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HCMC’s Burn Center reverified as pediatric and adult burn center

The American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons recently completed their regularly scheduled site visit and reverified HCMC as a pediatric and adult burn center. Reviewers commended the Burn Center team on their commitment to excellence and providing … Continue reading

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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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Cold truths about hypothermia

Every Minnesotan is familiar with piling on coats, hats, mittens and other clothing to stay protected from the elements during the winter months. So far this year HCMC has treated at least 78 patients with complications from hypothermia – literally meaning “low (body) … 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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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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