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Summer Foot Care 101

[KARE 11, July 15, 2019] Giving our feet a little fresh air by breaking out the sandals and flip-flops is one of the joys of summer. Yet, experts say some of our favorite summer shoes can also be pretty rough on our feet. “Generally, people have more problems with their feet during the warm summer […]

Staying safe amid the heat advisory

[WCCO-TV, July 14, 2019] With the heat advisory in effect, doctors want people to plan ahead. They share the symptoms to look for when it comes to heat exhaustion and how to keep your family safe. “We’ve seen an increase in heat related illness,” said Allina Health emergency physician Dr. Tom Horejsi at Abbott Northwestern […]

New Allina Health Greenway Clinic opens in Calhoun Village

[Southwest Journal, July 13, 2019] A new clinic offering urgent care and family health services opened July 9 in Cedar-Isles-Dean. The Allina Health Greenway Clinic will operate on the second floor of the Calhoun Village commercial center off West Lake Street. “We are excited to be opening a clinic that puts the patients’ needs first, […]

Allina adds tool to help doctors save patients money on prescriptions

[Kaiser Health News, July 10, 2019] When Mary Kay Gilbert saw her doctor in May for a skin infection on her leg, she wasn’t surprised to receive a prescription for an antibiotic cream. But Gilbert, 54, a nurse and health consultant, was shocked when her physician clicked on the desktop computer and told Gilbert the […]

Twins game delayed due to dehydrated umpire; can dehydration get you?

[KARE 11, July 8, 2019] An umpire at the Sunday Twins-Rangers game was unable to finish the contest due to dehydration. That prompted KARE 11 News to come to talk to Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency physician Dr. Kate Katzung about dehydration, how to notice its symptoms, how to prevent it and what to do if […]

CDC warns pool goers of fecal parasite

[KARE 11, July 2, 2019] Health officials are asking Americans to take precautions over reports that cryptosporidium, a fecal parasite that can be transmitted via swimming pools, is on the rise. It causes cryptosporidiosis, which can leave healthy adults suffering from “profuse, watery diarrhea” for as long as three weeks. The effects can be worse […]

Allina Health named a Top Workplace in Minnesota by Star Tribune

[County News Review, July 1, 2019] Allina Health has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Star Tribune Top Workplaces honor recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. “Providing outstanding care to all those who come to our […]

Courage Kenny has long history of helping those with disabilities

[CCX News, June 30, 2019] One local organization has been a trailblazer in providing services and opportunities for people with disabilities. The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has been serving the metro area since the early 1940s. “It gives you renewed hope I would say,” says Paula Davidovich, a Courage Kenny Patient. “There are always making […]

Sled hockey in the summer

[KSTP-TV, June 28, 2019] It might be warm outside but it was cool inside the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena where Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s adaptive sports program is co-sponsoring an event to introduce young athletes with disabilities to sled hockey. Sled hockey is an adaptation of ice hockey designed for players who […]

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.