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U of M investigates two new treatments for restoring function lost to stroke

After suffering a stroke, the road to recovery can be filled with numerous obstacles and challenges. Fatigue, depression, difficulties communicating and a host of other issues can arise after the blood supply to a region of the brain falters. When it comes to rehabilitation planning and success, age, stroke severity and medical history can all play a big role.

Because so many patients never fully recover after a stroke, two University of Minnesota research teams have set out to find new solutions. They aim to help make life after stroke healthier and restore function lost to stroke.

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Is CrossFit doing more harm than good? U of M experts weigh in

You’ve probably seen information around CrossFit, a growing workout trend, on TV or among the posts occupying space on your friends’ Facebook timelines. Over the last few years CrossFit’s popularity has grown tremendously and in response, gyms dedicated to the practice have popped up all over the country.

For those unfamiliar with CrossFit, the training program involves a series of explosive movement patterns that require both athleticism and movement IQ. This video will give you a better idea of what we’re talking about.

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Phillips Neighborhood Clinic experience: Making a difference

Health Talk is highlighting University of Minnesota health professional students’ stories about their experiences at the U of M’s student-run Phillips Neighborhood Clinic.

Medical School student Chris Ryer highlights his experiences at the clinic in this final post in the series.

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