Oct 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 18, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, Amazon Joins Trend of Sending Workers Away for Health Care by Melanie Evans — Employers are increasingly going the distance to control health spending, paying to send workers across the country to get medical care and bypassing local health-care providers….Walmart workers diagnosed with breast, lung or colorectal cancer can travel to [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 18, 2019
Oct 18, 2019

Mayo breast cancer vaccine could be available in less than a decade

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Forbesby Robin Seaton JeffersonResearchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida say a vaccine they have developed could be available within eight years that may not only stop the recurrence of breast and ovarian cancers, but prevent them from developing in the first place. “It is reasonable to say that we [...]
Mayo breast cancer vaccine could be available in less than a decade
Oct 18, 2019

How Mayo Clinic got buy-in for a plan to reduce hospital stays

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Harvard Business Reviewby David W. LarsonBuilding a faster pathway home requires every member of the health care team to work together with more efficient protocols and new approaches to care. Toward that end, Mayo Clinic’s colorectal surgery practice created an Enhanced Recovery Pathway (ERP) a decade ago, which achieved our [...]
How Mayo Clinic got buy-in for a plan to reduce hospital stays
Oct 18, 2019

What is molecular breast imaging and who needs it?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Chicago TribuneMammography screening for breast cancer saves lives. But another test may be better for women with dense breasts. Dr. Deborah Rhodes, an internal medicine specialist from the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, says that data from a study being done at Mayo Clinic and other centers across the [...]
What is molecular breast imaging and who needs it?
Oct 18, 2019

The Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona PBSThe Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although it’s not a Mayo organization, the Phoenix group was founded by Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Michele Halyard and Marion Kelly. It provides updated cancer diagnosis and treatment information and prevention through [...]
The Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer
Oct 11, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 11, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, Doctors Limit What to Tell Patients About Their DNA Test. Should They? by Melanie Evans and Anna Wilde Mathews — The Mayo Clinic is scanning 20,000 genes for thousands of patients to study genes’ role in disease. It will hand over results for just 59. Mayo will look for certain disease-causing [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 11, 2019
Oct 10, 2019

7 Questions with Mayo Clinic Phoenix CEO

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Arizona PulseThe Arizona Medical Association reached out to Dr. Richard Gray, CEO, Mayo Clinic Phoenix Campus, to learn more as he begins his new role. Reach: The Arizona Pulse, a digital magazine created for and by Arizona physicians. The Arizona Pulse is published four times a year. Context: Richard Gray, [...]
7 Questions with Mayo Clinic Phoenix CEO
Oct 10, 2019

Clinical trials for new cancer vaccine at Mayo Clinic show promising results

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reach: First Coast News refers to three television stations in Jacksonville, Florida. WJXX, the ABC affiliate; WTLV, the NBC affiliate; and WCWJ, the CW affiliate. First Coast Newsby Lana HarrisThe Mayo Clinic is testing a new vaccine through clinical trials at Mayo Clinic that has already effectively helped remove cancer cells. Lee Mercker [...]
Clinical trials for new cancer vaccine at Mayo Clinic show promising results
Oct 10, 2019

Mayo Clinic plans to upgrade subway tunnels and public areas

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Jeff KigerMayo Clinic announced plans today to renovate six downtown subways...Work will begin in the first zone, and at times construction will be underway in more than one zone. "To lead in health care and to truly be in a category of one, we must provide an exceptional experience [...]
Mayo Clinic plans to upgrade subway tunnels and public areas
Oct 4, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 4, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, Hysterectomy May Raise Depression and Anxiety Risk by Nicholas Bakalar — The observational study, in the journal Menopause, controlled for dementia, substance use disorders, hypertension, coronary artery disease, arthritis, all types of cancer and more than a dozen other mental and physical conditions. “Hysterectomy is right for some [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 4, 2019
Oct 4, 2019

Number of known vaping-related illnesses jumps to over 1,000

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Guardianby Amanda HolpuchIn a first-of-its-kind study published this week, Mayo Clinic researchers said the deaths from vaping-related injury could be caused by a mix of “toxic chemical fumes”. In a study published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers said they examined lung biopsies from [...]
Number of known vaping-related illnesses jumps to over 1,000
Oct 4, 2019

Mayo expands global reach by opening clinic in London

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Christopher SnowbeckRochester-based Mayo Clinic is extending its global reach with a new facility in London that will offer executive physicals and personalized health services. The clinic is the first development from a partnership announced earlier this year between Mayo and Oxford University Clinic that aims for joint developments [...]
Mayo expands global reach by opening clinic in London
Oct 3, 2019

Learn more about Epilepsy, new treatment options at Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast NewsIt's a condition that impacts both men and women, regardless of their race and age. Luckily, there are new treatments and tools available for those who are living with Epilepsy.  Dr. William Tatum, a Neurologist at Mayo Clinic, stopped by the FCL studio on Wednesday to tell us [...]
Learn more about Epilepsy, new treatment options at Mayo Clinic
Oct 3, 2019

Minnesota builds expertise in coaxing the body to heal itself

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Jeremy OlsonAn obsolete surgical balloon might not sound like a tool of cutting-edge health care, but doctors at Mayo Clinic are repurposing it as they expand the field of regenerative medicine beyond organ transplants and stem cells to new therapies that can coax the body to repair itself. [...]
Minnesota builds expertise in coaxing the body to heal itself
Sep 27, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 27, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Reuters, Patients, doctors may not share priorities for chronic diseases by Carolyn Crist — Patients and doctors often have different views about which chronic health conditions are their top priorities, suggests a study in France.  After separate surveys of patients and their physicians, researchers found that priorities matched up for some conditions, such as diabetes and hypothyroidism, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 27, 2019
Sep 26, 2019

Andreas Cancer Center celebrates 10 years of caring for cancer patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KEYC Mankatoby Alison DurheimThe Andreas Cancer Center in Mankato reached a milestone today as patients, hospital staff and community members gathered to celebrate the center’s 10-year-anniversary...“You know, when patients are feeling down, we know what they like or what’s funny to them, it can bring up their spirits. I do [...]
Andreas Cancer Center celebrates 10 years of caring for cancer patients
Sep 26, 2019

Solving the opioid crisis requires multiple solutions

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTCby Alex TejadaIn 2017, there were more than 400 opioid overdose deaths in Minnesota according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. That rate has risen every year since 1999 and is a nationwide problem that can sometimes be difficult to identify. However, according to a new article published by [...]
Solving the opioid crisis requires multiple solutions
Sep 26, 2019

'Silent' celiac disease common in patients' close relatives

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reutersby Tamara MathiasWhen a family member has celiac disease, Mayo Clinic researchers recommend parents, siblings and children also be tested, after a new study suggests first-degree relatives frequently have the condition, too - often without typical symptoms…The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that 44% of close relatives who [...]
'Silent' celiac disease common in patients' close relatives
Sep 20, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 20, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, Israel Prepares to Unleash AI on Health Care by Dov Lieber — Israel is becoming a testing ground for the power of artificial intelligence to improve health care… ​In May, Israel’s Innovation Authority signed a memorandum with the Mayo Clinic for Israeli health startups to team up [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 20, 2019
Sep 20, 2019

Hysterectomy tied to depression, anxiety

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDayby Robert PreidtHaving a hysterectomy can be a traumatic experience, and new research now shows it may also increase the long-term risk for depression and anxiety. "Our study shows that removing the uterus may have more effect on physical and mental health than previously thought," said senior author Dr. Shannon [...]
Hysterectomy tied to depression, anxiety
Sep 20, 2019

Scientists take a step towards beating the pain of old age

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Timesby Rhys BlakelyScientists have said that they may be able to reverse the frailty of old age after using drugs to flush toxic cells from the body for the first time. The trial led researchers closer to a revolution in medicine that could transform the care and treatment of [...]
Scientists take a step towards beating the pain of old age
Sep 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic Health System construction update

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALConstruction is underway at Mayo Clinic's Health System campus in Austin, Minn. It's part of an $11 million investment to boost its services for patients and staff.  "We have six phases," said Tricia Dahl, the site's operations administrator. "We expect to be done in the year 2020, early 2021." "On [...]
Mayo Clinic Health System construction update
Sep 19, 2019

'Breakthrough' diagnostics and research possible at Mayo Clinic's new radiochemistry facility in Jacksonville

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Unionby Beth Reese CraveyThe $10 million Robert and Monica Jacoby Building houses a $1.5 million cyclotron, a particle accelerator that produces radioactive pharmaceuticals for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. When injected intravenously prior to a patient undergoing scans, the drugs create accurate images of tumors and other abnormalities, even small [...]
'Breakthrough' diagnostics and research possible at Mayo Clinic's new radiochemistry facility in Jacksonville
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
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