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Nobody plans to get frostbite

In an “average” year, HCMC’s Burn Center cares for about 25 patients with frostbite requiring hospitalization. In 2014, more than 200 patients were admitted for care. “It was one of the coldest winters in the past 30 years, so it’s no … Continue reading

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HCMC re-verified as an Adult and Pediatric Burn Center

The American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the re-verification of the Hennepin Burn Center as an Adult and Pediatric Burn Center. Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) Burn Center is one of only 64 verified … Continue reading

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Safety tips for your 4th of July holiday

We’ve waited for it all winter — and now summer is finally here! A long 4th of July holiday weekend with beautiful, sunny weather is expected.  While we anticipate fun at the lake, picnics, and celebrations — injuries can stop … Continue reading

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Don’t get “burned” by frostbite!

Every year, the Burn Center at HCMC admits approximately 20-30 patients for treatment of frostbite. Burn surgeons take care of injuries from extreme temperatures — both hot and cold.  Dr. Anne Lambert answers some general questions about frostbite. What causes … Continue reading

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Family, friends donate Legos to Burn Center

Family donates Legos to HCMC Burn Center; blocks proved therapeutic to child with burns Thanks to the Pearson-Cater family for donating Legos for kids in our Burn Center on Friday, November 9! Check out the cool label that’s on each … Continue reading

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HCMC reminds hunters to safely enjoy the great outdoors

Thousands of Minnesotans are heading to the woods for the firearms deer hunting opener this weekend. While hunters watch for that elusive 18-point buck, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) wants to remind them to  keep their sights on safety – … Continue reading

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Burn surgeons warn about the use of accelerants on outdoor fires

“Accelerants poured on fires are a big problem, and cause a lot of the injuries we see,” explains Dr. George Peltier, reconstructive surgeon at HCMC’s Burn Center. “During damp conditions, or if people just want to get a large fire going, they will … Continue reading

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