Twin Cities eye doctor offers ‘sight for soldiers’

[WCCO-TV, May 17, 2016] A Twin Cities eye doctor has found a unique way to say ‘thank you’ to members of the military. Dr. Neal Sher is internationally recognized as an expert in laser vision correction. The eye surgeon has provided sight for soldiers at no cost for more than a decade. What started with […]

Slowing Down, Living Better Through Mindfulness Meditation

[WCCO-TV, May 10, 2016] Folks are doing it at home and at work. Every Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m., a group of Allina Health employees meet in a conference room to meditate. Allina’s hospitals and clinics started offering mindfulness meditation classes to the community three years ago, in response to patients asking for help managing […]

Paralyzed, but hopeful

[WCCO-TV, April 21, 2016] A young father, paralyzed after diving into Lake Minnetonka, is telling his story for the first time. He crushed his spine. Now at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, he’s fighting his way back.

Courage Kenny basketball teams are top seeds at national conference

[WCCO-TV, April 2, 2016] March Madness isn’t just for college basketball fans, high school players in Minnesota are preparing for a national conference. These players, who happen to use wheelchairs, are working hard to maintain their championship status.

Minnesota Couple Welcomes Baby Born Prematurely On Leap Day

[WCCO-TV, February 29, 2016] Feb. 29, Leap Day, only comes along every four years. The extra day in the month exists to account for the earth’s orbit around the sun taking slightly longer than 365 days. At 10:05 a.m. on Monday, Sullivan Reiter was born almost 3 weeks premature. It’s as though he wanted to […]

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute attains U.S. Paralympics club status

[WCCO-TV, February, 21, 2016] U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, recently announced that Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has been recognized as a Bronze Level Club as a part of the Paralympic Sport Club Excellence Program, which also recognizes 57 other clubs across the country. An example of how Courage Kenny supports […]

How long will you live?

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 19, 2016] In 1900, the average American lived to only 48 years old. By 1980, life expectancy had jumped to 74 by decreasing childhood mortality and making major medical advances in heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Today, experts expect the average American baby to live to 78.8 years old. So, how long should […]

Buffalo Police hand out more than tickets this holiday season

[KSTP-TV, Dec. 21, 2015] It’s an experiment that started with 16 $50 bills and seven $100 bills, and it’s showing just how far money can go. The local branch of the “Bounce Back” project, a partnership with Allina Health – Buffalo Hospital, the Allina Health Clinic – Buffalo, CentraCare Monticello Hospital, and the Buffalo and […]

Cholesterol medication: Do we need it? Maybe not, according to one study

[WCCO-TV, November 3, 2015] If you could avoid taking medicine, would you? A new study suggests many who are taking medicine for their hearts may not actually need it. It’s estimated around 50 percent of Americans over 40 have considered or decided to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. But a new study involving a local cardiologist suggests […]

U of M football coach retirement puts focus on epilepsy

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 28, 2015] The surprise retirement of University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill puts renewed focus on epilepsy, the disease that sidelined him. Minnesota Epilepsy Group neurologist, Dr. Paul Atkinson, talked with WCCO-TV about the disease, what it can do to a person and how it’s treated. Fox 9 News also interviewed Dr. […]