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

Breastfeeding: First Year of Life

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
10/22/2019
6-9 p.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
10/23/2019
9-11 a.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
10/24/2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Owatonna, MN
10/26/2019
8:30 a.m. to Noon

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
11/04/2019
7-9 p.m.

Childbirth Education – Tuesdays

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
11/05/2019
6-8 p.m.

Look Good Feel Better

Women's Wellness

Fairmont, MN
11/11/2019
5-7 p.m.

Breastfeeding

Prenatal & Parenting

Menomonie, WI
11/11/2019
4-6 p.m.

Childbirth Education – Weekends

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
11/15/2019
Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Look Good Feel Better

Women's Wellness

Mankato, MN
12/03/2019
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
12/14/2019
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
12/16/2019
6-7:30 p.m.

In The News

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
Mankato welcomes two new 3D breast imaging scanners

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

Uterovaginal prolapse — What's that?

There’s so much to know about how a woman’s body changes. Women talk about periods, breastfeeding, 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.

July 17, 2019

3 sun safety reminders

Skin cancer is among the most common and preventable types of cancer. Learn how to protect your skin from the sun while you enjoy summer.

Graham King MD By Graham King June 27, 2019

Too dry for tampons: Now what?

No one looks forward to their menstrual cycle and the pain and other symptoms it brings with it, but what if you’re too dry to use tampons to combat the bleeding? There are a few factors that can cause dryness and a few ways to treat the problem.

April 29, 2019

Menopause: Change of life Q&A

Menopause— often called the change of life — is a natural part of aging. Learn about signs, symptoms and treatment options.

John Smith MD By John Smith April 23, 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

Can probiotics boost vaginal health?

Probiotics can do more than aid digestion. Studies have shown that regularly taking oral probiotics may help prevent recurring vaginal infections. Get tips and precaution for taking probiotics.

Carla Toft, C.N.M. By Carla Toft April 17, 2019

Preparing for your first pelvic exam

Setting up your appointment for your first pelvic exam can be nerve-wracking. Even though it’s the most accurate way to screen for cervical cancer and HPV, the uncertainty of what it all entails still may leave you with questions.

April 5, 2019

Get a leg up on summer with relief for varicose veins

Spring is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather comes the desire to wear shorts and show off your legs. Every year at this time, we see an increase in visits for people who are finally fed up with their painful and unsightly varicose veins.

Gregory Snyder MD By Gregory Snyder March 28, 2019
Andrew Chow MD By Andrew Chow March 28, 2019

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.

Emily Sisco, C.N.M. 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