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Influenza is Spreading Across the United States

Journalists: Mayo experts are available for interviews. Contact  507-284-5005 or 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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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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A Physician's Guide for Anti-Vaccine Parents

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In the limited time of an office visit, how can a primary care physician make the case to parents that their child should be vaccinated? During National Infant Immunization Week, a Mayo Clinic vaccine expert and a pediatrician offer suggestions for refuting three of the most common [...]

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Vital Vaccinations

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Robert Jacobson takes a look at some of the vaccinations that everyone should be thinking about. To listen, click the link below. Vital Vaccinations

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Vaccinations for Travel

If you're planning an overseas trip, the list of "to-do's before you go can be long.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Steven Krotzer says one thing that better be on that list is making sure you have the correct vaccinations. To listen, click the link below. [...]

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Vaccination Updates

It's easy to take vaccinations for granted now, but just imagine if smallpox, measles and diphtheria were still as prevalent as they were 100 years ago. As we find out from Mayo Clinic Dr. Robert Jacobson, M.D., vaccines continue to evolve. To listen to this podcast segment, click the link [...]

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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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On Saturday, August 10, a number of Mayo Clinic experts will join us to discuss issues children of all ages may be facing as they head back to school.  From preschool to college-aged kids, we'll talk about better sleep strategies with Suresh Kotagal, M.D., hearing screening and excessive headphone noise with Colin Driscoll, M.D., vaccinations [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Foregoing Immunizations Puts Child and Others at Risk

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister-in-law has chosen not to vaccinate her children. She believes they don’t need the vaccinations in the first place, and that vaccines actually do more harm than good. I know this can’t be true. What are the facts behind the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations? Isn’t [...]

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Learning About the Vital Vaccinations (pkg.)

A top priority this time of year should be getting your flu shot!  Vaccines - they’ve all but wiped out terrible diseases like polio and measles in the United States.  But that success has made many wonder if they should bother to be vaccinated against them anymore. The resounding answer from [...]

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Mayo Clinic Experts Refute Vaccination Myths

This is National Infant Immunization Week , and Mayo Clinic vaccine expert Gregory Poland, M.D., and Mayo pediatrician Robert Jacobson, M.D. are refuting three of the most common myths about child vaccine safety. Those myths are:  • Babies’ systems aren’t ready for the number of vaccines given today. • Vaccines can cause autoimmune diseases. • Natural [...]

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