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Remote patient monitoring: Comprehensive care at home

Mayo Clinic's Remote Patient Monitoring Program provides patients diagnosed with COVID-19 comprehensive care at home. Learn how it can help quickly escalate care.

October 31, 2020

How COVID-19 has changed alcohol use

Alcohol sales are up since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you're reaching for a bottle of wine at the end of the day, how much is too much? Find out

October 29, 2020

Do Halloween masks protect you from COVID-19?

Wearing a costume and mask for Halloween has long been a holiday tradition. But can a costume mask substitute for a protective mask against COVID-19?

October 28, 2020

Surgical options to remove breast cancer

Surgery often is part of breast cancer treatment plans. Learn about the two main surgical procedures and the reasons why your surgeon may recommend one options over the other for you.

M Kathleen Christian MD By M. Kathleen Christian October 27, 2020

Do your part to lower rates of COVID-19 in your community

During September and October, there has been a surge of COVID-19 infections across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, including some of the communities served by Mayo Clinic Health System. Here is how you can protect yourself and others.

October 27, 2020

COVID-19 during winter: 8 things you can do to physically prepare

The CDC expects COVID-19 cases to rise this winter because of increased time spent indoors. Here are 8 things you can do to prepare your body.

Fnu Artika MD By Artika Misra October 26, 2020

COVID-19 during winter: 8 things you can do to mentally prepare

Winter can be a difficult time for some people, and the coming winter may add to that as we "hunker down" to prevent the spread the COVID-19. Here are 8 things you can do now to mentally prepare for a winter with an ongoing pandemic.

Sarah Reichert LSW By Sarah Reichert October 23, 2020

Preparing kids for a flu shot: Tips to help parents

Now more than ever, it's important to schedule flu vaccinations for your entire family. You can help prepare your children for getting a shot with these tips.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson October 22, 2020