Telling stories. Sharing ideas. Healthy advice.

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Spring allergies are here…get relief!

Spring – it’s here!  But if you’re an allergy sufferer, it can also signal the start of a long-term battle to keep your allergies in check.

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Advance care planning: let your voice be heard

In the mid-90s, my team and I sought to create “living wills” that would document vets’ choices about specific life-sustaining treatments.

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Keeping you in the loop

After much planning and listening to a new neighborhood tell us what’s important to them, we are opening our North Loop Clinic and Pharmacy!

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Leave your legacy in our new clinic and specialty center

The construction of our new clinic and specialty center brings opportunities to leave a legacy with naming rights to unique program spaces.

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5 tips to get your skin ready for summer

Dermatologist Dr. Jenny Liu offers some tips to get your winter skin ready for summer. Get ready to reflect that summer glow!

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Teens and social media

Most teens, and many tweens, in the US actively use a variety of social media platforms daily – starting, but not ending with Facebook.

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Smallest premature infant from 1942 celebrates 75th birthday

Calvin Lepp was born weighing one and three-quarter pounds. At the time, he was the hospital’s smallest surviving premature infant.

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Healing family relationships one mother at a time

The Mother-Baby Program, created by Dr. Helen Kim, is a program designed to help mothers who experience serious post-partum depression.

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Mac’s story

For Mac Scheuble of Waconia, Minnesota, life was all about fishing, football, friendship and family. At 13, he faced a major injury.

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Smoking cessation: you don’t have to do it alone!

Quitting smoking becomes easier with support from clinical specialists. It can oftentimes be a difficult resolution to achieve on your own.

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7 ways we make getting your care downtown easy

Our main campus in downtown Minneapolis is much more than just a hospital. It also houses a number of primary care and specialty clinics.

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Take the bite out of frostbite

Frostbite can happen quickly. Infants and children are at higher risk because they lose heat from their skin more rapidly than adults.

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Our youth were ready

I was lifted through the trial by our youth, who were there with Mr. Floyd, providing hope in his last moments.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra

The Chief Family Development Officer at the Cultural Wellness Center shares her harmonious vision for wellness.

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