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Communities Need 'Herd Immunity' to Prevent Measles Outbreaks

Communities Need 'Herd Immunity' to Prevent Measles Outbreaks

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "The United States experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014, with 644 cases from 27 states reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). This is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monitoring Enterovirus D68

Monitoring Enterovirus D68

Written by Greg Brown, Mayo Clinic News Specialist According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), enterovirus infections are common in the summer and fall. However, hospitals throughout the U.S. are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68. The CDC is watching the [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic and Rochester Downtown Alliance to Host U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Peace, Joy and Health: Rochester’s Capitol Christmas Tree Celebration ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic and the Rochester Downtown Alliance are teaming up to host the nation’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this November. For the past 50 years, a beautiful evergreen tree has appeared on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol [...]

Created by Kelley Luckstein

Jude's Wish: Unraveling a Medical Mystery

Jude's Wish: Unraveling a Medical Mystery

Being a parent of a very sick child is a frightening experience. That’s particularly true when the illness is a mystery and each possibility seems more serious than the last. But, getting to the right diagnosis quickly is the first step toward recovery. Little Jude is one of about 30,000 [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYb7t_jHiTE With schools back in session, many parents are again on the alert for easily transmissible childhood diseases. Hand, foot and mouth disease is one of them. Pediatric dermatologist with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Megha Tollefson, M.D., says it's usually not a big concern. But, in certain circumstances, hospitalization may be [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Mayo Experts Comment on Respiratory Illnesses

Mayo Experts Comment on Respiratory Illnesses

ROCHESTER, Minn. — With the recent news about a large number of children affected by respiratory illnesses in the central U.S., Mayo Clinic Children’s Center pediatrician Phil Fischer, M.D., and pediatric infectious diseases specialist W. Charles Huskins, M.D., share information about these illnesses, what parents should look for and how [...]

Created by Kelley Luckstein

Two of a Kind: Abby and Belle

Two of a Kind: Abby and Belle

Formerly conjoined twins, Abby and Belle were separated after a daylong operation in May 2006. All these years later the family reflects on that deep moment of trust in the Mayo Clinic team. [TRT 4:14] Journalists: The full package is available in the downloads. Click here for transcript. This is a [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

BACK-TO-SCHOOL: A Good Night's Sleep

BACK-TO-SCHOOL: A Good Night's Sleep

Is a good night's sleep on your list of back-to-school essentials? Pediatric sleep expert with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center Suresh Kotagal, M.D., says getting enough sleep is critical to students' well-being and ability to learn. Dr. Kotagal says an estimated 30 to 50 percent of children have trouble sleeping well, but a few healthy habits could help many of them sleep more soundly. [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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