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Classes & Events

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Red Wing, MN
10/27/2020
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Mankato, MN
10/27/2020
6-8 p.m.

Baby Cafe Cannon Falls

Prenatal & Parenting

Cannon Falls, MN
10/27/2020
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Red Wing, MN
10/27/2020
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Fairmont, MN
10/28/2020
6:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
10/28/2020
5:15-6:15 p.m.
La Crosse, Wisconsin
10/28/2020
5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Lake City, MN
10/28/2020
10:30 a.m. - noon
Eau Claire, WI
10/28/2020
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
10/28/2020
9-11 a.m.
Mankato, MN
10/29/2020
12-1 p.m.

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Albert Lea, MN
12/01/2020
6 p.m.

From The Blog

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COVID-19 during winter: 8 things you can do to physically prepare

The CDC expects COVID-19 cases to rise this winter because of increased time spent indoors. Here are 8 things you can do to prepare your body.

Fnu Artika MD By Artika Misra October 26, 2020

COVID-19 during winter: 8 things you can do to mentally prepare

Winter can be a difficult time for some people, and the coming winter may add to that as we "hunker down" to prevent the spread the COVID-19. Here are 8 things you can do now to mentally prepare for a winter with an ongoing pandemic.

Sarah Reichert LSW By Sarah Reichert October 23, 2020

Preparing kids for a flu shot: Tips to help parents

Now more than ever, it's important to schedule flu vaccinations for your entire family. You can help prepare your children for getting a shot with these tips.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson October 22, 2020

3D mammogram leads to early breast cancer detection

"Do it for yourself, your peace of mind and your family." Janice Maxfield encourages other women to get a mammogram after her routine 3D mammogram lead to quick breast cancer diagnosis and customized treatment.

October 21, 2020

Halloween safety: Decorative lenses can be dangerous

You may want decorative contact lenses as a way to enhance your Halloween look, especially when wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn why tinted eyewear may risk your eye health.

Robert Friese OD By Robert Friese October 20, 2020

Advice from breast cancer survivor: 'Listen to your body'

Kari Skaar knows the importance of asking the right questions and speaking up when something doesn't seem right. This breast cancer survivor wants to encourage other women to take charge of their health.

October 19, 2020

Miles ahead after complex spine surgery

Paul Halbur just wanted to enjoy a walk with his wife, but chronic back pain made this difficult. Read how his neurosurgery team performed a complex 8-hour surgery to eliminate pain and get him walking miles again.

October 16, 2020

Halloween safety: Tips during COVID-19

Children of all ages go door to door trick-or-treating on Halloween. This year, the recommendation is to consider other ways to celebrate. Here are some lower-risk options to consider.

October 16, 2020

Facts about flu

Flu season is just around the corner. Learn how to put up your best defense and decrease your chances of getting the flu.

Jeffrey Green MD By Jeffrey Green October 15, 2020

4 tips for making music good medicine

Do you recall the good feelings you have when you hear an old favorite song? Explore the ways you can use music to help you heal and be well during challenging times.

Everett Kalcec, D.O. By Everett Kalcec October 14, 2020

3D technology provides enhanced breast cancer detection

When you hear "3D" you may think of glasses at a movie theater or printing. Digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammograms, are becoming a best practice for detecting breast cancer. Discover the benefits.

Megan Meyers, M.D. By Megan Meyers October 13, 2020

Does caffeine treat or trigger headaches?

Many people ask whether caffeine can treat or trigger a headache. Learn how your morning cup of joe actually can do both.

Kelli Tornstrom NP By Kelli Tornstrom October 12, 2020

In The News

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COVID-19 testing sites moving indoors in Southeast Minnesota

The new indoor locations for COVID-19 testing will keep everyone safe from inclement weather and ensure testing remains uninterrupted.

October 22, 2020
New site administrator named for New Prague and Waseca

Mackenzie Miller has been named the permanent site administrator for Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague and Waseca, Minnesota.

October 19, 2020
COVID-19 testing in Mankato moving to Madison East Center

COVID-19 testing at the drive-thru location in Mankato's Eastridge campus will move inside of the Madison East Center, beginning Oct. 21.

October 16, 2020
COVID-19 testing in New Prague moving to Belle Plaine

COVID-19 testing at the drive-thru location in New Prague will move to Belle Plaine, beginning Oct. 24.

October 16, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System implements no visitor policy in Northwest Wisconsin in response to increasing community spread of COVID-19

In response to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the communities it serves, Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin will implement a no visitor policy at all inpatient and outpatient facilit...

October 9, 2020
‘Mask Made by Me’ campaign

To make mask-wearing a little more fun and less challenging for kids, kids ages 4 to 12 are invited to submit a mask design.

October 2, 2020
Enhanced technology makes earlier detection of breast cancer possible

Breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, enables physicians to see cancers earlier, especially in women with denser breast tissue.

October 1, 2020
Flu vaccine appointments offered across Southwest Minnesota

Flu vaccines to be offered across Southwest Minnesota in October to patients 6 months and older.

September 30, 2020
Dr. Gostout, president of Mayo Clinic Health System, to retire

Bobbie Gostout, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Health System, will retire at the end of the year after 24 years of excellence in clinical practice, research, and education, as well as administratio...

September 24, 2020
Fairmont to relocate COVID-19 testing to main hospital entrance

Due to an increase in testing demand, Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont will relocate the COVID-19 testing location from Urgent Care to the main hospital entrance, effective 10 a.m. on Tuesday,...

September 22, 2020
Flu vaccine appointments offered in Southeast Minnesota

For patients 6 months and older starting Monday, Sept. 28.

September 22, 2020
Flu vaccine appointments to be offered in Northwest Wisconsin

Vaccinations start Oct. 1 for patients 6 months and older.

September 21, 2020

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