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Apple extends iPhone health records access to Allina Health

Apple extends iPhone health records access to Allina Health

[Becker’s Healthcare, March 28, 2019] Allina Health patients can now access their medical information through Apple’s iPhone health records app. Apple based its health records app on fast healthcare interoperability resources guidelines, a standard for transferring electronic medical records. Under the new partnership, Allina Health patients will be able to access their medical records from […]

More getting plastic surgery than ever before

[WCCO-TV, March 26, 2019] Almost 18 million people might look a little different today than they did a year ago, according to data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons on Monday. The organization composed of board-certified plastic surgeons reported seeing a rise in overall plastic surgery and nearly a quarter million more cosmetic […]

FDA approves new postpartum depression drug

[KARE 11, March 20, 2019] It is the first drug approved by the FDA specifically for postpartum depression. Dr. Elizabeth LaRusso, the medical director of psychiatry at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, says this new drug could be a game changer. She is also a psychiatrist who specializes in postpartum depression at Allina Health’s Mother Baby Center. […]

EMT shortage prompts Allina Health to launch own training academy

[WCCO-TV, March 20, 2019] Both here and across the country, it’s getting harder for EMS services to fill the vacancies among its EMT and paramedics ranks brought on by retirements and a tight labor pool. “Across the country, we’re seeing not as many people taking on EMT jobs and paramedic jobs,” said Joan Mellor, director […]

More blood pressure meds recalled by FDA

[KARE 11, March 18, 2019] Another round of blood pressure medications are being recalled. That makes at least six recalls of blood pressure meds in the last month because of a potentially cancer-causing impurity. “Huge problem,” says Allina Health cardiologist Dr. David Hurrell. He says there’s a been a large number of recalls over the […]

Birthing options: Choose what works for you.

[WCCO Radio, March 16, 2019] There are many options when a family plans for the birth of new child including midwives and doulas in addition to the more traditional obstetrician-gynecologist. Allina Health midwife Carlyn Penwell discussed the options in a conversation with WCCO Radio’s Esme Murphy.

Allina Health’s Change to Chill program continues to fights teen stress, mental health issues

Allina Health’s Change to Chill program continues to fights teen stress, mental health issues

[Sun Focus, March 15, 2019] Change to Chill, Allina Health’s award-winning mental well-being program, recently offered free training sessions to share the program’s techniques more widely. Change to Chill works as a guide to help teens become more aware of the things that stress them out, and equip them with tools and resources to better […]

Flu season has yet to peak in Minnesota

[KMSP Fox 9, March 14, 2019] If you’ve made it through the winter months so far flu-free, the Minnesota Department of Health says don’t let your guard down. “Influenza is very hard to predict, anyone who tries to predict it, don’t trust them,” said Dr. Frank Rhame, Allina Health infectious disease specialist. While cases have […]

Allina Health explores new care for Alzheimer’s patients

[KARE 11, March 14, 2019] A recent study shows a startling disconnect between seniors and primary care doctors when it comes to memory issues. And already, leaders at one local health care system, Allina Health, say they’re launching a new care model to deal with the problem. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease […]

Found early enough, colorectal cancer is very treatable

[KARE 11, March 13, 2019] March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month meant to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and take action toward prevention. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Yet, found early enough, […]