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Allina Health extends OpenNotes to 500,000 patients

[Healthcare IT News, June 30, 2017] Allina Health announced this week that approximately half a million patients in the Minneapolis region can now read the notes physicians write about them. Allina said that its patients can now log into a portal to view not just those notes but also doctor’s instructions and next steps as […]

FOUND: Stolen Courage Kenny ski trailer located

[KARE11-TV, June 28, 2017] An attentive Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who happened to read the original KARE 11.com article, located a stolen Courage Kenny ski equipment trailer Wednesday afternoon. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute tells KARE 11 the trailer was found in Little Canada, about three miles north Lake Owasso in Roseville. That’s where the […]

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Deep relaxation is the hot remedy for preventing and curing symptoms of stress

[Star Tribune, June 27, 2017] The rise of the relaxation movement, some say, is a direct response to the ever-increasing stresses of modern life. “We’re overstimulated from our environment,” says Dr. Courtney Baechler, vice president of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in Minneapolis, where deep relaxation methods are routinely prescribed for a […]

Dads talk differently to daughters and sons

[WCCO-TV, June 27, 2017] The question of whether parents treat sons and daughters differently and how that may or may not affect the children later in life has been the subject of a number of scientific studies — and endless family debates. New research now adds to the conversation, not only shedding light on certain […]

Dr. David Romans
Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus

Firework safety for a hospital-free 4th of July

[Sun Focus, June 25, 2017] Since the first anniversary of our nation’s founding, fireworks have been part of the celebration. And so have injuries. David Romans, DO, medical director of the Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus emergency department warns about the dangers of fireworks and precautions you can take to ensure a safe Fourth of […]

Neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Josser Delgado displayed devices used for preventive surgery on brain aneurysms.  Star Tribune photo

Reaching deep into the brain to treat strokes

[Star Tribune, June 25, 2017] Terri Hopp, 63, of Litchfield, is one of the people who feels she has benefited. Earlier this month, Dr. Josser Delgado repaired Hopp’s non-ruptured aneurysm at Abbott Northwestern by placing four metal coils inside the 5-millimeter balloon of weakened tissue on the left side of Hopp’s internal carotid artery terminus, […]

Fitness trackers fail and the healthy way to count calories

[KARE11-TV, June 20, 2017] Annoying news for fitness tracker wearers. You might not be getting accurate calorie counts. Steve Moore, exercise physiologist with LiveWell Fitness, part of Allina Health, explains how trackers work and how to get more reliable information.

Arthur Andersen Minneapolis Alumni Fitness & Wellness Center

Former Arthur Andersen employees leave bright legacy

[Star Tribune, June 20, 2017] About 160 former Minneapolis employees of Arthur Andersen, who still gather for social and charitable events, quietly raised about $1.5 million of the $4.75 million capital campaign to build the new fitness and wellness center for folks with disabilities at the Golden Valley campus of the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, […]

Allina Health opens new River Falls, Wis. clinic

[River Falls Journal, June 19, 2017] The new Allina Health River Falls Clinic located at the corner of East Division Street and Highway 35 provides a hometown care setting with next-door access to a regional health system. The 17-exam-room clinic, which opened its doors Monday, June 19, will offer family medicine and women’s health services […]

Amin Rahmatullah, MD

Doctor patient communication and better health

[Minnesota Public Radio, June 16, 2017] Cardiologist Amin Rahmattulah, MD, who practices at Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health, was featured on Minnesota Public Radio. He was part of a round-table discussion about physician-patient communication based on the book What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. Here’s the podcast: