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Another FDA recall of tainted blood pressure medications

[KARE 11, Jan. 4, 2019] The FDA has issued another recall for a generic blood pressure medication, the eighth in the past several months for similar types of medications. Allina Health Director of Pharmacy Lee Mork talked with KARE 11 News about why it’s happened and what people should do if they think they have […]

Allina Health’s newest Everyday Clinic opens in Brooklyn Park Hy-Vee

[CCX Media, Jan. 2, 2019] Allina Health’s newest Everyday Clinic is now open in the Brooklyn Park Hy-Vee store. This is the fourth of a growing number of Hy-Vee clinics that all welcome walk-in appointments. It’s part of Allina Health’s efforts to make convenient access to health care available to everyone.

How to get better sleep in 2019

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 1, 2019] Jan. 1 is often the time when people resolve to live healthier in the new year. For some, that means getting more sleep. So, what does it take to fall asleep faster? When asked what is the biggest thing standing in the way of a good night’s sleep, Dr. Andrew Stiehm, […]

Baby girl born at 3:21 a.m. is among St. Paul’s first of 2019

[Pioneer Press, Jan. 1, 2019] Kaleena Chem-Rodriguez was among the first babies born on New Year’s Day in St. Paul, arriving at 3:21 a.m. at The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota. She weighed in at 5 pounds and 6 ounces. Her mother, 22-year-old Katherine Chem, said Kaleena has slept a lot since […]

Why do women wait longer to seek help for a heart attack?

[KARE 11, Dec. 31, 2018] A new study reveals women wait longer than men to call for help when they’re having a heart attack. Researchers say women hold off seeking medical attention roughly 37 minutes longer, and that delay could have deadly consequences. Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist with Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute at […]

Tips for healthier eating in 2019

[KARE 11, Dec. 29, 2018] It’s the time of year when many of us are making resolutions to get healthier. Registered dietician Amy Pleimling from Allina Health Weight Management talked with KARE 11 Saturday to share her tips for success all year long. Those tips include getting back to the basics: healthy eating, portion control, […]

Snoring and the risk for women’s heart health

[KARE 11, Dec. 21, 2018] If you’re a woman and snore at night, you may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. New research reveals women with obstructive sleep apnea are more prone to heart disease. Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep specialist at Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic, talked […]

A Twin Cities man recovers from West Nile Disease at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

WCCO-TV, Dec. 20, 2018] A Twin Cities father is forced to celebrate the holidays at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute as he fights back against West Nile virus. A mosquito carrying the infectious disease paralyzed Andy McBride, 37, in August. Doctors do not know what his future holds. Days after a camping trip to […]

Is it just shopping or is shopping addiction?

[KARE 11, Dec. 20, 2018] ‘Tis the season for shopping! But for many, this time of year can trigger an urge to splurge — and, for others, it can turn into a serious shopping addiction. Dr. Roger Laroche is an Allina Health addiction and mental health specialist, and he talked with KARE 11 about what […]

Renovated emergency department at Allinna’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital on display

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 19, 2018] The $25 million renovation and expansion of Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital Emergency Department was opened for area media to tour. The improvements include three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, and five additional mental health beds […]