United Hospital

Allina dispatcher walks couple, officer through roadside birth

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 25, 2017] As most people unwrapped presents Christmas morning, Hannah Lindeman and her husband Taylor were headed to United Hospital in St. Paul with a daughter on the way. The birth was four weeks ahead of schedule, a holiday surprise that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “roadside delivery.” Unable to […]

Why too much sleep can harm your health

[KARE 11, Dec. 8, 2017] Before you doze off into dreamland, there’s something you should know. Extra sleep might actually increase the risk of heart disease, especially in older women. Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep specialist at the United Lung and Sleep Clinic talked with KARE 11 News about how much sleep is too much […]

Cousins born minutes apart at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Nov. 9, 2017] Two brothers became fathers just minutes apart at The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul today. KSTP-TV News came to meet the families and the new cousins.

Why do we sleep?

[WCCO-TV, November 6, 2017] Many families with little children know that “falling back” an hour can be a nightmare. Just a one-hour change can make a difference in the strict sleep schedule of a 3-year-old. They may go to bed later, but wake up at the same time – far earlier than Mom or Dad […]

United Hospital’s emergency center expansion is designed to cut wait times

[Pioneer Press, Sept. 13, 2017] New renovations to United Hospital revealed Tuesday are designed to curb wait times and promote patient safety. A ribbon cutting for the St. Paul hospital’s $1.4 million emergency care center expansion was held Tuesday morning. Improvements include: six new care spaces, a shared welcome desk for United and Children’s Hospital […]

New testing guidelines issued for prostate cancer

[KARE 11, Sept. 8, 2017] September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and with new federal screening recommendations being discussed this year for men, it’s more important than ever to start the conversation with your doctor. According to Allina Health, there’s been a lot of debate over the pros and cons of prostate cancer screenings as […]

Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

Allina Health metro hospitals among state’s best says U.S. News & World Report

[BusinessWire, Aug. 8, 2017] Abbott Northwestern Hospital retained the first place ranking for Best Hospital in the Twin Cities and second in Minnesota in the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 rankings released today. Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, and United Hospital, St. Paul, were each selected as a Best Regional Hospital. “We focus on quality […]

Why brain games may be a bust

[KARE 11, July 28, 2017] They may be fun, but researchers say certain brain-training games are a bust when it comes to boosting our decision-making skills. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals they’re no better than the average video game. Dr.Jesse Corry, a neurologist at United Hospital’s John Nasseff […]

Fighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs

[WCCO Radio, July 19, 2017] Superbugs — the term unofficially refers to bacterial and fungal infections resistant to various antibiotics ― are a growing health problem worldwide. The World Health Organization warned in 2015 of an approaching “post-antibiotic” era. Current estimates are that drug-resistant infections annually kill about 700,000 people around the world — a […]

Beauty sleep might be a real thing, according to study

[WCCO Radio, May 22, 2017] A lack of sleep can make you significantly less attractive to others and reduce your social appeal, according to research by Swedish scientists. The study, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, found that acute sleep deprivation and looking tired will make you appear more ugly and perceived as […]