Making a difference: Regina Hospital physical therapist helps in Peru

[Hastings Star Gazette, Dec. 7, 2017] A local physical therapist from Regina Hospital recently spent a week in Chiclayo, Peru, distributing wheelchairs to people in need. Anna Mangan was part of a team of mechanics, therapists, support staff and seamstresses who served 208 people in the last week of October. “I saw many individuals hadn’t […]

A new vaccine for shingles

[KARE 11, Dec. 5, 2015] If you’ve ever had or known someone who’s had shingles, you know it’s nothing you or they ever want to experience again. Unfortunately the painful rash, which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, will affect nearly 1 in 3 people in their lifetime. The good news, is […]

Unique weather conditions make for longer, tough allergy season

[KMSP Fox 9, Nov. 28, 2017] Even though it feels nice out, the warm temperatures are elongating this year’s fall allergy season. It’s an odd fall mix heading into the holiday season. Dr. Pramod Kelkar, an allergist at Allina Health Clinics, says that when temperatures are warmer and it’s windy and wet outside, that’s going […]

Postpartum depression in men

[KARE 11, Nov. 27, 2017] New moms may not be the only ones at risk of getting the “baby blues.” According to a new study out of Sweden, 7-10 percent of new dads report feeling postpartum depression symptoms, too. Tina Welke, a therapist at The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children’s Minnesota, stopped […]

Lung cancer survival rates improving

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 25, 2017] There’s new hope for lung cancer patients. New research shows lung cancer survival rates are improving. Thoracic surgeon Dr. Matthew Graczk, from Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO-TV News about the latest in lung cancer treatments.

New study casts doubt about heart stents

[KARE-TV, November 13, 2017] More than half a million Americans get heart stents to treat chest pain every year, but a new study finds the popular procedure may not be as effective as once thought. Dr. M. Nicholas Burke, a cardiologist with Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern, stopped by the KARE 11 News at […]

Journal photo by Clay Schuldt. New Ulm Mayor Bob Beussman, left, reads a proclamation as part of celebrating the New Ulm Medical Center as Industry of the Year. At right is NUMC President Toby Freier.

New Ulm Medical Center honored as Industry of the Year

[The Journal, November 15, 2017] The New Ulm Area Chamber paid tribute to one of the community’s most important businesses Tuesday night: the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC). A special banquet dinner was held in honor of NUMC at the New Ulm Event Center. The NUMC is the first business to receive the New Ulm […]

Cousins born minutes apart at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Nov. 9, 2017] Two brothers became fathers just minutes apart at The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul today. KSTP-TV News came to meet the families and the new cousins.

Christmas music — love it or hate it

[KARE 11, Nov. 9, 2017] A new study shows that for some of us, Christmas music can be pretty annoying, particularly if you work in retail. KARE 11 talked to Allina Health Clinic psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel about why that is.

Rare medical alliance boosts care in northwest metro

[Star Tribune, Nov. 7, 2017] Ann Losness didn’t want to go back to Mercy Hospital Unity Camps after a four-day stay for heart problems, and the hospital didn’t want her back either. They had gotten along fine — but return visits can be frustrating, expensive and ultimately preventable if hospitals adequately prep patients to go […]