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5 facts about prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Here are five things you should know about prostate cancer and prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests.

Melissa Nissen, M.D. By Melissa Nissen April 25, 2019

Menopause: Change of life Q&A

Menopause— often called the change of life — is a natural part of aging. Learn about signs, symptoms and treatment options.

John Smith MD By John Smith April 23, 2019

A day in the life of a child life specialist

A visit to the hospital can be a terrifying experience for children. Learn how Haley Bate, a child life specialist, helps the child and his or her family adjust to and cope with the environment and many events that happen during a visit to the hospital.

April 22, 2019

Teamwork and telemedicine used to save newborn's life

A month before her due date, Mary Beth Delong was rushed to the hospital to deliver her baby. When baby Reuben was born not breathing, the OB-GYN team in Eau Claire connected with Mayo Clinic experts via telemedicine to resuscitate him.

April 20, 2019

Changing the approach to pink eye

You wake up with a scratchy, red eye and goopy drainage — you have pink eye. Find out how self-care at home can be effective in treating this common eye ailment.

Jennifer Volk, N.P. By Jennifer Volk April 19, 2019

14 common food package claims

You want to eat healthy, but what does “healthy” on a package really mean? How many calories does an item labeled “calorie-free” have? Learn the meanings of common food package claims.

April 18, 2019

Why schedule a back-to-school physical before school’s even out?

The current school year may not be over yet, but before you know it, it will be back-to-school season. Instead of waiting until later summer to schedule your child’s physical, now may be a better time.

Jane Byrd, M.D. By Jane Byrd April 17, 2019

Can probiotics boost vaginal health?

Probiotics can do more than aid digestion. Studies have shown that regularly taking oral probiotics may help prevent recurring vaginal infections. Get tips and precaution for taking probiotics.

Carla Toft, C.N.M. By Carla Toft April 17, 2019

Teamwork and telemedicine used to save newborn's life

A month before her due date, Mary Beth Delong was rushed to the hospital to deliver her baby. When baby Reuben was born not breathing, the OB-GYN team in Eau Claire connected with Mayo Clinic experts via telemedicine to resuscitate him.

April 20, 2019

Waseca man walking tall after spinal surgery

Gyles Randall's troubles started more than 10 years ago with nerve pain through his waist, buttocks, legs, calves and ankles, which he lived with for years until he couldn’t ignore the pain any longer. Like many patients with radiating leg pain, Randall was surprised to be referred to a neurosurgeon. But that referral has made a world of difference for the Waseca man.

April 9, 2019

Mohs surgery helps patient get an 'all clear' from skin cancer

“Melanoma. That really got my attention.” That is how Mark Schoonover, 63, of Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin, describes the moment he learned he had skin cancer in August 2015.

April 2, 2019

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.

April 2, 2019

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.

March 28, 2019

Woman heals using hyperbaric oxygen therapy

After Grace Andersen was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent a transplant, she developed bladder inflammation caused by a bacterial infection. When medications didn't work, she tried hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

March 22, 2019

A new me: Learning to live well with chronic conditions

Living with a chronic condition can be a challenge. Just ask Barb Welch. She lives with two of them. “I have diabetes and arthritis,” Welch says. “I have a lot of aches and pains.”

March 13, 2019

Diabetes education classes lead to improved quality of life

Ken Moore had lost his get-up-and-go. His wife said he had no motivation and should see a doctor. That's when he learned he had Type 2 diabetes.

March 12, 2019