Health Topics

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Women's Health

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

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Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
7-9 p.m.

Childbirth Education – Tuesdays

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
6-8 p.m.

Baby Café Mankato

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Breast-feeding: First Year of Life

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
6-9 p.m.

Breast-feeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
6-7:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
7-9 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

From The Blog

Establishing healthy behaviors that stick

Living healthy is an excellent goal to aim for. Research and medical studies often promote the mental and physical benefits of a healthy lifestyle. So why do we still break our healthy promises when we know staying healthy helps us feel better?

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty March 14, 2018

Post-menopausal bleeding: Should you be concerned?

The term “menopause” can be daunting on its own, but coupling it with the words “abnormal bleeding” may cause extra concern. Consulting with your women's health care provider will determine the cause and next steps.

Madhu Bagaria MD By Madhu Bagaria March 8, 2018

Taking control of nosebleeds

At least once in a lifetime, almost everyone will experience a nosebleed. They are fairly common for adults and children, especially during dry winter months. Why do nosebleeds occur?

Thomas Lowry, M.D. By Thomas Lowry February 16, 2018

Why you should screen early and vaccinate against cervical cancer

Did you know that cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of death in women? Find out what changed and how you can help protect yourself or your family against it.

February 12, 2018

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.

January 23, 2018

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.

December 29, 2017

Care teams: A family affair

Wellness is a family affair for Katie Meyer. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin, woman, her two children and mother see the same physician and care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and have for the past decade.

December 21, 2017

Too Embarrassed to Ask: I just had a baby — what's wrong with my moods?

Having a baby is one of the most important, joyful, exciting and tumultuous times in a woman's life. Just as a joyfully anticipated pregnancy can still have its ups and downs, so too can the birth of a new baby.

Caitlin Dunham MD By Caitlin Dunham November 14, 2017

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

Too Embarrassed to Ask: An update on Pap tests

The guidelines about when women should have a Pap test have changed. Studies about HPV and cervical cancer conducted over the last 10–20 years have identified no advantages to having an annual Pap test over the current recommendations.

Cynthia Haugsdal NP By Cindy Haugsdal November 2, 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