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Health

New Breast Center coming to NUMC

The New Ulm Medical Center is consolidating all breast care services into one comprehensive breast center. The center will be staffed by specialized breast health caregivers, technology and support that will allow women to make informed decisions about their breast health care. “We are ...

New dermatologist seeing patients at NUMC starting in October

Susan Rudolph, MD, is a board-certified derma- tologist who will begin her practice at New Ulm Medical Center in October 2019. According to Rudolph, patient education is the most important part of her practice. “I am big into education, especially when it comes to the diagnosis. I want to ...

Two new obstetrician-gynecologists join NUMC team

New Ulm Medical Center is expanding its women’s health team, adding two new obstetrician-gynecologists to help serve women and families throughout the region. Keary Johnson, MD For Keary Johnson, MD, the opportunity to be a small town doctor is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. He ...

Aim of NUMC’s sports medicine outreach: Keep local athletes healthy

For almost two decades, New Ulm Medical Center has provided sports medicine and athletic training to eight nearby high schools and colleges, including Martin Luther College (MLC). The NUMC care team includes athletic trainers Marcus Hopp, Max Pagel, Scott Mangen and Timothy Seifert, as well as ...

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

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Certification Course with Jeff Allerson, instructor When: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Washington Learning Center Media Center (door #1) Fee: $50 per person   A class for anyone who needs a course completion card for their ...

Be proactive to beat the odds of falling

Each year, millions of older adults fall, resulting in broken bones, head injuries or worse. Anyone can take a bad fall, but the risk of falling increases with age, along with the severity of the injury. Studies show that seniors take longer to recover from a fall, and falls often result in ...

New vascular clinic opens at NUMC

The vascular system, a network of veins, arteries and capillaries, affects every system of the body. It transports blood cells, nutrients and oxygen to tissues throughout the body and takes away waste and carbon dioxide. When something goes wrong with a blood vessel, like a blockage or ...

Backpack safety for kids

Now that school is in session, your child’s backpack is probably becoming the catch-all for everything — books, homework, snacks, sports gear and other belongings. It’s important to keep an eye on backpacks, not only to catch any moldy apples collecting at the bottom, but also to ensure ...

Why do women experience joint pain more than men?

Studies show that women are more likely to suffer from joint pain than men are; in fact 60 percent of all Americans affected by joint pain are women. Seems unfair, especially when joint pain restricts your ability to stay active and live your life to the fullest. There are some real reasons why ...

Heart of New Ulm Tobacco 21 Campaign coming this fall

Across Minnesota, from St. Peter and Mankato to Twin Cities’ suburbs and Duluth, Tobacco 21 (T-21) efforts are gaining ground. According to the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation’s Tobacco 21 website (tobacco21.org), as of May 2019, more than 34 Minnesota communities had passed laws to ...

Lauren Murphy, DO, to see patients at NUMC

New Ulm Medical Center is excited to welcome Lauren Murphy, DO, adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist in October of 2019. Murphy will be the first child and adolescent psychiatrist at New Ulm Medical Center, where she will practice part-time via telehealth. Telehealth is the use of ...

Telehealth: Transforming patient care in New Ulm

People in small towns and rural areas get the same illnesses that people in larger cities do, but they may not have access to the same kinds of doctors. That is changing in New Ulm, thanks to the expanding use of telehealth technology at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC). Telehealth technology, ...

Medicare Advantage: A seamless connection between body, mind & spirit

Imagine a scenario where your health care provider and health insurance company work together to ensure your experience is both efficient and meets your personal needs. One that provides coordinated care where your doctors, hospitals, specialists, and your health plan are all part of one ...

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 ...