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COVID-19 vaccine urgency as delta variant spreads

The COVID-19 delta variant is spreading globally, and is more contagious and causing more severe illness than previous strains. Read a Q&A to learn why getting the COVID-19 vaccine is more important than ever.

July 26, 2021
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Managing anxiety: Making the COVID-19 transition

The COVID-19 pandemic upended daily activities and may have caused anxiety about your safety. Get guidance on making a new start so you can move ahead.

YaserDorriPhD By Yaser Dorri July 23, 2021
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Caring COVID-19 nurse changed everything

Help is just a phone call away. That's what Susan Fox discovered when she called the Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Nurse Line. Read about her journey to an unexpected diagnosis.

July 22, 2021
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Unvaccinated at highest risk of delta variant infection

The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. A Mayo Clinic expert expands on how this highly transmissible variant continues to spread.

July 21, 2021
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Use caution with fireworks

Independence Day has been celebrated with firework displays since the 1770s. Find out why you need to use extreme caution while using fireworks, and get safety tips.

Kim Schutterle MD By Kim Schutterle June 29, 2021
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Patient finds online scheduling 'easy peasy'

JoAnn Osterhus was happy to learn she could schedule her own blood test in Patient Online Services. Learn about this new option, which JoAnn describes as "easy peasy."

June 23, 2021
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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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Dedicated to our communities: A 2020 reflection

Being healthy is much more than just physical health. It's determined by social, behavioral and environmental health, among other factors. Review how we're working to improve the health of the communities we serve.

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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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