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Summer good time to talk to kids about alcohol

Children have more free time during the summer. Learn about the benefits of having crucial conversations with children about alcohol use.

June 9, 2021
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


Stomachache in children: How to know if it's serious

Most children experience abdominal pain from time to time. As a parent, it can be hard to decide if your child's abdominal pain is normal or the sign of something more serious. Here's how to know.

Timothy Slama DO By Timothy Slama July 16, 2021
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Schedule your child's back-to-school physical before fall

School will be starting again soon. Learn why it's a good idea to schedule a back-to-school physical now to ensure your child's physical and mental health.

Jane Byrd, M.D. By Jane Byrd July 14, 2021
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5 tips to manage ADHD in children

ADHD affects millions of children. Learn about the subtypes, treatment and 5 behavioral strategies to help your child be successful.

Amanda Logan CNP By Amanda Logan May 27, 2021
Kids in kitchen with parent

Practical ways to raise confident kids

Confident children believe in themselves and can face new challenges without fear. Learn why these are essential for a happy life and how parents can communicate self-worth using these 5 messages.

Maegen Storm CNP By Maegen Storm May 12, 2021
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Talking to your kids about vaccines

Are your kids asking questions about COVID-19 and other vaccines? Get kid-friendly answers and tips for discussing vaccines.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson May 11, 2021
Kael Jaeger family

Hyperbaric treatment speeds healing after cleft palate surgery

Before Kael Jaeger was born, an ultrasound revealed that he had a cleft lip and palate. Read how surgery and hyperbaric oxygen treatment repaired this common birth defect.

May 11, 2021
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Easing the fear of nightmares

Nightmares can be scary. What can you do the next time your child awakens in the middle of the night with a nightmare? Be patient, calm and reassuring using these tips.

Hariprasath Mahaswaran, M.D. By Hariprasath Mahaswaran May 5, 2021
Father and young daughter

When will COVID-19 vaccines be available for children?

The FDA may soon authorize use of the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 16. Get the details.

May 4, 2021
Kids roasting marshmallows on fire

What to know about youth summer camps during COVID-19

The CDC has released guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection at youth summer camps. What does that mean for your child?

April 30, 2021
Mom and daughter reading book on sofa

Autism: Treatments and therapies

All people with autism, across the spectrum and throughout life, can reach their full potential. Learn more about autism treatments and therapies to help with development and learning.

Tanushree Singhal, M.D. By Tanushree Singhal April 12, 2021

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
Playing with toy cars and trucks

Could my child have autism spectrum disorder?

World Autism Month aims to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world. Learn about the signs and what to do if your child needs help.

Tanushree Singhal, M.D. By Tanushree Singhal April 2, 2021