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Apr 3, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 3, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
CBS News, Mayo Clinic CEO says group working to predict potential coronavirus hotspots — Dr. Gianrico Farrugia admitted that there is "no direct end in sight" for fight against COVID-19. Additional coverage: Post-Bulletin, Med City Beat ABC News, Chloroquine: Coronavirus savior or the Wild West of medicine? by Dr. Delaram [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 3, 2020
Mar 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 27, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
ABC News, Doctors tell the story behind their viral rendition of John Lennon's 'Imagine': 'Music goes places that medicine can't go' by Allie Yang — Two doctors whose stirring rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” is going viral say they hope it brings people some comfort in this time of uncertainty. Drs. Elvis L. Francois and William [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 27, 2020
Mar 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 20, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
CNBC, Mayo Clinic CEO assures ‘there’s a significant supply of ventilators’ — Mayo Clinic CEO Gianrico Farrugia said Wednesday the U.S. could have enough ventilators to treat critical COVID-19 patients if Americans take social distancing seriously enough. “There’s a significant supply of ventilators. They may not always be in the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 20, 2020
Mar 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic rolls out fast-tracked COVID-19 test

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Christopher SnowbeckThe Mayo Clinic has begun rolling out a test to detect the virus that causes COVID-19, a development that comes as concerns build that a lack of testing capacity could thwart a robust response to the outbreak. Mayo’s large commercial lab in Rochester is one of several [...]
Mayo Clinic rolls out fast-tracked COVID-19 test
Mar 20, 2020

Nurses screening patients for coronavirus step outside to a rainbow, 'a sign of hope'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
USA Todayby Adrianna Rodriguez“A sign of hope.” That’s how the Mayo Clinic in Arizona interpreted a rainbow that appeared over health professionals who were screening patients for COVID-19. A photo of the natural phenomenon went viral after the Mayo Clinic posted it on their Facebook page garnering more 2,700 likes [...]
Nurses screening patients for coronavirus step outside to a rainbow, 'a sign of hope'
Mar 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 13, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
ABC News, How hospitals can handle an influx of patients with COVID-19 by Delaram J. Taghipour and Vinayak Kumar — Dr. Pritish Tosh, the medical director for Emergency Management at the Mayo Clinic, said “it is common for most major hospitals to have plans in place in case of any [...]
Mar 13, 2020

How hospitals can handle an influx of patients with COVID-19

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
ABC Newsby Delaram J. Taghipour and Vinayak Kumar Dr. Pritish Tosh, the medical director for Emergency Management at the Mayo Clinic, said “it is common for most major hospitals to have plans in place in case of any crises that arise or may occur.” With COVID-19 that crisis may be around the corner…The public [...]
How hospitals can handle an influx of patients with COVID-19
Mar 13, 2020

The Stress--and Stress Relief--of the Gym During Coronavirus

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Wall Street Journal by Jen Murphy Gregory Poland, director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., says the gym isn’t necessarily riskier than any other communal area, but people should remain vigilant. His tactic at the gym has been to use hand sanitizer—at least 60% alcohol-based—liberally every time he touches a [...]
The Stress--and Stress Relief--of the Gym During Coronavirus
Mar 13, 2020

Clinic aims to help parents and kids deal with concussions

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Arizona ABC 15by Nohelani Graf The doctors at Mayo like to refer to it as the "Return to Play Clinic" to help set positive goals for injured athletes. Specialists there help patients regain their balance, motor function, thinking skills, and they work to reshape how we prioritize brain health. "We all trust every time [...]
Clinic aims to help parents and kids deal with concussions
Mar 12, 2020

Here's Why Health Experts Want to Stop Daylight-Saving Time

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Wall Street Journal by Sumathi Reddy Muhammad Adeel Rishi, a pulmonologist and sleep physician at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Wisconsin, is the lead author of a daylight-saving time position statement that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine intends to publish this year. About half-a-dozen studies have found a 5% to 15% increased risk of [...]
Here's Why Health Experts Want to Stop Daylight-Saving Time
Mar 12, 2020

Cameras keep families close to newborns

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Star Tribune by Brian Arola Dianna Heinze hasn't gone far from her baby, Livia, since the newborn arrived. But Livia's birth six weeks early means she'll remain in the hospital after her mother returns home soon. Newly installed technology means Heinze and her family can keep an eye on her daughter even if she can't be [...]
Cameras keep families close to newborns
Mar 6, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 6, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
TIME, You Can Learn a Lot About Yourself From a DNA Test. Here's What Your Genes Cannot Tell You by Libby Copeland — …What is a consumer to believe? A few years ago, Helix, originally a spin-out of genomics giant Illumina (which makes many of the chips and machines used [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 6, 2020
Mar 5, 2020

How to prepare for the Coronavirus

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Wall Street Journalby Sumathi ReddyRight now the odds are far greater that your cold or fever is caused by influenza or another respiratory disease, says Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group in Rochester, Minn. He notes that the fewer-than-100 cases in the U.S. compares to some [...]
How to prepare for the Coronavirus
Mar 5, 2020

Three women reunite after life-changing procedure

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALby Talia MilavetzThree women reunited this week for the first time since a life-changing procedure connected them forever.  Their story started with Dexter native Abby Rossow learning she needed a new kidney at just 21 years old.  …In the meantime, they were both placed on Mayo Clinic’s paired donation list.  [...]
Three women reunite after life-changing procedure
Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Joseph Sirven: How hard is it for patients to access their electronic medical records?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KJZZ Phoenixby Lauren GilgerKJZZ’s medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven joined The Show to explain the issue surrounding EMRs. Reach: KJZZ-FM, 91.5, is a commercial station owned by Maricopa Community Colleges in the Tempe, AZ area. The format of the station is news and jazz. Context: Joseph Sirven, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic neurologist. Dr. Sirven's research pertains [...]
Dr. Joseph Sirven: How hard is it for patients to access their electronic medical records?
Mar 5, 2020

Mayo Clinic connects families with infants in special care with innovative baby monitors

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KEYC Mankatoby Bernadette HeierNewborn infants admitted to the Special Care Nursery can sometimes be there from weeks to months before getting to go home. That’s why the Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato campus installed a technology that helps families stay connected, to their littlest members. Premature babies are often [...]
Mayo Clinic connects families with infants in special care with innovative baby monitors
Feb 28, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 28, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Los Angeles Times, Medical experts decline to endorse cognitive screening for older adults by Judith Graham — Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, cautioned that doctors shouldn’t be discouraged from evaluating older patients’ memory and thinking. “It would be a mistake if physicians didn’t [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 28, 2020
Feb 27, 2020

Maltese abroad: the president and CEO of Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Times of Maltaby Claudia ScavuzzoGianrico Farrugia has been a physician with Mayo Clinic for over 30 years. His medical background is in genomics and gastrointestinal disorders. In 2015, Dr Farrugia became vice president of Mayo Clinic and CEO of the Florida branch, leading a staff of over 6,400 people. In [...]
Maltese abroad: the president and CEO of Mayo Clinic
Feb 27, 2020

15 percent of Americans have migraine disease. Why aren't there better treatment options?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
PBS NewsHourDr. Amaal Starling treats Jenn Tingwald at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. For her, the search for an effective treatment is still ongoing. Starling says the last few years have seen more options become available, but most work on only 50 percent of patients. Reach: PBS NewsHour is an hour-long [...]
15 percent of Americans have migraine disease. Why aren't there better treatment options?
Feb 27, 2020

'I just feel like she's right here with us': Family of Kentucky teen killed in crash meets recipient of her heart

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast Newsby David JonesA fateful day in September would change the lives of two families across the country forever, eventually bringing them together in a bittersweet reunion at the Mayo Clinic over the weekend. The family of Jill Hurst describes the 18-year-old as someone who cared deeply about everyone [...]
'I just feel like she's right here with us': Family of Kentucky teen killed in crash meets recipient of her heart
Feb 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic introduces new infant safety technology

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WEAU Eau Claireby Katrina HenningMayo Clinic Health System introduced a newborn foot scanner that will not only give mothers a keepsake, but also help police identify missing children. The CertaScan foot scanner will be used to create an image of the newborn’s foot, which is as unique as a fingerprint. [...]
Mayo Clinic introduces new infant safety technology
Feb 21, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 21, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Reuters, Trans patients may struggle to access breast cancer screening by Lisa Rapaport — It’s also possible that the study didn’t find evidence of transgender imaging services even where it is available, said Dr. Justin Stowell, a radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Updating faculty and staff profiles to emphasize any expertise [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 21, 2020
Feb 21, 2020

In sickness, in health: First Coast couple says 'I do' after defeating a medical battle

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast Newsby Josslyn Howard…An evening in the emergency room isn’t your typical first date “That was the first time I had to call her parents,” Long laughed. “I was like, ‘I’m in the ambulance with your daughter.’ And they’re like ‘Who is this?’” That was the start of Folio [...]
In sickness, in health: First Coast couple says 'I do' after defeating a medical battle
Feb 20, 2020

The healing power of fruit flies

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALby Brianna CookFrom clinical trials to becoming cancer-free, only to get it again; Teri has been through it all. Now she’s getting maintenance treatment at Mayo Clinic. However, as if cancer and the chemotherapy weren’t enough to go through, Teri also has to deal with a side effect of her [...]
The healing power of fruit flies
Feb 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic names Rita Garnett Khan chief digital officer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Minnesota Spokesman-RecorderAfter an extensive nationwide search, Mayo Clinic has named Rita Khan as chief digital officer of Mayo Clinic. As Mayo’s first chief digital officer, Khan will be responsible for digital strategy, establishing the Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health, and implementing a comprehensive business plan and digital standards that [...]
Mayo Clinic names Rita Garnett Khan chief digital officer
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