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When antidepressants fail

When antidepressants fail

[Healthline, November 11, 2019] At 43 years old, Sara has been dealing with depression for two decades. Over the years, she told Healthline she’s been prescribed many different medications. None of them have ever worked for her. “It’s been a roller coaster of medication adjustments and medication changes and medication combinations and medication attempts. It’s […]

Minnesotans spend nearly $3K a year because of FOMO

[KARE 11, Nov. 4, 2019] Fear of missing out, also known as FOMO, is costing Americans thousands of dollars every year, according to a recent survey. Couponing101.com surveyed 3,500 Americans to find out how much people are spending to avoid FOMO. Minnesotans admitted to spending $237 per month, totaling $2,853 per year, in order to […]

Allina Health Northfield Clinic to start offering 3D mammograms

Allina Health Northfield Clinic to start offering 3D mammograms

[Northfield News, November 4, 2019] Beginning Thursday, Allina Health Northfield Clinic will start offering 3D mammograms. “Early detection is the best protection because finding breast cancer early improves the likelihood that treatment will be successful,” said Allina Health Northfield Clinic lead physician Cindy Baumgartner in a press release. “Mammograms are safe and effective in detecting […]

37th annual Courage Kenny Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

[WCCO-TV, November 3, 2019] The 37th annual Courage Kenny Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament wrapped up over the weekend. As WCCO-TV reported, the tournament featured some of the best teams and athletes in the country.

Mercy Women’s Health Clinic offering 3D mammograms

[CTN News, November 1, 2019] New technology could soon save lives at the Mercy Hospital campus. The Mercy Women’s Health Clinic is now offering 3D mammograms. Installation of the new advanced device is part of an Allina Health system-wide effort to provide the most effective tools available to help detect breast cancer at the earliest […]

Nurses, respiratory therapists and pediatricians at New Ulm Medical Center perform a tracheal intubation on an infant mannequin during a familiarization simulation for the clinic’s virtual care cart that allows medical staff to communicate with each other in real time via an audio-visual platform. Dr. Mark Bergeron, a neonatologist at Children’s Minnesota, and Lori Bishotski, a neonatal nurse practitioner, watch from the virtual care cart while they are in the Twin Cities. New Ulm Journal photo by Gage Cureton

Virtual care comes to New Ulm Medical Center birth center

[New Ulm Journal, Oct. 31, 2019] Nurses, respiratory therapists and pediatricians at New Ulm Medical Center’s birth center raced to restore the breathing of an infant born prematurely Tuesday as doctors and specialists watched from the Twin Cities via a virtual care cart. Neonatologists and nurse practitioners from Children’s Minnesota watched and provided insight as […]

Creaky joints? When to seek help

[KARE 11, Oct. 30, 2019] As the cooler weather settles in, some of our bodies are making more noises than we’d like to admit. Many of us hear a snap, crackle or pop when we stand. In some cases, those noises are normal. But in other cases, the noise could be a sign that you […]

Change to Chill at the U of M YMCA

[KSTP-TV, Oct, 29, 2019] Change to Chill, Allina Health’s program to help teens manage stress in their life, is now at the University of Minnesota’s YMCA. The U YMCA is using Change to Chill techniques to help U students cope with college life.

New device helps prevent strokes

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 29, 2019] Ned Berube suffered his second stroke early this year. Thanks to his wife’s quick recognition of the stroke symptoms Ned was cared for quickly and made a full recovery. But still at high risk of another stroke, he went to Dr. Brian Miller, a vascular surgeon at Allina Health’s United Vascular […]

Are you ready for winter?

[MPR News, Oct. 28, 2019] Winter may not officially arrive for almost another two months, but the temperatures are already starting to take a dive. How do you deal with the cold, the snow and the ice? Allina Health family medicine physician Dr. Samuel Hanson Willis joined a panel on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss […]