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Courage Kenny has long history of helping those with disabilities

[CCX News, June 30, 2019] One local organization has been a trailblazer in providing services and opportunities for people with disabilities. The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has been serving the metro area since the early 1940s. “It gives you renewed hope I would say,” says Paula Davidovich, a Courage Kenny Patient. “There are always making […]

Sled hockey in the summer

[KSTP-TV, June 28, 2019] It might be warm outside but it was cool inside the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena where Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s adaptive sports program is co-sponsoring an event to introduce young athletes with disabilities to sled hockey. Sled hockey is an adaptation of ice hockey designed for players who […]

Coming high heat can threaten health

[WCCO Radio, June 26, 2019] The forecast for high heat the remainder of the week has people thinking about possible health consequences. Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Nick Johnson talked with WCCO Radio about the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and how to protect yourself from the heat.

Through therapy, transgender women find their voice

[MPR News, June 24, 2019] As transgender people have become increasingly more visible in public life, an option for them has become available for them, therapy to change their voice so they can sound more like themselves. Voice therapy from Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is helping that happen.

June is Men’s Health Month

[WCCO-TV, June 24, 2019] June is a month dedicated to talking about men’s health. For many men, even talking about their own health issues is something they avoid. Allina Health urologist Dr. Pete Sershon talked with WCCO-TV News about men’s health issues. The Tom Barnard Podcast also talked to Dr. Sershon about Men’s Health Month, […]

Pregnant women aren’t getting the vitamins and nutrients they need — and supplements aren’t helping

Pregnant women aren’t getting the vitamins and nutrients they need — and supplements aren’t helping

[Healthline, June 24, 2019] Getting adequate nutrition is one of the most important responsibilities women have throughout their pregnancies — not only for themselves, but for the lifelong health of their babies as well. However, new research from Purdue University has discovered that many pregnant women aren’t getting enough essential nutrients, even with an extra […]

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 […]