Neurology/Stroke

New device helps prevent strokes

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 29, 2019] Ned Berube suffered his second stroke early this year. Thanks to his wife’s quick recognition of the stroke symptoms Ned was cared for quickly and made a full recovery. But still at high risk of another stroke, he went to Dr. Brian Miller, a vascular surgeon at Allina Health’s United Vascular […]

Wife’s quick action helps prevent long-term effects after Blaine city councilman’s stroke

[KMSP Fox 9, Sept. 21, 2019] A long-time Blaine city council member suddenly lost feeling in part of his body and couldn’t speak. While time wasn’t on his side, his wife was, and now the couple is sharing their story about surviving a stroke without any side effects. Dick Swanson credits his wife, first responders and […]

Allina Health explores new care for Alzheimer’s patients

[KARE 11, March 14, 2019] A recent study shows a startling disconnect between seniors and primary care doctors when it comes to memory issues. And already, leaders at one local health care system, Allina Health, say they’re launching a new care model to deal with the problem. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease […]

Actor Luke Perry’s death due to stroke has many asking

[WCCO-TV, March 4, 2019] Actor Luke Perry has died after suffering what doctors call a massive stroke at his California home last Wednesday. He was hospitalized but never recovered. Word of Perry’s massive stroke had many wondering what the risk factors and warning signs are. Doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital are being asked those questions. […]

Stroke care from afar: How Telestroke works

[S.D. Public TV, Jan. 24, 2019] Stroke doctors at Allina Health’s United Hospital treat patients as far away South Dakota via the hospital’s TeleStroke program. United stroke neurologist, Dr. Sandra Hanson was interviewed by South Dakota Public TV for it’s Prairie Doc program and explained how patients in smaller hospitals can benefits from specialists hundreds […]

Selma Blair shines a light on life with MS

[KARE 11, Jan. 15, 2019] Anyone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis knows it’s a disease that robs. It can limit movement, reduce vision, and people who live with the auto immune disease may see their personalities change. It is a disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. And there is no cure. Actress Selma […]

Rare polio-like disease hitting Minnesota kids

[WCCO Radio, Oct. 13, 2018] A rare polio-like disease, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), has struck small number of children in Minnesota in the past several months. Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry talked with WCCO Radio to discuss the disease, its symptoms and how it is treated.

What is in a memory?

[KARE 11, Sept. 28, 2018] In the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, much of the issue revolved around memories. To better understand how memory works, KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry at United Hospital.

Alzheimer’s cases predicted to double by 2060

[KARE 11, Sept. 26, 2018] The federal Centers for Disease Control says the number of Alzheimer’s case will double by 2060. That has huge implications not only for the disease’s victims but their caregivers and families. Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry at United Hospital talked with KARE 11 News about the CDC predictions and […]

Actor Alan Alda says he has Parkinson’s Disease

[KARE 11, Aug. 13, 2018] Actor Alan Alda revealed recently that he is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Neurologist Dr. Eleanor Orehek, from Noran Clinic and Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about the disease and what’s new in the fight against it.