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

Albert Lea, MN
6:30 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
Thursdays, 9-10 a.m.; Mondays, 2-3 p.m.

Morning Yoga

Fitness & Weight Management

Barron, WI
8:15-9 a.m.

Music and Movement

Youth & Family Programs

Bloomer, WI
10:15-10:45 a.m.
La Crosse, WI

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
7-9 p.m.
Mankato, MN
2 p.m. (third Monday of the month meets at 5 p.m.)

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
2-2:50 p.m.
Rice Lake, WI
Eau Claire, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Glenwood City, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours

Enhance Fitness Class

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
7-8 a.m.

From The Blog


A day in the life of Luna — a facility dog

Luna may not be a superhero but she's pretty close. Thanks to her warm brown eyes, big floppy ears and calming presence, she helps patients feel more comfortable and relaxed. Read about a day in the life of Luna.

November 14, 2019

Tips to help parents prepare kids for the flu shot

With cold and flu season here, a local health care expert has some helpful updates and reminders for parents to be aware of, especially with the holidays approaching.

Jennifer Marr DNP By Jennifer Marr November 13, 2019

What is physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is the growing specialty that treats impairments affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles. A physiatrist answers some FAQ. 

Jason Lee DO By Jason Lee November 13, 2019

New direction, talk therapy help woman with epilepsy regain zest for life

Janice Brien was anxious to get answers about her regular seizures. Enter her care team — ready to listen and provide solutions. With seizures under control, her zest for life has returned.

November 6, 2019

Yuck, I have the flu — now what?

Got the flu? Don’t worry quite yet. There are ways you can self-manage.

Ann Bischel, N.P. By Ann Bischel November 5, 2019

Tips for staying on track during 'national eating season'

Are you eyeing up the leftover Halloween candy? Or, planning the next holiday feast? These helpful strategies can keep the weight off and still allow you to enjoy the holiday festivities.

Pamela Franz, R.N. By Pamela Franz November 5, 2019

Enjoying new adventures thanks to bariatric surgery

Kathy Schmidt is trying new adventures and, most importantly, participating in life again after bariatric surgery. Read about her new outlook on life.

November 4, 2019

Treatment options for inguinal hernia repair

An inguinal hernia isn't necessarily dangerous, but it doesn't improve on its own and can lead to life-threatening complications. Learn about the two general types of treatment options for this common condition.

Christopher Johnson, M.D. By Christopher Johnson October 30, 2019

Dedication fuels star cardiac rehab patient

A new lease on life doesn’t always demand the impossible. Sometimes it just requires a set of simple decisions combined with a dose of consistency. Mark Clausen gets a new lease on life after his heart surgery and some dedication in cardiac rehab.

October 25, 2019

A doctor's warning about the dangers of vaping

Vaping first was said to be a safer alternative to smoking tobacco and eliminate the dangers of secondhand smoke. But that was wrong.

Graham King MD By Graham King October 17, 2019

Overcoming a genetic disorder, shyness and finding her place

Taylor Sturtz, a Project Search graduate, shares how she is handling a rare genetic disorder, overcoming shyness and finding her place.

October 17, 2019

11 tips for keeping safe during hunting season

For many, fall means hunting season, which can pose dangers and send hunters to the hospital or worse. Hunters should ensure they're educated about their surroundings and remember these 11 tips.

Eric Grube DO By Eric Grube October 15, 2019

In The News

Purple hats for a cause: Hats for newborns raise awareness of shaken baby syndrome

This fall, Mayo Clinic Health System Family Birth Centers in Barron, Eau Claire and Menomonie are participating with the Click for Babies program.

November 4, 2019
Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund partnering with Fairmont

Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund is partnering with Fairmont to benefit cancer patients in Fairmont and the surrounding communities. 

October 28, 2019
Barron to expand birth center, pharmacy

The birth center project include four new rooms for moms and their families, and the pharmacy addition will include a new retail pharmacy and over-the-counter retail products, as well as an expanded i...

October 14, 2019
Flu vaccine available in Northwest Wisconsin

Patients can self-schedule a flu vaccination appointment through Patient Online Services or call for an appointment.

October 11, 2019
Additional optometrists see patients in Eau Claire

Two additional optometrists now see patients at the Eye Care Center in Eau Claire.

October 9, 2019
Fairmont staff participating in active shooter training

Exercise is a collaboration with Martin County Emergency Management, Fairmont Police.

October 7, 2019
Additional optometrists see patients in Menomonie

Three additional optometrists now see patients at the Eye Care Center in Menomonie.

October 3, 2019
Technology making breast cancer screenings better, easier

While breast cancer is still the most common cancer among women, technology is making the screening process easier than ever.

October 3, 2019
Eau Claire expands Urgent Care services

Patients needing same-day care can walk in, meet with a nurse and be directed to the appropriate care for their needs.

October 2, 2019
New nurse practitioner joins Family Medicine team in Cannon Falls

Leah Lindbeck, D.N.P., looks forward to establishing herself in the Cannon Falls community and getting to know her patients.

October 1, 2019
Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing recognized for high-quality patient care

Awards are based on the results of a quality and accountability study that helps hospitals enhance patient care.

September 24, 2019
Flu vaccines offered by appointment in Southeast Minnesota

The best way to protect yourself and others from getting the flu is to get vaccinated each year.

September 23, 2019


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