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November 8th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    November 8, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: ABC News, ABC15, Albert Lea Tribune, alzheimer's disease, American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2013, Arizona Business Magazine, Arthritis Today, ASU News, bariatric surgery, Bellingham Herald, Bloomberg, Bradly Narr


September 5th, 2012

Endovascular Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Has Low Rate of Complications

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A minimally invasive procedure known as endovascular repair used for abdominal aortic aneurysms has a low rate of complications, even in high-risk patients such as those with kidney, heart or lung problems, a Mayo Clinic study shows… “During the last decade or so we have performed over 1,000 endovascular repairs of abdominal aortic aneurysms that […]

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Tags: abdominal aortic aneurysms, Dr. Peter Gloviczki, endovascular repair, News Medical


April 1st, 2012

Doctors: Be Careful About Laser Therapy for Veins

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The treatment sounds modern and high-tech: Zap away those unsightly veins on the back of your legs with quick and painless laser therapy. But vein experts warn that some doctors in South Florida are performing the high-profit “laser ablation” procedure too often, on patients who don’t need it, solely to make money…Overuse of the procedure […]

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Tags: Dr. Peter Gloviczki, laser ablation


March 23rd, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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March 23, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations oestreich.karl@mayo.edu […]

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Tags: cancer immunotherapy, Dr. Bryan Taylor, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Peter Gloviczki, Fox News, Gonda Building, HealthDay, Jane Belau, Landow Atrium, LifeSource, Mayo Collaborative Services, melanoma


March 1st, 2012

Encephalitis Survivors: Lonely Battles to Reclaim Lives

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Becky Dennis delivered one of her best presentations while on a 2008 business trip to India. But within two hours of giving her talk, she couldn’t put together a sentence or move her legs…Ultimately, Dennis found her way to a vascular neurologist who diagnosed her with encephalitis. “I felt vindicated, validated,” she said…But some insect-borne […]

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Tags: Becky Dennis, Dr. H. Gordon Deen, Eastern equine encephalitis, encephalitis, Encephalitis Global, Inspire, neurosurgery professor, vascular neurologist


February 13th, 2012

Nosebleed mystery leads to successful face surgery for St. Johns teen

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Noah Milum’s ordeal started with nosebleeds. Now 15, Noah was a seventh grader at Switzerland Point Middle School in northern St. Johns County when the nosebleeds began. For well over a year, he suffered from frequent nosebleeds… Neurovascular surgeon Ricardo Hanel from the Mayo Clinic would block the blood vessels feeding the tumor, reducing Noah’s […]

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Tags: Brett Snyder, frequent nosebleeds, Nemours Children's Clinic, neurovasular surgeon, Noah Milum, pediatric neurosurgeon, Philipp Aldana, plastic and craniofacial surgeon, Ricardo Hanel, St. Johns County, Switzerland Point Middle School, University of Florida-Jacksonville


February 1st, 2012

Understand numbers to help control risk of heart disease

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Wanting to check her cholesterol, Kathleen Rindahl scheduled a cardiovascular screening recently at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The medical facility typically offers the free screenings, which will help determine your risk for a heart attack and vascular disease, twice a month…Unfortunately, not everyone pays attention to their “numbers,” said Dr. Vishnu Patlolla, […]

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Tags: cardiovascular screening, cholesterol, Dr. Vishnu Patlolla, heart attack, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, vascular disease


January 27th, 2012

Mayo Clinic seeks increased mental health cultural awareness

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An estimated 50,000 people have immigrated from war-ravaged Somalia to Minnesota since civil war broke out in the east African country in 1991, and mental health providers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester recognize a need for more culturally appropriate, inclusive care…Mayo health providers are working on culturally sensitive ways of talking with patients about traumas […]

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Tags: mental health providers, Misbil Hagi-Salaad, Somali-Americans, Somalia


January 20th, 2012

Pulmonary Pressure Prognostic in Heart Failure

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Pulmonary artery systolic pressure is not only a strong predictor of death in heart failure patients, but also provides prognostic information independent of known predictors of outcomes, according the results of a community-based study…Compared with the lowest tertile, patients with pulmonary artery systolic pressure in the highest tertile were more than twice as likely to […]

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October 18th, 2011

Updated guideline outlines recommendations for PAD diagnosis, management

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The American College of Cardiology Foundation, American Heart Association and other collaborating societies have released an updated guideline for the diagnosis and management of patients with peripheral artery disease…“Age alone appears to define a patient population at such a high risk of PAD that we can justify using a cost-effective and risk-free test like the […]

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