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Allina Health EMS dispatcher meets baby he helped deliver

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 18, 2018] Two months after Hannah and Taylor Lindeman welcomed their third daughter, Poppy Noel, into the world, the proud parents finally got a chance to introduce her to the man who helped coach them through the roadside delivery. It was Christmas day on the side of Highway 8 in Chisago […]

Abbott Northwestern health kick includes Panera Bread in former McDonald’s spot

[Star Tribune, Feb. 16, 2018] More than a year after a push for healthier food closed the doors at a McDonald’s on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus, the medical center in Minneapolis is on the verge of welcoming Panera Bread. The St. Louis-based restaurant chain is scheduled to open a bakery/cafe by month’s end, with a […]

Telemedicine gains a foothold at New Ulm Medical Center

[New Ulm Journal, Feb. 16, 2018] New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) is expanding a convenient service for patients and providers. The new program, telehealth virtual visits, is a way for patients to see their doctor online for certain kinds of visits. “We started the telehealth virtual visits back in 2017 with a few providers to test […]

Abbott Northwestern building $29.2 million neuroscience unit

[Star Tribune, Feb. 15, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital plans on spending $29.2 million to build an inpatient unit for patients with strokes, brain tumors and other health problems requiring neuroscience treatments. The Minneapolis hospital projects a 20 percent increase in neuroscience patients over the next 10 years due to the aging of the population and […]

Flu season keeps hanging on

[CCX News, Feb. 9, 2018] Across the country, this year is shaping up as one of the worst flu seasons in many years. At the West Health Emergency Department in Plymouth, Dr. Karen Wright talked with CCX News about the patients they’ve been seeing.

Living with Parkinson’s disease

[KARE 11, Feb. 5, 2018] Singer Neil Diamond recently announced he has Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Eleanor Orehek, a neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about Parkinson’s Disease and the latest in its treatment.

New blood test for cancer screening on the way

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 2, 2018] Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. These tests are not available, yet, but oncologist, Dr. Stuart Bloom at Allina’s Virginia Piper Center, told WCCO Radio these […]

Mercy Hospital’s Sara Criger is reshaping the delivery of health care

[Minnesota Business, Jan. 26, 2017] Sara Criger, president of Allina’s Mercy Hospital, is a serial change agent. Her leadership has impacted a number of hospitals in the metro area, including Fairview Ridges Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Criger grew up planning to become a nurse like her mother, and […]

Integrative medicine instead of opioids for pain?

[WCCO Radio, Jan. 23, 2018] On International Integrative Health Day, the head of Allina’s Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Dr. Courtney Baechler talks with WCCO Radio about how integrative medicine offers alternatives to many conventional medical treatments including addictive pain medications.

Dr. Elizabeth Baldwin

ADHD drug use spikes among women of child-bearing age

[Star Tribune, Jan. 19, 2018] A spike in the number of women taking stimulants for attention disorders is raising concern among doctors about the potential impact on pregnancy. Federal health officials on Thursday reported a 344 percent increase since 2003 in women between the ages of 15 and 44 who filled prescriptions for stimulants and […]