What’s Happening in your Community

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Classes & Events


Chronic Kidney Disease Class

Community Education

Eau Claire, WI
9-10 a.m.
Albert Lea, MN
4 to 6 p.m.

My Night to Cook - Full

Youth & Family Programs

Rice Lake, WI
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
6-8 p.m.
Lake City, MN
7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Fairmont, MN
12-1 p.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

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

Journey Through Grief

Support Groups

Fairmont, MN
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Journey Through Grief

Support Groups

Mankato, MN
10 :30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

New Mom and Baby Group

Support Groups

La Crosse, WI
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Albert Lea, MN
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Rice Lake, WI

From The Blog


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

6 steps to enjoy Easter while managing weight

Are all the Easter goodies too tempting for your waistline? Hop to success with these six simple tips.

Elizabeth Lindsay By Elizabeth Lindsay April 16, 2019

Hoarding: Are we defined by our things?

Hoarding used to be referred to as collecting or saving items. Family members were sometimes called pack rats who seemingly never threw anything away. Whatever the term, people who participate in hoarding activities have gone from being virtually unheard of to almost being a household word.

Debra Klund, L.M.F.T. By Debra Klund April 15, 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

Take control of how much you eat

You may be unsure of how much you should eat to lose weight, and understanding portions can be tricky. Use these comparisons to help judge a healthy portion.

April 9, 2019

In The News

Recognizing 20 years of high-quality cancer care and support in Albert Lea

Event is dual celebration for Cancer Center anniversary and Relay For Life kick-off

April 19, 2019
Eau Claire earns Level 3 Epilepsy Center accreditation

As the only accredited epilepsy program in northwest Wisconsin, the accreditation certifies that Eau Claire ca provide a range of medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial services needed to tre...

April 17, 2019
Safely dispose of unneeded prescription drugs with local drug boxes

Unused or expired prescription medications can be disposed of correctly utilizing the free local drop box programs in your community.

April 17, 2019
Nurse practitioners seeing obstetrics patients in Springfield and Lamberton

OB Shared Care program partners family medicine providers with OB-GYNs.

April 12, 2019
New nurse practitioner joins Family Medicine team in Owatonna

Mallory Berry, C.N.P., is eager to work with patients and their families to improve and maintain their quality of life.

April 3, 2019
Prom trauma simulations deter students from drinking and driving

The simulated scene plays out annually at area high schools in northwest Wisconsin timed close to high-risk periods for drinking and driving, such as prom and graduation.

April 2, 2019
New providers join Orthopedics team in Red Wing

Abraham Sánchez, P.A.-C., and Amy McAlister, D.N.P., will also provide outreach services to Cannon Falls and Lake City.

April 2, 2019
Tips to avoid running-related injuries

Warm weather encouraging athletes to hit the streets earlier this year. 

March 27, 2019
Participate in organ donation awareness ceremony in Eau Claire

Pause to Give Life will be held at 10:08 a.m. on April 1.

March 19, 2019
Be safe when cleaning after flooding

Health-related tips people should be keep in mind when safeguarding their homes and families.

March 18, 2019
Fairmont welcomes new general surgeon

Kendra Kamlitz, M.D., now providing surgery services in Fairmont, with outreach in St. James.

March 15, 2019
Camp Wabi offered in New Auburn for kids wanting to achieve healthy weight

The camp in New Auburn, which runs from Aug. 4–11, is for kids entering sixth through 10th grades.

March 6, 2019


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