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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute teaches patients about ‘natural painkillers’

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 11, 2017] Bill Clements has lived with chronic pain most of his adult life. After he had colon surgery, he relied on fentanyl administered through an internal pain pump. He says something had to change. “The drugs were taking away too much of who I am,” Clements said. “It made me a zombie.” […]

More than 7300 bikes donated to Free Bikes 4 Kidz

[KARE 11, 2017] Grey skies and a little rain didn’t keep people from coming to more than 50 Allina Health sites to donate used bikes for Free Bikes 4 Kidz. It was the seventh year that Allina has teamed up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collect donated bikes. And this year, the public donated […]

Donated bikes wanted for Free Bikes 4 Kidz.

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 7, 2017] For the seventh year in a row, Allina Health is teaming up with the nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collected used bikes from the public that will be cleaned up and repaired, then given to kids of families in need. Allina and FB4K spokespeople talked with KSTP-TV News about the […]

Morning person or night owl: which way are we born?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 5, 2017] This week, three Americans have won the Nobel Prize for their years of work on circadian rhythms. Their research helps scientists better understand how animal and plant body clock adapts to their physiology during the day. So, are we born morning people or night owls? Good Question. Dr. Andrew Stiehm is […]

New studies fuel safety concerns about youth contact sports

[KARE 11, Oct. 4, 2017] A new study says children who play tackle football before the age of 12 have a higher risk of developing cognitive and behavioral issues as adults. Another study reveals 1 in 5 teens says they’ve been diagnosed with a concussion. Dr. Ron Tarrel from Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern […]

Midwives role in modern health care

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 30, 2017] If when you think of midwives you think of home births, then it’s time to revise your thinking. Midwives are now part of hospital births much more often than at home. Certified nurse midwife Kathrine Simon, lead midwife at Allina Health, talked with KSTP News about modern midwifery.

Objective tool may help improve communication about prenatal weight gain, study shows

Objective tool may help improve communication about prenatal weight gain, study shows

[Gears of Biz, September 27, 2017] Significant improvements in communication between providers and patients surrounding gestational weight gain during prenatal care were found using a new combination of education and a tracking tool in a study by the Mother Baby clinical service line of Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota. “Because weight may be a sensitive […]

New Ulm Medical Center named business of the year.

[New Ulm Journal, Sept. 26, 2017] The New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) was named the 2017 Business of the Year Monday morning. The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce surprised NUMC staff Monday when representatives of the Chamber dropped by to announce the award. “The Chamber believes that this center, the New Ulm Medical Center, […]

Fibromyalgia and chronic pain treatment

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 23, 2017] Pop star Lady Gaga has cancelled a concert tour blaming it on chronic pain she suffers from fibromyalgia. WCCO-TV News talked with Allina Health integrative medicine physician, Dr. Michael Egan, to learn more about fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Helping teens battle obesity

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 21, 2017] When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, many of us are struggling…and so are our kids. In the U.S., more than one-third of adults are considered obese – 36.5 percent to be exact. About 17 percent of children are obese. A year-and-a-half ago, specialists at Allina Health created a strategic […]