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Children's Health (Pediatrics)

Pediatric medicine provides expert care for common problems to the most complex situations from birth through the teen years.

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La Crosse, WI
04/29/2017
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Childbirth Education

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Fairmont, MN
05/01/2017
7-9 p.m.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
05/04/2017
4-7 p.m.

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Mankato, MN
05/13/2017
1-3 p.m.
La Crosse, WI
07/18/2017
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mankato, MN
07/28/2017
4:30-7:30 p.m.
La Crosse, WI
08/15/2017
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
La Crosse, WI
08/21/2017
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

In The News

Camp Wabi registration open for kids who struggle with weight

In addition to traditional camp activities, kids entering grades six through 10 receive healthy lifestyle coaching for one hour a day by specialists. 

February 21, 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
Pediatrician Kahlie Hauser, M.D., joins Chippewa Falls

Dr. Hauser's professional interests include working with families on healthy living, and education on routine newborn care and what to expect.

August 9, 2016

From The Blog

Why schedule a back-to-school physical before school’s even out?

The current school year may not be over yet, but before you know it, it will be back-to-school season. Instead of waiting until later summer to schedule your child’s physical, now may be a better time.

Jane Byrd, M.D. By Jane Byrd April 21, 2017

Kids and sodium: Serious risks and alarming realities

When it comes to sodium intake among adults, the general consensus is that high consumption will increase risk of hypertension and stroke. How about children? Does a high sodium intake pose the same risks for children and adolescents as it does for adults?

April 18, 2017

Tips for temper tantrums

We’ve all been there. Your toddler is having a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store aisle. What do you do now? Truth be told, there is no perfect way to handle your child’s temper tantrum. These tips may offer some techniques you haven’t tried yet.

Chad Kritzberger MD By Chad Kritzberger March 2, 2017

Raising healthy eaters: Should kids clean their plate?

As parents, it can be tempting to control the types and amounts of food that children eat, but these well-intentioned actions can sometimes create feeding problems, such as overeating, rebellious eating and secrecy eating. Raising kids who are healthy eaters starts by becoming familiar with some typical eating behaviors of children.

Grace Fjeldberg RDN By Grace Fjeldberg February 28, 2017

Don't ignore infant fevers

Fever in an infant who is less than 3 months old is cause for concern. A fever in this age group can be a sign of a serious bacterial infection that requires urgent medical treatment.

Seth Gregory MD By Seth Gregory February 7, 2017

Practical ways to raise confident kids

A child’s confidence depends on hearing certain messages, and parents are in the best position to send them. Confident children know their own goodness, and that they are worthy of being loved and belonging with their friends and family.

Chad Kritzberger MD By Chad Kritzberger January 26, 2017

What you may not know about HPV

HPV (human papilloma virus) is a common virus among young adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 80 million Americans currently have the virus, and an additional 14 million will contract it each year.

Jennifer LeGare NP By Jennifer LeGare January 25, 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 these seven tips to help with recovery.

Emily Langer PA By Emily Langer January 10, 2017

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

Are video games and screens another addiction?

In our increasingly digitalized world, where most of us and even our children own electronic devices with screens, many parents and adults worry about the impact of screen use for themselves and their children. 

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham November 15, 2016

Are backpacks hurting your kids' backs?

The backpack is as much as a part of school life as homework. Kids use backpacks to carry everything they need. Unfortunately, the weight of everything they need stuffed into an improperly worn backpack may lead to sore joints and muscles.

Michelle Rein MD By Michelle Rein September 22, 2016

Sleep — An essential element of success for children

At the end of a wonderful summer and as families are returning to school and new routines, the question of “How much sleep does my child need?” might arise if you find your child is struggling.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham August 23, 2016