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Allina Health EMS ready for COVID-19

[WCCO-TV, March 9, 2020] The first line of response to COVID-19 may be emergency medical service paramedics and EMTs. Allina Health EMS providers are well prepared for that job.

More COVID-19 questions and answers

[WCCO-TV, March 9, 2020] With more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota come more questions from people wanting to know how to protect themselves and their families. Allina Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tim Sielaff, joined WCCO-TV in studio to answer some of those questions. Dr. Sielaff also answered additional questions later in the WCCO […]

Questions and answers about COVID-19

[WCCO-TV, March 9, 2020] With the COVID-19 virus now hitting closer to home in Minnesota and Wisconsin, more questions are being asked about how to protect yourself. Allina Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tim Sielaff, joined WCCO-TV in studio to answer some of those questions. Dr. Sielaff also answered additional questions later in the same […]

What to know about COVID-19

[KARE 11, March 7, 2020] With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Minnesota, what do you need to know about the virus? Helen Strike, President of Allina Health’s River Falls Area and Regina Hospitals, and leader of Allina Health’s COVID-19 response team talked with KARE 11 about those questions? Helen Strike answered additional questions […]

Abbott Northwestern Hospital plans upgrades

Abbott Northwestern Hospital plans upgrades

[Finance & Commerce, March 4, 2020] Two construction projects expected to cost $199 million on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus in Minneapolis are anything but the end of building at one of the city’s oldest hospitals. Hospital officials met last week with Phillips neighborhood residents to fill them in on the upcoming work on the […]

The dangers of flavored vaping products

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 29, 2020] There has been a lot of talk about whether states or the federal government should ban flavored vaping products. Allina Health pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm talked with WCCO News about the danger posed by flavored vaping products.

Is listening to an audiobook really reading?

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 27, 2020] More and more people are turning to audiobooks over actual books. In fact a local library says more people check out audiobooks than the real thing. But is listening to an audiobook a good substitute to actually reading? WCCO-TV talked to Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry to find out.

Telemedicine is growing

[KARE 11, Feb. 19, 2020] You’re sick. You don’t have time to go to the doctor, or maybe you don’t feel like going to the doctor. Now there’s an app for that. Telemedicine is a growing field. One study found a whopping 82% of millennials would rather use telemedicine than see a doctor in person. […]

Abbott Northwestern Hospital uses wayfinding systems to improve patient experience

Abbott Northwestern Hospital uses wayfinding systems to improve patient experience

[Xtelligent Healthcare Media, Feb. 19, 2020] The GPS system isn’t just a way of the road anymore. Increasingly, these tools – known in healthcare as digital wayfinding systems – are being implemented in hospitals, where patients have to navigate winding hallways, multiple departments, and different admission and visitation protocol. This approach isn’t exactly new. Hospitals […]

What is love?

[KARE 11, February 14, 2020] Valentine’s Day is all about love. But what is love really? What happens in our brain to make us feel this emotion? Neurologist Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with KARE 11 about what love is, in our brain.