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A Pregnant Woman Doing Breathing Exercises And Resting On A Fitness Ball With The Help Of Her Physiotherapist

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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How a NICU nurse is supporting her team and helping grieving families heal

Caring for the most critical patients gives me the greatest amount of joy as a NICU nurse, says Mai Stigen.

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Connection and a lasting relationship with your teen

To build a healthy relationship with your teen, spend time with them and get to know their friends and support system.

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10 ways to reduce pain at work

These practices can help you prevent and minimize pain at work. There are no fast and hard rules but small changes can have a big impact.

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Hennepin EMS pilots app that connects to an interpreter with the push of a button

When you’re experiencing an emergency, what do you do when a paramedic doesn’t speak the same language as you?

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Getting to know our APPs: Advanced Practice Providers

APP Week is an annual observance held the fourth week of September recognizing the work of these dedicated healthcare professionals.

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Brain aneurysm patient puts pen to paper

In 2017, Megan Bacigalupo survived a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, while riding a bike. She shared her story several years ago.

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Meet Talent Garden graduate Stella Wright

Some may not see the connection between poetry and medicine, but for Talent Garden graduate Stella, the two go hand in hand.

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Kathleen and Cole Hustad, doula program, placenta previa, c-section, kathleen hustad, community philanthropy

Kathleen’s miracle and giving back

Eleven years after her son’s miraculous birth, Kathleen Hustad is giving back with her team at Associated Healthcare Credit Union.

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Brent Worwa And Dr Wert

Giant spiders, brush with death prompt life-changing end to alcohol addiction

Brent said out loud to himself, “I’m going to die today.” He had a friend drive him immediately to HCMC’s emergency department.

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A pilot delivers meals to people with high-risk pregnancies

Imagine struggling with a high-risk pregnancy and an organization offering meals free of charge for you and the rest of your family.

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World Sexual Health Day: Consent

Consent helps people understand and respect each other’s boundaries. It not only applies to sex but any interaction between two people.

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Is it typical or troubled teen behavior?

Being a teenager is a complicated time, and it can be hard to tell what changes are typical from those that are harmful.

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Hennepin Healthcare Health Equity Internship Celebration August 18th 2023

Talent Garden interns wrap up six weeks at Hennepin Healthcare

It’s 7:30 am and the 21 future nurses and providers of the 2023 Talent Garden internship program arrive to start their day.

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Volunteers read stories to NICU babies in their own language

Aside from all the noise of machines in the NICU, babies are hearing another sound, too – children’s books read in their own language.

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Pam’s story – my scars don’t define me

Pam doesn’t remember a thing. She was sleeping at a friend’s house and woke up in an ICU bed in Hennepin Healthcare’s Burn Center.

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Not alien to hard work – heart attack, cardiac arrest no match for patient

Designer Jared Murphy was visiting a home where he had been working on a project when he suddenly wasn’t feeling well.

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My Hennepin life – “Solid Gold”

We have had thousands of patients walk through our doors and more than eight CEOs and Hospital Administrators, but only one Sharon Presley.

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Keeping young, healthy hearts in the game

Sports participation teaches valuable lessons about teamwork, expands social networks, and boosts the self-esteem of children.

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Caregiver support: Essential for teens coping with bullying and substance abuse

Bullying and substance abuse are often on a caretaker’s mind when raising children from adolescents into adulthood.

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