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Rock from the Heart: Allina Health cardiologist helps nonprofit advocate for heart health

[WCCO-TV News, February 19, 2024] Pete Johnson found what he believes is the perfect combination to help people prioritize their heart health: music mixed with a bit of education from a cardiologist. He used that formula to create Rock from the Heart, a nonprofit with the mission of educating people about aortic and heart valve disease.

He teamed up with Nishtha Sodhi, MD, FACC, the director of the Structural Heart and Valve Program at Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute, to appear on WCCO-TV’s morning show. Together, they explained what valvular heart disease is and why it is so important to advocate for your heart health.



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[MPR News, January 24, 2024]   Spiritual care is such a critical part of the exceptional care we deliver at Allina Health. Rev. Michael Le Buhn, who manages spiritual care at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, joined an MPR News conversation about chaplaincy and its evolving role in society.
January 24, 2024
[WCCO-TV News, January 23, 2024]   As cold plunges become more popular, there are more conversations about possible health benefits. Allina health cardiologist Mario Goessl, MD, PhD joined WCCO-TV News to discuss this topic.
January 23, 2024
[WCCO Radio, January 21, 2024]   Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. As people work to improve their heart health, many questions arise. Dr. Mosi Bennett joined WCCO Radio to help answer some of those questions.
January 21, 2024
[Allina Health Newsroom, January 19, 2024]   In the middle of a war filled with airstrikes, explosions and bloodshed, two Allina Health employees traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine with one mission: to help improve care for people who have lost their limbs in the war.
January 19, 2024
[WDIO-TV, January 19, 2024]   Bohdi, an Allina Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS) therapy dog, attended the 43rd annual Arrowhead EMS Association’s Conference at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in January.
January 19, 2024
[WCCO Radio, January 18, 2024]   When Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic died after suffering a heart attack at a team dinner in Utah, many people were shocked. Dr. Michael Miedema of Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute discusses heart attacks in people under 50, risk factors and how to check on your heart health.
January 18, 2024
[Star Tribune, January 18, 2024]   The Star Tribune visited United Hospital as part of a story about the overcrowding of emergency rooms in hospitals across the Twin Cities metro area.
January 18, 2024
[WCCO-TV News, January 16, 2024]   Daijah Hammond, 22, is making a comeback. Her goal is to walk, and she is working hard to make it happen with the help of her care team at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.
January 16, 2024
[Allina Health Newsroom, January 16, 2024]   Meet Jolie Davis, a high school student beginning her career in health care at Allina Health. She shares her experience as a call center operator and sheds light on the other opportunities awaiting teens looking for work or volunteer opportunities.
January 16, 2024
[Targeted Oncology, January 15, 2024]   Badrinath Konety, MD, president of Allina Health Cancer Institute and Allina Health’s chief academic officer, spoke to Targeted Oncology about prostate cancer.
January 15, 2024