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mitchell moe, Life in 2020 as an LGBTQ+ medical student, living with purpose through a pandemic, disparities and inequities, cardiac biomarker trials lab, helix program

Life in 2020 as an LGBTQ+ medical student

For his first two years of medical school at the University of Minnesota, Mitchell Moe spent most of his time sitting through lectures.

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An elbow bump is not a hug

An elbow bump is not a hug. It was kind of fun at first I guess; a novel addition to social grace as new restrictions settled in.

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Black Maternal Health Week: Through the eyes of two Black doulas

Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) – April 11 through 17 – is a national campaign led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance.

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Local artist illustrates a day in the life at Hennepin Healthcare in 160 moments over 24 hours

Over the course of a year and a half, local artist Anita White captured moments that spanned every hour of the day – all 24 hours of it.

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Physical therapy can help kiddos with toileting problems

Bladder and bowel dysfunction (difficulty with urination and/or having a bowel movement) in children can be very distressing to the child. 

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Bringing back “normal” with farm muscles, prayer

The Lemburg family’s journey began when several inches of slushy springtime snow covered the roads in rural Marshall, Minnesota.

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Having a voice when disease cuts it short

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month – a time to celebrate speech-language pathologists and the field in which they practice.

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Save a life – learn CPR.

Alicia Bravo is an emergency medicine nurse here at Hennepin Healthcare. She was training for a triathlon swimming.

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Go to sleep, little one

Many people remember the “Back to Sleep” campaign in the 1990s that recommended babies should always sleep on their backs for safety. 

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Getting from here to there: updates and resources for child passenger safety

Four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. Keeping up with the recommendations for child passenger safety can be a challenge.

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Teen HOPE programs helps teen parents find their path

During a tutoring session, Katelyn smiled under Blackmon’s encouragement as the two paged through a study guide.

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Read Sten’s Story

Think strokes just happen to seniors? A stroke was the last thing healthy Sten Anderson thought would happen to him at the young age of 24.

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Nurses Week 2018: Meet three Hennepin Healthcare nurses

National Nurses Week is an annual celebration that starts on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

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Why I care about colon cancer screening

When I went to medical school, I knew I would work in an aspect of medicine that I’d have the opportunity to work with patients long term. 

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Part two: We don’t talk about miscarriages, and we need to – one patient shares her experience.

Megan provides valuable information for loved ones to better support someone who is experiencing a miscarriage.

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Read Jessie’s story

Jessie Krone is incredibly thankful for her children. Her youngest daughter was born by C-section after a traumatic car crash.

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The Birth Center – Patient Experience Interview with Kyrsten

We interviewed Kyrsten and her husband to learn more about their experience at the Birth Center during Kyrsten’s birth of her first child.

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How to talk to your kids about mass violence

Young children may not know or understand, but they can sense distress. Parents can manage their reactions and affect how children react.

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Read Chris’s story

Chris Leatherdale has been through a lot. He was taken to HCMC after suffering burns while saving his horses that were trapped in a barn fire.

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Serious car crash impacts family in more ways than one

Shannon Kerr was driving, with her two girls secured in the back seat. They were on their way to get a puppy. Then, something happened.

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