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Thor Heyerdahl was the visionary explorer at the helm of the 1947 Kon-Tiki voyage. He believed civilization flourished through the exchange of ideas between nations and organized expeditions to demonstrate the possibility of contact between ancient cultures separated by oceans. He never imagined his voyages would also connect present-day nations separated by ideology, revealing the surgical discoveries of a brilliant physician working in isolation on the Siberian steppes.
The program is The first of its kind in Minnesota to offer a range of mental health services to support women and families.
The estimated number of cancer survivors living in the United States has risen to 13.7 million, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Although the specter of cancer may be behind them, these survivors face another threat from the therapies that played a critical role in their treatment.
For more than a century, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) has been standing by to help when the unthinkable happens. This year, HCMC celebrates 25 years as a verified Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center.
Pediatric orthopedic surgery is a rapidly evolving and relatively uncommon subspecialty focused on one of the most clinically challenging patient populations: children who have complex neurological and orthopedic disorders.
As pediatric neurologist Tim Feyma, MD, examines a patient’s imaging scan in clinic, he notices something that may be of concern. Fortunately, the structure of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare’s Outpatient Clinic provides easy access for a consultation with a pediatric neurosurgeon working within the same clinic setting.
Pediatric craniofacial services can improve children's lives in the emotional and social spheres as well as the physical.
Sound financial planning during high-income-earning years can help physicians achieve financial independence for the rest of their lives.
Medications and procedures, though they may be state-of-the-art and part of treatment algorithms, are not the whole answer to managing cardiovascular disease. Fundamentally, heart disease, diabetes and obesity are predominantly food-related illnesses that can only be “cured” if food management is one part of the therapeutic plan.
Are healthcare organization mergers the good news they seem to be?
A new minimally invasive technique promotes early resolution of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and can prevent life-threatening conditions, such as pulmonary embolism (PE) and the very debilitating post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS).
I remember growing up when sandlot baseball was still very much a reality. Some days there were only a couple of kids around so we just played catch. We grew very good at throwing and catching. Other days, we just pitched the ball to ourselves and hit pop flies and ground balls to one another. We became very good at fielding pop flies and grounders. We learned how to be experts in very specific scenarios. Every once in a while, enough kids showed up, and all the pieces came together. We had enough players for a full baseball game that brought all these individual skills together. It was a thing of beauty that hummed in its efficiency. 
A mother brought her 16-year-old daughter in for treatment of dark patches around her neck.  The mother initially thought they were due to poor hygiene but came to believe the patches resulted from hyperpigmentation. However, hydroquinone-containing bleaching creams were not helping at all. The condition had been present more than two years, and the mother reported her daughter experienced significant weight gain during the past three years. She was otherwise healthy.
Diagnosis: Localized Pustular Psoriasis of the Palms and Soles
A 54-year-old man presents with a four-day history of a rapidly enlarging, painful, draining nodulo-pustule on the side of his finger. He was unsure but said he might have cut it at work. The patient was on blood pressure medication but otherwise healthy. What is your diagnosis?
Presentation: A 5-week-old boy developed red papules and pustules on his face, most notably his cheeks. The lesions were first noted by the parents four weeks after birth.