Telling stories. Sharing ideas. Healthy advice.

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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Hennepin team members connect with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Native American elder and three chairs of the Hennepin Healthcare American Indian Collective reach out to Population Health for assistance.

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Heals on Wheels provides whole person care

The Heals on Wheels program at Hennepin Healthcare centers around the concept that sometimes we must meet patients where they are.

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Digital equity in healthcare

We know that some of the populations we serve at Hennepin Healthcare have challenges when it comes to digital literacy and access.

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‘Putting up’ fall foods

Integrative Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Kate Shafto, teaches us how to make our fall harvest last throughout the winter.

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Mobile clinic brings health care to patients’ doors–from a bigger, brighter van

A three-year-old patient was behind on her vaccine appointments, and a look at her chart showed other medical needs—a history of seizures and some missed appointments with her specialist. When Nurse Practitioner Katie Brown saw the toddler’s chart, she knew she had to find out what was happening—and she had to help. Katie learned that…

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Find your ‘me time’

Everyone feels and reacts to stress in different ways. Stress is the way your mind and body react to a threat or a challenge. Simple things, like a crying child, can cause stress. You also feel stress when you’re in danger, like during a robbery or car crash. Even positive things, like getting married, can…

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Aida Strom

Aida Strom, Hennepin Healthcare’s health equity community engagement program manager, envisions a collaborative healthcare model built with the histories and hopes of those it serves. “I so strongly believe that every single human deserves good healthcare and respect within the healthcare system,” expresses Aida Strom, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Oyate. As the…

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Healthy Matters podcast off to healthy start

The new Healthy Matters Podcast with Dr. David Hilden is now live on all podcast platforms! After launching just two weeks ago, the podcast has already reached over 1,400 downloads. With three episodes available and episode 4 launching this Sunday morning January 22, listeners can enjoy Dr. Hilden talk all things healthcare at your own…

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas, an Elliot Park Neighborhood advocate, shares the importance of holistic and trusted programs that are guided by community conversations. “I grew up in an area that was highly diverse with different racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. I came from a low-income family and was surrounded by wealth disparities,” shares Rebecca Thomas, a licensed…

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