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Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) for Varicose Veins

by North Memorial

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.

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Healthy Strategies for Holiday Weight Management

by North Memorial

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.

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Partnership for Change Promotes Awareness, and Prevention of, Prescription Drug Abuse

by North Memorial

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.

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