Penny George Institute

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 […]

Health Check: benefits of acupuncture for chronic pain

[CCX News, August 1, 2017] When it comes to treating pain, doctors frequently prescribe medications containing opioids. Now, patients and physicians are exploring non-drug therapies to manage chronic pain, such as the integrative therapies practiced at Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, part of Allina Health.

Healthy dose of yoga to treat back pain

[KARE-TV, March 2, 2017] Forget over-the-counter pain relievers to find relief from your aching back. Doctors now say you should grab your yoga mat instead. Gail Ericson, a physical therapist from Penny George Institute’s LiveWell Fitness Center, explains.

Got stress? Just sit back … and smell

[Twelve News, November 29, 2016] The holiday season is known as the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ but for some, the holidays can get overwhelming, making stress relief essential to our mental health. For people looking for a new way to manage stress, registered nurse Julie Streeter of Allina’s Penny George Institute for Health […]

Health Check: Parents use playground for personal gym

[Twelve News, July 5, 2016] “Yeah, we’re avid park goers,” said Abbie Johnson, a mother of four. Johnson takes her children to the park partially so they can burn off energy, but also out of necessity. “A playground like this is a great one,” said Steve Moore, an exercise physiologist from WestHealth in Plymouth. “Great location we’re […]