Abbott Northwestern Hospital

New device being tested at Abbott Northwestern Hospital gives hope to patients with leaking heart valve

[Star Tribune, September 6, 2019] Three tricuspid regurgitation (TR) patients at Minneapolis’ Abbott Northwestern Hospital quietly jumped to the forefront of a wave of cardiology innovation represented by a class of new “structural heart” devices that optimize blood flow using foldable memory metals and tendril-like catheters thin enough to fit inside blood vessels. “I had […]

What you need to know about kidney donation

[KARE 11, August 30, 2019] When family members of two women needing a new kidney took to the state fair with signs seeking donors, it sparked media stories and then, lots of questions from the public, the biggest being, how do you donate a kidney and what does it involve. Dr. Mark Hill and Dr. […]

What is ASMR?

[WCCO-TV, August 19, 2019] ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. The videos that induce that response are among the fastest growing genres online. They’re mostly on YouTube, and show people doing everything from whispering, to brushing their hair, to tapping their desks, or drawing on paper. YouTube’s most popular ASMR-tist has seven million followers online. Others have […]

‘No-Wake Zone’ now part of hospital’s care plan

[WCCO-TV, August 5, 2019] Hospital stays are nothing new for Brad Brewer. He’s been plagued with back pain for years. “We’ve been told all our lives you get sick, you get rest. You come to a hospital and try to rest, but every 15 minutes they’re taking blood pressures, poking you,” Brewer explained from his […]

Dr. Nancy Whitley, physician who cared for seriously ill as she developed cancer, dies at 62

[Star Tribune, July 27, 2019] At age 57, Dr. Nancy Whitley made a career switch and pursued more medical training to specialize in the care of seriously ill patients. Known as palliative care medicine, the field is sometimes mistaken for only end-of-life care, but its broader purpose is to help patients maintain control over their […]

Staying safe amid the heat advisory

[WCCO-TV, July 14, 2019] With the heat advisory in effect, doctors want people to plan ahead. They share the symptoms to look for when it comes to heat exhaustion and how to keep your family safe. “We’ve seen an increase in heat related illness,” said Allina Health emergency physician Dr. Tom Horejsi at Abbott Northwestern […]

Twins game delayed due to dehydrated umpire; can dehydration get you?

[KARE 11, July 8, 2019] An umpire at the Sunday Twins-Rangers game was unable to finish the contest due to dehydration. That prompted KARE 11 News to come to talk to Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency physician Dr. Kate Katzung about dehydration, how to notice its symptoms, how to prevent it and what to do if […]

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.

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 […]

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.” […]