Health Topics

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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 - CANCELLED

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
06/04/2020
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Safety Camp in Barron - Cancelled

Youth & Family Programs

Barron, WI
06/19/2020
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
New Prague, MN
06/22/2020
6-7:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education - CANCELLED

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
07/06/2020
7-9 p.m.

Safety Camp in Eau Claire - Cancelled

Youth & Family Programs

Eau Claire, WI
07/07/2020
7:30 a.m.-5 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

Childhood vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are thoughtful about bringing children to public spaces, including clinics. However, families should keep children on the recommended vaccine schedule. Learn why.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson May 21, 2020

8 tips to develop children's curiosity

Curious children are more likely to learn and retain information, and stay involved and do better in school. Get 8 tips to nurture and develop children's curiosity, and have fun exploring with your family.

Melanie Busch NP By Melanie Busch May 15, 2020

10 ways to manage COVID-19 symptoms at home

With stay-at-home orders, now is the time to focus on minimizing exposures and spread of COVID-19. One way to accomplish this is by managing any new viral symptoms at home. What does that mean?

Samantha Runstrom, M.D. By Samantha Runstrom May 13, 2020

Help kids unplug while school is closed

Our kids are using technology to keep up with schoolwork and their friends. But it's also important to help them unplug. Here are some ideas of things you can try today.

March 28, 2020

Can wet hair make you sick?

Did your mom ever warn you that going outside with wet hair will make you sick? Sorry, mom, but it's time for a fact check.

Carmen Dargel MD By Carmen Dargel February 26, 2020

Keeping children's teeth healthy

Dental infections are one of the most common infections in children. Even though dentistry has come a long way with the latest advancements, you still have an active role in your and your child's dental care. Remember these tips for keeping your child's teeth healthy.

Erin Westfall, D.O. By Erin Westfall February 25, 2020

Yuck, I have the flu — now what?

It's the season for influenza. The good news is most people can treat themselves at home. Learn what to do to self-manage the flu.

Ann Bischel, N.P. By Ann Bischel January 21, 2020

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

August 7, 2019