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How to get better sleep in 2019

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 1, 2019] Jan. 1 is often the time when people resolve to live healthier in the new year. For some, that means getting more sleep. So, what does it take to fall asleep faster? When asked what is the biggest thing standing in the way of a good night’s sleep, Dr. Andrew Stiehm, […]

Baby girl born at 3:21 a.m. is among St. Paul’s first of 2019

[Pioneer Press, Jan. 1, 2019] Kaleena Chem-Rodriguez was among the first babies born on New Year’s Day in St. Paul, arriving at 3:21 a.m. at The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota. She weighed in at 5 pounds and 6 ounces. Her mother, 22-year-old Katherine Chem, said Kaleena has slept a lot since […]

Dramatic jump in teen e-cigarette and vaping use

[KMSP Fox 9, Dec. 17, 2018] Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey’s 44-year history, far surpassing a mid-1970s surge in marijuana […]

Heavy snoring may damage the heart, especially in women

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 7, 2018] A new German study has linked obstructive sleep apnea, a severe form of snoring, to an increased risk of heart disease, particularly in women. Stacey Ko, a certified physician assistant with a specialty in sleep medicine at Allina Health’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic will talked with WCCO Radio about […]

Baby girl born at 11 p.m. on 11/11 in The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota

[Pioneer Press, Nov. 12, 2018] A baby girl was born in St. Paul at 11 p.m. on 11/11, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. The baby, weighing 7 pounds and 12 ounces, was born to Erin and Mike Potts of Hugo at Allina Health’s Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota. “It’s our first […]

Pregnant woman performs CPR on husband, gives birth shortly after he wakes from coma, both at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 23, 2018] With a baby on the way within hours, Ashley Goette found herself with her husband’s life also in her hands. “The dispatcher walked me through CPR, ’cause I am not trained. They wanted me to get him down to a hard surface and I explained to them that I couldn’t because […]

Allina Health’s Courage Kenny helps man recover from a bizarre paralysis

[Pioneer Press, Oct. 14, 2018] Almost two years ago Paul Auger’s foot went numb. Within days, Auger was totally paralyzed. He couldn’t breathe on his own. He couldn’t swallow. He couldn’t even close his eyes. He was rushed to a hospital. The diagnosis: Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks […]

Rare polio-like disease hitting Minnesota kids

[WCCO Radio, Oct. 13, 2018] A rare polio-like disease, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), has struck small number of children in Minnesota in the past several months. Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry talked with WCCO Radio to discuss the disease, its symptoms and how it is treated.

Screening needed to detect prostate cancer early

[KARE 11, Aug. 28, 2018] KARE 11 News anchor Randy Shaver announced this week that he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer, apparently in its early stages. Urologist and United Hospital director of robotic surgery, Dr. Peter Sershon, talked with KARE 11 about prostate cancer detection and treatment.

Good sleep habits getting ready for the start of school

[KARE 11, Aug. 18, 2018] With school starting very soon, it’s worth thinking about making sure your teen is getting enough sleep. Allina Health sleep expert, Dr. Andrew Stiehm from the United Lung and Sleep Clinic, talked with KARE 11 News about how much sleep our teens need and some good sleep habits to get […]