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Older Americans drinking more than ever

[KARE 11, April 25, 2017] A new study says that Americans 60 and older are drinking more than ever before. Allina Health addiction specialist Dr. Roger Laroche says that finding should not be particularly surprising if you look at the history of that age group.

Battle against opioid drug abuse rages on year after Prince’s death

[WCCO-TV, April 22, 2017] One year after musician Prince died of an opioid drug overdose, the opioid epidemic has worsened in Minnesota and the U.S. Allina Health addiction specialist, Dr. Roger Laroche talked with WCCO-TV News about where we are in the fight against opiates.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz gives bikes away to families who can’t afford to buy them

[KSTP-TV & WCCO-TV, April 22, 2017] Hundreds of kids went home this Saturday with big smiles on their faces, the recipients of bikes donated last fall to Allina Health and Free Bikes 4 Kidz and given to the kids this day. KSTP-TV and WCCO-TV covered the event.

Deaths due to opiates continue to grow

[KARE 11, April 15, 2017] It’s been a year since musician Prince died from an an opiate overdose. That focused attention on the growing illicit use of opiates. Allina Health Addiction Services medical director, Dr. Roger Laroche, talked with KARE 11 News about the problem.

Choosing over-the-counter medicine requires some research

[CCX Media, March 7, 2017] A trip to the pharmacy can be an overwhelming experience for someone simply trying to choose an over-the-counter medication to treat a symptom. Not only are there varieties of choices, says Allina Health pharmacist Mckaya Kastner but people also have to worry about how a new medication might interact with […]

Mindful Moms program helps pregnant women struggling with anxiety

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 23, 2017] We hear a lot about postpartum depression, but we hear far less about moms-to-be battling their anxieties while still pregnant? A new support group from Allina Health aims to provide moms some guidance and a holistic approach to deal with the stress.

Skiing injuries — how to prevent them, how to recover

[KARE 11, Feb. 6, 2017] We’re in the heart of the ski season and with skiing comes skiing injuries. Dr. Jamie Peters, a sports medicine physician at Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedics Specialists, talked with KARE 11 News about how to prevent injuries and how to recover if they do happen.

Allina’s Change to Chill helps Shakopee High students cope with stress

[Shakopee Valley News, Jan. 28, 2017] During homeroom, Jennie Diep-Nguyen, 16, said she would normally be on her phone or catching up on homework. Either way, she would be stressed. Instead, Diep-Nguyen spent a recent Friday homeroom before lunch laughing with two friends and pouring gold glitter into a small bottle of water. The three […]

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-place winning team — Allina Health

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-place winning team — Allina Health

[Healthcare Informatics, Jan, 25, 2017] What does it look like to leverage data and IT at a very deep level and help to rework core clinical processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs? The leaders at Allina Health know, because they’re doing it. And they’re doing it particularly intensively […]

Allina Health donates former Braham clinic building to child resource center

[Isanti County News, December 7, 2016] Allina Health has turned over the keys to the building that formerly housed its Braham clinic to the East Central Children’s Resource Center, a child advocacy organization. The donation by Allina Health will allow the building to be used as an advocacy center for abused or neglected children, with […]