Health Topics

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Women's Health

Women's health — from leading health risks to PMS, menopause, breast health and more.

Classes & Events

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
10/21/2017
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Baby Café Mankato

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
10/26/2017
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education – Tuesdays

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
10/31/2017
6-8 p.m.

Breast-feeding Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
11/01/2017
6-7:30 p.m.

Breast-feeding Education Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Barron, WI
11/02/2017
6-8 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
11/06/2017
7-9 p.m.

Prepared Birthing Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
11/07/2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
11/07/2017
6-7 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
11/11/2017
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday Birth Basics Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
11/11/2017
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Newborn Care Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
11/13/2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Barron, WI
11/16/2017
4-8 p.m.

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
Belle Plaine now offers OB-GYN services locally

Beginning April 20, Tarek Khalife, M.D., and Becky DeLuca, nurse practitioner, will begin providing obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) services in Belle Plaine.

April 14, 2017
First babies of the new year announced in Fairmont, Mankato and New Prague

Mayo Clinic Health System today announced the birth of the first baby of the New Year in its hospitals in Fairmont, Mankato and New Prague. 

January 3, 2017
Fast-track hysterectomy in Eau Claire helps women head home quicker for recovery

A fast-track hysterectomy is designed to prepare women to go home after a short stay in the hospital, often hours after surgery.

February 12, 2016
New inpatient OB-GYN director named in Eau Claire

Registered nurse Christine Boe previously worked as nursing supervisor in Surgical Prep & Recovery in Eau Claire.

October 5, 2015

From The Blog

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

Important information for breast cancer prevention

I challenge you to not only support Breast Cancer Awareness Month but to take your own awareness of breast cancer one step further. I encourage you to be aware of the risk factors for breast cancer and what strategies you can implement in your lifestyle to reduce your risk.

Hanna_Mina By Mina Hanna 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

Too Embarrassed to Ask: Why are my periods irregular, heavy and painful?

Menstrual cycle irregularities are common among women. There are three common bleeding patterns, and each is associated with a number of causes.

Fadi Yahya MD By Fadi Yahya October 5, 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

Why are my periods so irregular, heavy and painful?

Menstrual cycle irregularities are common among women. The causes of abnormal bleeding depend on the age of the woman. For example, cancers are more common among postmenopausal women, while pregnancy-related bleeding is more common among reproductive-age women.

Fadi Yahya MD By Fadi Yahya June 27, 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

Uterovaginal prolapse: What's that?

There’s so much to know about how a woman’s body changes. Women talk about periods, breast-feeding, stretch marks, weight gain and hot flashes. But, so often, many of the details of the aging process go undiscussed. Here’s a little quiz to check your knowledge when it comes to uterine prolapse.

June 8, 2017

When should a female start seeing a gynecologist?

With several choices in health care providers and specialties, determining who to see and when can be confusing. As an OB-GYN provider, one of the most common questions I hear from patients is, "What are the differences between the services offered by a gynecology provider versus a family medicine provider?"

Becky DeLuca CNP By Becky DeLuca May 23, 2017

Thinking about getting pregnant? 5 things to think about first

Making healthy lifestyle choices before you conceive can decrease your risk of complications during pregnancy and increase the chances of having a healthy baby. Making changes now will benefit you and your baby in the future.

Cynthia Haugsdal NP By Cindy Haugsdal May 22, 2017