Sep 21, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
The Atlantic, Wiping Out the Brain’s Retired Cells Prevents a Hallmark of Alzheimer's by Ed Yong — In 2016, Darren Baker and Jan van Deursen from the Mayo Clinic announced that they had discovered a new way to prolong the life of mice: They cleansed the rodents of retired cells. [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 21, 2018
Sep 21, 2018

Frontier Airlines chairman donates $25M to Scottsdale medical school

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Phoenix Business Journal by Angela Gonzales The chairman of Frontier Airlines is donating $25 million to Mayo Clinic's new medical school in Scottsdale. Bill Franke and his wife, Carolyn, are donating the money to support scholarships and operations. It is the largest contribution in the short history of Mayo Clinic's [...]
Frontier Airlines chairman donates $25M to Scottsdale medical school
Sep 21, 2018

Extra folic acid taken during pregnancy doesn't prevent pre-eclampsia, study finds

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Globe and Mail by Sheryl Ubelacker Taking high-dose folic acid during pregnancy does not prevent pre-eclampsia in women at elevated risk for the potentially deadly condition, a Canadian-led international study has found…Dr. Linda Szymanski, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic, said she was not surprised by the finding [...]
Extra folic acid taken during pregnancy doesn't prevent pre-eclampsia, study finds
Sep 21, 2018

'Zombie' brain cells could hold key to combating Alzheimer's, mouse study suggests

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Newsweek by Kashmira Gander Targeting so-called "zombie cells" could hold the key to treating age-related conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study on mice. Also known as senescent cells, these units are neither useful nor dead, and are unable to replicate or develop distinctive characteristics. Scientists believe zombie cells [...]
'Zombie' brain cells could hold key to combating Alzheimer's, mouse study suggests
Sep 21, 2018

Mayo to add 11 floors to Gonda, including a hotel

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Jeff Kiger Rochester’s skyline is going to reach new heights. Mayo Clinic is working with a Singapore development firm to add a seven-story hotel plus four clinical treatment floors on top of its Gonda Building in downtown Rochester. Once completed, the project will make the now 21-floor Gonda [...]
Mayo to add 11 floors to Gonda, including a hotel
Sep 21, 2018

How 1 neurosurgeon helped save this violinist's storied career

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Today Roger Frisch, an accomplished violinist and member of the Minnesota Orchestra, developed a tremor in his hand that threatened his career. But thanks to the brilliant work of neurosurgeon Kendall Lee, Frisch has found a solution. His story is featured in Ken Burns’ latest documentary, “The Mayo Clinic.” Megyn [...]
How 1 neurosurgeon helped save this violinist's storied career
Sep 21, 2018

Physician burnout taking center stage

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reuters by Linda Carroll Overall, 45 percent of residents reported at least one symptom of burnout at least once a week, while 14 percent reported career choice regret. While once a week may not sound like a lot, physicians who feel burnout this often are more likely to report thinking [...]
Physician burnout taking center stage
Sep 14, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
  Washington Post, ‘Black hairy tongue’ is an actual medical condition, and it looks as weird as it sounds by Lindsey Bever — …Luckily, black hairy tongue, or lingua villosa nigra, is typically painless and temporary. It occurs when the tiny bumps on the tongue, called papillae, which are normally [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 14, 2018
Sep 14, 2018

Medical professionals convene in Rochester to discuss individualized care

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Holden Krusemark Advancing the world of individualized medicine is the goal for Mayo Clinic and is a reason they've hosted a conference for 7 years, getting some of the best minds together to learn and grow. About 1,000 medical professionals from all over the United States and the [...]
Medical professionals convene in Rochester to discuss individualized care
Sep 14, 2018

Vaccines and kids: Info from Mayo Clinic's Dr. Claire Haga

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
News4Jax Dr. Claire Haga discusses vaccinations. Reach: WAWS-TV/30 is the Fox affiliate. WTEV-TV/47 is the CBS affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Context: Claire Haga, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic Family Medicine physician. Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine in Florida provides comprehensive medical evaluations and primary care services to people living in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. [...]
Vaccines and kids: Info from Mayo Clinic's Dr. Claire Haga
Sep 14, 2018

Eviction Prevention Project receives $50k grant

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Emily Cutts A new project aimed at helping those facing eviction became a reality this week when the group received a $50,000 grant. The Eviction Prevention Project was the 2018 recipient of the Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award. The project is a collaboration of Legal Assistance of Olmsted [...]
Eviction Prevention Project receives $50k grant
Sep 13, 2018

ABC 6 chief photographer shares journey for new kidney

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAAL by Laura Lee Thousands of people in Minnesota are in need of life-saving organ transplants, including a member of our ABC 6 News team. At any local sporting event, more often than not, you'll see ABC 6 Chief Photographer Chad Corey behind the camera, "I like to be behind [...]
ABC 6 chief photographer shares journey for new kidney
Sep 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 7, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, Now we’re finding out you should do two kinds of stretching, slow and vigorous by Marlene Cimons — …Dynamic stretching, on the other hand, puts the muscles in motion repetitively, and “is essentially preparing your muscle in a gradually progressive fashion to do the job you want it [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 7, 2018
Sep 7, 2018

How does Mayo consistently top the rankings charts? Here are 3 secrets to the 'Mayo magic.'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Advisory Board Mayo Clinic is one of the premier health systems in the world. How does it do it? Jeffrey Bolton, Mayo's chief administrative officer, recently sat down with Larry Jameson, EVP of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, to share the three secrets to making what Jameson called the [...]
How does Mayo consistently top the rankings charts? Here are 3 secrets to the 'Mayo magic.'
Sep 7, 2018

Hospitals are fed up with drug companies, so they're starting their own

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Post by Carolyn Y. Johnson A group of major American hospitals, battered by price spikes on old drugs and long-lasting shortages of critical medicines, has launched a mission-driven, not-for-profit generic drug company, Civica Rx, to take some control over the drug supply. Backed by seven large health systems and [...]
Hospitals are fed up with drug companies, so they're starting their own
Sep 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic to nearly double size of Phoenix campus in five-year, $648 million project

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona Republic by Stephanie Innes Citing increased patient need, Mayo Clinic in Arizonawill nearly double the size of its Phoenix campus with a five-year building project set to cost $648 million. The construction project, which officials say will add 2,000 jobs by 2029, is the largest  expansion in not-for-profit Mayo Clinic's 30-year history in Arizona. The [...]
Mayo Clinic to nearly double size of Phoenix campus in five-year, $648 million project
Sep 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic will add two more buildings at cost of $144 million

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times Union by Charlie Patton Over the last three years, the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville has invested nearly $500 million in major construction projects, in the process more than doubling its space with 520,000 square feet of new facilities. The Mayo Clinic announced Wednesday it is preparing two more [...]
Mayo Clinic will add two more buildings at cost of $144 million
Sep 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic will spend about $800 million to expand in Arizona and Florida

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Dee DePass Mayo Clinic will expand its Florida campus with two building projects worth $144 million in an effort to increase its patient surgery, treatment and parking accommodations, officials said Wednesday. Once completed, Mayo's Jacksonville campus will have a new parking garage and a new five-story, 120,000-square-foot [...]
Mayo Clinic will spend about $800 million to expand in Arizona and Florida
Aug 31, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 31, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Los Angeles Times, Noise causes stress. Here's why you need to seek out some silence by Alene Dawson — It’s a noisy planet. So much so that research calls noise pollution a “modern plague” and a threat to our health and well-being. “Noisy, chaotic environments increase stress levels, and chronic [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 31, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

Mayo Clinic Health System expansion continues

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WKBT La Crosse by Greg White The expansion of an area hospital continues. The $4.9 million renovation of Mayo Clinic Health System La Crosse began this spring. The expansion project, which was announced last November, will double the amount of exam rooms and treatment bays. "The reason we need more [...]
Mayo Clinic Health System expansion continues
Aug 31, 2018

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville researchers studying space medicine device

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Teresa Stepzinski A husband and wife research team at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville are on the forefront of an aeromedicine project with potential benefits for future astronauts as well as patients home on earth. When the Suborbital Autonomous Rocket with Guidance rocket by Exos Aerospace Systems & [...]
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville researchers studying space medicine device
Aug 30, 2018

Ken Burns Mayo film to premiere Sept. 10 in Rochester

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin, by Tom Weber Ken Burns' documentary film about Mayo Clinic will have its world premiere Sept. 10 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. This will be the first time the full film, "Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science," will be screened for the general public. It will air on PBS stations Sept. [...]
Ken Burns Mayo film to premiere Sept. 10 in Rochester
Aug 30, 2018

What you need to know about treadmill desks

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Forbes by Jamie Gold Even if you exercise before or after work and on the weekends, all of those hours sitting on the job are hurting your health. Chances are, you’re not going to change your career for that reason, but you can change how you work at it. Dan [...]
What you need to know about treadmill desks
Aug 24, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 24, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
ABC News, Parents cautioned about using monitors to prevent SIDS after new study by Nicole Pelletiere — Parents are being cautioned against relying on monitors promising to accurately measure their baby's vital signs in an attempt to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), in light of new research published in [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 24, 2018
Aug 23, 2018

Our View: 'He was always interested in who we were'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin Fifty years ago in July, Dr. Charles W. Mayo — “Dr. Chuck,” the gregarious and accomplished grandson of W.W. Mayo, whose father and uncle, Drs. Charlie and Will Mayo, made the clinic what it is today — died in a car wreck near Mayowood. As we wrote on July [...]
Our View: 'He was always interested in who we were'
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