Archives for June 2019

[CCX News, June 30, 2019]   One local organization has been a trailblazer in providing services and opportunities for people with disabilities. The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has been serving the metro area since the early 1940s.
June 30, 2019
[KSTP TV, June 28, 2019]   It might be warm outside but it was cool inside the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena where Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s adaptive sports program is co-sponsoring an event to introduce young athletes with disabilities to sled hockey. Sled hockey is an adaptation of ice hockey designed for players who have a physical disability.
June 28, 2019
[WCCO Radio, June 26, 2019]   The forecast for high heat the remainder of the week has people thinking about possible health consequences. Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Nick Johnson talked with WCCO Radio about the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and how to protect yourself from the heat.
June 26, 2019
[MPR News, June 24, 2019]   As transgender people have become increasingly more visible in public life, an option for them has become available for them, therapy to change their voice so they can sound more like themselves. Voice therapy from Allina Health's Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is helping that happen.
June 24, 2019
[WCCO-TV, June 24, 2019]   June is a month dedicated to talking about men’s health. For many men, even talking about their own health issues is something they avoid.
June 24, 2019
[Healthline, June 24, 2019]   Getting adequate nutrition is one of the most important responsibilities women have throughout their pregnancies — not only for themselves, but for the lifelong health of their babies as well. However, new research from Purdue University has discovered that many pregnant women aren’t getting enough essential nutrients, even with an extra boost from dietary supplements.
June 24, 2019
[Modern Healthcare, June 18, 2019]   Allina Health president and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine's list of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. The program honors physician and nurse leaders working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact.
June 18, 2019
[New Ulm Journal, June 14, 2019]   Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center was named Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace by the Minnesota Hospital Association. Allina Health has also been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.
June 14, 2019
[Delano Herald Journal, June 14, 2019]   A headache may have saved an Independence, Minnesota woman’s life. “It felt like someone was squeezing a belt around my head,” Nancy Skoog-Edholm said.
June 14, 2019
[KARE 11, June 13, 2019]   The death of Hollywood director and filmmaker, John Singleton, was a wake up call. Singleton's death was a reminder that black men are hit hardest by high blood pressure, a silent killer that often comes without symptoms or warning.
June 13, 2019