Aug 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 17, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, Troubling Rise in Pregnancy-Related Heart Problems by Sumathi Reddy— The number of women having heart attacks before, during and after deliveries increased by 25% from 2002 through 2013, according to a study published in July in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Around 4.5% of women who had [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 17, 2018
Aug 17, 2018

Lowering your blood pressure could reduce Alzheimer's risk, new research shows

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
TIME by Alice Park … In fact, in the past year, many major pharmaceutical companies have either stopped research on Alzheimer’s treatments after early studies of their drugs failed to show they were effective or decided to move away from developing treatments for neurodegenerative conditions altogether. “The data are pretty [...]
Lowering your blood pressure could reduce Alzheimer's risk, new research shows
Aug 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic in Phoenix ranked as one of nation's best hospitals

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTAR Arizona The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix was rated as one of the best adult hospitals in the country and two other area facilities received national recognition in U.S. News and World Reports’ annual rankings, which were released Tuesday. The website ranked the nation’s top 50 hospitals in 16 specialties. [...]
Mayo Clinic in Phoenix ranked as one of nation's best hospitals
Aug 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville ranked Florida's best hospital

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Teresa Stepzinski Mayo Clinic Jacksonville is ranked the best hospital in Florida as well as Jacksonville's metro area for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Hospital rankings Tuesday on its website.“We have continuously refined [...]
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville ranked Florida's best hospital
Aug 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic Crowned Atop 'Best Hospitals' List for Fourth Time in Five Years

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Twin Cities Business by Sam Schaust U.S. News and World Report has again named Rochester’s Mayo Clinic the “Best Hospital” in the nation. The local health care institution and nonprofit earned the top spot last year and has now done so every one of the last five years—excluding the 2015-2016 [...]
Mayo Clinic Crowned Atop 'Best Hospitals' List for Fourth Time in Five Years
Aug 10, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 10, 2018

By Emily DeBoom @emilydeboom
NBC News, How to keep yourself (and your dog) cool in a heatwave by Vivian Manning-Schaffel — Thanks to climate change, summers are longer and hotter, and we only have more extreme vacillations in temperature to look forward to… The most serious heat-related illness, heatstroke is described by The Mayo [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 10, 2018
Aug 10, 2018

Mayo Clinic names its next CEO

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Christopher Snowbeck Dr. Gianrico Farrugia has been selected as the next chief executive at Mayo Clinic, the Rochester-based health system that’s Minnesota’s largest private employer and an enduring draw for patients from around the world. Farrugia has worked at Mayo for 30 years including his most recent [...]
Mayo Clinic names its next CEO
Aug 10, 2018

Inside look at Mayo Clinic's latest expansion

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Jacksonville Business Journal by Will Robinson With investments in two new facilities – the PET Radiochemistry Facility and the Mangurian Building – Jacksonville's Mayo Clinic has dramatically increased its capacity and capabilities in treating cancer and neurological patients. The PET Radiochemistry Facility houses a GE cyclotron and a pharmaceutical manufacturing [...]
Inside look at Mayo Clinic's latest expansion
Aug 10, 2018

Diet hit a snag? Your gut bacteria may be partly to blame

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
NPR by Allison Aubrey Ever been on a diet but didn't hit your goal weight? Your gut bacteria may be part of the explanation. New research suggests the mix of microbes in our guts can either help — or hinder — weight-loss efforts. "We tarted with the premise that people [...]
Diet hit a snag? Your gut bacteria may be partly to blame
Aug 10, 2018

Researchers discover gene mutations linked with aggressive breast cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
NBC News by Avichai Scher — People at risk of a tough-to-treat, deadly form of breast cancer may now have a better chance of early diagnosis and protection against relapse. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic identified genetic mutations associated with triple-negative breast cancer, a type that generally requires extensive chemotherapy [...]
Researchers discover gene mutations linked with aggressive breast cancer
Aug 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 3, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, Hookworms burrowed into a teenager’s skin during a trip to Florida. You can’t unsee these images. by Lindsey Bever — There are two main types of hookworm: human hookworms and animal, or zoonotic, hookworms. Bobbi Pritt, director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory in the Mayo Clinic's Department of [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 3, 2018
Aug 6, 2018

Use of prescription opioids in U.S. remains high

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reuters by Linda Carroll Use of prescription opioids remains high in the U.S., despite public health efforts and growing awareness of risks for abuse and overdose, a new study suggests. Over a decade, the proportion of adults being prescribed opioid medications has changed little, but dosages have continued to rise [...]
Use of prescription opioids in U.S. remains high
Aug 6, 2018

Organ transplant recipients and donors meet at annual picnic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Linda Ha Several hundred people are celebrating the gift of life in Rochester Sunday at Mayo Clinic's transplant patient and donor family picnic. Transplant recipients, living donors, and families of deceased donors from across the United States traveled to Soldiers Memorial Field for the annual event. Attendees enjoyed [...]
Organ transplant recipients and donors meet at annual picnic
Aug 6, 2018

Man takes cross-country bike trip to raise money and awareness for rare cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Lindsey Boetsch Chances are, you never heard of the cancer, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. It's a non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. It's very rare and only 1,000 to 1,500 people are diagnosed each year. There's not a lot of research and funding for it, but, Christopher Edgerton is trying to change [...]
Man takes cross-country bike trip to raise money and awareness for rare cancer
Jul 27, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 27, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
STAT, Experimental Alzheimer’s drug significantly slowed patients’ cognitive decline, buoying hopes for treatment by Damian Garde — The Phase 2 trial, which employed multiple statistical measures, failed its primary goal. Four doses of BAN2401 didn’t outperform placebo, and the high dose was tested on just 161 patients. Furthermore, the metric [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Two new buildings enhance Mayo Clinic's status as 'destination medical center'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Charlie Patton The Mayo Clinic has been expanding its Jacksonville campus since Gianrico Farrugia became CEO in 2015. Two buildings that will play a key role in enhancing Mayo’s status as a “destination medical center” are now virtually complete. The five-story, 190,000-square-foot Mangurian Building, which will serve [...]
Two new buildings enhance Mayo Clinic's status as 'destination medical center'
Jul 27, 2018

8 Surprising Reasons You Feel Nauseous

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Prevention by Emily Shiffer There’s nothing worse than when you start to get that sick, queasy feeling deep in the pit of your stomach. If you’re not already puking (the absolute worst), it can leave you feeling dizzy, disoriented, and down for the count until you get to the root [...]
8 Surprising Reasons You Feel Nauseous
Jul 27, 2018

Special masks help young cancer patients through treatments

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAAL by Kali Aldrich “My power is to cure animals,” said Lorea Lacaro. This idea was brought about when Mayo Clinic staff saw it on social media. Radiologists in Europe were making treatment masks for their patients. “So it starts off as like a hard piece of plastic, and then [...]
Special masks help young cancer patients through treatments
Jul 27, 2018

Mayo Clinic doctor researches the science behind the golf 'yips'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KMSP/FOX 9 Twin Cities by Hobie Aritgue Golf can be the ultimate test in sport and one that can emotionally swing one way or the other. A game of some relaxation, which is often countered by a frustration called “the yips.” The “yips” are routinely thought of as an ailment [...]
Mayo Clinic doctor researches the science behind the golf 'yips'
Jul 20, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 20, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Today.com, Heart attack risk on the rise for pregnant women by A. Pawlowski — Expectant mothers, especially older ones, should watch for signs of heart trouble as their pregnancies progress and their babies arrive. A woman’s risk of having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth or during the two [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 20, 2018
Jul 20, 2018

They're out in the woods picking up ticks -- on purpose

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Post by Sheila Mulrooney Eldred It’s a ­picture-perfect summer day in the woods of central Minnesota: 71 degrees, humidity around 73 percent, sunshine dappling the trees and glinting off glimpses of the Mississippi River. But as five scientists pull on white painter suits and start duct-taping the cuffs to [...]
They're out in the woods picking up ticks -- on purpose
Jul 20, 2018

Mayo Clinic scores at the top of diversity index

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell For the third year in a row, Mayo Clinic is one of the best places in the U.S. for disabled employees. The hospital ranked among the Disability Equality Index’s Best Places to Work for the third year in a row. Mayo and 94 other clinics scored [...]
Mayo Clinic scores at the top of diversity index
Jul 20, 2018

Fire department trains with Simulation Center

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell In a small, cramped room, three members of the Rochester Fire Department quickly sized up the situation. An EpiPen lay discarded on a table next to a wheezing high-schooler. The school nurse frantically searched her paperwork for a parent’s number. …It was day two of Rochester [...]
Fire department trains with Simulation Center
Jul 13, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
        Wall Street Journal, New Effort for Lyme Disease Vaccine Draws Early Fire by Sumathi Reddy — Gregory Poland, director of the vaccine research group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., published a 2011 study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases detailing what happened with the previous [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 9, 2018
Jul 13, 2018

Mayo Clinic Researcher Cites Positive Results for Cologuard-Style Liver Cancer Test

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Twin Cities Business by Don Jacobson A prominent Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist who co-invented the Cologuard stool test for colorectal cancer now says he and his colleagues at Exact Sciences Corp. have also developed a highly accurate blood DNA test for detecting liver cancer. Dr. John Kisiel, a consultant in Mayo’s [...]
Mayo Clinic Researcher Cites Positive Results for Cologuard-Style Liver Cancer Test
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