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[MinnPost, September 15, 2017]   In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership.
September 15, 2017
[MINNPOST, December 23, 2016]   Living through cancer treatment is hard enough — so the foggy feelings of cognitive dysfunction commonly known as “chemo brain” that sometimes accompany cancer therapies can feel like insult added to injury. Along with her clinical partners, Mary Vining Radomski , PhD, OTR/L, senior scientific adviser at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute , wanted to find out if occupational therapy could help cancer patients learn to cope with the affects of chemo brain.
December 23, 2016
[MINNPOST, November 16, 2015]   Kids who can’t see can’t learn. That’s an intuitive conviction for many educators — and a proven phenomenon for health experts like Phillips Eye Institute Foundation Executive Director Beverly Fritz.
November 16, 2015
[MINNPOST, August 21, 2015]   A few years back Dr. Irving Shapiro asked his good friend Peter Heegard to go for a walk. Heegard is an author and retired investment banker with a toe in pretty much every civic initiative a person could name.
August 21, 2015
[MINNPOST, August 19, 2015]   Imagine for a moment that Marlboro Man Sam Elliott is sat down by his doctor and instructed to stop smoking. What would he do?
August 19, 2015
[MINNPOST, March 24, 2015]   On Change to Chill , a new online resource for teens created by Minneapolis-based Allina Health , young people can learn how to meditate , practice guided imagery or live a more balanced life . The site, launched this month, was inspired by findings of Allina’s tri-annual Community Health Needs Assessment , a federally mandated study designed to assess and address pressing community health needs.
March 25, 2015
[MINNPOST, November 17, 2014]   Health-care organizations, including Allina Health, and others across the nation are testing innovative ideas for helping late-life patients coordinate their complex treatment regimens. At the same time, they are exploring patient-centered alternatives to the old doctor-knows-best model.
November 17, 2014
[MINNPOST, March 18, 2014]   This is the first in an occasional series on late-in-life health care — when chronic illness or a constellation of medical problems can cause a cascade of new needs, complications and worries. This yearlong examination of issues faced by such patients and their families is funded through a regrant by Allina Health from the Robina Foundation.
March 18, 2014
[minnpost.com, June 05, 2013]   Minneapolis-based Allina Health is digging deeper, mining the stores of data that telehealth enriches. “I think we’re just scratching the surface” of telehealth’s potential, says Susan Heichert, chief information officer for Allina Health and a registered nurse.
June 06, 2013
[MINNPOST, February 10, 2010]   MinnPost columnist and Abbott Northwestern Hospital hospitalist Dr. Craig Bowron, writes this week on the departure of another Allina doctor heading home from Haiti: After spending the last two weeks working in a field hospital in Port-au-Prince, internist and pediatrician Dr. Peter Melchert is heading home today (see two previous posts here and here ). He's finding it hard to stay, and hard to leave.
February 11, 2010