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Allina sleep doctor works with TV anchor to reduce her sleepwalking

[WCCO-TV, February 3, 2020] Oftentimes the stories about sleepwalking are presented as funny, but doctors say the dangers of sleepwalking are no laughing matter. WCCO-TV’s Kim Johnson knew she needed help after a scary sleepwalking incident last year. She worked with Allina Health sleep doctor Andrew Stiehm at the United Lung and Sleep Clinic to […]

One-third of American adults do not get enough sleep

[WCCO-TV, Jan, 25, 2020] Poor sleep is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, as well as trouble with concentration, memory and the immune system. Allina Health sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm at the United Lung and Sleep Clinic talked with WCCO News about why that is and how to make sure you get enough sleep. Yahoo! News […]

How to make the most of that fitness tracker on your wrist

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 17, 2020] If you got a new fitness tracker to wear on your wrist for Christmas, you may still be trying to figure out how to make the most of it. Allina Health clinical exercise physical therapist Gail Ericson at the LiveWell Fitness Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO News about […]

Made a New Year’s diet resolution? How to follow through

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 8, 2020] 80 to 90 percent of all New Year’s resolutions fail and many of them have to do with diet and losing weight. Allina Health registered dietician Amy Pleimling talked with WCCO News about a better way to follow through with those diet resolutions.

Christmas babies at United Hospital get special gift

[WCCO-TV, December 25, 2019] A newborn baby on Christmas Day is a pretty special gift, but at Allina Health’s United Hospital Mother Baby Center in St. Paul babies born on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve received a handmade stocking and elf cap made my a hospital volunteer who passed away at the age of 103. […]

What is prediabetes?

[WCCO-TV, December 22, 2019] There are 84 million people in the United States who are likely prediabetic and most of them don’t know it. Dr. Christopher Schoonover, an Allina Health endocrinologist and diabetes specialist talked with WCCO News about why people need to pay more attention to the term.

What is Holiday Heart Syndrome?

[WCCO-TV, December 10, 2019] With cookies, parties, heavy foods and alcohol, this time of year can have a big impact on our bodies. Throw in stress and little sleep and it can become more than some hearts can handle. So, what is Holiday Heart? And, what signs should we watch out for during the holiday […]

E-cig ads are temping youths to vape despite all the warnings

[WCCO-TV, November 30, 2019] It’s been decades since cigarette advertising was banned in the U.S., but ads for e-cigs have recently taken their place. Allina Health smoking cessation specialist Karina DiLuzio talked with WCCO News about the who advertising is aimed at and the risks vaping presents.

When is it time to consider a sleep aid?

[WCCO-TV, November 20,2019] A third of American adults have brief bouts of insomnia. For 10% of the population, it can be chronic. So, when is it time to turn to a sleep aid for help? Good Question. “In general, you want to find out what the problem actually is,” says Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep […]

Is it really unhealthy to eat after 7 p.m.?

[WCCO-TV, November 19, 2019] Families rushing from work and school to games and band concerts can find it hard to sit down for dinner. Sometimes that means eating dinner later at night. But is it really unhealthy to eat after 7 p.m.? “I would say it depends,” said registered dietitian Liz Vander Laan with Allina […]