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Allina Health’s Courage Kenny expand wheelchair tennis thanks to grant

[WCCO-TV, April 21, 2019] Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has offered wheelchair tennis since 2015, but it just received grant money from the U.S. Tennis Association, which will allow them to grow the program.

No such thing as a healthy tan

[KQRS-FM, April 19, 2019] When it comes to tanning, don’t, says Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat. She talked with Tom Barnard on the KQ Morning Show about the dangers of tanning beds and actual sun exposure to your skin.

New Minnesota-made CPR tool helps save lives by elevating patients’ torsos

[KMSP Fox 9, April 18, 2018] There’s a new CPR tool on the market for first responders that’s manufactured in Minnesota. Only a few places are using it as part of a research project, including two fire departments in the Twin Cities metro area. Doctors say the device will save more lives and help patients […]

New Allina Health 911 dispatcher training puts emphasis on mental health

[KMSP Fox 9, April 17, 2019] A first of its kind in Minnesota mental health training program for 911 dispatchers is trying to bring a more holistic approach to de-escalating people in crisis. Allina Health Emergency Medical Services is the first in the state to have all their employees certified. Traditional training for most 911 […]

A Q&A with Allina Health EMS’s Brian LaCroix, president of the National EMS Management Association

[Journal of Emergency Medical Services, April 17, 2019] Brian LaCroix is the president of the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), an organization for leaders representing all service models. Brian recently retired from his role as president and EMS chief for Allina Health EMS, a hospital-based system with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving more than […]

Allina Health opens sixth Everyday Clinic in Plymouth

[CCX News, April 15, 2019] Allina Health’s sixth Everyday Clinic is now open in Plymouth. Everyday Clinics are part of Allina’s growing offerings in convenience care to meet customers where they are rather than making them come to the doctor.

This superbug is a ‘serious global health threat’

[WCCO Radio, April 13, 2019] A superbug considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “a serious global health threat” has been proliferating in the U.S. and abroad in recent years, with 617 confirmed cases domestically and more than 20 other countries reporting multiple instances. The fungus, named Candida auris – also called […]

Thousands of kids get free bike

[Fox 9, April 13, 2019] Thousands of kids who otherwise might not be able to afford it, now have a freshly cleaned and refurbished bike. Hundreds of Allina Health volunteers fitted donated bikes and new helmets to the kids just in time for spring through the Free Bikes 4 Kidz program. KARE 11 and KSTP-TV […]

FDA proposes changes to mammogram rules

[KARE 11, April 12, 2019] 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. The key to survival is early detection. For the first time in 20 years, the FDA is proposing changes to mammogram rules. The agency wants mammogram centers to notify women if they have dense breast tissue […]

Get ready for spring allergy season right around the corner

[KARE 11, April 12, 2019] Forget about that snow outside right now, spring allergy season is about to take hold. Allina Health allergist Dr. Pramod Kelkar talked with KARE 11 News about what allergy activators are about to hit us and how to combat them.