What’s Happening in your Community

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Classes & Events

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Eau Claire, WI
04/20/2018
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music and Movement

Youth Programs

Menomonie, WI
04/20/2018
10-10:30 p.m.

Enhance Fitness Class

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
04/20/2018
7-8 a.m.
Glenwood City, WI
04/20/2018
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Chetek, WI
04/20/2018
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Barron, WI
04/20/2018
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Elmwood, WI
04/20/2018
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Osseo, WI
04/20/2018
7-8:30 a.m.
Chippewa Falls, WI
04/20/2018
Rice Lake, WI
04/20/2018
Mondovi, WI
04/20/2018
During clinic hours
Menomonie, WI
04/20/2018
Weekdays during regular clinic hours

From The Blog

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Access medical information, care team with Patient Online Services

It’s a pattern that is all too familiar to many patients: You have a visit with your provider regarding an important health concern only to return home and forget the details of your diagnosis or treatment plan. Now, how do you find the time in your busy day to contact your provider?

April 18, 2018

Is a do-not-resuscitate tattoo a valid advance directive?

With the growing popularity of tattoos, you may wonder if a tattoo is the best way to express health care wishes.

James Deming, M.D. By James Deming April 16, 2018

Running Q&A: Choosing the right distance, increasing miles and more

Nothing gets me more motivated than signing up for a race, putting it on the calendar and working toward that goal. My excitement about marathons and running means I tend to get a lot of running-related questions from friends and coworkers. Here are some of the most common questions I get and my thoughts.

Christopher Crocker PAC By Chris Crocker April 16, 2018

Designing your taper to maximize your potential on race day

An important piece of training that many new runners forget to calculate into their program is the taper. Taper is the reduction in training load before a competition in order to optimize performance on race day.

April 11, 2018

The space in between grief and growth

Growth is never easy, and it almost always requires pain along with joy. It is in the space between joy and sorrow that our hearts are strengthened and our bonds renewed.

April 5, 2018

Calming your pain: Is it possible?

When you hurt your back it’s common to assume the pain is stemming from your back, but did you know the pain could be caused by any part of your body that is compressed, stretched, or has reduced blood flow? Learn how you can calm pain.

Carol Gardner PT By Carol Gardner April 2, 2018

Tips to keep runners hydrated

The National Academy of Medicine determined that adequate intake for men is roughly 13 cups and women is nine cups per day. For athletes, the thirst mechanism can be an unreliable signal to drink. Your observed thirst may be reduced because you’re focusing so much on the activity in which you’re participating.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin April 2, 2018

One woman's addiction journey

Suzanne first tried alcohol as a teenager and did not like the taste. As a college student, she enjoyed the way it made her feel. And, as a married adult with children, it became a problematic situation.

Tyler Oesterle MD By Tyler Oesterle March 29, 2018

Troubled by knee arthritis but not ready for knee replacement? Here are 5 alternatives

Millions of Americans suffer from knee arthritis, which eventually leads to knee replacement surgery. However, there are several minimally invasive options to try before committing to knee replacement.

Scott Perkinson MD By Scott Perkinson March 28, 2018

Fostering resiliency in kids

Life happens, even for kids: bullying, school problems, hunger, problems at home, illness, divorce and the list goes on. Stress can affect children the same way it affects adults, so what can we do to help those kids in need of a little support?

Anita Vlcek, L.P.C. By Anita Vlcek March 27, 2018

How to get the most out of napping

While closing your eyes for a few minutes during your busy day may seem like a good idea, it’s important to consider the effects napping may bring. The time of day and length of time you nap can provide benefits or create problems. Knowing when to nap and providing yourself with a suitable environment to nap will produce the greatest benefits.

Tiffany Casper DO By Tiffany Casper March 26, 2018

Gaining lost weight? There’s help to keep it off

If not being able to keep weight off is something that’s been discouraging you, you might gain some motivation by hearing from the more than 10,000 people who have lost more than 30 pounds and kept it off for more than a year.

Shirley Shelley, R.D. By Shirley Shelley March 26, 2018

In The News

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Three-day Mayo Clinic hospice and palliative care volunteer training May 7, 8 and 9

Hospice invites individuals 18 and older to take part in a rewarding experience by becoming a volunteer for those in need.

April 20, 2018
Statement regarding recent SEIU announcement

Mayo Clinic Health system remains firmly committed to SEIU negotiations process, our employees and patients.

April 20, 2018
New prenatal program in northwest Wisconsin offers online, phone visits

The OB Nest Program offers expectant mothers a convenient option for prenatal care that will reduce the number of trips to the doctor’s office, combining traditional prenatal care office visi...

April 19, 2018
Free play about dementia coming to Eau Claire

On May 1, see an all-ages community play exploring dementia and its impact on caregiving relationships.

April 12, 2018
Cancer center joins statewide cancer clinical trials network

Patients in communities in southern Minnesota and across the state will soon have better access to new cancer treatments and enhanced care delivery thanks to a new state-funded partnership involving t...

April 9, 2018
Volunteer opportunities available in northwest Wisconsin

Volunteer Services is recruiting 50 volunteers for a variety of positions, including permanent and substitute positions

April 9, 2018
Prom trauma simulations offered in northwest Wisconsin

The simulated scene plays out annually at area high schools to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving.

April 5, 2018
New hospital medicine provider in Fairmont

Fidelis Kiungua, nurse practitioner to practice at Fairmont hospital.

March 26, 2018
Program in Mankato aimed at reducing falls for older adults

Seven-week program starts Monday, March 19 at VINE.

March 20, 2018
Hospice in Red Wing hosts memorial service to honor loved ones

Annual memorial service is an opportunity for families and friends to honor the memory of loved ones that have died, and to comfort those who mourn a loss.

March 15, 2018
Albert Lea welcomes new Urgent Care and Express Care provider

Susan Andersen, N.P., is excited to serve the community in both settings.

March 8, 2018

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