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How to talk to your child about traumatic events

As stories of school shootings dominate the news, parents of young children find themselves struggling to explain these traumatic events.

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Remembering Bibi

Some people leave a footprint in life and our hearts. Bibiana Garzon “Bibi” was one of those, a true Latine Community leader.

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New partnership is expanding culturally responsive care for Muslim patients

A young woman suffering from depression and addiction asked Spiritual Care Provider Shukri Salah for help.

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Advanced paramedic training adds second chance at life for retired math teacher

The numbers never got old for retired math teacher Daniel Bowler. That’s why he continued to work at school where he’s the math league coach.

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What is aphasia?

Bruce Willis, the 67-year-old actor, announced his retirement from acting, after being diagnosed with aphasia.

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Mobile clinic brings health care to patients’ doors

A three-year-old patient was behind on her vaccine appointments, and had a history of seizures and some missed appointments.

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Kidney donor and grateful transplant recipient join Donate Life ceremonies

As we celebrate Donate Life month in April, we annually raise the Donate Life flag in a celebration on our campus.

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Part two: What it’s like to be Black and a doctor in white America

What challenges do black doctors experience while pursuing a career in medicine? What is it like to be a black doctor in white America?

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Farewell to an appendix: Grateful patient documents emergency surgery by Michael Voges

One night I had a tummy ache. My wife, of course, immediately proclaimed I should go to the ER because it was probably my appendix.

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What it’s like to be Black and a doctor in white America

Dr. Iesha Galloway-Gilliam, an Internal Medicine provider at Hennepin Healthcare shares her experience and challenges being a Black doctor.

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HERE film series continues with Episode 4: A Residents’ Story

The latest episode is a bit of a departure from the previous three, though is equally as heart-warming and compelling as its predecessors.

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Healthcare that gives adolescents and young adults a voice

Adolescence is an important time when young people are developing physically, emotionally, and socially. Their brains are developing rapidly.

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Exciting news and milestone: COVID vaccines available for children ages 5–11 years

Children have been infected with COVID-19 . Cases have increased dramatically since the arrival of the Delta variant.

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East Lake Clinic opened October 4, joining many clinic October birthdays

After the destruction of the original East Lake Clinic, we welcome the new clinic located in the Hennepin County Service Center.

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Hennepin EMS Paramedics reunite with a grateful patient

When Jerry Martin got on his bike for his morning ride from Victoria to Shorewood this past June, it seemed like another routine bike ride.

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50 years later and 14 midwives strong, our first-of-its-kind Nurse Midwife Service

In 1971, Margaret used her knowledge as a Certified Nurse Midwife to develop the first hospital nurse midwife practice​ in Minnesota at HCMC. 

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Back to school and back to extracurricular activities

It’s early September and that means it’s time for back to school and also back to extracurricular activities.

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What is lifestyle medicine?

Your behavior and lifestyle play a very important role in your health and can have a great impact on how your body deals with diseases.

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Worry monsters

When the COVID pandemic began, volunteers began making masks. They were in high demand and gratefully accepted.

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Young, healthy – and at risk for a heart attack?

John Grudnowski is a 44-year-old marketing executive who works out 3-4 times a week. He had no apparent risk factors for a heart attack.

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