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U of M student Andee Finn recently completed an internship at TCHC, through which she discovered a greater love for health care and a deep family connection to TCHC.

By Jessica Sly, Communications Specialist   Andee Finn grew up hearing her mother talk about her job as a nurse, which nurtured her desire to work in medicine and help people. Her natural math and science skills helped her succeed in a complex field that…
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If your child complains of back pain or fatigue when school starts, their backpack could be the culprit. Here are some tips to keep in mind when back-to-school shopping in the coming weeks.

Backpacks come in all shapes and sizes. When choosing a backpack, your child might run straight for the one that has the coolest colors or the best superheroes emblazoned on the front. But the American Occupational Therapy Association says parents and…
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In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, here’s a look at Sarah Riedel’s exciting new certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and what that means for moms at TCHC.

When it comes to caring for newborns, breastfeeding is at the top of the list in terms of hot topics. It promotes bonding, provides the perfect mix of nutrients and antibodies for fighting off infection, and is easily digestible. However, moms sometimes…
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Bill Pedrow struggled for years with a restrictive stiffness until he visited Tyler Wegscheid, DPT, at Henning Physical Therapy Clinic. The experience has made all the difference in Bill’s life.

By Jessica Sly, Communications Specialist   Vietnam veteran William “Bill” Pedrow struggled for years with physical ailments, specifically a crippling stiffness. Last year, he decided to take action. As a disabled veteran, Bill consulted with a veterans…
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The Dog Days of summer are full of hot and humid afternoons. But if you feel a sudden hot flash, the heat might not be the culprit. Jennifer Arnhold, M.D., explains what the cause could potentially be.

By Jennifer Arnhold, GYN, Embrace Women’s Health Clinic in Baxter   Soon, the Dog Days of summer will be upon us, when the heat reaches its peak and Minnesotans rush to experience the last freedom of the season. But with the high temperature can come…
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Newborn screenings test for many hidden conditions. Brandon and Gretta Christiansen learned the importance of the screening when their son was diagnosed with a rare disorder called PKU.

Brandon and Gretta Christiansen had never heard of phenylketonuria, also called PKU. But after their son Parker was diagnosed with this rare inherited disorder, they were thrust into a whirlwind of medical terms and a new way of life. “It was very…
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Happy Fourth of July! We’ve put together a list of quick tips on how to stay safe with food, fireworks and sun as you celebrate this holiday weekend.

For those of you planning to celebrate this holiday weekend outside in the sun or on the lake, take a peek at some tips for staying safe while having fun. Food As families and friends gather, great food and goodies are bound to be included. But while you…
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When Teddy Jennings suffered a stroke, his wife, Rita knew she didn’t have much time to find help. They sped to the TCHC emergency department and were met with efficiency, high-quality care and a second chance at life.

By Jessica Sly, Communications Specialist   Teddy Jennings of Ottertail awoke on an ordinary day in early April and moseyed into the kitchen, which his wife, Rita, already occupied. But as he sat at the table, his legs suddenly felt as though they weighed…
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We just wrapped up our spring VolunTeen program, which gave 14 students a glimpse into the world of health care. Here are some thoughts from a few participants:

By Ryan Damlo, Foundation Executive Director   This spring, 14 high school students participated in a volunteer program called VolunTeen. This program allows students age 14 or older from the Tri-County Health Care service area to get an inside look at…
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