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Allina Health paramedic uses magic to calm kids in an emergency

[CBS Morning News, November 7, 2019] For many people, especially children, a ride in the back of an ambulance can be scary. That prompted Allina Health EMS paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz to look for a way to take scary out of that ride. His answer, magic. CBS Morning News followed Ivan for a day to see […]

Twin Cities’ first baby of 2013 born in Coon Rapids at Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health

[Pioneer Press, Jan. 2, 2013] Jason and Christina Negus of Nowthen thought they were going to ring in 2013 with a quiet night at home. But about 9:30 p.m., it became clear that their new son had other plans. “All day, I thought, ‘It’s a little strange that I’m having this many contractions,’ ” Christina […]

An Allina doctor’s quest to shed light on medical implants that fail

[CBS, April 1, 2012] Statistically, fewer than one percent of all medical devices fail their patients – far fewer, in fact. Small comfort if one of those very rare failures strikes you or me or someone you love. CBS Sunday Morning examined one of those cases and how it lead Allina cardiologist Robert Hauser at […]

Aretha Franklin Surgery a "Success": Should God Get Credit?

[CBS, Dec. 3, 2010] Aretha Franklin remains mum on the ailment that led her to undergo surgery Thursday, but she’s not shy about saying who deserves credit for making the operation “highly successful.” “God is still in control,” the ailing Queen of Pop said in a written statement. “I had superb doctors and nurses whom […]

Aretha Franklin Surgery a “Success”: Should God Get Credit?

[CBS, Dec. 3, 2010] Aretha Franklin remains mum on the ailment that led her to undergo surgery Thursday, but she’s not shy about saying who deserves credit for making the operation “highly successful.” “God is still in control,” the ailing Queen of Pop said in a written statement. “I had superb doctors and nurses whom […]