Sep 13, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 13, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
STAT, It’s not just bosses who harass health workers: Hospitals start addressing patients’ ‘egregious’ behavior by Jacquelyn Corley — At Mayo Clinic last year, a male patient groped a female doctor in the presence of several other staff members. She immediately notified hospital administrators using a new reporting system, and the patient was terminated from [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 13, 2019
Sep 12, 2019

Google, Mayo Clinic strike sweeping partnership on patient data

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
STATby Casey RossMayo Clinic, one of medicine’s most prestigious brands, announced Tuesday that it has struck a sweeping partnership with Google to store patient data in the cloud and build products using artificial intelligence and other technologies to improve care. The 10-year partnership is a testament to Google’s expanding role [...]
Google, Mayo Clinic strike sweeping partnership on patient data
Sep 12, 2019

Health professionals urge people to stop vaping as lung illnesses and deaths climb

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTCby Linda HaHealth officials have launched a multi-state investigation into the rapidly growing number of vaping-related illnesses that have put otherwise healthy people in the hospital with lung diseases. “It’s really scary because we don’t know what the cause is so we don’t know how to prevent it other than [...]
Health professionals urge people to stop vaping as lung illnesses and deaths climb
Sep 12, 2019

What to know about diabetes and risks of low blood sugar, hypoglycemia

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Today.comby Mary Elizabeth GillisA recent study by the Mayo Clinic estimated about 20 percent of diabetes patients are treated too intensively with medicines or insulin, which led to thousands of hospital visits for hypoglycemia. “This is a big problem ... and it’s been around for many years now and unfortunately [...]
What to know about diabetes and risks of low blood sugar, hypoglycemia
Sep 12, 2019

Let's bring menopause out of the shadows

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MPR Newsby Julie Siple and Angela DavisAngela Davis sat down for a conversation about what happens to a woman’s body in the years around menopause, and what women can do about it... Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Women’s Health, current medical director of the North American [...]
Let's bring menopause out of the shadows
Sep 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 6, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC, Signs of a deadly mosquito virus found in several states by Erika Edwards — … Infectious disease specialists have their eyes on mosquitoes that are transmitting diseases in other parts of the world, too, such as yellow fever and the Mayaro virus in South America, dengue in Asia and Rift Valley fever in [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 6, 2019
Sep 5, 2019

FDA approves Mayo test drug for rare autoimmune disorder

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby John MolseedAfter being dealt a rare autoimmune disease, Marlin Pruismann can no longer shuffle a deck of cards. However, autoimmune neurology researchers at Mayo Clinic have just stacked the deck in his favor. Pruismann, of Blairsburg, Iowa, has neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. The disorder causes the immune system to [...]
FDA approves Mayo test drug for rare autoimmune disorder
Sep 5, 2019

Jacksonville stroke survivor celebrates son's first birthday this month, a few days after Heart Walk

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-UnionBy Beth Reese Cravey Ashley Zimmerman had a stroke in 2014 after an infection damaged one of her heart valves. Wanting to be a mother but told she would be high risk, she got a second opinion at Mayo Clinic and after a closely-monitored pregnancy, delivered a son. She will [...]
Jacksonville stroke survivor celebrates son's first birthday this month, a few days after Heart Walk
Sep 5, 2019

How Mayo Clinic is using technology to better use high-risk organs for transplants

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona ABC 15by Kayla NavarreteABC15 visited the Mayo Clinic's Transplant Center to learn more and to see how they are using technology that could allow them to better use high-risk organs, such as kidneys, in transplants. More than 100,000 Americans are listed on the waiting list, living minute by minute, [...]
How Mayo Clinic is using technology to better use high-risk organs for transplants
Sep 5, 2019

'Go for a walk and call me in the morning': How prescriptions for outdoors time are taking root

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Sarah BarkerUntil recently, doctors encouraged patients to get more outdoor exercise but stopped short of writing a prescription. Soon, in collaboration with parks and trails organizations, community and athletic associations, some Minnesota doctors will be handing patients prescriptions for that dose of nature. “The data is there. We’re [...]
'Go for a walk and call me in the morning': How prescriptions for outdoors time are taking root
Aug 30, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 30, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times,This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It? by Donald G. McNeil Jr. — The trial was conducted in the “Golestan Cohort,” a group of more than 50,000 Turkmen-speaking people currently enrolled in cancer studies administered by Iranian researchers in coordination with the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 30, 2019
Aug 29, 2019

CBD is the rage, but more research and science on safety and efficacy is needed

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDay"There are many intriguing findings in pre-clinical studies that suggest CBD and hemp oil have anti-inflammatory effects and may be helpful with improving sleep and anxiety," said Dr Brent Bauer, director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine programme. "But trials in humans are still limited, so it is [...]
CBD is the rage, but more research and science on safety and efficacy is needed
Aug 29, 2019

How artificial intelligence can determine a person's 'physiological age'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNBCA new study from the Mayo Clinic shows how artificial intelligence can determine a person's actual "physiological age," which could be years above or below a person's chronological age. Dr. Paul Friedman, chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, joins "Squawk Box" to explain what that [...]
How artificial intelligence can determine a person's 'physiological age'
Aug 29, 2019

Mayo Clinic uses AI to glean patients' overall health from EKG heart test

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Wall Street Journalby John McCormickArtificial intelligence could help doctors learn more than the condition of a patient’s heart from an electrocardiogram: Applying AI to the heart test data could indicate overall health status, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered. Electrocardiograms, which record electrical activity in the heart to check [...]
Mayo Clinic uses AI to glean patients' overall health from EKG heart test
Aug 29, 2019

Owning a dog can help your heart, study finds

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ABC Newsby Dr. Kimberly DikeEvery day, the dogs need a walk. Every day, they're helping their owners' hearts in more ways than one. According to a new study published by Mayo Clinic, people who own pets, but especially dogs, are more likely to have better heart health . "It's nice [...]
Owning a dog can help your heart, study finds
Aug 23, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 23, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, They’re Committed to Each Other—And a 444-Mile Tandem Bike Ride by Jen Murphy — Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., says muscles run off carbs and fat, so in an endurance situation, fries and burger buns equal fast energy…Ms. Zeratsky says it’s important to remember [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 23, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

85-year-old nurse celebrates 63 years of nursing

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
FOX 10 Phoenixby Anita RomanOn any given day, Donna Alger either sees patients or makes calls to prep them for surgery. She works as a registered nurse in the pre-operative evaluation clinic. She's been with the Mayo Clinic for 14 years. "You will see by my age we had an [...]
85-year-old nurse celebrates 63 years of nursing
Aug 22, 2019

In Mayo lab, donated lungs will be kept breathing for possible transplants

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Unionby Matt SoergelThe Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is working with a biotech company to keep donated lungs healthy long enough for doctors to decide if they’re suitable for transplant patients around the Southeast. Inside a new building on Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus, lungs from organ donors will be kept [...]
In Mayo lab, donated lungs will be kept breathing for possible transplants
Aug 22, 2019

When is it time for seniors to hand over the car keys?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDayby Robert PreidtDriving is a source of independence for many seniors, so determining when they should hang up the keys requires careful consideration, an expert says. "Driving retirement is a normal part of aging, and should be carefully considered and discussed openly," said Dr. Ericka Tung, an internist and geriatrician [...]
When is it time for seniors to hand over the car keys?
Aug 22, 2019

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor? Vertigo signaled trouble for bride

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Today.comby A. PawloskiThe bride wore bejeweled Crocs. The unusual footwear helped steady Christina Anderson as she walked down the aisle this month without the help of a walker — a triumph three months after surgery to remove a golf-ball size brain tumor that suddenly destroyed her balance. “I was going [...]
What are the symptoms of a brain tumor? Vertigo signaled trouble for bride
Aug 16, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 16, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, Deals Give Drugmakers Rights to DNA Data by Melanie Evans — Deals between drugmakers and hospital systems to mine the genetic profiles of hospital patients are triggering concerns over the control of valuable genetic data. Drugmakers have been spending hundreds of millions of dollars for access to patient information because of the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 16, 2019
Aug 16, 2019

Anxiety complicates life for dementia patients -- and their caregivers

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Postby Mary-Ellen Deily…Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s disease Research Center, recommends playing a person’s favorite music and using other behavioral approaches to distract them. He also advises against trying to convince a person with dementia that they’re worrying about something that isn’t real. Opt for distraction [...]
Anxiety complicates life for dementia patients -- and their caregivers
Aug 16, 2019

Signs your kid's backpack might be too heavy

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reader's Digestby Dianne BrightWhile kids might not complain about back and neck aches, if they’re carrying around too much in their backpack daily, it could have significant repercussions on their back and neck health over time. Arjun S. Sebastian, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota weighs in [...]
Signs your kid's backpack might be too heavy
Aug 16, 2019

Study: Vitamin A may keep skin cancer away

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Mankato Free Pressby Brian ArolaDr. Nikoo Cheraghi, dermatologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, said the study was a follow-up to an earlier one that didn’t identify an association between vitamin A intake and skin cancer prevention. The most recent results came after a longer-term scope, finding intake over [...]
Study: Vitamin A may keep skin cancer away
Aug 9, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 9, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, How to create a sleep-friendly bedroom by Eustacia Huen — Keep the lights out: Lights out is essential to bedtime. In particular, avoid exposure to the blue light from LED bulbs and electronic devices, says Pablo Castillo, sleep medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic. “The body reacts to this artificial light as if [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 9, 2019
Contact Us · Privacy Policy