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lucas niblett in the hospital, be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide and boating, carbon monoxide poisoning, hyperbaric chamber treatment, carbon monoxide detectors, sophia's law, dr christopher logue, odorless and colorless gas, niblett family, michaela niblett

Be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide and boating this summer. Be safe.

The Niblett family has a lot to be thankful for. Living on beautiful Lake Geneva in Alexandria, MN, they spend a lot of time on the water.

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man sitting in the dark on the couch who cannot sleep, 10 steps for managing sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic, sleep disorders during covid, symptoms of depression or anxiety, difficulty concentrating, sleep issues, mark rosenblum

10 steps for managing sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many people are understandably worried during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, when we worry, we may not sleep as well.

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Vocabulary lesson: What is a doula?

Having a baby is one of the most exciting, scary, and vulnerable times in a mom’s life. You have never had so many questions.

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hennepin healthcare security guard eric, 98% artery blockage, chest pains, heart attack symptoms, rapid transit unit, left anterior descending artery, security guard, fouad bachour

98% artery blockage took him by surprise

Eric had been dealing with chest pains for about a week, but only when he bent over to do something like tie his shoes.

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The healthy woman’s heart attack

Early in January 2017, Bobbijo felt something was wrong, and passed it off as acid reflux, thinking it would go away.

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ECMO: Improving chances for survival when heart, lungs fail

A knock on his neighbor’s door may have saved Ahmed Warfa’s life. He was experiencing chest pain when he went to his neighbor for help.

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TBI and heart attack survivor: “I’m blessed”

When Ricky Price was asked to build a giant heart for a music video, he never knew that later his own heart would require reconstruction.

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1 in 10 Women: Endometriosis

Endometriosis, a potentially disabling condition, affects approximately 200 hundred million women’s lives.

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Two heart attacks – two different types of pain

Pain from a heart attack can take on different forms for women and subtle differences could make a difference for patients.

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Free from dialysis thanks to kidney that needed a little TLC

Hennepin Healthcare surgeon Dr. Paul Stahler transplanted a hepatitis C-infected kidney into a patient with kidney failure.

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Celebrating ten years of breast cancer survivors

Every year our clinic staff recognize women and men for their strength and commitment to fight and heal from breast cancer.

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Jet ski accident leads to unexpected diagnosis

Ricardo Ortiz went jet skiing with his family. It was a sunny summer day. He had an accident and later received an unexpected diagnosis.

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Local writer thanks and apologizes to neurosurgery team and ICU nurses

I was hospitalized September 20, 2017 after suffering from a subarachnoid ruptured aneurysm and stroke. I spent two weeks in the ICU.

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

Guest writer and patient of HCMC’s Nurse-Midwife team shares some advice about miscarriages for mothers of angels and their support systems.

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mathieu vezies, orthopedic trauma, bike accident, trauma surgery, knapp rehabilitation center, rehabilitation program, mathieu vezies

Read Mathieu’s story

Overcoming major orthopedic trauma is tough for anyone, even Mathieu Vezies who was healthy, athletic, and ready to take on the world.

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