• By Dana Sparks

What’s New About the Flu?

January 5, 2015

CDC influenza-lsike illness map of United StatesSource: CDC FluView

MicrobeWatch: Jan. 5 Influenza Update

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity increased in the United States during the week ending December 27, 2014.

  • Nationwide, 30.4% (7,289 of 24,001) of specimens tested by reporting laboratories were positive for influenza.
  • Widespread influenza activity was reported in 43 states, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. This represents an increase in the number of states experiencing widespread activity from 36 states reported the previous week.

Read more on MicrobeWatch blog from Matt Binnicker, Ph.D., with Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Are there specific meal planning classes that can be taken? I have found several apps and online services that are fee based, but that is not what I'm looking for. I'd like to learn the skill myself not pay someone else to do it for me. Thanks!

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Kim, there is not a cooking class offered with the current Healthy Living online site, but a great suggestion that I can pass on for potential future enhancements. Thank You, Your Benefits Team

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@kimberlykoenck

Are there specific meal planning classes that can be taken? I have found several apps and online services that are fee based, but that is not what I'm looking for. I'd like to learn the skill myself not pay someone else to do it for me. Thanks!

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Thank you for this request, I believe there may be meal planning classes offered by the Healthy Living Center in Rochester. You may want to check with the DAHLC team. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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Web based cooking classes would be awesome so that all three sites could be involved. The smaller sites seem to miss out on some of the many things offered in Rochester.

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I was just wondering if this is available to Health System employees in the River Corridor. We would love to have access to helpful health programs such as this.

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@angelaweiland

I was just wondering if this is available to Health System employees in the River Corridor. We would love to have access to helpful health programs such as this.

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Yes, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online is available in the SE MN Region of the Mayo Clinic Health System. you can begin your journey today and enjoy this new wellness tool, type the URL: wellnessforyou.mayoclinic.org into your browser and log in. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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