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Keeping children's teeth healthy
Dental infections are one of the most common infections in children. Read why establishing healthy dental habits in children should start at an early age, and get tips for keeping your child's teeth healthy.
Can a dog really improve heart health? Cardiologist weighs in
Dog adoption rates rose earlier this year during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. There are emotional and social benefits of pet ownership, but did you know that dogs may make our hearts healthier? A cardiologist weighs in on the heart-healthy benefits of your canine companion.
Function better with less pain: When to consider total joint replacement for arthritis
There is a wide variety of nonsurgical treatment options for mild and moderate arthritis, but once the damage is severe enough, it may be time to consider total joint replacement.
Avoiding injuries common in active women
It’s no secret that most women juggle many responsibilities, whether with work, family, friendships, volunteerism or all of the above.
Get hip to bone health
Hip fractures are a common injury among older adults, especially older women. Just ask Timothy O' Connor, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
You are not alone: End of life care, and beyond
There are many sayings that encourage people to think ahead, such as, “Always be prepared,” or “Expect the unexpected.” But it might take more than a catchphrase for you to plan. When a loved one’s — or your own — end-of-life comfort depends on it, it’s important to know all the options.
Always tired? You may have sleep apnea
For some people, there’s no such thing as a good night’s sleep. No matter how early they go to bed - or how many times they press the snooze button - they still wake up groggy.
Tired of losing sleep?
Tired of losing sleep? Steve Kubas, M.D., a sleep specialist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna and Faribault, identifies common sleep disorders that might be affecting your life.
Exercise smart: Expert advice for student athletes
Judy Fruehbrodt-Glenzinski, M.D., sees some student athletes in her family medicine practice in Faribault, and advises her patients about staying healthy on and off the field. But her practical experience is much more personal.
Need to exercise? Start slowly
It’s said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. That’s true when starting an exercise program, too.
Sometime around her 51st birthday, the average woman in the U.S. will experience menopause. With the change comes a host of symptoms, including hot flashes, weight gain, bone loss, sleep disturbances, mood changes and a decreased sex drive.