Health Topics

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

Women's Health

Women's health — from leading health risks to PMS, menopause, breast health and more.

Classes & Events

Baby Cafe Mankato

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
05/25/2017
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Barron, WI
05/25/2017
4-8 p.m.

Childbirth Education – Tuesdays

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
05/30/2017
6-8 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
05/31/2017
7-9 p.m.

Breast-feeding Education Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Barron, WI
06/01/2017
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Breast-feeding Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
06/07/2017
6-7:30 p.m.
Barron, WI
06/10/2017
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Newborn Care Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
06/12/2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Birth Basics Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
06/15/2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
06/17/2017
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
06/27/2017
6-7 p.m.

In The News

Belle Plaine now offers OB-GYN services locally

Beginning April 20, Tarek Khalife, M.D., and Becky DeLuca, nurse practitioner, will begin providing obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) services in Belle Plaine.

April 14, 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
New OB-GYN physician joins New Prague

Tarek Khalife, M.D., started seeing patients Oct. 10, 2016.

October 20, 2016
Mammograms: The best test for your breast

One in eight U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

October 13, 2016
Fast-track hysterectomy in Eau Claire helps women head home quicker for recovery

A fast-track hysterectomy is designed to prepare women to go home after a short stay in the hospital, often hours after surgery.

February 12, 2016
New inpatient OB-GYN director named in Eau Claire

Registered nurse Christine Boe previously worked as nursing supervisor in Surgical Prep & Recovery in Eau Claire.

October 5, 2015

From The Blog

Too embarrassed to ask: Part 4

Making healthy lifestyle choices before you conceive can decrease your risk of complications during pregnancy and increase the chances of having a healthy baby. Making changes now will benefit you and your baby in the future.

Cynthia Haugsdal NP By Cindy Haugsdal May 22, 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

Making every Mother’s Day count

Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. Like most people, I never thought it would happen to me. Then one day, there it was — a lump.

May 11, 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

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

Too Embarrassed to Ask: Part 3

Menopause can be a blessing for those with a history of heavy periods and pelvic pain, but it also can be a curse for others with new-onset, frequent disturbing hot flashes, drenching sweats, sleepless nights, horrible mood swings, vaginal dryness and urinary disturbances.

Rubin Raju MD By Rubin Raju April 26, 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

Strengthening pelvic floor muscles can help prevent bladder leakage

Leaking urine from your bladder isn’t a normal part of being a woman. However, you may be lulled into thinking leaking is simply something you need to deal with. The best news is you can do something about it.

Kelly Feddema PT By Kelly Feddema April 11, 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

Convenience and exceptional care: When you know you’re in the right place

Pregnant with her third baby, Liz Kittelson was hoping for an exact repeat of her second pregnancy. But, during the third month, Kittelson learned she would have to transition her family’s care to another provider because her doctor would be leaving.

March 9, 2017