Items Tagged ‘Infectious Diseases’

April 24, 2017

World Immunization Week

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Immunizations protect millions of people and helps save lives. World Immunization Week educates people about the importance of vaccines and the protection they provide to people of all ages. Protect your child and ask your pediatrician about what vaccines they need today.

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Tags: Infectious Diseases, Kids & Teens


December 8, 2016

National Handwashing Awareness Week

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

How many times do we tell kids to “make sure you wash your hands”? Henry the Hand® is sharing tips for National Handwashing Awareness Week: Wash hands when they’re dirty and before eating Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands Don’t put your fingers into your eyes, nose or mouth Tell your kids it’s safe to try […]

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Tags: Infectious Diseases


December 5, 2016

National Flu Shot Week

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

We’re all guilty of putting off getting our shots, but winter is here and it can be easy to confuse a common seasonal cold for something more serious like the flu. Best way to eliminate the risk? Get a flu shot! This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, so there’s no better time to cross it off your […]

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Tags: Infectious Diseases


December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show support and solidarity for the estimated 34 million people who have HIV. Wear RED, educate yourself and support the individuals who face HIV every day, not just today. #RETHINKHIV

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November 15, 2016

A Mother’s Frightening Fight Against Autoimmune Encephalitis

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

Gloria Pena thought her earache was a bad cold, but within a few weeks, it escalated into confusion and sensory loss. Determined to find answers, Gloria visited Mayo Clinic. Her condition spiraled downward to the point where Gloria was in a coma, and doctors knew they needed to pinpoint her condition quickly as Gloria’s health […]

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Tags: Infectious Diseases, Visiting Mayo Clinic


August 31, 2016

Let Them Eat Dirt (or At least play in It)

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

The second you become a parent, you probably feel like you have to coat your entire world in hand sanitizer – and depending on what your child likes to get into when your back is turned, washing away germs can be a tricky task. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry; Dr. Mattke of Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: About Kids & Teens, Infectious Diseases


August 16, 2016

Did you know that vaccines aren’t just for kids?

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

You’re not a kid anymore, so you don’t have to worry about vaccinations, right? Wrong! Vaccinations are recommended for people of all ages depending on your health, lifestyle, occupation and travel destinations. Learn more about vaccines during National Immunization Awareness Month and stay on top of the vaccines recommended for adults.

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Tags: About Kids & Teens, Infectious Diseases


July 28, 2016

World Hepatitis Day

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Viral hepatitis affects millions of people across the globe. World Hepatitis Day set a goal to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Learn why Mayo Clinic says good hygiene and vaccinations can protect against hepatitis. Find out more about the #WorldHepDay initiatives here and join in spreading awareness today.

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Tags: Infectious Diseases


July 15, 2016

Group B Strep Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

When you hear the word “strep,” it probably conjures memories of ice cream and throat lozenges. But there’s another kind known as “Group B Strep (GBS)” and 1 in 4 pregnant women carry it. GBS can lead to serious illnesses in newborns, but luckily there are treatment and prevention options. The important thing is to […]

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Tags: Infectious Diseases, Women's Health


May 5, 2016

Resist Overuse of Antibiotics

By Kelsey Mohring Kelsey Mohring

If you caught the morning shows this week, you’ve probably heard the recent news from the CDC that says 30 percent of outpatient oral antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary. Yikes! We’ve all begged our doctor for a quick round of antibiotics hoping it will kick the gunk we have, but it turns out we may be […]

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Tags: Infectious Diseases