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.

April

Prenatal & Parenting
Fairmont, MN

This group, held on Wednesdays, is for new mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding. Baby Cafe is a national network of breastfeeding drop-ins, combining breastfeeding information in a relaxed, informal environment where mothers can chat and learn about breastfeeding from skilled practitioners and each other. Registration is required and class size is limited.

Class Cancellations

If a class is canceled, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email. Mayo Clinic Health System reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum size requirements. If local schools are cancelled, so are prenatal education offerings. Alternative classes will be offered whenever possible. Call 507-594-4607 for cancellation or postponement information.

Prenatal & Parenting
Mankato, MN

This group, held on Thursdays, is for new mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding. Baby Cafe is a national network of breastfeeding drop-ins, combining breastfeeding information in a relaxed, informal environment where mothers can chat and learn about breastfeeding from skilled practitioners and each other. Registration is required and class size is limited.

Class Cancellations

If a class is canceled, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email. Mayo Clinic Health System reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum size requirements. If local schools are cancelled, so are prenatal education offerings. Alternative classes will be offered whenever possible. Call 507-594-4607 for cancellation or postponement information.

May

Prenatal & Parenting
Fairmont, MN

This class, held on Mondays, is for moms at 24–32 weeks' gestation and their support person. Topics include a variety of information on pregnancy, the process of labor and delivery, comfort measures, the days transitioning from pregnancy to the postpartum period, newborn care and the adjustments of being new parents. Registration is required and class size is limited.

For those who can't come to a childbirth class, we offer the Understanding Birth eClass. Learn more about this class and register here (scroll toward bottom of the page).



This class is open to current Mayo Clinic Health System OB-GYN patients. It is ideal to attend a class from the location you plan to deliver so you will be prepared with local birth center processes. If you are not a Mayo Clinic Health System OB patient, view Mayo Clinic prenatal class offerings.


Class cancellations

If a class is canceled, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email. Mayo Clinic Health System reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum size requirements. If local schools are cancelled, so are prenatal education offerings. Alternative classes will be offered whenever possible. Call 507-238-8100 for cancellation or postponement information.

June

Prenatal & Parenting
New Prague, MN

This class meets every other month and will prepare moms at 24–32 weeks' gestation and their support person for breastfeeding. Topics include advantages of breastfeeding, when and how much a baby is fed, employment and breastfeeding, and the father's role.

Registration is required and class size is limited.



This class is open to current Mayo Clinic Health System OB-GYN patients. It is ideal to attend a class from the location you plan to deliver so you will be prepared with local birth center processes. If you are not a Mayo Clinic Health System OB patient, view Mayo Clinic prenatal class offerings.


Class cancellations

If a class is canceled, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email. Mayo Clinic Health System reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum size requirements. If local schools are cancelled, so are prenatal education offerings. Alternative classes will be offered whenever possible. Call 952-257-8966 for cancellation or postponement information. 

In The News

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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

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Could my child have autism spectrum disorder?

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Q&A: Constipation in children

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Sara Herrmann, M.D. By Sara Herrmann March 3, 2021
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6 tips to reduce children's screen time

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Madhan Prabhakaran MD By Madhan Prabhakaran February 26, 2021
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Healthy weight in children starts with healthy habits

Experts agree the sooner in life that you build good, healthy habits, the easier it is to keep them and stay as healthy as possible. Get tips to help children create good habits for healthy weight.

Jennifer Brumm MD By Jennifer Brumm February 11, 2021
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Healthy habits for families

Raising a family isn't always easy. It can be hard to make healthy choices when life is hectic. These tips can help you create healthy habits and make smart choices for your family early on.

Maegen Storm CNP By Maegen Storm February 4, 2021
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13 tips for managing teen acne

While acne is common among teens, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. You and your teen can help manage or eliminate acne by following these 13 expert tips.

Manjunatha, M.D. By Manjunatha January 20, 2021
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Should I use antibiotics or home remedies to treat my child's illness?

It's true that antibiotics are important medications when prescribed and appropriately used. But, home remedies often may be a better choice to treat your child's illness. Get answers to help you child recover quickly and safely.

Tiffany Casper DO By Tiffany Casper January 15, 2021