Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

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

Fairmont, MN
03/27/2019
9-11 a.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
03/28/2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
04/03/2019
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
04/08/2019
6-7:30 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
04/10/2019
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
05/01/2019
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
05/06/2019
7-9 p.m.

Camp Wabi

Fitness & Weight Management

New Auburn, WI
08/04/2019

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
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

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

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