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The 64,000-square-foot Minnetonka Medical Center brings together expert providers in a state-of-the-art facility designed to streamline the practice of medicine in the era of healthcare reform.
Whether patients want to kneel and plant roses, run and throw a football, or squat and veer downhill on a pair of skis, when they experience hip or knee trouble, they need an experienced sports medicine physician.
St. Paul Radiology is the first practice in St. Paul to use the MEDRAD Intego Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Infusion System to achieve the highest-quality imaging while reducing the amount of radiation its patients receive by one-third.
Recent work by French and Israeli researchers revealed that congenitally blind individuals can activate the visual word form area (VWFA) — the portion of the brain used for reading — with the aid of specialized devices that convert visual information into sounds.
Hennepin County Medical Center’s network of comprehensive rehabilitation services is expanding to include innovative therapeutic delivery and accommodate the needs of patients in the Twin Cities area.
Burns are devastating injuries with risks that are distinct from those of traditional trauma injuries. For most trauma patients, survival is determined in the first few days following an injury. For burn patients, the mortality risk is unchanged until half of the burn is healed.
Until recently, medicine did not have much to offer cardiac patients such as Alice. At 83 years old, she suffered from aortic stenosis, complicated by severe Parkinson’s disease and other medical issues that made traditional surgery too dangerous. The slow failure of her aortic valve rendered her debilitated, breathless and confined to her room. Even the slowest walking pace left her gasping for breath.
Stroke can be devastating; it claims almost 130,000 American lives each year and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Among medical subspecialties, stroke has one of the most mature independent data systems for patient treatment evaluation.
No one plans a collision. Events could have taken a catastrophic turn when a Twin Cities mother driving to the store with her two young children crashed into a truck. Yet, this family was fortunate. They lived in a community offering one of the few combined Level I adult trauma and Level I pediatric trauma centers in the nation — at Regions Hospital and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare (Gillette).
Leading the industry with technology, North Memorial is one of only two hospitals now offering prostate MRI due to its partnership with Minneapolis Radiology.
At Minneapolis Radiology, vascular surgeons offer a full spectrum of treatment options for peripheral artery disease (PAD).
HealthEast Care System’s Acute Pain Management program’s state-of-the-art protocols and approach to individualizing pain management have resulted in high patient satisfaction scores and unimpeachable standards of care.
Q: My daughter was born without two front teeth. Her dentist wants to make a removable partial, but we also don’t like the shape of her other front teeth. Is there a better option to address both the missing teeth and the aesthetics?
Q: My dad was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He has always taken pride in his smile, but now his teeth are decaying and breaking off. What is happening to his teeth?
Q: I have a patient who was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma on the hard palate. He was told that surgical removal of the tumor will involve his hard palate and several teeth. How will he be able to speak, eat and swallow after the removal of this tumor?
Q: How does gastric reflux disease affect dental health?
Q: My primary patient population includes a large number of patients who have diabetes. How does this disease impact their oral health, and what recommendations can I make regarding their dental care?
Q: If a patient needs to have all his or her teeth removed due to advanced periodontal disease, is there a predictable treatment option for restoring these teeth other than conventional dentures?
Active physical therapy and patient-learned manual therapies such as those practiced at Physicians’ Diagnostics & Rehabilitation (PDR) Clinics prove very effective for long-term pain management.
Building upon a long tradition of providing high-quality, personalized risk management and patient safety services for its clients, MMIC has recently introduced a number of innovative training services aimed to identify and prevent potentially dangerous and costly situations.