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Courage Kenny Classic tournament for wheelchair athletes

[KSTP-TV, November 4, 2017] This year’s Courage Kenny Classic basketball tournament for wheelchair athletes has drawn teams from around the U.S. It’s the 35th annual running of the event. Wheelchair basketball is for anyone with a permanent lower extremity disability, including but not limited to, amputee, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and limb […]

Allina adds extra security for controlled substance prescriptions

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 27, 2017] Allina Health is among the first healthcare providers in the Twin Cities to meet federal requirements for having two layers of security for practitioners sending electronic prescriptions for controlled substances to pharmacies. “We’re making sure the prescriptions go there without any potential for forgeries of those prescriptions,” Lee Mork said, who […]

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute teaches patients about ‘natural painkillers’

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 11, 2017] Bill Clements has lived with chronic pain most of his adult life. After he had colon surgery, he relied on fentanyl administered through an internal pain pump. He says something had to change. “The drugs were taking away too much of who I am,” Clements said. “It made me a zombie.” […]

Donated bikes wanted for Free Bikes 4 Kidz.

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 7, 2017] For the seventh year in a row, Allina Health is teaming up with the nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz to collected used bikes from the public that will be cleaned up and repaired, then given to kids of families in need. Allina and FB4K spokespeople talked with KSTP-TV News about the […]

Midwives role in modern health care

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 30, 2017] If when you think of midwives you think of home births, then it’s time to revise your thinking. Midwives are now part of hospital births much more often than at home. Certified nurse midwife Kathrine Simon, lead midwife at Allina Health, talked with KSTP News about modern midwifery.

Abbott Northwestern Medicine Ball raises record $1.1 million

[KSTP-TV, September 23, 2017] More than 925 people filled the ballroom at the Minneapolis Hilton for the Starry Night gala to support mental health and addiction programs at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Meteorologist Ken Barlow was the evening’s emcee, and KSTP-TV was there.

Cambridge-Isanti teachers prepped to deal with medical emergencies

[KSTP-TV, Aug. 30, 2017] As their final week of summer vacation wraps up, teachers in the Cambridge-Isanti school district are getting an interactive lesson like they’ve never had before. Step by step, these teachers learn the process of what to do and how to do it — and what a real medical emergency at school […]

The Mother Baby Center

[KSTP-TV, Aug. 16, 2017] Having a baby, often means you remember the most minute details about the experience, the pregnancy and then of course the delivery. And the care you receive during that memorable time has changed so much. That’s especially true at The Mother Baby Center. And as Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson […]

Why expecting moms count kicks

[KSTP-TV, July 23, 2017] Many expectant parents are turning to apps to help them get through the pregnancy and track the movements of their babies before their born. In fact, an Iowa mom recently made national headlines for crediting a “kick” app for saving her newborn’s life. Dr. Patricia Harper is an OB/GYN with Allina […]

Doctors write fewer opioid prescriptions, but epidemic persists

[KSTP-TV, July, 10, 2017] Doctors are writing fewer opioid prescriptions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s good news experts said, but it’s not nearly good enough. The number of opioids prescribed in the U.S. peaked in 2010, then decreased each year through 2015, the CDC reported. The problem is the number […]