Health Topics

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Classes & Events

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Albert Lea, MN
6 p.m.
Cannon Falls, MN
10:30 to noon
Mankato, MN
2 p.m. (third Monday of the month meets at 5 p.m.)

Therapeutic Chair Yoga

Community Education

Cannon Falls, MN
Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
7-9 p.m.
Glenwood City, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Rice Lake, WI
Elmwood, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Barron, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Chetek, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours

Enhance Fitness Class

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
7-8 a.m.
Osseo, WI
7-8:30 a.m.

In The News

Mayo Clinic Heritage Days to be celebrated in Eau Claire

The Phoenix Park footbridge will be lit blue Oct. 1–2.

September 19, 2018
Fall risk screening offered in Barron, Bloomer

If you are worried about your risk of falling, attend a free, fall risk screening on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Barron or Bloomer.

September 17, 2018
Children and teens are invited to grief support camp

Hospice is hosting Camp Oz on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Camp Patterson on Lake Washington in Madison Lake, Minnesota from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help support children and teens who have lost loved ones.

September 14, 2018
Protect your child from influenza this season with a vaccination

Mayo Clinic Health System will be offering flu shots at area schools in Mower County in October and November.

September 12, 2018
New physician welcomed to obstetrics and gynecology practice in Faribault

Elizabeth Fetzer, M.D. enjoys the full spectrum of OB-GYN and women’s health.

September 11, 2018
Performance training program begins in September in Eau Claire, Menomonie

Participate in a six-week program to improve aspects of your athletic performance.

September 4, 2018
Adults: Participate in youth resiliency program

The “Road to Resilience: Raising Healthy Kids” virtual program starts Sept. 17, and helps build social and coping skills.

September 4, 2018
Scholarships for nontraditional students in Albert Lea, Austin service area

Scholarships are open to post-secondary students in the Albert Lea and Austin service area who are interested in pursuing an education in health care.

August 31, 2018
New Primary Care operations administrator in Eau Claire

Cindy Ming will oversee operations of Express Care, Express Care Online, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine and Urgent Care.

August 24, 2018
Fairmont welcomes new primary care provider

Timothy Sheneman, D.O., starts seeing patients Aug. 20.

August 17, 2018
Plans announced for new Family Birth Center on Austin campus

Construction will take place throughout 2019 and 2020.

August 16, 2018
Eau Claire named a top hospital in Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report

Eau Claire was named the fifth best hospital in Wisconsin, (three-way tie) and recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in northwestern Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report.

August 14, 2018

From The Blog

The ABCDEs of moles

Learning your ABCs the first time helped you read. Now, they could save your life by alerting you to changes in moles that could signal melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer.

September 21, 2018

Not just for the fair: Lunch on a stick

Back-to-school time means parents back to packing school lunches. This year, take your inspiration from the fairground, and try layering foods on a wooden skewer.

September 20, 2018

Hope and heart: Living each day to the fullest with stage 4 ovarian cancer

Michelle Messer, diagnosed with an aggressive form of stage 4 ovarian cancer five years ago, shares her message of hope and healing thanks to her team of physicians and nurses.

September 19, 2018

Don’t just sit there: Exercises for the office

Sitting at a desk all day can be harder than it sounds. Try these 5 desk exercises to get rid of the strain sitting puts on your body.

September 18, 2018

HPV immunization: Who can benefit?

Each year, around 14 million people in the U.S. are infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV. Most will never know it. Learn how to protect your family.

September 18, 2018

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.

September 17, 2018

Are you ready to change habits to lose weight?

Your success in losing weight depends, in large part, on your readiness to take on the challenge. Take this assessment to find out if you're ready.

September 17, 2018

5 things you can do to keep your colon healthy

For years, turning 50 came with a special birthday message from your health care provider: Time to have a colonoscopy. Read about the new age guideline.

September 17, 2018

Eye care visit leads to brain surgery for pain relief

Nancy Hannafin's unexplained head pain was excruciating. But her optometrist suspected the mystery source of pain was neurological and referred her to a neurologist for evaluation.

September 13, 2018

6 contributors to bacterial vaginosis

It's hard to ignore when things are feeling a little off "down there." Learn about six factors that can contribute to bacterial vaginosis.

Carla Toft, C.N.M. By Carla Toft September 12, 2018

4 reasons young women need a primary care provider

Young women are busy and often only need to visit a medical clinic once or twice a year. Find out why is it so important to develop a relationship with a primary care provider now.

Jayme Hoch, D.O. By Jayme Hoch September 10, 2018

3 reasons young men need a primary care provider

During young adulthood, it can be difficult to put health at the top of your long to-do list. So, how do you keep or achieve your peak health?

Trevor Rich, M.D. By Trevor Rich September 7, 2018