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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.

Classes & Events

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
01/16/2017
7-9 p.m.

Car Seat Check

Community Education

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
02/02/2017
4-7 p.m.
La Crosse, WI
02/11/2017
Classes are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
La Crosse, WI
03/25/2017
Classes are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
La Crosse, WI
04/29/2017
Classes are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In The News

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

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 a 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

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.

August 16, 2016

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.

August 12, 2016

3 simple tips for healthier smoothies

Smoothies can be a nutritious treat, but remember — just because it’s called a “smoothie” doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Here are some tips for nutritious and filling smoothies.

August 9, 2016

Tips to prevent your kids from getting car sick

Packing up the kids for a road trip can be difficult. Making sure they are stocked with things to do to keep them occupied can be a tough battle on its own. If car sickness, a common type of motion sickness, is thrown into the equation, road trips can be even more of a struggle.

Jodi Breska MD By Jodi Breska July 26, 2016

Right care. Right place. Right time.

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible health care in a convenient and timely fashion. That’s why we offer expert care in a variety of settings. But how do you know what type of care to seek?

Ruth Bolton MD By Ruth Bolton July 7, 2016

Healthy habits are key to combating childhood obesity

Experts agree: Childhood obesity is a major problem. “About one-third of our pediatric patients are overweight or obese,” says Jennifer Brumm, M.D., a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. The issue is not just aesthetic.

June 13, 2016

Go play outside this summer, but be safe about it

Summertime means lots of outdoor time. No one wants warm weather fun to end due to an illness or injury. Here’s some advice to help you and your family stay healthy and stay out of Urgent Care, Express Care and the Emergency Department.

Patrick McGuire MD By Patrick McGuire June 8, 2016