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[Star Tribune, December 04, 2016]   A more aggressive approach to stroke therapy at Allina Health hospitals has helped patients get back up to speed with daily life. Therapists have encouraged stroke victims to pick up the pace, or gait, of their walking as part of their inpatient rehabilitation, often within 24 hours of being hospitalized.
December 04, 2016
[WCCO-AM, October 21, 2016]   New research suggests that sugar, not fat, is the main culprit behind coronary heart disease. Researchers in the 1960s were allegedly influenced to publish reports making fat and cholesterol major heart disease risk factors instead of sugar.
October 21, 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
[KSTP TV, May 04, 2016]   Almost one-third of antibiotics prescribed in doctors' offices and emergency departments throughout the country are unnecessary, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's approximately 47 million extra prescriptions every year.
May 04, 2016
[News-Medical.net, 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
[WCCO-AM, April 18, 2016]   The FDA approved a tiny pacemaker this week. It's so small, it fits inside the heart and doesn't require connecting wires.
April 18, 2016
[Owatonna People's Press, April 12, 2016]   Allina Health is reaching out to the community for ideas to engage local health needs. At a roundtable discussion Tuesday morning at the Steele County History Center, Allina staff heard from city, county and school district officials, South Central Human Relations Center social workers and case managers, Koda Living Community employees and nonprofit executives, among others, all weighing in on what needs they see unmet in areas ranging from chronic pain management to dental health.
April 12, 2016
[WCCO-AM, April 06, 2016]   There is one thing you can start doing today to improve your brainpower and maintain your memory as you age- exercise! A new study confirms what neurologist Dr. Ronald Tarrel from Noran Neurological and Abbott Northwestern tells his patients- exercising is key to memory and thinking down the road.
April 06, 2016
[Healthline, December 10, 2015]   Many women with early-stage breast cancer opt for mastectomy over lumpectomy. New studies suggest that may not always be the best choice.
December 10, 2015
[Oncology Nurse Advisor, January 01, 0001]   Most patients with invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) breast cancer could be treated with hormones alone and not with chemotherapy, according to a study published in Clinical Breast Cancer (2015; doi:10.1016/j.clbc.2015.08.001). This study analyzed the use of the Oncotype DX gene expression test to predict recurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma.
November 10, 2015