Penny George Institute for Health and Healing

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 […]

Got stress? Just sit back … and smell

[Twelve News, November 29, 2016] The holiday season is known as the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ but for some, the holidays can get overwhelming, making stress relief essential to our mental health. For people looking for a new way to manage stress, registered nurse Julie Streeter of Allina’s Penny George Institute for Health […]

Exercise as medicine

[12 TV, October 4, 2016] Have you ever thought of exercise as medicine? Instead of a prescription for a pill, what if exercise could take it’s place and actually be better for you. 12 TV News talked with Gail Ericson, a physical therapist with the Penny George Institute’s LiveWell® Fitness Center, about exercise as medicine.

Health Check: Exercise as a form of medicine

[Twelve News, October 4, 2016] Several times a week, you’ll find 46-year-old Dede Jackson in a gym, getting in her recommended dose of exercise. That’s a message physical therapist Gail Ericson of Allina Health’s Penny George Institute for Health and Healing wants to get out to everyone, especially women over the age of 40. You […]

Why seasonal scents remind us holidays and special event

[KMSP Fox 9, October 4, 2016] Ever wonder why certain smells remind us of the holidays or a special event? KMSP News talked with Julie Streeter, a clinical aromatherapist with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, about why that is.

Are dietary supplements safe?

[WCCO Radio, August 6, 2016] A Consumer Reports study finds certain ingredients in dietary supplements sold around the country can carry major health risks, including heart palpitations, allergic reactions and pain. Dr. Debra Bell from Allina Health’s Penny George Institute for Health and Healing is an integrative medicine specialist. She talked with WCCO Radio about […]

How food and nutrition impacts arthritis

[KARE-TV, May 24, 2016] Did you know eating the “right” foods could have a positive impact on dealing with pain caused by arthritis? Registered dietician Barb Brower with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing which is part of Allina Health talked with KARE 11 News to discuss the relationship between food and arthritis.

Allina Health and NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center launch health coach partnership

[KMOJ-FM, May 12, 2016] With the intention of improving health in North Minneapolis, Allina Health will train Northpoint Health & Wellness Center staff in patient engagement and motivation skills. In addition, four NorthPoint employees will participate in a class to become certified Wellcoaches. Representatives from both organizations talked about what the partnership hopes to accomplish […]

Emergency room patients are choosing acupuncture instead of painkillers at Minneapolis hospital

[KSTP-TV, May 5, 2016] Overdoses from painkillers and heroin are just about as deadly as car crashes in Minnesota. Last year, 336 deaths were linked to the use of opioids or heroin. In contrast, 411 people died in crashes. Fatal facts like that drove a Minneapolis hospital to find another way to tame the pain. […]