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
Oct 12, 2018

Aging yet active, baby boomers test the limits of artificial joints

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Mary Lynn Smith “Baby boomers and people who’ve grown up in the era of joint replacement are less willing to put up with a level of disability that might have been an expectation two generations ago,” said Dr. Daniel Berry, orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic. Over the [...]
Aging yet active, baby boomers test the limits of artificial joints
Oct 11, 2018

Mayo completes Epic EHR implementation

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Modern Healthcare by Rachel A. Arndt The Mayo Clinic just completed one of the most expensive Epic electronic health records system installations ever, finishing the roll-out of the software across all its sites. Now that the project—part of a $1.5 billion set of technology upgrades—is complete, Mayo providers will have [...]
Mayo completes Epic EHR implementation
Oct 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 5, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC News, Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee and your health by Vivian Manning-Schaffel — Caffeine is readily consumed by about 85 percent of Americans one way or another every single day, according to a study published in Food and Beverage Toxicology. That’s quite a buzz! Coffee — [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 5, 2018
Oct 5, 2018

The sisters are given their due in two-part Mayo Clinic creation story

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Matt McKinney The story of how Minnesota’s most famous hospital came to be was told in a two-part Ken Burns documentary last week, so a lot of people now know about the sisters. The lesser known partners in a vital partnership early in Mayo Clinic history, the [...]
The sisters are given their due in two-part Mayo Clinic creation story
Oct 5, 2018

The risk of alternative cancer treatments

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
New York Times by Jane E. Brody A diagnosis of cancer, even an early-stage, highly curable cancer, can prompt some people to feel as if they’ve suddenly lost control of their future and that they must do whatever they can to regain it…Assuming that you will use an alternative method [...]
The risk of alternative cancer treatments
Oct 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic expert on caring for elderly: 'We're going to face a huge crisis'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Connie Nelson Joan Griffin has a warning for us: It’s coming. Griffin, an associate professor of health services research at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, said the silver tsunami heading our way will bring with it a caregiving crisis. As our population ages, families will be challenged [...]
Mayo Clinic expert on caring for elderly: 'We're going to face a huge crisis'
Oct 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic expert on world-record athletes says a sub-2-hour marathon is possible

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Richard Chin Thousands of runners will hit the roads of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 7, an ordeal that takes the vast majority of citizen athletes three, four or five hours to complete. Until recently, the idea that a human [...]
Mayo Clinic expert on world-record athletes says a sub-2-hour marathon is possible
Sep 28, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 28, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
  Reuters, Antidepressants, psychotherapy may help ease irritable bowel syndrome by Lisa Rapaport — “One component of IBS is increased sensitivity to the functions of the bowels; simply summarized, this means either the nerves taking messages from the bowel to the brain are more sensitive or that the brain is [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 28, 2018
Sep 28, 2018

Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Associated Press by Lauran Neergaard Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday. The milestone, reported by two teams of scientists working separately, [...]
Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps
Sep 28, 2018

Mayo Clinic CEO reacts to new Ken Burns' documentary

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
FOX Business| Mayo Clinic President Dr. John Noseworthy discusses the new documentary put out by filmmaker Ken Burns about the inception of the Mayo Clinic and how technology has changed the health care system. Reach: Fox Business Network is headquartered in News Corporation's studios in midtown Manhattan with bureaus in Chicago, Los [...]
Mayo Clinic CEO reacts to new Ken Burns' documentary
Sep 28, 2018

Ovarian cancer awareness with the Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
News4Jax Ovarian cancer awareness with Dr. Tri Dinh and Cindy Weiss is discussed. Reach: WAWS-TV/30 is the Fox affiliate. WTEV-TV/47 is the CBS affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Context: Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. The female reproductive system contains two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The [...]
Ovarian cancer awareness with the Mayo Clinic
Sep 27, 2018

Drug cocktail could extend your life, killing cells related to aging

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNBC Dr. James Kirkland, Mayo Clinic's Center on Aging director, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss his new drug, research involving senolytic cells and how they combat age-related diseases. Reach: CNBC is a 24-hour cable television station offers business news and financial information. The channel provides real-time financial market coverage to [...]
Drug cocktail could extend your life, killing cells related to aging
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
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