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Lung cancer survival rates improving

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 25, 2017] There’s new hope for lung cancer patients. New research shows lung cancer survival rates are improving. Thoracic surgeon Dr. Matthew Graczk, from Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO-TV News about the latest in lung cancer treatments.

New study casts doubt about heart stents

[KARE-TV, November 13, 2017] More than half a million Americans get heart stents to treat chest pain every year, but a new study finds the popular procedure may not be as effective as once thought. Dr. M. Nicholas Burke, a cardiologist with Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern, stopped by the KARE 11 News at […]

Journal photo by Clay Schuldt. New Ulm Mayor Bob Beussman, left, reads a proclamation as part of celebrating the New Ulm Medical Center as Industry of the Year. At right is NUMC President Toby Freier.

New Ulm Medical Center honored as Industry of the Year

[The Journal, November 15, 2017] The New Ulm Area Chamber paid tribute to one of the community’s most important businesses Tuesday night: the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC). A special banquet dinner was held in honor of NUMC at the New Ulm Event Center. The NUMC is the first business to receive the New Ulm […]

Cousins born minutes apart at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Nov. 9, 2017] Two brothers became fathers just minutes apart at The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul today. KSTP-TV News came to meet the families and the new cousins.

Christmas music — love it or hate it

[KARE 11, Nov. 9, 2017] A new study shows that for some of us, Christmas music can be pretty annoying, particularly if you work in retail. KARE 11 talked to Allina Health Clinic psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel about why that is.

Rare medical alliance boosts care in northwest metro

[Star Tribune, Nov. 7, 2017] Ann Losness didn’t want to go back to Mercy Hospital Unity Camps after a four-day stay for heart problems, and the hospital didn’t want her back either. They had gotten along fine — but return visits can be frustrating, expensive and ultimately preventable if hospitals adequately prep patients to go […]

Why do we sleep?

[WCCO-TV, November 6, 2017] Many families with little children know that “falling back” an hour can be a nightmare. Just a one-hour change can make a difference in the strict sleep schedule of a 3-year-old. They may go to bed later, but wake up at the same time – far earlier than Mom or Dad […]

Owatonna Hospital President David Albrecht takes the helm District One

[Faribault Daily News, Nov. 6, 2017] Owatonna Hospital President David Albrecht will assume the same role with District One Hospital starting in December. District One Hospital announced Albrecht as its next President Monday morning after current President Stephen Pribyl announced his retirement earlier this year. Starting Dec. 11, Albrecht will take over as president of […]

Courage Kenny Classic tournament for wheelchair athletes

[KSTP-TV, November 4, 2017] This year’s Courage Kenny Classic basketball tournament for wheelchair athletes has drawn teams from around the U.S. It’s the 35th annual running of the event. Wheelchair basketball is for anyone with a permanent lower extremity disability, including but not limited to, amputee, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and limb […]

Photo by Jill Toyoshiba, TNS

Heart stents fail to ease nonemergency chest pain, landmark study says

[Star Tribune, November 2, 2017] A study of 200 heart patients in the United Kingdom shocked the international cardiology community on Thursday when it reported that patients who had stents put in to treat nonemergency chest pain showed about the same improvements as patients who got a “sham” placebo procedure. Michael Miedema, MD, and Nicholas […]