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Controversy over changes in prostate cancer screenings

[KARE-TV, December 29, 2015] New studies suggest there is some scary news on the horizon for prostate cancer. Fewer men are being screened for the disease and some specialists think it could lead to a spike in prostate cancer deaths in the next few years. Dr. Stuart Bloom with Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern weighed […]

The Game Changer

The Game Changer

[Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, January 2016] For anyone who has intersected with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health, the nation’s largest hospital-based integrative medicine center, and wondered if it was started by a guy with the last name of Penny and another guy with the last name of George: Nope. […]

Counterpoint: Don’t be misled by autism-drug reporting

[Star Tribune, Dec. 21, 2015] This Counterpoint article by Dr. Elizabeth M. LaRusso, director of the The Mother Baby Center Mental Health Program at Allina Health/Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, discusses the risk of antidepressants for pregnant women which are oversimplified in recent reporting of a study on antidepressants and autism. JAMA Pediatrics had […]

Buffalo Police hand out more than tickets this holiday season

[KSTP-TV, Dec. 21, 2015] It’s an experiment that started with 16 $50 bills and seven $100 bills, and it’s showing just how far money can go. The local branch of the “Bounce Back” project, a partnership with Allina Health – Buffalo Hospital, the Allina Health Clinic – Buffalo, CentraCare Monticello Hospital, and the Buffalo and […]

Jr. Rolling Timberwolves play with Paralympians who inspired them

[KMSP-TV, December 20, 2015] 2012 London Paralympians Chuck Aoki, Sarah Binsfeld, Ian Lynch and Rose Hollermann returned to their roots on Saturday to play in the Jr. Rolling Timberwolves alumni game and to meet some of Minnesota’s young athletes with physical disabilities. Aoki, Binsfeld, Lynch and Hollermann were introduced to wheelchair sports at Allina Health’s […]

Allina welcomes Tom Thompson as new hospital president

[Hastings Star Gazette, Dec. 17, 2015] Regina Hospital has a new leader. Tom Thompson, a Little Falls native, took the hospital’s top spot on Nov. 8. Since then, he’s been through some orientation and is now getting to know the unique aspects of how the organization works. “It’s been a great first month,” he said. […]

Telehealth brings distant doctors to patients

[KEYC-TV, December 16, 2015] A drive to the doctor’s office can be stressful enough, and often a specialist can be far away. Blue Earth’s United Hospital District decided to ease patients’ by bringing the specialist to them using a new tool.

What new blood pressure guidelines mean for you

[KARE-TV, December 15, 2015] A recent study found that 120 may be the new blood pressure to aim for down from the 140 that is now recommended. Dr. Michael Miedema from the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern was at the American Heart Association meeting where this study was introduced. He joined us at KARE […]

Having a baby at 35

[KARE-TV, December 12, 2015] Women are increasingly having babies at older ages. Even though there is nothing dramatic about turning 35, medical research indicates that risk factors related to pregnancy merit more discussion than before. Dr. Marijo Aguilera, a specialist in high-risk maternity care for Allina Health’s Minnesota Perinatal Physicians and The Mother Baby Center […]

Standing Desks Keeping Students on Their Toes at Andover High School

[CTN, December 11, 2015] A handful of students in District 11 are learning from a new perspective: on their feet. Andover High School is the first in Anoka-Hennepin to offer stand-up desks in hopes of healthier, more attentive learners. Brent Simons, MD, a non-interventional cardiologist with Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute at Buffalo, Mercy and […]