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Study: You can buy happiness … if you spend it to save time

[KARE 11, July 27, 2017] Can money really buy happiness? Some of us were raised under the impression it can’t, but researchers who surveyed more than 6,000 people in four countries say otherwise. The catch? You have to spend money on saving time, like chores. The survey was reportedly done in the U.S., Canada, Denmark […]

Another measles case reported in Minnesota

[WCCO Radio, July 15, 2017] The measles outbreak in Minnesota continues. Another case was just reported bringing to 79 the cases reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Allina Health Clinic pediatrician, Dr. Eric Barth, talked with WCCO Radio about the ongoing outbreak and the need for immunizations to control measles.

Mental health day story goes viral on social media

[KARE 11, July 12, 2017] The Internet is fixated on a boss’s reply to an employee who took time off for her mental health, and the viral response reveals much of what is right and wrong about mental health care in America. Allina Health psychologist, Dr. Cheryl Bemel, applauds the woman for telling her story […]

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OpenNotes launch gives 500K patients access to health data

[PatientEngagementHIT, July 7, 2017] Allina Health has officially launched OpenNotes, allowing its nearly 500,000 patients access to health data and clinician notes. The health system serves individuals in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is the first in the area to adopt the OpenNotes philosophy, which calls for providers to make clinician notes freely accessible for patients. […]

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Allina Health extends OpenNotes to 500,000 patients

[Healthcare IT News, June 30, 2017] Allina Health announced this week that approximately half a million patients in the Minneapolis region can now read the notes physicians write about them. Allina said that its patients can now log into a portal to view not just those notes but also doctor’s instructions and next steps as […]

Dads talk differently to daughters and sons

[WCCO-TV, June 27, 2017] The question of whether parents treat sons and daughters differently and how that may or may not affect the children later in life has been the subject of a number of scientific studies — and endless family debates. New research now adds to the conversation, not only shedding light on certain […]

Allina Health opens new River Falls, Wis. clinic

[River Falls Journal, June 19, 2017] The new Allina Health River Falls Clinic located at the corner of East Division Street and Highway 35 provides a hometown care setting with next-door access to a regional health system. The 17-exam-room clinic, which opened its doors Monday, June 19, will offer family medicine and women’s health services […]

Youth baseball injuries

[WCCO-AM, June 7, 2017] With Little League season getting started, doctors are warning parents about the uptick in overuse injuries among young baseball players. Dr. Pearce McCarty, an orthopedic surgeon with Allina Health and a member of the Minnesota Twins medical team, spoke about this with WCCO-AM radio.

CPR and AED Awareness Week

[KMSP Fox 9, June 7, 2017] A little over a year ago, Allina Health Edina Clinic nurse practitioner June Van Valkenburg was in a coffee shop chatting with a friend when a man collapsed nearby. After determining he wasn’t breathing and had no pulse, June started CPR. Now, June and the man whose life she […]

Sunscreen dos and don’ts

[WCCO-TV, May 24, 2017] If you’re going to spend time at the pool or anywhere outside this summer, sunscreen is a must, but what is the best type to buy to protect your skin? A new Consumer Reports testing shows SPF shouldn’t be your only concern. And what some of us apply seasonally should be […]