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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 […]

CBS Health Watch: Dementia

[WCCO-TV, February 25, 2017] Dementia is in the news this week, because 56-year-old actor David Cassidy revealed his diagnosis. Dr. Richard Golden with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital talks about dementia and who is at risk.

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.