Neuroscience

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.” […]

Strokes striking younger individuals

[WCCO-TV, May 11, 2019] May is Stroke Awareness Month and new statistics show strokes are striking younger and younger individuals. Neurologist Dr. Ron Tarrel of the Noran Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO News about why that’s happening and how to recognize a stroke when it happens.

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. […]

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 […]

Actor Alan Alda says he has Parkinson’s Disease

[KARE 11, Aug. 13, 2018] Actor Alan Alda revealed recently that he is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Neurologist Dr. Eleanor Orehek, from Noran Clinic and Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about the disease and what’s new in the fight against it.

Abbott Northwestern building $29.2 million neuroscience unit

[Star Tribune, Feb. 15, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital plans on spending $29.2 million to build an inpatient unit for patients with strokes, brain tumors and other health problems requiring neuroscience treatments. The Minneapolis hospital projects a 20 percent increase in neuroscience patients over the next 10 years due to the aging of the population and […]

New studies fuel safety concerns about youth contact sports

[KARE 11, Oct. 4, 2017] A new study says children who play tackle football before the age of 12 have a higher risk of developing cognitive and behavioral issues as adults. Another study reveals 1 in 5 teens says they’ve been diagnosed with a concussion. Dr. Ron Tarrel from Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern […]

Givens Brain Tumor Center

[KSTP-TV, July 11, 2017] Mike Givens was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005 and passed away in 2015. Now the Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital will offer support, treatment and therapies to others diagnosed right here in Minnesota. His family sat down with Twin Cities Live to share what this world […]

Neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Josser Delgado displayed devices used for preventive surgery on brain aneurysms.  Star Tribune photo

Reaching deep into the brain to treat strokes

[Star Tribune, June 25, 2017] Terri Hopp, 63, of Litchfield, is one of the people who feels she has benefited. Earlier this month, Dr. Josser Delgado repaired Hopp’s non-ruptured aneurysm at Abbott Northwestern by placing four metal coils inside the 5-millimeter balloon of weakened tissue on the left side of Hopp’s internal carotid artery terminus, […]

May is Stroke Awareness Month

[KARE 11, May 25, 2017] May is Stroke Awareness Month and a good time to be reminded of the symptoms. Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital stopped by the KARE 11 News at 4 to talk about symptoms, and what to do if someone is suffering a stroke.