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Mayo to offer ‘Discover Gratitude’ virtual program

Practicing mindful thankfulness is one way to boost spirits, feel happier and enhance overall health. Join Mayo Clinic ...

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Pfizer booster spurs immune response to new omicron subtypes

Pfizer said Friday that its updated COVID-19 booster may offer some protection against newly emerging omicron mutants even ...

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Health officials warn of tripledemic this winter

After two years of lower than average numbers of influenza, flu season is back this year. “Typically around ...

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Mayo Clinic Health System earns A grade for patient safety

Mayo Clinic hospitals including Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin scored high marks for safety, earning an ...

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‘Make sure everyone has fun’: Woman oversees activities at St. John’s Lutheran Community

A new director is at the helm of activities at St. John’s Lutheran Community. 

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Blue Cross Blue Shield to include MercyOne clinic in-network in Medicare Advantage plan

After trying over and over to get Blue Cross Blue Shield and Mayo Clinic to let Blue Cross ...

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Hospice workers aim to make what life patients have left the most memorable 

If you didn’t know, November is National Home Care & Hospice Month. According to the Association for Home ...

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Health care officials prepare as RSV, influenza cases increase in Minnesota

By Michelle Wiley, Minnesota Public Radio News Hospitalizations due to RSV cases are continuing to climb in the ...

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Ball in the mall returns — but this time for a new purpose

The Ball in the Mall is back — in a different way.

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Public health director urges measles vaccine after cases popping up in the Twin Cities 

Like Wile E. Coyote’s many attempts to defeat Road Runner, some things can’t be defeated on the first, ...

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HealthPartners to provide unique coverage for Freeborn County residents, opens door for possible health care savings

The Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition had specific, targeted goals when they began their work of bringing health care ...

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FDA clears updated COVID boosters for kids as young as 5

The U.S. on Wednesday authorized updated COVID-19 boosters for children as young as 5, seeking to expand protection ...

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Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 booster available at Mayo Clinic Health System

Mayo Clinic Health System is now offering appointments to receive a Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccination at clinic locations ...

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Fears, frustration mount as Minnesota’s long-term care staffing crisis deepens

Minnesota’s long-term care industry has long struggled with staff shortages. But after two years of COVID-19, the industry ...

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Minnesota health officials raise concerns over measles cases

By Michelle Wiley, Minnesota Public Radio News Another case of measles has been confirmed in Minnesota, bringing the ...

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