What’s Happening in your Community

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Classes & Events


Snowshoe and Winter Hike

Youth Programs

New Auburn, WI
1-2:30 p.m.
Mondovi, WI
During clinic hours
Albert Lea, MN
6:30 p.m.

A New Me – Healthy Balance Matters

Fitness & Weight Management

La Crosse, WI
5:15 p.m.
Cannon Falls, MN
10:30 to noon

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Albert Lea, MN
6 p.m.
Mankato, MN
2 p.m. (third Monday of the month meets at 5 p.m.)

Mondays in Motion

Youth Programs

Menomonie, WI
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Therapeutic Chair Yoga

Community Education

Cannon Falls, MN
Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Elmwood, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Rice Lake, WI
Chetek, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours

From The Blog


Get a quick start on better heart health

Since February is American Heart Month, it’s a great time to think about the health of your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. Fortunately, small changes can make a difference when it comes to improving your heart health.

Anita Inveiss MD By Anita Inveiss February 20, 2018

Mindfulness meditation: Improve your quality of life

Meditation is a simple, quick way to reduce stress that you can do wherever you are. Listen to audio files to mindfulness, breathing practices and meditation.

February 19, 2018

Taking control of nosebleeds

At least once in a lifetime, almost everyone will experience a nosebleed. They are fairly common for adults and children, especially during dry winter months. Why do nosebleeds occur?

Thomas Lowry, M.D. By Thomas Lowry February 16, 2018

Camp Wabi: Parent Q&A

Sending your child to a summer camp for a week can be frightening for you and your child, especially if it’s their first time. You may have questions, and we can answer them for you.

February 16, 2018

Support increases weight loss success

Losing weight is hard. Doing it alone, though, is even harder. When you choose to diet and exercise on your own, you are the only one to hold yourself accountable, which makes it easier to ease up on your health journey.

Pamela Franz, R.N. By Pamela Franz February 15, 2018

Food intolerance or food allergy?

Food intolerances are very common. In fact, many people often confuse food intolerance with food allergies. However, they are different. Learn how to distinguish between the two.

Victoria Louwagie PAC By Victoria Louwagie February 13, 2018

Why you should screen early and vaccinate against cervical cancer

Did you know that cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of death in women? Find out what changed and how you can help protect yourself or your family against it.

February 12, 2018

Energized for new year after heart surgery

Barbara Vinck says she wasn't herself and had no energy. A stress test and echocardiogram revealed Barbara had multiple issues with her heart.

February 8, 2018

Q&A: It's never too early to develop heart-healthy habits

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for adults in the United States. However, there are several steps you can take to lower your risk of heart disease. Lauren Havens, nurse practitioner with Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, shares her thoughts about thinking heart healthy, especially at a young age.

Lauren Havens DNP By Lauren Havens February 7, 2018

Hospice patient attends Green Bay Packers football game

Lon Putzer’s hospice care team learned about his love for the Green Bay Packers and facilitated a trip to see the team play.

February 2, 2018

The (heart)beat goes on for Dave Andros after cardiac arrest

Dave Andros has a new perspective on life after beating the odds following his sudden cardiac arrest at the gym.

February 1, 2018

Back behind the wheel after epilepsy diagnosis

Jake Weiss experienced what he thought were panic attack symptoms like none before: His head turned, his torso twisted abnormally, his limbs stiffened and he stopped breathing. He was having a major seizure, and his panic attacks were actually smaller seizures.

January 31, 2018

In The News

Valet parking services coming soon to Cannon Falls

Valet services will be available free of charge to patients, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

February 23, 2018
Health care career scholarships available in Fairmont

Application deadline is April 6, 2018. 

February 22, 2018
Registration opens March 1 for Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival

Online lottery registration for the fourth annual festival in Eau Claire begins March 1.

February 20, 2018
Clinic in Adams, Minnesota, to close May 18

Patients will receive a letter notifying them of their options for receiving care.

February 19, 2018
Fairmont expands orthopedics services

Three orthopedic surgeons now providing outreach services in Fairmont.

February 16, 2018
Eau Claire welcomes new physician assistant in Cardiology

Danielle Goodrich is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

February 16, 2018
New Prague welcomes new urologist

Ken Smith, M.D., Ph.D, sees patients every Wednesday for urology services.

February 12, 2018
New CT scanner being installed in Albert Lea

Latest investment brings enhanced imaging to community.

February 9, 2018
Scholarships offered to high school seniors in Albert Lea service area

Available to graduating high school seniors who are interested in pursuing an education in health care. 

February 9, 2018
Scholarships offered to high school seniors in Austin service area

Scholarships will be provided on the basis of leadership, commitment, character and academic ability to students interested in pursuing an education in health care.

February 9, 2018
Barron physician receives focused hospital medicine certification

Robert Peterson, M.D., was board-certified in Focused Practice Hospital Medicine Maintenance.

February 9, 2018
New Prague welcomes new primary care provider

David Dare, M.D., started seeing patients Jan. 29.

February 5, 2018


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