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Allina Health ‘drafts’ interns at Genesys Works’ Draft Day

[KMSP Fox 9, August 13, 2019] This year non-profit Genesys Works will place more than 300 high schools seniors from underserved communities with 56 Twin Cities companies. Allina Health started taking Genesys Works interns with two last year and for its efforts won Genesys Works’ Rookie of the Year award. This year Allina will play […]

Are blue light lenses worth the cost?

[WCCO-TV, August 12, 2019] Blue light glasses have become increasingly popular for its promise to filter out the blue light that comes from electronic devices. Consumers who buy the special glasses typically see the light itself as harmful, although research indicates the amount of time spent looking at screens, rather than the light itself, may […]

Do video games trigger violent crimes?

[WCCO-TV, August 5, 2019] In the wake of this weekend’s massacres, video games have again become a frequent target for politicians. It’s a discussion that’s been going on for decades. During the mid-90s, lawmakers from both parties held hearings about violent video games and their potential effect on children. After the 1999 Columbine shootings, Republicans […]

‘No-Wake Zone’ now part of hospital’s care plan

[WCCO-TV, August 5, 2019] Hospital stays are nothing new for Brad Brewer. He’s been plagued with back pain for years. “We’ve been told all our lives you get sick, you get rest. You come to a hospital and try to rest, but every 15 minutes they’re taking blood pressures, poking you,” Brewer explained from his […]

Courage Kenny gives gift of golf back to those with disabilities

[WCCO-TV, July 27, 2019] One in seven Americans has a disability. But whether they have it at birth or it occurs later in life doesn’t mean they have to give up their love of playing sports. A program right here in the Twin Cities is making sure of that. Five years ago, Craig Brewster, a […]

Allina Health opens new call center in Coon Rapids

[CTN News, July 19, 2019] Allina Health’s new Customer Experience Center is now open in Coon Rapids. The ribbon cutting/grand opening comes as it is set to begin taking calls and message from across Allina’s entire service area.

Summer Foot Care 101

[KARE 11, July 15, 2019] Giving our feet a little fresh air by breaking out the sandals and flip-flops is one of the joys of summer. Yet, experts say some of our favorite summer shoes can also be pretty rough on our feet. “Generally, people have more problems with their feet during the warm summer […]

Staying safe amid the heat advisory

[WCCO-TV, July 14, 2019] With the heat advisory in effect, doctors want people to plan ahead. They share the symptoms to look for when it comes to heat exhaustion and how to keep your family safe. “We’ve seen an increase in heat related illness,” said Allina Health emergency physician Dr. Tom Horejsi at Abbott Northwestern […]

Twins game delayed due to dehydrated umpire; can dehydration get you?

[KARE 11, July 8, 2019] An umpire at the Sunday Twins-Rangers game was unable to finish the contest due to dehydration. That prompted KARE 11 News to come to talk to Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency physician Dr. Kate Katzung about dehydration, how to notice its symptoms, how to prevent it and what to do if […]

CDC warns pool goers of fecal parasite

[KARE 11, July 2, 2019] Health officials are asking Americans to take precautions over reports that cryptosporidium, a fecal parasite that can be transmitted via swimming pools, is on the rise. It causes cryptosporidiosis, which can leave healthy adults suffering from “profuse, watery diarrhea” for as long as three weeks. The effects can be worse […]