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[Minnesota Public Radio, November 17, 2016]   New research shows the emotional and social quality of life near its end may not be nearly as bad as many expected. Sandy Schellinger, palliative nurse with Allina Health LifeCourse , talked about new studies she and other researchers are presenting this week to the Gerontology Society of America.
November 17, 2016
[Star Tribune, June 16, 2016]   Bob DeMarce made a living as a funeral director, but he didn’t think much about his own mortality until he developed cancer. He soon learned it took more than being sick to prepare him for death.
June 16, 2016
[, April 19, 2016]   Current health system practices are not sufficient to address growing rates of obesity and diabetes, health and economic disparities and cost control. "A Design Thinking Framework for Healthcare Management and Innovation" argues that addressing these complex challenges will require leaders that can think, and act, more like designers.
April 22, 2016
[Medical Xpress, August 25, 2015]   A recent randomized trial conducted by researchers at Abbott Northwestern Hospital , part of Allina Health , found that inpatient palliative care (PC) visits were associated with improved quality of life and symptom burden for patients with heart failure (HF). Because of these results, Abbott Northwestern conducted a new study, "A Description of Inpatient Palliative Care Actions for Patients with Acute Heart Failure," published June 30 by the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine .
August 25, 2015
[Star Tribune, April 18, 2014]   The facial tics of Dr. Paul Satterlee ’s patient were vexing — maybe it was a neck injury, or bad strep throat? — until the ER doctor used a record-checking system to view the patient’s records from a competing hospital and discovered the young man had recently received a double dose of antipsychotic drugs.
April 21, 2014
[KARE-TV, March 18, 2014]   It's a question we all must answer--how can I live well as I get older? When it comes to late-in-life health decisions, sometimes the answer isn't what we'd like.
March 18, 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 grant by Allina Health from the Robina Foundation.
March 18, 2014