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Rural training in Willmar, Minn., offers valuable experience for future doctors (with video)

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WILLMAR -- Ingrid Anderson learned in medical school about carotid bruit, the noise made by turbulent blood flow when the main artery in the neck is narrowed from cardiovascular disease.


But she had never encountered the real thing until last month.

"It was 'Oh, my! I heard it,'" said Anderson, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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