Archives for December 2013

[WCCO-TV, December 28, 2013]   Medical experts say you should stay inside instead of braving the bitterly cold weather on Sunday. Dr. Gary Mayeux, an emergency physician at Abbott Northwestern Hospital , says you need to dress appropriately if you’re going to be outside, even for just a few minutes.
December 28, 2013
[WCCO-TV, December 26, 2013]   New numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health show influenza season is here in earnest. Hospitalized cases of influenza doubled last week after several weeks of gradual increases.
December 26, 2013
[Star Tribune, December 17, 2013]   The main span of a 585-foot-long skyway that will connect Mercy Hospital and a new medical office building across Coon Rapids Boulevard has been installed in Coon Rapids. There’s not a lot of competition, but it will be the longest enclosed pedestrian bridge in Anoka County.
December 18, 2013
[Patch.com, December 17, 2013]   Starting Jan. 1, all five Quello Clinic locations will change their names to Allina Health.
December 17, 2013
[KARE-TV, December 15, 2013]   You can find thousands of reasons to be thankful among the crowds at the St. Paul Turkey Trot every Thanksgiving, but this year a Woodbury man says he has a lifetime of gratitude after a stranger saved his life. Jeff Joseph, 34, and his wife Lisa Joseph were just steps into the 5K when Jeff complained of feeling dizzy and collapsed.
December 15, 2013
  KSTP-TV, December 9, 2013] Non-smokers in Minnesota, like Gary Brausen, a former Abbott Northwestern Hospital patient, are asking people to check their perceptions of lung cancer. Lung cancer, according to The American Cancer Society, is expected to kill 2,500 Minnesotans this year.
December 13, 2013
[KARE-TV, December 10, 2013]   The world's smallest pacemaker is now being tested in humans and it was created by Minnesota based Medtronic. Because it is so small, implanting the device is minimally invasive as well.
December 13, 2013
[KARE, December 12, 2013]   For most of his life Dick Willis has been caring for others. He stepped up when his country needed him during World War II and then he came home to raise five children.
December 12, 2013
[KSTP TV, December 10, 2013]   A 19-year-old college student is in critical condition after being found unconscious and suffering from hypothermia on the porch of a Duluth home. It's a stark reminder of the danger posed by the frigid weather now gripping our region.
December 10, 2013
[Star Tribune, December 10, 2013]   Dr. Eric Nussbaum , a neurosurgeon at United Hospital , St. Paul, has performed many bypass surgeries to reroute blood flow around clogged arteries in the brain. But not when the blockage was a shotgun pellet.
December 10, 2013