radio about how this experimental treatment works.

New ways to treat brain cancer

[WCCO Radio, July 2, 2018] Researchers are working on new ways to treat brain cancer, the kind that afflicts U.S. Sen. John McCain. Allina Health neuro-oncologist Dr. John Trusheim, at the Givens Brain Tumor Center, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with WCCO radio about the latest in this kind of research.

Quick action by St. Francis Regional Medical Center staff saves Bloomington man’s life

[KARE 11, June 18, 2018] An ordinary drive home from playing hockey with friends the Friday before the Minnesota Super Bowl is now a pivotal moment in the life of Patrick Ouellet. “I started feeling some chest cramps that felt unusual,” Patrick says. “This one was more like somebody was putting a weight or was […]

Abbott Northwestern ready for years long highway project

[WCCO-TV, June 8, 218] A major reconstruction project for I-35W and I-94 around downtown Minneapolis is now fully underway. That’s right where Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital is located. It’s something that the hospital has been planning for for nearly a year.

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.