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Allina Health EMS crew honored for their bravery

[KMSP Fox 9, June 30, 2016] When Allina Health EMS paramedic Bill Griep and his partner were called to a burning house fire last September they arrived before the fire department. And when they heard a cry for help from someone in the house, they didn’t think twice. They entered the house and pulled an […]

Stretches can improve your golf game

[WCCO-TV, June 30, 2016] Looking for a way to shave a few strokes off your golf game? A few minutes of stretching before you drive off the first tee might do it for you. Dr. Jamie Peters, a sports medicine physician with Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists, demonstrated a few stretches that could help […]

Coloring books: Not just for kids

[KMSP Fox 9, June 29, 2016] Coloring is not just for kids anymore. Adult coloring is a growing trend — one that Kristin Brown, an occupational therapist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, says we can all benefit from. Kristin talked with Fox 9 News about why adults should think about picking up the crayons.

Are we more stressed during summer?

[KARE 11, June 28, 2016] As much as some people loathe the winter, summer may be the more stressful time of the year. Digital coaching platform meQuilibrium looked at assessments from more than 30,000 members and found that their ability to deal with adversity diminished and stress levels went up during the summer. The company […]

What you need to know about migraine headaches

[KARE 11, June 28, 2016] More than 37 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Migraines are very painful, but they can also be dangerous. The symptoms often mirror those of very serious health issues including a brain aneurysm. June is Migraine Awareness Month and Dr. Jesse Corry, a neurologist with the John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty […]

Tick bite proves fatal for Minnesota man

[KMSP-TV, June 27, 2016] There’s yet another reason to protect yourself from tick bites this summer. Health officials are warning people about a disease that can stop your heart. “Sixty -five percent of patients with Lyme carditis are men and typically younger, age 15 to 40,” said Dr. Alex Campbell from the Minneapolis Heart Institute. […]

A closer look at Parkinson’s disease

[KMSP Fox 9, June 20, 2016] The death of Muhammad Ali has brought Parkinson’s disease to the attention of the public again. Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s neurologist, Dr. Okeanis Vaou, talked with Fox 9 News about the disease and new developments for treating it.

Phillips Eye Institute volunteers perform eye screenings at St. Paul and Minneapolis public schools

2016 Eureka! awards winner: Allina Health

[Business Journal, June 17, 2016] As a case coordinator in the early youth eye care program of Allina Health’s Phillips Eye Institute, Cody Engelhaupt encountered the same frustrating circumstances over and over: Kids would fail initial eye screenings, yet would never receive the follow-up care they needed to diagnose and treat eye problems. As community […]

Allina program offers life lessons for end-of-life patients

Allina program offers life lessons for end-of-life patients

[Star Tribune, June 16, 2016] Bob DeMarce made a living as a funeral director, but he didn’t think much about his own mortality until he developed cancer. He soon learned it took more than being sick to prepare him for death. DeMarce became one of hundreds of Minnesotans enrolled in a research program that prepares […]

New Allina Health clinic breaks ground in Isanti

[Isanti County News, June 15, 2016] After years of hard work, Allina Health and the city of Isanti have broken ground for a new clinic. A formal ground-breaking was held June 9 for the new Allina Health Isanti Clinic to be constructed at the southwest corner of Highway 65 and County Road 5. The clinic […]