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A couple of tragic events on sports fields leads Jordana to find out more on aneurysms

A couple of tragic events on sports fields leads Jordana to find out more on aneurysms

[WCCO-AM, May 28, 2015] The family of a 15-year-old Bemidji boy who died last weekend after being hit by a baseball says an aneurysm may have caused his death. The boy was pitching when he was struck by a line drive. With baseball season just ramping up, this tragedy has many parents understandably concerned. WCCO-AM’s […]

New melanoma treatment in Minn. has success

[KARE-TV, May 29, 2015] Clinical trials of a new treatment for the deadliest form of skin cancer are underway in the Twin Cities. “What is different about it is that it is a virus that kills cancer,” explained Dr. Thomas Amatruda, Minnesota Oconology, who is one of the key researchers. Clinical trials are still recruiting […]

What causes “brain freeze?”

[WCCO-TV, May 27, 2015] On a warm day like today, some ice cream sounds like a good idea. But eat it too fast and you could get that cold headache — brain freeze. So what causes that pain in your head from eating cold food too fast? That’s the Good Question WCCO-TV put to Abbott […]

College student’s unbelievable stroke recovery at United Hospital

[KMSP Fox 9, May 26, 2015] He wasn’t supposed to walk for a year, much less survive, but a little over a month after suffering a stroke, a University of Minnesota-Duluth student is making a miraculous recovery at the United Hospital Stroke Center in St. Paul.

Can a Fitbit make you fit?

[Twelve.tv, May 26, 2015] Visit any place that sells electronic gadgets or your phone’s app store, and you’re bound to find fitness trackers. They are aimed to help people reach their fitness goals. But they can be pricey. Health Check takes a look at fitness gadgets to explore their benefits and accuracy. One example is […]

New eye test to detect concussions

[KMSP Fox 9, May 26, 2015] A quick two minute test that can be administered on the sidelines may give an indication if a young athlete has suffered a concussion and should be taken out of the game. Sports medicine specialist Dr. Jamie Peters, at Allina Health‘s Sports & Orthopaedics Specialsts talked with Fox 9 […]

World’s smallest pacemaker meets initial safety and performance standards

[KSTP-TV, May 22, 2015] The Food and Drug Administration is analyzing first-of-its-kind data on a new miniature pacemaker that can get you moving in just a couple of days. Seventeen out of the 140 patients worldwide who received the special pacemaker inserted are right here in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation was […]

Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary hosts annual fundraiser for Penny George Institute for Health and Healing

[Owatonna Peoples Press, May 19, 2015] It was a year of firsts for the Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary’s fourth annual Festival of Tables fundraiser Tuesday afternoon. And one of the most noticeable firsts involved four John Deere tractors sitting outside the doors of the Owatonna Country Club. “We have our guys hosting a table this year: […]

Special Report: Zach Knuckey Is Coming Back

[WDAY-TV, May 18, 2015] In kindergarten Zach Knuckey remembers telling his teacher, that when he grew up – he was going to be a fishing guide. At age 24 his dream was starting to come true. But a tragic injury has Zach fighting for all he holds dear. Now Zach is determined to take back […]

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Device for acid reflux approved by FDA, but not by insurers

[Star Tribune, May 17, 2015] The paperwork stacks up slowly but steadily. Some months, the pile of appeals from insurance companies denying coverage of a medical implant for severe acid reflux is more than a foot high in Minneapolis surgeon Dr. Dan Dunn’s office. Such appeals take months or years to resolve, and may still […]