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What do medical conditions actually mean?

[WCCO-TV, June 15, 2017] We hear it all the time in the news. A person is fair condition, or critical condition. But what do those medical condition terms really mean? That’s the Good Question that WCCO News put to Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Dr. Craig Bowron.

Sunscreen dos and don’ts

[WCCO-TV, May 24, 2017] If you’re going to spend time at the pool or anywhere outside this summer, sunscreen is a must, but what is the best type to buy to protect your skin? A new Consumer Reports testing shows SPF shouldn’t be your only concern. And what some of us apply seasonally should be […]

Allina psychologist weighs in on St. Olaf racist note hoax

[WCCO-TV, May 11, 2017] The St. Olaf College campus is still reeling from a reported racist note that turned out to be a hoax. An African-American female student reported finding a note on her car that was threatening and used a racial slur in late April. The note sparked protests on campus and a call […]

Battle against opioid drug abuse rages on year after Prince’s death

[WCCO-TV, April 22, 2017] One year after musician Prince died of an opioid drug overdose, the opioid epidemic has worsened in Minnesota and the U.S. Allina Health addiction specialist, Dr. Roger Laroche talked with WCCO-TV News about where we are in the fight against opiates.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz gives bikes away to families who can’t afford to buy them

[KSTP-TV & WCCO-TV, April 22, 2017] Hundreds of kids went home this Saturday with big smiles on their faces, the recipients of bikes donated last fall to Allina Health and Free Bikes 4 Kidz and given to the kids this day. KSTP-TV and WCCO-TV covered the event.

Conditioning exercises can take strokes off your golf game

[WCCO-TV, April 21, 2017] Looking for ways to improve your golf game. How about some exercise. Bradley Zasada, a physical therapist with Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, talked with WCCO-TV about how exercise can improve your golf game and help prevent injury.

Possibly deadly staph infections not uncommon

[WCCO-TV, April 18, 2017] News that a Minnesota state official has died from a staph infection has focused new attention on an illness that doctors say is not that uncommon. WCCO-TV talked with Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Wendy Slattery, about staph infections.

Sen. Klobuchar announces synthetic opioid drug fighting bill at United Hospital

[WCCO-TV, April 10, 2017] Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured United Hospital’s emergency department and an Allina Health EMS ambulance to see how drug overdose patients are cared for. Klobuchar then announced two bills she has authored to help fight the synthetic opioid drug abuse epidemic. KSTP-TV and KMSP Fox 9 also covered this story.

Good Question: Why Do We Get Headaches?

[WCCO-TV, March 2, 2017] Headaches happen to all of us. But for one in 20 people, headaches can happen every day. But why do we get them? “Headaches are usually related to pain sensors in the lining of the brain or in the blood vessels of the brain,” said Dr. Yasha Kayan, an interventional neuroradiologist […]

‘Baby Cafe’ supports moms struggling with breastfeeding

[WCCO-TV, March 2, 2017] For many moms, it can be the hardest part of having a baby: breastfeeding. But, some moms living outside of the metro are finding help at what’s called a “baby cafe.” Every week, women meet in Buffalo to talk about what’s working and get tips from professionals about what isn’t. The Wright […]