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Family medicine residency programs ranked by Doximity

The Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program in Eau Claire and La Crosse ranked high on Doximity's 2022 Residency Navigator.

July 27, 2022

From The Blog

Top 10 essentials for your winter adventure

Exercise, stress relief and restorative time in nature are just some of the benefits of an outdoor adventure. But winter adds extra challenges, so prepare before you head out.

Lynsi Romportl NP By Lynsi Romportl January 9, 2023

Need motivation to tackle your New Year's resolutions?

If the busyness of your schedule has left you wondering if you can tackle New Year's resolutions, don't worry. Consider these feel-good elements of motivation.

Kayla Wojciechowski, L.I.C.S.W. By Kayla Wojciechowski December 28, 2022

Setting SMART goals for success

Whether you're starting a new exercise program, trying to eat healthier or find some time for yourself, setting SMART goals positions you for success.

Joanne Genewick DO By Joanne Genewick December 20, 2022

Coping with holiday stress: Keeping realistic expectations

For many people, this time of year brings hopes of beautiful moments with family and friends. For some, it also may be the start of the "season of stress." Get tips to set realistic expectations.

Kayla Wojciechowski, L.I.C.S.W. By Kayla Wojciechowski December 9, 2022

Can expressing gratitude improve your mental, physical health?

Studies show that feeling grateful improves health, but the brain is designed to problem-solve rather than appreciate. Learn how to reap the benefits of gratitude with a daily activity.

Amanda Logan CNP By Amanda Logan December 6, 2022

8 tips for keeping children safe during the holidays

The holidays are magical time of the year. Make sure your children or young guests are kept safe with these helpful tips.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner November 30, 2022

Get to the point: Proper disposal of sharps

Protect yourself and others by properly disposing of sharps in and away from home. It's easy to do with some planning. Here are tips to get you on the right path.

Jill Christensen NP By Jill Christensen November 29, 2022

Changes ahead: Talking with children about puberty

Puberty is natural, and parents have no reason to fear it for their children. Get practical tips for discussing this exciting phase with kids and preparing them for the changes ahead.

Sarah Sistek NP By Sarah Sistek October 25, 2022

5 sneaky Halloween costume health concerns

Goblins and ghosts and candy, oh my! Halloween fun starts with a great costume. Follow five simple safety tips to avoid a costume catastrophe.

Jessica Sosso MD By Jessica Sosso October 21, 2022

Do ear infections always need to be treated with antibiotics?

When your child has an ear infection, it's common to think an antibiotic is necessary. Learn why that may not always be the case and how you can treat it at home.

Timothy Slama DO By Timothy Slama October 19, 2022

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 12, 2022

4 words drivers dread: 'Ugh, I feel sick'

Trips — long or short — can induce carsickness at any age. These simple tips can help prevent or relieve feeling dizzy or nauseous.

Emily Majerus PA By Emily Majerus October 10, 2022