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37th annual Courage Kenny Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

[WCCO-TV, November 3, 2019] The 37th annual Courage Kenny Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament wrapped up over the weekend. As WCCO-TV reported, the tournament featured some of the best teams and athletes in the country.

New device helps prevent strokes

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 29, 2019] Ned Berube suffered his second stroke early this year. Thanks to his wife’s quick recognition of the stroke symptoms Ned was cared for quickly and made a full recovery. But still at high risk of another stroke, he went to Dr. Brian Miller, a vascular surgeon at Allina Health’s United Vascular […]

What is anxiety?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 22, 2019] About 50 million American adults experienced some sort of mental illness last year. Anxiety disorders were the most common kind. So, what is anxiety? Good Question. “It’s more than just worrying. It affects every aspect of your health,” said Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mirza Baig. “Anxiety is really kind of like […]

Intermittent fasting’s pros and cons for weight loss

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Intermittent fasting is becoming more popular lately as a way to lose weight. Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling talked with WCCO News about different ways to do intermittent fasting and how it works.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 11, 2019] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and when women should start getting mammograms remains a confusing topic for many. Allina Health surgeon Dr. Ann Callahan at the Piper Breast Center talked with WCCO News about that issue and other ways women can protect themselves from breast cancer.

How loud is too loud?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 8, 2019] A new feature in the iPhone system software keeps track of the volume in your ear buds letting you know if it’s too loud. That raised the question, how loud is too loud and how long is too long listening via headphones. Allina Health ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Sarah […]

October 5 is Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike donation day

[KMSP Fox 9, Oct. 5, 2019] Allina Health is teaming up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz for the ninth year running to collected gently used bikes to be cleaned and refurbished and then given to kids who couldn’t otherwise afford one. Allina Health’s Ellie Zuehlke and Free Bikes 4 Kidz’ Tia Martinson talked with Fox […]

Time to get your flu vaccine

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 24, 2019] The Centers for Disease Control are urging everyone to get their flu vaccine early this year because the flu has been showing earlier than normal in other countries. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame talked with WCCO-TV News about what we might expect this flu season.

Minnesota Rolling Twins win wheelchair softball World Series

[WCCO-TV, August 25, 2019] Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Minnesota Rolling Twins team has won the 2019 Wheelchair Softball World Series. The Minnesota Rolling Twins beat the LWSRA Hawks (Chicago) 11-1 in the championship game last weekend. The Rolling Twins play adaptive softball, for athletes with a disability that prevents them from playing regular softball. The […]

Dealing with back-to-school anxiety

[WCCO-TV, August 20, 2019] The kids will be heading back to school soon and for some youngsters — and parents — that can cause anxiety. It’s not uncommon, but when it lasts too long Allina Health child psychiatrist Dr. Mary Beth Lardizabal says it may be time to seek professional help.