Archives for September 2019

[Faribault Daily News, September 30, 2019]   Through a new virtual care partnership, physicians at District One Hospital now have enhanced 24/7 access to Children’s Minnesota neonatal care specialists. Using audio/video technology, District One physicians can hold a virtual consultation with a neonatal clinician from Children’s.
September 30, 2019
[KSTP TV, September 24, 2019]   A little pain now might save you a lot of pain later. The CDC is pushing for flu shots earlier this year compared to others in hopes of driving up vaccination numbers.
September 24, 2019
[The Bulletin, September 24, 2019]   When Dr. Gary Konkol writes a prescription at Allina Health Woodbury Clinic, the electronic medical record pops up with messages about drug interactions and, depending on the patient’s insurance and pharmacy, how much it is going to cost. Allina’s prescription pricing tool allows doctors to compare prices and explore more affordable alternatives.
September 24, 2019
[WCCO-TV, September 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.
September 24, 2019
[KMSP Fox 9, September 21, 2019]   A long-time Blaine city council member suddenly lost feeling in part of his body and couldn't speak. While time wasn't on his side, his wife was, and now the couple is sharing their story about surviving a stroke without any side effects.
September 21, 2019
[WCCO Radio, September 20, 2019]   The number of deaths and hospitalizations associated with vaping continues to rise nationwide. Allina Health pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm , United Lung & Sleep Clinic, talked with WCCO Radio about vaping, if there any signs your kids might be vaping, and the latest on the vaping-related illnesses.
September 20, 2019
[KARE 11, September 20, 2019]   Half of Americans say they are trying to lose weight. In the quest to find the easiest, fastest and healthiest way to drop pounds, intermittent fasting has become all the rage.
September 20, 2019
[MPR, September 20, 2019]   A statement posted Thursday night on the Hennepin County attorney’s website sparked outrage in the overdose prevention and drug recovery communities. Advocates and physicians say the prosecutor’s office mischaracterized the anti-overdose medication Narcan, and that the agency’s words could cause people to fear the life-saving medication.
September 20, 2019
[County News Review, September 18, 2019]   As part of their commitment to provide comprehensive care to the residents of Isanti County and surrounding communities, Allina Health is pleased to announce plans to install in a new state-of-the-art heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) system for Cambridge Medical Center . The new air handler system will take approximately two weeks to install and will improve temperature control and comfort for patients and staff.
September 18, 2019
[KARE 11, September 18, 2019]   Whether we like it or not, winter is right around the corner. With the cold air comes cracked, itchy, dry skin.
September 18, 2019