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A Back-to-School Plan to Support your Teen

Going back to school can be a difficult time for teens. Find helpful tips to help your teen plan for the back-to-school season.

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I’m pregnant. Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

For most people, getting the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible is the safest choice. Pregnant individuals may have some questions.

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Recognizing Brain Injury

Guest Blogger: Kary Briner, Hennepin Healthcare Traumatic Brain Injury Center Coordinator March… Longer days, warmer weather, a hint of spring in the air, and of course, Brain Injury Awareness Month. We at Hennepin Healthcare’s Traumatic Brain Injury Center invite you to take a moment to think about traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its impact on…

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Brain injury research on concussions leads to neck strengthening in young athletes

Increased public awareness of the potential consequences of concussion has raised concern about the safety of youth sports. While football, hockey and other predominantly male contact sports capture much of the media attention about concussion, females are uniquely at risk and report a higher duration and severity of concussion symptoms after an injury.  Recent studies…

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Family, friends of 9-time Ironman Triathlete hold fundraiser to support brain injury research

Charlene Barron was born in Chicago where she trained as a nurse, riding her bike to school even through snowy winters.  While she was still young, her mother developed breast cancer. Inspired by her mother’s care, Charlene subsequently took a position at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, where she met her husband, orthopedic surgeon Dr.…

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A spinal injury that changed a young man’s life

Spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries can happen in an instant and may significantly change a person’s life. This was the case for Nick Maestas, who ended up with a spinal fracture after a diving accident in rural Minnesota. Fortunately for Nick, he was taken to Cambridge Hospital where he was immediately evaluated. The medical…

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