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E-cig ads are temping youths to vape despite all the warnings

[WCCO-TV, November 30, 2019] It’s been decades since cigarette advertising was banned in the U.S., but ads for e-cigs have recently taken their place. Allina Health smoking cessation specialist Karina DiLuzio talked with WCCO News about the who advertising is aimed at and the risks vaping presents.

St. Francis Regional Medical Center to expand ER, build surgery center

St. Francis Regional Medical Center to expand ER, build surgery center

[Star Tribune, November 29, 2019] St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee is spending about $44 million to build a free-standing surgery center while also expanding the hospital’s emergency room and cancer center. The projects, which were disclosed in a financial statement this month, were approved by the hospital’s board of directors earlier this year and […]

Chilling out at Monticello High School

Chilling out at Monticello High School

[Monticello Times, Nov. 29, 2019] Monticello High School students Kaia Loberg and Jacob Keller have seen first hand how stress can affect their fellow students. Especially around the end of the semester when the pressure associated with finals can impact the mental wellbeing of students, Keller says. Now students at Monticello High School have a […]

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation to create world’s ‘foremost’ women’s cardiology center

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation to create world’s ‘foremost’ women’s cardiology center

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, November 26, 2019] The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, an independent, non-profit research group that is housed in Abbott Northwestern Hospital, plans to create what it says will be the world’s “foremost” research hub on women’s cardiovascular health, kicked off with a $5 million grant from well-known philanthropists. The MHIF is conducting […]

Words of appreciation: Thank-you notes from 15 health system CEOs

[Becker’s Hospital Review, November 21, 2019] Penny Wheeler, MDPresident and CEO of Allina Health The disruption taking place in healthcare affirms what I know to be true in this time of Thanksgiving — the work each of you do to relieve suffering and improve the lives of those served and the support you give each […]

When is it time to consider a sleep aid?

[WCCO-TV, November 20,2019] A third of American adults have brief bouts of insomnia. For 10% of the population, it can be chronic. So, when is it time to turn to a sleep aid for help? Good Question. “In general, you want to find out what the problem actually is,” says Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep […]

Is it really unhealthy to eat after 7 p.m.?

[WCCO-TV, November 19, 2019] Families rushing from work and school to games and band concerts can find it hard to sit down for dinner. Sometimes that means eating dinner later at night. But is it really unhealthy to eat after 7 p.m.? “I would say it depends,” said registered dietitian Liz Vander Laan with Allina […]

Getting enough shut eye key to staying healthy

[KARE 11, November 19, 2019] The Centers for Disease Control, the CDC, says a third of American adults don’t get enough sleep. And, the older we get the harder it is for us to fully rest. Poor sleep is linked to Alzheimer’s Disease as well as trouble with concentration, memory and the immune system. Dr. […]

What new warning labels mean for breast implants

[KARE 11, November 18, 2019] The FDA wants to ensure that patients are better informed when it comes to breast implants. It recently announced new recommendations that include “boxed warning” labels for breast implants. Dr. Jennifer Cameron, a plastic surgeon with Allina Health, explains what those warnings are and what every patient should consider before […]

Should you call in sick?

[KARE 11, November 12, 2019] Stay home. It’s a message doctors and probably your coworkers would like you to follow if you show up for work and you’re sick. But for some people deciding is a struggle: Should I call in? A recent survey shows 78% of the people who participated say they feel pressure […]