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What’s Happening in the Community

From heart surgery to hunting: Man back doing what he loves

Jim Hurt finds satisfaction in doing a good day’s work and spending time with his family. Both of those were threatened when he learned that he needed further testing of his heart during a routine physical.

June 28, 2017

Why are my periods so irregular, heavy and painful?

Menstrual cycle irregularities are common among women. The causes of abnormal bleeding depend on the age of the woman. For example, cancers are more common among postmenopausal women, while pregnancy-related bleeding is more common among reproductive-age women.

Fadi Yahya MD By Fadi Yahya June 27, 2017

A new me: Small steps lead to big changes

Pam Horlitz was in a place that’s familiar to many of us. She was tired and stressed. There were a few too many pounds on the scale. Many of us stay in that place. Horlitz, herself, had stayed there for years. But, two years ago, she decided to change, and she knew she needed help to do it.

June 26, 2017

A new me: Learning to live well with chronic conditions

Living with a chronic condition can be a challenge. Just ask Barb Welch. She lives with two of them. “I have diabetes and arthritis,” Welch says. “I have a lot of aches and pains.”

June 23, 2017

Play! It's good for your family's health

With summer in full swing and seemingly unlimited opportunities for kids to play, it’s a good time to remember that play isn’t just fun — it’s the foundation for healthy growth.

Hilary Kent, DPT By Hilary Kent June 23, 2017

5 tips for fitting in fitness

Sometimes, finding time to exercise can seem like a bigger challenge than your workout itself. But with a little planning, you can fit fitness into your schedule. Here are a few tips to help you get on the right track.

June 22, 2017

Maximize memory function with a nutrient-rich diet

What is the best recipe for maximizing memory? Research suggests following an eating plan that provides a healthier selection of dietary fats and an array of plant foods rich in phytonutrients. There still is a lot to learn about what makes a brain-healthy diet.

June 21, 2017

How to watch your weight during wedding season

It's that time of year again: wedding season. This can be a time of blissful happiness or a time that stretches the limits of self-restraint while trying to keep your health in check.

Gabriel Berendes MD By Gabriel Berendes June 20, 2017

From heart surgery to hunting: Man back doing what he loves

Jim Hurt finds satisfaction in doing a good day’s work and spending time with his family. Both of those were threatened when he learned that he needed further testing of his heart during a routine physical.

June 28, 2017

A new me: Small steps lead to big changes

Pam Horlitz was in a place that’s familiar to many of us. She was tired and stressed. There were a few too many pounds on the scale. Many of us stay in that place. Horlitz, herself, had stayed there for years. But, two years ago, she decided to change, and she knew she needed help to do it.

June 26, 2017

A new me: Learning to live well with chronic conditions

Living with a chronic condition can be a challenge. Just ask Barb Welch. She lives with two of them. “I have diabetes and arthritis,” Welch says. “I have a lot of aches and pains.”

June 23, 2017

After breast cancer, simple tasks become extraordinary feats

At 31 years old with a young daughter and the natural inclination to go, go, go, slowing down was hard for Lindsey Bruns to imagine. However, Bruns, a business owner and Mankato resident, was forced to reduce her daily pace when she was hit with two major life events in 2016. She fell off her horse and broke her hip in May, and in June, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

June 13, 2017

Learning how to smile again

At age 15, Temeka Wirkkala had been a rising star athlete at her high school in Red Wing, Minnesota. During a basketball game, Wirkkala went up for a shot, and her opponent took her to the ground. Upon landing, Wirkkala’s leg ended up behind her back.

June 12, 2017

Mohs surgery helps patient get an all clear from skin cancer

“Melanoma. That really got my attention.” That is how Mark Schoonover, 63, of Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin, describes the moment he learned he had skin cancer in August 2015.

June 5, 2017

Lucky to be with us

When an infant suffers a stroke in utero, the effects of the stroke can impact the child for life. If treated promptly, the complications from a stroke can greatly be reduced. Read on to learn how one La Crosse family was able to get the immediate help their child needed.

May 24, 2017

Mayo Clinic staff experiences collaborative care firsthand after stroke

The week after The Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, Dave Berg was feeling great. But he didn't realize he would soon be the beneficiary of coordinated care after having a stroke.

May 17, 2017