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Men's Health

Do you know the top men's health threats? The list is surprisingly short — including heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury. Thankfully, most men's health threats are largely preventable.

In The News

Men’s health tips from a Mayo Clinic Health System expert

June is Men’s Health Month, making now an ideal time for men of all ages to evaluate whether or not they’re doing the right things when it comes to well-being.

June 20, 2016

From The Blog

6 tips for headache relief

It is common for adults to experience the tight aching pain of a tension headache occasionally. According to the World Health Organization, about 50 percent of all adults have regular headaches. They can slow you down or even stop you in your tracks. The pain can be intense or a dull ache and last a few hours or up to a couple of days. Regardless of your exact symptoms, you want relief.

Kerri Crank, N.P. By Kerri Crank April 27, 2017

Do I have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which you repeatedly stop breathing or have shallow breaths while you sleep. When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe.

Martha Yanci Torres MD By Martha Yanci Torres April 25, 2017

3 Tips for living well with chronic conditions

It can be a shock to be diagnosed with a long-term illness. You likely will deal with many different feelings following your initial diagnosis, and it’s important to learn how to effectively cope with the daily stresses of living with your illness.

April 24, 2017

State-of-the-art treatment for prostate cancer

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer have access to state-of-the-art radiation technology in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

April 24, 2017

Sleep is the foundation for healthy habits

Sleep provides the foundation for all our daily habits and decisions. A lack of quality sleep can negatively impact our mood as well as our ability to focus on daily tasks. To maximize your sleep health, here are some tips you can follow.

Martha Yanci Torres MD By Martha Yanci Torres April 5, 2017

Poor posture can cause shoulder pain

Did you know your posture can contribute to shoulder pain? A common shoulder condition seen in the physical therapy clinic is referred to as shoulder impingement. Learn how improved posture can mean less pain and greater range of motion.

Jessica Lawrence DPT By Jessica Lawrence March 8, 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

3 tips to keep burnout at bay

Humans aren't programmed to go through life without rest, solitude or downtime. With everything going on, it’s easy to get blindsided by stress and burnout. So, it’s important to beware of symptoms and acknowledge when your responsibilities start to become too much to handle. 

Tiffany Casper DO By Tiffany Casper November 9, 2016

Hunting and heart attacks

Your gear might be prepared for hunting season, but have you stopped to ask yourself if your body is ready?

Anthony Furlano DO By Anthony (Tony) Furlano October 13, 2016

Coloring is good for your health

What used to be known as a simple, fun activity for kids is now a tool for practicing good mental health. Coloring has recently become the newest craze, especially for adults. Although some are skeptical, many experts are confident in the therapeutic effects that take place when someone sits down with some colored pencils and paper.

Cassie Welsh, L.P.C. By Cassie Welsh August 17, 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

Men's health: Checkups and screenings are key

Historically, men have been hesitant to seek medical attention when something with their health seems awry. Additionally, men aren’t as likely as women to have preventive screenings and checkups with their health care provider. This is a problem, because early detection of a medical issue is the best way to improve effectiveness of condition treatment and management. In fact, delaying or avoiding a checkup or screening can lead to a treatable situation turning deadly.

Joseph Gee MD By Joseph Gee June 21, 2016