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Mercy and Unity hospitals begin new era as ‘One Hospital, Two Campuses’

[Sun Focus, January 16, 2017] For the past 50 years, two Allina Health hospitals – Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Hospital in Fridley – have collaborated on many services for patients in the North Metro. That collaboration has resulted in enhanced care for the north metro communities and has set the stage for […]

Are stress and strokes connected?

[KARE 11, Jan. 14, 2017] Actress Debbie Reynold’s recent death has many wondering about the connection between stress and sudden stroke. Reynolds passed away in December, just one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher died. Dr. Ronald Tarrel is a neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and he joined talked with […]

2016 in medicine

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 14, 2017] The science of medicine is making people’s recovery time shorter and their lives longer. Fox 9 News talked with Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s president, Dr. Ben Bache-Wiig, about new advancements in 2016 and what’s on the horizon for 2017.

How glasses and contact lenses help us see better

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 12, 2017] Ever wonder how glasses and contact lenses help us see better? That was the Good Question WCCO-TV put to Allina Health’s Phillips Eye Institute ophthalmologist Dr. Keith Carlson.

Assessing your child’s mental health

[CCX News, January 3, 2017] Experts say that roughly 25 percent of the adolescent population is known to have some form of anxiety, and about 12 to 15 percent are dealing with depression. That’s why it’s important for parents to know the warning signs, says Dr. Aditi Garg, a psychiatrist from Allina Health Mental Health […]