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Classes & Events

Menomonie, WI
07/17/2018
3-4 p.m.
La Crosse, WI
07/17/2018
Noon (25 min.)
Eau Claire, WI
07/17/2018
1-3 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
07/17/2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
07/17/2018
5:15-6:15 p.m.

Viniyoga for Health & Healing

Community Education

Red Wing, MN
07/17/2018
Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
07/18/2018
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
07/18/2018
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

HEALTH Program for Weight Management

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
07/18/2018
12-1 p.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
07/18/2018
9-11 a.m.

Aqua Zumba

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
07/18/2018
5-5:45 p.m.

Baby Cafe Lake City

Prenatal & Parenting

Lake City, MN
07/18/2018
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

In The News

Pre-participation sports physicals offered at Mayo Clinic Health System

Screenings available at various locations throughout the month of July.

July 16, 2018
$20 sports physicals walk-in clinic in Mankato

On July 25, student athletes can stop by and receive a Minnesota State High School League pre-participation physical from Mayo Clinic experts.

July 10, 2018
New Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program class begins in Eau Claire

Five resident physicians have joined the second of three classes in the program.

July 9, 2018
Nurse practitioner welcomed to Family Medicine in Owatonna

Nurse practitioner Ann Marie Karspeck says she looks forward to providing preventive care for the whole family.

July 2, 2018
New audiologist welcomed in Owatonna

Karen Brennhofer, Au.D., joins the practice in Owatonna to diagnose and treat patients of all ages with hearing and balance issues.

July 2, 2018
New children’s center to open July 2 in Mankato

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine services moving to new location.

June 29, 2018
New family medicine provider joins St. Peter

Jordyn Zdrazil, nurse practitioner, sees patients of all ages.

June 29, 2018
Family medicine providers to see patients in Lamberton

Ashley Schmitt, C.N.P. and Christi Vogel D.N.P. starting in July.

June 29, 2018
High School Scholarships awarded by Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin

Scholarships were awarded primarily on the basis of leadership, commitment, character and academic ability.

June 28, 2018
Albert Lea and Austin Auxiliaries award scholarships to high school seniors

Scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing an education in health care.

June 28, 2018
Taking the Adversity out of Diversity presentation July 12 in Mankato

On Thursday, July 12 from 6 to 7:45 p.m., Dr. Maura Cullen will present “Taking the Adversity out of Diversity” at the Verizon Center, 1 Civic Center Place.

June 25, 2018
MRIs now available within Radiology Department in Barron

Beginning July 10, Barron will offer MRI scans within the Radiology Department instead of through a mobile service.

June 22, 2018

From The Blog

Mike eats veggies

Mike Hesch eats carrots. And Brussels sprouts. And sweet potatoes. In fact, Mike is very eloquent about his newfound love for vegetables. Eating well is just one of the elements of Mike’s healthy lifestyle, which involves a three-pronged approach: nutrition, exercise and stress reduction.

July 16, 2018

15-minute workout: Combo exercises

Busy day? We all know how hard it can be to fit a workout into our schedule, but why not get started with a 15-minute home workout using combo exercises?

July 16, 2018

Sepsis diagnosis prompts quick action to save woman’s life

The graduation party for Susan Kohnke’s son was memorable, but not in the way she wanted. Instead of reflecting on day celebrating school successes, she remembers it being the day she developed symptoms of a severe condition that nearly claimed her life.

July 10, 2018

Are stretch marks normal for teens?

Teens face many struggles navigating through growing up. Some can be difficult to accept, especially when it comes to body changes and image. Stretch marks are common, but can be treated.

July 9, 2018

Doctor becomes patient: What he learned

Andrew Calvin, M.D., spends plenty of time in a doctor’s office — his own. But he says his eyes were opened when the tables were turned recently, and he became the patient.

July 6, 2018

Use mindfulness to cope with chronic pain

Mindfulness has become a popular concept. Frequently thought of as a way to manage stress and improve focus, mindfulness practice can provide many benefits. But, what is mindfulness really?

Amanda Neckar, L.C.S.W. By Amanda Neckar July 5, 2018

Why take vitamin and mineral supplements?

While dietitians recommend most vitamins and minerals be obtained through food sources, this isn’t always possible. For example, if you don’t consume enough fruits, vegetables or other healthy foods, a multivitamin may be helpful.

July 3, 2018

15-minute workout: Resistance bands

Busy day? We all know how hard it can be to fit a workout into our schedule, but why not get started with a 15-minute home workout?

July 2, 2018

Does society have a sex addiction problem?

Sex addiction affects people in multiple ways and is damaging to relationships and, possibly, physical health. While it's difficult to know how many people are affected, it likely is underreported.

Brien Gleeson, L.P.C., CSAC By Brien Gleeson June 27, 2018

Dramatic changes, dedication reconnect patient with passion for drawing

In sobriety, Al Smith rediscovered his passion for drawing, and it's in giving that brings peace and contentment.

June 26, 2018

Man survives stroke being in right place at right time

Ken Eckes was in the right place at the right time when he had a stroke. Thanks to quick treatment, he is back in the game and threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a local baseball team's "Strike Out Stroke" game.

June 25, 2018

Finding happiness, gratitude in sobriety

Addiction changes the brain in a way that limits your ability to feel happy. In time, and with sobriety, the brain heals and learns to send the right cues again.

Ric Staloch By Ric Staloch June 25, 2018