Aspen Medical Group

Teachers ready for shooting questions from students

[KARE 11, Dec. 16, 2012] Teachers, like parents, need to be prepared for questions from their kids about the Newtown shootings. KARE 11 invited a group of metro area teachers to talk with Aspen Medical Group psychologist Catherine Scharlau, PhD, about what to expect and how to handle those questions.

Talking to kids about the Newtown shooting

[KARE & KSTP, Dec. 15, 2012] Parents across the country are trying to figure out how to talk to their children about the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. Allina Medical Clinic and Aspen Medical Group psychologists Marie-Gabrielle Reed and Catherine Scharlau helped answer those questions in interviews on KARE 11 and KSTP news programs.

Allina psychologists talk about Newtown school shootings

[KARE & KSTP, Dec. 14, 2012] Parents across the country are already dealing with the psychological aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. They’re wondering how, or even if, they should discuss the tragedy with their children. Aspen Medical Group psychologist Catherine Scharlau, PhD, and Allina Medical Clinic psychologist Cheryl Bemel, PhD, discussed that issue […]

FB4K collects more than 5300 bikes for needy kids

[12TV, October15, 2012] 800 volunteers at 48 Allina Health hospital and clinic locations received more than 5300 donated bike Saturday for Free Bikes 4 Kidz. Most of those volunteers were Allina Health employees, many of whom will continue to volunteer to spruce up the bikes between now and early December when they’ll be given away. […]

Free Bikes 4 Kidz collects bikes for needy families

[KSTP-TV, October 13, 2012] Allina Health is partnering again this year with Free Bikes 4 Kidz, a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. Free Bikes 4 Kidz executive director Terry Esau and Allina Health cardiologist Nick Burke talked with KSTP’s […]

Allina Health collects bikes for kids in need

[Chanhassen Villager, October 2, 2012] Allina Health is teaming up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collect donated bicycles for kids in need. Allina Health will also donate bicycle helmets and concussion prevention information to those who receive bikes. People can bring new or gently used bikes, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 13 […]

Allina to complete Bandana recovery

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, March 2, 2012] Allina Hospitals & Clinics plans to consolidate three St. Paul clinics into St. Paul’s historic Bandana Square building. The lease will fill the remainder of the 138,000-square-foot Bandana Square, at 1021 Bandana Blvd. E., and complete the turnaround for the property envisioned by real estate developer Steve Wellington […]

Birth control recall: Dosing could lead to unintended pregnancies

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 16, 2011] Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is recalling multiple lots of birth-control pills because of a packaging error that could lead to incorrect dosing and unintended pregnancies. KSTP News talked to Aspen Medical Group ob/gyn nurse practitioner Katherine Williams about the potential consequences. Watch the story below.

New Business

[Star Tribune, January 11, 2011] Allina’s new United Heart & Vascular Clinic (UHVC) is now serving the east metro area of the Twin Cities. Based on the United Hospital campus in St. Paul, UHVC offers a full range of resources for the prevention, early detection, rapid treatment and rehabilitation of heart disease in one integrated […]

Allergy season hits earlier with warmer weather

[KARE11, March 29, 2010] We’re talking 70s over the next few days, but along with the warmer temperatures and blooming flowers come the runny noses and itchy eyes. If your nose hasn’t told you already, spring allergies are here too. It’s evident at the Aspen Medical Group’s Bandana Square clinic in St. Paul. Allergy specialist, […]