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A Heart Attack, a Crash and Presto, Two Nurses Arrive

[Star Tribune, Aug. 29, 2009] A 60-year-old man, driving east on the 1600 block of Hague Avenue had crashed a Ford Explorer into a parked car in St. Paul’s Mac-Groveland area. He was buckled in. No pulse. Not breathing. A crowd gathered, but nobody was quite sure what to do, the couple said. Amy Sportel, […]

St. Francis in Top 10 for Health Care Value in State

[Jordan Independent, Aug. 23, 2009] St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee is among the top 10 hospitals in Minnesota for providing quality health care with efficient value, according to results of a study on Minnesota 2020, an Internet news site. Also on the list are Allina’s Cambridge Medical Center and Buffalo Hospital. Read the […]

These Programs Provide Parental Support

It’s long been said that children don’t come with instruction manuals. So where does a parent turn for support and guidance when needed?

Minnesota Preps for Seasonal Flu, H1N1

[KMSP-TV & KSTP-TV, Aug. 26, 2009] Minnesota health officials say they are ready to take on a difficult flu season , including seasonal flu and H1N1 flu, but they don’t know how bad it will be. State health officials said flu cases will depend on how well the vaccine for ordinary seasonal flu matches the […]

Senator Al Franken Visits Heart of New Ulm Project Screening

[Allina News, Aug. 19, 2009] U.S. Sen. Al Franken made a brief stop at a Heart of New Ulm (HONU) project screening Wednesday, Aug. 19. Franken expressed an interest in learning more about the project from a preventive health care and best practice aspect, in light of the debate taking place nationwide about health care […]

New Ulm Medical Center Welcomes Four New Providers

[New Ulm Journal, Aug. 26, 2009] Four new health care providers started working at New Ulm Medical Center this month. They are family medicine specialist Michelle Wilkening, MD; internal medicine/pediatrics specialist Jason Mohror, MD; and orthopedic specialist Duane Oftedahl, PA-C. New to the emergency department is emergency medicine specialist Luke Albrecht, MD. Read the full […]

Harlow Thankful for Getting a New Lease on Life

[Delano Herald Journal, Aug. 24, 2009] It is no small feat that Karl Harlow Jr. could paint a mural on the wall of Fran Stein’s Barber Shop in downtown Delano, Minnesota. Just this winter, Harlow, 53, was laying in a bed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in an induced coma. Read the full story on herald-journal.com.

Parker’s Blankets Let Children Help Provide Comfort

[Red Wing Republican Eagle, Aug. 24, 2009] When his Grandpa Jim Smith was hospitalized with pancreatic cancer, Parker Moan wrapped one of his blankies in Superman paper and gave it to his grandpa. It didn’t matter that Grandpa Jim was too ill to say anything. Parker knew—and the nurses confirmed—that his grandpa felt better having […]

Parker's Blankets Let Children Help Provide Comfort

[Red Wing Republican Eagle, Aug. 24, 2009] When his Grandpa Jim Smith was hospitalized with pancreatic cancer, Parker Moan wrapped one of his blankies in Superman paper and gave it to his grandpa. It didn’t matter that Grandpa Jim was too ill to say anything. Parker knew—and the nurses confirmed—that his grandpa felt better having […]

Good Question: Biologically, How Is A Man A Man?

[WCCO 4 News, Aug. 24, 2009] An 18-year-old South African blew away the competition at a track-and-field competition earlier this month. But her speed and build quickly raised questions about whether Caster Semenya is really a she. Why is it so difficult to tell if someone is a man or a woman? “When you really […]