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Move to ban flavored vaping products

[KMSP Fox 9. September 11, 2019] Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced his administration is looking into banning most flavored e-cigs, which could have a massive impact on the multibillion dollar industry. The push comes in light of the lung injury cases nationwide, many which have impacted teens. “There’s Skittles-flavored vaping, there’s gummy bear-flavored vaping – […]

More deaths linked to vaping

[KMSP Fox 9, September 6, 2019] After a fifth death has been linked to vaping, the CDC is now urging people to avoid using e-cigarettes amid the outbreak. Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic medical director and pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm talked with Fox 9 about the outbreak, the CDC warnings and what’s causing […]

Dr. Andrew Stiehm, Allina Health pulmonologist and sleep expert.

Insomnia may be linked to heart disease, stroke risk

[Healthline, August 22, 2019] People with a genetic predisposition toward insomnia are at higher risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure, and stroke, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Researchers stressed, however, that the study only demonstrated an association between the two disorders, not a cause-and-effect relationship. Also unclear is […]

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 […]