Jan 18, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Health, This Is the Best Diet for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by Emily Shiffer — …For starters, it helps to understand what exactly PCOS is. "Polycystic ovary syndrome is often misunderstood because there is no one test that gives the diagnosis," says Alice Chang, MD, endocrinologist at the Mayo [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 18, 2019
Jan 18, 2019

Meditate to cure menopause symptoms! Relaxing technique makes middle-aged women 'feel less irritable and anxious'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Daily Mail by Sam Blanchard Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota quizzed 1,744 women about their menopausal symptoms, stress levels and mindfulness. Women who scored higher on the mindfulness scale suffered less with irritability, depression and anxiety, the researchers found. Mindfulness did not make women less likely to be [...]
Meditate to cure menopause symptoms! Relaxing technique makes middle-aged women 'feel less irritable and anxious'
Jan 18, 2019

'Anybody can do it'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Albert Lea Tribune by Sam Wilmes On Jan. 21, 2016, former Albert Lea resident Dale Sanchez weighed more than 400 pounds, was diagnosed with Type II diabetes and informed his health was a life-or-death situation. Less than two years later, Sanchez has lost 200 pounds thanks to a change in [...]
'Anybody can do it'
Jan 17, 2019

This couple divorced. Then she gave him her kidney.

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Post by Cathy Free After 21 years of marriage, Bill Henrichs and Mary Ziegler — once high school sweethearts — concluded that they were no longer a good match. The couple amicably divorced in 1995 and went their separate ways, but they continued to see each other at their [...]
This couple divorced. Then she gave him her kidney.
Jan 17, 2019

Two Minnesota sisters help with Mayo research into genetic eye condition

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KARE 11 by Danny Spewak The symptoms appeared in their fifties. Terri Houle couldn't read street signs on the road until it was too late to turn. Her sister, Sandra, couldn't differentiate one face from another. Both had been diagnosed with Fuchs' dystrophy, a swelling of the cornea that causes [...]
Two Minnesota sisters help with Mayo research into genetic eye condition
Jan 17, 2019

Kids and sleep: What you need to know

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MPR by Angela Davis Twenty years ago, the sleep medicine program at Mayo Clinic did 18 pediatric sleep studies. Last year, it did more than 800. Although kids are still only a fraction of the sleep medicine patient population, it's been growing quickly as doctors have focused on the importance [...]
Kids and sleep: What you need to know
Jan 11, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
USA Today, A medical rarity: Two patients get back-to-back, triple-organ transplants by Ken Altucker — …Mayo Clinic Rochester has completed 100 multi-organ transplants, including four heart-liver-kidney transplants, said Alfredo Clavell, Mayo Rochester's medical director of the heart transplant program. Clavell agreed that a new liver often allows patients to take [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 11, 2019
Jan 10, 2019

How artificial intelligence can help fight heart disease

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNBC, — Paul Friedman, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Mayo Clinic, joins “Squawk Box” to explain how emerging A.I. technology can help prevent and treat heart disease. Additional coverage: KARE 11, Healthcare Informatics, DOTMed.com, Fierce Healthcare Reach: CNBC is a 24-hour cable television station offers business news and financial information. The channel provides [...]
How artificial intelligence can help fight heart disease
Jan 10, 2019

Too few women are getting cervical cancer screening

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDay by Robert Preidt The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is "unacceptably low," researchers say. In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were up-to-date [...]
Too few women are getting cervical cancer screening
Jan 10, 2019

Mayo doctor specializes in American Indians, cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel She was 5 years old when her grandmother, Ada Salmon, told her that she was meant to be a healer. At the time, she didn’t really know what that meant, but the words from her grandmother, a member of the Choctaw Nation, stuck with her. [...]
Mayo doctor specializes in American Indians, cancer
Jan 10, 2019

Experts recommend major changes to make hockey safer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KARE 11, A group of experts, including Mayo Clinic doctors, are making major recommendations to make hockey a safer sport at all levels. Reach: KARE 11 is the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul and reaches more than 600,000 people each week in its coverage area.  Its website has more than 1.5 million unique visitors each [...]
Experts recommend major changes to make hockey safer
Jan 4, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
USA Today, Need a new diet this new year? Here's out to pick one and stick with it by Brett Molina — Focus on small changes at first: Angie Murad, a wellness dietitian with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, said the key to choosing a diet is making sure [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 4, 2019
Jan 4, 2019

'Find your strength': Family with brain disease offers support while seeking cure

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Argus Leader by Makenzie L. Huber Kandie, Kayla and Bryan David have a mutated gene in CCM2, which distinguishes their strand of disease from two others: CCM1 and CCM3. They've all gone through brain surgeries, which have relieved Kandie and Kayla from deficiencies. Bryan David still has issues with balance [...]
'Find your strength': Family with brain disease offers support while seeking cure
Jan 4, 2019

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students collaborate to help refugee community

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona Pulse More than 82,000 refugees have been resettled in Maricopa County since 1978, representing countries such as Cuba, Iraq and Syria. This population faces disproportionate health disparities, largely due to geographic, linguistic and cultural barriers to care. Following an outreach trip to Nicaragua in summer 2017, Mayo Clinic Alix [...]
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students collaborate to help refugee community
Jan 4, 2019

New fitness guidelines for The New Year

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
South Florida Reporter,  — The point of the new fitness guidelines is to just move, and anything counts. “A minute here, a minute there — whatever you can do, whenever you can do it is fine,” says Dr. Michael Joyner, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist. “And it adds up in a [...]
New fitness guidelines for The New Year
Jan 4, 2019

Get a jump on your resolution

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell Your New Year’s resolution can be a step toward a lot of things. But can it help you live longer? Dr. Robert Pignolo, Mayo Clinic’s chairman for the Department of Internal Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, says it can. Genetic predisposition and [...]
Get a jump on your resolution
Dec 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 21, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Happy holidays!  Mayo Clinic in the News will be taking a week off.  We'll be back on January 4, 2019. Wall Street Journal, How pilates helps fight atrophy by Jen Murphy — Pilates can be particularly helpful for people with stability and motor-related issues, says Jane Hein, a physical therapist and lead [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 21, 2018
Dec 21, 2018

Retiring Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Almanac We did an exit interview with retiring Mayo head Dr. John Noseworthy. Reach:  Twin Cities Public Television's "Almanac" program is a Minnesota institution. It has occupied the 7 o'clock time slot on Friday nights for more than a quarter of a century. It is the longest-running prime time TV program ever in [...]
Retiring Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy
Dec 21, 2018

New 3D imaging mammogram technology at Mayo Clinic Health System

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KIMT by Annalise Johnson Using X-rays, a 3D mammogram creates a 3D image of the breast. Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea received a new breast tomosynthesis machine in November and began using it on patients this weekend. The machine has multiple benefits over standard screening tests alone, including [...]
New 3D imaging mammogram technology at Mayo Clinic Health System
Dec 20, 2018

Mayo Clinic uses 3D printer to prepare for surgeries

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Juliette Dryer Surgeons and radiologists at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville are using 3D printing technology to plan out surgeries before ever entering the operating room. Dr. Si Pham, chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Mayo Clinic, recently used a 3D-printed model to prepare for a complicated [...]
Mayo Clinic uses 3D printer to prepare for surgeries
Dec 20, 2018

Kidney donor now on mission to help save even more lives

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
News4Jax by Mary Baer A St. Johns County man who served in the Marine Corps, then gave of himself as a kidney donor, is now on a mission to get others to help someone who needs a hand. While Nicholas Flores’ organ donation helped save another's life, he believes it [...]
Kidney donor now on mission to help save even more lives
Dec 20, 2018

Teen with new heart hopes to head home for Christmas

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Alexander Osiadacz A terrifying situation for a teenage athlete and his family as he collapsed, unresponsive at a basketball game. Jaylen Clausell has stacks of college letters and invitations from schools across the country. His first sport is football, but in March 2018 he was on [...]
Teen with new heart hopes to head home for Christmas
Dec 14, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 14, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
HealthDay, AHA: Exercise After Heart Attack May Improve Survival — The study supports exercise as "one of the most important medicines people can take before cardiac events but, in particular, after them as well," said Dr. Randal Thomas, medical director of the cardiac rehabilitation program at the Mayo Clinic in [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 14, 2018
Dec 14, 2018

Comeback Player: Dartmouth's Simmer back from brain surgery

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Associated Press by Ralph D. Russo During his freshman season at Dartmouth, Seth Simmer was having trouble hearing the linebackers call signals from his defensive tackle spot just a few yards away. What was first diagnosed as an ear infection brought on by a severe head cold turned out to [...]
Comeback Player: Dartmouth's Simmer back from brain surgery
Dec 14, 2018

Incontinence drug may cut hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDay by Steven Reinberg Hot flashes, a common curse in menopause, can be especially bothersome after breast cancer. But a new study suggests an existing medication may help. The drug is oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), long used to treat urinary incontinence. The study found that women taking the medicine had an [...]
Incontinence drug may cut hot flashes in breast cancer survivors
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