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In February, the news broke that Mayo Clinic would not treat patients covered by UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage insurance plan. The two Minnesota health care giants have now “reached an agreement on a new, multi-year network relationship.”
Biophilia is becoming an increasingly popular principle in integrative medicine as researchers are finding health benefits associated with spending time outside.
Life will be better once I lose 10 pounds, change jobs or check everything off of my to-do list. Sound familiar? In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams explores why we should focus on being happy here and now with a Mayo Clinic doctor who studies mindfulness in his lab.
The key is to continually remind children and teens that they are cared for, and to help them get back into the structure and familiar activities that give them a feeling of accomplishment. That's the advice of two experts from Mayo Clinic.

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Two former Mayo Clinic employees — Shelly Kiel of Owatonna and Sherry Ihde of Zumbro Falls — filed lawsuits this week claiming they were unfairly fired for refusing COVD-19 vaccines. Their attorney said he will be filing more than 100 similar ones against Mayo Clinic as well as Olmsted Medical Center.
Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, a former Mayo Clinic attorney and Rochester resident, wrote the controversial 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. A year after he wrote it, Blackmun described it as “one of the worst mistakes in the court’s history or one of its great decisions.”
Spike of new cases extends in cluster of southeastern counties.
Mayo Clinic vaccinologist Dr. Greg Poland says the latest data show the benefit of a second booster is real, but "fractional" and wanes fast, meaning that timing and individual health circumstances are important factors when considering a fourth shot.
Name tag role identifiers are used to offset a phenomenon in which female physicians and doctors from underrepresented communities report being mistaken, including as nurses or cleaning staff, creating demoralization, burnout and impeding diversity in medicine.
Health officials say that declining hospitalizations is a better metric for tracking spread.

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Voicing his concern about the so-called "stealth omicron" sub-variant that now makes up 25% of new COVID cases in the U.S., Dr. Greg Poland cautioned that the relaxation of mitigation now underway was premature.
Wouldn't it be great if you had the power to feel younger for longer as you age? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams talks to a Mayo Clinic cardiologist about how making small changes can lead to big results. His tips are all in a new book.
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Mayo Clinic will issue the bonds, in partnership with the City of Rochester and the City of Phoenix, to pay for Minnesota and Arizona projects and to pay off a $200 million bond issue from 2012.

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