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Are you ready for winter?

[MPR News, Oct. 28, 2019] Winter may not officially arrive for almost another two months, but the temperatures are already starting to take a dive. How do you deal with the cold, the snow and the ice? Allina Health family medicine physician Dr. Samuel Hanson Willis joined a panel on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss […]

Hennepin County attorney statement on Narcan alarms overdose-prevention advocates

Hennepin County attorney statement on Narcan alarms overdose-prevention advocates

[MPR, Sept. 20, 2019] A statement posted Thursday night on the Hennepin County attorney’s website sparked outrage in the overdose prevention and drug recovery communities. Advocates and physicians say the prosecutor’s office mischaracterized the anti-overdose medication Narcan, and that the agency’s words could cause people to fear the life-saving medication. Dr. Katherine Katzung, who chairs […]

Allina Health now offers star ratings, patient comments on doctors online

[MPR News, Aug. 2, 2019] In a move to improve transparency, Allina Health is now providing star ratings and comments from patients on the allinahealth.org website. Allina Health’s Dr. John Misa, vice president for medical operations, talk with Minnesota Public Radio News about why Allina has made this effort. The Faribault Daily News also reported […]

Through therapy, transgender women find their voice

[MPR News, June 24, 2019] As transgender people have become increasingly more visible in public life, an option for them has become available for them, therapy to change their voice so they can sound more like themselves. Voice therapy from Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is helping that happen.

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 […]

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 […]

Can mindfulness meditation change your life and work?

[MPR News, April 24, 2019] Mindfulness has gone mainstream. Minnesotans are now practicing it in retreat centers, in schools and even at work. What is it? How do you do it? What does the research say about how it affects us? Maureen Doran, the lead facilitator for mindfulness training at Allina Health’s Penny George Institute […]

Miscarriage: A common experience, a private pain

[MPR News, March 13, 2019] Miscarriages are sad, private events, difficult to talk about. But they are not rare; a study reports they occur in 10 to 20 percent of pregnancies. Given how common they are, experts believe that open and honest dialogue about miscarriages can help mothers and partners grieve. “Grief is very personal. […]

Some schools dropping Halloween celebrations

[MPR News, Oct. 29, 2018] Traditional school Halloween celebrations are going away in favor of more educational activities in some schools and that’s not sitting well with some parents. In one school, an E-STEM day — that’s environmental education, science, technology, engineering and math, is taking its place. Allina Health child and teen psychologist Dr. […]

Pregnant woman performs CPR on husband, gives birth shortly after he wakes from coma, both at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 23, 2018] With a baby on the way within hours, Ashley Goette found herself with her husband’s life also in her hands. “The dispatcher walked me through CPR, ’cause I am not trained. They wanted me to get him down to a hard surface and I explained to them that I couldn’t because […]