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Post-race recovery tips for runners

You’ve just finished a marathon or other running event — now recovery begins. So, let’s break it down into three different phases. Here's what you need to do after you finish, 12-24 post-race and  2-3 days post-race.

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Mike Krueger
Determination, willpower help Mike Krueger manage diabetes

Mike Krueger’s life began to change before he even knew it. With twin grandchildren soon to be born, Krueger’s wife, Bev, urged her husband to go in for his Tdap vaccination and a physical back in March. At that appointment, Kelsey Nylander, D.O., Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield family physician, conducted some regular blood tests. One of those tests indicated Krueger’s blood sugar was elevated. In fact, he had type 2 diabetes.

Chance discovery leads to baby’s successful surgery

Mandy and Tyler Leopold, of Austin, Minn., adopted Elliana at birth. She was born May 3, 2013, and her infancy was completely normal until 16 months.

One shake is all it takes

Kelsie Kuyath was at work when she received a phone call that would change her life. Her then-husband was on the line, telling her that their youngest daughter, 4-month old Kyra, was having a seizure.

Patient returns home quickly thanks to Home Health

If given the choice, most people steer clear of hospitals. But if you have to go, the next best thing is returning to the comforts of home as soon as possible. That’s where Mayo Clinic Health System’s Home Health services come into play, by providing care when medical support is needed at home.

Darkness brings a new perspective on Chippewa Falls resident’s way of life

Renee Kuester-Sebranek, Chippewa Falls, wasn’t born blind, but she was aware at 17 that her vision would slowly decline and lead to blindness at some point in her adult life.

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Mayo Clinic Children’s Center

This year, Mayo Clinic celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Mayo Clinic Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital. However, Mayo Clinic’s history in caring for children, both locally and across the region, began long before the creation of the children’s hospital.

Pet dog brightens days of hospice patients

Cindi Thurston, hospice volunteer, is part of the pet therapy team at Mayo Clinic Health System. She and her partner, Watson, travel to homes and nursing facilities in the Chippewa Valley visiting with hospice patients. Read her story...

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