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[Wall Street Journal, October 06, 2009]   For decades, conventional wisdom in treating patients with cardiac arrest was that if the heart stopped beating for longer than six to 10 minutes, the brain would be dead. Now a new treatment being embraced by a growing number of U.S. hospitals suggests that patients can be brought back to a healthy life even if their heart is stopped for 20 minutes, perhaps longer.
October 06, 2009
[Huffington Post, September 30, 2009]   On occasion a patient arrives in the hospital so sick, in so many ways, that as a physician it's hard to know where to begin. Health care reform feels the same way -- so many things wrong, so complex and interrelated, that delving into it can produce a catatonic sense of helplessness.
September 30, 2009
[Owatonna People's Press, September 29, 2009]   From knitting baby caps to selling coffee — and now packing boxes — volunteers with the Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary are keeping busy. Auxiliary members opened The Pink Pantry moving sale on Tuesday, in preparation for the move to the new hospital facility on 26th Street NW.
September 30, 2009
[Star Tribune, September 24, 2009]   Twin Cities medical clinics have a message for flu patients: Unless you're really, really sick, don't come in. They're asking people with mild flu symptoms to stay home.
September 24, 2009
[Allina Newsroom, September 23, 2009]   Allina Medical Clinic continues to service its patients with seasonal flu vaccine as planned, AMC chief medical officer Bruce McCarthy, MD, announced today. "Patients with scheduled appointments are being offered the seasonal flu vaccine throughout our system,” said McCarthy.
September 23, 2009
[Star Tribune, September 22, 2009]   Sexual assault nurse examiners at Allina's Mercy and Unity hospitals will help victims in Anoka County at Alexandra House. The new program was announced at a news conference yesterday.
September 22, 2009