United Hospital

KARE 11 viewers ask about COVID-19

[KARE 11, March 9, 2020] As the COVID-19 outbreak goes on, people continue to ask questions about how to protect themselves. United Hospital Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dr. Alison Peterson, answered some of those questions for KARE 11.

The dangers of flavored vaping products

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 29, 2020] There has been a lot of talk about whether states or the federal government should ban flavored vaping products. Allina Health pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm talked with WCCO News about the danger posed by flavored vaping products.

Is permanent Daylight Savings Time right for Minnesota?

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 12, 2020] The push for a permanent shift to daylight saving time will return to the Minnesota legislature. Several other states have already passed similar laws pending federal approval. But Allina Health sleep expert Dr. Andrew Stiehm says the change may not be the best for our health. Fox 9 News also reported […]

First coronavirus case confirmed in Wisconsin

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 5, 2020] The coronavirus is creeping closer to Minnesota. A case has now been confirmed in Wisconsin. Hospitals here are prepared for if or when the coronavirus appears here. Fox 9 News talked with Allina Health’s United Hospital emergency room director Erik Johnson about the preparations here.

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 […]

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. […]

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.

Getting enough shut eye key to staying healthy

[KARE 11, November 19, 2019] The Centers for Disease Control, the CDC, says a third of American adults don’t get enough sleep. And, the older we get the harder it is for us to fully rest. Poor sleep is linked to Alzheimer’s Disease as well as trouble with concentration, memory and the immune system. Dr. […]

Surprising tips on how to sleep better

[Parade, November 6, 2019] Want to know how to sleep better? You’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Inaugural Sleep Health Index, 45 percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep has impacted their daily activities at least once in the past seven days. And in addition to affecting your performance on […]