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Mayo Clinic Finds Steroids May Shorten Hospital Stay for Pneumonia Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients with pneumonia may spend fewer days in the hospital if they are given steroids along with antibiotics and supportive care. That's the finding of a Mayo Clinic analysis of eight randomized-controlled clinical trials involving more than 1,100 patients. The results appear in the March issue of [...]

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Dr. Greg Poland of Mayo Clinic discusses H1N1 Updates and Mayo Clinic Proceedings Review on H1N1

In Part 1 of his interview with Mayo Clinic Proceedings (review article to be published ahead of print in early December 2009; final publication in January 2010 issue), Dr. Greg Poland, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic and Director of the Mayo Vaccine Research Group, discusses the [...]

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Mayo, Medicine and Social Media (pkg)

The reach of social media cannot be denied. It has the potential to connect us, inform us and empower us to achieve healthier, happier lives. That is certainly true when it comes to raising public awareness about medical challenges and solutions. In fact, this past week Mayo Clinic invited doctors, [...]

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Parental Perceptions are Preventing HPV Vaccination Success

A Mayo Clinic physician and two other pediatric experts say that parental perceptions pose a major barrier to acceptance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination — and that many of those perceptions are wrong. Their comments are published in the September issue of Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, in an editorial [...]

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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: 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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From Sleep to Shots, Back-to-School Health Tips from Mayo Clinic Experts

  MEDIA ALERT: To interview a Mayo Clinic expert, please contact Mayo Clinic Public Affairs at 507-284-5005   Over the next few weeks, students will be returning to their classrooms for another school year. This can be a hectic time for students and parents: the to-do list may include health [...]

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Back to School: Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an important part of the annual back-to-school routine. The Centers for Disease Control provides a state-by-state online registry of school admission vaccination requirements. Pediatric infectious disease specialist with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Robert Jacobson, M.D., says now is the time to make sure your kids are up to date [...]

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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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Whooping Cough - Preventing Outbreaks and Looking at Causes

Whooping cough (pertussis) continues to make headlines, as the U.S. government is calling the latest outbreak the highest infection rate in 70 years. There are increasing rates being reported overseas as well, and while helping prevent the disease is in part up to medical experts, everyone can take some basic steps such as getting [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A - Resurgence of Pertussis Makes Vaccination Important for People of All Ages

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that adults should be vaccinated against pertussis? I thought that was a childhood disease. Hasn’t it basically been eliminated in the United States?   ANSWER: Now more than ever, it is important for everyone — including adults — to be vaccinated against pertussis. There is [...]

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