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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
Feb 20, 2020

Amish kids were dying mysteriously. Mayo scientists solved it. But can they treat it?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MPR Newsby Catharine RichertIn 2004, Dr. Michael Ackerman got an unexpected phone call. On the other end of the line was a medical examiner in Kentucky who had recently performed a befuddling autopsy on a 12-year-old Amish girl. “He was perplexed why this seemingly healthy Amish child died suddenly during [...]
Amish kids were dying mysteriously. Mayo scientists solved it. But can they treat it?
Feb 20, 2020

'People always forget their thumbs.' Mayo doctor's late-night TV cameo on handwashing worth another look.

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star TribuneMost of us are flunking handwashing. That’s an important public health message at any time, but especially during the height of the winter influenza season — one complicated by the emergence of COVID-19, the name given to the coronavirus that got its start in Wuhan, China, and has since [...]
'People always forget their thumbs.' Mayo doctor's late-night TV cameo on handwashing worth another look.
Feb 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 14, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
PBS, Paddling and Peregrines — The Prairie Sportsman crew paddles the Minnesota River with Natalie Warren, one of the first women to canoe 2,000 miles from Fort Snelling to Hudson Bay, then climbs atop a Mayo Clinic building to see peregrine falcons that were brought back from extinction in the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 14, 2020
Feb 14, 2020

Everything you need to know before taking your first hot yoga class

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Today.comby Stephanie Larratt Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, agrees that if you're a person who likes hot yoga, it's a good way to get exercise. "A lot of the postures require and improve stability and muscle strengthening," he says. One of the biggest benefits of hot yoga [...]
Everything you need to know before taking your first hot yoga class
Feb 14, 2020

Some hormone therapies are more effective than others in preventing heart disease

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Everyday Healthby Becky Upham“The main takeaway from this study is that all hormone therapies are not the same, and it’s not that one is good and another is bad,” says Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA, the director of the center for women’s health at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. [...]
Some hormone therapies are more effective than others in preventing heart disease
Feb 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic Health System unveils new facility in Fairmont

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KEYC Mankatoby Gage Cureton The Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont unveiled its new and expanded cardiac rehab center Tuesday which allows for increased patient care capacity. With the new cardiac rehab center, which is over double the size of the old facility, patients can be seen in a more timely [...]
Mayo Clinic Health System unveils new facility in Fairmont
Feb 14, 2020

Pressing On: La Crosse powerlifter survives freak accident thanks to local doctors

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WKBT La Crosseby Jordan Fremstad One La Crosse man was staring death in the face after a freak weight lifting accident. Whether he lived or died depended on a group of local doctors who rarely see this kind of injury….“I had all of the spotters in place,” Stinson said. “I came [...]
Pressing On: La Crosse powerlifter survives freak accident thanks to local doctors
Feb 14, 2020

Saving lives: Mayo Clinic transportation unit

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALEvery crash or medical emergency is different and so is the response that is taken. Whether on the ground or in the air, Mayo Clinic has a variety of fleets waiting to help, but what goes into making that call? "A lot of times the vehicle that we are taking [...]
Saving lives: Mayo Clinic transportation unit
Feb 7, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 7, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
CNBC, Mayo Clinic doctor: Coronavirus is ‘basically at a pandemic now’ and should be treated as such by Jessica Bursztynsky — Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, told CNBC on Monday that the fast-spreading coronavirus is nearing pandemic status. “We’re basically at a pandemic now,” said Poland, regarding the deadly virus, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 7, 2020
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