Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

Emergency Medicine

Often life-or-death situations, emergencies are when patients need medical care most. Not all emergencies are avoidable, but there are measures you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing a medical emergency.

Classes & Events

Stroke Support Group

Support Groups

Mankato, MN
09/14/2017
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In The News

St. James maintains level 4 trauma designation

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently designated St. James as a level 4 trauma hospital. 

July 6, 2017
Local leaders from New Prague attend Homeland Security Training

Six team members attended the week-long response training for disasters, hazards and terrorist attacks.

December 16, 2016
Farm Safety Tips

In anticipation of the upcoming harvest season, it’s important for those in the farming community to be well prepared and safe.

September 13, 2016

From The Blog

Quick medical attention helped Eau Claire stroke survivor

“It was like a light switch went off.” That is how Mark Diers describes how he felt on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. He was at work at a retail store when, suddenly, he had trouble speaking and couldn’t make his right hand work correctly.

May 26, 2016

Staying safe in your tree stand

Tree stand injuries are common throughout the hunting season. In fact, a study by the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) found that one in every three hunters who hunts from a tree stand will fall at some point in their hunting career. With archery and crossbow deer hunting in full swing and gun season approaching, it’s time to re-establish safety practices to prevent accidents from occurring.

Eric Grube DO By Eric Grube September 25, 2015

Should super glue be in your first aid kit?

Super glue has a long track record of fixing things that are broken. But what happens when that broken thing is you? Could you use super glue on yourself?

Paul Horvath, M.D. By Paul Horvath August 3, 2015

Mick Caron's miraculous recovery gets him to graduation on time

Mackenzie “Mick” Caron remembers very little of the evening of Jan. 29, 2015, but his parents will never forget it.

May 29, 2015

Clint Brown credits his survival to "a truckload of miracles"

On July 31, 2014, Clint Brown started the day as he had so many days before: with a bike ride. But the peaceful ritual was shattered shortly after 6 a.m., when a driver surfing the web on his smartphone plowed into Brown from behind. He was thrown over the vehicle and landed 200 feet in front of the point of impact. The force nearly severed his legs and right arm, and left him with a host of other serious injuries. Providers in St. James and Rochester collaborated to save his life.

May 20, 2015