At the Community-University Health Care Center, a long-standing medical-legal partnership offers patients legal resources alongside care.
The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic opened in 2003 offering basic care to people without health insurance. Following the Affordable Care Act, the clinic began to see more patients with chronic conditions, prompting leaders to incorporate additional specialty services. Now students from 11 different career tracks are serving more than 1,000 patients each year, proving its services are more important now than ever before.
A young girl named Zuzia and her family traveled from Poland to University of Minnesota seeking treatment for a rare, incurable disease. Her outcome was life-changing. Jakub Tolar, M.D., director of the Stem Cell Institute and vice dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School, has pioneered a procedure to help patients overcome this debilitating genetic disorder. Health Talk is sharing this story in observance of Rare Disease Day 2017. It was written by Nicole Endres and first published in University of Minnesota Foundation’s Legacy magazine.
“Just one more piece- why not? It’s the holidays!” Many of us allow ourselves one more slice of pumpkin pie, or cup of eggnog over the holidays than we typically would during other parts of the year.
Human crises both worldwide and close to home present a constant need for critical support by aid workers, medical staff and others headed to the scene to assist. Because of this, it is crucial that people are adequately prepared and educated to provide effective, efficient care for those in need.