Items Tagged ‘swine flu’

November 4, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

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. Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Emily Blahnik Advisory Board Mayo Clinic got ‘five stars’—but its CEO still doesn’t […]

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December 8, 2009

At death’s door with H1N1 for three weeks

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Her son, Brad, just had the flu…   after two nights in the hospital, he could hardly breathe. A lung specialist at United told him his lungs were worsening. On the X-ray they were solid white, filled with fluid…   he problem was the fluid in Brad’s lungs. He had a full-blown case of adult […]

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November 5, 2009

When Pigs Fly: Is Your Fear of the Swine Flu Extreme?

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Although there have only been approximately 670 reported cases of the swine flu in Florida (affecting less than 0.004 percent of our statewide population), it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that people are still fearful of a potential pandemic…   Experts at the Mayo Clinic suggest several treatments, including cognitive behavioral counseling and […]

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November 4, 2009

Mayo Clinic gets more vaccine for its patients

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic started taking calls at 7 a.m. today from people who want to get vaccinated against H1N1.   The scope of who’s eligible has widened. Now, Mayo will vaccinate anyone age 3 to 48 who has no underlying illness. They’ll get inhaled vaccine. It’s the most-diverse age group yet to get vaccinated in southeastern […]

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November 2, 2009

AMA’s flu site 1st to link to care after rating symptoms

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Several organizations have launched Web sites in recent weeks that help patients determine the severity of flu symptoms. But the American Medical Association on Oct. 22 launched a site that it says is the first to offer patients the opportunity to not only complete an assessment but also allow direct communication with their personal physicians. […]

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November 2, 2009

Demystifying the swine flu virus’

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

The swine flu vaccine remains scarce, so that means for many people, the best protection against the flu is prevention. In two months, more than 100 people have been hospitalized with swine flu in Lane County.   But what really kills flu germs? Water? Hand sanitizer? Anti-bacterial soap? Can some do more harm than good? […]

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October 27, 2009

Swine flu: Why the delay?

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

With President Barack Obama declaring a national emergency over the swine flu virus, many people are asking questions about why vaccine production is taking so long. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports. Dr. Gregory Poland is interviewed.   NBC Nightly News, Robert Bazell, 10/26/09

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October 22, 2009

POLL: The Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Nearly four in 10 parents do not plan to have their children get the swine flu vaccine this year, with doubts about its safety overwhelmingly cited as the chief reason, underscoring safety concerns as potentially a major impediment to vaccination efforts.   Other results in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll buttress the point: Three […]

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October 20, 2009

Two Flu Vaccines, Twice The Number Of Questions

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

The annual ritual of fending off the flu is more complicated than usual this fall as Americans weigh the opportunity to receive two vaccines to protect against different types of influenza.   The vaccine to fight seasonal flu is already widely available to people of all ages and health conditions, although some areas have reported […]

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October 20, 2009

Asthma and Swine Flu: What You Need to Know

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

With the H1N1 vaccine becoming more widely available, news that asthma is the most common chronic medical condition found among people hospitalized for severe complications of H1N1 hits close to home for asthmatics and loved ones of people with the lung condition…   U.S. News consulted James Li, chairman of the Division of Allergy at […]

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