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6 tips to reduce children's screen time
Screened devices are part of everyday activities from store checkout to reading on a tablet. There are health benefits to reducing screen time. Here are six tips to help your family trim screen time.
From Check Symptoms to video visit in one step
Patients with rash symptoms now can request an on-demand video appointment using the patient portal. Here's how Matt Gauthier used it to quickly get care he needed without leaving home.
Check Symptoms offers evaluations, care recommendations
Minor health concerns can happen anytime. If you're unsure what to do or who to call, use a free online tool to evaluate your symptoms and receive a care recommendation.
5 ways to get better sleep
Restless nights tossing and turning can leave you feeling tired. If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, learn how to observe your sleep patterns and try five ways to improve your sleep.
How to determine your foot arch type
Whether you're a casual or competitive athlete, sports put tremendous pressure on your feet, ankles and legs. Here's how to choose a shoe that best fits your foot.
Is virtual prenatal care from OB Nest right for you?
Virtual prenatal care enables you to take an active role with a unique experience from Mayo Clinic OB Nest. Find out if this program is a good fit for your pregnancy journey.
Are you ready to change habits to lose weight?
Think you're ready to take on the challenge to lose the extra weight? This readiness assessment can help you get on track for success.
Clean up your hand-washing skills
Help your kids clean up their hand-washing skills before school starts. Here are some tips and a coloring sheet to get them motivated.
6 tips for making the most of your health care video appointment
During this time of social distancing, learn how video appointments are changing the way you receive care and how you can make the most of your visit using technology.
Record keeping can help you lose weight — and keep it off
Does it seem like you are eating all the right foods, exercising and your weight still isn’t going down? If you’re not keeping track of what you’re eating and what you’re doing for exercise, you need to start.
Mental and Emotional Health Assessment
Many aspects impact your mental and emotional health, including worry, mood, sleep, stress, relationships and alcohol consumption. Take a few minutes to answer 9 questions that will help evaluate your wellness.
Exercises for a happy back
Don't let back pain slow you down. Learn how to stretch and strengthen your back properly to keep you moving.