catherine justice with her mom linda johnson, linda johnson, accident from falling, level i trauma center, bleed on the brain, broken wrist

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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Skull fracture causes frightening TBI – but nothing scary about seamless care

As a nurse at a local hospital, Jeanne Leach has worked with families caring for loved ones with a health emergency.

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brandon johnson, life-saving ECMO after brain injury, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, dr matthew prekker, pilot

Life-saving ECMO after brain injury

Flying airplanes at heights came naturally to him, but it was a fall from a golf cart that landed the fearless pilot in the hospital.

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World Delirium Awareness Day is March 11, but what exactly is delirium?

Delirium is a rapid change in brain function that affects the ability to focus attention that patients experience while hospitalized.

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heart attack survivor ricky price, tbi and heart attack survivor, symptoms of a heart attack, broken heart, rehabilitation, ricky price, car crash, traumatic brain injury

TBI and heart attack survivor: “I’m blessed”

When Ricky Price was asked to build a giant heart for a music video, he never knew that later his own heart would require reconstruction.

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In honor of brain injury awareness month – what to look for when you hit your head

If you’ve hit your head or could have, it’s important for you to know the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.

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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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Recognizing Brain Injury

March…Longer days, warmer weather, a hint of spring in the air, and of course, Brain Injury Awareness Month.

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Brain injury research on concussions leads to neck strengthening in young athletes

Increased public awareness of the potential consequences of concussion has raised concern about the safety of youth sports.

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Serious car crash impacts family in more ways than one

Shannon Kerr was driving, with her two girls secured in the back seat. They were on their way to get a puppy. Then, something happened.

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Family, friends of 9-time Ironman Triathlete hold fundraiser to support brain injury research

Charlene had long been a dedicated runner, biker, and swimmer who would eventually run more than 40 marathons.

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