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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.

Approximately 100 local officials, psychotherapists, county social workers, community members and staff turned out for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house held at Cambridge Medical Center April 23, celebrating two new mental health programs: a new adult partial hospitalization program and an adult mental health outpatient program.

Allina Health’s Cambridge Medical Center expands mental health facility

[County News Review, May 6, 2019] Approximately 100 local officials, psychotherapists, county social workers, community members and staff turned out for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house held at Cambridge Medical Center April 23, celebrating two new mental health programs: a new adult partial hospitalization program and an adult mental health outpatient program. The two […]

Health care leaders rally with Governor for provider tax

[KSTP-TV, May 2, 2019] Health care leaders including Allina Health CEO and president Penny Wheeler, MD, joined Gov. Tim Walz at the Capitol for news conference calling on the legislature to extend the 2 percent provider tax that raises about $700 million a year earmarked for low-income health care. KARE 11 TV News and Fox […]

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: What you need to know

[WCCO-TV, April 29, 2019] April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common form of cancer for men between ages 15-35. Dr. Matthew O’Shaughnessy is a urologist with Minnesota Urology and Allina Health and he talked with WCCO-TV about testicular cancer and offered some tips about how to talk about it.

Allina Health partners with Apple to help patients

[WCCO-TV, April 27, 2019] Allina Health patients can now get access to their medical records on their iPhone via Apple’s new Health Records app. Allina Health director of customer digital experience, Chris DuFresne, explained to WCCO-TV News how it works.