Baechler

Is cancer caused by luck or lifestyle?

[KARE-TV, February 22, 2016] A new study says as much as 90 percent of the lifetime risk of developing cancer can be blamed on things like environment, smoking, drinking, diet and tanning. Dr. Courtney Baechler from the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwesterntalked with KARE11-TV about how big of a role […]

Minnesota conference tackles problem of pain pill abuse

[Star Tribune, August 26, 2015] Prescription pain pill abuse isn’t one of the lighter topics Gov. Mark Dayton has talked about this year. But on Tuesday, speaking at Minnesota’s first conference on the topic, he drove home a serious point about the issue with a personal story and a touch of humor. After a minor […]

Forget the gum. Mindfulness can stop you from smoking

[MinnPost, August 19, 2015] Imagine for a moment that Marlboro Man Sam Elliott is sat down by his doctor and instructed to stop smoking. What would he do? Would he scoff and keep puffing like “Thank You for Smoking” Sam Elliott would do? Or would he listen carefully like the hippie “Parks and Recreation” Sam […]

Health Check: holistic way to de-stress

[Twelve News, March 10, 2015] Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the day-to-day routine can sometimes become overwhelming. Just ask Linda Shay of Minneapolis. “Well, about eight years ago, I had a pretty major panic attack, which kind of woke me up and said that I really have some stress going on in […]

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Desire for a ‘natural’ cure drives demand for supplements

[Star Tribune, March 7, 2015] Blois Olson’s ankles hurt so much that the pain made him walk “like an old man.” The St. Louis Park man consulted his doctor, who told Olson he had early arthritis and recommended a supplement — glucosamine — for relief. For the next six months, Olson downed glucosamine tablets every […]

Inside your health: More than medicine

[KSTP-TV, February 16, 2015] Traditional Western medicine concentrates on conquering disease. But sometimes that comes with unpleasant side effects. Courtney Baechler, MD, of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, part of Allina Health, was interviewed about the growing use of integrative therapies to improve the patient’s experience. Watch the story at kstp.com.

How to slow down our busy lives

[WCCO-TV, July 28, 2014] With work piling up, getting the kids to sports, and other day-to-day duties, stress seems never ending. WCCO talked with Allina Health Chief Wellness Officer Dr. Courtney Jordan Baechler about how to manage our busy lives.

Easy tips to burn calories at work

[WCCO-TV, June 30, 2014] Every day, the average American needs to burn 100 calories just to keep their weight the same. It might not sound like a lot at first, but if you add it up, 100 calories a day for a year is an extra 5 pounds. So, WCCO-TV went to Allina Health to […]

Kids today less fit than their parents were

[MPR, Nov. 22, 2013] Children are now slower runners than their parents were, according to new data from the American Heart Association. The study showed that around the world, children are 15 percent less fit than their parents were during childhood. In the United States, childhood cardiovascular performance declined between 1970 and 2000. Dr. Courtney […]

Why some people get sick more often than others

[WCCO TV, Nov. 13, 2013] Ever wonder why some people seem to get sick all the time and others almost never? Good Question. WCCO TV’s Heather Brown put that question to Dr. Courtney Baechler, Allina Health’s Chief of Health and Wellness. What the report here.