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

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
02/19/2020
9-11 a.m.

Baby Café

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
02/20/2020
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education – Tuesdays

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
02/25/2020
6-8 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
03/02/2020
7-9 p.m.

Childbirth Education – Weekends

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
03/20/2020
Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Breastfeeding: First Year of Life

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
03/31/2020
6-9 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
04/11/2020
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
New OB-GYN welcomed in Red Wing

Sarah Helm, D.O., recently joined the women’s health team.

July 19, 2018

From The Blog

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

Get a healthy start to the new year

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to begin a resolution to live healthier. It might include quitting smoking, reducing stress, working out more or a creating a weight loss goal. If you're not sure where to begin, try these tips.

January 3, 2020

Lung cancer hard to catch, early screening helps

If you smoke, today is a great day to quit. But, really, any day is a great day to quit. It's not easy, but is worth it because it lowers your chance of developing lung cancer. Learn about a screening tool designed to detect lung cancer at the earliest stages when it's more likely to be effectively treated.

Jamil Taji MD By Jamil Taji November 21, 2019

Uterovaginal prolapse — What's that?

There’s so much to know about how a woman’s body changes. Women talk about periods, breastfeeding, stretch marks, weight gain and hot flashes. But, so often, many of the details of the aging process go undiscussed. Here’s a little quiz to check your knowledge when it comes to uterine prolapse.

July 17, 2019

3 sun safety reminders

Skin cancer is among the most common and preventable types of cancer. Learn how to protect your skin from the sun while you enjoy summer.

Graham King MD By Graham King June 27, 2019

Too dry for tampons: Now what?

No one looks forward to their menstrual cycle and the pain and other symptoms it brings with it, but what if you’re too dry to use tampons to combat the bleeding? There are a few factors that can cause dryness and a few ways to treat the problem.

April 29, 2019

Menopause: Change of life Q&A

Menopause— often called the change of life — is a natural part of aging. Learn about signs, symptoms and treatment options.

John Smith MD By John Smith April 23, 2019

Changing the approach to pink eye

You wake up with a scratchy, red eye and goopy drainage — you have pink eye. Find out how self-care at home can be effective in treating this common eye ailment.

Jennifer Volk, N.P. By Jennifer Volk April 19, 2019

Preparing for your first pelvic exam

Setting up your appointment for your first pelvic exam can be nerve-wracking. Even though it’s the most accurate way to screen for cervical cancer and HPV, the uncertainty of what it all entails still may leave you with questions.

April 5, 2019

Get a leg up on summer with relief for varicose veins

Spring is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather comes the desire to wear shorts and show off your legs. Every year at this time, we see an increase in visits for people who are finally fed up with their painful and unsightly varicose veins.

Andrew Chow MD By Andrew Chow March 28, 2019

5 ways to prepare before starting a family

Pregnancy is an exciting time in life, but it also is a time of big lifestyle changes. If you are thinking about starting a family, it's a good idea to consider how starting a family will impact your life and prepare for those changes.

Emily Sisco, C.N.M. By Emily Sisco March 21, 2019