Dr. Tom Kottke, HealthPartners Medical Director for Population Health, discusses the importance of documenting your health care choices in advance.
The organization is partnering with communities across the metro to help rid old gadgets in an eco-friendly way.
A mild winter could lessen the severity of spring allergy season.
Doctors say that doing good for others is actually good for you!
A comprehensive approach to addressing childhood obesity
Colon cancer screenings may be the butt of many jokes. But with a 90 percent survival rate for individuals with early stage colon cancer, who’s laughing now?
The yumPower School Challenge has kicked off in elementary schools across Minnesota and Wisconsin with hopes of encouraging healthy eating and physical activity in students.
yumPower offers a ‘green’ alternative to eating on St. Patrick’s Day
Regions Hospital partners with local fire departments to educate parents and caregivers on proper car seat installation at free car seat clinics.
Regions Hospital’s Charlene McEvoy, MD, from the Sleep Health Center offers tips for an easy transition into daylight saving time.
TRIA Orthopaedic Center’s Heather Bergeson, MD, offers tips on preventing injuries when cross country skiing this winter
Harmful particles in the air found to be a large factor in heart health
Research finds students with disabilities realize five times greater improvement based on quality of work scale and notable improvement in behavior with presence of a sit-stand workstation
Tips for preventing and treating frostbite this winter from Regions Hospital’s Burn Center
With holiday gatherings with friends and family just around the corner, it is important to protect yourself and others from the flu.
The respiratory illness that has hospitalized kids in some parts of the Midwest, has now been confirmed in Minnesota.
Expecting parents can take part in group prenatal visits, offering education and social support.
HealthPartners works to improve workplace health.
Five HealthPartners/RiverWay Clinics will be giving away free vegetables to the community from August 20-22.
At the request of leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives, HealthPartners Medical Director Pat Courneya, MD, testified in favor of a new, bi-partisan approach to Medicare’s physician payment policy.
Are you a runner or thinking about starting? Check out the Run Injury-Free Seminar for tips and tricks to keep your running strong and injury-free.
Regions Hospital opened a new mental health building in December 2012 that is designed to provide more dignified and effective care for patients.
HealthPartners yumPower encourages kids to eat healthier by tracking the number of fruits and veggies they eat each week.
Former U.S. Representative gave accolades to Regions Hospital’s new facility and care model.
HealthPartners Hudson Hospital is serving locally grown, fresh produce to patients, visitors and staff as part of a commitment to a healthier environment.
HealthPartners Regions Hospital took home an "A" in the recent hospital safety report card put out by The Leapfrog Group.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will provide funding to expand this collaborative care model for patients with depression.
This summer, hundreds of families will get to try their hand at gardening—many for the first time— thanks to HealthPartners yumPower and Garden-in-a-Box.
In the 14 years since Dr. William Frey received a patent for the intranasal treatment of brain disorders, interest in his discoveries has grown dramatically.
HealthPartners and PedalMN are teaming up to make Minnesota the best state for biking.
After struggling with depression for many years, Lisa Smith finally got the help she needed at Regions Hospital.
Cravings for sweet or salty foods can make eating better tough, but with these tips, you can satisfy your taste buds without the guilt.
A community campaign to reduce stigma is spreading a powerful message about how we talk about mental illnesses.
Knee injuries are the most common form of running pain or injury and are often the result of over striding, uneven hip alignment or poor form.
Celebrity chef and yumPower spokesperson Andrew Zimmern says that veggies aren’t really that scary after all.
Nearly 80 percent of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives—if you’re one of them, here are some tips to get you back on track.
Weight loss goals often go unmet, but a group of PNBC employees (and their trusty coach) are trying to make sure that doesn't happen.
Running is one of the fastest growing recreational activities, but more than half of runners will run into injury in the upcoming year.
Feeling frustrated and out of options, one St. Cloud family took a leap of faith with Regions Hospital and found just the care they were looking for.
Regions Hospital began its mission to eliminate CLABSIs in 2005. The rate quickly dropped by 50 percent, and that was just the beginning.
A pilot program, which began in the Regions Hospital ER, is being implemented hospital-wide to further increase the number of lived saved.
Regions Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program changed Paul Peciluna’s life. Now he is encouraging others to follow his example.
In January, HealthPartners launched a school challenge pilot program to get kids to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
Although there are no known treatments to slow or reverse Alzheimer’s, there are therapies that can reduce its impact on daily life.
At Regions Hospital, bedsores are becoming significantly less common thanks to an aggressive prevention program and a team approach.
Skip the gym, eat more yogurt and other helpful tips from HealthPartners to feel your best in 2012.
Don’t let a little snow and cold foil your fitness routine. Walking is a great way to stay active—even in the winter.
Winter days are short and gray, which can make vitamin D, an essential nutrient for bone health, hard to come by.
Regions Hospital is creating a residency program that’s not only the first of its kind in Minnesota; it’s also a reflection of the current economic climate.
The rehabilitation specialists at Physicians Neck & Back Clinics share tips to reduce your risk for injury this winter.
Regions recently instituted Acute Care Service, meaning that every day there are surgeons dedicated to serve patients with non-traumatic, unexpected problems.
A hospital campaign takes aim at the stigma of mental illnesses
By Michael Trangle, MD
Surgery and recovery can be difficult, but a special gift for young patients at Hudson Hospital is helping ease their anxiety and light up their faces.
Not only does the HealthPartners system deliver quality care, but the efficiency makes the healing process less stressful.
The Eagan clinic, which opened Oct. 17, showcases HealthPartners work to redesign primary care.
Each year, more than 1,000 members of the community raise their glasses to support new or improved health care options.
Eating more fruits and vegetables, getting regular exercise, drinking in moderation and quitting smoking all play a big role in health and health care costs.
In Minnesota, the lifespan for adults living with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, is 24 years shorter than the general population.
In the four years since the same-day mammography program at HealthPartners clinics began, thousands of eligible women have been screened for breast cancer.
More than one-third of people in the U.S. identify themselves as racial and ethnic minorities.
The Minnesota Memory Project is a first of its kind registry to track and collect information on memory changes in aging adults.
Feeling down after his recent diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, one patient found that the simple act of being heard made all the difference.
There are six billion people in the world and 700 million of them are traveling every year.
When 19-year-old Schneider Chery came to Regions Hospital from Haiti for a crucial operation, he was anxious, depressed and had been fighting pneumonia for four years.
Sandy Holien, a medical lab technician at HealthPartners Bloomington Clinic demonstrates that HealthPartners commitment to the health of our community can be extended overseas.
Talking about our preferences and values for what health care treatments we want or don’t want before a serious health crisis can be a difficult conversation to have with family.
With deep fried cuisine on every corner and endless variations of food on a stick, eating healthy at the State Fair is no easy task.
Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.4 million Americans. The typical Alzheimer's patient lives about four to eight years after diagnosis, and there is no treatment or cure for the disease.
Minnesota is lucky to be home to more than 140 farmers markets around the state and 25 markets within 10 miles of the metro area.
Improving the health of the community is part of HealthPartners mission, and a few staff members at the Midway Clinic in Saint Paul have been working toward that right in their backyard.
From veterans and victims of domestic violence to young workers earning minimum wage and retirees living on fixed incomes, homelessness can affect anyone at any given time.
This August marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of Minnesota Vikings football player Korey Stringer, who died of complications caused by heat stroke.
This fall, Minnesota will join a growing number of states that are treating concussions more seriously.
Flexibility is imperative in Sports Medicine, and Heather Cichanowski, MD, bends over backward for her patients.
Everyone knows the importance of calcium to women’s health. In fact the National Institutes of Health recommend that women over 50 consume 1,200 mg daily.
Do you get a good night’s sleep? If you don’t, you might wonder why.
Andy Rollwagen, 56, had an active lifestyle. He enjoyed golf, tennis and skiing, and he wasn’t about to let some random bouts of lower back pain get in his way.
Major depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and affects more than 15 million adults every year.
In Minnesota, one in five people experience mental illness directly and countless others feel the effects. Regions Hospital is one of the largest providers of mental health care in Minnesota and recently broke ground on a new state-of-the-art, inpatient mental health facility.
Amid the joyous celebrations of a military homecoming, many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face challenges integrating back to life at home.
Mary Brainerd, HealthPartners president and CEO, will be joining the ranks of Minnesota greats Elmer L. Andersen and Carl Pohlad when she’s inducted into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame this July.
Every year the emergency room doctors at Regions Hospital see a spike in injuries around this summer holiday, but they have a few simple tips to help you stay safe over the holiday weekend.
Although it’s no surprise that some barbecue favorites are not the best for your waistline, HealthPartners health coach Heidi Schmidt has easy and tasty tips for a healthier holiday weekend.
Mental illnesses are diseases that can be treated and often times cured, but nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental illness never seek help from a health professional.
Elaina Dupris' family and friends couldn't be at her 17th birthday party June 10, so staff at the Regions Hospital Burn Center stepped in. They threw a party that included pizza, cupcakes and, of course, presents.
The USDA Food Guide Pyramid has officially been retired and replaced with MyPlate. Many people, including Regions Hospital dietitian Sina Teskey, are excited and are encouraging others to embrace this dietary makeover.
Nothing can ruin a weekend at the cabin or a family vacation faster than an unexpected illness, but a new website is giving sick while away from home a dose of convenience.
One study estimates the direct cost of sleep disorders in the United States to be almost $16 billion, with related accidents costing billions more.
With summer just around the corner, people are pulling their bikes out of storage and hitting the trails. But biking isn’t always a ride in the park.
In a hospital filled with state-of-the-art equipment, it’s hard to imagine something as simple as a cloth towel saving lives.
HealthPartners is a national leader in helping people deal with diabetes, a disease found in nearly one out of every 12 Americans, including more than 30,000 HealthPartners members.
People who have lung cancer want to have one focus: getting better. So the fewer side issues they have to deal with, the more they can concentrate on their health.
Most people don’t consider going to the dentist a life-changing experience, but for two recent patients, it was. Credit the HealthPartners Dental Group’s unique approach to looking at the overall health of our patients.
In Minnesota there are six major "teaching hospitals" or "academic medical centers" whose mission goes beyond patient care. They are training sites for the next generation of health care professionals. Regions Hospital is one of those six.
There is a special bond that exists between a mother and her child. For Peg Palmer, a nurse in the Regions Hospital Special Care Nursery, the bond with her son was strengthened as they worked side-by-side in the Dominican Republic.
Sanga is now a principal application developer at HealthPartners. He has a master’s degree in software engineering, a wife and two sons, but he wanted to give something back.
Warmer weather and the arrival of spring means children will be hopping on their bikes soon and saying goodbye to the hibernation winter often brings.
In 2010, the HealthPartners geriatrics team implemented a plan to reduce use of these drugs for patients in long term care with the principal diagnosis of dementia.
Two resident physicians at Regions Hospital traveled to Haiti and volunteered their services at small, overcrowded hospitals.
In February 2011, David Griffin, MD, an associate medical director with HealthPartners Medical Group, his wife, and a handful of pediatric residents and nurses returned from a mission trip to Nicaragua.
A new study has found breast cancer risk increased by nine to sixteen percent.
Most people agree that the rates of childhood obesity are overwhelming. In 2008, 19.6 percent of children ages 6 to 11 were considered obese, which is an increase from 6.5 percent in 1980. An additional 15 percent of children are considered overweight.
This award, given by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, acknowledges the leadership and commitment of leaders who foster an excellent educational environment for resident education.
Mental health affects everyone from every walk of life. About one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year.
Nearly two-thirds of all adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. Those who experience chronic pain — pain that persists for more than six weeks — aren’t automatically headed for back surgery.
The last place you’d think about getting sick is in the hospital. However, patients can develop infections from certain therapies – especially those provided in intensive care units. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1.7 million infections contribute to 99,000 deaths in hospitals each year.
Regions Hospital is a designated Level 1 Trauma Center for Adults, and -- in partnership -- with Gillette Children’s Hospital, is the only Level I Trauma Center for Children in the Twin Cities.
This year will be an especially significant one when it comes to health care and not just because of the federal reforms that take effect. In 2011, the first of the baby boomers turn 65.
Every year, more than 2,300 babies begin their lives in the comfort of the Regions Hospital Birth Center. Of course those tiny bundles of joy have no idea that they’re already getting a head start because of the place their mother chose to give birth.