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.

Dealing with post-election holiday gatherings

[WCCO-TV, November 15, 2016] Chances are there are folks in your family who backed either side in the last election — the topic of plenty of heated discussions. But how do you keep the conversation civil at holiday gatherings this year? Allina Health Shakopee Clinic psychologist, Dr. Dan Kessler, talked with WCCO News about tactics […]

Movember: November is men’s health month

[WCCO-TV, November 14, 2016] Movember is a month dedicated to talking about men’s health. For many men, even talking about their own health issues is something they avoid. Allina Health urologist Dr. Pete Sershon talked with WCCO-TV about men’s health issues.

Free Biks 4 Kidz and Allina collect bikes for needy kids

[WCCO-TV, October 8, 2016] Allina Health and Free Bikes 4 Kidz are working together for the sixth year to collect used bikes from the public to clean and repair and then give them to kids of families in need. Free Bikes 4 Kidz founder Terry Esau and Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Nick […]

When should men get tested for prostate cancer?

[WCCO-TV, October 4, 2016] Actor Ben Stiller’s announcement that he was tested and found to have prostate cancer at age 48 has reopened the debate about when, or even if, men should get a PSA test for prostate cancer. Dr. Pete Sershon, a urologic surgeon at Allina’s United Hospital talked with WCCO News about this […]

Getting rid of unused prescription drugs safely

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 21, 2016] The safe disposal of drugs not only prevents others from swiping bottles from home medicine cabinets, but it also protects the environment. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. “Sixty percent of patients in a recent survey in ‘Annals Of Internal Medicine’ reported that […]

After life-saving call, Minnesota doctors looking at FaceTime differently

[WCCO-TV, September 15, 2016] What started as a standard procedure ended in a life-saving phone call. Bob Sandin went to his local hospital in Crosby, Minn. to get a pacemaker. During the procedure, something didn’t look right. The problem connected two hospitals in a way that has some doctors taking a second look at their cell phones. […]

Young athletes compete in Wheelchair Softball World Series

[WCCO-TV, August 5, 2016] The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute played host to the Junior Wheelchair World Series this summer. Four teams came to Minnesota to compete for the title including a Minnesota team. WCCO-TV was out to watch. KSTP-TV, KARE 11 and cable News 12 also covered the event.