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Why it's important to support kids who identify as LGBTQ and may be struggling

The teen years are challenging, but for LGBTQ youth, statistics for mental health issues and suicide risk are alarming. Supporting LGBTQ youth who are struggling starts with lending a listening ear.

June 24, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers

FDA advisers voted unanimously to recommend emergency-use authorization for Moderna and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines for young children. A Mayo Clinic expert shares what this means for parents.

June 22, 2022

Advice for parents during baby formula shortage

While baby formula is in short supply right now, you may be tempted to water it down or use homemade formula. Learn why this can be dangerous, and get advice for getting formula for your baby.

May 24, 2022

COVID-19 booster vaccinations extended to kids 5–11

Vaccination continues to be a safe, effective way to prevent serious illness and hospitalizations from COVID-19. Here's what parents of children ages 5–11 need to know.

May 24, 2022

What to know about FDA limits on use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Because of an elevated, but low, risk of blood clots associated with the J&J COVID-19 vaccine, the FDA has limited its use. A Mayo Clinic expert explains what the latest recommendation means for you.

May 10, 2022

Second COVID-19 booster for those 50 and older, immunocompromised

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded eligibility for a second COVID-19 booster. Get the details with this Q&A.

April 8, 2022

Dealing with 'brain fog' from long COVID-19

One symptom of post-COVID syndrome is described as "brain fog." Learn what you can do if you have short-term memory loss, confusion and difficulty concentrating after a COVID-19 infection.

March 29, 2022

Endemic vs. epidemic vs. pandemic: What you need to know

The drop in COVID-19 cases may lead you to think the pandemic is ending. While stats are headed in the right direction, an infectious diseases expert explains why it's too early to say it's over.

March 10, 2022

Updated COVID-19 vaccine recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued interim recommendations for a shortened interval to the booster, or fourth, dose of mRNA vaccines for immunocompromised people among other updates. Get the details.

February 15, 2022

COVID-19 considerations for your winter travel getaway

If you're planning a winter vacation, you'll need to know how the COVID-19 pandemic affects your plans. Follow these guidelines to safely enjoy your time away.

February 10, 2022

Helping kids struggling with the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic

Children are once again facing disruption to daily routines due to COVID-19 cases surging. Get advice on how to support kids having difficulty coping with the changes.

February 4, 2022

Omicron BA.2 subvariant: What Mayo Clinic COVID-19 experts know

Scientists are tracking the rise in cases of omicron BA.2, which they say is even more contagious than the original omicron variant.

February 3, 2022