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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
11/19/2018
7-9 p.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
11/21/2018
9-11 a.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
11/22/2018
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
12/10/2018
6-7:30 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
04/10/2019
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

From The Blog

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

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