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Emergency physicians Benjamin Knutson, MD, and Marc Conterato, MD, spoke with Twin Cities reporters this past week about winter-related health injuries – specifically, frost bite and snow blower mishaps.Comments (0)
Karen Palmer, a Registered Dietician at North Memorial, offers several great tips for holiday weight management:
- Take each day/function one at a time and strive to tackle each one individually instead of the total holiday season.
- Avoid empty-stomach syndrome. Never go to a holiday party on an empty stomach.
- One trip to the buffet. Choose a small plate also.
Based at North Memorial Medical Center, Partnership for Change is a local coalition of youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, and community groups that are working together to reduce drug use among youth and young adults in northwest Hennepin County. The organization's effort to heighten awareness around prescription drug abuse was recently featured on Channel 12, Northwest Community Television News, Fox 9 News and KARE 11 News.Comments (1)
North Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologists are proud to serve as the only cardiology group in the Twin Cities to perform Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT). EVLT is an effective method for eliminating varicose veins, a condition caused when the vein valves do not close correctly and allow blood to pool in the legs.Comments (4)
About 1 in 8 women born in the United States today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a great opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of diligent screenings for early detection.Comments (0)
Join as we celebrate 18 years of courage for the hundreds of women, men and children who have been touched by SafeJourney, a service dedicated to supporting individuals affected by domestic abuse. Celebration of Courage is November 7 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.Comments (0)
Invite your family and friends to join us for a Party in Pink Zumbathon from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday Oct. 12 at Manor Park, Robbinsdale.Comments (1)
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NBC news anchor Brian Williams shared during a broadcast that he will undergo knee replacement surgery -- a procedure that takes places place at least 650,000 times annually in the United States.Comments (0)
Illnesses that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body's natural defense to help it safely develop immunity to disease.Comments (1)
North Memorial Trauma Services and North Memorial Speech Pathology have partnered to
offer an Acute Concussion Clinic which serves patients who have ongoing symptoms related to a concussion within the preceding 30 days.
Are you and your family concerned about the impact of your weight on your health? North Memorial Medical Center now offers an integrated bariatric surgery program to provide comprehensive care, management and planning for surgical weight loss for qualified patients.Comments (0)
North Memorial's Joint Replacement Center and Twin Cities Orthopedics are teaming up once again to offer several joint replacement seminars this year. Topics include osteoarthritis, overall joint health and when to consider hip replacement.Comments (2)
If you don't use your smart phone or tablet as a health tool, here are two free apps to get you started: iTriage, for checking symptoms and locating nearby care facilities, and MyChart, for accessing personal health records, making appointments and more. Each one is available for iOS and Android mobile devices.Comments (1)
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer fatalities. Colonoscopy is a procedure to detect and remove polyps, reducing the risk of cancer. If you are over 50 you should be screened. Read more.Comments (1)