Health

Gwen Mack, New Ulm’s lemon drop lady

Gwen Mack is known around New Ulm Medical Center as the lemon drop lady. She buys lemon drop candies for patients with cancer to help prevent dry mouth, a common side effect of chemotherapy treatment. However she gives much more than just sweet treats in her volunteer work in the New Ulm ...

Living with diabetes? Our team can help

Diabetes is chronic disease with far-reaching health consequences. But many people with diabetes can learn to manage the condition, allowing them to live a healthy life. That is good news, especially when you consider that 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes, or almost ...

Colon cancer screening: It saves lives

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and that’s a great reason to schedule a colon cancer screening. Fortunately, with colon cancer screening, you have options for how your screening is performed. Colon cancer screening helps doctors find intestinal polyps before they become cancerous. ...

Free heart valve disease screenings to be offered

While many people are familiar with heart disease and heart attacks, there’s another serious heart condition that impacts more than 5 million Americans, half of whom are age 65 and older. It’s called valvular heart disease (VHD), and it occurs when the heart valves do not work properly to ...

Spring 2019 Events, Support Groups & Classes at New Ulm Medical Center

Persistent Pain Support Group Date/Time: Twice monthly, 1st Monday at 1 p.m. and 3rd Monday at 6 p.m. Cost: Free Description: Come to support each other, learn pain management techniques, share what you have learned and encourage others. RSVP: Call 507-217-5348 for more ...

Busting mammography myths

This article originally ran as a blog post in Allina Health’s Healthy, Set, Go. It was authored by Heather Flannigan, Radiologic Technologist (RT) in Minneapolis. Read more stories like this at allinahealth.org/healthysetgo. People avoid mammograms for all kinds of reasons, maybe a lack of ...

Ten home remedies to relieve sinus pain and pressure

This article originally ran as a blog post in Allina Health’s Healthy, Set, Go. It was authored by Jessica Dehler, Physician Assistant (PA-C). Jessica specializes in family medicine and sees patients at the Allina Health Dean Lakes Clinic in Shakopee. Read more stories like this at ...

How to support loved ones through serious illness

This article originally ran as a blog post in Allina Health’s Healthy, Set, Go. It was authored by John E. Trusheim, MD. Dr. Trusheim is a neuro-oncologist and the medical director of Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health. Read more stories like this ...

The HPV vaccine: Boys need it too

This article originally ran as a blog post in Allina Health’s Healthy, Set, Go. It was authored by Amy McNally, MD. Dr. McNally is a gynecologic and surgical oncologist in St. Paul. Read more stories like this at allinahealth.org/healthysetgo. There is a lot of buzz about the importance of ...

Kelly Jarcho, CNP, now seeing patients at NUMC

Kelly Jarcho, CNP, says it is her patients’ resiliency that inspires her in her job as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. “Everybody has a story, and everybody has situations in their lives where they could use some help,” said Jarcho. “My patients’ resilience inspires me. The things ...

Meet local emergency medical services staff

New Ulm locals Justin Bruns and Kaylie Shaw were both drawn to a health care career with Allina Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS). As an emergency medical technician (EMT), Bruns assists paramedics when an ambulance is called for emergency medical care. With an EMT certification, Bruns ...

Preventing joint injury

Our joints are complex structures that allow us to do all types of movements, from knitting, walking, playing piano, and throwing a football to running a marathon. Injuries, strain from repetitive motion, obesity, some health conditions and the effects of aging can interfere with our joints, ...