Health Topics

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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

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
01/21/2019
7-9 p.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
01/23/2019
9-11 a.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
01/24/2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
02/04/2019
6-7:30 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
04/10/2019
11:30 a.m.-1:30 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

From The Blog

12 tips for managing teen acne

Acne is a common condition faced by many teenagers, and can cause embarrassment and distress. Helping your teen with these 12 tips for acne management can make this time less stressful and decrease the long-term effects of acne.

Manjunatha, M.D. By Manjunatha January 4, 2019

Preparing kids for the flu shot: Tips for parents

 With peak cold and flu season here, a local health care expert has some helpful updates and reminders for parents to be aware of, especially with the Holidays approaching.

Jennifer Marr DNP By Jennifer Marr December 19, 2018

12 tips for keeping children safe during the holidays

The holidays are magical time of the year. Make sure your children or young guests are kept safe with these helpful tips.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner December 17, 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

Parenting a child, teen with ADHD

Parenting a child or teen with ADHD can be difficult. However, behavioral parent training — a technique that uses positive reinforcement — can help.

Janice Schreier MSW By Janice Schreier September 24, 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

Are your kids ready to go back to school?

It's time for the back-to-school countdown. In addition to school supplies and clothes, make sure your child's health needs are addressed, too.

August 1, 2018

Q&A: The science behind weird body reactions

Ever wonder why your fingers wrinkle in water? Our bodies do some rather strange and unusual things. Find out science behind them.

Amy Rantala, M.D. By Amy Rantala July 27, 2018

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