New York Times

An army of sewers, making masks for America

An army of sewers, making masks for America

[New York Times, March 25, 2020] Many of the finished masks are going into the Allina Health network of hospitals and clinics in Minnesota, said Helen Strike, who is in charge of Allina’s coronavirus response. She said she worried that the hospital network’s mask supplies could be depleted as the virus spread in Minnesota. Allina […]

Allina Health cardiologist warns on St. Jude heart device

[New York Times, August 21, 2012] A cardiologist who studies the safety of heart devices said surgeons should stop using a component sold by St. Jude Medical until more is known about the long-term safety of the device. The cardiologist, Dr. Robert Hauser of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, made his comments as a study […]

Combating Acid Reflux May Bring Host of Ills

[New York Times, June 26, 2012] The first time Jolene Rudell fainted, she assumed that the stress of being in medical school had gotten to her. Then, two weeks later, she lost consciousness again. Blood tests showed Ms. Rudell’s red blood cell count and iron level were dangerously low. But she is a hearty eater […]