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Abbott Northwestern Hospital uses wayfinding systems to improve patient experience

Abbott Northwestern Hospital uses wayfinding systems to improve patient experience

[Xtelligent Healthcare Media, Feb. 19, 2020] The GPS system isn’t just a way of the road anymore. Increasingly, these tools – known in healthcare as digital wayfinding systems – are being implemented in hospitals, where patients have to navigate winding hallways, multiple departments, and different admission and visitation protocol. This approach isn’t exactly new. Hospitals […]

What is love?

[KARE 11, February 14, 2020] Valentine’s Day is all about love. But what is love really? What happens in our brain to make us feel this emotion? Neurologist Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with KARE 11 about what love is, in our brain.

How heart disease affects women differently

[MPR News, Feb. 11, 2020] Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. More women die from heart attacks than men. But men are often the focus when it comes to research and talking about risks. Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Grey at the Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with MPR News about gender […]

How to make the most of that fitness tracker on your wrist

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 17, 2020] If you got a new fitness tracker to wear on your wrist for Christmas, you may still be trying to figure out how to make the most of it. Allina Health clinical exercise physical therapist Gail Ericson at the LiveWell Fitness Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO News about […]

Abbott Northwestern Hospital offers wayfinding app to help patients navigate inside hospital

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 13, 2020] Abbott Northwestern Hospital now has an app to help patients and people visiting the hospital find their way around. The hospital’s new technology is accessed through the free Allina Health app. Once the app is downloaded, click on “find your way around Abbott Northwestern.” The app will detect exactly where you […]

Do people rely too much on their fitness trackers

[KMSP Fox 9, Dec. 30, 2019] Do you have a fitness tracker on your wrist? How do you use it? Allina Health clinical exercise physical therapist Gail Ericson at the LiveWell Fitness Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with Fox 9 News about how to make the most of your fitness tracker.

After giving out nearly $165 million, a Minneapolis foundation is almost broke and ready to close — on purpose

[Star Tribune, December 28, 2019] The Robina Foundation is nearly out of money and ready to shut down — as it planned to do all along. The Minneapolis foundation started with an unusual mission to give away all of its money to four institutions— Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and its parent nonprofit Allina Health, […]

Can this artery screening tool help prevent a heart attack?

Can this artery screening tool help prevent a heart attack?

[MarketWatch, December 27, 2019] In this article, Abbott Northwestern Hospital hospitalist Dr. Craig Bowron discusses the value of Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) screening using CT scans to determine whether coronary arteries are blocked. Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, who specializes in heart disease prevention, is a fan of CAC scoring. […]

What is Holiday Heart Syndrome?

[WCCO-TV, December 10, 2019] With cookies, parties, heavy foods and alcohol, this time of year can have a big impact on our bodies. Throw in stress and little sleep and it can become more than some hearts can handle. So, what is Holiday Heart? And, what signs should we watch out for during the holiday […]

Holiday Heart Syndrome — it’s real

[KARE 11, December 5, 2019] Some doctors say they see more heart attacks on Christmas Day than any other time of the year. Dr. Nick Burke, who specializes in interventional cardiology with Allina Health at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says holidays are stressful which can lead to what he calls “Holiday Heart Syndrome.” “It is […]