Join host Halena Gazelka, M.D., pain medicine specialist and medical director for Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, on the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast. From complex or serious conditions like cancer and heart disease to the latest news on research and wellness, Dr. Gazelka asks the questions and gets easy-to-understand answers from Mayo Clinic experts.

Follow the Podcasts page to be notified as new episodes become available. Post a comment and share your thoughts.

Oct 22, 2020

Resiliency during COVID-19 pandemic flu season

By Jennifer O'Hara, @jenohara


As the COVID pandemic continues and flu season begins, staying healthy and finding ways to improve your immunity is important.

"A resilient immune system is not just preventing, but constantly eliminating our exposures to background infections or inflammatory agents," says Dr. Anjali Bhagra, a Mayo Clinic integrative medicine specialist. "It allows your body to keep healing from inflammatory or infective triggers."

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast Dr. Bhagra, whose research focuses on resilience, talks about the ways to build your immune system and how resiliency practices can help you cope with illnesses this winter.

To practice safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, this interview was conducted using video conferencing. The sound and video quality are representative of the technology used.

Connect with others talking about the pandemic and supporting one another in the COVID-19 support group.


Thank you for posting this video. I am doing most of what she has said. The other thing besides of the flu shot, some should also consider on getting the pneumonia shot as well. I have a weakened immune system (mainly from hypothalamus and hypopituitary) from brain injury. If i end up with stronger Covid 19 ( some have mild) how do i trust the hospital (ER) where i am at to give me the correct dose (of Cortef) without an argument? This is one of my main concerns along with I have Aortic Aneurysm? If i was at Mayo Clinic (Minnesota) this wouldn't bother me.

Liked by fiesty76

Please login or register to post a reply.

Invite Others

Send an email to invite people you know to join the Podcasts page.

Please login or register to send an invite.