Sleeping poorly can do more than make you tired. It can kill. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common of several types of apnea — the momentary cessation of breathing during sleep. It affects about 1 in 4 middle-aged men and 1 in 10 middle-aged women.

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, which makes it a good time to learn about what you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer. It's well-acce...pted that your chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices you make. Consider these seven cancer prevention tips.

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Real-life strategies to reduce your risk of cancer.
Welcome to the brand-new fifth floor of the Luther Building, located on the Luther Campus at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The floor includes the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Neuroscience/Pediatrics/Trauma and Rapid Discovery & Recovery patient rooms; and a dedicated space for Rehabilitation Services. The floor was made possible by community members and grateful patients with contributions totaling $19 million over 30 years. Patients began receiving care on this floor in January 2017. Learn more:
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If your goal is healthier living in this school year, here’s some good news:

Kenzie Smith of La Crosse, Wisconsin was in the car with her grandma Donna Bryan when the she began feeling short of breath. Kenzie's quick thinking helped save her grandmother's life.

Grab the tissues... this La Crosse second-grader's 911 call to help save her grandmother is so sweet.

It's never too early to teach kids how to respond in case of emergency. That’s something an area family can attest to, after a 7-year-old girl helped save a life.

5 tips for managing ADHD in children. You can help your child learn strategies to be successful now and as they grow older.

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Do you know what your body needs each day to be a healthy weight?

Do you know what your body needs each day to be a healthy weight?

FAQs: Coping with the flu. This year's flu (influenza) season is hitting people hard. If you get sick, these FAQs can help.

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Stress is something that just about everyone knows well and experiences often. It's that feeling of pressure, typically a result of too much to do and too little time to do it in. Anxiety is a tense feeling that often accompanies stress. It's typically directed toward the future — toward something that may happen soon.

What a game! Need more football in your life? Read Lon's story about how a Mayo Clinic Health System hospice care team helped grant his wish to go to Lambeau Field for a Packers football game.

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The American Heart Association has designated today as National Wear Red Day® to bring attention to heart disease and increase women’s awareness about their risk for heart disease and stroke. How do you live a heart-healthy lifestyle?

Enjoy a free evening with healthy treats, music and prizes. Hear women share their heart care stories and answer audience questions along with our medical experts.

Robert Wiechmann, M.D., and Gloria Krueger, P.A.-C., in Cardiovascular Surgery, Andrew Calvin, M.D., Cardiology, and three patients will be panelists with Judy Clark, WEAU 13 news anchor, as emcee for the evening.

Mayo Clinic Health System Auditorium...
1221 Whipple St., Eau Claire, WI 54701
Free parking in ramp.

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Dave Andros has a new perspective on life after beating the odds following his sudden cardiac arrest at the gym. Read his story on the Hometown Health blog:

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Holidays can be particularly difficult, but adopting a healthy eating mindset is important throughout the entire year. Read on for tips on how to improve your approach to balanced, mindful nutrition.

Seeing is believing for Brad Stevens who has had his share of health-related ups and downs through the years. Read about his experience with diabetic retinopathy and the surgery to repair it on the Hometown Health blog.

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Score major points by bringing this hearty, healthy chili to
your football party.

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In winter, we are tempted to associate "the sniffles" with a cold. Did you know a sore throat or runny nose may be something other than a common cold? Could it be allergies? Learn more:

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Registration for the 2018 Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival in Eau Claire, WI, opens March 1! Don't be "dragon" your tail -- keep up with the latest on the event by following the Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival Facebook page. There, you'll get all the news, videos, tips and other information leading up to the event. Paddle on, dudes (and dudettes)!

Registration Opens March 1st! Are you ready to Dragon?

Get your dragon boat crew of 20 paddlers and one drummer ready. Community team registration is open from March 1-31. Space is limited — don’t delay!