Health Topics

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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

Baby Cafe Mankato

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
06/29/2017
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
07/03/2017
7-9 p.m.

Car Seat Check

Community Education

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
07/06/2017
4-7 p.m.
La Crosse, WI
07/18/2017
9 a.m.-3 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.
Mankato, MN
10/27/2017
4:30-7:30 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

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 to manage ADHD in children

Does your child have difficulty focusing on an activity or seem impulsive in behavior? When symptoms are severe enough and cause ongoing problems in more than one area of your child’s life, it could be a sign of a neurobehavioral disorder, such as ADHD.

Renee Breland NP By Renee Breland June 1, 2017

4 important questions about measles

Measles is a childhood viral infection that can almost always be prevented by a vaccine. The infection is very contagious and replicates in the nose and throat of an infected child or adult.

Julie Pace RNCNP By Julie Pace May 16, 2017

Healthy habits for families

As a mother of two toddlers, I often feel like I’m not able to keep up the healthy habits I’d like for myself and my family. Here are 12 ideas for incorporating healthy behaviors into family life.

Alyssa Baker By Alyssa Baker May 16, 2017

Botox as a treatment for chronic migraines

People who suffer from chronic migraines know the debilitating pain. There are many different treatment options, including medications and Botox injections.

Scott Spritzer, D.O. By Scott Spritzer May 5, 2017

Protecting yourself against HPV

HPV is a viral infection with more than 100 different types in existence. Many of these infections go unnoticed and don’t cause any issues. Other types of HPV can lead to common warts we get on our hands and feet.

Lauren Havens DNP By Lauren Havens May 2, 2017

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