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Mar 15, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 15, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC News, Improved detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer provides hope by Elizabeth Chuck — While there are currently no approved early detection tests for pancreatic cancer, researchers say there are promising possibilities — particularly in blood tests that can pick up biomarkers for it. "We are slowly making inroads," [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 15, 2019
Mar 15, 2019

Rural Minnesota residents have bleaker outlooks on cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Jeremy Olson Rural adults have more pessimistic and fatalistic views about their risks of contracting and dying from cancer, according to a new survey conducted by Mayo Clinic. The rural-urban divide transcended differences in age, race and health insurance, according to the survey of 1,157 people in [...]
Rural Minnesota residents have bleaker outlooks on cancer
Mar 15, 2019

Inside Mayo: Practice makes perfect

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Tom Overlie There’s a familiar saying: Practice Makes Perfect. That’s especially true in the medical field where a simple mistake can lead to serious, even deadly, consequences. At Mayo Clinic’s Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Jacksonville, Florida, innovative tools are being used to shape the future direction of medical [...]
Inside Mayo: Practice makes perfect
Mar 15, 2019

Strokes increasing among younger people; the signs and how to prevent them

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Linda Ha Dr. Robert Brown, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, says hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, tobacco use, and obesity are factors that put people at greater risk for stroke. “We are seeing more strokes in younger people, for reasons that are not entirely clear, but it may be [...]
Strokes increasing among younger people; the signs and how to prevent them
Mar 15, 2019

Chief wellness officer role at the center of effort to reduce burnout

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Modern Healthcare by Maria Castellucci “We know that there are a whole variety of local things that leaders can implement to help reduce the work stress and improve efficiency,” said Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye, a researcher of burnout and physician well-being at Mayo Clinic who co-developed the Well-Being Index, a tool [...]
Chief wellness officer role at the center of effort to reduce burnout
Mar 15, 2019

Arizona's Mayo School of Medicine ranked Top 10

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
AZ Big Media U.S. News & World Report released its 2020 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings on Tuesday, March 12. Featured in the “Top 10 Best Medical Schools” once again is Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. The school is ranked No. 9 in the national rankings, coming in at a [...]
Arizona's Mayo School of Medicine ranked Top 10
Mar 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 8, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC News, Was there something 'I missed': Kentucky cheerleader's sudden death leaves dad agonized by Farnoush Amiri — The sudden death of a 13-year-old Kentucky cheerleader on the day of a competition has shocked her community and left her father agonizing over whether he could have done more…Her father, Dan [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 8, 2019
Mar 8, 2019

Women more likely to dismiss potential signs of heart disease, be misdiagnosed

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Orlando Sentinel By Naseem S. Miller Orlando high school science teacher Gloria Boisvert was at work when she felt an incredible tightness in her chest. “I felt like I couldn’t breathe,” she recalled recently, almost 11 years later. She waited a week before going to her primary care doctor, who [...]
Women more likely to dismiss potential signs of heart disease, be misdiagnosed
Mar 8, 2019

Walz: 'You have the model in community schools'

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Post-Bulletin By Brian Todd Touting Rochester Public Schools' Alternative Learning Center as a model for the state, Gov. Tim Walz was on hand Monday to talk about education and laud the restart of a health clinic at the school. The health clinic for students, which has been closed for several [...]
Walz: 'You have the model in community schools'
Mar 8, 2019

Slaggie family donates $5 million to Cancer Center expansion at Mayo-Franciscan in La Crosse

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
La Crosse Tribune By Mike Tighe Stephen and Barbara Slaggie have donated $5 million for the expansion of the Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, and the building will be named in honor of the longtime Winona residents and philanthropists. In donating virtually the entire [...]
Slaggie family donates $5 million to Cancer Center expansion at Mayo-Franciscan in La Crosse
Mar 8, 2019

What women can do to fight 'menopause belly

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Star Tribune By Connie Nelson Dr. Ekta Kapoor describes what she does in simple terms: “I take care of midlife women,” she said. Her approach is multifaceted. An endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Kapoor also is an assistant professor of medicine at the Women’s Health Clinic with special interest [...]
What women can do to fight 'menopause belly
Mar 8, 2019

Daylight saving time starts this weekend: Who observes it, will it affect health?

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
USA Today By Scott Craven, Ashley May, and Doyle Rice On Sunday, the vast majority of Americans will lose an hour of sleep as clocks are set ahead for daylight saving time… Gaining or losing an hour probably will affect sleep patterns, often for about five to seven days, said [...]
Daylight saving time starts this weekend: Who observes it, will it affect health?
Mar 8, 2019

Was there something 'I missed': Kentucky cheerleader's sudden death leaves dad agonized

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
NBC News By Farnoush Amiri The sudden death of a 13-year-old Kentucky cheerleader on the day of a competition has shocked her community and left her father agonizing over whether he could have done more…Her father, Dan Schalck, said his daughter's hands felt cold and she complained about tingling in [...]
Was there something 'I missed': Kentucky cheerleader's sudden death leaves dad agonized
Mar 1, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 1, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
CNN, Tech platforms, stop enabling the anti-vaxers by Megan Garcia — Anti-vaccine groups with subtle names like The National Vaccine Information Center and less subtle names like Rage Against Vaccines have, for decades, used debunked research to fuel parents' fears of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, generating a surge [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 1, 2019
Mar 1, 2019

A guide to sleep apnea

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
New York Times by Anahad O’Connor Every night, millions of Americans go to bed and drift into an evening of sleep that is anything but peaceful. They snore and gasp for air throughout the night, causing chronic sleepiness and increasing their risk of heart disease, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. [...]
A guide to sleep apnea
Mar 1, 2019

Miracle Medicine: Inter-uterine surgery for spina bifida

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ABC News What you're witnessing is a modern medical miracle. And Hadleigh Miller is well. Four years ago Jenny Andrew Miller received a stunning diagnosis. Who is in tears and anxious had spine of if it and I just remember being like a have no idea what's kind of it. [...]
Miracle Medicine: Inter-uterine surgery for spina bifida
Mar 1, 2019

ChangeMakers: Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, building 'a culture of health' for the underserved

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MPR by Christine T. Nguyen Every weekday in February, MPR News is featuring black Minnesotans making history to celebrate Black History Month. Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, 38, is a preventive cardiologist in the department of cardiovascular medicine at Mayo Clinic, and an assistant professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Her [...]
ChangeMakers: Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, building 'a culture of health' for the underserved
Mar 1, 2019

Heart Month: No risk factors doesn't mean no heart attacks, survivor attests

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Florida Times-Union by Beth Reese Cravey As a critical care nurse married to a cardiologist, Valerie Oken knew the symptoms of a heart attack. But she also knew the risk factors. And she had none of them. So when the chest pain she thought was indigestion worsened, Oken, then [...]
Heart Month: No risk factors doesn't mean no heart attacks, survivor attests
Mar 1, 2019

Our View: Staff helps Mayo weather EPIC transition

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin We thought it was especially important and timely for Jeff Bolton, Mayo Clinic’s chief administrative officer, to attribute Mayo’s 2018 financial success to the clinic’s staff. Through the installation of and transition to EPIC, mixed in with efforts to innovate in both practices and staffing, 2018 was a trying [...]
Our View: Staff helps Mayo weather EPIC transition
Mar 1, 2019

Grant supercharges Mankato's defibrillator supply

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Mankato Free Press by Brian Arola After collapsing at work in September, Dennis Moe said he’s thankful the responding police officer had an automated external defibrillator in his vehicle to jolt his heart back into rhythm. “The police officer must’ve been fairly close because he used the AED to zap [...]
Grant supercharges Mankato's defibrillator supply
Feb 22, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 22, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, The Fitness Plan for Serious Schmoozers by Jen Murphy — “You really need to make an effort to counteract the effects of sitting for eight hours a day,” says Donald Hensrud, director of the Healthy Living Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “Just being active [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 22, 2019
Feb 22, 2019

Mayo Clinic income steady despite health record costs

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune By Christopher Snowbeck Mayo Clinic’s operating income held steady in 2018 despite higher expenses with the switch to a new computer system for electronic health records at its largest medical centers. The Rochester-based clinic released 2018 financial results on Tuesday that featured operating income of $706 million, comparable [...]
Mayo Clinic income steady despite health record costs
Feb 21, 2019

Leprosy still lurks in United States, study says

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNN by Maggie Veatch Leprosy is a disease most people think ended in the Middle Ages, but a new study shows that it's not a thing of the past. Mayo Clinic researchers wanted to understand how common it was in their clinic after a patient was diagnosed with the disease [...]
Leprosy still lurks in United States, study says
Feb 21, 2019

Mayo Clinic finds better way to reprogram stem cells

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell “If we’re going to successfully use reprogrammed stem cells to treat patients in the clinic, we need to ensure that they are safe and effective, that is, not prone to the risk of mutation and potential tumors,” Dr. Patricia Devaux, a Mayo Clinic molecular scientist and [...]
Mayo Clinic finds better way to reprogram stem cells
Feb 21, 2019

Jacksonville woman saves husband's life with donated kidney

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Lindsey Boetsch Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day but it’s also National Donor Day. So it’s only fitting to share a love story about one woman who saved her husband by giving him the gift of life. "You have my kidney," joked Latasha Edwards. "You can't go [...]
Jacksonville woman saves husband's life with donated kidney
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