Health Topics

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

Pediatric Medicine

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
09/18/2019
9-11 a.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
09/19/2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.

New Mom and Baby Group

Support Groups

La Crosse, WI
09/19/2019
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Camp Oz: Grief Camp for Kids

Youth & Family Programs

Madison Lake, MN
10/05/2019

From The Blog

Building a community of caring: Youth and anxiety

When your children are struggling, you want to be able to help them sort through whatever it is that they need. Providing some relief and health options to cope is important. Learn how anxiety affects children so you and your children find relief.

August 7, 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

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