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Mayo Clinic Discovers African-Americans Respond Better to Rubella Vaccine

Findings May Help Make Immunizations More Effective 

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — Somali Americans develop twice the antibody response to rubella from the current vaccine compared to Caucasians in a new Mayo Clinic study on individualized aspects of immune response. A non-Somali, African-American cohort ranked next in [...]

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Medical Experts for Media - Vaccines

Gregory Poland, M.D. __________________________________________________________________________ Gregory Poland, M.D. Director, Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Director, Immunization Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Director, Program in Translational Immunovirology and Biodefense, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Editor-in-Chief, Vaccine Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence, 2008 Master, American College of Physicians, [...]

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

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 15, 2013 — 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 checkups, getting children into a sleep routine, planning healthy lunches or preparing [...]

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The Olympics of Germs: Expert Offers Tips on Avoiding Illness in Crowds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 25, 2012.   Massive crowds from around the globe will mingle in London during the Olympics, and that means a world-class array of germs will mix with them. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert Gregory Poland, M.D., offers several tips for avoiding illness when you are around [...]

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Vaccine Myths: Natural Immunity

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Gregory Poland addresses developing natural immunity to disease versus the use of vaccines. To listen, click the link below. Vaccine Myths Nautral Immunity

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Vaccine Myths: System Overload

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Gregory Poland debunks a common myth about vaccines. To listen, click the link below. Vaccine Myths System Overload

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Vaccine Myths: Autoimmunity

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Gregory Poland dispells a myth regarding vaccines. To listen, click the link below. Vaccine Myths Autoimmunity

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Dr. Robert Jacobson, Chair of Pediatrics at Mayo Clinic, discusses the parents role in decision making related to vaccines.

Dr. Robert Jacobson talks about required and recommended vaccines for children and adolescents.

Dr. Robert Jacobson shares information about new studies that show vaccines do not cause autism.


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Doctors at Mayo Clinic are developing a new field of research called vaccinomics. Their hope is to be able to use gene testing to find out exactly who's at risk of getting the flu, who will benefit from the vaccine and who won't.

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep Better sleep can be yours! Consider sleep tips for the weary. Slide show: 10 great health foods Add these nutritious foods to the menu and give your diet a healthy boost. EXPERT ANSWERS Ozone air purifiers: Can they improve [...]

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On Saturday, July 27, Abinash Virk, M.D., will join us to discuss the Mayo Clinic Travel Clinic.  Different destinations around the world have different recommendations and sometimes requirements for vaccines and pre-travel medications.  Did you know you might be denied access to certain countries or areas if you cannot provide proof of certain vaccinations?  We’ll also [...]

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Rotavirus Vaccine Given to Newborns in Africa is Effective

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Mayo Clinic and other researchers have shown that a vaccine given to newborns is at least 60 [...]

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27 Genes Make Rubella Vaccine Less Effective

Using advanced genetic sequencing technology and analysis, Mayo Clinic vaccine researchers have identified 27 genes that respond in very different ways to the standard rubella vaccine, making the vaccine  less effective for a portion of the population. Mayo Clinic vaccinologist Gregory Poland, M.D., says, “This study highlighted the genes potentially responsible [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY  Social support: Tap this tool to beat stress  The benefits of supportive personal relationships are less stress and better health. Here's how to get and stay connected. Special Announcement Three Imperatives to Transform Health Care in America John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, will [...]

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