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Oct 12, 2018

Aging yet active, baby boomers test the limits of artificial joints

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Mary Lynn Smith “Baby boomers and people who’ve grown up in the era of joint replacement are less willing to put up with a level of disability that might have been an expectation two generations ago,” said Dr. Daniel Berry, orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic. Over the [...]
Aging yet active, baby boomers test the limits of artificial joints
Oct 11, 2018

Mayo completes Epic EHR implementation

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Modern Healthcare by Rachel A. Arndt The Mayo Clinic just completed one of the most expensive Epic electronic health records system installations ever, finishing the roll-out of the software across all its sites. Now that the project—part of a $1.5 billion set of technology upgrades—is complete, Mayo providers will have [...]
Mayo completes Epic EHR implementation
Oct 5, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC News, Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee and your health by Vivian Manning-Schaffel — Caffeine is readily consumed by about 85 percent of Americans one way or another every single day, according to a study published in Food and Beverage Toxicology. That’s quite a buzz! Coffee — [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 5, 2018
Oct 5, 2018

The sisters are given their due in two-part Mayo Clinic creation story

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Matt McKinney The story of how Minnesota’s most famous hospital came to be was told in a two-part Ken Burns documentary last week, so a lot of people now know about the sisters. The lesser known partners in a vital partnership early in Mayo Clinic history, the [...]
The sisters are given their due in two-part Mayo Clinic creation story
Oct 5, 2018

The risk of alternative cancer treatments

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
New York Times by Jane E. Brody A diagnosis of cancer, even an early-stage, highly curable cancer, can prompt some people to feel as if they’ve suddenly lost control of their future and that they must do whatever they can to regain it…Assuming that you will use an alternative method [...]
The risk of alternative cancer treatments
Oct 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic expert on caring for elderly: 'We're going to face a huge crisis'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Connie Nelson Joan Griffin has a warning for us: It’s coming. Griffin, an associate professor of health services research at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, said the silver tsunami heading our way will bring with it a caregiving crisis. As our population ages, families will be challenged [...]
Mayo Clinic expert on caring for elderly: 'We're going to face a huge crisis'
Oct 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic expert on world-record athletes says a sub-2-hour marathon is possible

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Richard Chin Thousands of runners will hit the roads of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 7, an ordeal that takes the vast majority of citizen athletes three, four or five hours to complete. Until recently, the idea that a human [...]
Mayo Clinic expert on world-record athletes says a sub-2-hour marathon is possible
Sep 28, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 28, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
  Reuters, Antidepressants, psychotherapy may help ease irritable bowel syndrome by Lisa Rapaport — “One component of IBS is increased sensitivity to the functions of the bowels; simply summarized, this means either the nerves taking messages from the bowel to the brain are more sensitive or that the brain is [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 28, 2018
Sep 28, 2018

Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Associated Press by Lauran Neergaard Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday. The milestone, reported by two teams of scientists working separately, [...]
Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps
Sep 28, 2018

Mayo Clinic CEO reacts to new Ken Burns' documentary

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
FOX Business| Mayo Clinic President Dr. John Noseworthy discusses the new documentary put out by filmmaker Ken Burns about the inception of the Mayo Clinic and how technology has changed the health care system. Reach: Fox Business Network is headquartered in News Corporation's studios in midtown Manhattan with bureaus in Chicago, Los [...]
Mayo Clinic CEO reacts to new Ken Burns' documentary
Sep 28, 2018

Ovarian cancer awareness with the Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
News4Jax Ovarian cancer awareness with Dr. Tri Dinh and Cindy Weiss is discussed. Reach: WAWS-TV/30 is the Fox affiliate. WTEV-TV/47 is the CBS affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Context: Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. The female reproductive system contains two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The [...]
Ovarian cancer awareness with the Mayo Clinic
Sep 27, 2018

Drug cocktail could extend your life, killing cells related to aging

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNBC Dr. James Kirkland, Mayo Clinic's Center on Aging director, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss his new drug, research involving senolytic cells and how they combat age-related diseases. Reach: CNBC is a 24-hour cable television station offers business news and financial information. The channel provides real-time financial market coverage to [...]
Drug cocktail could extend your life, killing cells related to aging
Sep 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 21, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
The Atlantic, Wiping Out the Brain’s Retired Cells Prevents a Hallmark of Alzheimer's by Ed Yong — In 2016, Darren Baker and Jan van Deursen from the Mayo Clinic announced that they had discovered a new way to prolong the life of mice: They cleansed the rodents of retired cells. [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 21, 2018
Sep 21, 2018

Frontier Airlines chairman donates $25M to Scottsdale medical school

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Phoenix Business Journal by Angela Gonzales The chairman of Frontier Airlines is donating $25 million to Mayo Clinic's new medical school in Scottsdale. Bill Franke and his wife, Carolyn, are donating the money to support scholarships and operations. It is the largest contribution in the short history of Mayo Clinic's [...]
Frontier Airlines chairman donates $25M to Scottsdale medical school
Sep 21, 2018

Extra folic acid taken during pregnancy doesn't prevent pre-eclampsia, study finds

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Globe and Mail by Sheryl Ubelacker Taking high-dose folic acid during pregnancy does not prevent pre-eclampsia in women at elevated risk for the potentially deadly condition, a Canadian-led international study has found…Dr. Linda Szymanski, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic, said she was not surprised by the finding [...]
Extra folic acid taken during pregnancy doesn't prevent pre-eclampsia, study finds
Sep 21, 2018

'Zombie' brain cells could hold key to combating Alzheimer's, mouse study suggests

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Newsweek by Kashmira Gander Targeting so-called "zombie cells" could hold the key to treating age-related conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study on mice. Also known as senescent cells, these units are neither useful nor dead, and are unable to replicate or develop distinctive characteristics. Scientists believe zombie cells [...]
'Zombie' brain cells could hold key to combating Alzheimer's, mouse study suggests
Sep 21, 2018

Mayo to add 11 floors to Gonda, including a hotel

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Jeff Kiger Rochester’s skyline is going to reach new heights. Mayo Clinic is working with a Singapore development firm to add a seven-story hotel plus four clinical treatment floors on top of its Gonda Building in downtown Rochester. Once completed, the project will make the now 21-floor Gonda [...]
Mayo to add 11 floors to Gonda, including a hotel
Sep 21, 2018

How 1 neurosurgeon helped save this violinist's storied career

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Today Roger Frisch, an accomplished violinist and member of the Minnesota Orchestra, developed a tremor in his hand that threatened his career. But thanks to the brilliant work of neurosurgeon Kendall Lee, Frisch has found a solution. His story is featured in Ken Burns’ latest documentary, “The Mayo Clinic.” Megyn [...]
How 1 neurosurgeon helped save this violinist's storied career
Sep 21, 2018

Physician burnout taking center stage

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reuters by Linda Carroll Overall, 45 percent of residents reported at least one symptom of burnout at least once a week, while 14 percent reported career choice regret. While once a week may not sound like a lot, physicians who feel burnout this often are more likely to report thinking [...]
Physician burnout taking center stage
Sep 14, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 14, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
  Washington Post, ‘Black hairy tongue’ is an actual medical condition, and it looks as weird as it sounds by Lindsey Bever — …Luckily, black hairy tongue, or lingua villosa nigra, is typically painless and temporary. It occurs when the tiny bumps on the tongue, called papillae, which are normally [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 14, 2018
Sep 14, 2018

Medical professionals convene in Rochester to discuss individualized care

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Holden Krusemark Advancing the world of individualized medicine is the goal for Mayo Clinic and is a reason they've hosted a conference for 7 years, getting some of the best minds together to learn and grow. About 1,000 medical professionals from all over the United States and the [...]
Medical professionals convene in Rochester to discuss individualized care
Sep 14, 2018

Vaccines and kids: Info from Mayo Clinic's Dr. Claire Haga

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
News4Jax Dr. Claire Haga discusses vaccinations. Reach: WAWS-TV/30 is the Fox affiliate. WTEV-TV/47 is the CBS affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Context: Claire Haga, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic Family Medicine physician. Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine in Florida provides comprehensive medical evaluations and primary care services to people living in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. [...]
Vaccines and kids: Info from Mayo Clinic's Dr. Claire Haga
Sep 14, 2018

Eviction Prevention Project receives $50k grant

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Emily Cutts A new project aimed at helping those facing eviction became a reality this week when the group received a $50,000 grant. The Eviction Prevention Project was the 2018 recipient of the Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award. The project is a collaboration of Legal Assistance of Olmsted [...]
Eviction Prevention Project receives $50k grant
Sep 13, 2018

ABC 6 chief photographer shares journey for new kidney

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAAL by Laura Lee Thousands of people in Minnesota are in need of life-saving organ transplants, including a member of our ABC 6 News team. At any local sporting event, more often than not, you'll see ABC 6 Chief Photographer Chad Corey behind the camera, "I like to be behind [...]
ABC 6 chief photographer shares journey for new kidney
Sep 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 7, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, Now we’re finding out you should do two kinds of stretching, slow and vigorous by Marlene Cimons — …Dynamic stretching, on the other hand, puts the muscles in motion repetitively, and “is essentially preparing your muscle in a gradually progressive fashion to do the job you want it [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 7, 2018
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