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COVID-19 and celebrations: Tips for gathering safely

Nearly everyone had at least one event delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While eager to be with friends and family again, here's how to limit your risk and protect others during in-person gatherings.

June 11, 2021
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Tips for traveling after getting vaccinated for COVID-19

While many restrictions have been lifted, COVID-19 has not gone away. So how safe is it to travel? A Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert answers your questions.

June 9, 2021
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Recent infection could affect COVID-19 vaccination

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is an essential tool in fighting the pandemic. But a recent COVID-19 infection could affect the recommended timing of your vaccination. Get the details.

June 3, 2021
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Q&A: COVID-19 and loss of smell, taste

If you've lost your sense of smell this past year, you're not alone. Learn what you might expect, how long it could last, why COVID-19 can affect it and more.

David Valencia MD By David Valencia June 3, 2021
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Caregiving, self-care during, beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

As society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers can take a collective deep breath and begin to take advantage of the return of supportive services. Use these tips as you navigate this time and your role.

Sarah Cormell, L.C.S.W. By Sarah Cormell June 1, 2021
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Brushing off the 'social rust'

You may feel excited, yet awkward, about a return to interacting with others after the COVID-19 pandemic. Get tips for regaining your comfort and confidence in social situations.

May 25, 2021
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How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting caregiving

It's not surprising that the COVID-19 pandemic changed how we provided caregiving for our loved ones. Read how it's changed, and get tips for positive caregiving support within a family.

Sarah Cormell, L.C.S.W. By Sarah Cormell May 25, 2021
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Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance

The CDC has stated that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 don't need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. Here's what you need to know when visiting Mayo Clinic Health System.

May 24, 2021
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5 ways slimming screen time is good for your health

How much time do you and your family members spend on a screen? Are you missing out on something else important to you? Learn about the many benefits of cutting down on screen time.

Mysoon Ayuob MD By Mysoon Ayuob May 21, 2021
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New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults: What does it mean?

The CDC announced updated COVID-19 masking guidance for fully vaccinated people. Get the details, and learn why this new guidance does not apply to health care settings.

May 17, 2021
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Mayo Clinic COVID-19 vaccination plans for children 12 and older

Mayo Clinic Health System is prepared to vaccinate children 12 and older for COVID-19. Vaccination is strongly recommended for all. Here's how to schedule your child's appointment.

May 14, 2021
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Why you shouldn’t forgo your second COVID-19 vaccine dose

For anyone who receives the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, two doses are required to complete the series and be fully vaccinated. To get maximum protection, don't forget to get your second dose.

May 14, 2021