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

Breastfeeding: First Year of Life

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
12/01/2020
6-9 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
12/05/2020
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Prenatal & Parenting

New Prague, MN
12/07/2020
6-7:30 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
01/04/2021
7-9 p.m.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal & Parenting

Mankato, MN
01/05/2021
6-8 p.m.
Mankato, MN
01/15/2021
Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Breastfeeding and Newborn Care

Prenatal & Parenting

Fairmont, MN
01/25/2021
7-9 p.m.

From The Blog

Protecting yourself against HPV

HPV is a viral infection that commonly causes warts. There are more than 100 varieties of HPV, and many of these infections go away without treatment. But some other types of HPV can cause genital warts or cervical cancer. Learn how to protect yourself.

Jonathan Buchholz MD By Jonathan Buchholz November 23, 2020

5 tips for navigating changing holiday traditions

Your holiday traditions likely will be affected this year because of COVID-19 and family changes. Get 5 tips to help you enjoy the upcoming season and, perhaps, start new traditions.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner November 20, 2020

3D technology provides enhanced breast cancer detection

When you hear "3D" you may think of glasses at a movie theater or printing. Digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammograms, are becoming a best practice for detecting breast cancer. Discover the benefits.

Megan Meyers, M.D. By Megan Meyers October 13, 2020

Breast cancer awareness saves lives

October is breast cancer awareness month. Each year, about 250,000 in the U.S. are diagnosed. Arm yourself with information to better understand and reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Paula Gill MD By Paula Gill September 30, 2020

Get vaccinated early for flu

Put up your best defense. It's time for your seasonal flu shot. Learn why it's more important than ever to be vaccinated.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson September 28, 2020

Ovarian cancer: Get the facts

Ovarian cancer takes the lives of thousands of women each year. Knowing symptoms and risk factors can increase your chances of early diagnosis and recovery.

August 31, 2020

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