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Allina Health President and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler named to Modern Healthcare’s list of 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

[Modern Healthcare, June 18, 2019] Allina Health president and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s list of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. The program honors physician and nurse leaders working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential […]

Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center hailed as top workplace

[New Ulm Journal, June 14, 2019] Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center was named Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace by the Minnesota Hospital Association. Allina Health has also been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. “Providing outstanding care to all those who come to our clinics and hospitals is only […]

Dr. Yasha Kayan

Independence woman undergoes innovative aneurysm procedure

[Delano Herald Journal, June 14, 2019] A headache may have saved an Independence, Minnesota woman’s life. “It felt like someone was squeezing a belt around my head,” Nancy Skoog-Edholm said. “My blood pressure was off the charts. My sister took me to Ridgeview. They did a CT scan. They were able to see an aneurysm.” […]

Blacks at higher risk for high blood pressure, heart disease

[KARE 11, June 13, 2019] The death of Hollywood director and filmmaker, John Singleton, was a wake up call. Singleton’s death was a reminder that black men are hit hardest by high blood pressure, a silent killer that often comes without symptoms or warning. Singleton, 51, suffered a massive stroke and later died. He struggle […]

Doctor says there is a rise in teens needing hip surgery

[KARE 11, June 10. 2019] Some coaches and doctors are worried. They fear teens playing specialized sports could leave children more vulnerable to injury. Turns out, your grandparents aren’t the only hip injury patients. Dr. Ryan Fader, an orthopedic surgeon with Allina Health’s Sports and Orthopaedics Specialists said he sees plenty of ACL tears but […]

NY Times op-ed on wellness industry strikes a chord

[KARE 11, June 10, 2019] In a New York Times op-ed, writer Jessica Knoll argues that the “wellness culture encourages an obsession with food and bodies that keeps women from living full and meaningful lives.” Knoll writes that, in her opinion, wellness culture is “a dangerous con that seduces smart women with pseudoscientific claims of […]

Study: Violent video games increased risky behavior

[WCCO Radio, June 8, 2019] A new study found that violent video games increased risky behavior around real firearms in children. Allina Health psychologist David Nathan, PsyD LP, talked with WCCO Radio about the study and how much faith to put in it.

Karina DiLuzio

Minnesotans search out advice on how to say no

[Star Tribune, June 8, 2019] When they think about taking care of themselves, many Americans seek online advice about how to sleep, or be distracted by music or a good book. But not Minnesota. A new study based on search engine activity found that Minnesota is one-of-a-kind in the self-care term it Googles most: setting […]

Your diet can affect chances of getting cancer

[WCCO Radio, June 7, 2019] Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found. An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to a recently published Study. […]

Learn how to save a life with CPR

[KARE 11, June 4, 2019] National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1 to June 7. Dustin Hadley is an Allina Health EMS paramedic and cardiac arrest survivor who says he was saved by CPR. Dustin walked KARE 11 through the steps necessary to save a life with proper CPR techniques. The American Heart […]