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Seasonal Affective Disorder explained

[KMSP Fox 9, December 21, 2016] As daylight hours grow shorter in the winter, some people suffer from a kind of depression called seasonal affective disorder, SAD. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Alan Steed, talked with Fox 9 News about the condition and how it can be treated.

Why more sleep for high schoolers makes sense

[KMSP Fox 9, December 18, 2016] The St. Paul school board has voted to move back the start time from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for district high schools to give teens more sleep time. Sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm, medical director of Allina Health’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic, says the science on the subject […]

Frostbite danger

[KSTP-TV, December 16, 2016] With a snow storm and plummeting temperatures on the way, United Hospital emergency room physician, Dr. Joey Duren, talked with KSTP-TV news about frostbite, how to avoid it and treat it if it happens to you.

More sleep for St. Paul high schoolers

[KMSP Fox 9, December 13, 2016] The St. Paul school board has voted to move back the start time from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for district high schools to give teens more sleep time. Sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm, medical director of Allina Health’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic, says the science on the subject […]

Courage Kenny holiday cards

[TV12, December 8, 2016] More than one million Courage Kenny holiday cards are sold each year, featuring not only snowy landscapes, but religious scenes and pictures that are undeniably from around the Twin Cities. The cards are a big financial boost for the programs at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, which is one reason why artists […]

Why does smell trigger strong memories?

[WCCO-TV, December 7, 2016] Ever smell something, like cookies or markers or old hockey gear, and a whole bunch of memories come flooding in? It turns out our sense of smell can really transport us back in time, often better than what we see or hear. “You definitely have memories associated with when you hear […]

Allina Health donates former Braham clinic building to child resource center

[Isanti County News, December 7, 2016] Allina Health has turned over the keys to the building that formerly housed its Braham clinic to the East Central Children’s Resource Center, a child advocacy organization. The donation by Allina Health will allow the building to be used as an advocacy center for abused or neglected children, with […]

Recognizing gun violence warning signs

[WCCO-TV, December 5, 2016] A nonprofit group has produced a video public service announcement warning about the early warning signs of behavior that could lead to gun violence. Allina Health Clinics psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel talked with WCCO new about the message in the video.

Allina hospitals see progress with stepped-up approach to stroke therapy

[Star Tribune, December 4, 2016] A more aggressive approach to stroke therapy at Allina Health hospitals has helped patients get back up to speed with daily life. Therapists have encouraged stroke victims to pick up the pace, or gait, of their walking as part of their inpatient rehabilitation, often within 24 hours of being hospitalized. […]

More questions about Zimmer’s detached retina

[KARE-TV, December 2, 2016] Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has had three surgeries to repair a detached retina. Allina’s Phillips Eye Institute‘s Geoffrey Emerson, MD, a retina specialist, said on KARE’s Sunrise today that’s fairly normal.