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 […]

CBS Health Watch: Dementia

[WCCO-TV, February 25, 2017] Dementia is in the news this week, because 56-year-old actor David Cassidy revealed his diagnosis. Dr. Richard Golden with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital talks about dementia and who is at risk.

New type of heart attack striking younger women

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 11, 2017] There is a certain type of heart attack that is striking a growing number of women in their late 30s and 40s. It’s called SCAD — spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist, Dr. Elizabeth Grey, talked with WCCO News about this situation.

How glasses and contact lenses help us see better

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 12, 2017] Ever wonder how glasses and contact lenses help us see better? That was the Good Question WCCO-TV put to Allina Health’s Phillips Eye Institute ophthalmologist Dr. Keith Carlson.

Courage Kenny wheelchair basketball players scrimmage Olympic alums

[KMSP Fox 9, December 27, 2016] Two Paralympians returned home to Minnesota for an alumni wheelchair basketball game with the Courage Kenny Jr. Rolling Timberwolves. The two Paralympians got their starts with the Courage Kenny team. WCCO News also reporter on the game.

Why does smell trigger strong memories?

[WCCO-TV, December 7, 2016] Ever smell something, like cookies or markers or old hockey gear, and a whole bunch of memories come flooding in? It turns out our sense of smell can really transport us back in time, often better than what we see or hear. “You definitely have memories associated with when you hear […]

Recognizing gun violence warning signs

[WCCO-TV, December 5, 2016] A nonprofit group has produced a video public service announcement warning about the early warning signs of behavior that could lead to gun violence. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with WCCO new about the message in the video.

What happens when you don’t get enough sleep

[WCCO-TV, December 1, 2016] A new report says lack of sleep costs the U.S. economy more than $400 billion a year. Sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm, from Allina’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic, talked with WCCO about that report and how lack of sleep affects our performance.

Vikings coach out with detached retina

[WCCO-TV, December 1, 2016] Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had to miss tonight’s game, because he’s recovering from eye surgery. Allina’s Phillips Eye Institute‘s Geoffrey Emerson, MD, a retina specialist, talked with reporters today about the condition and how it’s treated.