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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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[WCCO Radio, January 12, 2024]   Cold plunges are all the rage. There are claims they boost your mood, immunity and energy. But are they good for your heart? Mario Goessl, MD, PhD of Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute joined the Henry Lake Show on WCCO radio to answer that question.
January 12, 2024
[HealthLeaders, January 12, 2024]   As Allina Health’s new chief nursing executive, Dr. D’Andre Carpenter shares his thoughts on on technology and nursing, as well as recruitment and retention in this episode of The Exec, a podcast produced by HealthLeaders.
January 12, 2024
[KMSP-TV Fox 9 News, January 11, 2024]   Allina Health is celebrated the fifth year of its groundbreaking Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Therapy Dog Program on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. The date also coincides with Evie LaCroix’s fifth birthday.
January 11, 2024
[Lavender Magazine, January 11, 2024]   Allina Health psychologist Daniel Hurley, PhD, LP explains what Seasonal Affective Disorder is and how it impacts the community.
January 11, 2024
[New Ulm Journal, January 04, 2024]   Bradley Carson Moldaschel was born at 7:19 a.m. on Monday, Jan.1, making him the first baby born at Allina Health New Ulm Medical Center in 2024!
January 04, 2024
[WCCO Radio, January 03, 2024]   Setting smaller, more realistic resolutions may be key to successfully accomplishing your goals in 2024. Robby Bershow, MD shares even more tips in his interview with WCCO radio.
January 03, 2024
[Owatonna People's Press, January 03, 2024]   Charlotte Summer Riskedahl is the first baby born at Allina Health Owatonna Hospital in 2024!
January 03, 2024
[Fox 9 News, December 27, 2023]   As children enjoy their winter break, some parents are concerned about how much screen time their kids are consuming. An Allina Health doctor shares when it's best to reduce screen time and why.
December 27, 2023
[WCCO-TV News, December 26, 2023]   As we close out 2023, many people are setting goals for 2024. If better health is the focus of your goal or resolution, Allina Health's Elizabeth Vander Laan says you may need to start small to accomplish and maintain your goals.
December 26, 2023
[Allina Health Newsroom, December 19, 2023]   Allina Health is excited to share its first edition of All Together Better magazine which highlights some of the organization's bright spots from the last quarter of 2023.
December 19, 2023