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Allina Health opens new River Falls, Wis. clinic

[River Falls Journal, June 19, 2017] The new Allina Health River Falls Clinic located at the corner of East Division Street and Highway 35 provides a hometown care setting with next-door access to a regional health system. The 17-exam-room clinic, which opened its doors Monday, June 19, will offer family medicine and women’s health services […]

What do medical conditions actually mean?

[WCCO-TV, June 15, 2017] We hear it all the time in the news. A person is fair condition, or critical condition. But what do those medical condition terms really mean? That’s the Good Question that WCCO News put to Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Dr. Craig Bowron.

CPR and AED Awareness Week

[KMSP Fox 9, June 7, 2017] A little over a year ago, Allina Health Edina Clinic nurse practitioner June Van Valkenburg was in a coffee shop chatting with a friend when a man collapsed nearby. After determining he wasn’t breathing and had no pulse, June started CPR. Now, June and the man whose life she […]

Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus celebrates Emergency Medical Services Week

[Sun Focus, June 4, 2017] Emergency medical service personnel and emergency service officials gathered Wednesday, May 24 at Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus to recognize local paramedics, healthcare providers, firefighter, and police officers, kicking off National Emergency Medical Services Week. To celebrate EMS Week, hospital officials fired up the grill and treated emergency responders to […]

May is Stroke Awareness Month

[KARE 11, May 25, 2017] May is Stroke Awareness Month and a good time to be reminded of the symptoms. Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital stopped by the KARE 11 News at 4 to talk about symptoms, and what to do if someone is suffering a stroke.

Sunscreen dos and don’ts

[WCCO-TV, May 24, 2017] If you’re going to spend time at the pool or anywhere outside this summer, sunscreen is a must, but what is the best type to buy to protect your skin? A new Consumer Reports testing shows SPF shouldn’t be your only concern. And what some of us apply seasonally should be […]

Unity Emergency Department says thanks to first responders

[KSTP-TV, May 24, 2017] This is EMS Week and the staff from Mercy Hospital Unity Campus Emergency Department took time to say thanks with a barbeque to all the first responders who come to the hospital.

Medical procedure at Abbott Northwestern Hospital saves life of mom and baby

[KARE11-TV, May 22, 2017] At four months, Jaxon Dayton has good reason to be a smiley baby. He’s alive. Alive is no small feat after Jaxon’s mother, Danielle, was advised by her first doctor to terminate her pregnancy to save her own life.

Reducing stigma around mental health

[KARE 11, May 19, 2017] It’s something that so many of us struggle with, yet it can be extremely difficult to open up and talk about. According to Allina Health, it’s estimated that one in five adults struggle with some form of mental health condition, like anxiety or depression. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. […]

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Lacrosse gains traction at Courage Kenny in Golden Valley

[Sun Post, May 18, 2017] At Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, disabilities do not stop its clients from being active and having fun. This year, the organization introduced wheelchair lacrosse, the newest of its sports programs. “It’s passion and joy (to coach this sport),” said Barry Weintraub. Read the story at post.mnsun.com.