Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

Classes & Events

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Fairmont, MN
6:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
5:30 p.m.

Viniyoga for Health & Healing

Community Education

Red Wing, MN
Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Red Wing, MN
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Bloomer, WI
Mankato, MN
5:15-6:15 p.m.
New Prague, MN
7-8:30 p.m.

Zumba Kids Jr.

Youth Programs

Menomonie, WI
4-4:45 p.m.

HEALTH Program for Weight Management

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
12-1 p.m.

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Mankato, MN
5 -6:30 p.m.
Chippewa Falls, WI
1:30-3 p.m.

Therapeutic Chair Yoga

Community Education

Red Wing, MN
Wednesdays, 2 - 3 p.m.

In The News

Retirement celebration for Dr. Sam Meals

Members of the Fairmont community are invited to help celebrate the career of Sam Meals, M.D., obstetrician and gynecologist, during a retirement open house Dec. 20 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Harve...

December 11, 2018
Fairmont welcomes new behavioral health provider

Cathleen LaLonde, Ph.D., to practice at Fairmont hospital.

December 7, 2018
Match day looks to fill local Salvation Army kettles

Volunteers from Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will ring bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign on Dec. 10.

December 5, 2018
Looking to volunteer at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea?

Join the Auxiliary for a Meet and Greet Reception on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Lower Level Rotunda.

December 4, 2018
New 3D breast imaging offered in Albert Lea

Technology allows radiologists to see breast scans, reduce false positives, and increase cancer detection.

December 4, 2018
Fairmont welcomes new hospital medicine provider

Kevin Dirksen, nurse practitioner to practice at Fairmont hospital.

December 3, 2018
Professional and Community Center staff and services relocate to Seminary Professional Building in Red Wing

Beginning Monday, December 10, patient care services currently offered at the Professional and Community Center will be open for business in their new home.

November 26, 2018
Hospitals earn Press Ganey awards

Four Mayo Clinic hospitals in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin will be honored with Press Ganey’s 2018 Guardian and Pinnacle of Excellence Awards.

November 16, 2018
New Prague providing neurosurgery services to patients

Manish Sharma, M.B.B.S. sees patients every third week for neurosurgery services. 

November 9, 2018
Inaugural Donn Dexter Physician Excellence Award presented in Eau Claire

Donn Dexter, M.D., received the award from University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation for his comprehensive leadership and clinical work to support organ donation.

November 1, 2018
New Prague celebrates 9,000 square feet of newly remodeled space

The new clinic space will be home to the Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) and Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Departments.

November 1, 2018
Belle Plaine to Discontinue Express Care and Emphasize Family Medicine

Belle Plaine will discontinue its Express Care service in Coborn’s grocery store Dec. 31 and emphasize its Family Medicine practice for same-day health care needs in 2019.

October 30, 2018

From The Blog

5 tips to manage stress

With the fast pace of work and home, and being constantly inundated with technology and still wanting to have time to connect with those around us, our lives can feel overwhelming and stressful at times. Manage how you live with these five tips to feel less stressed.

Eric Strom, L.C.S.W. By Eric Strom December 10, 2018

Top 5 FAQ about vaccines

Do vaccines really work? How do you know, and who is protected? Find answers to these questions and more.

Munoz Leanna 2011 By Leanna Munoz November 29, 2018

FAQ: Your care team

Care teams collaborate on your care to deliver it with improved experiences and outcomes in a way that also reduces costs. Read FAQ about how a care team can benefit you.

Jill Lenhart MD By Jill Lenhart November 27, 2018

Hard work, determination help woman prepare for successful knee surgery

For over a decade, Ann Statz endured substantial knee pain that restricted her activity. Her weight kept surgery out of reach. Learn how determination helped her overcome that hurdle.

November 26, 2018

Tips for staying on track during 'national eating season'

This time of year marks the beginning of what often is referred to as “national eating season” — the time between Halloween and New Year’s Day. You can stay in control. Here's how.

Pamela Franz, R.N. By Pamela Franz November 21, 2018

Setting SMART goals

Whether you’re starting a new exercise program, trying to eat healthier or find some time for yourself, setting a SMART goal positions you for success

November 20, 2018

15-minute workouts you can do at home

Fitting a workout into a busy schedule can be hard. Luckily, you do not need to spend hours at the gym each day to improve your health. In fact, you can get a great workout in just 15 minutes.

November 20, 2018

Fuel for your mind

When you pay attention to what you are eating and how you eat, it can not only improve your health, but also your mind.

November 15, 2018

Feeling fantastic after minimally invasive heart valve surgery

When James Tembrock, 73, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, learned he would need heart valve surgery, he says he never dreamed his search for a less-invasive option would lead him to Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

November 8, 2018

Resilience: Prepping for a busy holiday season

With the impending start to the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress and chaos that accompany the time of the year. Instead of planning to de-stress from the inevitable, try to embrace the hectic holidays by prepping for a busy holiday season.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty November 8, 2018

Clean up your hand-washing skills

The best way to prevent the spread of germs that can cause influenza and other infections is by washing your hands. Here are a few tips to clean up your hand-washing skills.

October 29, 2018

Do children grieve?

Children often are referred to as the forgotten or invisible grievers. While we may not always see a child’s grief on the outside, it is there.

October 25, 2018