What’s Happening in your Community

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Classes & Events


Prepared Childbirth

Prenatal & Parenting

La Crosse, WI
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding and Newborn Care

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
7-9 p.m.
Cannon Falls, MN
10:30 to noon
Albert Lea, MN
10 a.m. to noon

Beyond Birth - Red Wing Mondays

Prenatal & Parenting

Red Wing, MN
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Red Wing, MN
6–8:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
2 p.m. (third Monday of the month meets at 5 p.m.)

Infant CPR

Prenatal & Parenting

La Crosse, WI
6-7 p.m.
Red Wing, MN
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Albert Lea, MN
6 p.m.
Lake City, MN
10:30 a.m. - noon

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Fairmont, MN
6:30 p.m.

From The Blog


3 reasons young men need a primary care provider

If you're a young adult man, is preventive health at the top of your busy to-do list? Learn why having a primary care provider can help you stay healthy now and into the future.

Trevor Rich, M.D. By Trevor Rich January 22, 2021

Don’t just sit there: Exercises for the office

If your job has you sitting at desk most of the day, that can be tough on your body. Here's some tips to ease the stiffness and soreness to keep you alert and focused.

Beau Johnson PT By Beau Johnson January 21, 2021

Maintaining human connection in time of physical distancing

Connection with people is an important part of our society. Today, we are faced with a community test in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, which challenges us to be creative in how we maintain our social connections. Here are some tips.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham January 21, 2021

13 tips for managing teen acne

While acne is common among teens, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. You and your teen can help manage or eliminate acne by following these 13 expert tips.

Manjunatha, M.D. By Manjunatha January 20, 2021

5 common misconceptions about vertigo, dizziness

Short-term bouts of dizziness or vertigo affect about one-third of Americans. Learn about the causes and 5 common misconceptions of these sensations.

Mindy Zenke CNS By Mindy Zenke January 19, 2021

Advance directives: Always important, but especially during a pandemic

The best time to make an advance care plan is now. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the future can change in a second and highlighted the importance of having plans in place to navigate the unknown. Here's what you need to know to get started.

January 18, 2021

Should I use antibiotics or home remedies to treat my child's illness?

It's true that antibiotics are important medications when prescribed and appropriately used. But, home remedies often may be a better choice to treat your child's illness. Get answers to help you child recover quickly and safely.

Tiffany Casper DO By Tiffany Casper January 15, 2021

Are you ready to change habits to lose weight?

Think you're ready to take on the challenge to lose the extra weight? This readiness assessment can help you get on track for success. 

Rhonda Jenson By Rhonda Jenson January 14, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination plan

Mayo Clinic Health System continues to follow federal and state guidelines in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. Here's what you need to know.

January 14, 2021

Quick action saves women after accidental shooting

Rachel Hershman was only four blocks from the hospital when she was hit by a stray bullet. Months later, she is thankful for the quick, expert emergency care she received.

January 13, 2021

Breast reduction surgery leads to pain relief, new outlook

Karlie Schmidt's back, neck and shoulder pain is gone after breast reduction surgery. Read about her journey and the three pieces of advice she has for other women considering this procedure.

January 12, 2021

Top 10 essentials to pack for your outdoor winter adventure

Activities outdoors in winter can be enjoyable and exhilarating, but also include some risk. Before you go out, here are some things to consider to ensure your venture is fun and safe.

Sissy Yang NP By Sissy Yang January 11, 2021

In The News

Patients in Northwest Wisconsin to be contacted for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Mayo Clinic Health System will contact patients in Northwest Wisconsin when they are eligible, based on state guidance, to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

January 22, 2021
Five clinics to reopen and hospital visitor policy updates in Southwest Minnesota

We are resuming operations at five area clinics that had been closed for several weeks and updating our hospital visior policy.  

January 15, 2021
Grant money awarded to advance racial equity in Southeast Minnesota

As part of its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, Southeast Minnesota awarded a total of $20,000 in grants to four regional nonprofit organizations.

January 11, 2021
Grant money awarded to advance racial equity in Southwest Wisconsin

As part of its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, Southwest Wisconsin awarded a total of $20,000 in grants to four regional nonprofit organizations.

January 11, 2021
Grant money awarded to advance racial equity in Northwest Wisconsin

As part of its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, Northwest Wisconsin awarded a total of $20,000 in grants to four regional nonprofit organizations.

January 11, 2021
Baby blessings counted in 2020 in Northwest Wisconsin

What's in a name? Ask Madeline, Brynlee and Hadley. Or Henry, Brooks and Jack. Those names topped the lists of babies born in Northwest Wisconsin in 2020.

December 29, 2020
Menomonie celebrates 25 years with Mayo Clinic Health System

The Red Cedar practice has strengthened the community and is an integral part of Northwest Wisconsin.

December 28, 2020
COVID-19 vaccinations begin for staff in Southeast Minnesota

The earliest group to receive the vaccine includes front-line workers and caregivers.

December 22, 2020
Most popular baby names of 2020

See what the most popular baby names were in Fairmont, Mankato and New Prague!

December 17, 2020
COVID-19 testing site hours adjusted in Southeast Minnesota

This change will focus on the hours where there is the most patient demand for testing.

December 17, 2020
St. James welcomes new provider

Angelica De Acosta, a new community health worker starting in January, will help ensure community members have access to wellness resources and culturally appropriate, convenient health care.

December 17, 2020
Five Mayo Clinic hospitals receive 'A' grade for patient safety

This Hospital Safety Score is updated and published twice per year by the Leapfrog Group.

December 14, 2020


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