LECTURE SERIES: HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are hosting two speakers from the Henri Nouwen Society for two special events Tuesday, April 30, as part of this year’s Monsignor Klimek Healing Presence lecture series. The first event is a ministry breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at HSHS …

Have you ever looked at a label and read “Low calorie” or “Excellent source of protein”? Many companies use claims like these to persuade consumers to buy their products. But do these claims hold any truth? As it turns out — yes, they do.

APRIL PROGRAMS: The Healing Place, a free service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that helps anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in April.

Fermented, probiotics, good bacteria — these words have been all over the grocery store shelves and magazine covers lately. There are a lot of health claims made about fermented foods, but few of them are actually proven by research.

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: Online registration for the fifth annual Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival in Eau Claire begins Friday:

PIZZA TO HELP THE PARTNERS: The Volunteer Partners at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital are encouraging community members to enjoy dinner from 4 to 8 tonight at the Pizza Ranch, 2451 Truax Blvd.

CHILDREN’S ORAL HEALTH: Tooth decay is the most common chronic health problem affecting children in the U.S. In western Wisconsin third graders, 1 out of 6 kids has untreated dental decay.

FEBRUARY PROGRAMS: The Healing Place, a free service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that helps anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following free programs and sessions in February. All sessions will take place at The Healing Pla…

WINTER HIKES: Want to enjoy the winter scenery with your family? Join Mayo Clinic Health System for a free winter hike. Snowshoe and winter hike events will be held in multiple communities in the coming weeks.

CENTER OPENING & OPEN HOUSE: The new Prevea Ladysmith Health Center, 1101 Lake Ave. W., opens for patient care today.

In its analysis, Kaiser Health News requested every sanction for sexual misconduct issued by the Medical Board of California over the past 10 years, the name of each doctor involved and his or her license number.

JANUARY PROGRAMS: The Healing Place, a free service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, is offering the following programs and sessions in January.

FLU VACCINATIONS: If you haven’t had a flu shot yet, it’s not too late. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older get the flu shot.

RETIREMENT & NEW VENTURE: After 40 years of service, Dr. Thomas Dow, an ophthalmologist at Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic, is retiring.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s Center for Life’s Journeys, will host “The Healing Sounds of Christmas” holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Ave.

FOOD SAFETY: Thanksgiving is just a day away, and that that means — turkey! Did you know that 1 in 6 people in the United States will get sick from a foodborne illness this year?