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Birthing options: Choose what works for you.

[WCCO Radio, March 16, 2019] There are many options when a family plans for the birth of new child including midwives and doulas in addition to the more traditional obstetrician-gynecologist. Allina Health midwife Carlyn Penwell discussed the options in a conversation with WCCO Radio’s Esme Murphy.

Colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable cancers if found early enough

[WCCO Radio, March 1, 2019] March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month meant to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and take action toward prevention. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Yet, found early enough, […]

Winter is harder on heart, especially shoveling snow

Winter is harder on heart, especially shoveling snow

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 20, 2019] Winter is harder on your heart than warm weather. The cold affects our circulatory system. But, mainly, it’s shoveling snow that can bring on a heart attack, Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Grey told WCCO Radio.

Cancer increasing in younger adults as obesity increases

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 5, 2019] Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released by the American Cancer Society. The six obesity-related cancers that showed startling increases among younger adults were colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and multiple […]

Women wait longer to get care after heart attack symptoms

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 19, 2018] Women who are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack wait longer to call for assistance than men do according to a new study. According to the study author, this may be because women do not always experience the “typical” symptoms of a heart attack and, thus, do not realise that […]

Heavy snoring may damage the heart, especially in women

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 7, 2018] A new German study has linked obstructive sleep apnea, a severe form of snoring, to an increased risk of heart disease, particularly in women. Stacey Ko, a certified physician assistant with a specialty in sleep medicine at Allina Health’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic will talked with WCCO Radio about […]

Suicide and drugs reasons for life expectancy drop

WCCO Radio, Nov. 29, 2018] For the third year in a row, the life expectancy of Americans has gone done. Two of the big reasons are drug overdose deaths and suicide. Allina Health psychiatrist and addiction specialist Dr. Roger Laroche talked to WCCO Radio about these two major causes of death and how they can […]

The dangers of vaping

[WCCO Radio, Nov. 17, 2018] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to limit the sale of sweet-flavored e-cigarette products in places where people under the age of 18 can freely shop. The agency will also take aim at flavored cigars and menthol-flavored cigarettes in an effort to keep kids from getting hooked […]

Pediatricians group says don’t spank

[WCCO Radio, Nov. 10, 2018] Parents should not spank their children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said on Monday in its most strongly worded policy statement warning against the harmful effects of corporal punishment in the home. Allina Health Clinic pediatrician Dr. Eric Barth discussed the AAP’s recommendation with WCCO Radio and alternative methods of […]

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.