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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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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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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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CDC Shutdown: Mayo Clinic Expert Explains What it Means for This Flu Season — and the Next

Federal budget furloughs put work on flu vaccines for 2014-15 'behind the curve' ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 10, 2013 — Flu season is under way, but how many Americans have been hit so far, how badly, and which influenza bugs are to blame is unclear. That information is important to prevent and manage outbreaks, and [...]

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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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Mitos y cuentos sobre la influenza: experto de Mayo Clinic disipa cinco malentendidos comunes sobre la gripe fuerte

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 15 de febrero de 2013.  Al parecer uno no puede ir a ningún lado estos días sin escuchar "la gripe esto y la gripe aquello". Desgraciadamente, el brote de influenza de esta temporada es uno de los peores en años; y no es solamente el virus de [...]

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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 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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Wednesday #Fluchat with @HealthDay

Join @HealthDayEditor @BrophyMarcus, @drcindyhaines and @mayoclinic for a #fluchat Wednesday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m. ET.    Topics we’ll discuss include: flu strains this year, symptoms, treatments, vaccinations and why to get vaccinated, important information for parents/kids, and more. Experts on hand will be ready to answer your questions.  Other participants will include @AmerAcadPeds, @CDCFlu & its director @DrFriedenCDC, and @UCLAHealth’s @DrMommyCalls. Never [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza The flu can make you miserable and keep you home from work or school. Getting a flu shot is good insurance. Influenza (flu) Initially, the flu may seem like a common cold with a runny nose, sneezing and [...]

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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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Does Everyone with Flu-Like Symptoms Need to Seek Medical Care?

If you experience flu-like symptoms, you may wonder whether to seek medical care. According to Mayo Clinic, you should:  Seek medical care if you have flu symptoms and are in a risk group. Antiviral medication treatment may benefit you. To receive the antiviral medication, seek medical attention (by telephone or [...]

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Influenza Everywhere: Not Too Late for Vaccination

Influenza is spreading across the United States, and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness. That's according to the CDC’s latest FluView report. Mayo Clinic's Gregory Poland, M.D., infectious disease expert and advisor to the CDC, says this is a [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Even the Young and Healthy Benefit From the Flu Vaccine

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 28 and healthy. I have never gotten a flu shot and have never had the flu. Do I really need a flu vaccination? My employer is recommending it for everyone, but I am hesitant. I have heard some people get sick from the actual vaccination.   [...]

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