Health Topics

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Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Many organisms live in and on our bodies. They're normally harmless or even helpful, but some organisms under certain conditions may cause disease.

In The News

Our response to COVID-19, visitor restrictions in Northwest Wisconsin

We’re monitoring this ever changing situation, and are prepared and ready to serve your needs.

March 13, 2020

From The Blog

Returning to school safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Are your kids back in school? Here are 4 tips to help keep them safe.

September 8, 2020

Family warns others to take COVID-19 seriously

Mike Wolf was a healthy guy with no underlying health issues. Then he contracted COVID-19 and spent 43 days in the hospital. Now his family wants to warn others to take COVID-19 seriously.

September 4, 2020

Physician shares COVID-19 experience

Deepi Goyal, M.D., now can draw on personal experience in leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After recovering from COVID-19 himself, Dr. Goyal wants to ensure people take the virus seriously.

September 2, 2020

Coronavirus vs. flu: Similarities, differences

COVID-19 and the flu have many similarities and some key differences. Find out what to know and how to protect yourself from these diseases.

August 25, 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

As we reopen, let’s keep each other safe and healthy

As the economy starts to reopen and things feel normal again, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we’re in the midst of a pandemic. Continue to do your part to keep your friends, family, co-workers and community members safe and healthy by washing your hands, wearing a mask and maintaining a safe distance from others while in public.

Paul Mueller MD By Paul Mueller June 25, 2020

Help stop the spread of respiratory illness: Masking options

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask while in public. We'll help you find the best options for you and your family.

Joseph Krien MD By Joseph Krien May 20, 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

Staff member shares experience after COVID-19 diagnosis

COVID-19 affects people in different ways. Kari Houser, a Mayo Clinic Health System staff member, shares her family's story of their recent diagnosis and recovery.

May 12, 2020

COVID-19: Minimizing exposure to home, family

If you're an essential worker, minimizing COVID-19 exposure to your family when returning home from work is critical. Here's how to keep you and them safe.

April 15, 2020

COVID-19: Partnering to stay safe, healthy, informed

You may be worried or even frightened about the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. We have resources for your care and keeping abreast of information you need.

March 13, 2020

COVID-19: What it is, what you need to know

The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus, called COVID-19, from China a global health emergency. Learn about what it is, its symptoms and what you can do to prevent the spread of infection.

February 7, 2020