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The Pipeline  device is used at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Health beat: Specialists screening when to leave brain aneurysms alone

[Star Tribune, September 27, 2015] Doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital have had success treating brain aneurysms with new, thicker “Pipeline” stents that direct blood past the potentially deadly bulges in blood vessels in the brain. And they’re studying a spherical WEB stent that does the same for tricky aneurysms that form at the junctures of […]

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For Minnesota woman with an aneurysm, patience was needed every step of the way

[Pioneer Press, September 27, 2015] The Rev. Diane Nelson of Cambridge, Minn., was walking around with a golf-ball-sized bomb inside her head. “I survived an aneurysm, a giant aneurysm,” says Nelson, 61, a United Methodist pastor who is on a family leave of absence. “Thankfully, it never burst. Why it didn’t burst, I don’t know. […]

Too much overtime can increase your stroke risk

[KMSP-TV, September 22, 2015] If you thought a little hard work never hurt anyone, think again. There’s a new study in the British medical journal the Lancet that you should see. In a meta-analysis of 17 studies that involved approximately 530,000 men and women from Europe, the United States and Australia, researchers from University College […]

How old is your heart?

[KMSP-TV, September 16, 2015] A CDC study says men’s hearts are eight years older than their owner’s biological ages, and women’s are about five years older. Cardiologist Elizabeth Grey, MD, from Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, explains how heart ages are calculated and what people can do to keep their hearts young.

Making ambulances and EMS safer for everyone

[KMSP Fox 9, Sept. 15, 2015] In the wake of a tragic accident between an Allina ambulance and an SUV on a snowy night in January 2014, Allina Health EMS has been on a mission to make ambulances safer for the paramedics, their patients and the motorists they share the road with. The results has […]

New guidelines on aspirin to stop heart attacks

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 15, 2015] A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke – and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time. United Heart & Vascular Clinic cardiologist Dr. Kenneth Baran says the new […]

Health Check: Fall prevention starts with exercise

[Twelve News, September 15, 2015] At Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, the emergency department sees its fair share of injuries related to falls. “Probably four or five times a week we’re down in the emergency room seeing patients who have had a fall but probably didn’t hurt themselves bad enough to get admitted,” said Chris […]

Think your heart’s age is the same as yours? Not necessarily

[WCCO-AM, September 12, 2015] A new study by the Center for Disease Control says men’s hearts are about eight years older than they are. Women’s are about five years older than they really are. Elizabeth Grey, MD, cardiologist with Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, explains how that could be and the best ways […]

Pictured are Tim and Amanda Elliott with their sons, John and David; K.C. Bohn, owner of Outdoor Edge; and Julie Gotham, executive director of the Cambridge Medical Center Foundation. Photo by Rachel Kytonen

Ribbon Ride and Run to support cancer patient emergency fund

[Isanti County News, September 9, 2015] Since his diagnosis of stage 4 brain cancer in February 2014, Tim Elliott, of Isanti, hasn’t been able to walk on his own, but wanted to remain active with his wife, Amanda, and their two young sons. A couple of months ago, the Elliotts decided to visit Outdoor Edge […]