Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

Family Medicine

Care for children and adults of all ages including annual exams, well-child visits, diagnostics, screenings and referrals.

From The Blog

Baby laying on back smiling

Infants have mental health needs, too

The mental health of infants is as important as physical health. Early intervention is essential to preventing mental health disorders. Learn about warning signs and when to seek help.

Kyja Stygar, M.D. By Kyja Stygar April 20, 2021
John Zadroga DO By John Zadroga April 20, 2021
Medical checklist on clipboard and stethoscope

Plan ahead to make the most of your health care visit

Have an upcoming health care appointment with your provider? Here's some tips and things to keep in mind so you get the most from your visit.

Lindsey Ruppel, D.O. By Lindsey Ruppel April 16, 2021
Kids kicking soccer ball

Get healthy, stay safe outside in spring

Spring is a wonderful time to get outside and be active. Here's some tips to ensure your family is safe while enjoying the outdoors.

Aicha Katty NP By Aicha Katty April 9, 2021
Vaping

A doctor's warning about the dangers of vaping

Every day, over 3,500 youths start smoking electronic cigarettes. Get the ugly truth, learn the warning signs and talk to your kids about the dangers of vaping.

Graham King MD By Graham King April 5, 2021
Eyes closed standing on city sidewalk

What are the stages of a migraine?

Migraines affect 39 million people in the U.S. Understanding the four stages of a migraine can lead to improving migraine prevention and treatment.

Nancy Erickson MD By Nancy Erickson March 24, 2021
Couple happy about pregnancy test results

Are you ready to have a baby?

Thinking about having a baby? Planning ahead can increase your chances for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Here are some important questions to ask yourself and your provider before trying to conceive.

Breanna Weisbrod CNP By Breanna Weisbrod March 10, 2021
Child receiving vaccination in arm

Don't let fear of needles interfere with vaccinations

Virtually all vaccinations, including the COVID-19 vaccines, involve a needle. Don't let fear of needles stop you from getting vaccinations that can protect your health. Here are three ways to work through your fear.

March 2, 2021
Group of mature women laughing

Q&A: Surprising, but normal, changes in aging bodies

As you age, some surprising body changes can occur, like losing height or leaking when laughing. Learn what's natural, what's not and steps to delay or lessen the changes.

Steven Perkins DO By Steven Perkins February 19, 2021
Arm with loose skin from aging

Weird, but normal, body reactions of aging

Getting older? Noticing some wrinkles and muscle loss or forgetting names? In this Q&A, learn simple steps to delay or lessen those changes.

Steven Perkins DO By Steven Perkins February 12, 2021
Words on chalkboard womans hand on face

Tips to help ease anxiety

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered worsening symptoms for many who are living with anxiety. Understand and combat anxiety with these helpful tips.

Jill Christensen NP By Jill Christensen February 10, 2021
Mom and kids working out

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
Health care team break with hands

FAQ: Your care team

Your care needs are important, which is why Mayo Clinic Health System provides a team-based approach. Learn more about care team collaboration and how it can benefit you.

Jill Lenhart, M.D. By Jill Lenhart January 27, 2021