United Hospital

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 […]

New guideline for prostate cancer screening

[KARE 11, April 11, 2017] An influential federal task force has dropped its controversial opposition to routine screening for prostate cancer and now says that men between the ages of 55 and 69 should discuss the test’s potential benefits and harms with their doctors and make decisions based on their own “values and preferences.” KARE […]

Sen. Klobuchar announces synthetic opioid drug fighting bill at United Hospital

[WCCO-TV, April 10, 2017] Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured United Hospital’s emergency department and an Allina Health EMS ambulance to see how drug overdose patients are cared for. Klobuchar then announced two bills she has authored to help fight the synthetic opioid drug abuse epidemic. KSTP-TV and KMSP Fox 9 also covered this story.

Vaping: How healthy is it?

[Fox 9 KMSP-TV, March 2, 2017] Proponents of vaping, the smokeless alternative to cigarettes, say it safer than smoking and may be helpful in quitting smoking. But how safe is it? Allina Health pulmonologist, Dr. Andrew Stiehm, talked with Fox 9 News about what we know about vaping, especially for teens.

Gov. Dayton’s surgery shines spotlight on prostate cancer

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 11, 2017] Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has announced he will have surgery to treat his case of prostate cancer. United Hospital urologist and prostate cancer specialist, Dr. Peter Sershon, talk with WCCO Radio about prostate cancer and how it can be treated and managed.