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Back on the road again

Lisa Luskey-Lestrud, 47, was no stranger to living with chronic pain. At just 15, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. While some may have given up on keeping an active lifestyle, Lisa continued doing the things she loved, which included playing softball on her high school team.

January 9, 2018

Care teams: A family affair

Wellness is a family affair for Katie Meyer. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin, woman, her two children and mother see the same physician and care team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and have for the past decade.

December 21, 2017

Young man in Red Wing survives an older man's emergency

"After an hour, I realized I couldn’t text anymore,” says Larsen. “I was trying, but I couldn’t form the words. It was strange to see the letters coming out wrong — I work in the Emergency Department, so it became clear what was happening. I was having a stroke."

December 15, 2017

Around for the long haul: Weight loss success

Like many busy adults, Kasie Von Haden was always putting her health at the bottom of her priority list. Then came her wake-up call.

December 5, 2017

Rolling with the punches: Great medical care under unfortunate circumstances

Though the saying “I don’t have time to be sick” is well-known, some health complications create a tough road to recovery regardless of how busy life is. Paula West learned that the hard way.

December 1, 2017

Quarterback shuts out Type I diabetes

Between school, football, farming and living the life of a high school senior, Jack Gadient manages Type I diabetes, which he was diagnosed with when he was 7.

November 30, 2017

Giving thanks for special care

Jess Pederson didn’t think she would ever be able to have a baby. Her journey to motherhood was a long one, marked with struggle and heartache along the way.

November 20, 2017

Postpartum depression: Not something you just get over

After her second child was born, Alethea Clark thought she just had the baby blues and it would pass. But as time went on, the situation became more serious.

November 15, 2017