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Jan 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 17, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
USA Today, Drinking tea regularly may help you live longer and healthier, new study finds by Joshua Bote — The study also acknowledged that the positive benefits of tea were more robust in men than women. Dr. Eugenia Gianos, the director of women’s heart health at New York City's Lenox [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 17, 2020
Jan 16, 2020

No one knew why some Amish children were dying suddenly, now researchers have some answers

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNNby Harmeet KaurAfter the deaths of the first two children, a medical examiner who conducted the autopsies got in touch with researchers at the Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory in 2004. Researchers at the lab had pioneered the concept of molecular autopsy, using genetic testing to [...]
No one knew why some Amish children were dying suddenly, now researchers have some answers
Jan 16, 2020

Physician burnout widespread, especially among those midcareer, report says

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Wall Street Journalby Brianna AbbottThe report, published on Wednesday by medical-information platform Medscape, breaks down the generational differences in burnout and how doctors cope with the symptoms that are widespread throughout the profession. “There are a lot more similarities than differences, and what that highlights is that burnout in medicine [...]
Physician burnout widespread, especially among those midcareer, report says
Jan 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic's new data-sharing initiative launches first project

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Modern Healthcareby Jessica Kim CohenThe Mayo Clinic will target drug discovery in its latest effort to improve healthcare through data insights, the Rochester, Minn.-based health system said Tuesday. The clinical data analytics platform—Mayo Clinic Platform's first project since launching last year—is a "mechanism by which the data of the past [...]
Mayo Clinic's new data-sharing initiative launches first project
Jan 16, 2020

Mayo in La Crosse uses certified nurse-midwives to assist in OB shortage

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WEAU Eau Claireby Hayley SpitlerFewer doctors are pursuing careers in Obstetrics, according to Mayo Clinic Health Systems. They estimate there will be a shortage of 6,000 to 8,000 OBs this year. As a result, Mayo in La Crosse has created a collaborative care model with certified nurse-midwives. "We will stay [...]
Mayo in La Crosse uses certified nurse-midwives to assist in OB shortage
Jan 16, 2020

Flamenco dance offers unique form of healing for stroke patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona ABC 15by Nohelani GrafAn Arizona Flamenco troop has been putting on shows for years at Mayo Clinic events. They do a bit of audience participation, teaching a series of clapping rhythms and helping the audience fumble through the coordination of using castanets, a traditional Spanish instrument that makes a [...]
Flamenco dance offers unique form of healing for stroke patients
Jan 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 10, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
CNN, Losing one night's sleep may increase risk factor for Alzheimer's, study says by Sandee LaMotte — In a healthy person, tau and other toxins in the brain are cleared away during sleep, sort of like taking out the garbage. Losing sleep, or having disordered sleep in which sleep cycles [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 10, 2020
Jan 10, 2020

How a growing trove of genetic data is informing medical breakthroughs

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
PBS Newshourby Miles O’BrienIndividualized medicine, in which treatments are customized based on a patient’s unique DNA, is a rising field. Along with an ever-expanding genetic database, it offers tantalizing promise for solving some of medicine's most daunting challenges. But individualized medicine also carries with it questions and risks -- both [...]
How a growing trove of genetic data is informing medical breakthroughs
Jan 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic, Helix to study the genetics of 100,000 patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Jeff KigerMayo Clinic is partnering with a California-based firm to recruit 100,000 patients to participate in genetic testing to discover possible health problems and help develop a research database. Working with the genomics company Helix, Mayo Clinic is looking for patients to participate in a study called Tapestry that [...]
Mayo Clinic, Helix to study the genetics of 100,000 patients
Jan 10, 2020

Exercise may keep your brain healthy

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDay Exercise may do more than build body strength: New research shows it might also keep brain cells in shape. According to the study, exercise helps maintain the brain's gray matter, which is linked to various skills and thinking abilities. So, keeping your gray matter intact may help prevent thinking declines, the [...]
Exercise may keep your brain healthy
Jan 10, 2020

Mayo's structured compensation model tackles gender pay inequality

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Health Leaders Media Mayo Clinic's structured, salary-only compensation model appears to have successfully tackled the nettlesome issue of gender pay disparity, a review shows. A review of the compensation model — which relies on national benchmarks, standardized pay steps, and increments — for 2,845 Mayo physicians — including 861 women — affirmed [...]
Mayo's structured compensation model tackles gender pay inequality
Dec 20, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 20, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
CNN, Kristen Dahlgren's reporting on cancer symptoms may have saved her life by Lisa Respers France — Cancer was the last thing on NBC correspondent Kristen Dahlgren's mind...She recently returned to Rochester, Minnesota, to reunite with Dr. Deborah Rhodes who she interviewed in 2016 at the Mayo Clinic for her original story. "'If this [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 20, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

At Mayo Clinic, AI engineers face an 'acid test': Will their algorithms help real patients?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
STATby Casey RossIt would be easy to wonder what Zachi Attia is doing in the cardiac operating rooms of one of America’s most prestigious hospitals. He has no formal medical training or surgical expertise. He cannot treat arrhythmias, repair heart valves, or unclog arteries. The first time he watched a [...]
At Mayo Clinic, AI engineers face an 'acid test': Will their algorithms help real patients?
Dec 19, 2019

A hospital, at 130 mph

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Rochester Magazineby Steve LangeEach Mayo One helicopter­­—and there are now four of them—carries a ventilator, IV fluids, 70 medications, various blood products, a handheld blood analysis lab, and, sometimes, an isolette for preemies. The three-member crew in the retrofitted Airbus EC145 can transport critical patients up to 150 miles one [...]
A hospital, at 130 mph
Dec 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic doctor becomes Santa to premature babies

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KARE 11by Boyd HuppertThe faux-bearded Santa strokes the forehead of a prematurely born baby in the neonatal intensive care unit at Mayo Clinic Hospital. He sweetly whispers, “Hi little Opal, hi baby.” The beard may be fake, but beneath it beats the heart of real cardiologist. “The best day of [...]
Mayo Clinic doctor becomes Santa to premature babies
Dec 19, 2019

All in the family

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Albert Lea Tribuneby Sarah StultzOne mother and her daughters are fulfilling their wish to help people through their jobs at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. Mother Shari Anderson, 51, has worked at Mayo Clinic for 32 years, starting first in 1987 as a health unit coordinator on the [...]
All in the family
Dec 13, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 13, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Khaleej Times, Online communities can help patients, caregivers emotionally by Saman Haziq — Talking about his personal journey that led him to take up research and development of online patient communities professionally, Dan Hinmon, community director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network, said: "I was just 25 when my newborn was diagnosed with a [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 13, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

Mayo joins forces with Gore to develop 'a living drug'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Jeff Kiger Following positive clinic trial results, Mayo Clinic lab is combining its stem cell research with a bioabsorbable material to create "a living drug" to help patients heal better. Mayo Clinic and W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., the Newark, Del.-based firm best known for making Gore-Tex, are forming a [...]
Mayo joins forces with Gore to develop 'a living drug'
Dec 13, 2019

Mayo Clinic calls up physician from the farm for 'platform' project

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Christopher SnowbeckThe first president for Mayo Clinic Platform, a technology project that’s seen as key to the clinic’s future, is not simply a physician with expertise in digital health. Dr. John Halamka and his wife, Kathy, currently run Unity Farm, an animal sanctuary that’s located at their home [...]
Mayo Clinic calls up physician from the farm for 'platform' project
Dec 13, 2019

How Julie Mlinar went from being an anonymous kidney donor to a public one

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Matthew StolleOn the Friday before Mother's Day, Spring Valley resident David Thouin heard a knock on the door.  It was Julie Mlinar and her husband, Mark. Mlinar said she had some news to share. She had been approved to donate a kidney. Thouin and his wife, Carol, were in [...]
How Julie Mlinar went from being an anonymous kidney donor to a public one
Dec 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 6, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC News, Toxic metal, leached from e-cigarette coil, permanently scars woman's lung by Erika Edwards — Doctors have discovered yet another way that vaping — and vaping THC, in particular — can damage the lungs: when the metal coils of electronic cigarettes heat up to turn e-liquids into aerosols, toxic metals can leach into [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 6, 2019
Dec 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic taps Boston health tech leader to guide data strategy

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
STATby Casey RossOn the heels of forming a new partnership with Google, Mayo Clinic announced it has hired Dr. John Halamka — a Harvard professor and hospital IT veteran — to guide its efforts to apply artificial intelligence to vast stores of data from patients and devices. Halamka will leave [...]
Mayo Clinic taps Boston health tech leader to guide data strategy
Dec 6, 2019

More U.S. women know how breast density impacts cancer risk

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reutersby Lisa RapaportAs of 2017, 66% of women were aware that dense breast tissue is associated with an increased risk of cancer, up from about 59% in 2012, researchers report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology…“The discussion was more often initiated by the healthcare provider than the [...]
More U.S. women know how breast density impacts cancer risk
Dec 6, 2019

After 6-year wait, Valley man gets much-needed gift of life

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
FOX 10 Phoenixby Bailey MillerThanksgiving 2019 will be an unforgettable one for one Valley man and his family. After a wait that lasted for six years, Robert Duran received his kidney on November 2 at the Mayo Clinic. Duran said that was the day he had his Thanksgiving. "November 2 [...]
After 6-year wait, Valley man gets much-needed gift of life
Dec 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic cesarean suite set to open in Austin

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALAs part of the Mayo Clinic Health System’s OB consolidation, a few months ago the ‘Baby Place' in Albert Lea closed its doors. Now, the new center being constructed in Austin has completed phase one of its services. On Tuesday morning, the Family Birth Center will officially be ready to [...]
Mayo Clinic cesarean suite set to open in Austin
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