What’s Happening in your Community

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Classes & Events


The Nature of Grief

Support Groups

4-5 p.m.
Mankato, MN
5:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding Class

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
5-6:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding Class (evening)

Prenatal & Parenting

Barron, WI
6-8 p.m.
Red Wing, MN
6–8 p.m.

Childbirth Preparation

Prenatal & Parenting

Menomonie, WI
1-5 p.m.

Newborn Care

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI


Prenatal & Parenting

Menomonie, WI
4-6 p.m.
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Barron, WI
4-8 p.m.

Beginning to Breastfeed

Prenatal & Parenting

La Crosse, WI
6-8:30 p.m.

Prepared Childbirth

Prenatal & Parenting

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

From The Blog


Warming comfort for young boy with head injury

A blanket is just a piece of cloth stitched together, but it can be so much more. Especially when it is given to provide comfort during a difficult time. That's something young Andrew knows well.

March 5, 2021

Q&A: Constipation in children

As many as 30 percent of children have issues with bowel movements due to constipation. Learn what's normal, what's not, what to try and when to seek help.

Sara Herrmann, M.D. By Sara Herrmann March 3, 2021

Does exercise help you lose weight?

Your first instinct may be to go to the gym when you want to lose weight. Learn why this may not produce the results you want and what's more effective.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim March 3, 2021

Don't let fear of needles interfere with vaccinations

Virtually all vaccinations, including the COVID-19 vaccines, involve a needle. Don't let fear of needles stop you from getting vaccinations that can protect your health. Here are three ways to work through your fear.

March 2, 2021

6 tips to reduce children's screen time

Children are on screens during the school day more than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are 6 tips to help trim screen time when they're not in school.

Madhan Prabhakaran MD By Madhan Prabhakaran February 26, 2021

Chronic sinusitis: More than a stuffy nose

While the signs of nice weather are welcome for some, for others, they signal the start of sinus problems. Here's what you need to know about chronic sinusitis and finding relief.

Cara Cockerill MD By Cara Cockerill February 25, 2021

Screening mammograms and COVID-19 vaccines

Some women have reported swollen lymph nodes after a COVID-19 vaccination, raising questions about rescheduling a mammogram. Bottom line: Do not delay your mammogram.

February 25, 2021

Know your numbers: Family health history

Genes play a role in your health. Understanding your family's heart and health history is key to understanding your risk of heart disease. Find out which relatives you should talk to about family health history.

February 23, 2021

What can you do for an overactive bladder?

Having an overactive bladder may make you may feel embarrassed, or you may isolate yourself or limit work and social life. The good news is that a brief evaluation can determine whether there's a specific cause for your symptoms.

Robyn Bernett PAC By Robyn Bernett February 22, 2021

Q&A: Surprising, but normal, changes in aging bodies

As you age, some surprising body changes can occur, like losing height or leaking when laughing. Learn what's natural, what's not and steps to delay or lessen the changes.

Steven Perkins DO By Steven Perkins February 19, 2021

Spring break: Should I stay or should I go?

A year into the pandemic, many people are looking to travel for spring break. But it that recommended? Two Mayo Clinic experts weigh in.

February 19, 2021

Blood platelet therapy relieves Lynda Bird's hip pain

Activity was limited by chronic hip pain until Lynda received a regenerative medicine treatment called platelet rich plasma therapy. Now she's setting goals for spring.

February 18, 2021

In The News

COVID-19 Vaccination Center to Open in Mankato

To prepare for the next phases of COVID-19 vaccinations, Mayo Clinic Health System will open a COVID-19 vaccination center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.

February 12, 2021
Southwest Wisconsin expanding COVID-19 vaccination locations to eligible patients

Beginning next week, COVID-19 vaccination locations are expanding to Arcadia in addition to Sparta. Patients will be notified when they are eligible to receive the vaccine.

February 5, 2021
AED Donation to the Fairmont Opera House

Mayo Clinic Ambulance and Mayo Clinic Health System have partnered to donate an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Fairmont Opera House.

February 2, 2021
Visitor guidelines change in Northwest Wisconsin

Beginning Feb. 3, one visitor per patient will be allowed following additional guidelines.

February 2, 2021
Mayo Clinic Health System Receives Stroke Award

Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Southeast Minnesota have been awarded the Continuous Impact Award from the Minnesota Department of Health for their work in creating improvements in stroke care.

February 2, 2021
Patients in Southeast Minnesota to be contacted when they're eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Patients will be notified as they become eligible based on federal and state guidance, and when supplies of COVID-19 vaccines are available. 

January 27, 2021
Fairmont health care career scholarships available

Two Blanche Kindstrom Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships will be offered to local students pursuing health care careers. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2021.

January 25, 2021
Belle Plaine changing COVID-19 testing protocols

Testing for COVID-19 in Belle Plaine will be by appointment only beginning Monday, Feb. 1.

January 25, 2021
$20,000 awarded to area organizations in Southwest Minnesota

The grants help fulfill our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

January 25, 2021
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 visitor 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


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