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Communication and swallowing disorders following stroke

Causes of speech problems include brain injury, stroke, COVID-19, diseases of the brain, and can also stem from some types of cancer.

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Healthy relationships with your teen

When we sit down with our teens to talk about an unhealthy relationship, a discussion about healthy relationships can be had without strife.

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National adolescent health month highlights ways to support youth

The National Adolescent Health Month™ recognizes adolescent strengths, promotes meaningful activities, and good adolescent health.

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Signs of hearing loss in adults and children

Hearing loss can impact a person’s physical and mental health, and safety, leading to social isolation, injury, and dementia.

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Derek Williams – Top notch volunteer with ambition

Derek Williams is a volunteer. He is also a freshman at the University of Minnesota and plans to go to medical school.

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Know the early signs of speech and language disorders in children

Early referrals to speech-language pathology services can ensure children receive therapy when they are most capable of making improvements.

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Windows open opportunities for falls

Open windows also open the opportunity for a child to fall out of a window and experience serious – and sometimes fatal – injuries.

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Clinical associates fill critical staffing needs while building healthcare careers

During the pandemic, Chanel watched nurses and doctors on the front lines, feeling a pull to work in healthcare.

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Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan attends American Indian Youth with Stethoscopes event

American Indian youth spent the day learning about healthcare professions, trying hands-on activities with real medical equipment.

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Hennepin Healthcare’s cultural navigators team

We welcome the members of the Cultural Navigators team! Each Navigator brings skills and background in working with communities.

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A match in more ways than one

Callie found out early on that people can donate one kidney to someone, and that you can live with just one remaining kidney.

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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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Hennepin team members connect with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Native American elder and three chairs of the Hennepin Healthcare American Indian Collective reach out to Population Health for assistance.

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Supply chain initiative helps Kamesha Davenport grow small business

The call from Hennepin Healthcare was the biggest opportunity so far to make her entrepreneurship dream a reality.

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Gratitude for the smallest things

Linda Johnson had never been a patient at the hospital until an accident brought her to the Hennepin Healthcare Level I Trauma Center.

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2-year-old suffers partial ear amputation and receives hyperbaric oxygen treatments

Kenzie Riemenschneider was attacked by her family’s 10-month-old puppy and suffered multiple head and facial lacerations.

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Shoveling snow can trigger a heart attack

The work of lifting and throwing snow, particularly heavy and wet snow, can put significant stress on the heart.

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Hennepin Healthcare’s 2022 health equity report

Hennepin Healthcare is forging a new path to serve our communities by reaching outcomes that are not predicted by race.

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American heart month highlights employee patient story

Megan has struggled with many medical problems, including congestive heart failure which is due to her postpartum cardiomyopathy.

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Service opportunities available on the Hennepin Healthcare board of directors

Hennepin Healthcare is looking for candidates to serve on its Board of Directors beginning in January 2024.

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