vaccinations http://wrvo.org en Ensuring a healthy vacation http://wrvo.org/post/ensuring-healthy-vacation <p>As summer approaches and the weather improves, many of us begin to make plans for international travel.&nbsp; Part of the allure of vacationing in other countries is the opportunity it provides us with to experience other cultures and enjoy the sights and smells of new places.&nbsp; In order to ensure that you are able to do such things, it is important to take some necessary health precautions both before stepping on the plane and after reaching your destination.</p><p>This week on "Take Care," <a href="http://www.news.emory.edu/tags/expert/phyllis_kozarsky/index.html">Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky</a> describes the various ways in which we can prevent illness while abroad.&nbsp; Kozarsky is a professor of medicine at Emory University as well as director of <a href="http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/travelwell/">TravelWell</a>, a clinic for international travelers.&nbsp; She is also a consultant on travelers’ health with the <a href="http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel">CDC</a>.</p><p>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Kozarsky.</p><p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56752 at http://wrvo.org Ensuring a healthy vacation While much unknown about shingles, vaccines remain the best defense http://wrvo.org/post/while-much-unknown-about-shingles-vaccines-remain-best-defense <p>Imagine getting a skin rash so painful that it compares to the intensity of pain associated with childbirth and kidney stones. The Center for Disease Control says that shingles can cause this kind of pain, and that one in three Americans will get it in their lifetime. Why exactly does shingles cause this kind of pain, and what is being done to prevent and treat it?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/tosh-pritish-k-m-d/bio-00028149">Dr. Pritish Tosh</a> discusses <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shingles/basics/definition/con-20019574">the skin rash known as shingles</a>. Dr. Tosh is assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic where he has collaborated with the Vaccine Research Group in basic science vaccine development. He’s a leading expert on emerging infections and preparedness activities related to them.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Tosh.</strong></p><p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 52517 at http://wrvo.org While much unknown about shingles, vaccines remain the best defense Start of flu season best time to get vaccinated http://wrvo.org/post/start-flu-season-best-time-get-vaccinated <p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:51:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46137 at http://wrvo.org Start of flu season best time to get vaccinated Despite wide availability, many still not taking advantage of flu shot http://wrvo.org/post/despite-wide-availability-many-still-not-taking-advantage-flu-shot <p>Fall brings many great things&mdash;the leaves begin to change color, apples are ripe for the picking &mdash; but on the other end of the spectrum, fall also brings something that nobody looks forward to &mdash;<a href="http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm"> flu season</a>. A simple flu shot, which is easy to get, may equip people with all the immunity tools they need to fight off the flu. But surprisingly, the majority of people don&rsquo;t take advantage of it.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, Dr. Joseph Bresee discusses how the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/index.htm">flu shot</a> works and why people should get it. Dr. Bresee is the chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control, and helps create the yearly vaccine he believes more people should be receiving.</p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Joseph Bresee.</strong></p><p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 45102 at http://wrvo.org Despite wide availability, many still not taking advantage of flu shot Unpredictability of flu season should be motivation to get shot http://wrvo.org/post/unpredictability-flu-season-should-be-motivation-get-shot <p></p><p><em>Every year at this time, public health officials encourage Americans to get a flu vaccine, but the majority of people choose not to have a flu shot.</em> <em>Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO&#39;s health and wellness show </em>Take Care<em>, recently spoke with Dr. Joseph Bresee of the Centers for Disease Control about how the vaccine works to </em><em>prevent the flu, and why the CDC recommends it.</em> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:11:56 +0000 WRVO News 45101 at http://wrvo.org Unpredictability of flu season should be motivation to get shot Whooping cough cases rise as more parents opt out of vaccine http://wrvo.org/post/whooping-cough-cases-rise-more-parents-opt-out-vaccine <p></p><p>The number of parents opting out of having their kids vaccinated against whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is on the rise, according to a <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/1/37.full.html" target="_blank">recent report</a>. This is resulting in an increase in whooping cough cases statewide.</p><p>In 2012, New York state saw the highest number of <a href="http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/diseases/communicable/2012/cases/5.htm" target="_blank">whooping cough cases </a>in decades, with more than 3,000 cases confirmed statewide.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:32:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45098 at http://wrvo.org Whooping cough cases rise as more parents opt out of vaccine Vaccinations for adults http://wrvo.org/post/vaccinations-adults <p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:39:56 +0000 WRVO News Staff 40259 at http://wrvo.org