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Vaping-related deaths continue to rise

[WCCO Radio, Sept. 20, 2019] The number of deaths and hospitalizations associated with vaping continues to rise nationwide. Allina Health pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm, United Lung & Sleep Clinic, talked with WCCO Radio about vaping, if there any signs your kids might be vaping, and the latest on the vaping-related illnesses.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Study: One of four couples sleep apart, and it’s OK

[WCCO-TV, May 8, 2018] A new study reveals that as many as one in four couples sleep in separate bedrooms and it has nothing to do with a troubled marriage. Allina Health sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm at the Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic says couples sleep apart for good reason and it […]

Health dangers from Superior refinery explosion

[KARE 11, April 26, 2018] The explosion at a refinery in Superior, Wisconsin sent towering billows of toxic smoke into the air forcing the evacuation of people for miles around the refinery. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm about the possible health consequences.