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 […]

Wedum Hospice dedicates flagpole in honor of veterans

[CCX Media, November 8, 2019] Alline Health’s J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice has a new honor for veterans. The hospice dedicated its new flag pole on Friday. The Minnesota National Guard’s Funeral Honors Team was at their Brooklyn Park campus to raise the flag for the first time. Staff at the hospice center say veterans are […]

2019 CFO of the Year: Richard Magnuson, Allina Health

2019 CFO of the Year: Richard Magnuson, Allina Health

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Nov. 8, 2019] Despite 40 years of experience in health care, Allina Health Chief Financial Officer Richard Magnuson knows the changes happening in health care today require forward-looking innovation, not business as usual. As one of the state’s largest health systems, with over $4 billion in revenue and about 29,000 employees, […]

Allina Health paramedic uses magic to calm kids in an emergency

[CBS Morning News, November 7, 2019] For many people, especially children, a ride in the back of an ambulance can be scary. That prompted Allina Health EMS paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz to look for a way to take scary out of that ride. His answer, magic. CBS Morning News followed Ivan for a day to see […]

Stressed out college kids learn to Chill

[KARE 11, November 6, 2019] Stress is a part of everyday life, but when it gets too bad it can really interfere with everyday things you need to do. For University of Minnesota students, the YMCA there is using techniques and tools from Allina Health’s Change to Chill program. KARE 11’s News at 11 also […]

Surprising tips on how to sleep better

[Parade, November 6, 2019] Want to know how to sleep better? You’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Inaugural Sleep Health Index, 45 percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep has impacted their daily activities at least once in the past seven days. And in addition to affecting your performance on […]

Empowering adults to help teens ‘Change to Chill’

[Quad Community Press, November 5, 2019] The percentage of ninth grade students who reported that they had mental health concerns lasting six months or more increased from 12.5% in 2013 to 17.3% in 2016 and 23.1% in 2019. The percentage of 11th graders who said they seriously considered suicide in the past year increased from […]

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 […]