Items Tagged ‘Vaccine Research Group’

April 8, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

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: Carmen Zwicker   Jimmy Kimmel Live Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo Learn How to Wash […]

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January 15, 2013

Flu Shot Flaws Leave Experts Queasy

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

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 (@loganlafferty)

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 8, 2013

Flu Season Turning Out to Be Harsh One

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

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

August 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment

How Not to Get Sick in a Crowd

By Mystery User

Medical researchers have investigated germs circulated in confined spaces, like airplanes, “where certainly there have been influenza, even tuberculosis outbreaks,” says Gregory Poland, MD, director of the Vaccine Research Group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Similarly, researchers have tracked germs in hospitals and office buildings where relatively large numbers of people congregate.   EverydayHealth by Jim Dalessio

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Poland, EverydayHealth, outbreak, Vaccine Research Group

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