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What do medical conditions actually mean?

[WCCO-TV, June 15, 2017] We hear it all the time in the news. A person is fair condition, or critical condition. But what do those medical condition terms really mean? That’s the Good Question that WCCO News put to Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Dr. Craig Bowron.

Five-year-old makes recovery at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute after brain surgery

[KMSP-TV, June 14, 2017] After surgery that successfully repaired a rare brain problem, Camden Nechrebecki was unable to walk or use his hands. But after eight weeks of therapy at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, he’s ready for a summer of fun and kindergarten in the fall.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute opens one of nation’s largest adaptive fitness and wellness centers

[CCX, June 14, 2017] For years, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley has been a popular exercise spot for people with disabilities. Now, they have a new and bigger facility for land and water therapies.

CPR and AED Awareness Week

[KMSP Fox 9, June 7, 2017] A little over a year ago, Allina Health Edina Clinic nurse practitioner June Van Valkenburg was in a coffee shop chatting with a friend when a man collapsed nearby. After determining he wasn’t breathing and had no pulse, June started CPR. Now, June and the man whose life she […]

May is Stroke Awareness Month

[KARE 11, May 25, 2017] May is Stroke Awareness Month and a good time to be reminded of the symptoms. Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital stopped by the KARE 11 News at 4 to talk about symptoms, and what to do if someone is suffering a stroke.

Sunscreen dos and don’ts

[WCCO-TV, May 24, 2017] If you’re going to spend time at the pool or anywhere outside this summer, sunscreen is a must, but what is the best type to buy to protect your skin? A new Consumer Reports testing shows SPF shouldn’t be your only concern. And what some of us apply seasonally should be […]

Unity Emergency Department says thanks to first responders

[KSTP-TV, May 24, 2017] This is EMS Week and the staff from Mercy Hospital Unity Campus Emergency Department took time to say thanks with a barbeque to all the first responders who come to the hospital.

Medical procedure at Abbott Northwestern Hospital saves life of mom and baby

[KARE11-TV, May 22, 2017] At four months, Jaxon Dayton has good reason to be a smiley baby. He’s alive. Alive is no small feat after Jaxon’s mother, Danielle, was advised by her first doctor to terminate her pregnancy to save her own life.

Reducing stigma around mental health

[KARE 11, May 19, 2017] It’s something that so many of us struggle with, yet it can be extremely difficult to open up and talk about. According to Allina Health, it’s estimated that one in five adults struggle with some form of mental health condition, like anxiety or depression. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. […]

Allina psychologist weighs in on St. Olaf racist note hoax

[WCCO-TV, May 11, 2017] The St. Olaf College campus is still reeling from a reported racist note that turned out to be a hoax. An African-American female student reported finding a note on her car that was threatening and used a racial slur in late April. The note sparked protests on campus and a call […]