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“No other place has cared for me as well as here” — how East Lake Clinic is addressing health disparities, one phone call at a time

What would happen if every pregnant person was asked about the support they needed to get ready for their birth?

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Thanks for our occupational therapists who encompass so many areas at Hennepin Healthcare

OT helps people do the things they want to do and the things they need to do, through the therapeutic use of daily activities.

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A day-in-the-life of NICU Medical Director Dr. Cristina Miller

Dr. Miller had always known she wanted to work in pediatrics and discovered a love for the inpatient setting early on.

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Autism in children: What is it and how can you help?

Autism affects about 1 in every 36 children and symptoms can vary. Parents can help by talking to a provider as soon as they have concerns.

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Metaphor and life with a brain injury

It was a beautiful August morning in 2021 when Kris Kuehl was preparing to start her day working as an orthopedic physical therapist.

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Matthew’s TBI journey, his participation in a research trial, and his reunion with those that cared for him

Matthew’s brain was severely damaged and was quickly swelling and they needed to perform a decompressive craniectomy

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Listen to your body (and somebody who loves you)

Will M. Smith was brought to our emergency department (ED) via ambulance after experiencing extreme upper abdominal pain

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Cardiology and oncology; the possible link between the two

Improved treatments for cancer have resulted in patient survival. Treatments, can come some side effects, many having to do with your heart.

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Homegrown HCA program creates opportunities in medicine

Thirteen years ago, Theresa Verhulst started working in the Hennepin Healthcare kitchen, serving food trays to patients.

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Why pelvic health is important in pregnancy

One segment of physical therapy focuses on pelvic health which can be thought of the trunk or middle of your body – your pelvis.

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How a NICU nurse is supporting her team and helping grieving families heal

Caring for the most critical patients gives me the greatest amount of joy as a NICU nurse, says Mai Stigen.

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Hennepin EMS pilots app that connects to an interpreter with the push of a button

When you’re experiencing an emergency, what do you do when a paramedic doesn’t speak the same language as you?

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Brain aneurysm patient puts pen to paper

In 2017, Megan Bacigalupo survived a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, while riding a bike. She shared her story several years ago.

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Giant spiders, brush with death prompt life-changing end to alcohol addiction

Brent said out loud to himself, “I’m going to die today.” He had a friend drive him immediately to HCMC’s emergency department.

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Pam’s story – my scars don’t define me

Pam doesn’t remember a thing. She was sleeping at a friend’s house and woke up in an ICU bed in Hennepin Healthcare’s Burn Center.

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Not alien to hard work – heart attack, cardiac arrest no match for patient

Designer Jared Murphy was visiting a home where he had been working on a project when he suddenly wasn’t feeling well.

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Loss of sight is always a medical emergency – and seeing is believing

On Friday, February 17, 2023, photographer Jerry Robb woke up nearly blind in his right eye. “As to be expected, I was terrified,” he said.

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Overwhelming success with virtual care

Like many Speech-Language Pathologists, Helen Mathison shifted to seeing patients virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gender-affirming care: What is it?

Gender-affirming care supports the transition of transgender and non-binary individuals to their gender identity.

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Hennepin EMS protocols include treatment for opioid withdrawal

Hennepin EMS uses Suboxone® treatment for patients experiencing opioid withdrawal, a drug proven effective for use in outpatient settings.

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