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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.

Healthy diet good for your brain

[KARE 11, Feb. 3, 2017] New research show that a healthy diet, particularly those like the Mediterranean Diet, can help keep your brain from shrinking as you age. Dr.Jesse Corry, a neurologist at United Hospital’s John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty Clinic, talked with KARE 11 News about diet and our brains.

Gov. Dayton’s prostate cancer outlook good says United Hospital urologist

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 24, 2017] A day after collapsing during a speech, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer. United Hospital urological surgeon, Dr. Peter Sershon, says that since it’s been caught early, his prospects for beating this cancer are good. Dr. Sershon was also interviewed by KARE 11, WCCO-TV […]

How our brain works when we show kindness

[KMSP Fox 9, December 27, 2016] You might think the stress of gift-giving around the holidays isn’t healthy, but it turns out two new studies show our brain is actually wired to be generous. Dr. Jesse Corry, a neurologist with the John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty Clinic at United Hospital talked with KMSP Fox 9 News […]

Why more sleep for high schoolers makes sense

[KMSP Fox 9, December 18, 2016] The St. Paul school board has voted to move back the start time from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for district high schools to give teens more sleep time. Sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm, medical director of Allina Health’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic, says the science on the subject […]

Frostbite danger

[KSTP-TV, December 16, 2016] With a snow storm and plummeting temperatures on the way, United Hospital emergency room physician, Dr. Joey Duren, talked with KSTP-TV news about frostbite, how to avoid it and treat it if it happens to you.