Archives for 2019

[KMSP Fox 9, December 30, 2019]   Do you have a fitness tracker on your wrist? How do you use it?
December 30, 2019
[Star Tribune, December 28, 2019]   The Robina Foundation is nearly out of money and ready to shut down — as it planned to do all along. The Minneapolis foundation started with an unusual mission to give away all of its money to four institutions— Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and its parent nonprofit Allina Health, the University of Minnesota Law School, Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York — instead of existing indefinitely like most foundations.
December 28, 2019
[KARE 11, December 27, 2019]   This Christmas some people had their hearts set on puppies and other pets. But if you gifted a dog there is a warning from the CDC. About 30 people across 13 states including Minnesota have been infected by the bacteria linked to petting puppies from pet stores.  Dr. Frank Rhame is an infectious Disease Specialist with Allina Health.
December 27, 2019
[MarketWatch, December 27, 2019]   In this article, Abbott Northwestern Hospital hospitalist Dr. Craig Bowron discusses the value of Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) screening using CT scans to determine whether coronary arteries are blocked. Dr. Michael Miedema , a cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute , who specializes in heart disease prevention, is a fan of CAC scoring.
December 27, 2019
[WCCO-TV, December 25, 2019]   A newborn baby on Christmas Day is a pretty special gift, but at Allina Health's United Hospital Mother Baby Center in St. Paul babies born on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve received a handmade stocking and elf cap made my a hospital volunteer who passed away at the age of 103. KSTP-TV and KARE 11 also came to see Christmas babies at United Hospital with their special gifts.
December 25, 2019
[WCCO Radio, December 23, 2019]   Flu season is kicking in early this year. In particular influenza B is the predominant strain which tends to hit kids more than the elderly.
December 23, 2019
[WCCO-TV, December 22, 2019]   There are 84 million people in the United States who are likely prediabetic and most of them don’t know it. Dr. Christopher Schoonover , an Allina Health endocrinologist and diabetes specialist talked with WCCO News about why people need to pay more attention to the term.
December 22, 2019
[KARE 11, December 20, 2019]   You may be safer from the flu in a humid room than in a dry one according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame about why that is.
December 20, 2019
[New Ulm Journal, December 20, 2019]   Starting Friday, Dec. 20, Allina Health will implement temporary visitor guidelines to protect all patients and staff due to influenza at all of hospitals and at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute-Transitional Rehabilitation Program, inpatient care in Golden Valley.
December 20, 2019
[New Ulm Journal, December 20, 2019]   The city of Lamberton announced Thursday that Allina Health has been chosen as its medical provider of choice to provide comprehensive health services in the community. “The city of Lamberton feels the continuity of care for the community is essential,” said Madonna Peterson, City Clerk in a press release.
December 20, 2019