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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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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Toya López

Toya López strongly believes in a sustainable healthcare design that cares for patients and environmental health.

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Young, healthy – and at risk for a heart attack?

John Grudnowski is a 44-year-old marketing executive who works out 3-4 times a week. He had no apparent risk factors for a heart attack.

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The healthy woman’s heart attack

Early in January 2017, Bobbijo felt something was wrong, and passed it off as acid reflux, thinking it would go away.

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Saving a life-saver

Hennepin EMS paramedics respond to a variety of scenes for emergency calls – often the same ones as the Minneapolis Fire Department.

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Celebrating ten years of breast cancer survivors

Every year our clinic staff recognize women and men for their strength and commitment to fight and heal from breast cancer.

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Jet ski accident leads to unexpected diagnosis

Ricardo Ortiz went jet skiing with his family. It was a sunny summer day. He had an accident and later received an unexpected diagnosis.

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Local writer thanks and apologizes to neurosurgery team and ICU nurses

I was hospitalized September 20, 2017 after suffering from a subarachnoid ruptured aneurysm and stroke. I spent two weeks in the ICU.

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Teen HOPE programs helps teen parents find their path

During a tutoring session, Katelyn smiled under Blackmon’s encouragement as the two paged through a study guide.

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Read Sten’s Story

Think strokes just happen to seniors? A stroke was the last thing healthy Sten Anderson thought would happen to him at the young age of 24.

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