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May 17, 2019

Study to examine why some surgery patients become long-term opioid users and others do not

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Fox 9 Twin Citiesby Jeff BaillonJessica A. Fenske has spent a lifetime in and out of hospitals…Despite relying on opioid painkillers for over a decade, she has never abused them. Carl White broke his back, twice…His exposure to opioids led to a full-blown addiction…Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are trying [...]
Study to examine why some surgery patients become long-term opioid users and others do not
May 16, 2019

Degenerative brain disease robs local 44-year-old man of personality and speech

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Action News Jaxby Lorena InclanDr. Nilufer Ertekin-Taner a Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic, said FTD impacts tens of thousands of people in the U.S. alone.  Right now, Mayo Clinic is working on trying to find a cause.  “Unfortunately, right now we do not have therapies that can stop this [...]
Degenerative brain disease robs local 44-year-old man of personality and speech
May 16, 2019

Effects of excess screen time for kids

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALby Talia MilavetzPediatrician at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center Dr. Angela Mattke said there are signs indicating a child has had too much screen time. "If you're seeing concerns with the way your child is growing and wondering are they getting enough social interaction with their peers? In teenagers, we can [...]
Effects of excess screen time for kids
May 10, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 10, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, In This Doctor’s Office, a Physical Exam Like No Other by Carl Zimmer — To scientists like Michael Snyder, chair of the genetics department at Stanford University, the future of medicine is data — lots and lots of data. He and others predict that one day doctors [...]
May 10, 2019

Patients, Mayo Clinic doctors form support group for young adults battling cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona ABC 15by Allison RodriquezYoung adult cancer diagnoses have skyrocketed in the last few years. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 60,000 adults between 20 to 39 years old are diagnosed with cancer every year across the United States. While survival rates have improved for pediatric patients and [...]
Patients, Mayo Clinic doctors form support group for young adults battling cancer
May 9, 2019

Mayo Clinic doctors leading the way in researching new disease that mimics Alzheimer's

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ActionNewsJaxby Lorena InclanA breakthrough in studying memory loss for our older population has happened right in our backyard at Mayo Clinic. Researchers there have helped identify a brain disease that mimics Alzheimer’s. Dr. Dennis Dickson is one of the lead researchers, he’s been studying this newly named disease for 20 [...]
Mayo Clinic doctors leading the way in researching new disease that mimics Alzheimer's
May 9, 2019

'Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child' answers key questions

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KARE 11Drawing from the collective wisdom of pediatric experts at Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child addresses key questions and concerns many parents have about the preschool and school-age years. Parents learn what to expect between ages 3 and 11. The book focuses on everything including: [...]
'Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child' answers key questions
May 9, 2019

Mayo researchers find states sometimes invalidate pregnant women's medical directives

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Jeremy OlsonState policies differ dramatically on what to do if pregnant women are dying and are too incapacitated to express their wishes, Mayo Clinic researchers found. Twenty-five states would invalidate advance directives and continue life support in incapacitated pregnant women, in some cases regardless of whether their babies [...]
Mayo researchers find states sometimes invalidate pregnant women's medical directives
May 9, 2019

The measles vaccine, moving forward

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALMeasles is not a concern in Minnesota to date, but across the country, in 22 states the U.S. is experiencing the largest outbreak in 25 years.  "So to stop transmission of that disease, about 95 percent or more have to be immunized," said Dr. Greg Poland, the Director of the [...]
The measles vaccine, moving forward
May 3, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 3, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Seeker.com, What makes measles so dangerous — 5 minutes with Dr. Roberto Cattaneo of Mayo Clinic. Washington Post, If you build more activity into your day, you might be able to skip the workout by Daphne Miller — While writing this paragraph, I stood up and sat back down five [...]
May 3, 2019

What will it take to get more people to become organ donors?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Anne HalliwellViews about organ donation vary, naturally, by age, religion and race. But generally, most Americans — around 95 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — approve of the practice. “We like to think people are generally in favor of donation,” said Charles Rosen, [...]
What will it take to get more people to become organ donors?
May 3, 2019

Two photographers, one bond

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALFor months we have been telling you the story of ABC 6 News Chief Photographer Chad Corey and his need for a new kidney.  He spent nearly a month last fall in the hospital after both his kidneys started to fail.  After nearly a year, he finally got the call [...]
Two photographers, one bond
May 3, 2019

Doctors seeing more 'Weekend Warrior' injuries, urging people to make working out a routine

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ABC 15 Arizonaby Megan ThompsonAs football fans have been focused on the NFL Draft, it is also impossible not to notice the training these athletes have been going through. Their lifestyle is not something that you can knock out on a Saturday afternoon and that is something doctors want people [...]
Doctors seeing more 'Weekend Warrior' injuries, urging people to make working out a routine
May 3, 2019

Mayo Clinic names CEO in Arizona

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Christopher SnowbeckMayo Clinic has named Dr. Richard Gray as the next chief executive for its operations in Arizona, which last year announced a significant expansion project. Gray succeeds an interim CEO, who stepped in with the departure last year of Dr. Wyatt Decker, who is now chief executive [...]
Mayo Clinic names CEO in Arizona
Apr 26, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 26, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Reuters, In many states, pregnancy invalidates a woman's DNR by Linda Carroll — Most states have statutes that invalidate a woman's advance directive if she is pregnant, a U.S. study finds. And because those statutes are often not clearly outlined in the DNR form, women filling out an advance directive [...]
Apr 26, 2019

15 things neurologists do to prevent Alzheimer's disease

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reader’s Digestby Kim FredericksAlzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia, accounting for approximately 80 percent of dementia cases and affecting more than 5.5 million people in the United States. But all dementia is not Alzheimer’s, says David Knopman, MD, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, and [...]
15 things neurologists do to prevent Alzheimer's disease
Apr 26, 2019

Life-saving surprise: Jacksonville EMT unknowingly delivers heart to uncle

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast Newsby Crystal Bailey...Teddy Ross works at Century Ambulance. On Thursday, he was paged to the airport to pick up an organ and transport it to the hospital. What he didn't realize, was that he was transporting the organ that would save his uncle’s life. It started as an [...]
Life-saving surprise: Jacksonville EMT unknowingly delivers heart to uncle
Apr 26, 2019

After a knee injury, be wary when returning to sports

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
New York Timesby Gretchen ReynoldsThe goal is to determine whether athletes are physically ready to start competing again. To pass, they usually must have regained about 90 percent of the strength and function in the injured limb that they have in their healthy leg. But little has been known about [...]
After a knee injury, be wary when returning to sports
Apr 26, 2019

Mayo Clinic is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in America

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
C-SPANMayo Clinic — Brothers William and Charlie Mayo founded the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1889. Learn about the origins of Mayo and how it grew to become a world-renown medical facility. Reach: C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network), created in 1979 as a private, non-profit service of the cable industry, [...]
Mayo Clinic is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in America
Apr 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 19, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, CTE researchers discover possible step toward diagnostic test for living patients by Jacob Bogage — Medical researchers have made what they cautiously characterized as a possible first step toward diagnosing the neurodegenerative illness chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients, according to an article published Wednesday in the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 19, 2019
Apr 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic's Cancer Center completes phase #1 renovations

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WXOW La CrosseApril 16th was a big day for La Crosse’s Mayo Clinic Health System – It’s Cancer Center is officially one step closer to having its renovation project complete. The renovations are happening in three phases, and now, phase one is finished. They’ve opened up the patient waiting area [...]
Mayo Clinic's Cancer Center completes phase #1 renovations
Apr 19, 2019

New lung procedure offers hope for COPD patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne HalliwellIn mid-March, Mayo Clinic in Rochester was the first medical institution to begin performing endoscopic lung volume reductions. The procedure was approved by the FDA for clinical use in 2018. Only a few medical centers nationwide offer the treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which alleviates [...]
New lung procedure offers hope for COPD patients
Apr 19, 2019

Ethnic differences in Alzheimer's

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
BBCDr. Murray’s study on ethnic differences in Alzheimer’s: Runs from the 9-minute, 18-second mark to the 12-minute, 34-second mark. Context: A team of Mayo Clinic researchers found Hispanic-American patients with Alzheimer’s tend to survive significantly longer with the disease than other ethnoracial groups, according to a study in Alzheimer's & [...]
Ethnic differences in Alzheimer's
Apr 18, 2019

More Alzheimer's drug trial failures: Are researchers on the wrong track?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDayby Dennis Thompson Researchers pulled the plug early on the latest failed clinical trial, after patients' brain power continued to decline even though the amyloid beta blocker verubecestat successfully lowered amyloid levels in their brains and spinal fluid. The disappointing verubecestat results appear in the April 11 issue of the [...]
More Alzheimer's drug trial failures: Are researchers on the wrong track?
Apr 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 12, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
  NBC News, UC Davis Medical Center warns 200 people of potential measles exposure by Linda Carroll — “With the drop in vaccination rates, we may be headed back in that direction,” said Roberto Cattaneo, a measles researcher and a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Mayo Clinic [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 12, 2019
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