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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

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
10/28/2020
9-11 a.m.

Baby Café - CANCELLED

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
10/29/2020
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
11/02/2020
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

Preparing kids for a flu shot: Tips to help parents

Now more than ever, it's important to schedule flu vaccinations for your entire family. You can help prepare your children for getting a shot with these tips.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson October 22, 2020

Halloween safety: Tips during COVID-19

Children of all ages go door to door trick-or-treating on Halloween. This year, the recommendation is to consider other ways to celebrate. Here are some lower-risk options to consider.

October 16, 2020

Get vaccinated early for flu

Put up your best defense. It's time for your seasonal flu shot. Learn why it's more important than ever to be vaccinated.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson September 28, 2020

6 tips to reduce children's screen time

Children are on screens during the school day more than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are 6 tips to help trim screen time when they're not in school.

Madhan Prabhakaran MD By Madhan Prabhakaran September 17, 2020

7 tips for helping your child wear a mask

Some schools are recommending or requiring masks as students return to the classroom this fall. Here are 7 tips for helping your children get used to wearing a mask for an extended time.

April Poolman RN CNP By April Poolman August 20, 2020

Helping your children prepare for a COVID-19 test

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for families — especially if your child is upset about having a COVID-19 test. The good news is that there are things you can do to help your child prepare.

Jennifer Brumm MD By Jennifer Brumm August 19, 2020

Clean up your hand-washing skills

Help your kids clean up their hand-washing skills before school starts. Here are some tips and a coloring sheet to get them motivated.

August 10, 2020

Head back to school with 4 Be's

However school meets this fall, one thing is certain: Mental health is a vital part of the equation. To work on a healthy mindset for this school year, it may help to actively focus on these 4 Be's.

August 7, 2020

Complete your COVID-19 back-to-school checklist

Families and school districts are weighing difficult decisions on whether to return to school in person, online or a combination of both during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a list of things to consider to prevent spread of the virus.

August 6, 2020

Social media risks: Tips to keep your children safe

Social media is a fun, easy way for kids to connect with friends. Because younger kids are joining in, it's important to teach them that even though social media is fun to use, there also are risks. Learn how to keep your children safe on social media.

Karen Hall MS LPC By Karen Hall August 2, 2020

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. Learn how anxiety affects children so you and your children find relief.

July 20, 2020

Importance of scheduling back-to-school physical during the COVID-19 pandemic

School will be starting again soon. Learn why it's a good idea to schedule a back-to-school physical now to ensure your child's physical and mental health.

Jane Byrd, M.D. By Jane Byrd July 16, 2020