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Nurses, respiratory therapists and pediatricians at New Ulm Medical Center perform a tracheal intubation on an infant mannequin during a familiarization simulation for the clinic’s virtual care cart that allows medical staff to communicate with each other in real time via an audio-visual platform. Dr. Mark Bergeron, a neonatologist at Children’s Minnesota, and Lori Bishotski, a neonatal nurse practitioner, watch from the virtual care cart while they are in the Twin Cities. New Ulm Journal photo by Gage Cureton

Virtual care comes to New Ulm Medical Center birth center

[New Ulm Journal, Oct. 31, 2019] Nurses, respiratory therapists and pediatricians at New Ulm Medical Center’s birth center raced to restore the breathing of an infant born prematurely Tuesday as doctors and specialists watched from the Twin Cities via a virtual care cart. Neonatologists and nurse practitioners from Children’s Minnesota watched and provided insight as […]

Creaky joints? When to seek help

[KARE 11, Oct. 30, 2019] As the cooler weather settles in, some of our bodies are making more noises than we’d like to admit. Many of us hear a snap, crackle or pop when we stand. In some cases, those noises are normal. But in other cases, the noise could be a sign that you […]

Change to Chill at the U of M YMCA

[KSTP-TV, Oct, 29, 2019] Change to Chill, Allina Health’s program to help teens manage stress in their life, is now at the University of Minnesota’s YMCA. The U YMCA is using Change to Chill techniques to help U students cope with college life.

New device helps prevent strokes

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 29, 2019] Ned Berube suffered his second stroke early this year. Thanks to his wife’s quick recognition of the stroke symptoms Ned was cared for quickly and made a full recovery. But still at high risk of another stroke, he went to Dr. Brian Miller, a vascular surgeon at Allina Health’s United Vascular […]

Are you ready for winter?

[MPR News, Oct. 28, 2019] Winter may not officially arrive for almost another two months, but the temperatures are already starting to take a dive. How do you deal with the cold, the snow and the ice? Allina Health family medicine physician Dr. Samuel Hanson Willis joined a panel on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss […]

New Ulm Medical Center has a lot to offer health care providers

New Ulm Medical Center has a lot to offer health care providers

[New Ulm Journal, Oct. 28, 2019] New Ulm Medical Center president Toby Freier says he is often asked, “How does New Ulm Medical Center continue to recruit talented physicians, when we keep hearing about a national shortage of providers?” We are grateful to have added 17 physicians and providers across 13 specialties since 2018. My […]

New Ulm Medical Center retiring doctor who delivered thousands of the city’s newborns

[KARE 11, Oct. 26, 2019] Dr. Marc Burkhart has played a key role in his community of New Ulm for 33 years. He’s been a part of several thousand lives from the moment they were born, as an OB/GYN at New Ulm Medical Center. Now, however, he’s retiring. Saturday, the New Ulm community made sure […]

Play for Patrick provides free heart screenings to teenagers and young adults

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 26, 2019] Next month marks five years since a 14-year-old hockey player collapsed on the ice in Brainerd and died. Patrick Schoonover was competing in the Blue Ox Hockey Bantam AA Tournament. Patrick had scored the first goal of the game before he collapsed. “He had two undetected conditions with his heart, and […]

What is anxiety?

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 22, 2019] About 50 million American adults experienced some sort of mental illness last year. Anxiety disorders were the most common kind. So, what is anxiety? Good Question. “It’s more than just worrying. It affects every aspect of your health,” said Allina Health psychiatrist Dr. Mirza Baig. “Anxiety is really kind of like […]

Intermittent fasting’s pros and cons for weight loss

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 19, 2019] Intermittent fasting is becoming more popular lately as a way to lose weight. Allina Health dietitian Amy Pleimling talked with WCCO News about different ways to do intermittent fasting and how it works.