Mayo Clinic http://wrvo.org en 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 Sugar and cavities: The "tooth" behind what causes decay http://wrvo.org/post/sugar-and-cavities-tooth-behind-what-causes-decay <p>Halloween wouldn’t be the same without horror films, costumes, and of course, candy. The more candy, the more successful the trick-or-treating. But when children start sorting through their sugary treasures, it may not be a bad idea to have a toothbrush on standby to help combat the real horror of Halloween — cavities.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/bio/14808331.html">Dr. Thomas Salinas</a> talks about why sugar, something most people -- particularly kids -- love, can cause <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cavities/DS00896/DSECTION=risk-factors">cavities and dental decay</a>. Dr. Salinas is a professor of dentistry at the <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/">Mayo Clinic</a>, a world renown medical practice and research group in Rochester, Minnesota.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Salinas.</strong></p><p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 45771 at http://wrvo.org Sugar and cavities: The "tooth" behind what causes decay The mouth-body connection: How oral health and overall health may be connected http://wrvo.org/post/mouth-body-connection-how-oral-health-and-overall-health-may-be-connected <p>The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body -- both anatomically, and as researchers are finding out, to the health and well-being of the body.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/bio/14808331.html">Dr. Thomas Salinas</a>, a professor of dentistry at the Mayo Clinic, about how the health of our mouth, teeth and gums affects our entire body.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Thomas Salinas.</strong></p><p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 40998 at http://wrvo.org The mouth-body connection: How oral health and overall health may be connected