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
5:30-7 p.m.

Chronic Kidney Disease Class

Community Education

Eau Claire, WI
9-10 a.m.
La Crosse, WI

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
2-2:50 p.m.
Mankato, MN
2 p.m. (third Monday of the month meets at 5 p.m.)

Aqua Zumba

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Music and Movement

Youth & Family Programs

Bloomer, WI
10:30-11 a.m.
Glenwood City, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Rice Lake, WI
Osseo, WI
7-8:30 a.m.

Enhance Fitness Class

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
7-8 a.m.
Elmwood, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours

From The Blog


Joint problems erased with orthopedic surgery

After dealing with joint complications for nearly a year, Robert Bishop underwent a total right hip replacement, and the ball and socket of his femur and pelvis were replaced with prosthetic implants. He quickly began the road back to mobility. 

June 17, 2019

Aquatic exercise: Healthy, easy on the body

Do you find it difficult to exercise because of reduced mobility, pain or balance issues? Aquatic exercise is a fun, effective way to focus on fitness in a gravity-reduced environment. Here are five things you need to know before you begin.

Kimberly Olsen PT By Kimberly Olsen June 17, 2019

What is a spinal fusion, and does it work?

“Oh my aching back!” If your back pain is caused by structural issues and not muscle or ligament strain, find out what spinal fusion is and how you can benefit.

T.K. Schiefer, M.D. By T.K. Schiefer June 14, 2019

Keep track of bite, lick and taste calories

A nibble here and a bite there can quickly add up to a 1,000 or more extra daily calories. Read how easily it can happen.

Rhonda Jenson By Rhonda Jenson June 13, 2019

5 FAQ about laughing gas for pain relief during labor and delivery

Laughing gas is one of many options women may choose from to control pain during childbirth, but you may misunderstand how it really works. Get answers to five common questions about nitrous oxide use during labor and delivery.

June 12, 2019

Athletic trainer provides sports medicine care

As an athletic trainer, Kiersten Schmidt conducts baseline concussion screenings, evaluates injuries during and after games, and much more. Read about her work with the Mankato MoonDogs and other teams.

June 5, 2019

Skin needling procedure uses body’s natural healing process

If you have wrinkles or acne scars, a skin needling may be the solution for you. As microinjuries from needling heal, the body produces capillaries, collagen and elastin that reduce fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.

Patrice Hicks MD By Patrice Hicks June 3, 2019

Soften, smooth skin with new skin renewal procedure

When it comes to skincare, you have lots of options, including peels, Botox and laser resurfacing. It can be challenging to determine which can target your skin’s needs. But there is a new hydrating skin renewal procedure that's a good option for nearly anyone.

May 29, 2019

3 steps to control your environment and weight

When you think about managing your weight, eating healthy foods and physical activity come to mind. But have you thought about your eating environments? Tackle them with some addition, subtraction and saying no.

Elizabeth Lindsay By Elizabeth Lindsay May 28, 2019

Good bacteria for your gut

The lining of your digestive tract is covered in microscopic creatures, mostly bacteria, called a microbiome, which plays a large role in your health. Find out how to maintain a healthy microbiome.

May 24, 2019

5 tips for reducing screen time

These days, screens are a part of everyone’s life. With growing evidence showing the negative impacts of screen time on health, your family can improve their health by slimming screen time with these five tips.

Margaret Bach NP By Margaret Bach May 24, 2019

5 ways to build strong bones as you age

After age 30, you start to lose bone mass. Get five tips to build stronger bones and combat that loss.

May 23, 2019

In The News

Scholarships awarded to high school graduates in northwest Wisconsin

Graduating seniors from area high schools recently received $500 scholarships.

June 11, 2019
Yoga therapy benefits patient with chronic health conditions

The practice of yoga has stood the test of time, and can benefit almost anyone who seeks a healthier life.

June 10, 2019
Eau Claire recognized for organ donation efforts

The Excellence in Tissue Donation Award and Award of Hope bronze-level was given by University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation.

June 5, 2019
Grants awarded to nonprofits in Northwest Wisconsin

Recipients for new or existing programs in Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pierce, St. Croix and Trempealeau counties were named to receive a total of $155,000 in grant money.

June 4, 2019
Early birth in Owatonna successful thanks to teamwork, telemedicine

Owatonna Hospital and Mayo Clinic partnered to offer this unique service for obstetrics in February, 2019.

May 21, 2019
May 20, 2019
Participate in 'Slim Your Screen Time' virtual program

The eight-week program runs from June 1 to July 31 and is designed to help participants improve well-being by reducing screen time through playing, exploring and connecting.

May 10, 2019
Dr. Nordin named Teacher of the Year by Mayo Fellows Association

Terri Nordin, M.D., program director of the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program in Eau Claire was selected for her dedication to resident teaching, going above and beyond regular duties, ...

May 10, 2019
Facts about recent WARN notice from Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse

Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse is working through an evaluation process to ensure our services are aligned with our strengths, and we maximize our resources with a sharpened focus on ...

May 9, 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
Nurse practitioners seeing obstetrics patients in Springfield and Lamberton

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

April 12, 2019
Tips to avoid running-related injuries

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

March 27, 2019


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