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Jan 19, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 19, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
      Reuters, Cognitive Test Given to Trump Is a 10-Minute Routine Screening by Julie Steenhuysen — The cognitive test on which U.S. President Donald Trump received a perfect score is considered a good screening tool for mental decline in an otherwise healthy person, medical experts said…The cognitive test [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 19, 2018
Jan 19, 2018

From dancer, teacher, or astronaut to doctor: When medicine is a second career

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
STAT by Leah Samuel Many physicians will tell you their path to medicine began in their youth. But for others, a career as a doctor was a later-in-life decision, a change of plans, a new challenge — for whatever reason, career number two… Many second-career physicians say their prior career [...]
From dancer, teacher, or astronaut to doctor: When medicine is a second career
Jan 19, 2018

Contrast-enhanced digital mammography comparable to breast MRI

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Contrast-enhanced digital mammography is comparable to breast MRI in evaluating residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant endocrine therapy or chemotherapy, according to the results of a study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the recently held 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. “Our study aimed to compare contrast-enhanced mammography [...]
Contrast-enhanced digital mammography comparable to breast MRI
Jan 19, 2018

Baseball and Softball summit works to lessen injuries among student athletes

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC Spring training is still a couple months away, but the Mayo Clinic sports medicine department is gearing up early for the season. On Saturday, they hosted a baseball and softball summit to delve into overuse injuries among players…"There's a lot of different variables and being able to be here [...]
Baseball and Softball summit works to lessen injuries among student athletes
Jan 19, 2018

FDA OKs Mayo Clinic’s use of bioreactor-based stem cell production platform

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Charlie Patton At the the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine in Jacksonville, there is a belief that using stem cells to help people’s bodies repair themselves will be the future of medicine. Which is why a recent decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is [...]
FDA OKs Mayo Clinic’s use of bioreactor-based stem cell production platform
Jan 12, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 12, 2018

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
        Reuters, Hot flashes caused by cancer therapy can be prevented, treated by Carolyn Crist — Dr. Charles Loprinzi of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who has researched cancer symptoms for more than 25 years, told Reuters Health by phone, “One patient told me that in [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 12, 2018
Jan 12, 2018

Five stars for Mayo

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KIMT by Mike Bunge Mayo Clinic says four of its hospitals have received the highest possible rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Mayo campuses in Rochester, Austin/Albert Lea, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Arizona were all rated five out of five stars for overall hospital quality. The average [...]
Five stars for Mayo
Jan 12, 2018

Mayo Clinic cleared to create larger batches of stem cells for clinical trials

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ActionNewsJax by Kaitlyn Chana Stem cells can be used to fight diseases or replace cells damaged by things like chemotherapy. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for Mayo Clinic to create larger batches of stem cells. The process by which they’re doing that is through an automated [...]
Mayo Clinic cleared to create larger batches of stem cells for clinical trials
Jan 12, 2018

So THAT’S why you feel sick after taking vitamins

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HuffPost by Lindsay Holmes Multivitamins that contain a lot of iron (like a prenatal vitamin) or iron supplements themselves can cause nausea, according to Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. This is especially true if you’re taking them outside of a meal. “Iron is [...]
So THAT’S why you feel sick after taking vitamins
Jan 12, 2018

New research indicates coffee is good for your health

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HuffPost by Louis A. Del Monte Coffee has been around for approximately 1000 years. Some legends hint the Ethiopians were the first to discover coffee back in the 10th century. However, the earliest substantiated evidence of coffee drinking dates back to the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen. [...]
New research indicates coffee is good for your health
Jan 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 5, 2018

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
      Reuters, Vitamin D, calcium supplements may not lower fracture risk by Lisa Rapaport — Even though severe calcium or vitamin D deficiencies can contribute to loss of bone density and an increased risk of fractures, people with this problem are typically too sick to be included in [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 5, 2018
Jan 5, 2018

Mental Health First Aid initiative, which trained 3,398 people in 2017, will continue in 2018

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Charlie Patton Sometimes ambitious initiatives are introduced with some fanfare only to quietly vanish…That didn’t happen with the Mental Health First Aid initiative announced last January, said Susan Salahshor, a physician’s assistant at Mayo Clinic and president of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, who is one [...]
Mental Health First Aid initiative, which trained 3,398 people in 2017, will continue in 2018
Jan 5, 2018

Hysterectomy may have long-term health risks

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDay by Mary Elizabeth Dallas Women who undergo a hysterectomy are at greater risk for heart disease and other health issues -- even if they keep their ovaries, new research suggests. "Hysterectomy is the second most common gynecologic surgery, and most are done for benign reasons, because most physicians believe [...]
Hysterectomy may have long-term health risks
Jan 5, 2018

Exercising twice a week can keep symptoms of MCI at bay

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
International Business Times by Bikash Rai According to the American Academy of Neurology, doing mild exercise at least twice a week not only will improve the thinking ability but also will help in an effective development of memory in people suffering from mild cognitive impairment( MCI)…"Regular physical exercise has long [...]
Exercising twice a week can keep symptoms of MCI at bay
Jan 5, 2018

Greater access to donated livers promised to transplant patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
New York Times by Ted Alcorn The organization, the United Network for Organ Sharing, or U.N.O.S., decided to slightly loosen the geographic boundaries that determine how organs are matched to patients. The move will improve the chances for the sickest patients awaiting new livers in regions where they were previously [...]
Greater access to donated livers promised to transplant patients
Dec 22, 2017

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 22, 2017

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
      CNN, 10 health questions that had you Googling this year by Jacqueline Howard — Another popular health question this year was "What causes hiccups?" which topped the list of trending health-related questions in the US, according to Grippi. Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle that [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 22, 2017
Dec 22, 2017

Cancer survivors often face another hurdle: Faster aging

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
US News & World Report With the number of cancer survivors growing, the medical profession needs to start paying more attention to how to keep these people healthy throughout their now-extended lifetimes, said senior researcher Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in [...]
Cancer survivors often face another hurdle: Faster aging
Dec 22, 2017

Hospital leaders in Florida take on the competition

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Trend by Amy Martinez Shortly after Dr. Gianrico Farrugia became CEO of Mayo Clinic’s Florida operations in 2015, the health system announced a partnership with a biotech company to bring a new lung restoration center to Jacksonville. The announcement marked the beginning of a multi-year, multi-phase plan to position [...]
Hospital leaders in Florida take on the competition
Dec 22, 2017

Mayo Clinic Saint Marys unveils new kitchen upgrades

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Ala Errebhi Mayo Clinic Saint Marys campus is welcoming a new high tech facility - a very large kitchen, one with a mission of helping patients heal. "You've got, you know, people that are here because they've got medical conditions, and they really need to have a good [...]
Mayo Clinic Saint Marys unveils new kitchen upgrades
Dec 22, 2017

Mayo expands, improves telemedicine network

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
St. Cloud Times Dr. Sean Caples doesn't claim to be the Wizard of Oz, but there are some striking similarities. Tucked away at Mayo Clinic's command center in downtown Rochester, Caples has pulled the strings at Mayo's enhanced-intensive care unit since its inception in 2013. Using video monitors and advanced technology, [...]
Mayo expands, improves telemedicine network
Dec 15, 2017

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 15, 2017

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
      New York Times, Sleep vs. Exercise? by Karen Weintraub — Desiree Ahrens, a certified health and wellness coach at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said that for the time-starved, there are ways to sneak exercise into the day without heading to the gym or a formal [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 15, 2017
Dec 15, 2017

Emojis for Medical Use?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KIMT By Annalisa Pardo Mayo Clinic researchers found using emojis instead of "traditional emotional scales" were helpful in assessing patients' quality of life. Using emojis over lengthy, "burdensome" questionnaires could lead to more accurate reports by patients. Researchers say more accurate data could then lead to "determining the best treatment [...]
Emojis for Medical Use?
Dec 15, 2017

Understanding the heart condition that caused teen's death

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News Understanding the heart condition that caused teen's death by Juliette Dryer Days after a 13-year-old collapsed during basketball tryouts, we’re learning more about the condition authorities say led to her death. Preliminary autopsy results show Paris Byrd had Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. “The heart muscle over time thickens,” [...]
Understanding the heart condition that caused teen's death
Dec 14, 2017

This is what you should actually do if you feel yourself getting sick

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
BuzzFeed by Caroline Kee Obviously, you want to do whatever you can to prevent the cold from getting any worse and help your body recover so you can get back to normal. But what actually helps? We reached out to Dr. Pritish K. Tosh, infectious disease specialist at the Mayo [...]
This is what you should actually do if you feel yourself getting sick
Dec 14, 2017

Avocados: History of an unlikely but legitimate healthy food craze

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNN by Jacqueline Howard "Avocados are a fruit and one of the few fruits that are high in fat and low in sugar," said Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in Rochester, Minnesota, and a specialist in nutrition and preventive medicine. "Along with nuts, [...]
Avocados: History of an unlikely but legitimate healthy food craze
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