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Improving CPR results

[KSTP TV, July 5, 2013] For someone who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the life-saving difference for them is usually whether someone nearby knows how to perform CPR properly. Allina Health EMS medical director Dr. Charles Lick talked about this with KSTP’s Ellen McNamara. Watch the interview here.

EMS on the 4th of July

[KSTP TV, July 4, 2013] For most of us, the Fourth of July is a holiday to spend with family and friends, enjoying ourselves. But for paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers it’s another workday. KSTP News spent the Fourth with Allina Health EMS to see what their day was like. Watch here.

Limiting tech distractions on vacation

[WCCO TV, July 2, 2013] Many of us will find ourselves with time off this week from work to celebrate the 4th of July with family and friends. However, instead of relaxing and reconnecting with loved ones, we may end up texting, typing, posting and playing games on electronic devices. “I hear this from families […]

School snacks get a federally-mandated overhaul

[KSTP TV, June 27, 2013] The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released new rules mandating healthier snack options in school vending machines and cafeterias. Allina Health dieticians Shannon Tierney and Amy Boyle talked with KSTP News about these changes and what they’ll mean for our children. Watch the interviews below.

Type II diabetes and weight loss

[KARE 11 and KSTP TV, June 26, 2013] Weight loss accomplished from diet and exercise does not appear to cut the risk of heart problems for people with diabetes, a new study finds. Even so, researchers say, people with diabetes shouldn’t give up on their efforts to eat less and move more. Allina Health cardiologist […]

Author’s death draws new attention to prostate cancer detection

[KARE 11 & Fox 9 News, June 19, 2013] The death of spy novel author and Minnesota native Vince Flynn has focused new attention on prostate cancer, the disease that killed Flynn. Dr. Peter Sershon, director of the United Hospital Prostate Cancer Center in St. Paul, talked about the disease and the importance early detection […]

AMA now calls obesity a disease

[KSTP TV, June 19, 2013] The American Medical Association is now classifying obesity as a disease. Dr. Peter Kelly, a surgeon at the Bariatric Center of United Hospital, talked with KSTP TV’s Leah McLean about what that means. Watch the interview here.

New magnetic device helps prevent acid reflux

[KARE-TV, June 11, 2013] For millions of people, acid reflux makes life miserable, but a new procedure could give them their life back. Minnesota singer Geoff Elvee, of Crosslake, is hoping that a device will get him back on stage. In May, Abbott Northwestern Hospital surgeon, Dr. Daniel Dunn placed a ring of titanium-coated magnets […]

Advanced prenatal tests detect disorders in fetuses early

[WCCO-TV, June 9, 2013] New prenatal genetic tests are making results more accurate and possible earlier in pregnancies, especially important to some older couples who have a slightly higher risk of a baby with chromosomal abnormalities. Right now, there are four tests on the market. Each of them tell the risk of a fetus having […]

Allina Health Recognized with ‘Above and Beyond’ Award

[Bloomington, Minn., May 30, 2013] Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) State Chair Paul Monteen recognized Allina Health, along with 32 other outstanding employers of Minnesota National Guard and Reserve members, at the Minnesota ESGR Annual Employer Support Awards Banquet on Monday, May 20th in Bloomington, Minnesota. Kevin Miller, Allina Health EMS […]