HCMC Doctor Returns From Trip To Space StationAn HCMC doctor says his training not only prepared him for a career in ER medicine, it also prepared him for space.
Hennepin County Medical Center Holds 'Teddy Bear Clinic'Teddy bears already know a thing or two about stitches, but on Saturday fluffy friends got shots, splints and even X-rays.
HCMC Pressured To End Live Animal Use In TrainingA national physicians group says it is time for Hennepin County Medical Center to stop using live animals for medical training. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine wants a federal agency to investigate the Minneapolis hospital's use of 450 sheep and rabbits.
HCMC Using Hyperbaric Chamber To Treat DiabetesA new study shows diabetes is skyrocketing around the world. Researchers say cases have quadrupled in the past three decades.
HCMC Announces Nitrous Oxide Option For Laboring MothersLaboring mothers now have another option to cope with pain at the Hennepin County Medical Center: Nitrous oxide.
Police: 2 Injured In Gunfight At Minneapolis RestaurantTwo people, including an innocent bystander, were shot during a fight near downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning. Minneapolis police say they responded to a report of gunshots inside and outside of Asian Tastes just after 1 a.m. on the 1400 block of Nicollet Avenue South.
Police: Man With Stab Wounds Rescued For Mpls. House FireMinneapolis firefighters rescued a man from a fire early Saturday morning -- only to find he was suffering from stab wounds. Crews were called to the 3100 block of Aldrich Avenue South just before 5 a.m.
Woman Fatally Hit By Car On Hennepin Avenue IdentifiedOfficials have identified the woman killed Tuesday on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis who was fatally hit by a car while attempting to cross the street.
Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By Car In Downtown MinneapolisSlippery conditions due to heavy snow appear to have played a role in a fatal crash involving a pedestrian late Tuesday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis. Minneapolis police say a woman was hit by a vehicle at 8th Street and Hennepin Avenue at about 4:45 p.m.
Twin Cities Doctors Receive Grant To Study Promising Therapy For Spinal Cord InjuriesA breakthrough therapy for spinal cord injury patients just got a big boost here in Minnesota. A state grant was just awarded to researchers at the University of Minnesota and Hennepin County Medical Center to study epidural spinal cord stimulation.
Feeling A Bit Down This Winter? Experts Say You're Not AloneIn case you haven't noticed, it's been pretty cloudy this winter. And besides that, when it was sunny, it was bitter cold. That was keeping people inside, which can give people the "winter blues."
Ice Angler Shares Story Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning As Warning To OthersCarbon monoxide poisoned Michael Thetreau and three other fisherman in an ice house on Leech Lake in northern Minnesota last weekend. 34-year-old Jaren Johnson died. Emergency crews rushed Michael and two other men to the hospital.
Parents Of Allergy Victim Press For Broader WarningsFamily members say a peanut allergy caused the death of a 22-year-old Ramsey man. Brian Kelly says his son, Bruce, had a fatal reaction after eating some chocolate that was made in a plant that also processed foods with peanuts.
State Health Departments Honing Strategies In Case Of CatastrophesThe scenarios are grim: A pandemic influenza swamps the availability of hospital ventilators. A chemical spill exhausts antidote supplies and decontamination abilities. A terror attack overwhelms ambulances and trauma centers. A big earthquake, wildfire or hurricane throws emergency rooms into crisis.
HCMC Preparing For Influx Of Frostbite Patients As Temps DropHCMC typically treats about 50-75 frostbite victims each year, and Dr. Jon Gayken -- a burn and trauma surgeon at the hospital -- says there's a common factor in those cases.