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Allina featured at Twin Cities Startup Week

[Star Tribune, Oct. 13, 2018] In its fifth and biggest year yet, Twin Cities Startup Week attracted one group like never before: the largest companies in town. From the first Startup Week in 2014, Minnesota’s big companies have sent their technologists, developers and engineers to attend the various technical panels and networking events put together […]

Twin Cities hospitals face critical shortage of pain medications

[Star Tribune, Oct. 13, 2018] Twin Cities hospitals are struggling amid a nationwide shortage to keep adequate supplies of critical care drugs, including pain meds like fentanyl and morphine that are necessary to surgery and recovery. As the long-simmering shortage ripples across the U.S. health care system, local hospitals and health systems are designating special […]

Allina to expand its Everyday Clinic network

Allina to expand its Everyday Clinic network

[Star Tribune, Aug. 22, 2018] After opening two clinics in retail stores this spring, Allina Health System has plans for four more by March as part of a broader effort to make it easier for patients to get quick care for basic ailments. In April, Allina announced it would open its new Allina Health Everyday […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Allina dispatcher walks couple, officer through roadside birth

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 25, 2017] As most people unwrapped presents Christmas morning, Hannah Lindeman and her husband Taylor were headed to United Hospital in St. Paul with a daughter on the way. The birth was four weeks ahead of schedule, a holiday surprise that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “roadside delivery.” Unable to […]

Rare medical alliance boosts care in northwest metro

[Star Tribune, Nov. 7, 2017] Ann Losness didn’t want to go back to Mercy Hospital Unity Camps after a four-day stay for heart problems, and the hospital didn’t want her back either. They had gotten along fine — but return visits can be frustrating, expensive and ultimately preventable if hospitals adequately prep patients to go […]

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Heart stents fail to ease nonemergency chest pain, landmark study says

[Star Tribune, November 2, 2017] A study of 200 heart patients in the United Kingdom shocked the international cardiology community on Thursday when it reported that patients who had stents put in to treat nonemergency chest pain showed about the same improvements as patients who got a “sham” placebo procedure. Michael Miedema, MD, and Nicholas […]

Minnesota experts welcome Trump’s declaration but hope it brings additional funds

Minnesota experts welcome Trump’s declaration but hope it brings additional funds

[Star Tribune, October 27, 2017] Addiction and public health authorities in Minnesota welcomed President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday, saying they hope it will reduce stigma and promote treatment in a state where overdose deaths have soared in recent years. “Individuals struggling with addiction had been [treated as] the stepchild of the family,” said […]