March 29th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich


 
March 29, 2013

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Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

P.S. Thanks to Alyson Fleming for serving as guest editor this week.

MPR
At Mayo, a bonanza of medical records is set to grow even larger
by Lorna Benson

Since 1966, the Mayo Clinic has collected as many medical records as possible in Minnesota's Olmsted County to generate powerful studies that help save lives. The Rochester Epidemiology Project has a treasure trove of close to 600,000 medical records…After nearly 50 years of success, the project is expanding to include patients from seven other southeastern Minnesota counties, which will help researchers broaden its database.

Reach: Minnesota Public Radio operates 43 stations and serves virtually all of Minnesota and parts of the surrounding states. MPR has more than 100,000 members and more than 900,000 listeners each week, which is the largest audience of any regional public radio network.

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KSTP, KEYC, BringMeTheNews, NECN, 10 TV (OH), Florida Times-Union, WVVA, ModernHealthcare, WQOW, La Crosse Tribune, WDAY

Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer

NBC Nightly News
Researchers discover genes linked to deadly cancers

Gene variations know to affect risk for some of the deadliest cancers may soon lead to new blood tests that determine how much a person is at risk, NBC's Robert Bazell reports. Dr. Sandhya Pruthi is interviewed.

Reach: NBC Nightly News, in addition to reaching a wide broadcast audience, is featured on NBCNews.com. NBC's web presence reaches an audience of more than 58 million unique visitors who generate more than 1.2 billion page views and 140 million online video streams each month.

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MPRScientists find new gene markers for breast, ovarian, prostate cancer

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Press Release: New DNA Sequences Hone In On Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk: Mayo Clinic

Context: Researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center have identified new DNA sequences associated with breast cancer— the most common cancer among women, with an average risk of developing the disease of 10 percent — and ovarian cancer, the most common cause of death from gynecological cancers in the U.S. The findings, which appear in three studies in the journals Plos Genetics and Nature Genetics, will help reveal the underlying causes of these diseases and help researchers build better risk models to support new prevention strategies.

Public Affairs Contact: Joe Dangor 

Star Tribune
Shriners, Mayo join forces for pediatric care
by Jeremy Olson

Today, the Mayo Clinic announced that the Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Twin Cities would be the first pediatric hospital to join its national, collaborative Mayo Clinic Care Network…“Both Mayo Clinic and Shriners have a heart for kids, and we’re excited to know that this new collaborative step together will increasingly benefit our young patients,” said Dr. Christopher Moir, director of Mayo's Children's Center. “Combining the knowledge of Mayo Clinic and Shriners experts can only benefit outcomes for patients who are the most vulnerable among us."

Circulation: The Star Tribune Sunday circulation is 514,457 copies and weekday circulation is 300,330. The Star Tribune is the state’s largest newspaper and ranks 16th nationally in circulation.

Additional Coverage:
MedCity News, Post Bulletin, MPR, Pioneer Press

News Release: Shriners Hospital for Children - Twin Cities Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Public Affairs Contact: Bryan Anderson

Reuters
Upping vigorous exercise may improve fibromyalgia
by Kathryn Doyle

Previous studies have found short-term benefits of exercise for fibromyalgia, a poorly understood disorder that includes joint pain, tenderness, fatigue and depression and affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But many fibromyalgia sufferers fail to keep up with exercise programs out of fear that it will worsen pain, Dr. Eric Matteson, a rheumatologist who was not involved in the study, told Reuters Health. "This study shows that if they're able to stay with the exercise program in the long term it actually is helpful to them," said Matteson, chair of the department of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Fox News

Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer

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