Feb 23, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 23, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
      Reader’s Digest, 15 Things Neurologists Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease by Kim Fredericks — Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia, accounting for approximately 80 percent of dementia cases and affecting more than 5.5 million people in the United States. But all dementia is not Alzheimer's, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 23, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

Exclusive: Mayo Clinic CEO on why he's stepping down, Mayo's future, and more

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Advisory Board A day after announcing he will step down as Mayo Clinic's president and CEO at the end of 2018, John Noseworthy spoke with the Daily Briefing's Josh Zeitlin about his nine-year tenure as chief executive, his approach to leading through change, and his advice for the Clinic's next [...]
Exclusive: Mayo Clinic CEO on why he's stepping down, Mayo's future, and more
Feb 23, 2018

Mayo Clinic announces end of 'You Are' fundraising campaign

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin Mayo Clinic announced the end of one of the largest fundraising campaigns by an academic medical center on Monday. “You Are: The Campaign for Mayo Clinic” has raised $3.76 billion over eight years. The campaign began in January 2010 and ended Dec. 31, 2017. Its last year was also [...]
Mayo Clinic announces end of 'You Are' fundraising campaign
Feb 23, 2018

A 'stubborn' little miracle!

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Daily Mail by Megan Sheets A baby who was born with her heart on the outside of her chest from a condition with only a 10 percent survival rate is thriving as she approaches her third birthday. Kieran Veitz, who turns three next month, has ectopia cordis, a congenital heart [...]
A 'stubborn' little miracle!
Feb 23, 2018

Health experts encourage preteens get HPV vaccine to prevent cancers

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Linda Ha "It's nearly 100 percent effective. We did studies here at Mayo Clinic back in the late 1990s that demonstrated that nearly everyone vaccinated was completely protected against getting the cancer-causing strains," said Dr. Robert Jacobson, Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director at Mayo Clinic Primary care [...]
Health experts encourage preteens get HPV vaccine to prevent cancers
Feb 23, 2018

Slow down and enjoy your food — Fast eaters are more likely to be obese

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Men’s Health by Mary Brophy Marcus Dr. Donald Hensrud, editor of the Mayo Clinic Diet and medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, reviewed the study for Men’s Health. He said of the findings, “Intuitively it makes sense, and it’s one of the techniques that has been used [...]
Slow down and enjoy your food — Fast eaters are more likely to be obese
Feb 17, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
      Vox, How many calories Olympians eat by Julia Belluz — While it may be true that Olympians sometimes cut loose, their diets tend to be remarkably junk food-free — and highly optimized for performance. Athletes are looking for any edge. Increasingly, that means practicing extreme caution about [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 17, 2018
Feb 17, 2018

Kidney stones on the rise in US, study suggests

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNN by Mark Lieber Kidney stones may be increasing among both men and women in the US, a new study says. The study, published Monday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, looks at the prevalence of kidney stones over a period of almost three decades -- from 1984 to 2012 [...]
Kidney stones on the rise in US, study suggests
Feb 17, 2018

The flu Is killing children, and here’s what parents need to know

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
BuzzFeed by Caroline Kee The flu killed 101 children last year and 128 in 2014–15. "We had a very serious flu season in 2014–2015 and it's looking a lot like that right now," Dr. Robert Jacobson, pediatrician and vaccine researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told BuzzFeed News. [...]
The flu Is killing children, and here’s what parents need to know
Feb 17, 2018

5 research-backed ways to sleep better

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Prevention by Karyn Repinski Let the dogs in: You might have heard that you should keep pets out of the bedroom because they're disruptive, but recent research says otherwise. Mayo Clinic scientists evaluated the sleep of 40 adults and their dogs via activity trackers for seven nights and found that [...]
5 research-backed ways to sleep better
Feb 17, 2018

Thousands participate in 11th annual Donna Marathon

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
News4Jax by Ashley Mitchem Over 10,000 runners from all 50 states and 20 countries crossed the finish line Sunday in the Donna 26.2 Marathon. The run benefits the nonprofit organization The Donna Foundation, which provides financial assistance and support to those living with breast cancer and funds cure research. The [...]
Thousands participate in 11th annual Donna Marathon
Feb 9, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
      Today.com, 5 tips that helped 2 women lose 95 pounds combined, by Meghan Holohan — Both women saw an ad for the annual challenge in the magazine — and were excited to be chosen. It kicked off eight months ago, and they started an eating and exercise plan designed by Joy [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 9, 2018
Feb 9, 2018

Standing for 6 Hours Burns an Extra 54 Calories

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
New York Times by Nicholas Bakalar For the study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, researchers pooled data from 46 studies involving 1,184 people. Ten of the studies were randomized trials. The average age of participants was 33, and 60 percent were men…“The benefit is modest,” said the [...]
Standing for 6 Hours Burns an Extra 54 Calories
Feb 9, 2018

Donna Marathon: Treatment trials at Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News Dr. Keith Knutson and patient are interviewed. Reach: First Coast News refers to three television stations in Jacksonville, Florida. WJXX, the ABC affiliate; WTLV, the NBC affiliate; and WCWJ, the CW affiliate. Additional coverage: Jacksonville Business Journal, Donna Marathon returns this weekend by Junior Skepple — Since its inception [...]
Donna Marathon: Treatment trials at Mayo Clinic
Feb 9, 2018

Bright ideas surprise, impress judges at small-business bowl

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Jeremy Olson The Super Bowl of small-business competitions took place in Minneapolis Saturday as nine companies were each given five minutes to convince an NFL panel of judges that they had the best ideas to make football players play better, heal faster or stay safer…Judges this year [...]
Bright ideas surprise, impress judges at small-business bowl
Feb 2, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
      USA Today, Companies will take sports safety ideas to Super Bowl contest by A.J. Perez — NFL executive vice president for health and safety initiatives Jeff Miller told USA TODAY Sports that 1st and Future is all about safety issues and supporting companies that try to solve [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 2, 2018
Feb 2, 2018

How a rare heart surgery helped make music for the NFL

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Philly.com by Tom Avril Six years ago, Justin Vigile and his mother were making plans for his funeral. Those discussions turned out to be extremely premature, as Vigile, now 28, underwent a rare heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic — turning him from bedridden invalid back into a promising heavy-metal [...]
How a rare heart surgery helped make music for the NFL
Feb 2, 2018

This is how many pounds you can lose in a year by standing for six hours a day instead of sitting

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Los Angeles Times by Melissa Healy This isn't rocket science. These are simple calculations of thermogenesis that remind Americans why they should stand more and sit less, said Mayo Clinic cardiologist Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, the senior author of the new analysis. The research, which distills the findings of 46 studies with [...]
This is how many pounds you can lose in a year by standing for six hours a day instead of sitting
Feb 2, 2018

8 self-care strategies to get you through your flu symptoms

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Rose Kennedy If you've been exposed within the past one or two days and are now experiencing symptoms that hit suddenly and range from sore throat and runny nose to fever, chills and muscle aches, odds are, it's on. It's probably hard to imagine while you're feeling [...]
8 self-care strategies to get you through your flu symptoms
Feb 2, 2018

Amped Up: Mayo's healthy tailgating recipes

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KARE 11 Wellness Executive Chef Jen Welper of Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program demonstrates a delicious menu of healthy Super Bowl snacks. 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 [...]
Amped Up: Mayo's healthy tailgating recipes
Feb 2, 2018

7-Tesla MRI at Mayo opens new doors

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell Mayo Clinic is now the proud owner of the only 7-Tesla MRI scanner earmarked for clinical use. Most MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines are either 1.5-Tesla or 3-Tesla scanners, said Kimberly Amrami, a musculoskeletal radiologist at Mayo. The new machine, called a MAGNETOM Terra, has more [...]
7-Tesla MRI at Mayo opens new doors
Jan 26, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
      STAT, A ‘Shark Tank’-funded test for food sensitivity is medically dubious, experts say by Allison Bond — Dr. Martha Hartz, an allergist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., says she frequently evaluates patients who’ve already forked over the cash for the testing. “Anytime I see a patient [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 26, 2018
Jan 26, 2018

New approach to abdominal aortic aneurysm repair leads to quicker recovery

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
NBC News by Parminder Deo A personalized approach pioneered by vascular surgeon and lead researcher, Dr. Gustavo Oderich, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota creates customized stents that are specifically designed for each patient. By using 3-D printing technology, Oderich's team can create an individualized model of the patient's [...]
New approach to abdominal aortic aneurysm repair leads to quicker recovery
Jan 26, 2018

Poor health literacy can be dangerous for heart failure patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reuters by Natalie Grover People with heart failure have higher odds of hospitalization and death if they have trouble getting and understanding good health information, a new study suggests…Dr. Matteo Fabbri and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota surveyed 2,647 people with heart failure in the southeastern region [...]
Poor health literacy can be dangerous for heart failure patients
Jan 26, 2018

Gift of $20 million supports Mayo Clinic medical building for cancer and neurologic care

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Charlie Patton The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation donated $20 million to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for what previously has been described as a “destination medical building.” The building, now under construction, was originally planned as four stories with the capacity to expand to 11 stories. [...]
Gift of $20 million supports Mayo Clinic medical building for cancer and neurologic care
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