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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.

What you should know about sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, July 20, 2016] Surveys show most of us don’t know much about the sunscreen our doctors say we should use when ever we go out in the sun. Allina Health Clinic dermatologist, Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked to WCCO-TV to lay out the basics about what we should all know about sunscreen.

Coloring books — for adults!

[WCCO-TV, July 5, 2016] Sales of coloring books for adults are soaring, and for good reason. Kristin Brown, an occupational therapist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with WCCO-TV about the benefits of coloring for adults.

4th of July baby couldn’t wait

[KMSP Fox 9, July 4, 2016] For a Brooklyn Center couple, the trip to the Minneapolis Mother Baby Center was a little to long for their baby girl. Mom couldn’t wait to get to the hospital to deliver her. WCCO-TV also reported on this story.

Stretches can improve your golf game

[WCCO-TV, June 30, 2016] Looking for a way to shave a few strokes off your golf game? A few minutes of stretching before you drive off the first tee might do it for you. Dr. Jamie Peters, a sports medicine physician with Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists, demonstrated a few stretches that could help […]

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.