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Flu Shot and Pregnancy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Gregory Poland says women who are pregnant or considering it, should not shy away from getting a flu shot. To listen, click the link below. Flu Shot and Pregnancy

Created by Joel Streed

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Ovarian cancer The signs of ovarian cancer may not appear until the later stages. Find out if you're at risk. Office exercise: Add more activity to your workday Is an office job keeping you from exercising? From balancing on a fitness ball to adjusting your commute, [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Best Way to Protect a Community from Flu? Immunize the Kids!

Olmsted County area public and private schools offering school-located influenza vaccination clinics ROCHESTER, Minn. — “Everyone needs the influenza vaccine every year,” says Robert Jacobson, M.D., pediatrician and medical director of the Employee and Community Health Immunization Program at Mayo Clinic. “And school-aged children have two more reasons than everyone [...]

Created by Kelley Luckstein

ARDS: A Potentially Deadly Complication Of Influenza (pkg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khK7YfzSDk4 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 [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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 [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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 [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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