COVID-19 Daily News: June 12

Why it’s critical for children to get their routine health care

"We have seen, over the last few months, across the country that rates of vaccines in children have dropped precipitously, and that's really concerning to us as pediatricians because it means that we are now at risk for having outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. "That's why we're really assuring parents that it is safe to bring their children to the clinic."

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Don’t stop washing your hands!

Hand-washing remains the best defense against the spread of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As more communities open up and follow changing pandemic protocols it's good to remember one of the most important protections against COVID-19 is washing your hands. Click "read more" for in infographic on how soap kills COVID-19.

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Consumer Health: Meditation and stress relief

If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, during these turbulent times you might consider trying meditation. There are many forms of meditation, but most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused attention and an open attitude.

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.