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At Allina, Chinese and traditional medicine complement each other

[The Patch, Jan. 31, 2012] Have you ever had an ailment that just wouldn’t go away, despite your doctor’s best care? At Allina Medical Clinic – Northfield—as elsewhere—it’s become increasingly common for such patients to be referred to an acupuncturist, which is often their first venture into the widening world of alternative/complementary medicine. Read the full […]

Allina surgeons get new treatment approach for brain aneurysms

[Star Tribune, Jan. 30, 2012] As physicians, nurses and technicians looked on, Dr. Benjamin Crandall and Dr. Josser Delgado gingerly inserted a catheter into an artery in the leg of a 55-year-old woman. To guide them, the neuroradiologists watched their progress on several screens showing multiple images of the blood vessels in her brain. It […]

Allina’s Cambridge Medical Center rings Cancer Bell of Hope

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 26, 2012] We all know beating cancer can be a long and difficult challenge, and now one Minnesota hospital has a new way to recognize the fight. Cambridge Medical Center in Isanti County unveiled its bell of hope. It’s rung in celebration after a person completes chemotherapy treatment. The bell was paid for […]

Jablonski’s Challenges On His Road to Recovery

[WCCO-AM, Jan. 24, 2012] Tuesday is Jack Jablonski’s first full day at his new rehabilitation center. The 16-year-old Benilde-St. Margaret’s sophomore left the Hennepin County Medical Center Monday to begin rehab at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Doctors couldn’t give us any specific details on what challenges Jablonski would be facing directly, […]

“Recalled” Riata ICD leads: Brainstorming conference aims for guidance

[Heartwire.com, January 20, 2012] A meeting of the minds in Minneapolis today aims, in part, to figure out what to do with the thousands of people in the US—about 79 000, according to St Jude Medical—who remain fitted with the company’s “recalled” St Jude Medical Riata or Riata ST implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads. There remains a […]

Allina will add 24-hour ER to WestHealth in Plymouth

[Star Tribune, Jan. 13, 2012] Allina Hospitals & Clinics said it is adding an emergency department to its WestHealth facility in Plymouth — a project expected to cost between $5 million and $8 million. The new department will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with emergency room doctors affiliated with Abbott […]

Runners’ Heart Risks Seen as Overblown

[Wall Street Journal, Jan. 12, 2012] Long-distance runners can breathe a little easier. Scattered reports of heart-related deaths during marathons and half marathons over the past few years have prompted questions about the safety of the events. But a study of participants over more than a decade found only a tiny risk of cardiac arrest […]

Summit set to inform electrophysiologists on Riata ICD lead recall

[Business Wire, Jan. 7, 2012] Cardiovascular leaders will gather in Minneapolis for a one-day summit on Jan. 20, to review data for Riata and Riata ST implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) leads, which recently underwent a Class I FDA recall. The summit directors are Robert G. Hauser, MD, senior cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott […]

Big baby born at Allina’s Mercy Hospital near Minnesota record

[Duluth News Tribune, Jan. 5, 2012] Here’s one way to think about Michael Robert Calistro-Gomulak’s birth weight: At 15 pounds, 7 ounces, he weighed more at birth than both of his parents put together when they were born. His is the fourth-largest documented birth in Minnesota history. Michael, who was born Sept. 28 at Mercy […]

Families fret amid ADHD drug shortage

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan, 3, 2012] Millions of Americans who use ADHD medications to help control their lives are concerned over a drug shortage now that pharmacies are running out. Pharmacists thought the shortage would be over last summer. Instead, they say it’s just getting worse, and it’s affecting everyone. Ann Byre, the director of […]