Nov 9, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 9, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
USA Today, How Daylight Saving affects your sleep and overall health by Ashley May — Daylight Saving Time ends and clocks will “fall back” an hour this weekend, giving Americans the feeling of an extra hour in the morning, which could negatively affect their health. “Ever since the institution of [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 9, 2018
Nov 9, 2018

Mayo Clinic names new leader for its growing Jacksonville medical center

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times Union By Matt Soergel The Mayo Clinic has named the new leader for its rapidly growing Jacksonville medical center and its 6,400 employees. Kent Thielen, a radiologist whose career has been spent at the Mayo Clinic’s headquarters in his home state of Minnesota, will become a Mayo vice [...]
Mayo Clinic names new leader for its growing Jacksonville medical center
Nov 9, 2018

Urgent care now available at Mayo Clinic Fairmont

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KEYC Mankato by Ryan Sjoberg Friday was a big day for Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. The clinic will now offer urgent care instead of express care to better meet patient's needs. "Urgent care is focused on a broader scope than our express care setting was," explained Mayo Clinic [...]
Urgent care now available at Mayo Clinic Fairmont
Nov 9, 2018

'They've given me the greatest gift': Revolutionary cancer treatment comes to Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Juliette Dryer Tanis Milicevik and her family love to travel, but for so many years they were unable to plan ahead. Would she be well enough? Would she be getting cancer treatment? Milicevik was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 10 years ago when the younger of [...]
'They've given me the greatest gift': Revolutionary cancer treatment comes to Mayo Clinic
Nov 9, 2018

After denial, obese man receives liver transplant

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KARE 11 by Adrienne Broaddus He weighed 480 pounds. His liver wasn’t working, and his kidneys were failing, too. But because a Twin Cities man was obese, he says doctors denied putting him on a list for a liver transplant that would save his life. Scott St. Michel, 58, was [...]
After denial, obese man receives liver transplant
Nov 2, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 2, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Associated Press, Trippy depression treatment? Hopes and hype for ketamine by Lindsey Tanner — It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. Now the chameleon drug ketamine is finding [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 2, 2018
Nov 2, 2018

The MS detective

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Rochester Magazine By Jennifer Koski How Dr. Claudia Lucchinetti became a "thought leader" in the fight against multiple sclerosis. Reach:  Rochester Magazine, a monthly print and online publication, is published by the Post-Bulletin Company in Rochester, Minnesota. Context: Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic neurologist and chairs the Department [...]
The MS detective
Nov 2, 2018

Hundreds get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAAL, Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. In Rochester, Mayo Clinic teamed up with the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office to teach the public about disposing of medications. "We are not exempt from the Opioid epidemic here in Rochester. We know there are issues with opioids, that people are abusing [...]
Hundreds get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs
Nov 2, 2018

New technology connects doctors with stroke patients while in ambulance

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Juliette Dryer Every minute matters when someone has a stroke, new technology in Northeast Florida is cutting down response time by connecting doctors with patients before the ambulance ever arrives at the hospital. “Stroke is extremely common,” Dr. David Freeman, professor of neurology and neurosurgery at [...]
New technology connects doctors with stroke patients while in ambulance
Nov 1, 2018

How safe is the flu shot? Everything you need to know about side effects and reactions

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
BuzzFeed by Caroline Kee The flu shot, like any vaccine or medication, does not come without risks. But these are small and limited to certain groups. So we spoke to two experts about flu shot safety, side effects, and possible reactions to clear things up and put your mind at [...]
How safe is the flu shot? Everything you need to know about side effects and reactions
Nov 1, 2018

Mayo researchers working on vaccines to treat - possibly prevent - breast cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel A Mayo Clinic immunologist in Jacksonville envisions a not-so distant future where vaccines could help stop the relapse of cancer in patients who have already been successfully treated for breast cancer. Keith Knutson’s team of researchers is also trying to develop a preventative vaccine that [...]
Mayo researchers working on vaccines to treat - possibly prevent - breast cancer
Oct 26, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 26, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Harvard Business Review, Lessons from Mayo Clinic’s Redesign of Stroke Care by W. David Freeman — Facing escalating costs of medications and technology, health care patients and providers in the United States continue to search for opportunities to reduce overall costs while maintaining and improving health care outcomes. At the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 26, 2018
Oct 26, 2018

Many Americans have misconceptions about opioids, Mayo Clinic survey finds

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MinnPost by Susan Perry Although most Americans say they would prefer being treated with something other than an opioid medication to relieve pain after surgery, few of them talk to their health care provider about it, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday by the Mayo Clinic. The [...]
Many Americans have misconceptions about opioids, Mayo Clinic survey finds
Oct 26, 2018

What does your gut say? How 'the bugs inside us' affect overall health

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Connie Nelson Dr. Joseph Murray takes the adage “You are what you to eat” to a whole new level — a lower level. As a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Murray studies “anything that ails you from your mouth to the other end.” In addition to [...]
What does your gut say? How 'the bugs inside us' affect overall health
Oct 26, 2018

Americans say they want alternatives to opioid prescription, Mayo study finds

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel Nearly half of Americans think opioid abuse is a significant issue in their community — though 67 percent are confident they themselves wouldn’t become addicted if they were prescribed opioids for chronic pain. That’s one of the findings in the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, [...]
Americans say they want alternatives to opioid prescription, Mayo study finds
Oct 26, 2018

Inpatient Psychiatric Services Latest Transition

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAAL An estimated 1 in 5 Minnesotans faces mental illness each year ... but the state ranks 50th out of the 50 states when it comes to in-patient mental health beds. At the end of the month, the latest chapter in an on-going Mayo Clinic transitioning plan will address that. [...]
Inpatient Psychiatric Services Latest Transition
Oct 19, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 19, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, ‘We lived like we were Wall Street’ by DeNeen L. Brown — Before it was destroyed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Greenwood was one of the most affluent black communities in the country. It was known as “Black Wall Street” because of its concentrated wealth…“At the time [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 19, 2018
Oct 19, 2018

Rising drug prices widen gap between have, have-not patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Post (Associated Press) by Linda Johnson For Bridgett Snelten, changing her health insurance meant enduring wild blood sugar swings, bouts of vomiting and weight gain. The Sandy, Utah mother of two young girls has diabetes and has had to change health insurance plans three years in a row. Twice, [...]
Rising drug prices widen gap between have, have-not patients
Oct 18, 2018

Growth, partnerships provide path forward for Phoenix-area health care, hospital groups

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Phoenix Business Journal by Angela Gonzales Mayo Clinic, meanwhile, is embarking on a $648 million expansion that will nearly double the size of its Phoenix campus — paving the way for 2,000 more high-paying health care jobs. A request for proposals has not yet been issued for that project. Dr. [...]
Growth, partnerships provide path forward for Phoenix-area health care, hospital groups
Oct 18, 2018

The inspiring work of Dr. Q

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union Cheers to Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa for his inspirational work to save lives in under-developed areas of our world. Quiñones, chairman of neurologic surgery at Mayo Clinic, is the founder of Mission: BRAIN, a nonprofit foundation that has done scores of complex surgeries — including procedures to [...]
The inspiring work of Dr. Q
Oct 18, 2018

Four local health organizations give flu shots to thousands of students

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC An estimated 9,000 students from Rochester, Dover-Eyota, Stewartville, Pine Island Elementary, and Rochester Catholic Schools will get a flu shot this fall, and it’s all thanks to four public health organizations. Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center, and Olmsted and Dodge County Public Health Departments are teaming up for the [...]
Four local health organizations give flu shots to thousands of students
Oct 18, 2018

Breast cancer vaccine that could save generations now in clinical trials at Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Lana Harris Tens of thousands of women die annually from breast cancer, but soon, the number could decrease. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is working on a vaccine for triple negative breast cancer that could someday save millions. While the vaccine is still in clinical trials, doctors [...]
Breast cancer vaccine that could save generations now in clinical trials at Mayo Clinic
Oct 12, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 12, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
US News & World Report, Joining the Opioid Battle by Linda Marsa — Many hospitals, including Stanford Health Care, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins, have launched pain management boot camps that provide alternatives to painkillers for people suffering from chronic pain. These outpatient programs integrate traditional and complementary [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 12, 2018
Oct 12, 2018

A toddler couldn't move his arm. Doctors discovered a polio-like condition.

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Post by Lindsey Bever When Orville Young ran up to his mother, Elaine Young, to give her the mail, she noticed he was using his non-dominant hand. Although a seemingly insignificant detail, it made the Minnesota mom stop and think — her then-3-year-old son had developed a cough and [...]
A toddler couldn't move his arm. Doctors discovered a polio-like condition.
Oct 12, 2018

Five things to know about the new Mayo Civic Center time capsule

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Randy Petersen 1. The box is a piece of recreated history. The copper capsule was created based on construction designs that were recently rediscovered, according to David Eide, senior construction manager at Mayo Clinic. Using the designs, Mayo Clinic was able to recreate an replica of the original [...]
Five things to know about the new Mayo Civic Center time capsule
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