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Tools for teens and young adults navigating mental health

[MPR News, May 15, 2019] This week, Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith spoke publicly for the first time about living with depression. Her initial experience of it came when she was a teenager. Smith’s story highlights the growing need for more mental health support in schools. One in five teenagers and young adults lives with a […]

Knowing the symptoms: Women and heart disease

[WCCO-TV, May 14, 2019] Many women are missing the symptoms of a heart attack, which is one of the reasons why heart disease is the number one killer of American women. Dr. Elizabeth Grey, a preventative cardiologist with Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with WCCO News about those symptoms and why younger and younger […]

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.

He saved her mom’s life, now she’s working with him

[KARE 11, May 10, 2019] Katie Bjerke was just 11 years old when her mom suffered a life threatening brain bleed. That’s when neurosurgeon Dr. Eric Nussbaum entered their lives. He performed life-saving surgery on Katie’s mom, Debbie. More surgeries followed. Katie was awed by the work of Dr. Nussbaum and decided then that she […]

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 […]

Allina Health Chief Nursing Officer: Thank you to all our nurses that make Allina Health a special organization

Allina Health Chief Nursing Officer: Thank you to all our nurses that make Allina Health a special organization

[Becker’s Hospital Review] Mandy Richards, Allina Health Chief Nursing Officer: As someone who has been fortunate to work side by side with nurses for my entire career, I cannot count the number of times nurses made a difference for the patients we served, be it with crucial insights, profound experience or a tender touch. Over […]

Do ingredients in sunscreen pose a health risk?

[WCCO Radio, May 8, 2019] A new report says some ingredients in sunscreen can penetrate into our blood streams. But do they pose a health that offsets the benefits of sunscreen? Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio about the risks and benefits of sunscreen.

New drug promises help for women suffering from postpartum depression

[MPR News, May 8, 2019] Next month, the first and only FDA-approved treatment for postpartum depression will hit the market in the U.S. It’s needed. Up to 1 in 7 women experiences depression after her baby’s birth — making it one of the most common complications of pregnancy. The drug offers almost immediate relief. Some […]

Quick action is crucial to surviving a stroke

[WCCO-TV, May 7, 2019] It was a weekend of watching the Master’s Golf Tournament on TV a few Sundays ago when Todd Rosewell noticed growing signs he might be having a stroke. His wife called 9-1-1 and the paramedics, instead of taking him to the nearest hospitals, brought him to United Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. […]

Melanoma Monday promotes skin cancer awareness

[WCCO-TV, May 6, 2019] As it has for the past six years, Allina Health offered free skin cancer screenings on Melanoma Monday, the first Monday of every May. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat told WCCO-TV News that caught early, skin cancer is easily curable, but left untreated it can be deadly.