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Allina Health Abbott Northwestern doctors save 16-year-old stroke patient

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 9, 2018] A Coon Rapids high school football player has quite the story to tell about a lifesaving medical procedure. The life saved was his own and it may not have happened if his girlfriend, Ellie, didn’t realize something was seriously wrong with him. Ellie called 911 and soon Cole was inside the […]

Allina’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute hosts national wheelchair basketball tournament

[KSTP-TV, Nov. 3, 2018] A wheelchair basketball tournament is attracting some of the top teams from across the country to the Twin Cities area. The 36th Annual Courage Kenny Classic kicked off Saturday at Hastings High School. Organizers said the goal of the basketball program is to promote teamwork and competition. Beka Bickel works for […]

October is breast cancer awareness month

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 28, 2018] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder to women that the best way to survive breast cancer is to detect it early. Sharon Ernst is a mammogram specialist at St. Francis Regional Medical Center and a breast cancer survivor. She talked with KSTP News about her story, why getting mammograms […]

Pregnant woman performs CPR on husband, gives birth shortly after he wakes from coma, both at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 23, 2018] With a baby on the way within hours, Ashley Goette found herself with her husband’s life also in her hands. “The dispatcher walked me through CPR, ’cause I am not trained. They wanted me to get him down to a hard surface and I explained to them that I couldn’t because […]

Courage Kenny patient receives gift from non-profit

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 17, 2018] Danielle “Nella” Pitzen is recovering at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley from a traumatic brain injury suffered in a car crash last April. Wednesday, at CKRI, the charity Birdies4Brains donated $5,500 to Nella and her family to help cover the costs of her recovery.

Allina Health Pharmacy volunteers pack opioid overdose kits

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 26, 2018] Allina Health Pharmacy volunteers are doing something to fight the opioid addiction epidemic. They are packing Narcan kits. Narcan is used as an antidote to opioid overdoses. It’s part of an annual community service event every year for Allina Health Pharmacy leaders.

New program aims to help high school students manage stress

[KSTP-TV, September 12, 2018] A new Allina Health program is helping students in Minnesota and Wisconsin manage their stress. It’s called Change To Chill and this year Allina Health selected nine high schools to participate. One of those schools is Hopkins High School. “It’s really nice that we have this opportunity,” said Nimo Gelle, a […]

Allina Health EMS ready for 4th of July

[KSTP-TV, July 4, 2018] On a holiday like the 4th of July, most folks are spending time with family and enjoying the celebrations. But for Allina Health EMS paramedics and EMTs it’s another work day that can bring some special concerns. KSTP News rode along on this 4th to see what happens.

World Health Organization urges global trans fat ban

[KSTP-TV, May 20, 2018] Last week the World Health Organization released a plan to help countries eliminate trans fats from the global food supply in five years. Allina Health dietician Amy Pleimling talked with KSTP News explaining why trans fats are so bad for us.

EpiPen, generics in temporary short supply

[KSTP-TV, May 14, 2018] Patients across Minnesota are busy trying to make sure they can get their hands on needed epinephrine brands in the case of a potentially deadly allergic reaction. There is currently a nationwide EpiPen shortage. The shortage involves brand name and some generic versions. The shortage affects pens made by drug manufacturer […]