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Stomach Pain
Steps to prevent norovirus

The end-of-the-year holidays are perfect for family gatherings, shopping excursions and workplace potlucks. These, in turn, can lead to an uninvited guest: norovirus, which causes people to become sick with cramping, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus.

Patient Stories

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Hospice patient gets a special visit from Chi Hi football players

Phil Pitsch is an avid a sports fan as they come. A former three-sport athlete and standout running back for the Chippewa Falls High School Cardinals, Pitsch, 81, follows Chi-Hi football games to this day

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.

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Women’s health: Education is the answer Women’s bodies experience many changes over a lifetime, so it’s never too late to educate yourself about what to expect.
Improving the way we care for you This issue of Hometown Health focuses on women’s health care. That’s a broader topic than you might think. We know that some health conditions are unique to women, others disproportionately affect women, and still others present with different signs and symptoms in women. It’s important for women and their health care teams to be aware of these differences.

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