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.

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 […]