Mayo Clinic Rochester Archive

February 1st, 2013

Mayo vies for public money for Minnesota expansion

By loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic, Minnesota's largest private employer, pressed state lawmakers Wednesday to commit more than $500 million toward an ambitious development project tied to the renowned medical center in Rochester. The proposal outlined by Mayo officials includes projections that the publicly aided expansion will lead to as many as 45,000 new jobs around the state during the next 20 years and leverage more than $5 billion in private investment. They're calling it the Destination Medical Center plan.

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Yahoo! News (AP) by Brian Bakst

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Tags: destination medical center, development project, new jobs, proposal, public aid, Yahoo! News


February 1st, 2013

Mayo Clinic: More companies to fill BioBusiness Center

By loganlafferty

Sanderling Ventures and Versant Ventures, two of the inaugural tenants for the soon-to-open Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, are California-based firms that finance medical start-up companies. The venture capitalist firms are two of the six businesses expected to fill the new public/private incubator in the Minnesota BioBusiness Center to encourage economic development in Rochester.

 

Post Bulletin by Jeff Kiger

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, Minnesota BioBusiness Center, Post Bulletin, Sanderling Ventures, Versant Ventures


January 31st, 2013

Dirckx Family Counts on Mayo Clinic Connection

By loganlafferty

Greg Dirckx remembers his father traveling from Marshall, MN, for care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. With four generations and his wife Judy's Nebraska family using the clinic, Greg knows Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls is a community asset. "The convenience of having that connection to Mayo right here in our community, where we don't have to travel, is a big part of what makes our community so attractive," says Greg. "My father traveled a long way, but my children, grandchildren, Judy and I can just go down the street."

Cannon Falls Beacon

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Tags: Cannon Falls Beacon, community asset, Mayo Clinic, travel


January 31st, 2013

Hospital Error Rate in Minnesota Isn’t Improving

By loganlafferty

Minnesota's latest annual report on adverse medical events shows that after nine years of owning up to mistakes, hospitals and surgery centers are still making the same rare but severe errors in patient care…But even rare events prompt change. Three of the embolisms occurred at Mayo Clinic hospitals in Rochester, and two involved staff members removing central venous catheters from patients. Mayo now requires training before anyone can remove these catheters, said Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, Mayo's patient safety officer.

Star Tribune by Jeremy Olson

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Tags: adverse medical, Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, embolism, patient care error, Star Tribune


January 31st, 2013

Mayo Clinic Lays Out $6 Billion Package of Improvements for Rochester

By loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic laid out plans Wednesday for an ambitious $6 billion, 20-year initiative that would support its effort to turn its Rochester-based hospital complex into one of the world's top medical centers…"While Mayo Clinic is also evaluating plans for additional expansion outside Minnesota in future years, we believe Rochester can and should remain Mayo's global headquarters and a premier destination for medical care well into the future, assuming we can attract the additional private business investments and finance the necessary public infrastructure needed to support an expansion of this scale," said Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy in a statement.

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Star Tribune by Jackie Crosby

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Tags: destination medical center, Dr. John Noseworthy, expansion, global headquarters, initiative, Star Tribune


January 30th, 2013

Mayo Clinic Recognized as Center for Regional TB Training

By loganlafferty

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recognized the Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic as a Regional Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center. The designation will make the Mayo Clinic responsible for developing new and enhanced training and technical support for public health and medical professionals in an 11-state area, News-Medical.net reports.

Vaccine News Daily by Paul Tinder

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Tags: enhanced training, News-Medical.net, public health, Regional Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center, technical support, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccine News Daily


January 30th, 2013

H1N1 Flu Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy

By loganlafferty

 

The Norwegian study — supported by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the U.S. National Institutes of Health — involved a slightly different H1N1 vaccine from that used in the USA, says Gregory Poland, a professor and vaccine researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Norwegians added an adjuvant to their vaccine, which is intended to produce a stronger immune response.

New Parent magazine

 

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Tags: adjuvant, Dr. Gregory Poland, H1N1, immune response, New Parent Magazine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, U.S. National Institutes of Health, vaccine


January 30th, 2013

Botox Shots in Belly Won’t Help Weight Loss

By loganlafferty

They found that the injection slowed movement of food through the stomach but it did not cause weight loss, the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology reports. "On the basis of our findings, I would not recommend gastric Botox injections to people who want to lose weight," said Mark Topazian, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, who led the study. "There are some risks with this treatment and we found that there was no benefit in terms of body weight loss."

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Times of India

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Tags: Botox injections, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Mark Topazian, risk, Times of India


January 30th, 2013

Diet, Exercise Helps Fight Malignancy

By loganlafferty

Mike Herch was making breakfast at home one day in 2010 when his wife noticed something odd on the back of his leg… The survival rates for malignant melanoma have improved greatly over the years, said Dr. Jerry Brewer, a surgeon in the department of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn…“It’s significantly improved,” Brewer said. In 2013, the American Cancer Society predicted that 76,690 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed, resulting in 9,680 deaths.

Quad City Times (IA) by Deirdre Baker

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Tags: American Cancer Society, Dr. Jerry Brewer, malignant melanoma, melanoma, Quad-City Times, survival rate


January 29th, 2013

Hospitals Reassess the Age Factor in Evaluating Candidates For Kidney Transplants

By loganlafferty

That is why such experts as Kapur, Segev and Mikel Prieto, surgical director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., are trying to broaden the pool of potential living donors to include adults in their 60s and 70s…“It’s very common that patients in their 70s want to donate. It’s less common that they are fit to donate,” said Prieto.

Additional Coverage: Kaiser Health News

Washington Post by Judith Graham

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, living donors, pancreas transplant, Washington Post