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Making the Rounds 9/21/16

NEW DIRECTOR: Sara Elliott has been named the director of surgical and procedural services at Mayo Clinic Health System–Red Cedar in Menomonie.

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Health Matters 9/21/16

FALL INTO BETTER HEALTH: People of all ages will find wellness information at the inaugural Fall Into Better Health event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Mayo

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Woman finds success in lifestyle changes, bariatric surgery

Like many people, Leslie Swoboda struggled with her weight for years. The 54-year-old Chippewa Falls woman tried various weight loss programs, dropping pounds periodically

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Meetings and More 9/21/16

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Get Moving 9/21/16

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Health Matters 9/14/16

OPEN HOUSE: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is celebrating 75 years during an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 302/​ground level lobby at the Eau

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Speaker struggled until foster dad gave tough love

Josh Shipp was days old when his 17-year-old mother left him at the hospital. That’s when he became part of the foster care system.

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Meetings & More 9/14/16

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Get Moving 9/14/16

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Health Matters 9/7/16

‘ROCKIN’ THE CLASSIC’: The Classic at Hillcrest Greens, 2455 Sawgrass Place, Altoona, is holding a fundraising event, “Rockin’ The Classic

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Vaccines questioned

Pediatricians around the country are asked almost daily about delaying routine childhood vaccines — or refusing them entirely, according to a new study co-authored by a

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Get Moving 9/7/16

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Meetings & More 9/7/16

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Making the Rounds 9/7/16

TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Dr. Terry McCanna, an ophthalmologist with Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic, was recently voted Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016 by UW Health Eau Claire

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Health Matters 8/31/16

BOOK COLLECTION & SALE: The Partners of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will collect new and used books and sell them to raise money for the group’s scholarship

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Meetings and More 8/31/16

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Providers try ride-hailing services for patients with transportation issues

WASHINGTON — Edith Stowe, 83, waited patiently on a recent afternoon at the bus stop outside MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. It’s

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Get Moving 8/31/16

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Get Moving 8/24/16

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Meetings and More 08/24/16

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Health Matters 8/24/16

CLINIC MOVE: The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic will move Monday from its current location on Richard Drive to Syverson Rehab and Health, 816 Porter Ave., next to the Eau Claire

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Making the Rounds 8/24/16

NEW POSTS: The following recently joined Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire:

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Get Moving 8/17/16

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Meetings and More 8/17/16

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Health Matters 8/17/16

COAT & BLANKET DRIVE: HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, King’s Closet and Redeeming Grace Church are partnering to collect winter coats and blankets from Saturday, Aug.

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Making the Rounds 8/17/16

NEW POST: Dr. Wendy McDermott, a hospitalist, recently joined hospital medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

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Reading the fine print

MINNEAPOLIS — Hospitals and clinics don’t always get it right when they send bills to patients.

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Health Matters 8/10/16

CAR SHOW: A charity car show benefitting the ALS Support Group of Northwest Wisconsin will be Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Brackett Bar, 9150 Beaver Creek Road, Fall Creek.

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Meetings and More 8/10/16

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Get Moving 8/10/16

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A balloon in a pill 

PITTSBURGH — After trying countless exercise and weight-loss programs, Sherry Vukman tried a new strategy to shed some pounds — swallowing a balloon.

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SPORTS INJURY CLINICS: Injured athletes can receive immediate diagnosis and treatment during Saturday morning sports medicine clinics at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in

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Making the Rounds 8/3/16

INCOMING RESIDENTS: UW Health Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency Program welcomed the following five new family medicine physicians who began their residencies on July 1:

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Heart murmur calls for valve evaluation

Velda Swenson, a spry 91-year-old from Eau Claire, has lived with a heart murmur without incident for decades. 

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Meetings & More 8/3/16

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Get Moving 8/3/16

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Making the Rounds 7/27/16

OLYMPIC EFFORT: Chiropractor Kevin Schultz of MY Life Health Center, a Maximized Living office in Lake Hallie, is returning to his second Olympics to work with American

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Health Matters 7/27/16

BENEFIT THRIFT SALE: Azura Memory Care’s 10th annual city-wide thrift sale will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 and 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 6, at The

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Meetings and More 7/27/16

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Get Moving 7/27/16

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Turning to technology

Users of Tinder, the popular online dating app, usually swipe right on their mobile screens to gain a potential match. Come September, the same action might allow them to

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Meetings and More 7/20/16

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Health Matters 7/20/16

ORTHO ASSIST: Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is offering Ortho Assist — walk-in orthopedic care — from noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday

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Get Moving 7/20/16

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Presidential health: Do we know enough about the candidates?

WASHINGTON — The nation is poised to elect one of its oldest presidents, and while age doesn’t determine health, it begs the question: How much do we know — and should we

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Making the Rounds 7/13/16

NURSE DIRECTOR: Shannara Faupl has assumed duties as nurse director for primary care for Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin.

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Health Matters 7/13/16

MEDITATION SERIES: Ever wish you had the time to begin a meditation and prayer practice for yourself? Join with others to take care of yourself in a unique way. The Healing

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Meetings and More 7/13/16

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Get Moving 7/13/16

MY SCHOOL COLOR RUN: The Bloomer Middle School cross country team is introducing a program called My School Color Run, which aims to promote a healthier lifestyle while

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Donations have come a long way

WASHINGTON — Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against

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