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What’s Happening in the Community

Monday Run Day 10: Fuel before exercise

Are you starting to feel like the “The Little Engine that Could?” As you continue to push yourself, remember that nutrition is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle.

March 24, 2017

Vagus nerve stimulation treatment for seizures

Medications and other treatments, such as a vagus nerve stimulator, can help people with epilepsy find seizure control.

Scott Spritzer, D.O. By Scott Spritzer March 24, 2017

Tinnitus and quality of life

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can be exceedingly bothersome and affect your quality of life. It is important to discuss possible management strategies with your audiologist and health care team.

Lisia Rollman AuD By Lisia Rollman March 23, 2017

Memory loss

A Mayo Clinic study asking participants 70 and older how their memory now compared with their memory of the past indicated that four out of five had trouble remembering people’s names.

March 22, 2017

With stroke, time is survival

What happened to my arm? Why can’t I walk right? What’s wrong with mom’s face? It’s drooping on one side and her words don’t make any sense at all. Stroke hits someone about every 40 seconds in the United States — and suddenly life is changed.

Andrew Reeves MD By Andrew Reeves March 21, 2017

Too Embarrassed to Ask: Is urinary incontinence in women treatable?

Women suffering from urinary incontinence often think it’s untreatable and something they have to learn to live with. Thankfully, this is not the case, and there are many options to treating urinary incontinence, including surgery.

Fadi Yahya MD By Fadi Yahya March 20, 2017

Monday Run Day 9: Balancing training and family

By now, you likely have put in hour after hour, day after day and week after week of training for this race. Have you found yourself begging family and friends for forgiveness while dedicating so much time to achieving your goal?

March 17, 2017

10 things you can do during a cryolipolysis procedure

Cryolipolysis, also known as CoolSculpting, is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that uses controlled cooling to eliminate fat cells underneath the skin that are resistant to diet and exercise. Here are 10 things you can do during your procedure.

March 17, 2017

Convenience and exceptional care: When you know you’re in the right place

Pregnant with her third baby, Liz Kittelson was hoping for an exact repeat of her second pregnancy. But, during the third month, Kittelson learned she would have to transition her family’s care to another provider because her doctor would be leaving.

March 9, 2017

Shedding pounds and saving cash: Bariatric surgery has life-changing benefits

Carrying extra pounds was costing Scott Decker money, and the extra weight was on track to cost him a lot more.

March 8, 2017

Community paramedic program cares for patients in their own homes

Getting anywhere, let alone to many medical appointments, is an exhaustive process — which is why Mike DiPasquale is so grateful for the new pilot Community Paramedic program in nearby Barron.

March 3, 2017

Far from lazy: Child’s dedication prevents eye damage

When Saydee learned that she had lazy eye and needed to wear an eye patch to help correct her vision, she realized that dedication was required.

March 1, 2017

Skipping sedation: A quicker colonoscopy

Deb Gunderson has natural curiosity and a love of medicine. It was for those reasons that the licensed practical nurse opted for a sedation-free colonoscopy when she was due to receive the important colon cancer screening.

February 21, 2017

First patient has TAVR heart surgery in Eau Claire

Until recently, 87-year-old Charles Kaeding of Augusta considered himself to be in fairly good health. However, that quickly changed when he noticed getting increasingly tired and becoming short of breath when exerting himself.

February 13, 2017

Heart attack patient lives to tell another fish tale

Rochelle Diercks was used to her husband’s fishing tales. But the tale he lives to retell from his annual fishing trip in June 2016 is even more unbelievable than any embellished story she’s ever heard before.

February 8, 2017

Wound care team, dedication help heal Eau Claire nurse

MaryAnn Pozarski has seen many patients and changes over the 40 years treating patients at Mayo Clinic Health System. But the most impactful change came when she needed care for a wound of her own.

Raeann Nargiz, N.P. By Raeann Nargiz February 2, 2017