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Deputy paralyzed in Mexico swimming accident

[WCCO-TV, March 18, 2015] What started as a winter vacation getaway turned into a struggle to survive for a Minnesota deputy. Last month, 39-year-old Jeff Edwards was vacationing with his girlfriend and other friends in Ixtapa, Mexico. While swimming in the ocean, he got caught in a wave and was slammed into the ocean floor. […]

VitaminD: How much is enough?

[KMSP Fox 9, March 18, 2015] Not getting enough vitamin D can lead to all kinds of health problems. But a new study suggests it might be possible to get too much vitamin D. Dr. Greg Plotnikoff from Allina Health‘s Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, says don’t worry about getting too much. Not […]

Downtown St. Paul: Allina, Children’s Hospitals to share new birth center

Downtown St. Paul: Allina, Children’s Hospitals to share new birth center

[Pioneer Press, March 18, 2015] The birthing experience is about to get better for some mothers in St. Paul. Allina Health and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota this week announced plans to open a new birth center at their shared facility on Smith Ave. N. in downtown St. Paul. The Mother Baby Center at […]

Dealing with spring alergies

[KMSP-TV Fox 9, March 13, 2015] Early, spring-like weather is giving rise to early spring allergy symptoms. Allina Health Woodbury Clinic allergist, Pramod Kelkar, MD, talked with Fox 9 News about what we’re in store for this allergy season.

Deputy recovers from paralyzing ocean accident

Deputy recovers from paralyzing ocean accident

[WDAY-TV, March 11, 2015] Life for a west-central Minnesota Deputy Sheriff changed in a matter of seconds during a perfect winter vacation in Mexico, just days ago. Tonight, 39-year-old Jeff Edwards is beginning his journey back home to Herman, Minnesota. He is recovering at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in the Twin Cities, after an ocean wave […]

Is your body ready for warm weather activities?

[KMSP Fox 9, March 11, 2015] All this great weather has lots of us aching to get outdoors to start playing and running. But is your body ready for all this activity after a long, cold winter? Sports medicine specialist Jamie Peters, MD, from Allina Health’s Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists talked with Fox 9 News […]

Dealing with “spring forward” sleep issues

[KMSP Fox 9, March 10, 2015] Does the “spring forward” time adjustment this time each year throw off your sleep patterns? It does for some people. Allina Health United Lung & Sleep Clinic medical director Andrew Stiehm, MD, talked with Fox 9’s Kelcey Carlson about why that is and how to deal with it.

With Target layoffs looming, Allina Health psychologist offers advice

[WCCO-TV, March 9, 2015] Target’s announcement that it will cut thousands of workers over the next two years has many company employees nervous about their fate. Allina Health Nicollet Mall Clinic psychologist Lauren Fogel says there are things employees can do when fearing a layoff. She said it’s important for people to focus on what […]

New generation of care center begins at Unity Hospital

New generation of care center begins at Unity Hospital

[Fridley Sun Focus, March 8, 2015] Allina Health, Benedictine Health System and Presbyterian Homes & Services hosted tours Feb. 27 of the new Interlude Restorative Suites care center at Unity Hospital in Fridley. The center features state-of-the-art rehabilitation technology, including an anti-gravity treadmill and a therapy pool equipped with an underwater treadmill and underwater cameras […]

Bride moves wedding to Abbott Northwestern Hospital so pregnant mom can attend ceremony

[KMSP Fox 9, March 7, 2015] Amy Hamilton had been preparing to see the first of her 10 children get married for about as long as she’s had baby number 11 in her belly. After Amy’s water broke at 26 weeks of carrying baby number 11 right before her daughter’s big day. Her daughter, Natalie […]