Health Topics

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

Children's Health (Pediatrics)

Pediatric medicine provides expert care for common problems to the most complex situations from birth through the teen years.

Classes & Events

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
12/16/2019
6-7:30 p.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
12/18/2019
9-11 a.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
12/19/2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.

New Mom and Baby Group

Support Groups

La Crosse, WI
12/19/2019
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
01/06/2020
7-9 p.m.

In The News

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

From The Blog

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

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

A doctor's warning about the dangers of vaping

Vaping first was said to be a safer alternative to smoking tobacco and eliminate the dangers of secondhand smoke. But that was wrong.

Graham King MD By Graham King October 18, 2019

Is it safe for my kid to take supplements?

Dietary supplements are becoming more popular among young athletes with nearly 60% reporting regular use. But are they safe? Learn more about research and gather tips before giving supplements to your young athlete.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim October 11, 2019

Building a community of caring: Youth and anxiety

When your children are struggling, you want to be able to help them sort through whatever it is that they need. Providing some relief and health options to cope is important. Learn how anxiety affects children so you and your children find relief.

August 7, 2019

3 sun safety reminders

Skin cancer is among the most common and preventable types of cancer. Learn how to protect your skin from the sun while you enjoy summer.

Graham King MD By Graham King June 27, 2019

5 tips for reducing screen time

These days, screens are a part of everyone’s life. With growing evidence showing the negative impacts of screen time on health, your family can improve their health by slimming screen time with these five tips.

Margaret Bach NP By Margaret Bach May 24, 2019

5 ways slimming screen time is good for your health

Have you ever considered how much time you or your family members spend on a screen? Too much time can become a problem. Learn 5 reasons that slimming your screen time is good for your health.

April 26, 2019

A day in the life of a child life specialist

A visit to the hospital can be a terrifying experience for children. Learn how Haley Bate, a child life specialist, helps the child and his or her family adjust to and cope with the environment and many events that happen during a visit to the hospital.

April 22, 2019

Changing the approach to pink eye

You wake up with a scratchy, red eye and goopy drainage — you have pink eye. Find out how self-care at home can be effective in treating this common eye ailment.

Jennifer Volk, N.P. By Jennifer Volk April 19, 2019

Why schedule a back-to-school physical before school’s even out?

The current school year may not be over yet, but before you know it, it will be back-to-school season. Instead of waiting until later summer to schedule your child’s physical, now may be a better time.

Jane Byrd, M.D. By Jane Byrd April 17, 2019

Are stretch marks normal for teens?

Teens face many struggles navigating through growing up. Some can be difficult to accept, especially when it comes to body changes and image. Stretch marks are common, but can be treated.

March 25, 2019