Penny George Institute for Health and Healing

Are you getting enough exercise? Probably not

[KARE 11, July 19, 2018] According to the CDC, only around 1 in 4 U.S. adults is getting enough exercise per week (MN ranks #8 in the nation for getting the most exercise). Steve Moore, an exercise physiologist and health coach at Allina Health’s Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, visited KARE 11 News […]

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.

Can the sun give us enough vitamin D in the winter?

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 19, 2017] For the first time in two and half weeks, the sun came out on Tuesday. But was it enough to get us the vitamin D we need? “This far north, most of us are not getting enough vitamin D in the winter,” said April Chu, a nurse practitioner of integrative medicine […]

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.

Allergy or cold: how can you tell?

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 16, 2017] Many allergy and cold symptoms are similar. So how can you tell the difference? As we head into the fall allergy season, Allina Health’s Dr. Michael Dole talked with WCCO-TV News about how to tell if it is an allergy or a cold.

Health Check: benefits of acupuncture for chronic pain

[CCX News, August 1, 2017] When it comes to treating pain, doctors frequently prescribe medications containing opioids. Now, patients and physicians are exploring non-drug therapies to manage chronic pain, such as the integrative therapies practiced at Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, part of Allina Health.

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Deep relaxation is the hot remedy for preventing and curing symptoms of stress

[Star Tribune, June 27, 2017] The rise of the relaxation movement, some say, is a direct response to the ever-increasing stresses of modern life. “We’re overstimulated from our environment,” says Dr. Courtney Baechler, vice president of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in Minneapolis, where deep relaxation methods are routinely prescribed for a […]

Fitness trackers fail and the healthy way to count calories

[KARE11-TV, June 20, 2017] Annoying news for fitness tracker wearers. You might not be getting accurate calorie counts. Steve Moore, exercise physiologist with LiveWell Fitness, part of Allina Health, explains how trackers work and how to get more reliable information.

Healthy dose of yoga to treat back pain

[KARE-TV, March 2, 2017] Forget over-the-counter pain relievers to find relief from your aching back. Doctors now say you should grab your yoga mat instead. Gail Ericson, a physical therapist from Penny George Institute’s LiveWell Fitness Center, explains.

Why does smell trigger strong memories?

[WCCO-TV, December 7, 2016] Ever smell something, like cookies or markers or old hockey gear, and a whole bunch of memories come flooding in? It turns out our sense of smell can really transport us back in time, often better than what we see or hear. “You definitely have memories associated with when you hear […]