Health

Do you have a fall athlete? Now’s the time for sports physicals

Sports physicals are required in Minnesota for all school athletes starting in seventh grade — and sometimes even in sixth. Check with your school about its policy. There’s a distinction. A sports physical is not as comprehensive as an annual physical, although it can be scheduled at the ...

New Ulm Birth Center offers comprehensive care to the region

Welcoming a baby into the world is an exciting time. You want to give birth in comfort, safety and with peace of mind. The New Ulm Medical Center Birth Center is here for you. “Our hospital consistently ranks in the top 20 in the nation among rural hospitals, according to the National Rural ...

Heart of New Ulm promotes safety for people walking and bicycling

With warmer weather upon us, people of all ages are out walking and bicycling. The Heart of New Ulm (HONU) continues to promote these activities as part of a healthy lifestyle for both children and adults. Two HONU action teams — the Safe Routes to School Action Team (SRTS) and the Coalition ...

HONU continues to develop long-term community projects

New Ulm Medical Center Foundation is the primary funder of the Heart of New Ulm (HONU) for 2019, 2020 and 2021, with additional funding provided by small grants. HONU leadership continues its work to develop a long-term funding plan and more than 80 community volunteers representing 35 ...

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

NUMC Blood Drive When: Wednesday, July 17; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: New Ulm Medical Center, 3rd Floor Auditorium. Registration: To schedule an appointment or for more information, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: New Ulm Medical Center Youth-Focused First Aid Training When: ...

Low-dose lung cancer screening available at New Ulm Medical Center

New Ulm Medical Center is offering low-dose lung screening to detect lung cancer early when treatment may work better. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. Each year more than 228,000 Americans are ...

Should you ban the tan?

When it comes to sun exposure, there’s no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Tanning and sunburn are your body’s physical response to DNA damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet light (UV). And damaged DNA can lead to skin cancer, including deadly melanoma. Skin cancer is the most ...

Coming soon:

Dermatologist Susan Rudolph, MD, will be joining New Ulm Medical Center Clinic in July. Learn more about her at wellness.allinahealth.org/Rudolph.

Legacy giving: One way to pay it forward

Would you like to help ensure that our community can benefit from the care and service provided by New Ulm Medical Center far into the future? “The availability of excellent health care locally is important to all of us, and one of the best ways to ensure our future is through legacy ...

MRI at NUMC: New and improved

On Wednesday, April 17, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine at New Ulm Medical Center was decommissioned to make room for a new and improved MRI. “The old machine has served us well,” said Nathan Groebner, MD, a radiologist and medical director at New Ulm Medical Center. “But ...

You don’t need to be an older woman to get osteoporosis

Unless you are a woman who has gone through menopause, you don’t have to worry about osteoporosis, right? Not quite. It’s true that women who are past menopause are at higher risk of osteoporosis, which is a decrease in bone density. But everyone’s bones naturally become weaker with ...

Medicare Advantage: The new plan that has you covered

With 2019 bringing a variety of new health plans to Minnesota – including Allina Health | Aetna Medicare Advantage plans – consumers are able to simplify their coverage and identify options for better care. Whether you’re just learning about Medicare or actively looking for a new plan, ...

Is your heel in need of healing?

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” —Leonardo daVinci Just think about it. Your feet contain nearly one-quarter of all the bones in your body, and each foot contains 33 joints. When these work together to help you stand, walk, run, jump and dance, the ...

How healthy are your bones?

Osteoporosis is a sneaky disease. Your bones can weaken significantly before you even know you have it. Many people don’t realize they have osteoporosis until they have a fracture. Because there may be no obvious symptoms of bone loss, it is important to talk with your doctor about whether ...

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 ...