Cholesterol Medication: Do We Need It? Maybe Not, According To One StudyIt’s estimated around 50 percent of Americans over 40 have considered or decided to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. But a new study involving a local cardiologist suggests their chances of having a heart attack are actually minimal.
Good Question: Why Do We Get Ice Cream Headaches?The scientific name for the brain freeze we can get from eating something cold too fast is called “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia,” which means pain in your nerve on the roof of your mouth. Why exactly it happens isn’t quite clear, even to neurologists.
New Scoring System Ranks MN 3rd For Best HospitalsMinnesota hospitals are some of the best in the nation, according to a new scoring system created by federal health officials. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now using a five-star scale, based on patient satisfaction surveys.
New Clot-Suction Technique Has Stroke Patients On The MendCutting edge technology being used at a Twin Cities hospital could change the treatment for stroke patients. Abbott Northwestern is a comprehensive stroke center and specializes in a procedure called mechanical thrombectomy.
Fmr. ICU Patient Gives Back To Hospital On ThanksgivingA Twin Cities woman is giving thanks Thursday with a special visit to the people who saved her life. Three years ago Janis Houston landed in the ICU at Abbott Northwestern after contracting a rare disease known as East African sleeping sickness.
New Minn. Moms Can Also Enjoy The 'Royal' TreatmentYou don't have to be a princess to get the royal treatment, when it's time for baby to arrive. Hospitals around metro have been upgrading the amenities for new moms, from room service and special baby cakes to aromatherapy and photo shoots.
Best Childbirth And New Parent Classes In MinnesotaAdults make difficult decisions constantly, from retirement to first homes, which job to take or which car to buy, but nothing is quite as overwhelming as preparing to be a parent. Every step is full of often unsolicited advice and new changes with an endless stream of decisions to make. Minnesota's best parenting classes are designed to alleviate that pressure, educating parents about everything from pregnancy to postpartum, no matter your planned approach.