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Allina sets New Shoes, Healthy Kids event

[WCCO-AM, April 16, 2015] Allina Health is giving away 10,000 pairs of athletic shoes, Saturday morning April 18 to kids of families in need. It’s a program called New Shoes, Healthy Kids. Allina Health Ramsey Clinic pediatrician, Dr. Eric Barth, talk with WCCO radio about the program.

Swift says screening detected mom’s cancer

Swift says screening detected mom’s cancer

[WCCO-TV, April 16, 2015] Since Taylor Swift announced her mom has cancer, her fans have been reaching out with support. We want to talk more about the importance of cancer screening. Joining us now is Dr. Tim Larson from Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. See the interview here.

Celebrities bring focus to cancer screening

[WCCO-TV, April 15, 2015] News that cancer screening found cancer in singer Taylor Swift’s mother has brought new attention to cancer screenings. Abbott Northwestern Hospital oncologist, Dr. Tim Larson talked with WCCO-TV about the state of cancer screening capabilities and who it might be right for.

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 […]

Michael Miedema, MD

Short people have higher heart attack risk

[WCCO-TV, April 12, 2015] Being short has its shortcomings. But until now, no one thought you might be more at risk for a heart attack. Michael Miedema, MD, cardiologist with Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, was interviewed about a new study on the subject and what short people should do to improve their […]

Colleen Casey, MD

More young women are freezing their eggs

[WCCO-AM, April 4, 2015] The concept has been around for a long time, but technology is making freezing human eggs for later use feasible. Esme Murphy interviewed Colleen Casey, M.D., of the Center of Reproductive Medicine at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health, about why women are choosing this and how it’s done. Hear […]