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Seasonal affective disorder explained

Are you starting to feel a little blue this winter? Long, dark days can affect your mood. Learn about seasonal affective disorder and how you can manage the symptoms.

Kyja Stygar, M.D. By Kyja Stygar January 16, 2018

Awareness and intervention help with suicide prevention

Suicide is a serious problem. Suicide is a human problem and affects people in all walks of life, culture and socioeconomic status. It’s the second leading cause of death for individuals ages 10-34 and the fourth leading cause of death for those ages 35-54. Suicide is preventable. Most people want to live — they’re simply unable to see alternative solutions and feel stuck.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf January 16, 2018

Too dry for tampons: Now what?

No one looks forward to their menstrual cycle and the pain and other symptoms it brings with it, but what if you’re too dry to use tampons to combat the bleeding? There are a few factors that can cause dryness and a few ways to treat the problem.

January 11, 2018

Back on the road again

Lisa Luskey-Lestrud, 47, was no stranger to living with chronic pain. At just 15, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. While some may have given up on keeping an active lifestyle, Lisa continued doing the things she loved, which included playing softball on her high school team.

January 9, 2018

Winter health issues: Allergy or common cold?

For many people, cooler seasonal temperatures not only signal the start of winter but also an increase in cold activity. However, did you know a sore throat or runny nose may be something other than a common cold?

Joni Mirehouse PAC By Joni Mirehouse January 9, 2018

Molecular breast imaging FAQ

You may be hearing about a new breast cancer screening test for women with dense breast tissue called molecular breast imaging or MBI. It is a fundamentally different approach to breast imaging than mammography.

Richard Ellis MD By Richard Ellis January 3, 2018

Choose the birth control that’s best for you

Choosing the right birth control can be tricky. Many factors go into selecting the option that’s right for you.

December 29, 2017

Weight loss: Change your attitude, change your outcome

Feeling discouraged about losing weight? Setbacks and struggles can make your weight loss journey that much harder. Allowing those to change your attitude about the journey can be detrimental to your health.

Pamela Franz, R.N. By Pamela Franz December 28, 2017

Back on the road again

Lisa Luskey-Lestrud, 47, was no stranger to living with chronic pain. At just 15, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. While some may have given up on keeping an active lifestyle, Lisa continued doing the things she loved, which included playing softball on her high school team.

January 9, 2018

Care teams: A family affair

Wellness is a family affair for Katie Meyer. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin, woman, her two children and mother see the same physician and care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and have for the past decade.

December 21, 2017

Young man in Red Wing survives an older man's emergency

"After an hour, I realized I couldn’t text anymore,” says Larsen. “I was trying, but I couldn’t form the words. It was strange to see the letters coming out wrong — I work in the Emergency Department, so it became clear what was happening. I was having a stroke."

December 15, 2017

Around for the long haul: Weight loss success

Like many busy adults, Kasie Von Haden was always putting her health at the bottom of her priority list. Then came her wake-up call.

December 5, 2017

Rolling with the punches: Great medical care under unfortunate circumstances

Though the saying “I don’t have time to be sick” is well-known, some health complications create a tough road to recovery regardless of how busy life is. Paula West learned that the hard way.

December 1, 2017

Quarterback shuts out Type I diabetes

Between school, football, farming and living the life of a high school senior, Jack Gadient manages Type I diabetes, which he was diagnosed with when he was 7.

November 30, 2017

Giving thanks for special care

Jess Pederson didn’t think she would ever be able to have a baby. Her journey to motherhood was a long one, marked with struggle and heartache along the way.

November 20, 2017

Postpartum depression: Not something you just get over

After her second child was born, Alethea Clark thought she just had the baby blues and it would pass. But as time went on, the situation became more serious.

November 15, 2017