Teachers ready for shooting questions from students

[KARE 11, Dec. 16, 2012] Teachers, like parents, need to be prepared for questions from their kids about the Newtown shootings. KARE 11 invited a group of metro area teachers to talk with Aspen Medical Group psychologist Catherine Scharlau, PhD, about what to expect and how to handle those questions.

Talking to kids about the Newtown shooting

[KARE & KSTP, Dec. 15, 2012] Parents across the country are trying to figure out how to talk to their children about the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. Allina Medical Clinic and Aspen Medical Group psychologists Marie-Gabrielle Reed and Catherine Scharlau helped answer those questions in interviews on KARE 11 and KSTP news programs.

Allina psychologists talk about Newtown school shootings

[KARE & KSTP, Dec. 14, 2012] Parents across the country are already dealing with the psychological aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. They’re wondering how, or even if, they should discuss the tragedy with their children. Aspen Medical Group psychologist Catherine Scharlau, PhD, and Allina Medical Clinic psychologist Cheryl Bemel, PhD, discussed that issue […]

Sister Kenny, Courage Center to merge

[KARE 11, Dec. 14, 2012] Two of the Twin Cities’ best-known advocates for the disability community plan to merge, a move aimed at pooling their respective strengths and streamlining operations. Allina Health’s Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Courage Center say that coming together will blend the medical expertise of Sister Kenny with the community programs […]

Thousands of kids get free bikes

[KSTP TV, Dec. 1, 2012] Thousands of kids in the metro received an early holiday gift – a new bike – thanks to Free Bikes 4 Kidz, Allina Health and thousands of volunteers. Free Bikes 4 Kidz held its fifth annual giveaway on Saturday. Five thousand children and young people were on the gift list […]

Energy drinks possibly linked to more deaths

[KARE, Nov. 15, 2012] Federal officials have received reports of several deaths possibly linked to highly caffeinated energy drinks. Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Craig Bowron, MD, a hospitalist who has researched this subject, says he isn’t surprised by the report because millions of consumers pound the shots each week. “No matter how they market them really […]

Allina Health staff part of Disaster Medical Assistance Team in NY

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Oct. 31, 2012] More than 40 Minnesota medical workers, including about a dozen from Allina Health, are in New York City providing medical care in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. They’re part of the MN-1 DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team) activated by the federal government to provide aide. Dallas Anderson, Allina […]

Pink not so “rosy” for those with advanced breast cancer

[KARE-TV, October 16, 2012] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the pink signs are everywhere. But not every breast cancer patient feels included. Those with advanced stage cancer have a different set of needs. Patients who belong to an Allina Health support group for people with Stage 4 breast cancer were interviewed for this story.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz collects bikes for needy families

[KSTP-TV, October 13, 2012] Allina Health is partnering again this year with Free Bikes 4 Kidz, a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. Free Bikes 4 Kidz executive director Terry Esau and Allina Health cardiologist Nick Burke talked with KSTP’s […]

You may not be sick, but are you well?

[KARE11, Oct. 4, 2012] “You may not be sick, but are you well? Getting on a path to feeling your best and living well.” That’s the title for an upcoming seminar by Courtney Baechler, MD, Allina Health cardiologist and vice president of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. The seminar is part of […]