Health Topics

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

Women's Health

Women's health — from leading health risks to PMS, menopause, breast health and more.

Classes & Events

Mankato, MN
08/11/2020
6-8 p.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
08/12/2020
9-11 a.m.

Baby Café - CANCELLED

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
08/13/2020
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education - CANCELLED

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
08/15/2020
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
New Prague, MN
08/24/2020
6-7:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
08/27/2020
6-9 p.m.

Childbirth Education - CANCELLED

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
09/14/2020
7-9 p.m.
Mankato, MN
09/18/2020
Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

In The News

New Prague welcomes new 3D breast imaging scanner

New machine will benefit patients and providers through use of cutting-edge technology.

October 5, 2018
Mankato welcomes two new 3D breast imaging scanners

New machine will benefit patients and providers through use of cutting-edge technology.

October 5, 2018
Fairmont welcomes new 3D breast imaging scanner

New machine will benefit patients and providers through use of cutting-edge technology.

October 5, 2018

From The Blog

Choose the birth control that’s best for you

Choosing the right birth control can be tricky. Many factors go into selecting the option that’s right for you. Learn about your options.

July 29, 2020

‘There is a purpose for me’ reflects patient with brain tumor

Jeff Calkins believes he has been given a second chance at life. After surgery and treatment for a brain tumor, he is giving thanks and giving back.

July 28, 2020

5 simple steps to help prevent skin cancer

Spring and summer are exciting seasons, but your skin’s exposure to the sun increases. You have a greater risk of skin damage, including development of skin cancer. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable.

July 3, 2020

Use mindfulness to improve well-being

If you've heard of or read about mindfulness — a form of meditation — you might be curious about how to practice it. Find out how to do mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you.

June 22, 2020

Healthy home advice: Falls, chemicals, medications, sharps

When thinking about staying healthy, your home may seem like the safest place. A big part of being healthy means preventing accidents and injuries in your own home. Consider these safety tips.

Marie Morris MD By Marie Morris June 1, 2020

Women and stroke: What you need to know

Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women, and each year 55,000 more women than men have a stroke. But there's good news: You can so something about it.

May 25, 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

Best foods to eat when you have a stomach ‘bug’

Fighting off the dreaded stomach “flu” isn’t fun. This intestinal infection is marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting. Here are some tips for fueling your body when it hits.

Michelle Frischmann NP By Shelly Frischmann March 4, 2020

Smart decisions improve your winter health

Winter is beautiful, but the cold, ice and snow can be treacherous. Here is some advice to keep you healthy and safe for the rest of the winter season.

Susan Cullinan, M.D. By Susan Cullinan March 3, 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

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

Should women take supplements while pregnant?

Searching for reliable information about taking supplements during pregnancy can be confusing. Read this Q&A for advice on those you should and shouldn't take.

Kristina Rauenhorst MD By Kristina Rauenhorst January 15, 2020