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Actor Luke Perry’s death due to stroke has many asking

[WCCO-TV, March 4, 2019] Actor Luke Perry has died after suffering what doctors call a massive stroke at his California home last Wednesday. He was hospitalized but never recovered. Word of Perry’s massive stroke had many wondering what the risk factors and warning signs are. Doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital are being asked those questions. […]

New surgical robot aids surgeons with back procedures

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 26, 2019] A new surgical robot at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital is helping surgeons perform back surgery better, faster and safer. The device manufactured by Medtronic was unveiled to the public this week and demonstrated by Dr. Eiman Shafa as the first patients to benefit from the device talked about […]

A helium shortage and health care

[KARE 11, Feb. 19, 2019] A global helium shortage is affecting businesses that fill up those shiny party balloons. But helium is also needed for an important reason. It’s used in MRI machines, the devices that look into our bodies and give doctors a glimpse into what our medical issues might be. KARE 11 News […]

Renovated emergency department at Allinna’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital on display

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 19, 2018] The $25 million renovation and expansion of Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital Emergency Department was opened for area media to tour. The improvements include three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, and five additional mental health beds […]

Women wait longer to get care after heart attack symptoms

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 19, 2018] Women who are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack wait longer to call for assistance than men do according to a new study. According to the study author, this may be because women do not always experience the “typical” symptoms of a heart attack and, thus, do not realise that […]

Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital shows off new emergency department

[KARE 11, Dec. 19, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital is unveiling its renovated emergency department today. The hospital is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities. The $25 million renovation includes three more patient rooms, now 38, with larger rooms to accommodate staff and more equipment. There are also new family spaces, including a grieving […]

What to know about in vitro fertilization

[Insider, Dec. 7, 2018] In vitro fertilization (IVF), is a complicated process and arguably one of the most well-known fertility treatments. You’ve likely at least heard the term before, but you still might not know much about what it is. According to the US National Library of Medicine, IVF is the “joining of a woman’s […]

Doctors optimistic about new peanut allergy treatment

[KMSP Fox 9, Nov. 19, 2018] There could soon be a new treatment option to help millions of people who suffer from peanut allergies. Dr. Allan Stillerman, an allergist with Allergy & Asthma Specialists and a member of the Allina Health Clinical Research Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital West Health, says he’s optimistic about this […]

The dangers of vaping

[WCCO Radio, Nov. 17, 2018] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to limit the sale of sweet-flavored e-cigarette products in places where people under the age of 18 can freely shop. The agency will also take aim at flavored cigars and menthol-flavored cigarettes in an effort to keep kids from getting hooked […]

Allina Health Abbott Northwestern doctors save 16-year-old stroke patient

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 9, 2018] A Coon Rapids high school football player has quite the story to tell about a lifesaving medical procedure. The life saved was his own and it may not have happened if his girlfriend, Ellie, didn’t realize something was seriously wrong with him. Ellie called 911 and soon Cole was inside the […]