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Violence against EMS personnel on the rise

[KARE 11, March 21, 2017] Violence against paramedics and EMTs on the job are increasing. Allina Health EMS manager of quality, safety and risk, Scott Tomek talked with KARE 11 News about how that is being handled.

Spotting early signs of multiple sclerosis

[KARE 11, March 20, 2017] Multiple sclerosis is called a sneaky disease. That’s because its symptoms can be hard to spots and it often goes years before it’s diagnosed after the first symptoms appear. Neurologist, Dr. Ron Tarrel, from the Noran Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about just what multiple […]

Spring allergies already on the way

[Fox 9 KMSP-TV, March 19, 2017] Some warm stretches of weather already this year have already created conditions to aggravate allergy suffers. Allina Health Clinic’s allergist, Dr. Pramod Kelkar, talked with Fox 9 News about ways to minimize allergy suffering.

Choosing over-the-counter medicine requires some research

[CCX Media, March 7, 2017] A trip to the pharmacy can be an overwhelming experience for someone simply trying to choose an over-the-counter medication to treat a symptom. Not only are there varieties of choices, says Allina Health pharmacist Mckaya Kastner but people also have to worry about how a new medication might interact with […]

Math teacher back on his feet after strokes nearly killed him

[KMSP-TV, March 3, 2013] Teaching his math class at St. Thomas Academy, not many of Lee’s students knew the work it required for him to return to the classroom after two strokes. He never knew if he would walk again, or swim again or run again. Josser Delgado, MD, interventional neuroradiologist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, […]

‘Miracle’ brain surgery helps woman control her tremors

[KMSP-TV, March 2, 2017] Before deep brain stimulation surgery, Joyce Matthews of Hutchinson had a tough time doing things like putting on a necklace or combing her hair. But now she feels like everyone else thanks to what she calls a medical miracle. “I’m so grateful I had this surgery,” said Matthews.

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.

Good Question: Why Do We Get Headaches?

[WCCO-TV, March 2, 2017] Headaches happen to all of us. But for one in 20 people, headaches can happen every day. But why do we get them? “Headaches are usually related to pain sensors in the lining of the brain or in the blood vessels of the brain,” said Dr. Yasha Kayan, an interventional neuroradiologist […]

‘Baby Cafe’ supports moms struggling with breastfeeding

[WCCO-TV, March 2, 2017] For many moms, it can be the hardest part of having a baby: breastfeeding. But, some moms living outside of the metro are finding help at what’s called a “baby cafe.” Every week, women meet in Buffalo to talk about what’s working and get tips from professionals about what isn’t. The Wright […]

Vaping: How healthy is it?

[Fox 9 KMSP-TV, March 2, 2017] Proponents of vaping, the smokeless alternative to cigarettes, say it safer than smoking and may be helpful in quitting smoking. But how safe is it? Allina Health pulmonologist, Dr. Andrew Stiehm, talked with Fox 9 News about what we know about vaping, especially for teens.