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Keep walking with knee replacement surgery

More than 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. One of those 600,000 knees belonged to New Ulm resident John Covington. This past February, Covington finally got to say goodbye to a life with ...

A family gift that keeps on giving

New Ulm Medical Center’s future looks bright thanks to an influential gift from a generous family. A $50,000 donation to expand the Neurology Center was made by the Fenske family. This donation was given in Harold and Betty Fenskes’ name. Harold Fenske was a long-time health care leader ...

What NOT to eat when you’re pregnant

This article originally ran as a blog post in Allina Health’s Healthy, Set, Go. It was authored by Keary Johnson, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist at New Ulm Medical Center. Read more stories like this at allinahealth.org/healthysetgo. Congratulations, you’re going to have a baby. ...

The Breast Center at NUMC

Felicia Kehoe never planned on getting breast cancer. It came to her as a scare the day after her 26th birthday. “I found a lump when I was doing a self-examination,” said Kehoe. “I went to the clinic and found out it was Stage 3 invasive breast cancer. It was terrifying.” New Ulm ...

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

New Ulm Stroke Support Group Date/Time: Second Tuesday of each month from 10 - 11 a.m. Cost: Free Description: Come to support each other, learn, share what you have learned and encourage others. Location: New Ulm Medical Center Board Room, First floor behind Coffee Shop RSVP: Call ...

Varicose veins are easy to treat

Many people think varicose veins are just a summer problem, when you are most likely to wear shorts and skirts. However, varicose veins are more than just cosmetic challenges to be overcome. Kellie Newman, MD, general surgeon with New Ulm Medical Center, sees patients for a variety of ...

Medicare Enrollment happening now through Dec. 7

Making a decision on the type of Medicare coverage that is right for you is an important decision. Individuals should seek the advice of a licensed health insurance agent or an agency specializing in health insurance information when making a decision on the right Medicare coverage. For ...

Prediabetes: Are you the one in three?

This article originally ran as a blog post in Allina Health’ Healthy, Set, Go. Read more stories like this at allinahealth.org/healthysetgo. Being diagnosed with prediabetes means your body is not metabolizing glucose (blood sugar) as effectively as it should. Today, one in three ...

Allina Health New Ulm Pharmacy: A competitive option

Allina Health New Ulm Pharmacy proves that good things do come in small packages. Although it may seem like a small establishment, its services, prices and care make it a big competitor within the community. “Our services our top-notch,” said Jenifer Kalis, pharmacist in charge. Kalis ...

How an AED helped save a life

When it comes to a cardiac episode, every second counts. One New Ulm resident learned this valuable lesson earlier this summer at the New Ulm CrossFit, but thanks to the help of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and some quick thinking, not a second was wasted, and he lived to recount ...

New Ulm Emergency Department: Where quality care and real-world training meet

Every day looks different for the New Ulm Emergency Department. Brittany Brindle, MD, knows this better than anyone. As an Emergency Department physician, Brindle works with her team to provide first-rate care during an often very stressful time for patients. “Even though we’re a small ...

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 ...