Health Topics

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

Women's Health

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

Classes & Events

Childbirth Education – Tuesdays

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
03/26/2019
6-8 p.m.

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.

Breastfeeding: First Year of Life

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
04/02/2019
6-9 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
04/06/2019
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
04/08/2019
6-7:30 p.m.
Austin, MN
04/13/2019
8 a.m. to noon

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

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

Breastfeeding

Prenatal & Parenting

Menomonie, WI
05/13/2019
4-6 p.m.

Childbirth Education – Weekends

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
05/17/2019
Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Breastfeeding

Prenatal & Parenting

Menomonie, WI
07/08/2019
4-6 p.m.

Breastfeeding

Prenatal & Parenting

Menomonie, WI
09/09/2019
4-6 p.m.

In The News

Faribault, HealthFinders Collaborative partner in women’s health care

Women’s health providers discover new solutions to provide improved care for Somali women.

February 12, 2019
Mankato welcomes two new 3D breast imaging scanners

New machine will benefit patients and providers through use of cutting-edge technology.

October 5, 2018
Fairmont welcomes new 3D breast imaging scanner

New machine will benefit patients and providers through use of cutting-edge technology.

October 5, 2018
New Prague welcomes new 3D breast imaging scanner

New machine will benefit patients and providers through use of cutting-edge technology.

October 5, 2018
New OB-GYN welcomed in Red Wing

Sarah Helm, D.O., recently joined the women’s health team.

July 19, 2018

From The Blog

5 ways to prepare before starting a family

Pregnancy is an exciting time in life, but it also is a time of big lifestyle changes. If you are thinking about starting a family, it's a good idea to consider how starting a family will impact your life and prepare for those changes.

Sisco Emily 2011 By Emily Sisco March 21, 2019

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.”

March 13, 2019

Choose the birth control that’s best for you

Choosing the right birth control can be tricky. Many factors go into selecting the option that’s right for you.

March 4, 2019

6 contributors to bacterial vaginosis

It's hard to ignore when things are feeling a little off "down there." Learn about six factors that can contribute to bacterial vaginosis.

Carla Toft, C.N.M. By Carla Toft March 1, 2019

Women and heart disease: Understanding unique signs, risks

Heart disease is the most common cause of death among both men and women in the U.S. But women have unique signs and risk factors that may still be overlooked or misunderstood.

January 24, 2019

Rainbow baby brings joy after long journey to parenthood

Stephanie and Nick Beaudrie, D.O., never gave up hope that they would have a healthy baby. They share their story of heartache and joy having experienced three pregnancy losses before welcoming their son, Owen.

October 22, 2018

Regular mammograms, 3D imaging lead to early breast cancer detection

Jan Jenswold was just going in for a routine mammogram. She had no family history of breast cancer, so she wasn't worried. But a 3D mammogram showed something concerning.

October 17, 2018

Breast cancer patient grateful for angels

Brenda Braatz is grateful for the team of medical "angels" who cared for her — body and soul — when she was being treated for breast cancer.

October 3, 2018

Ovarian cancer: Get the facts

Ovarian cancer takes the lives of thousands of women each year. Knowing symptoms and risk factors can increase your chances of early diagnosis and recovery.

September 28, 2018

Let's talk low libido

As a family medicine physician, I understand how low libido and sexual issues can be an uncomfortable topic for patients to discuss. These are common problems that affect adults everywhere, yet many of the patients I see have never been asked about their sexual health.

Graham King MD By Graham King July 31, 2018

Is urine incontinence normal for women?

Although urine incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, is a common symptom that affects 1 in 4 women, it's not normal. Learn about evaluation and treatment options.

Tarek Khalife MD By Tarek Khalife July 30, 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