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Knowing the symptoms: Women and heart disease

[WCCO-TV, May 14, 2019] Many women are missing the symptoms of a heart attack, which is one of the reasons why heart disease is the number one killer of American women. Dr. Elizabeth Grey, a preventative cardiologist with Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with WCCO News about those symptoms and why younger and younger […]

Strokes striking younger individuals

[WCCO-TV, May 11, 2019] May is Stroke Awareness Month and new statistics show strokes are striking younger and younger individuals. Neurologist Dr. Ron Tarrel of the Noran Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO News about why that’s happening and how to recognize a stroke when it happens.

He saved her mom’s life, now she’s working with him

[KARE 11, May 10, 2019] Katie Bjerke was just 11 years old when her mom suffered a life threatening brain bleed. That’s when neurosurgeon Dr. Eric Nussbaum entered their lives. He performed life-saving surgery on Katie’s mom, Debbie. More surgeries followed. Katie was awed by the work of Dr. Nussbaum and decided then that she […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Mercy Hospital Gift of Life event celebrates organ donors and families

[CTN News, April 26, 2019] Mercy Hospital‘s Gift of Life event celebrates all those who donated organs with their families at the annual ceremony. Families of organ donors and organ recipients came together to remember those who gave and remind others to sign up to be donors.

Therapy dog helps Allina Health EMS workers deal with stress

[KMSP Fox 9, April 25, 2019] Therapy dogs are becoming more common in a variety of school and workplace settings. At Allina Health, they’re testing out a new program for their EMS division to help those first responders deal with the immense stress they see on a daily basis. Evie the goldendoodle may only be […]

Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Art of Possibilities art show kicks off

[KMSP Fox 9, April 24, 2019] The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s 55th annual “Art of Possibilities” show kicked off this week. All the pieces come from artists with disabilities, who are excited for the chance to showcase their talents. “I think it’s an incredible place to be, just looking at some of the incredible talent […]