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Local nonprofits, organizations receive grants through Allina Health

[County News Review, April 25, 2019] Sixty-eight community nonprofits and local government organizations are the newest recipients of Neighborhood Health Connection grants from Allina Health. The grants support on-going activities that promote social connections through healthy eating and physical activity among adults in local communities. The 68 selected programs were chosen through a competitive application […]

Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Art of Possibilities art show kicks off

[KMSP Fox 9, April 24, 2019] The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s 55th annual “Art of Possibilities” show kicked off this week. All the pieces come from artists with disabilities, who are excited for the chance to showcase their talents. “I think it’s an incredible place to be, just looking at some of the incredible talent […]

Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike giveaway serves Fridley Public Schools families

[Fridley Public Schools, April 24, 2019] A record-breaking 450 bicycles were given to Fridley Public Schools families at the third annual Free Bikes for Kids event with Allina Health, hosted at R.L. Stevenson Elementary on April 13, 2019. Each participating child and adult was fitted for a helmet and matched with a bike in the […]

Can mindfulness meditation change your life and work?

[MPR News, April 24, 2019] Mindfulness has gone mainstream. Minnesotans are now practicing it in retreat centers, in schools and even at work. What is it? How do you do it? What does the research say about how it affects us? Maureen Doran, the lead facilitator for mindfulness training at Allina Health’s Penny George Institute […]

Allina Health’s Courage Kenny expands 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.

Protect yourself from the sun

[KARE 11, April 19, 2019] As days grow warmer we may be tempted to spend more time outdoors exposed to the sun’s rays. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat warns we need to protect ourselves from the cancer-causing ultraviolet rays of the sun, especially from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

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 […]