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HPV vaccines save lives

Individuals can decrease their risk of getting both HPV and associated cancers by getting the HPV vaccine.

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Closing care gaps: breast cancer screening with American Indian women

Paula and Gracen Mcdougall, Cultural Navigators, began making outreach calls to American Indian patients overdue for breast cancer screening.

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Why pelvic health is important in pregnancy

One segment of physical therapy focuses on pelvic health which can be thought of the trunk or middle of your body – your pelvis.

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Teen pregnancy and mental health

For teens, pregnancy can impact their mental health in drastic ways that differ from older pregnancy experiences.

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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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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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Donate to women and girls in need for National Women’s Health Week. Period.

EMS is collecting feminine hygiene products for women’s shelters, homeless shelters, and other community programs to support women and girls.

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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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Acupuncture and acupressure during pregnancy; decreasing pain and stress, improving birth outcomes

A woman’s body goes through so many changes during pregnancy. Quality and restful sleep become more difficult to obtain.

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Women’s health physical therapy is restoration and strength

It feels like no one told me what would happen to my body. But being pregnant possibly made me tune out what others were saying.

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Birth providers celebrate your baby’s birthday

Having a baby is a sacred event. Not even a pandemic can take that away. There is so much uncertainty caused by COVID.

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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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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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1 in 10 Women: Endometriosis

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

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Breastfeeding help… even before a baby is born

Visiting with a lactation consultant before your baby arrives can help you prepare to breastfeed or provide expressed milk.

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Get your skin ready for the winter

Dry skin and eczema are two of the most common conditions the dermatologists at Hennepin Healthcare see in winter.

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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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Midwife means “with woman”

Did you know that the word midwife means literally, “with woman”?  It is a simplified but accurate description of what midwives do every day. 

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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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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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