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Schedule flu vaccinations through Patient Online Services, Mayo Clinic App

Put up your best defense by scheduling a flu vaccination through Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic App — it's convenient. Select the date, time and location that's best for you.

September 29, 2020

5 considerations before participating in group gatherings

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a high-level feeling of social isolation. For your safety and that of others, here are 5 things to consider before you decide to participate at a social gathering.

September 28, 2020

Get vaccinated early for flu

Put up your best defense. It's time for your seasonal flu shot. Learn why it's more important than ever to be vaccinated.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson September 28, 2020

Returning to school safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Are your kids back in school? Here are 4 tips to help keep them safe.

September 8, 2020

Ovarian cancer: Get the facts

Ovarian cancer takes the lives of thousands of women each year. Knowing symptoms and risk factors can increase your chances of early diagnosis and recovery.

August 31, 2020

High blood pressure: The silent killer

High blood pressure can lead to a host of serious problems, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke. That’s why it’s important to know your risk factors for developing high blood pressure — and to take steps to lower your risks.

August 28, 2020

Coronavirus vs. flu: Similarities, differences

COVID-19 and the flu have many similarities and some key differences. Find out what to know and how to protect yourself from these diseases.

August 25, 2020

7 tips for helping your child wear a mask

Some schools are recommending or requiring masks as students return to the classroom this fall. Here are 7 tips for helping your children get used to wearing a mask for an extended time.

April Poolman RN CNP By April Poolman August 20, 2020

Helping your children prepare for a COVID-19 test

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for families — especially if your child is upset about having a COVID-19 test. The good news is that there are things you can do to help your child prepare.

Jennifer Brumm MD By Jennifer Brumm August 19, 2020

Debunked myths about face masks

Wearing face masks can help slow the spread of COVID-19. However, there has been much debate about wearing masks and misinformation has spread online. Here are four debunked myths about wearing a mask.

Kimberly Frodl, M.D. By Kimberly Frodl July 10, 2020

Debunking COVID-19 myths

Chances are you've heard about a food, drug or other method that claims to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19. Here's a list of some of the substances and products that have been touted as ways to prevent infection with the COVID-19 virus or treat COVID-19 — and what the science says.

July 10, 2020

Use caution with fireworks

With COVID-19 resulting in the cancelation of many public Independence Day celebrations, more families may be inclined to use fireworks at home. As you celebrate, remember to exercise extreme caution when using the devices, as deaths and injuries occur every year.

Kim Schutterle MD By Kim Schutterle July 1, 2020