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June is Men’s Health Month

[WCCO-TV, June 24, 2019] June is a month dedicated to talking about men’s health. For many men, even talking about their own health issues is something they avoid. Allina Health urologist Dr. Pete Sershon talked with WCCO-TV News about men’s health issues. The Tom Barnard Podcast also talked to Dr. Sershon about Men’s Health Month, […]

He saved her mom’s life, now she’s working with him

[KARE 11, May 10, 2019] Katie Bjerke was just 11 years old when her mom suffered a life threatening brain bleed. That’s when neurosurgeon Dr. Eric Nussbaum entered their lives. He performed life-saving surgery on Katie’s mom, Debbie. More surgeries followed. Katie was awed by the work of Dr. Nussbaum and decided then that she […]

Quick action is crucial to surviving a stroke

[WCCO-TV, May 7, 2019] It was a weekend of watching the Master’s Golf Tournament on TV a few Sundays ago when Todd Rosewell noticed growing signs he might be having a stroke. His wife called 9-1-1 and the paramedics, instead of taking him to the nearest hospitals, brought him to United Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. […]

Stroke care from afar: How Telestroke works

[S.D. Public TV, Jan. 24, 2019] Stroke doctors at Allina Health’s United Hospital treat patients as far away South Dakota via the hospital’s TeleStroke program. United stroke neurologist, Dr. Sandra Hanson was interviewed by South Dakota Public TV for it’s Prairie Doc program and explained how patients in smaller hospitals can benefits from specialists hundreds […]

Selma Blair shines a light on life with MS

[KARE 11, Jan. 15, 2019] Anyone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis knows it’s a disease that robs. It can limit movement, reduce vision, and people who live with the auto immune disease may see their personalities change. It is a disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. And there is no cure. Actress Selma […]

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 […]