Health Topics

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

Men's Health

Do you know the top men's health threats? The list is surprisingly short — including heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury. Thankfully, most men's health threats are largely preventable.

In The News

First class begins in new residency program in Eau Claire

Five residents are the first to begin work in the new Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program in Eau Claire.

July 6, 2017
Men’s health tips from a Mayo Clinic Health System expert

June is Men’s Health Month, making now an ideal time for men of all ages to evaluate whether or not they’re doing the right things when it comes to well-being.

June 20, 2016

From The Blog

Family ties: Four generations, one provider

Twenty-one years ago, Cheri Olson, M.D., helped welcome twins Kinsey and Sydney Freitag into the world. Soon, she’ll help deliver Kinsey’s first child, ushering in a fourth generation of the family.

November 6, 2017

Family ties: Three generations, one provider

Whether it is time for a well-child visit, a preventive exam or a bigger health concern, Cheryl and Dan Meyer and family, including their adult daughters and young grandchildren, call Sarah Strahm, a family nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. As a Family Medicine provider, Strahm takes care of patients of all ages and life stages.

October 24, 2017

Syphilis: A rising community presence

Across the country, the rate of syphilis infection is increasing. Learn more about syphilis and how you can reduce your risk of getting or spreading the infection.

Trevor Rich, M.D. By Trevor Rich October 19, 2017

Tips for cooking for one or two

Cooking for one or two doesn’t mean you have to let your health go by the wayside and resort to meals of cold cereal, grilled cheese and canned soup, or microwave meals. With some helpful tips, you can be cooking healthy and efficiently for a smaller household in no time.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen October 17, 2017

Holiday table topics: Know your family's health history

You know every detail of your parents’ first date and have your grandmother’s lefse recipe committed to memory. But when your doctor asks if anyone in your family has had heart disease, you draw a blank.

October 12, 2017

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Why go to occupational therapy?

People use their hands to complete tasks every day. Some of these tasks can be repetitive in nature and cause pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs with repetitive flexion or bending at the wrist. This causes inflammation and swelling within the carpal tunnel of the wrist and puts pressure on the median nerve.

Darci Naig OTR By Darci Naig August 22, 2017

A new me: Learning to live well with chronic conditions

Living with a chronic condition can be a challenge. Just ask Barb Welch. She lives with two of them. “I have diabetes and arthritis,” Welch says. “I have a lot of aches and pains.”

June 23, 2017

How to watch your weight during wedding season

It's that time of year again: wedding season. This can be a time of blissful happiness or a time that stretches the limits of self-restraint while trying to keep your health in check.

Gabriel Berendes MD By Gabriel Berendes June 20, 2017

Healthy habits for families

As a mother of two toddlers, I often feel like I’m not able to keep up the healthy habits I’d like for myself and my family. Here are 12 ideas for incorporating healthy behaviors into family life.

May 16, 2017

Botox as a treatment for chronic migraines

People who suffer from chronic migraines know the debilitating pain. There are many different treatment options, including medications and Botox injections.

Scott Spritzer, D.O. By Scott Spritzer May 5, 2017

Protecting yourself against HPV

HPV is a viral infection with more than 100 different types in existence. Many of these infections go unnoticed and don’t cause any issues. Other types of HPV can lead to common warts we get on our hands and feet.

Lauren Havens DNP By Lauren Havens May 2, 2017

6 tips for headache relief

It is common for adults to experience the tight aching pain of a tension headache occasionally. According to the World Health Organization, about 50 percent of all adults have regular headaches. They can slow you down or even stop you in your tracks. The pain can be intense or a dull ache and last a few hours or up to a couple of days. Regardless of your exact symptoms, you want relief.

Kerri Crank, N.P. By Kerri Crank April 27, 2017