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Children's Health (Pediatrics)

Pediatric medicine provides expert care for common problems to the most complex situations from birth through the teen years.

Classes & Events

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
07/19/2018
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
07/19/2018
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Walk-in sports physicals

Special Event

Mankato, MN
07/25/2018
5-8 p.m.

Breast-feeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
08/06/2018
6-7:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
09/10/2018
7-9 p.m.
Mankato, MN
10/03/2018
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Madison Lake, MN
10/06/2018
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

In The News

New children’s center to open July 2 in Mankato

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine services moving to new location.

June 29, 2018
Reach Out and Read Literacy Program introduced in Mankato

Getting books from health care providers will soon be a routine part of regular pediatric checkups.

December 5, 2017
Pediatric care now available in Belle Plaine

Foram Mankodi, M.D., began seeing patients at the Belle Plaine clinic July 13.

July 26, 2017

From The Blog

Can children develop Type 2 diabetes?

Over the past 15 years, Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise, especially in children. Get the risk factors, and learn steps to take to prevent your child from developing it.

Anne Bauch, R.D. By Anne Bauch July 18, 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

What's up with Wabi?

There is something special about Camp Wabi, a camp designed specifically to help young people struggling with weight. Campers and counselors share what's up with Wabi.

June 8, 2018

Breaking the adverse childhood experiences cycle

The early years in a child’s life have a significant effect on his or her future learning, behavior and well-being. Adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, create toxic levels of stress that can harm brain development.

June 1, 2018

Overcoming adverse childhood experiences

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are negative events in a child’s life that can have lasting effects on health and well-being. There are multiple ways to build and strengthen a child’s resilience and help lessen the consequences of ACEs.

May 21, 2018

Going all out to ease young patient's surgical fears

Despite some fluctuating oxygen levels at birth, Lauren Hoel went home shortly after her birth in November 2011. But four days later, when her parents brought her in for a routine well-baby visit, they requested Lauren's oxygen levels be retested.

May 18, 2018

Juuling and teenagers: Cause for concern?

Your 15-year-old son is getting a ride home from school with one of his friends. His buddy pulls out a device that looks like a USB flash drive. But it isn’t a computer device at all. It’s a Juul, a trendy vaping device among teenagers and young adults, and he asks your son if he is interested in trying it.

Joel Cassingham MD By Joel Cassingham May 11, 2018

Q&A: Constipation in children

Constipation can cause issues with bowel movements in as many as 30 percent of children. It’s a common concern for many parents. Most often, constipation affects preschool-age children but can also occur in older children.

Jennifer Marr DNP By Jennifer Marr May 1, 2018

Taking control of nosebleeds

At least once in a lifetime, almost everyone will experience a nosebleed. They are fairly common for adults and children, especially during dry winter months. Why do nosebleeds occur?

Thomas Lowry, M.D. By Thomas Lowry February 16, 2018

Camp Wabi: Parent Q&A

Sending your child to a summer camp for a week can be frightening for you and your child, especially if it’s their first time. You may have questions, and we can answer them for you.

February 16, 2018

Care teams: A family affair

Wellness is a family affair for Katie Meyer. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin, woman, her two children and mother see the same physician and care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and have for the past decade.

December 21, 2017

Toy safety: Keep kids safe from toxins and injury during the holidays

The holidays are here, and toys are a great way for children to learn and become good problem solvers. Sometimes, though, our good intent can lead to a child being cut, bruised, poisoned, shocked, suffocated or choked by unsafe toys.

December 14, 2017