Jun 21, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 21, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Editors: Emily Blahnik, Karl Oestreich Washington Post, A rare skin disease left a man isolated and alone. Surgery is helping to give him back his life. by Lindsey Bever — Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, a physician who specializes in genetic syndromes and leads the Neurofibromatosis Clinic at the Mayo Clinic, said neurofibromatosis is rare, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 21, 2019
Jun 20, 2019

A lifesaving Father's Day gift

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Sara DingmannRobert Sanden wavered from smiles and laughter to tears while expressing his gratitude for receiving his son Ricky Sanden’s donated kidney during an interview Thursday at Methodist hospital where he and his son are still recovering from their surgeries. Reach: The Rochester Post-Bulletin is a daily newspaper that serves Rochester, Austin [...]
A lifesaving Father's Day gift
Jun 20, 2019

Good prognosis for injured Durant but no guarantees

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reutersby Andrew BothGolden State Warriors player Kevin Durant is likely to start rehabbing his surgically-repaired Achilles tendon almost immediately, and all being well should be back to full strength within a year, a specialist at the Mayo Clinic said on Thursday. There are no guarantees, however, that Durant will ever [...]
Good prognosis for injured Durant but no guarantees
Jun 20, 2019

Public needs to help in efforts to thwart ticks

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune (Editorial)Late last month, a Mayo Clinic physician writing in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal sounded the alarm after researchers documented the first human bite by this tick in the U.S. (a 66-year-old man in Yonkers, N.Y.). Like the dog and blacklegged (deer) ticks that Minnesotans are well familiar [...]
Public needs to help in efforts to thwart ticks
Jun 19, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: New dad celebrates his first Father's Day with infant son after discovering a BRAIN TUMOR was behind his and his wife's year-long infertility struggle

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Daily Mailby Mary KekatosFor a year, Derin Gebhardt and his wife, Sandra, tried every took and trick in the book to have a baby, religiously using a basal body thermometer to track ovulation and keeping an eagle-eye on Sandra's menstrual cycle - but with no luck.  Meanwhile, Derin's physique was [...]
EXCLUSIVE: New dad celebrates his first Father's Day with infant son after discovering a BRAIN TUMOR was behind his and his wife's year-long infertility struggle
Jun 14, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 14, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Editors: Emily Blahnik, Karl Oestreich CNN, Changing your meat-eating habits could mean a longer life, study suggests by Jacqueline Howard — The study provides "valuable and informative" data regarding the associations of red meat with poor health outcomes, said Dr. Heather Fields, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, who [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 14, 2019
Jun 14, 2019

This woman's lower back pain turned out to be a rare kidney disorder

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reader’s Digest Canadaby Lisa Bendall…Nephrologist Andrew Rule ascertained from additional blood tests that Samantha’s kidneys were losing function rapidly; he guessed that something could be causing inflammation of her glomeruli, networks of tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that help filter waste. Rule ordered new tests to look for possible [...]
This woman's lower back pain turned out to be a rare kidney disorder
Jun 14, 2019

New headgear helps lessen hair loss from chemotherapy

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Mankato Free Pressby Brian ArolaHair loss has long been a price patients reluctantly pay for some cancer treatment. The side effect of chemotherapy makes an already stressful process even more difficult. Some hair loss could be staved off, however, by wearing a new type of headgear now available in Mankato. [...]
New headgear helps lessen hair loss from chemotherapy
Jun 14, 2019

Summer skin care with the Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
News4JaxDr. Alison Bruce is interviewed about summer skin care. Reach: WJXT, News4Jax, is an independent television station serving Florida’s First Coast that is licensed to Jacksonville. Context: Alison Bruce, M.B., Ch.B. is a Mayo Clinic dermatologist. Mayo Clinic's Dermatology Department provides comprehensive care for people who seek answers about conditions [...]
Summer skin care with the Mayo Clinic
Jun 14, 2019

Lack of play could harm child development

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Sara DingmannAccording to a Gallup poll, on average, children spend 18.6 hours per week play on screens. “This is starting to be a societal issue,” said Beth Sherden, the director of Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester. On Tuesday evening, the children’s museum hosted a talk by Mayo Clinic pediatrician Angela [...]
Lack of play could harm child development
Jun 12, 2019

A Mayo scientist wants to help you live longer -- and better

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star TribuneBy Connie NelsonWhen asked if he's searching for the fountain of youth, Nathan LeBrasseur doesn't say no. At least not right away. "For some people, that explanation might make sense," he offers after a pause. LeBrasseur, a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, collaborates with multiple teams at his [...]
A Mayo scientist wants to help you live longer -- and better
Jun 7, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 7, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Editors: Emily Blahnik, Karl Oestreich Associated Press, Companies report progress on blood tests to detect cancer by Marilynn Marchione — …It’s not clear what evidence the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would require to consider for approval. Sometimes tests can be sold through looser lab accreditation pathways rather than by seeking FDA [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 7, 2019
Jun 7, 2019

A tick gave a toddler a rare and deadly disease. Here's what his parents want you to know.

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Postby Lindsey Bever …Bobbi Pritt, a physician and co-director of Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services at Mayo Clinic, said that although Rocky Mountain spotted fever is considered low-risk, it can be rapidly fatal. In fact, she said, when patients have symptoms consistent with the disease, doctors will typically start treatment [...]
A tick gave a toddler a rare and deadly disease. Here's what his parents want you to know.
Jun 7, 2019

Mayo Clinic nurse Jeanne Rosendale to retire after 45 years in labor and delivery

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
La Crosse Tribuneby Emily Pyrek On June 3, 1974, Jeanne Rosendale clocked in for her first day as a labor and delivery nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System. On Monday, 45 years to the day, she will complete her final shift. At 67, Rosendale is retiring from the job she [...]
Mayo Clinic nurse Jeanne Rosendale to retire after 45 years in labor and delivery
Jun 7, 2019

Integrated approach to opioid addiction

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KEYC Mankatoby Erika BrooksMayo Clinic Health System is launching a pilot project to holistically treat addiction, mental and physical health. It’s a little-known aspect of addiction: According to Mayo Clinic Health Systems, more than 40 percent of those with a substance-use disorder also have a mental health condition. Yet, only [...]
Integrated approach to opioid addiction
Jun 7, 2019

Mayo Clinic to build new research center in Discovery Square subdistrict

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-BulletinMayo Clinic announced this morning that it will build a four-story research center in downtown Rochester. The 64,000-square-foot complex is slated to built on the corner of Fourth Street Southwest and Fourth Avenue Southwest. That locates it within the Destination Medical Center initiative's Discovery Square subdistrict. The building is being [...]
Mayo Clinic to build new research center in Discovery Square subdistrict
May 31, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 31, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, As ACL tears pile up, doctors and coaches worry that kids are playing too much basketball by Samantha Pell — Part of the problem, medical professionals say, is that early specialization in basketball or any sport can leave children more vulnerable to injury as they grow up…Neha Raukar, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019

7 tips to get in the game and play sports safely this spring

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WABC 7By Jennifer MatareseSpring is here and with it, the desire to get back outside and play your favorite sport, or maybe you or your child wants to learn a new one. Dr. Edward Laskowski, a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Co-director of Mayo Clinic [...]
7 tips to get in the game and play sports safely this spring
May 31, 2019

Mayo Clinic holds artificial intelligence symposium with eye on the future

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KIMTby Jeremiah WilcoxMayo held an artificial intelligence symposium, looking to bring together groups of developers from around the world. They're working on projects using technology to help patients. One of the ideas includes computing systems that can interpret medical information and offer preliminary recommendations for patients. Dr. Steve Peters works [...]
Mayo Clinic holds artificial intelligence symposium with eye on the future
May 31, 2019

A brief encyclopaedia of all the health issues the gut can 'cure'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Telegraphby Francis BlagburnAccording to a study published by Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic, the microbiome could help diagnose, and possibly play a role in preventing, the joint pain of rheumatoid arthritis. The clinic’s study took a group of rheumatoid arthritis patients, their relatives and a control [...]
A brief encyclopaedia of all the health issues the gut can 'cure'
May 31, 2019

Mayo Clinic debuts new virtual operating rooms

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ABC 15 Arizonaby Allison RodriguezThe future of surgery is here and is happening at the Mayo Clinic as it debuts new virtual operating rooms.  They have cutting edge technology that they hope will mean better treatment for patients.  "As we launch this, I feel like we're at the Kennedy Space [...]
Mayo Clinic debuts new virtual operating rooms
May 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 24, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, In Health Care, Too Much Privacy Is a Bad Thing by Luke Miner — Data-sharing agreements should be standardized so that doctors and hospitals don’t have to draft custom ones every time they want to share information. Some effort has already been made to reform fines by [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019

Heart disease deaths in middle-aged women on the rise

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
NBC Newsby Sara G. MillerMiddle-aged adults are “losing ground,” said Dr. Sharonne Hayes, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, who was not involved with the CDC report. And this is not the first time such findings have been reported; there have been hints for years. “We’ve got to [...]
Heart disease deaths in middle-aged women on the rise
May 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic works to treat movement disorders with Deep Brain Stimulation

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTCby Sarah GannonDeep Brain Stimulation has been used since the late 1990s to treat things like tremors and Parkinson’s disease, but now the treatment is expanding to conditions like epilepsy and dystonia. iving with a movement disorder such as Parkinson’s Disease or tremors can make doing simple tasks such as [...]
Mayo Clinic works to treat movement disorders with Deep Brain Stimulation
May 24, 2019

Meditation gardens herald Mind Matters opening

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Anne HalliwellBruce Sutor, a psychiatrist at Mayo Clinic, hopes the exhibit will encourage people to seek treatment for their mental health. “The more we can do to normalize it, to say that people with mental illnesses don’t have character defects, that these are medical illnesses that manifest itself as [...]
Meditation gardens herald Mind Matters opening
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