What’s Happening in your Community

Get the latest on what’s happening in your community, including classes and events, news and social media.

Classes & Events

Eau Claire, WI
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Enhance Fitness Class

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
7-8 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.

Therapeutic Chair Yoga

Community Education

Red Wing, MN
Wednesdays, 2 - 3 p.m.

Tobacco Cessation Groups

Support Groups

Austin, MN
5 - 6 p.m.

HEALTH Program for Weight Management

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
12-1 p.m.

Baby Cafe Austin

Prenatal & Parenting

Austin, MN
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Baby Cafe Lake City

Prenatal & Parenting

Lake City, MN
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Speaking of Health at VINE

Community Education

Mankato, MN
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Chippewa Falls, WI
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Elmwood, WI
Weekdays during clinic hours
Chetek, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Barron, WI
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

From The Blog


Tips for cooking for one or two

Cooking for one or two doesn’t mean you have to let your health go by the wayside and resort to meals of cold cereal, grilled cheese and canned soup, or microwave meals. With some helpful tips, you can be cooking healthy and efficiently for a smaller household in no time.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen October 17, 2017

Pump you up: Exercise with dumbbells

The CrossFit phenomenon has proven what Rocky Balboa always knew: You don’t need an expensive gym or sophisticated equipment to get in shape. If you’re willing (and able) to get pumped up, try these basic and effective moves for beginners.

October 16, 2017

Trying to get pregnant? Select a lubricant that is most helpful for sperm

Lubrication can be an easy way to increase comfort during intercourse. However, many couples who are trying to conceive don’t realize that lubricants can adversely affect sperm.

Alicia Ogle, N.P. By Alicia Ogle October 13, 2017

Treating your child's hearing loss

As an audiologist, I often work with parents who are concerned about their child’s hearing. Hearing loss is a huge concern for parents who understand it can impair speech and language skills as their child develops. The Baha system may be the right solution.

Katie Kendhammer AuD By Katie Kendhammer October 13, 2017

Holiday table topics: Know your family's health history

You know every detail of your parents’ first date and have your grandmother’s lefse recipe committed to memory. But when your doctor asks if anyone in your family has had heart disease, you draw a blank.

October 12, 2017

Breast cancer survivor wonders “What if?”

Tammy Jackson, a 55-year-old Eau Claire resident and breast cancer survivor, says she asks herself all the time, “What would’ve happened if I hadn’t made that phone call and booked that mammogram?”

October 12, 2017

Cyberbullying: What can you do?

Texting and social media can be a great way for kids to connect. However, they also can be avenues for bullying.

October 11, 2017

Back-to-school tips to help your child make the grade

A new school year is a great time to revisit goals and re-establish good habits — for kids and their parents.

October 9, 2017

Extend vegetable season with squash and zucchini

Squash and zucchini extend the summer vegetable season and are available in your garden or local farmers market through October.

October 6, 2017

New knee works like magic

Linda Bure of Austin, Minnesota, knew it was time to take care of her aching knee when she noticed her dog started to gain weight due to her inability to take him for a daily walk.

October 5, 2017

Too Embarrassed to Ask: Why are my periods irregular, heavy and painful?

Menstrual cycle irregularities are common among women. There are three common bleeding patterns, and each is associated with a number of causes.

Fadi Yahya MD By Fadi Yahya October 5, 2017

Staying positive, supporting others helps Cathy fight against breast cancer

When Cathy Klug was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, it came as a shock. The healthy, 43-year-old mom and school teacher had always taken care of herself and always enjoyed good health. But her positive attitude moved her forward as a true survivor.

October 5, 2017

In The News

2018 Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival to be held Aug. 4

Mayo Clinic Health System to partner with nonprofit Hope in the Valley

October 17, 2017
Urgent Care in Rice Lake to transition to Family Medicine

The change will be effective Oct. 28 and provide patients improved access to same-day care in Family Medicine.

October 13, 2017
Bariatric surgery program in Eau Claire earns national accreditation

The program is accredited as a Low Acuity Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.>/p>

October 10, 2017
Faribault welcomes new Family Medicine providers

Drs. Nadar Ali and Brian Wariboko are excited to join the practice and enhance care given to the community.

October 5, 2017
Scott Okuno, M.D., named Oncology medical director in northwest Wisconsin

Dr. Okuno also will assume the role of Cancer Coordinating Committee chair for all of Mayo Clinic Health System.

October 4, 2017
‘The A-Z Basics of Eating with Diabetes’

Free program offers tips on living a healthy life with diabetes.

September 29, 2017
Influenza vaccine offered in northwest Wisconsin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all people 6 months and older get influenza vaccinations.

September 29, 2017
Flu Vaccine Clinics

Flu vaccine clinics are available in Belle Plaine, Fairmont, Lamberton, Montgomery, Mankato, New Prague, Springfield, St. James and Trimont. 

September 27, 2017
Get vaccinated! It's your best protection against the flu

Vaccinations are available by appointment at Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Albert Lea, Austin, Faribault, Owatonna, Cannon Fall, Lake City, Red Wing, and affiliated regional clinics.

September 26, 2017
Robert Hyde, M.D. joins Emergency Department in Owatonna

Dr. Hyde will see patients and provide medical directorship services for the unit.

September 26, 2017
New providers welcomed to Family Medicine practice in Owatonna

Bradley Bohn, M.D., and Jessica Moertel, M.D., will help meet the growing primary care demand in the clinic.

September 26, 2017
PET scans now offered in-house in Eau Claire

Beginning in mid-November, Eau Claire will be the only health care provider to offer in-house PET scans.

September 25, 2017


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