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HealthPartners has been making headlines in several local and national media outlets.

March

Stare Tribune: Quick test could spot Alzheimer’s, dementia earlier
A new tool being piloted at four HealthPartners Clinics could help detect cognitive problems in thousands of older patients who may have undetected Alzheimer’s disease or other neurological disorders.
March 16, 2014

MPR: New blood test predicts Alzheimer’s disease
Dr. Michael Rosenbloom, director of HealthPartners Center for Memory and Aging, discussed what this test means for patients, families and future medical research.
March 13, 2014

KARE 11: Deadly and dangerous designer drugs
Regions Hospital toxicologist JoAn Laes sat down with KARE to explain what makes designer drugs like 2-C so dangerous.
March 12, 2014

Star Tribune: Does daylight saving time hurt your health?
HealthPartners sleep medicine physician Charlene McEvoy makes safety recommendations while people are adjusting to daylight savings time.
March 6, 2014

February

KARE 11: Tips to beat winter blues
HealthPartners Behavioral Health Wellness Coach John Birkland talks about tips to keep your spirits up during the winter months in Minnesota.
February 28, 2014

KARE 11: Lavender oil helps those with dementia sleep longer
Leah Hanson, director of research for HealthPartners Center for Memory and Aging, discusses a new study that shows lavender oil helps people with dementia sleep longer.
February 25, 2014

Anoka County Union: Old medical equipment finds new life at Anoka Tech
HealthPartners RiverWay Clinic donated used medical materials and equipment to Anoka Technical College when they moved into their new facility.
February 25, 2014

Star Tribune: Heavy snow taking its toll with injuries
HealthPartners physician at Regions Hospital Dr. Sean Boley discusses the injuries the hospital is seeing related to the latest snow storm.
February 21, 2014

KARE 11: Milk with more fat may help you stay thin
HealthPartners cardiologist Dr. Thomas Kottke talks about the health benefits of drinking skim milk as opposed to whole milk.
February 18, 2014

Brainerd Daily Dispatch: HealthPartners and Essentia Health collaborate to promote use of virtuwell.com
Essentia Health will encourage its employees and patients to consider using HealthPartners virtuwell when seeking treatment for everyday illnesses.
February 17, 2014

Star Tribune: Sports culture fuels orthopedics boom
Mayo’s latest venture into the Twin Cities market will intensify competition in a community where TRIA, Twin Cities Orthopedics, Summit Orthopedics, the University of Minnesota and St. Croix are among the major players.
February 9, 2014

Star Tribune: Twin Cities light-rail Green Line will connect college students to health care jobs
HealthPartners joins college fellowship program that was inspired by the expansion of the light-rail Green line allowing Twin Cities students to have job opportunities at the cities large healthcare companies.
February 6, 2014

January

Star Tribune: The skinny on three fast fitness workouts
HealthPartners cardiologist Dr. Thomas Kottke warns that high-intensity exercise has been linked to sudden death. He recommends having a supervised exercise test before attempting such a short, intense workout.
January 8, 2014

WCCO: Frostbite expert offers tips for dealing with ‘Polar Vortex’
Dr. Bill Mohr, co-director of the burn center at Regions Hospital, offers tips for dealing with the extreme winter temperatures in Minnesota.
January 6, 2014

The Washington Post: Amid the brutal cold, ‘just another day’ in Minnesota
All eight intensive-care beds in Regions Hospital’s Burn Center were filled with patients who had suffered severe frostbite-related injuries during recent cold spells.
January 6, 2014

Star Tribune: A medical-testing lesson from Minnesota: Less can be more
HealthPartners medical director Dr. Pat Courneya comments on Minnesota’s “decision support” strategy, which created a single set of standards for doctors to follow in deciding when patients need costly medical-imaging scans.
January 6, 2014

Star Tribune: The Drive: How to get around during the polar plunge
Dr. Bjorn Peterson, a HealthPartners physician at Regions Hospital, discusses the proper clothing to wear on the morning drive when temperatures are below zero.
January 4, 2014

Methodist Hospital’s $11M birth center renovation adds water-delivery suites and amenities to boost traffic
Park Nicollet Health Services’ Methodist Hospital is close to wrapping up an $11 million renovation of its birth center.
January 2, 2014

Star Tribune: Wis. snowboarder meets heroes who saved his life at Afton Alps
After going into cardiac arrest at Afton Alps while in line for a ski lift, 17-year-old Dan Mannon was saved by the quick actions of three men.
January 1, 2014