Tag Archives: diabetes

Keeping pounds off after weight loss win

How common is it to put the pounds back on after losing weight? People with a significant weight problem who are highly motivated to lose weight using diet and exercise can almost always succeeded in losing some weight during the … Continue reading

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HCMC using real-time blood flow imaging to improve treatment for non-healing wounds

HCMC is the first in Minnesota to use the LUNA Imaging System Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) Center for Wound Healing and its Center for Hyperbaric Medicine are now using fluorescence microangiography – a new technology that can assess blood … Continue reading

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Is niacin breaking your heart?

Using niacin to improve cholesterol levels doesn’t reduce heart attack or stroke in high risk patients We’ve all heard that lowering LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels and raising HDL or “good” cholesterol is good for the heart. When lifestyle changes … Continue reading

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HCMC’s Center for Hyperbaric Medicine opens in June

HCMC will open the new Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, which includes a 60-ton hyperbaric chamber, on hospital’s main campus in downtown Minneapolis in mid-June. The 48-foot long chamber, which arrived in sections last November, replaces the current 49-year-old hyperbaric chamber … Continue reading

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Free HCMC health screening at program kickoff event April 21

Take steps to better health! Join the Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park Clinics and our community partners at the following two events for FREE food, prizes, and fun activities; blood pressure, glucose, and diabetes screenings; and to register for Step … Continue reading

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Is weight loss surgery right for you?

“Thirty percent of adults in the United States are overweight,” explains weight loss treatment expert Dr. Guilford Hartley in a recent Healthy Matters podcast. “And one person out of every 20 is overweight enough to be eligible for gastric bypass … Continue reading

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HCMC named one of “America’s Best Hospitals”

Hennepin County Medical Center named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for 15th consecutive year U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings include Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) as a top hospital in diabetes and endocrinology care again … Continue reading

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