Items Tagged ‘vaccine’

May 19, 2017

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

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. Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Emily Blahnik   CNN What snacks to eat for better sleep by Jacqueline Howard […]

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January 10, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

    January 10, 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 relations Meet the Press […]

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April 22, 2013

Individual genes alter effectiveness of smallpox vaccine

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Individual genes alter the response — effectiveness — of the smallpox vaccine, not the quality of the vaccination, U.S. researchers say. Senior author Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, said worldwide vaccination is believed to have eradicated smallpox, but the highly contagious and sometimes fatal illness remains a bioterrorism concern. […]

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Tags: bioterrorism, Dr. Gregory Poland, individual genes, Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, Smallpox, UPI, vaccine, worldwide vaccination


April 15, 2013

Minnesota disease experts watching China closely (Video)

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Concern, but not alarm. Not yet. That’s how Dr. Gregory Poland, the head of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, sums up his reaction to the discovery of the H7N9 influenza in China. “If we were to see cases outside of China or in the US, or evidence of human-to-human transmission, then I think it would be […]

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Tags: China, Dr. Gregory Poland, H7N9 influenza, KARE 11, Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, preventable disease, vaccine


March 18, 2013

Cervical Cancer Vaccines Spurned by 44% of U.S. Parents

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Researchers analyzed data from a national survey from 2008 to 2010 on immunizations for teenagers…“That’s the opposite direction that rate should be going,” Robert Jacobson, a pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and a senior researcher of the paper, said in a statement. “HPV causes essentially 100 percent of cervical cancer and 50 […]

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Tags: Bloomberg, cervical cancer, Dr. Robert Jacobson, HPV, immunization, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, vaccine


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

A Model of a Physician’s Successful Social Media Journey

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

When Jenny McCarthy, a former Playboy bunny, claimed that vaccines were linked to autism, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson knew she had to do something…Swanson says social media gives her a deeper connection with other doctors and families. She’s made meaningful friendship with colleagues across the country, sits on the advisory board for the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: autism, Center for Social Media, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Health Care, Jenny McCarthy, Ragan.com, vaccine


January 17, 2013

H1N1 Flu Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

A new study confirms that giving H1N1 flu vaccines to pregnant women during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was safe for them and their babies, and likely reduced the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth…The Norwegian study — supported by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the U.S. National Institutes of Health — involved a […]

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Tags: Gregory Poland, H1N1 flu, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, pregnancy, U.S. National Institutes of Health, USA Today, vaccine


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 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


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