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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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Heals on Wheels provides whole person care

The Heals on Wheels program at Hennepin Healthcare centers around the concept that sometimes we must meet patients where they are.

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Frostbite sidelines patient visiting from New York

David was sidelined at the football game when he spent time outside in brutally cold conditions without gloves.

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The longest living HCMC kidney transplant patient

DuWayne Virnig of Little Falls, MN is Hennepin Healthcare’s longest living kidney transplant patient, at the age of 82.

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A day to carry with me forever

A hospice nurse discovers gratitude for life, love, and people as she keeps vigil over a dying patient.

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Walk like a penguin

Falls are the number one reason for brain injuries, not to mention what a fall can do to your bones and the rest of your body.

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Introducing the digital equity experts program

Hennepin Healthcare is creating more digital equity by introducing the Digital Equity Experts (DEX) program.

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Youth dive into medical knowledge at Youth with Stethoscopes summits

Our Talent Garden wrapped up the year with Latine Youth with Stethoscopes and Black Men with Stethoscopes.

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Hennepin Assault Response Team recognizes 45 years of helping sexual assault victims

The Hennepin Assault Response Team supports adult and adolescent victim-survivors of sexual assault at 11 other hospitals.

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Virtual reality comes to Hennepin

Virtual reality technology enhances rehabilitation within occupational therapy and is a new option for treating multiple conditions.

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Masks are down, colds are up

Stacene Maroushek, MD emphasizes the importance of vaccinating children to avoid some of the common childhood illnesses.

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