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New Shoes, Healthy Kids

[WCCO-TV, April 17, 2015] Once again this year, Allina Health is partnering with the footwear industry to give away 10,000 pair of athletic shoes and socks to kids in need. The New Shoes, Healthy Kids events will occur at 16 Allina Health and community locations throughout central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Tomorrow, 1500 Allina Health […]

Swift says screening detected mom’s cancer

Swift says screening detected mom’s cancer

[WCCO-TV, April 16, 2015] Since Taylor Swift announced her mom has cancer, her fans have been reaching out with support. We want to talk more about the importance of cancer screening. Joining us now is Dr. Tim Larson from Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. See the interview here.

Celebrities bring focus to cancer screening

[WCCO-TV, April 15, 2015] News that cancer screening found cancer in singer Taylor Swift’s mother has brought new attention to cancer screenings. Abbott Northwestern Hospital oncologist, Dr. Tim Larson talked with WCCO-TV about the state of cancer screening capabilities and who it might be right for.

Michael Miedema, MD

Short people have higher heart attack risk

[WCCO-TV, April 12, 2015] Being short has its shortcomings. But until now, no one thought you might be more at risk for a heart attack. Michael Miedema, MD, cardiologist with Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, was interviewed about a new study on the subject and what short people should do to improve their […]

Deputy paralyzed in Mexico swimming accident

[WCCO-TV, March 18, 2015] What started as a winter vacation getaway turned into a struggle to survive for a Minnesota deputy. Last month, 39-year-old Jeff Edwards was vacationing with his girlfriend and other friends in Ixtapa, Mexico. While swimming in the ocean, he got caught in a wave and was slammed into the ocean floor. […]

With Target layoffs looming, Allina Health psychologist offers advice

[WCCO-TV, March 9, 2015] Target’s announcement that it will cut thousands of workers over the next two years has many company employees nervous about their fate. Allina Health Nicollet Mall Clinic psychologist Lauren Fogel says there are things employees can do when fearing a layoff. She said it’s important for people to focus on what […]

Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile gives free exams, glasses to students

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 12, 2015] Optometrists say poor vision can easily affect a student’s performance in school. But if you don’t have insurance, it can be a struggle to pay for an eye exam and prescription glasses. About 20 St. Paul kids who failed vision screenings at their school last fall got a follow-up exam Thursday […]

Good Question: How big is average now

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 9, 2015] When it comes to just how big an average sized American woman or man is, just what is average? That’s the Good Question posed to Allina Health’s Barb Brower, a nutrionist and dietician at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.

New technique has stroke patients on the mend

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 9, 2015] Cutting edge technology being used at Abbott Northwestern Hospital could change the treatment for stroke patients. Doctors use a machine with a catheter and suction to remove the stroke-causing blood clot, essentially like a miniature vacuum.. The recovery time can be much quicker than the traditional procedure of using medication to […]

Good Question: Does gum really stay in your stomach for seven years?

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 30, 2015] You’ve no doubt heard the old wives tale about swallowed gum staying in your system for seven years? Does it really? That’s the Good Question WCCO asked Allina Health certified nurse specialist Mary Beshara at the Penny George Institute for Health and healing.