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Sep 5, 2019

Jacksonville stroke survivor celebrates son's first birthday this month, a few days after Heart Walk

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-UnionBy Beth Reese Cravey Ashley Zimmerman had a stroke in 2014 after an infection damaged one of her heart valves. Wanting to be a mother but told she would be high risk, she got a second opinion at Mayo Clinic and after a closely-monitored pregnancy, delivered a son. She will [...]
Jacksonville stroke survivor celebrates son's first birthday this month, a few days after Heart Walk
Sep 5, 2019

How Mayo Clinic is using technology to better use high-risk organs for transplants

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona ABC 15by Kayla NavarreteABC15 visited the Mayo Clinic's Transplant Center to learn more and to see how they are using technology that could allow them to better use high-risk organs, such as kidneys, in transplants. More than 100,000 Americans are listed on the waiting list, living minute by minute, [...]
How Mayo Clinic is using technology to better use high-risk organs for transplants
Sep 5, 2019

'Go for a walk and call me in the morning': How prescriptions for outdoors time are taking root

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Sarah BarkerUntil recently, doctors encouraged patients to get more outdoor exercise but stopped short of writing a prescription. Soon, in collaboration with parks and trails organizations, community and athletic associations, some Minnesota doctors will be handing patients prescriptions for that dose of nature. “The data is there. We’re [...]
'Go for a walk and call me in the morning': How prescriptions for outdoors time are taking root
Aug 30, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 30, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times,This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It? by Donald G. McNeil Jr. — The trial was conducted in the “Golestan Cohort,” a group of more than 50,000 Turkmen-speaking people currently enrolled in cancer studies administered by Iranian researchers in coordination with the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 30, 2019
Aug 29, 2019

CBD is the rage, but more research and science on safety and efficacy is needed

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDay"There are many intriguing findings in pre-clinical studies that suggest CBD and hemp oil have anti-inflammatory effects and may be helpful with improving sleep and anxiety," said Dr Brent Bauer, director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine programme. "But trials in humans are still limited, so it is [...]
CBD is the rage, but more research and science on safety and efficacy is needed
Aug 29, 2019

How artificial intelligence can determine a person's 'physiological age'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNBCA new study from the Mayo Clinic shows how artificial intelligence can determine a person's actual "physiological age," which could be years above or below a person's chronological age. Dr. Paul Friedman, chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, joins "Squawk Box" to explain what that [...]
How artificial intelligence can determine a person's 'physiological age'
Aug 29, 2019

Mayo Clinic uses AI to glean patients' overall health from EKG heart test

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Wall Street Journalby John McCormickArtificial intelligence could help doctors learn more than the condition of a patient’s heart from an electrocardiogram: Applying AI to the heart test data could indicate overall health status, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered. Electrocardiograms, which record electrical activity in the heart to check [...]
Mayo Clinic uses AI to glean patients' overall health from EKG heart test
Aug 29, 2019

Owning a dog can help your heart, study finds

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ABC Newsby Dr. Kimberly DikeEvery day, the dogs need a walk. Every day, they're helping their owners' hearts in more ways than one. According to a new study published by Mayo Clinic, people who own pets, but especially dogs, are more likely to have better heart health . "It's nice [...]
Owning a dog can help your heart, study finds
Aug 23, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 23, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, They’re Committed to Each Other—And a 444-Mile Tandem Bike Ride by Jen Murphy — Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., says muscles run off carbs and fat, so in an endurance situation, fries and burger buns equal fast energy…Ms. Zeratsky says it’s important to remember [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 23, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

85-year-old nurse celebrates 63 years of nursing

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
FOX 10 Phoenixby Anita RomanOn any given day, Donna Alger either sees patients or makes calls to prep them for surgery. She works as a registered nurse in the pre-operative evaluation clinic. She's been with the Mayo Clinic for 14 years. "You will see by my age we had an [...]
85-year-old nurse celebrates 63 years of nursing
Aug 22, 2019

In Mayo lab, donated lungs will be kept breathing for possible transplants

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Unionby Matt SoergelThe Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is working with a biotech company to keep donated lungs healthy long enough for doctors to decide if they’re suitable for transplant patients around the Southeast. Inside a new building on Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus, lungs from organ donors will be kept [...]
In Mayo lab, donated lungs will be kept breathing for possible transplants
Aug 22, 2019

When is it time for seniors to hand over the car keys?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDayby Robert PreidtDriving is a source of independence for many seniors, so determining when they should hang up the keys requires careful consideration, an expert says. "Driving retirement is a normal part of aging, and should be carefully considered and discussed openly," said Dr. Ericka Tung, an internist and geriatrician [...]
When is it time for seniors to hand over the car keys?
Aug 22, 2019

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor? Vertigo signaled trouble for bride

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Today.comby A. PawloskiThe bride wore bejeweled Crocs. The unusual footwear helped steady Christina Anderson as she walked down the aisle this month without the help of a walker — a triumph three months after surgery to remove a golf-ball size brain tumor that suddenly destroyed her balance. “I was going [...]
What are the symptoms of a brain tumor? Vertigo signaled trouble for bride
Aug 16, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 16, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, Deals Give Drugmakers Rights to DNA Data by Melanie Evans — Deals between drugmakers and hospital systems to mine the genetic profiles of hospital patients are triggering concerns over the control of valuable genetic data. Drugmakers have been spending hundreds of millions of dollars for access to patient information because of the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 16, 2019
Aug 16, 2019

Anxiety complicates life for dementia patients -- and their caregivers

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Postby Mary-Ellen Deily…Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s disease Research Center, recommends playing a person’s favorite music and using other behavioral approaches to distract them. He also advises against trying to convince a person with dementia that they’re worrying about something that isn’t real. Opt for distraction [...]
Anxiety complicates life for dementia patients -- and their caregivers
Aug 16, 2019

Signs your kid's backpack might be too heavy

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reader's Digestby Dianne BrightWhile kids might not complain about back and neck aches, if they’re carrying around too much in their backpack daily, it could have significant repercussions on their back and neck health over time. Arjun S. Sebastian, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota weighs in [...]
Signs your kid's backpack might be too heavy
Aug 16, 2019

Study: Vitamin A may keep skin cancer away

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Mankato Free Pressby Brian ArolaDr. Nikoo Cheraghi, dermatologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, said the study was a follow-up to an earlier one that didn’t identify an association between vitamin A intake and skin cancer prevention. The most recent results came after a longer-term scope, finding intake over [...]
Study: Vitamin A may keep skin cancer away
Aug 9, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 9, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, How to create a sleep-friendly bedroom by Eustacia Huen — Keep the lights out: Lights out is essential to bedtime. In particular, avoid exposure to the blue light from LED bulbs and electronic devices, says Pablo Castillo, sleep medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic. “The body reacts to this artificial light as if [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 9, 2019
Aug 9, 2019

AI may help to spot heart problems

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
BBCAtrial fibrillation affects one million people in the UK and increases the risk of stroke and long-term heart problems. It is relatively simple to diagnose when the heart is beating irregularly, but not when it returns to normal. Computer modelling at the Mayo Clinic in the US may have identified [...]
AI may help to spot heart problems
Aug 9, 2019

Jacksonville father and son fight cancer together

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast Newsby Alexander OsiadaczBoth father and son are former military, with thousands of hours flying. Byron served throughout the Pacific, including a stint in Vietnam. When he returned, he inspired his son to fly as well. Douglas also served in the Air Force, then turned to private and commercial [...]
Jacksonville father and son fight cancer together
Aug 9, 2019

Bride defeats brain tumor to see wedding day in Fairmont, Minn.

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KMSPChristina Anderson was 24 years old, engaged and three months away from her wedding day when doctors discovered a tumor in her brain that would require emergency brain surgery. Christina had been feeling sick for months while she was planning her big day…Her sickness got so bad that she landed [...]
Bride defeats brain tumor to see wedding day in Fairmont, Minn.
Aug 9, 2019

Our view: Mayo works hard to earn No.1 rank

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-BulletinRoutine excellence can sometimes be taken for granted. But we should not overlook the routine excellence of Mayo Clinic, which last week was named, for the fourth consecutive year, as the No. 1 hospital in the nation. The annual U.S. News & World Report study again listed Mayo ahead of [...]
Our view: Mayo works hard to earn No.1 rank
Aug 2, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 2, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, How to Find a Babysitter You Can Rely On by Ellen Lee — Your sitter should also have basic first aid and CPR training and know how to respond in an emergency. The American Red Cross offers both online and in-person classes for babysitting, child care, first aid and CPR. [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 2, 2019
Aug 1, 2019

Rochester's Mayo Clinic again ranked as best hospital in America

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WCCOMayo Clinic in Rochester once again tops the list of the nation’s best hospitals. U.S. News & World Report issued their 2019 rankings Tuesday, and the Rochester institution was ranked above all else. The rankings were determined by hospital service in 16 areas of “complex specialty care,” along with nine [...]
Rochester's Mayo Clinic again ranked as best hospital in America
Aug 1, 2019

Phoenix hospital again tops US News & World report ranking

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Phoenix Business Journalby Angela GonzalesOnce again, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix has ranked No. 1 in Arizona and No. 18 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the third time that Mayo Clinic has made the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, which recognizes the top 20 hospitals in the [...]
Phoenix hospital again tops US News & World report ranking
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