Abbott Northwestern Hospital

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.” […]

Karina DiLuzio

Minnesotans search out advice on how to say no

[Star Tribune, June 8, 2019] When they think about taking care of themselves, many Americans seek online advice about how to sleep, or be distracted by music or a good book. But not Minnesota. A new study based on search engine activity found that Minnesota is one-of-a-kind in the self-care term it Googles most: setting […]

Your diet can affect chances of getting cancer

[WCCO Radio, June 7, 2019] Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found. An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to a recently published Study. […]

High-tech robot being used to detect lung cancer at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern

[KSTP-TV, May 23, 2019] A high-tech robot is being used to help detect lung cancer at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. It almost looks like a droid from a Star Wars movie, and it’s run by a remote that looks like an X-Box game controller. It’s called the Auris Monarch, and doctors who […]

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.

Helium shortage affects more than party balloons

[KSTP-TV, May 10, 2019] Beyond party balloons, helium is used in a number of industries you might not realize like manufacturing cell phones and other tech devices. It’s also critical for some medical procedures. “Within our MRI equipment, if we don’t have the helium we aren’t able to use the equipment,” said Julie Singewald, director […]

Can mindfulness meditation change your life and work?

[MPR News, April 24, 2019] Mindfulness has gone mainstream. Minnesotans are now practicing it in retreat centers, in schools and even at work. What is it? How do you do it? What does the research say about how it affects us? Maureen Doran, the lead facilitator for mindfulness training at Allina Health’s Penny George Institute […]

Gift of Life celebration of organ donors and recipients

[KSTP-TV, April 4, 2019] Last year 15 critically ill people received a heart transplant at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Many more donated organs for transplant. The hospital’s annual Gift of Life event celebrated the lives and the donations with recipients and donor families.