Winter storms are expected to hit the region overnight. News of changed hours and closings for Friday, February 24 are already coming in. Please feel free to share this post with others who may be impacted. This webpage will automatically be updated when new information is released: [ Link ]
It looks like winter is due to make a comeback. If you're planning to get out and enjoy some winter activities don’t forget these 10 essentials for your outdoor adventure: [ Link ] #hthblog
If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, now's the time. Influenza has been spreading in the U.S., and deaths from the infection are at epidemic levels. Find out who's most at risk and why vaccination is so important: [ Link ]
Seizure answers are now available closer to home with the addition of a four-bed EMU unit at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire: [ Link ] #hthblog
Tips to get you started living more healthful on the Hometown Health blog: [ Link ] #hthblog
Give your diet a healthy boost with these 10 health foods: [ Link ]
Monday isn't over yet! Find your motivation to keep going in this Monday Run Day blog post: [ Link ] #hthblog #mondayrunday #ECmarathon2017
What an amazing story out of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota!
In the three years leading up to Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant, dozens of medical specialists spent more than 50 Saturdays in a human anatomy lab refining their surgical techniques and developing their approach. The transplant team rehearsed the full operation more than 30 times. Here's the journey: [ Link ]
More women are choosing to ease labor pain with inhaled nitrous oxide. Is this comfort measure right for you? [ Link ] #hthblog
The thought of your child having surgery is something most parents don't even want to consider, but surgeries are sometimes necessary. Knowing about scenarios in which your child might need to have surgery can make the process less stressful for both you and your child: [ Link ] #hthblog
Women all of ages should take heart disease seriously. Know the symptoms and risk factors: [ Link ] #hthblog
It only takes a few minutes to turn a side dish of plain rice into cranberry pecan rice pilaf. Reinvent brown rice with the simple addition of cranberries, pecans, fresh thyme and sautéed celery. Download the Mayo Clinic App to get recipes and other healthy-living insights delivered to your mobile device.

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Concerned about cancer prevention? Take charge by making changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular screenings. 7 tips to reduce your cancer risk: [ Link ]
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire recently began offering TAVR, which is a minimally invasive heart valve procedure perfect for higher risk patients. Read a patient's story of how the new treatment benefited him: [ Link ] #hthblog
The American Kennel Club says dogs lick their humans because they get rewarded for it, people taste good and it's a way to show subordination to their owners. But could a lick from Fido be bad for your health? [ Link ]
Care coordination benefits patient with health problems in multiple ways. Read the story on the Hometown Health Blog: [ Link ] #hthblog
Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the U.S., but some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Discover what puts women at risk and how they can protect themselves: [ Link ]
For over 50 years, Elmer has been going on annual fishing trips with his buddies and sons, and now grandsons. Read the unbelievable tale he lived to tell from his annual fishing trip in June 2016 on the Hometown Health Blog: [ Link ] #hthblog
Another week of training is behind you. Good work! Make sure you’re giving your body the nutrients it needs to recover between workouts. For starters, try this post-run recovery smoothie recipe: [ Link ] #hthblog #mondayrunday #ECmarathon2017
Not all calories are created equal, and some aren’t doing you any good. They’re called empty calories. A few ways you may be pouring empty calories into your diet: [ Link ]