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
Aug 9, 2019

AI may help to spot heart problems

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
BBCAtrial fibrillation affects one million people in the UK and increases the risk of stroke and long-term heart problems. It is relatively simple to diagnose when the heart is beating irregularly, but not when it returns to normal. Computer modelling at the Mayo Clinic in the US may have identified [...]
AI may help to spot heart problems
Aug 9, 2019

Jacksonville father and son fight cancer together

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast Newsby Alexander OsiadaczBoth father and son are former military, with thousands of hours flying. Byron served throughout the Pacific, including a stint in Vietnam. When he returned, he inspired his son to fly as well. Douglas also served in the Air Force, then turned to private and commercial [...]
Jacksonville father and son fight cancer together
Aug 9, 2019

Bride defeats brain tumor to see wedding day in Fairmont, Minn.

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KMSPChristina Anderson was 24 years old, engaged and three months away from her wedding day when doctors discovered a tumor in her brain that would require emergency brain surgery. Christina had been feeling sick for months while she was planning her big day…Her sickness got so bad that she landed [...]
Bride defeats brain tumor to see wedding day in Fairmont, Minn.
Aug 9, 2019

Our view: Mayo works hard to earn No.1 rank

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-BulletinRoutine excellence can sometimes be taken for granted. But we should not overlook the routine excellence of Mayo Clinic, which last week was named, for the fourth consecutive year, as the No. 1 hospital in the nation. The annual U.S. News & World Report study again listed Mayo ahead of [...]
Our view: Mayo works hard to earn No.1 rank
Aug 2, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 2, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, How to Find a Babysitter You Can Rely On by Ellen Lee — Your sitter should also have basic first aid and CPR training and know how to respond in an emergency. The American Red Cross offers both online and in-person classes for babysitting, child care, first aid and CPR. [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 2, 2019
Aug 1, 2019

Rochester's Mayo Clinic again ranked as best hospital in America

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WCCOMayo Clinic in Rochester once again tops the list of the nation’s best hospitals. U.S. News & World Report issued their 2019 rankings Tuesday, and the Rochester institution was ranked above all else. The rankings were determined by hospital service in 16 areas of “complex specialty care,” along with nine [...]
Rochester's Mayo Clinic again ranked as best hospital in America
Aug 1, 2019

Phoenix hospital again tops US News & World report ranking

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Phoenix Business Journalby Angela GonzalesOnce again, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix has ranked No. 1 in Arizona and No. 18 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the third time that Mayo Clinic has made the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, which recognizes the top 20 hospitals in the [...]
Phoenix hospital again tops US News & World report ranking
Aug 1, 2019

Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific to open accelerator in One Discovery Square

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Jeff KigerA new joint venture between Mayo Clinic and Boston Scientific Corp. will open a business accelerator lab "to address unmet medical needs" in the One Discovery Square center in downtown Rochester. Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. Gianrico Farrugia and Boston Scientific CEO Mike Mahoney were to announce the project [...]
Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific to open accelerator in One Discovery Square
Aug 1, 2019

Why a woman's sex life declines after menopause (Hint: Sometimes it's her partner)

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
New York Timesby Tara Parker-Pope“We know that menopause seems to have a bad effect on libido, vaginal dryness and sexual pain,” said Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health in Rochester, Minn. “But what is coming up as a consistent finding is that the partner [...]
Why a woman's sex life declines after menopause (Hint: Sometimes it's her partner)
Jul 26, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 26, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, What’s the best time of day to exercise, morning or evening? by Marlene Cimons — “Exercising late at night may interfere with sleep as it tends to energize you and enhance alertness, although some people like to exercise at the end of the day to help relieve the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 26, 2019
Jul 26, 2019

Mayo's next maestro

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Christopher SnowbeckAs a young physician, Gianrico Farrugia admired Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building, a historic landmark with massive bronze doors and a soaring bell tower that projects the enduring prestige of the clinic. His reverence, however, didn’t extend to its very peak. The top, he noticed in the late [...]
Mayo's next maestro
Jul 26, 2019

Flying high with the Mayo Clinic Aerospace Medicine program

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
AZTV 7by Pat McMahonThe Mayo Clinic has been associated with aviation and the American Space Program…Prior to World War II the Mayo Clinic developed the first oxygen masks… research and innovation to overcome the effects of G-forces on pilots…interviews Dr. Jan Stepanek, the Medical Director of the Aerospace Medicine Program. [...]
Flying high with the Mayo Clinic Aerospace Medicine program
Jul 25, 2019

The why and how of endurance athletes

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MPR Newsby Dan Kraker and Manda LillieMinnesota has one of the oldest and, potentially, coldest endurance competitions. The Arrowhead 135 race, which sets racers on a trek from International Falls to Tower, Minn….It takes place in January so temperatures are often well below freezing… what is happening in the body [...]
The why and how of endurance athletes
Jul 25, 2019

Space medicine: Jacksonville researchers talk about cells sent to International Space Station

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast Newsby Alexander OsiadaczResearchers at Mayo Clinic are looking to the stars to help understand how cells grow and respond. “Looking up at the stars at night, you look up at the moon, it's extremely humbling to see how small we are in the greater universe,” Mayo Clinic Neurologist [...]
Space medicine: Jacksonville researchers talk about cells sent to International Space Station
Jul 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 19, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, Is Your Heartbeat Off, or Blood Sugar High? On the Road, You Can Keep Track by Joshua Brockman — Dr. Bithika Thompson, the director of the diabetes program at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, said the F.D.A.-approved wearable monitors — including the continuous glucose monitors and flash monitors like Abbott’s Freestyle [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 19, 2019
Jul 18, 2019

This show is really 'Sick.' If you're concerned about your health, that's why you should watch it.

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Postby Erin BlakemoreIn a scene from the series, Roberto Cattaneo of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., explains why measles is so contagious. “Sick,” a YouTube show from Seeker, a digital publisher devoted to science, answers that question in gripping, often gross detail. The first season of the series [...]
This show is really 'Sick.' If you're concerned about your health, that's why you should watch it.
Jul 18, 2019

Egyptian hospital joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KROC-Radioby Andy BrownellThe Mayo Clinic Care Network is expanding in the Middle East. The Mayo Clinic today announced a new affiliation with a medical center in Cairo, Egypt. The Saudi German Hospital Cairo is the first health care provider in Egypt to join the network and the first on the [...]
Egyptian hospital joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
Jul 18, 2019

Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
US News & World Reportby Steven ReinbergLosing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or Alzheimer's disease. But using your brain can help keep it sharp, and it's never too late to start reaping the benefits, researchers say. Why [...]
Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?
Jul 18, 2019

Be The Match: Diversity in bone marrow transplant donors could save more lives

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Action News JaxAndrew Garcia is earning his associate degree and has big dreams. “I plan to become a physical therapist’s assistant,“ he said Wednesday. he 22-year-old’s plan was put on hold last year, when he was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. It causes bone marrow failure. Garcia explained, “I’m getting started [...]
Be The Match: Diversity in bone marrow transplant donors could save more lives
Jul 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 12, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Science, Even if you don’t play contact sports, you could develop signs of traumatic brain injury by Sabine Galvis — Scientists looking for a link between repeated brain trauma and lasting neurological damage typically study the brains of soldiers or football players. But it’s unclear whether this damage—known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)—is prevalent [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 12, 2019
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