Archives for May 2020

[Star Tribune, May 31, 2020]   People with serious heart problems have been getting the wrong message about avoiding the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are at greater risk of dying as a result, doctors say. People experiencing signs of possible heart attack like chest pain and shortness of breath should contact their doctor, call 911 or go to the emergency room — even in the middle of the pandemic.
May 31, 2020
[KARE 11, May 28, 2020]   May is Melanoma Awareness month and Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with KARE 11 about how to protect your skin as the weather get warmer and we expose more skin to the sun.
May 28, 2020
[Star Tribune, May 24, 2020]   Most people sickened by COVID-19 survive, but in serious cases, the experience is harrowing, the effects linger and the long-term health risks aren’t clear. Minnesotans need to understand the consequences, survivors say, particularly as many grow restless with restrictions designed to slow the pandemic.
May 24, 2020
[Quad Community Press, May 19, 2020]   As of June 1, the ambulance service in Lino Lakes is set to change. The Lino Lakes City Council has now taken action so that it has a say in what that change looks like.
May 19, 2020
[WCCO-TV, May 17, 2020]   Are cloth face masks really effective? What are we learning from the increased COVID testing in Minnesota?
May 17, 2020
[KMSP Fox 9, May 15, 2020]   For anyone, getting released from the hospital is cause for celebration, but when you are recovering from COVID-19, it can feel like a medical miracle. Friday afternoon, hospital staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis lined the hallway to give Steve Soeffker a standing ovation for overcoming the virus.
May 15, 2020
[KMSP Fox 9, May 15, 2020]   For Steve Soeffker, leaving Abbott Northwestern Hospital Friday marked the end of 43 day odyssey through COVID-19, from entering the hospital feeling like a dead man to leaving feeling like a new person. He was the beneficiary of a new rehab program for COVID patients created by the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at the hospital.
May 15, 2020
[WCCO-TV, May 14, 2020]   It's getting warmer and sunnier and the outdoors is beckoning. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat reminds us, now that May is Melanoma Awareness Month, to put on that sunscreen, and don't afraid to make an appointment, even a virtual visit, to get any unusual skin spots checked out.
May 14, 2020
[New Ulm Journal, May 14, 2020]   A Minnesota National Guard flyover above the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) Wednesday paid tribute to the frontline caregivers and first responders of the pandemic. Two C-130 Hercules from the Minnesota National Guard approached from the southeast passing over NUMC staff and hundreds of spectators.
May 14, 2020
[MPR News, May 13, 2020]   Dr. Charles Pogemiller is a hospitalist at Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He's been treating COVID positive patients throughout the pandemic.
May 13, 2020