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It’s never too early — or too late — to plan ahead for health. By making preventive care for you and your family a healthy habit, you’ll help improve your well-being. Be sure to connect with your healthcare provider to discuss any further questions that you may have about your health.

Hometown Health Blog

6 tips to reduce children's screen time

Screened devices are part of everyday activities from store checkout to reading on a tablet. There are health benefits to reducing screen time. Here are six tips to help your family trim screen time.

Sarah Scherger MD By Sarah Scherger April 17, 2023

From Check Symptoms to video visit in one step

Patients with rash symptoms now can request an on-demand video appointment using the patient portal. Here's how Matt Gauthier used it to quickly get care he needed without leaving home.

April 6, 2023

Check Symptoms offers evaluations, care recommendations

Minor health concerns can happen anytime. If you're unsure what to do or who to call, use a free online tool to evaluate your symptoms and receive a care recommendation.

March 10, 2023

5 ways to get better sleep

Restless nights tossing and turning can leave you feeling tired. If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, learn how to observe your sleep patterns and try five ways to improve your sleep.

Rachel Ziegler MD By Rachel Ziegler February 24, 2023

How to determine your foot arch type

Whether you're a casual or competitive athlete, sports put tremendous pressure on your feet, ankles and legs. Here's how to choose a shoe that best fits your foot.

Stephanie Kvas DPM By Stephanie Kvas March 23, 2022

Is virtual prenatal care from OB Nest right for you?

Virtual prenatal care enables you to take an active role with a unique experience from Mayo Clinic OB Nest. Find out if this program is a good fit for your pregnancy journey.

Cara Syth, M.D. By Cara Syth December 21, 2021

Are you ready to change habits to lose weight?

Think you're ready to take on the challenge to lose the extra weight? This readiness assessment can help you get on track for success. 

Rhonda Jenson By Rhonda Jenson January 14, 2021

Clean up your hand-washing skills

Help your kids clean up their hand-washing skills before school starts. Here are some tips and a coloring sheet to get them motivated.

August 10, 2020

6 tips for making the most of your health care video appointment

During this time of social distancing, learn how video appointments are changing the way you receive care and how you can make the most of your visit using technology.

March 31, 2020

Record keeping can help you lose weight — and keep it off

Does it seem like you are eating all the right foods, exercising and your weight still isn’t going down? If you’re not keeping track of what you’re eating and what you’re doing for exercise, you need to start.

Shirley Shelley, R.D. By Shirley Shelley February 10, 2020

Assess your mental and emotional health

Many aspects impact your mental and emotional health, including worry, mood, sleep, stress, relationships and alcohol consumption. Take a few minutes to answer nine questions that will help evaluate your wellness.

July 30, 2019

Exercises for a happy back

Don't let back pain slow you down. Learn how to stretch and strengthen your back properly to keep you moving.

May 21, 2019