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Kris Kuehl TBI Patient, brain injury, therapy, cognitive difficulty, metaphors, coping skills, kris kuehl, orthopedic physical therapist

Metaphor and life with a brain injury

It was a beautiful August morning in 2021 when Kris Kuehl was preparing to start her day working as an orthopedic physical therapist.

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“One step closer to wellness!”: How our food bags help address food insecurity

Food bags are an essential component of delivering whole-person care to patients at our community clinics and downtown campus.

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Brenden Bryce TBI OP With His Therapists, tbi, wrestling accident causes a brain injury, traumatic brain injury, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, physical therapy, grateful patient

Wrestling accident causes a brain injury that went from devastating to miraculous within one year

Brenden was at practice hit the back right of his head on the entry door to the wrestling room. He brushed it off.

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Matthew Hector Wanda And Daughter TBI Patient

Matthew’s TBI journey, his participation in a research trial, and his reunion with those that cared for him

Matthew’s brain was severely damaged and was quickly swelling and they needed to perform a decompressive craniectomy

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Patient will smith mother apple maxwell dr. Kahat

Listen to your body (and somebody who loves you)

Will M. Smith was brought to our emergency department (ED) via ambulance after experiencing extreme upper abdominal pain

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Cardio Oncology woman cancer stethoscope

Cardiology and oncology; the possible link between the two

Improved treatments for cancer have resulted in patient survival. Treatments, can come some side effects, many having to do with your heart.

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The Crucial Interplay of Sleep and Heart Health: Unveiling the Significance of Quality Rest

Sleep plays a profound role in safeguarding heart health – Interplay of Sleep and Heart Health: Unveiling the Significance of Quality Rest

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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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“Working for a better world tomorrow”: Compass Program Cohort A graduates

The Compass Program challenges team members to examine how our racist history manifests itself in our healthcare system and daily work.

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East Lake Clinic staff, trauma informed care, healing moments, spiritual well being, transforming the health of our community, east lake clinic

How East Lake Clinic is expanding Trauma-Informed Care, starting with healing moments for our team

At an East Lake Clinic morning huddle in December, the team reviews staffing, supplies, recognition, and thanks before departing.

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From refugee camp to a devoted volunteer with a great future

Hibo Abdi, a senior at the University of Minnesota, is part of the ED PEER Program in Volunteer Services and she is great.

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Tips for staying healthy during the holidays

Many viruses spread during fall and winter. There are precautions everyone can take to stop the spread of infection.

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Talking to teens about the hard stuff

It’s not easy talking about sex, drugs, violence and other difficult topics with our teens. These tips offer ways to help support your teen.

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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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EMTs embark on intensive training course

Dispatch sounds through the radio—a call reporting a domestic altercation. EMTs gather their materials, grab their bags, and head on out.

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next step program staff, the next step harriet initiative, empowering through trauma recovery, next step program, trauma education, helping families who have experienced violence, traumatic experience, community education about violence

The Next Step Harriet Initiative: Empowering through trauma recovery

“I have so much anxiety allowing my son to go outside,” said a mother whose son was a survivor of gun violence.

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Yuko Matsuura pharmacist Japan volunteer, volunteer, pharmacist, Japan, U of MN, pharmacy

We’re lucky to have had Yuko Matsuura touch our lives

But luckily for Hennepin Healthcare, she also became a volunteer with Volunteer Services, and was able to connect with a pharmacy.

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The crucial role of parents during teen years

Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in the lives of adolescents. Guidance is key to helping teens navigate this time in their life.

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Brain injury patient Erin Carlson with tbi staff, tbi, patient story, therapy, PICU, grateful patient reunion, erin duffy carlson, car accident, head injury, glasgow coma scale

After surviving a severe TBI, a patient returns to thank the team members

Erin (Duffy) Carlson was 23 years old when she was hit by another vehicle while riding in a car on July 20, 2007.

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What our Hennepin Healthcare community wants us to work on together

All non-profit hospitals conduct an assessment to be held accountable to the patient population and community they serve.  

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