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Got stress? Just sit back … and smell

[Twelve News, November 29, 2016] The holiday season is known as the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ but for some, the holidays can get overwhelming, making stress relief essential to our mental health. For people looking for a new way to manage stress, registered nurse Julie Streeter of Allina’s Penny George Institute for Health […]

November is men’s health month

[KSTP-TV, November 27, 2016] Movember is a month dedicated to talking about men’s health. For many men, even talking about their own health issues is something they avoid. Allina Health urologist Dr. Pete Sershon talked with KSTP-TV about men’s health issues.

New Ulm health project paying off seven years later

[Star Tribune, November 23, 2016] The Heart of New Ulm Project, the effort of Allina Health and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, proved that a town known for beer and brats could improve its cardiovascular fitness if residents received guidance and support to eat better, exercise more and make better use of medical care. Blood […]

Lesser known causes of stroke

[KARE 11, November 21, 2016] Dr. Josser Delgado, an interventional neuroradiologist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about arterial dissection. This less-known cause of stroke was in the news recently after a social media sensation and model died unexpectedly after developing neck pain.

Allina’s Duncan Gallagher named CFO of the Year

[Business Journal, November 18, 2016] The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named Allina Health Chief Financial Officer Duncan Gallagher the CFO of the Year for nonprofits. Though Allina Health’s highest-profile challenge this year was a labor standoff with nurses, the health system has been working on several fronts to balance cost and care, and Chief […]

Rethinking end-of-life dread

[Minnesota Public Radio, November 17, 2016] New research shows the emotional and social quality of life near its end may not be nearly as bad as many expected. Sandy Schellinger, palliative nurse with Allina Health LifeCourse, talked about new studies she and other researchers are presenting this week to the Gerontology Society of America. Listen […]

Movember: November is men’s health month

[WCCO-TV, November 14, 2016] Movember is a month dedicated to talking about men’s health. For many men, even talking about their own health issues is something they avoid. Allina Health urologist Dr. Pete Sershon talked with WCCO-TV about men’s health issues.

A Minneapolis neighborhood improves health from grassroots up

[Star Tribune, November 13, 2016] Lee Younger isn’t a doctor, but he makes daily rounds through the halls of his Phillips neighborhood apartment building, checking on the health of neighbors and offering help and support. Younger has been making his rounds for more than six years as a volunteer with the Backyard Initiative, a health […]

Sugar’s role in heart disease

[KARE 11, November 10, 2016] If you think that fat is the major culprit in the cause of heart disease it might be because that’s what the sugar industry wanted you to think. Preventive cardiologist, Dr. Michael Miedema, from Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute talked to KARE 11 News about sugar’s role in heart disease.

Election Stress Disorder…it’s real

[KARE 11, November 7, 2016] After what many consider the most contentious election season ever, people are talking about how stressed out they are. Allina Health Clinic psychologist, Dr. Cheryl Bemel, talked with KARE 11 News about this new condition.