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After surviving a severe TBI, a patient returns to thank the team members

Erin (Duffy) Carlson was 23 years old when she was hit by another vehicle while riding in a car on July 20, 2007.

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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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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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10 ways to reduce pain at work

These practices can help you prevent and minimize pain at work. There are no fast and hard rules but small changes can have a big impact.

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Getting to know our APPs: Advanced Practice Providers

APP Week is an annual observance held the fourth week of September recognizing the work of these dedicated healthcare professionals.

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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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Signs of hearing loss in adults and children

Hearing loss can impact a person’s physical and mental health, and safety, leading to social isolation, injury, and dementia.

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2-year-old suffers partial ear amputation and receives hyperbaric oxygen treatments

Kenzie Riemenschneider was attacked by her family’s 10-month-old puppy and suffered multiple head and facial lacerations.

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Shoveling snow can trigger a heart attack

The work of lifting and throwing snow, particularly heavy and wet snow, can put significant stress on the heart.

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Hennepin Assault Response Team recognizes 45 years of helping sexual assault victims

The Hennepin Assault Response Team supports adult and adolescent victim-survivors of sexual assault at 11 other hospitals.

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Help your child cope with pokes

With the new school year, caregivers are looking for ways to support their children for positive immunization experiences.

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Resident reignites her passion for surgery through service

Alexandra Coward, MD, MPH, spent 10 days in Guatemala providing surgical services to a rural community through a nonprofit.

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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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How music and medicine merge for opera performer and Hennepin Healthcare psychiatry resident Daniel Volovets

In the Minnesota Opera’s performance of Carmen this May, guitarist Daniel Volovets added a new element to the classical score.

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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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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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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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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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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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