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Free athletic shoes being distributed to kids in need

[KARE 11, April 15, 2015] For the second year, Allina Health is partnering with the footwear industry to give away 10,000 pair of athletic shoes and socks to kids in need. The New Shoes, Healthy Kids events will occur at 16 Allina Health and community locations throughout central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin this Saturday, April […]

Charles Gornick, MD

Medtronic gets European approval for smallest pacemaker

[Star Tribune, April 15, 2015] Fifty-seven years ago, when Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken invented the world’s first battery-powered transistor pacemaker, it was the size of a small book. Medtronic’s latest is about as big as a vitamin. The world’s biggest medical device company just grabbed the mantle for having the ­smallest pacemaker cleared for sale […]