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ARDS: A Potentially Deadly Complication Of Influenza (pkg)

This is a story of beating the odds. It’s about a man who developed a potentially deadly complication of influenza called acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS. He ended up in a medically induced coma on a respirator in an intensive care unit – a situation from which many [...]

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Reminders for Avoiding Winter Mishaps

Snow, ice and the arctic air of winter are more than inconveniences  — there are major health concerns to be aware of, some which can be prevented. Lori Schumacher, emergency medicine physician assistant at Mayo Clinic Health System, discusses a few common potential health issues to watch out for throughout [...]

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Influenza is Spreading Across the United States

Journalists: Mayo experts are available for interviews. Contact  507-284-5005 or email:newsbureau@mayo.edu According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness.  Mayo Clinic specialists are offering advice and dispelling some misconceptions about the influenza to help people stay healthy. Here are some tips for avoiding illness: Wash [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Wrinkle creams: Your guide to younger looking skin Do over-the-counter wrinkle creams really reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Stress relief from laughter? It's no joke Laughter is powerful stress-relief medicine. Discover how to fire up your sense of humor. EXPERT ANSWERS Ministroke vs. [...]

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Hand-washing Do's and Don'ts Prevention: Influenza (flu)  Foreign object in the eye: First aid Food poisoning: Prevention What's the definition of palliative care?

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Flu Update: Mayo Clinic Experts Encourage Flu Vaccinations, Dispel Common Myths

Vaccination Options Are Available for Everyone MULTIMEDIA ALERT: For audio and video of Vandana Bhide, M.D., talking about the flu and flu vaccinations, visit the Mayo Clinic News Network. Jacksonville, FL — Flu season is upon us, and despite what most people think, influenza is a serious and potentially deadly disorder. The Centers [...]

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It's the Season for a #FluChat

Join @mayoclinic and @mnhealth for a #FluChat moderated by  @StarTribune’s @allieshah Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1-2 p.m. ET Experts from Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Department of Health, University of Minnesota Academic Health Center (@UMN_Health) and others will be there to answer your questions. Topics to be covered: Who should get vaccinated Varieties [...]

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Do I Have the Flu: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

It's a question many of us probably ask ourselves a number of times... "I wonder if I have the flu?"  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Gregory Poland tells us a little bit more about what are and what are not flu symptoms. To listen, click the link [...]

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Travel Souvenir Could be a Flu-like Fungal Infection

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A flu-like illness isn't always the flu. It could be a fungal infection picked up when traveling. The January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter says that knowing symptoms of respiratory fungal infections — and the geographic areas where they are most common — can help tip [...]

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Flu Protection: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, vaccine specialist Dr. Gregory Poland has some tips on how to avoid getting the flu. To listen, click the link below. Flu Protection

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Your Heart and the Flu

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Kopekcy explains whey he recommends his patients get a flu shot To listen, click the link below. Your Heart and the Flu

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Flu Shot Prevents Heart Attack

It's flu season again, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all people over 6 months of age should get vaccinated. Sure, the flu shot helps prevent the flu, but it also helps prevent something else. Heart attack. Here's the latest from Mayo Clinic.

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Exercise and chronic disease: Get the facts Antidepressants and weight gain: What causes it? Flu during pregnancy: What to do? Napping: Do's and don'ts for healthy adults Chickenpox and pregnancy: What are the concerns?

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Flu Vaccination Options Are Available for Everyone

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an average of 30,000 deaths occur annually as a result of flu and associated complications. Influenza is a serious and potentially deadly disorder.   With last year’s flu outbreak ranking among the worst in recent history, Mayo Clinic experts are offering advice and dispelling many misconceptions about the [...]

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Preventing Influenza During Pregnancy Could Reduce Autism Risk (pkg)

Expectant moms have yet another good reason to get their flu shot. It may lower their new baby’s risk of autism. "From a public health point of view, this is very exciting news," says Greg Poland, M.D., head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "About 1 in 88 kids or so in [...]

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Preventing Influenza During Pregnancy Could Reduce Autism Risk (pkg)

Expectant moms have yet another good reason to get their flu shot. It may lower their new baby’s risk of autism. "From a public health point of view, this is very exciting news," says Greg Poland, M.D., head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "About 1 in 88 kids or so in [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: There are new vaccine options to help protect against influenza

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve read that there will be new options for getting the flu vaccine this year, including one for people who have egg allergies. How are these new vaccines different, and how do I know which one to pick? How do researchers know they will be safe? ANSWER: You’re right. Beginning this [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: New vaccine options available to help protect against influenza

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve read that there will be new options for getting the flu vaccine this year, including one for people who have egg allergies. How are these new vaccines different, and how do I know which one to pick? How do researchers know they will be safe? ANSWER: You’re right. [...]

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Debunking At Least Five Common Flu Myths

A hand washing demo with glow-in-the-dark germs is available in the downloads. The flu bug continues to spread across the country and unfortunately this season's outbreak is one of the worst in years. To make matters worse, there are a number of myths that are keeping people from doing more to prevent [...]

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CDC Says Flu Epidemic Spreads to 47 States

FLU UPDATE: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says influenza has spread to 47 states. However, according to the CDC "most (91 percent) of the influenza viruses that have been analyzed at the CDC are like the viruses included in the 2012–2013 influenza vaccine." This means that proactive influenza vaccinations are preventing an [...]

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