What’s Happening in your Community

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Classes & Events

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Albert Lea, MN
12/15/2019
6:30 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
12/16/2019
Thursdays, 9-10 a.m.; Mondays, 2-3 p.m.

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
12/16/2019
2-2:50 p.m.

Music and Movement

Youth & Family Programs

Bloomer, WI
12/16/2019
10:15-10:45 a.m.

Morning Yoga

Fitness & Weight Management

Barron, WI
12/16/2019
8:15-9 a.m.
Mankato, MN
12/16/2019
2 p.m. (third Monday of the month meets at 5 p.m.)

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
12/16/2019
6-7:30 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
12/16/2019
5:30-7 p.m.
Glenwood City, WI
12/16/2019
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Elmwood, WI
12/16/2019
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Rice Lake, WI
12/16/2019
Eau Claire, WI
12/16/2019
Weekdays during regular clinic hours

From The Blog

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5 things you need to know about mental health and girls

One in 6 adolescent or teen children experience a mental disorder each year. Being a preteen or teen girl can be especially challenging. Get 5 tips to positively impact mental health in a teen girl in your life.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf December 13, 2019

5 tips for walking your way to better health

Walking is a gentle, low-impact cardio exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. Learn how walking can benefit you, and get five tips to get started.

Timothy Sheneman DO By Timothy Sheneman December 9, 2019

Grief and loss throughout the holiday season

The holiday season can be especially challenging if you are dealing with the death of someone close to you. Get ideas on seeking new perspectives, giving yourself permission to grieve and embracing the person's memory this season.

December 6, 2019

9 ways to make your holiday season jolly

The holidays often bring times of joy, love and laughter, but it’s the busiest time of the year full of shopping, baking, preparing for parties and more. Rather than letting those demands raise your stress level, try some of these tips to help you enjoy the holidays and minimize that after-holiday rut.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner December 4, 2019

The emotional side of cancer: 7 tips

Cancer can affect more than physical health. The emotional side can affect the ability to cope and stick to a treatment plan. Get 7 tips on how to improve your emotional well-being as a cancer patient or caregiver.

December 3, 2019

Bride walks down the aisle after brain surgery

Christina Anderson and her fiancé, Brandon Jensen, were on their way to happily ever after when a CT scan revealed a tumor on Christina's brainstem.

November 25, 2019

Breast cancer diagnosis leads to surprising discovery

Mary Klimp remembers the exact moment her life changed. It was when she received a call with the news that she had breast cancer. Then she made a surprising discovery.

November 22, 2019

Lung cancer hard to catch, early screening helps

If you smoke, today is a great day to quit. But, really, any day is a great day to quit. It's not easy, but is worth it because it lowers your chance of developing lung cancer. Learn about a screening tool designed to detect lung cancer at the earliest stages when it's more likely to be effectively treated.

Jamil Taji MD By Jamil Taji November 21, 2019

A day in the life of Luna — a facility dog

Luna may not be a superhero but she's pretty close. Thanks to her warm brown eyes, big floppy ears and calming presence, she helps patients feel more comfortable and relaxed. Read about a day in the life of Luna.

November 14, 2019

What is physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is the growing specialty that treats impairments affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles. A physiatrist answers some FAQ. 

Jason Lee DO By Jason Lee November 13, 2019

Tips to help parents prepare kids for the flu shot

With cold and flu season here, a local health care expert has some helpful updates and reminders for parents to be aware of, especially with the holidays approaching.

Jennifer Marr DNP By Jennifer Marr November 13, 2019

New direction, talk therapy help woman with epilepsy regain zest for life

Janice Breien was anxious to get answers about her regular seizures. Enter her care team — ready to listen and provide solutions. With seizures under control, her zest for life has returned.

November 6, 2019

In The News

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Springfield, Lamberton to close March 1, 2020

After careful review of patient volumes, ongoing staffing issues and regulatory concerns, Mayo Clinic Health System has made the difficult decision to close its hospital and Emergency Department in...

December 5, 2019
Medication disposal offered in Wisconsin

Mayo Clinic Health System is providing a safer, more convenient way to dispose of unused or expired prescriptions, and over-the-counter medicines.

November 20, 2019
Purple hats for a cause: Hats for newborns raise awareness of shaken baby syndrome

This fall, Mayo Clinic Health System Family Birth Centers in Barron, Eau Claire and Menomonie are participating with the Click for Babies program.

November 4, 2019
Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund partnering with Fairmont

Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund is partnering with Fairmont to benefit cancer patients in Fairmont and the surrounding communities. 

October 28, 2019
Barron to expand birth center, pharmacy

The birth center project include four new rooms for moms and their families, and the pharmacy addition will include a new retail pharmacy and over-the-counter retail products, as well as an expanded i...

October 14, 2019
Flu vaccine available in Northwest Wisconsin

Patients can self-schedule a flu vaccination appointment through Patient Online Services or call for an appointment.

October 11, 2019
Additional optometrists see patients in Eau Claire

Two additional optometrists now see patients at the Eye Care Center in Eau Claire.

October 9, 2019
Fairmont staff participating in active shooter training

Exercise is a collaboration with Martin County Emergency Management, Fairmont Police.

October 7, 2019
Additional optometrists see patients in Menomonie

Three additional optometrists now see patients at the Eye Care Center in Menomonie.

October 3, 2019
Technology making breast cancer screenings better, easier

While breast cancer is still the most common cancer among women, technology is making the screening process easier than ever.

October 3, 2019
Eau Claire expands Urgent Care services

Patients needing same-day care can walk in, meet with a nurse and be directed to the appropriate care for their needs.

October 2, 2019
New nurse practitioner joins Family Medicine team in Cannon Falls

Leah Lindbeck, D.N.P., looks forward to establishing herself in the Cannon Falls community and getting to know her patients.

October 1, 2019

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