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

Fairmont, MN
04/01/2020
9-11 a.m.
Mankato, MN
04/02/2020
12:30-2:30 p.m.
New Prague, MN
04/20/2020
6-7:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
05/04/2020
7-9 p.m.

Safety Camp in Barron

Youth & Family Programs

Barron, WI
06/19/2020
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Safety Camp in Eau Claire

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

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 27, 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 17, 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