Public Health

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Understand issues and receive guidance on public health policy and practice with the help of Mayo Clinic.  This collection is updated in collaboration with Mayo Clinic.


Mayo Clinic Q&A: Get Healthy, Stay Healthy Adhering to Social Distancing
As people follow recommendations to stay home and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, questions arise as to how to pass the time. There may be things you can do to help get and stay healthy. (Published 03/25/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Emergency Medicine in the Time of COVID-19
Emergency medicine is a specialty that prides itself on a mantra: anyone, anything, anytime. The COVID-19 pandemic has put emergency health care providers and first responders on the front lines, fighting the spread of the virus and caring for critically ill patients. (Published 04/13/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes to daily life, and disrupted normal routines at work, at school, and at home. Physical isolation can negatively affect mental health, and constant news coverage can bring fear and anxiety about the disease. How can you best cope in these uncertain times? (Published 04/17/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Abuse at Home-Safety Planning During COVID-19
People around the world have been under stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus. While this situation isn't ideal, it can be dangerous for some. For people in abusive situations, the home may not be a safe environment. (Published 04/23/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Skin Care for Your Hands, Face During COVID-19
Your best defense against the spread of coronavirus is hand-washing, but frequent hand-washing can deplete the skin of its natural moisture and oils, causing dry and cracked skin. Recommendations to wear face masks also are taking a toll on the skin. Face masks may rub across the nose and behind the ears, which can irritate the skin. What should you do if your skin is becoming dry or sensitive? (Published 04/24/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Maintaining Routine Vaccine Schedules During COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the World Health Organization(WHO) says more than 117 million children in 37 countries may be missing out on the lifesaving measles vaccine. The WHO had issued some guidelines to help countries sustain immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Published 05/01/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: The "Quarantine 15"
It’s being called the "Quarantine 15" online — people poking fun at gaining weight while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is it really a problem? Or does eating help cope with stress? And what about for kids? Public health researchers warn that COVID-19 related school closures will double out-of-school time this year, raising concerns about weight gain associated with summer recess for children. (Published 05/07/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Strict adherence to public health measures effective in combating COVID-19
Until a vaccine is developed, public health measures are the best defense against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These measures include masking, hand hygiene and physical distancing. "Strict adherence to those things is a very powerful antidote to this virus," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group. (Published 08/19/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Listener mailbag - COVID-19 Questions Answered
During the COVID-19 pandemic, new information about the disease is discovered on a weekly basis and it can be hard to keep up. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious disease expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' questions on COVID-19. (Published 8/24/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Don't Delay Cancer Screenings
Cancer diagnoses have decreased since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a recent study in JAMA. "We can speculate that putting off routine screening tests means early cancers are not being detected," says Dr. Nabil Wasif, a Mayo Clinic surgical oncologist. He says this suggests that patients will eventually show up but with more advanced cancer. Routine screenings are recommended for breast, cervical and colon cancer, as well as lung cancer if the patient is a smoker. (Published 9/8/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: A Physician Shares his Experience Battling COVID-19
Dr. Deepi Goyal, a Mayo Clinic emergency physician and regional chair of practice for Southeastern Minnesota, was infected with COVID-19 after his daughter was exposed at work and brought the virus home. Despite his best efforts to isolate and avoid contact, Dr. Goyal started experiencing COVID-19 symptoms on day nine of the recommended 10-day isolation period. (Published 9/11/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Pandemic Screen Time
Monitoring screen time for children can be a challenge for parents and caregivers under normal circumstances. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, remote schooling has increased the amount of time students are glued to computer monitors and smartphone screens. "Depending on the age of the child there are some considerations because our younger children are just not meant to be staring at a screen for six, seven hours a day," says Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic Family Medicine physician. (Published 12/10/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: How Virtual Meetings Affect Your Mind, Body
To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have transitioned to working from home or working from offices with social distancing and using virtual technology to connect with others. Much of life has gone virtual, including schooling, but how does this affect you psychologically and physically? (Published 12/11/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: 3-D Printing- public health
3D printing can provide an exact replica of a body part. But the printing process is not building or molding the model in traditional ways. The technology creates a solid 3D object by taking thin imaging slices from computer files. Mayo Clinic has been working with 3D printing for at least 16 years, applying it to clinical and surgical areas. "And one of the many benefits we have from 3D printing is the ability to inform the patient," says Dr. Jonathan Morris, a Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist. (Published 12/15/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccinations Happening in Phases
Front-line health care workers across the country are receiving the first COVID-19 vaccinations. With the recent approval of a second COVID-19 vaccine for use here in the U.S., more COVID-19 vaccine doses are expected to be available this week. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended allocating COVID-19 vaccines for the next phase. Phase 1b includes those who are 75 and older as well as front-line essential workers, including police, firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers. These vaccinations would begin when phase 1a, health care workers and long term care residents, is completed. (Published 12/23/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Coping with Relationship Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The holiday season can be stressful all on its own, but add the COVID-19 pandemic and you have the potential for increased anxiety. With health concerns and potential financial worries, coupled with being inside for the winter, some relationships might be feeling the tension of too much togetherness. "At the beginning of the pandemic, I was hearing a lot from couples that I work with, about how much they were appreciating the ability to spend more time together," says Dr. Jennifer Vencill, a Mayo Clinic psychologist. "But that story is starting to shift a little." (Published 12/28/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: COVID-19 Weekly Update
2020 has been a year consumed by COVID-19, from the first news of the virus in the U.S. in January to vaccines rolling out in December. Scientists, health care providers and the public have gained new knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases and virus transmission, and COVID-19 vaccines were developed in record time. (Published 12/30/2020)
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Healthier Eating to Kick-Start the New Year
As the new year kicks off, many people renew or begin a commitment to improving their health. Often, that starts with healthy eating, and this year it might include kicking bad habits developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Mayo Clinic, offers nutrition tips and suggests small changes that can lead to better eating habits and help you shift to healthier eating in 2021. (Published 01/04/2021)
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