Health Topics

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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

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

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

Helping Somalis connect with U.S. health care

When you get sick, you probably call your provider or message your care team. Sometimes, you are diagnosed over the phone and a prescription is sent to your pharmacy. This is a typical health care experience in the U.S., but to someone from Somalia, navigating our health system is a new, foreign experience.

June 8, 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

Manage your stress so it doesn’t manage you this summer

You may not think that summer and stress go together, but they often do. Routines frequently change, and downtime can lead to complaining and sibling squabbles. Summertime events, such as graduations, family reunions and vacations, come with their own set of stressors. So, what can you do to stress less and have more fun this summer?


Janice Schreier, M.S.W. By Janice Schreier May 18, 2016

Simple steps to help prevent skin cancer

In parts of the country where winter seems to drag on forever, spring and summer are exciting seasons. The air becomes warmer, the sun gets brighter and outdoor activities are frequent. Naturally, your skin’s exposure to the sun increases during this time of year, which results in a greater risk of skin damage, including development of skin cancer. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable.

Kevin Cockerill MD By Kevin Cockerill May 3, 2016

Follow the rainbow to your health

Instead of finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, like we were all told as children, what if you could find something even better? That something is your health. As we get older, we realize that our health can be worth more than a pot of gold, especially if we are confronted with a health concern or become sick.

Pamela Franz, R.N. By Pamela Franz April 12, 2016

Screening key to combating colorectal cancer

Outside of skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and will account for nearly 50,000 deaths in 2016, according to the American Cancer Society. Yet, prevention is very possible when combining proper screenings, healthy lifestyle changes and increased awareness.

Stephan Thome MD By Stephan Thomé March 1, 2016