Infectious Diseases

January 30, 2013

H1N1 Flu Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

  The Norwegian study — supported by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the U.S. National Institutes of Health — involved a slightly different H1N1 vaccine from that used in the USA, says Gregory Poland, a professor and vaccine researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Norwegians added an adjuvant to their vaccine, which […]

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Tags: adjuvant, Dr. Gregory Poland, H1N1, immune response, New Parent Magazine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, U.S. National Institutes of Health, vaccine


January 29, 2013

Adult Chicken Pox: How Is Barbara Walters’ Condition Different From Shingles?

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Barbara Walters, the 83-year-old veteran news anchor and co-host of “The View,” is in the hospital with chicken pox, according to news reports…Stacey Rizza, who is the chair of the HIV clinic at Mayo Clinic, an infectious disease expert and associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, told HuffPost that getting chicken pox as […]

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Tags: Barbara Walters, chicken pox, Dr. Stacy Rizza, HIV clinic, Huffington Post, immune system, The View


January 18, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

    January 18, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: AAN, American Academy of Neurology, AP, Becker’s Hospital Review, Bell Labs, belly fat, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, BMI, Boston Herald, Cambridge, CBS Boston


January 15, 2013

Flu Shot Flaws Leave Experts Queasy

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The flu shot, it might be said, is the black sheep of the vaccine family. In good years, people ignore it because they think the flu is no big deal. In bad years — like this one — they complain that it doesn’t work well enough. But the biggest problem, says Dr. Gregory Poland, a […]

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Poland, flu shot, Influenza, Mayo Clinic, Star Tribune, vaccine, Vaccine Research Group


January 15, 2013

As Flu Rages, Caregiving Suffers

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Nationally, about 60 percent of health care workers get flu vaccines, which are voluntary in most hospitals, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group. And when workers are struck by the flu, infections among residents can follow. “The disruptions, the costs, the complications from […]

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Poland, flu, flu vaccine, mandatory immunizations, Mayo Clinic, New York Times, Vaccine Research Group


January 11, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

    January 11, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: 4-Traders, Allevant Solutions, Austin Daily Herald, Becker’s Hospital Review, Billings Clinic, Billings Gazette, Cancer, diabetes, doctor burnout, Dr. Colin West, Dr. Greg Pupillo, Dr. Gregory Poland


January 8, 2013

Flu Season Turning Out to Be Harsh One

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Chances are that you or someone you know has been chained to the bed recently with fever, fatigue, sore throat and muscle aches…The public should be concerned, says Gregory Poland, professor of medicine and infectious disease at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “A decade ago, when we had widespread circulation (of the seasonal flu), […]

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Poland, flu season, USA Today, Vaccine Research Group


January 3, 2013

Flu Season is Worst in a Decade

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

More than 120 Minnesotans were hospitalized in one week, because of the flu.  Now health officials are warning this may be the worst flu outbreak in a decade…ayo Clinic’s  Dr. Greg Poland says this year’s strain can be downright deadly. “This can be a lethal virus, I mean we loose on average about 36,000 Americans each […]

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Tags: Dr. Greg Poland, flu, flu outbreak, H3N2, KAAL, lethal virus, vaccine


January 2, 2013

Flu Surge Has Health Officials Worried

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

A sudden spike in flu cases over the holidays is filling emergency rooms and urgent care centers across the state and has health officials fearing this could be one of the worst influenza seasons in years…The Mayo Clinic’s hospital in Mankato now has 15 patients with the flu, said Kevin Burns, director of public affairs […]

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Tags: flu, infection, Influenza, Kevin Burns, Mankato, Star Tribune


December 21, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

    December 21, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. This week’s report covers two weeks of highlights because we were unable to publish last week due to technical difficulties. This will be the last news summary of 2012. Our first report of 2013 will be […]

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Tags: AHA, american heart association, C. diff, chest compression-only CPR, chest compressions, cluster headache, concussion, concussion testing, CPR, doctor shortage, Dr. Colin West, Dr. David Dodick


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