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Manuals by Allina Health's Patient Education Department

  • Allina Health's Patient Education Department works with experts to educate patients about their health and medical treatment. Our manuals cover many topics.

    Diabetes

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    Basic Skills for Living with Diabetes

    Whether you have just been told that you have diabetes or you've had the disease for years, we can help you manage your diabetes. This manual by the Allina Diabetes Education Council includes what people with diabetes need to know.

    This book costs $4.70 for one copy. All sales are final.


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    Prediabetes: Reducing Type 2 Diabetes Risk Through a Lifestyle of Good Nutrition and Activity

    This comprehensive manual can help you understand what prediabetes is, if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, and how to prevent diabetes by making small lifestyle changes.

    This book costs $1.30 for one copy. All sales are final.


    Heart disease and heart health

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    Heart Failure

    Although heart failure cannot be cured, it can be managed through diet, exercise and medicine. That is why Allina experts developed this guide to living and succeeding with heart failure.

    This book costs $4.25 for one copy. All sales are final.


    Pregnancy and parenting

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    Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

    This award-winning guide to pregnancy describes what to expect during pregnancy, how to prepare for labor, what to expect during recovery, and how to care for a newborn. It also includes detailed worksheets, forms, checklists and a resources section.

    This book costs $8.40 for one copy. All sales are final.


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    Gestational Diabetes: When You Have Diabetes during Pregnancy

    Unlike other forms of diabetes, gestational diabetes lasts only as long as you are pregnant. This manual can help you understand what's happening to your body, how gestational diabetes is affecting you and your baby, and how it can be controlled.

    This book costs $2.60 for one copy. All sales are final.


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    Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5

    This guide can help answer your questions about infant/baby care, infections, diseases and allergies, safety precautions and emergencies, well checkups, as well as other issues parents usually face.

    This book costs $6.70 for one copy. All sales are final.


    Stroke

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    Understanding Stroke

    If you have had a stroke or are caring for someone who had a stroke, we can help.

    This book costs $3.80 for one copy. All sales are final.


    Surgery and hospitalization

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    Surgery: What You Need to Know

    This manual can help ease your mind about having an operation by letting you know what to expect before surgery and after surgery.


    Colon rectal surgery coverUnderstanding Your Colon or Rectal Surgery

    This manual will walk you through what to expect if you are having colon or rectal surgery and can help you prepare for surgery and guide you through recovery.

    This book costs $2.90 for one copy. All sales are final.


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    Heart Transplant

    This manual gives basic information about having a heart transplant. The goal of the heart transplant is to add years to your life and improve the quality of your life.

    This book costs $3.45 for one copy. All sales are final.


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    Hip Replacement

    This manual will help you prepare for hip surgery and guide you through your recovery.

    If you would like a printed, spiral-bound copy, call Allina Health's Patient Education Department at 612-262-6069.

    This book costs $3.90 for one copy. All sales are final.

    You may also download a PDF copy of Hip Replacement.


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    Preparing for Your Hysterectomy

    How do you make your surgery a positive and meaningful experience? This manual was developed to: increase your general knowledge of a hysterectomy, help you prepare for surgery and guide you through recovery.

    This book costs $2.10 for one copy. All sales are final.


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    Kidney Transplant

    This manual gives basic information about having a kidney transplant and choosing to donate a kidney. The first section is for kidney transplant recipients. The second section is for living kidney donors.

    This book costs $1.30 for one copy. All sales are final.


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    Knee Replacement

    This manual will help you prepare for knee surgery and guide you through your recovery.

    If you would like a printed, spiral-bound copy, call Allina Health's Patient Education Department at 612-262-6069.

    This book costs $4.15 for one copy. All sales are final.

    You may also download a PDF copy of Knee Replacement.


    Shoulder Replacement Surgery coverShoulder Replacement

    This manual will help make your shoulder replacement surgery a positive and meaningful experience and will guide your through your recovery.

    If you would like a printed, spiral-bound copy, call Allina Health's Patient Education Department at 612-262-6069.

    This book costs $3.15 for one copy. All sales are final.


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    Understanding Your Spine Surgery

    This manual will help you prepare for spine surgery and guide you through your recovery.

    If you would like a printed, spiral-bound copy, call Allina Health's Patient Education Department at 612-262-6069.

    This book costs $4.30 for one copy. All sales are final.


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    Living Well After a Hospital Stay: A Guide for Older Adults and Their Care Circles

    Being hospitalized can be a stressful event for you and your care circle (family, friends and others close to you). This booklet was created to help guide you through your experience.

    If you would like a printed, spiral-bound copy, call Allina Health's Patient Education Department at 612-262-6069.

    This book costs $5.65 for one copy. All sales are final.


    Weight management

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    Allina Health Weight Management Medical Program

    Learn about weight loss through non-surgical means.


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    Allina Health Weight Management Surgery Program

    Learn about surgical weight loss including before- and after-surgery guidelines.