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Home alone: When is your child ready?

[KSTP TV, Aug. 26, 2013] It’s back to school time and nearly every working parent is going to face the decision when it’s okay to leave their child home alone. Pediatrician Dr. Kristin Davis, Allina Medical Clinic – Coon Rapids, stopped by the KSTP building at the Minnesota State Fair to help answer some of […]

ABRA Helps Raise Over $60,000 to Support Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center

[ABRA Blog, Aug. 21, 2013] ABRA Auto Body & Glass and its partners raised over $60,000 for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, formerly Courage Center, during the ABRA Challenge Golf Tournament. Read more here.

Bat exposure cases on the rise near Cambridge

[KSTP-TV, August 19, 2013] Doctors are seeing an increased number of bat exposure cases near Cambridge. Last year, doctors at Cambridge Medical Center treated nine patients with the Rabies vaccine. There were four patients who needed the vaccine last week, alone. Mary Thompson has been hiding out at a friends house ever since she said […]

Health beat: Care guides just what doctor ordered

[Star Tribune, August 11, 2013] Five years ago, Dr. Richard Adair had what some might find a peculiar idea: Hire a cadre of personable but inexperienced workers, place them in medical clinics, and have them counsel chronically ill patients to help improve their health and cut their medical costs. After a pilot program in 2008, […]

Back-to-school health tips

[KSTP-TV, August 12, 2013] Kids head back to school in just a couple of weeks so it’s not too early to think about health issues and physical exams that may be needed soon. Allina Medical Clinic – Woodlake (Richfield) pediatrician Anne Valaas-Turner, MD, talked with KSTP’s Ellen McNamara about things to think about before your […]

Blue Cross, Allina join forces on new health care plan

Blue Cross, Allina join forces on new health care plan

[Star Tribune, August 7, 2013] Two major players in Minnesota health care have teamed up on a new insurance plan they say removes obstacles that keep people from ­getting the best care. The plan that Allina Health and insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota unveiled Tuesday offers a handful of free office visits […]

Owatonna church receives grant to promote healthy living in community

[Owatonna People’s Press, July 30, 2013] Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna has been given its second opportunity to promote social connections and increase healthy behaviors in the community. The church received a $5,000 Healthy Activity Grant from the Allina Health Neighborhood Health Connection program — the only organization that received the maximum amount in […]

Northfield organizations, businesses receive healthy activity grants

[Northfield News, July 30, 2013] Local Northfield community organizations and businesses recently received thousands in Healthy Activity grants to promote social connections and increase healthy behaviors. Several Rice county organizations will take part thanks to Healthy Activity grants from Allina Health. Grants will fund healthy activities to engage residents in physical activity and good nutrition. Learn […]

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Hospital staff, friends bike in the name of healthy living

[Brainerd Dispatch, August 2, 2013] A new bicycling group in Crosby is hitting the roads every week. It started off as a few doctors getting together because of a common interest in bicycling. Today, it’s grown to a group of hospital staff — doctors, nurses, pharmacists, maintenance — as well as their family and other […]