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
07/15/2019
7-9 p.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
07/17/2019
9-11 a.m.

New Mom and Baby Group

Support Groups

La Crosse, WI
07/18/2019
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
07/18/2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Walk-in Sports Physicals for $20

Youth & Family Programs

Mankato, MN
07/24/2019
5-7:30 p.m.

Walk-in Sports Physicals for $20

Youth & Family Programs

New Prague, MN
07/31/2019
4:45-6:45 p.m.

Camp Wabi

Fitness & Weight Management

New Auburn, WI
08/04/2019

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
08/12/2019
6-7:30 p.m.

Camp Oz

Youth & Family Programs

Madison Lake, MN
10/05/2019

In The News

Camp Wabi offered in New Auburn for kids wanting to achieve healthy weight

The camp in New Auburn, which runs from Aug. 4–11, is for kids entering sixth through 10th grades.

March 6, 2019

From The Blog

3 sun safety reminders

Skin cancer is among the most common and preventable types of cancer. Learn how to protect your skin from the sun while you enjoy summer.

Graham King MD By Graham King June 27, 2019

5 tips for reducing screen time

These days, screens are a part of everyone’s life. With growing evidence showing the negative impacts of screen time on health, your family can improve their health by slimming screen time with these five tips.

Margaret Bach NP By Margaret Bach May 24, 2019

5 ways slimming screen time is good for your health

Have you ever considered how much time you or your family members spend on a screen? Too much time can become a problem. Learn 5 reasons that slimming your screen time is good for your health.

April 26, 2019

A day in the life of a child life specialist

A visit to the hospital can be a terrifying experience for children. Learn how Haley Bate, a child life specialist, helps the child and his or her family adjust to and cope with the environment and many events that happen during a visit to the hospital.

April 22, 2019

Changing the approach to pink eye

You wake up with a scratchy, red eye and goopy drainage — you have pink eye. Find out how self-care at home can be effective in treating this common eye ailment.

Jennifer Volk, N.P. By Jennifer Volk April 19, 2019

Why schedule a back-to-school physical before school’s even out?

The current school year may not be over yet, but before you know it, it will be back-to-school season. Instead of waiting until later summer to schedule your child’s physical, now may be a better time.

Jane Byrd, M.D. By Jane Byrd April 17, 2019

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.

March 25, 2019

Treating your child’s eczema can help the whole family

Eczema can make children uncomfortable, irritable and sleep deprived, which often leads to behavioral issues. Learn how treating your child's eczema can help the whole family.

Sheila Galbraith, M.D. By Sheila Galbraith March 20, 2019

How safe is your nursery?

After months of waiting, you have finally welcomed your child into the world. Your main priority now is to keep your little miracle safe. Your baby will be spending a lot of time in the nursery, so it is important to check it over and correct potential hazards. Take a few minutes to evaluate each part of your nursery.

March 6, 2019

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.

February 28, 2019

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 February 27, 2019

5 tips to help your teen manage acne

Teenagers with acne may develop low self-esteem and mental health issues. Follow these five tips to help your teenager manage acne.

Manjunatha, M.D. By Manjunatha February 1, 2019