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  • Healthy lifestyle choices, timely medical care important in treating COPD

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don't have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease?...
  • Fall can trigger allergy symptoms in children

    Fall can trigger allergy symptoms in children
    The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...
  • Site uses social media to track illness; app in works

    Site uses social media to track illness; app in works
    You might not consider Tweets such as "Missing the Redskins game because of the flu, ugh :( #worstday" as groundbreaking advancements in science, but Graham Dodge, founder and CEO of the disease-tracking site sickweather.com, thinks they are....
  • The Kid's Doctor: Get smart about antibiotics this cold and flu season

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics collaborated on an online article for publication in the December issue of Pediatrics which offers updated guidance on treating respiratory tract infections in...
  • Fall vaccination roundup

    A flu shot may not be enough; you may be ready for other vaccinations. With autumn approaching, it's time to review your vaccinations and see if you need any updates. Here are the shots to consider: - Influenza: Soon it will be time to get your annual...
  • Lather up now, germophobes: FDA readies limits on antibacterial soap

    Lather up now, germophobes: FDA readies limits on antibacterial soap
    The makers of antibacterial soaps and bodywashes will have to demonstrate that their products are safe, effective, and prevent the spread of illness better than good old-fashioned soap and water, or they'll have to conform to new rules, the Food & Drug...
  • Ask the doctor: Should you keep that yearly check-up?

    Q. I'm 73 and in great health. Is it okay to skip my annual physical? A. It all depends on what you mean by "great health" and "annual physical." I would define "great health" as having no known chronic illnesses. However, most people your age have at...
  • Why the flu shot is important for pregnant women

    Q: I can't decide whether I should get a flu shot. I'm two months pregnant. What are your thoughts? A: It's a good idea for everyone 6 months of age and older to get a vaccination against influenza. This is especially true for pregnant women and those...
  • No needle shots? Not so fast

    Over the last several months, a lot of patients (especially those old enough to talk) have asked me about the new needleless jet injectors for vaccinations. Of course, anything that says "no needle" and "painless" has a lot of appeal for both doctors...
  • The Kids' Doctor: Text messaging powerful new way to remind parents of flu shot season

    http://www.kidsdr.com Even with temperatures still steamy in many parts of the country, it's time to start thinking about getting your annual flu shot. You heard it here first! Our clinic and many others across the country are opening up their first...
  • 45% of Americans got a flu shot last year; CDC says we can do better

    45% of Americans got a flu shot last year; CDC says we can do better
    More than half of all kids in the United States were vaccinated against influenza during the 2012-13 flu season, along with more than four in 10 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, 45% of Americans over the age of...