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Health

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 ...

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 ...