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Health beat: Minnesota therapist tackling ‘chemo-brain’ for cancer patients

Health beat: Minnesota therapist tackling ‘chemo-brain’ for cancer patients

[Star Tribune, July 28, 2013] It’s a condition known to many cancer patients — chemo-brain. It includes all kinds of cognitive problems that crop up after chemotherapy treatments, from poor word recall to difficulty focusing to managing even the most simple daily activities. The condition, once largely overlooked, has been getting the attention of a […]

E. coli illnesses linked to Lake Minnetonka

[KSTP-TV, July, 19, 2013] Three E. coli illnesses have been linked to swimming in the Big Island area of Lake Minnetonka, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Friday, July 19. United Hospital infectious disease specialist Dr. Ayesha Rashid talked with KSTP’s Ellen McNamara about precautions to take to protect you and your family from an […]

Living longer, not healthier

[KARE TV, July 17, 2013] The good news from a recent health study is that Americans are starting to get more active. The bad news is we’re not doing enough and we are living longer with bad health. Dr. Courtney Baechler, Allina Health Chief Prevention and Wellness officer and Cardiologist joined KARE 11 News @ […]

Assaulted by the sun: A look at summertime SAD

[WCCO TV, July 17, 2013] Summer is the season so many of us look forward to after the long winters we have in Minnesota. And when the weather warms up, as it has this week, our parks and pools are packed with people eager to have some fun. But not everyone is happy with the […]

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Eleven Who Care Honoree: Perry Hendricks

[July 17, 2013] Perry Hendricks loves being active. You can often find him backpacking, hiking and playing golf. Perry is also a man that believes that we are our brother’s keeper and that when we receive kindness we are obligated to pay it forward. Perry volunteers with the Courage Kenny (formerly Sister Kenny) Golf Program. […]

Courage Kenny invention could help prevent senior falls

[KSTP-TV, July 14, 2013] A new high-tech medical breakthrough right here in the Twin Cities is making it possible to help prevent falls and make seniors walk steadier. The breakthrough is a device called the Walkasin. It’s being developed at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Minneapolis, part of Allina Health.

‘Not enough research’ on e-cigarettes

‘Not enough research’ on e-cigarettes

[KARE-TV, July 11, 2013] With cigarette taxes seemingly always on the rise and more and more Minnesotans looking for ways to quit, the e-cigarette business is booming. The products market themselves as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, but are they? “I’d have to give them the thumbs down,” said Karina DiLuzio, the Tobacco Intervention […]

Prepare for heat and humidity

[KSTP TV, July 11, 2013] High heat and humidity present special challenges to athletes, but they know how to prepare for them. The rest of need to be careful. Allina Health EMS operations manager Bruce Hildebrandt talked to KSTP TV’s Tim Sherno about what to look out for.

Courage Center hosts water skiing for disabled

Courage Center hosts water skiing for disabled

[KMSP-TV, July 11, 2013] Every Wednesday night, a small crowd gathers on northeast end of Lake Owasso. On Wednesday, 23-year-old Christy Kierstead is one of the first to get in the water. Kierstead arrived to the lake in her wheelchair and would never be able to water ski if it were not for the Courage […]

Avoiding flat spots for baby

[KMSP Fox 9, July 8, 2013] While placing babies on their backs to sleep is credited with huge decrease in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, that same practice could be causing more babies to have flat spots on their heads. Allina Medical Clinic – Ramsey pediatrician Dr. Eric Barth discussed the problem and how to avoid […]