Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

Classes & Events

Stroke Support Group

Support Groups

Eau Claire, WI
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Fairmont, MN
12-1 p.m.


Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Red Wing, MN
6-8 p.m.
Mankato, MN
7 p.m.
Mankato, MN
Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Caring for Your Newborn

Prenatal & Parenting

La Crosse, Wisconsin
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Albert Lea, MN
6:30 p.m.
Red Wing, MN
6-8 p.m.

Newborn Care - Cancelled

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
Thursdays, 9-10 a.m.; Mondays, 2-3 p.m.

In The News

Fairmont awards health career scholarships

Two recipients were awarded $1,000 to pursue a career in health care.

July 15, 2020
Summer series: Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James offers swimming safety tips

Swimming is a great way to enjoy the summer and cool off. Unfortunately, especially with small children, it’s an activity that can pose some danger.

July 1, 2020
Summer Series: Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James offers skin cancer prevention tips

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us will be enjoying more time outdoors this summer season, and when you’re out having fun, it’s easy to forget to ...

June 29, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System is asking public to use caution with fireworks

With COVID-19 resulting in the cancelation of many public Fourth of July celebrations, more families may be inclined to use fireworks at home. Mayo Clinic Health Syste...

June 29, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System offering tips for stress-related sleep disruption

A good night’s sleep is a key factor in maintaining your health and protecting your immune system. Getting at least seven hours of quality rest e...

June 29, 2020
Fairmont to open temporary respiratory clinic for COVID-19 patients

Fairmont will be transitioning the care of outpatients with COVID-19 symptoms to a temporary respiratory clinic located in an unused clinical space adjacent to the main clinic.

June 19, 2020
Heatstroke prevention tips

While outdoor activities are healthy for the mind and body, it’s important also to factor in precautionary measures to prevent heat-related injuries when you’re far from climate-controlled...

June 17, 2020
Mower County Announces “Community Health First” Local Approach to Fighting COVID-19

Healthcare, Community and Businesses Partners to Create a COVID-19 Action Plan.

June 12, 2020
HealthFinders Collaborative offers COVID-19 testing in Faribault

Testing expands Rice County’s response to the pandemic, especially for the underserved

May 20, 2020
Donations of handmade cloth masks requested

Mayo Clinic Health System is requesting community donations of fabric masks to help keep patients, visitors and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 12, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Minnesota expand in-person care options, elective surgeries

Upon careful review of patient needs and our practice, and in alignment with the executive orders from Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health, Mayo Clinic Health System locations in M...

May 5, 2020
Mayo Clinic hospitals receive 'A' grades for patient safety

Seven Mayo Clinic hospitals scored high marks for safety, earning an "A" for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.

May 4, 2020

From The Blog

Get the facts about knee pain

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints of Americans of all ages, and the location and severity varies with each person. Get the facts on common causes and solutions.

July 15, 2020

Neither a snowstorm nor COVID-19 pandemic stops heart surgery

The COVID-19 pandemic changed many things, but it didn't stop Ted Schleicher or his surgery team from getting his heart valve issue fixed quickly and safely.

July 14, 2020

Fostering resiliency in kids

Life happens, even for kids: bullying, school problems, hunger, problems at home, illness, divorce and the list goes on. Stress can affect children the same way it affects adults, so what can we do to help those kids in need of a little support?

July 13, 2020

Expand their food horizons: Get your kids in the kitchen

Getting kids in the kitchen and experimenting with new foods increases the chances they will eat whatever they prepare. Try these techniques to get them involved.

July 10, 2020

Debunked myths about face masks

Wearing face masks can help slow the spread of COVID-19. However, there has been much debate about wearing masks and misinformation has spread online. Here are four debunked myths about wearing a mask.

Kimberly Frodl, M.D. By Kimberly Frodl July 10, 2020

Debunking COVID-19 myths

Chances are you've heard about a food, drug or other method that claims to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19. Here's a list of some of the substances and products that have been touted as ways to prevent infection with the COVID-19 virus or treat COVID-19 — and what the science says.

July 10, 2020

When temps rise, remember these heatstroke prevention tips

The weather forecast is calling for hot and humid days ahead. Follow these steps to keep cool and prevent heatstroke.

Marie Morris MD By Marie Morris July 9, 2020

7 tips to live a happier life

Do you wake up feeling sluggish most mornings? Have caffeinated beverages become a necessity to help power you through the day? If this sounds familiar, it's time to ditch the quick fixes you rely on, and develop an energy management plan.

July 8, 2020

Recovery slogans: More than a catchy phrase

Packing a world of wisdom, recovery slogans are easy to remember when you need to use them. Simply short instructions, the challenge begins actually putting them to work.

July 6, 2020

5 simple steps to help prevent skin cancer

Spring and summer are exciting seasons, but your skin’s exposure to the sun increases. You have a greater risk of skin damage, including development of skin cancer. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable.

July 3, 2020

Use caution with fireworks

With COVID-19 resulting in the cancelation of many public Independence Day celebrations, more families may be inclined to use fireworks at home. As you celebrate, remember to exercise extreme caution when using the devices, as deaths and injuries occur every year.

Kim Schutterle MD By Kim Schutterle July 1, 2020

5 heart-healthy tips

Exercise isn’t the only way to a healthier heart. Try these five tips to keep the (heart) beat.

June 29, 2020