What’s Happening in your Community

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Classes & Events


Sleep Apnea Support Group

Support Groups

Mankato, MN
5:15 p.m.

Weight Watchers

Community Education

Waycross, GA
11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
7-9 p.m.
Glenwood City, WI
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cameron, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Menomonie, WI
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rice Lake, WI
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Elmwood, WI
Weekdays during clinic hours
Chetek, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Barron, WI
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

From The Blog


College professor beats breast cancer with hometown team

Polly Browne, 54, a North Mankato, Minnesota resident and elementary education professor at Mankato-based Bethany Lutheran College, didn’t have symptoms, but she knew something wasn’t quite right with one of her breasts. An otherwise healthy person who had not long ago received a normal mammography report, Browne decided she needed to see her primary provider, Susan Laabs, M.D., Family Medicine.

January 16, 2017

Are you struggling to drink enough water daily?

Getting a sufficient amount of water in daily is a common struggle that I, and often others, have. In fact, not drinking enough water can become a difficult habit or pattern to break.

Arlene Hrdlicka, R.N. By Arlene Hrdlicka January 16, 2017

7 ways to combat coughs and colds

The next time you go to see your health care provider for an upper respiratory illness — a cough or cold — don't assume you'll get a prescription for an antibiotic. While antibiotics don't treat viral illnesses, you can use a these seven tips to help with recovery.

Emily Langer PA By Emily Langer January 10, 2017

Brace for it: When to use an ankle brace

Using ankle braces to prevent ankle injuries is becoming more common, and I’m often asked by coaches, parents and athletes if wearing an ankle brace is worthwhile.

Kurt Jacobson, L.A.T. By Kurt Jacobson January 9, 2017

Knitting group in Eau Claire make twiddle muffs for hospice patients

Hospice volunteer knitting group makes twiddle muffs for dementia patients.

January 6, 2017

Processed foods: What you should know

Processed foods have been blamed for the national rise in obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. But what exactly is a processed food, and is it really all that bad for you?

January 3, 2017

What a hospice nurse in northwest WI learned about talking turkey

Erin Shadbolt, nursing director for Home Health & Hospice in northwest Wisconsin, shares her experience with Advanced Care Directives

December 30, 2016

Winters don’t have to bring dry skin

Winter has snuck up on us, and everyone has begun to prepare for the cold, snow and ice. One thing we don’t always associate with winter weather is dry skin.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner December 28, 2016

What is the right care when my child gets ill today?

As soon as a child is not feeling well, parents begin to think of ways to alleviate symptoms and, ultimately, help their child’s symptoms resolve.

Kylee Anglemyer, N.P. By Kylee Anglemyer December 27, 2016

Vulvar health — Pay attention. Speak up.

The vulva is made up of mucous membranes, several glands, and highly innervated and sensitive skin and hair follicles. This makes it one of the most anatomically and physiologically intricate body parts. Vulvar health is dependent on many aspects of a woman's health.

Tarek Khalife MD By Tarek Khalife December 27, 2016
Becky DeLuca CNP By Becky DeLuca December 27, 2016

When grief goes unacknowledged

The holiday can be a difficult time for many, especially if you are dealing with unacknowledged grief.

December 22, 2016

Recipe: Painted desert chili mix in a jar

This healthy chili mix makes a great gift and is an excellent way to expose children to a variety of spices, smells and colors. It’s also a great way to teach children healthy food preparation habits (wash hands before beginning), math and measurement.

December 6, 2016

In The News

Caring for your bones

Osteoporosis presentation scheduled in Red Wing.

January 16, 2017
Chronic Conditions workshop available in Eau Claire and Menomonie

In a free six-week workshop, learn about managing chronic conditions to maintain an active and fulfilling life.

January 16, 2017
Fairmont, New Prague, St. James, Springfield and Waseca now offer 24-hour behavioral health services via telemedicine

Behavioral health services via telemedicine are offered in the emergency department. 

January 11, 2017
Snowshoe and winter hike events offered in northwest Wisconsin

Bundle up your family for a free winter hike or snowshoe events to be held in multiple communities in the coming weeks.

January 10, 2017
Dr. Robert Taylor honored to take command of new Army Reserve medical unit

Provider was named officer-in-charge of the 7405th Troop Medical Unit. 

January 9, 2017
Respiratory therapist in Osseo wins national award

Patrick Baker is the recipient of the Pulmonary Health and Illness of the Lung (PHIL) Award.

January 6, 2017
Diabetes classes offered in northwest Wisconsin

People 18 and older who have diabetes, prediabetes or live with someone who has diabetes are invited.

January 6, 2017
Take steps to prevent norovirus and other GI illnesses

Because there is no medication or treatment for norovirus, prevention of the illness is your best bet.

January 6, 2017
Albert Lea and Austin count baby blessings in 2016

See which names topped the list of babies born at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin.

January 4, 2017
Lymphedema support group offered in Rice Lake

Learn how physical therapy can alleviate lymphedema swelling on Tuesday, Jan.17.

January 3, 2017
First babies of the new year announced in Fairmont, Mankato and New Prague

Mayo Clinic Health System today announced the birth of the first baby of the New Year in its hospitals in Fairmont, Mankato and New Prague. 

January 3, 2017


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