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Jun 14, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 14, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Editors: Emily Blahnik, Karl Oestreich CNN, Changing your meat-eating habits could mean a longer life, study suggests by Jacqueline Howard — The study provides "valuable and informative" data regarding the associations of red meat with poor health outcomes, said Dr. Heather Fields, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, who [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 14, 2019
Jun 14, 2019

This woman's lower back pain turned out to be a rare kidney disorder

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reader’s Digest Canadaby Lisa Bendall…Nephrologist Andrew Rule ascertained from additional blood tests that Samantha’s kidneys were losing function rapidly; he guessed that something could be causing inflammation of her glomeruli, networks of tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that help filter waste. Rule ordered new tests to look for possible [...]
This woman's lower back pain turned out to be a rare kidney disorder
Jun 14, 2019

New headgear helps lessen hair loss from chemotherapy

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Mankato Free Pressby Brian ArolaHair loss has long been a price patients reluctantly pay for some cancer treatment. The side effect of chemotherapy makes an already stressful process even more difficult. Some hair loss could be staved off, however, by wearing a new type of headgear now available in Mankato. [...]
New headgear helps lessen hair loss from chemotherapy
Jun 14, 2019

Summer skin care with the Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
News4JaxDr. Alison Bruce is interviewed about summer skin care. Reach: WJXT, News4Jax, is an independent television station serving Florida’s First Coast that is licensed to Jacksonville. Context: Alison Bruce, M.B., Ch.B. is a Mayo Clinic dermatologist. Mayo Clinic's Dermatology Department provides comprehensive care for people who seek answers about conditions [...]
Summer skin care with the Mayo Clinic
Jun 14, 2019

Lack of play could harm child development

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Sara DingmannAccording to a Gallup poll, on average, children spend 18.6 hours per week play on screens. “This is starting to be a societal issue,” said Beth Sherden, the director of Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester. On Tuesday evening, the children’s museum hosted a talk by Mayo Clinic pediatrician Angela [...]
Lack of play could harm child development
Jun 12, 2019

A Mayo scientist wants to help you live longer -- and better

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star TribuneBy Connie NelsonWhen asked if he's searching for the fountain of youth, Nathan LeBrasseur doesn't say no. At least not right away. "For some people, that explanation might make sense," he offers after a pause. LeBrasseur, a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, collaborates with multiple teams at his [...]
A Mayo scientist wants to help you live longer -- and better
Jun 7, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 7, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Editors: Emily Blahnik, Karl Oestreich Associated Press, Companies report progress on blood tests to detect cancer by Marilynn Marchione — …It’s not clear what evidence the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would require to consider for approval. Sometimes tests can be sold through looser lab accreditation pathways rather than by seeking FDA [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 7, 2019
Jun 7, 2019

A tick gave a toddler a rare and deadly disease. Here's what his parents want you to know.

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Postby Lindsey Bever …Bobbi Pritt, a physician and co-director of Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services at Mayo Clinic, said that although Rocky Mountain spotted fever is considered low-risk, it can be rapidly fatal. In fact, she said, when patients have symptoms consistent with the disease, doctors will typically start treatment [...]
A tick gave a toddler a rare and deadly disease. Here's what his parents want you to know.
Jun 7, 2019

Mayo Clinic nurse Jeanne Rosendale to retire after 45 years in labor and delivery

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
La Crosse Tribuneby Emily Pyrek On June 3, 1974, Jeanne Rosendale clocked in for her first day as a labor and delivery nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System. On Monday, 45 years to the day, she will complete her final shift. At 67, Rosendale is retiring from the job she [...]
Mayo Clinic nurse Jeanne Rosendale to retire after 45 years in labor and delivery
Jun 7, 2019

Integrated approach to opioid addiction

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KEYC Mankatoby Erika BrooksMayo Clinic Health System is launching a pilot project to holistically treat addiction, mental and physical health. It’s a little-known aspect of addiction: According to Mayo Clinic Health Systems, more than 40 percent of those with a substance-use disorder also have a mental health condition. Yet, only [...]
Integrated approach to opioid addiction
Jun 7, 2019

Mayo Clinic to build new research center in Discovery Square subdistrict

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-BulletinMayo Clinic announced this morning that it will build a four-story research center in downtown Rochester. The 64,000-square-foot complex is slated to built on the corner of Fourth Street Southwest and Fourth Avenue Southwest. That locates it within the Destination Medical Center initiative's Discovery Square subdistrict. The building is being [...]
Mayo Clinic to build new research center in Discovery Square subdistrict
May 31, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 31, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, As ACL tears pile up, doctors and coaches worry that kids are playing too much basketball by Samantha Pell — Part of the problem, medical professionals say, is that early specialization in basketball or any sport can leave children more vulnerable to injury as they grow up…Neha Raukar, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019

7 tips to get in the game and play sports safely this spring

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WABC 7By Jennifer MatareseSpring is here and with it, the desire to get back outside and play your favorite sport, or maybe you or your child wants to learn a new one. Dr. Edward Laskowski, a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Co-director of Mayo Clinic [...]
7 tips to get in the game and play sports safely this spring
May 31, 2019

Mayo Clinic holds artificial intelligence symposium with eye on the future

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KIMTby Jeremiah WilcoxMayo held an artificial intelligence symposium, looking to bring together groups of developers from around the world. They're working on projects using technology to help patients. One of the ideas includes computing systems that can interpret medical information and offer preliminary recommendations for patients. Dr. Steve Peters works [...]
Mayo Clinic holds artificial intelligence symposium with eye on the future
May 31, 2019

A brief encyclopaedia of all the health issues the gut can 'cure'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Telegraphby Francis BlagburnAccording to a study published by Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic, the microbiome could help diagnose, and possibly play a role in preventing, the joint pain of rheumatoid arthritis. The clinic’s study took a group of rheumatoid arthritis patients, their relatives and a control [...]
A brief encyclopaedia of all the health issues the gut can 'cure'
May 31, 2019

Mayo Clinic debuts new virtual operating rooms

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ABC 15 Arizonaby Allison RodriguezThe future of surgery is here and is happening at the Mayo Clinic as it debuts new virtual operating rooms.  They have cutting edge technology that they hope will mean better treatment for patients.  "As we launch this, I feel like we're at the Kennedy Space [...]
Mayo Clinic debuts new virtual operating rooms
May 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 24, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, In Health Care, Too Much Privacy Is a Bad Thing by Luke Miner — Data-sharing agreements should be standardized so that doctors and hospitals don’t have to draft custom ones every time they want to share information. Some effort has already been made to reform fines by [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019

Heart disease deaths in middle-aged women on the rise

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
NBC Newsby Sara G. MillerMiddle-aged adults are “losing ground,” said Dr. Sharonne Hayes, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, who was not involved with the CDC report. And this is not the first time such findings have been reported; there have been hints for years. “We’ve got to [...]
Heart disease deaths in middle-aged women on the rise
May 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic works to treat movement disorders with Deep Brain Stimulation

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTCby Sarah GannonDeep Brain Stimulation has been used since the late 1990s to treat things like tremors and Parkinson’s disease, but now the treatment is expanding to conditions like epilepsy and dystonia. iving with a movement disorder such as Parkinson’s Disease or tremors can make doing simple tasks such as [...]
Mayo Clinic works to treat movement disorders with Deep Brain Stimulation
May 24, 2019

Meditation gardens herald Mind Matters opening

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Anne HalliwellBruce Sutor, a psychiatrist at Mayo Clinic, hopes the exhibit will encourage people to seek treatment for their mental health. “The more we can do to normalize it, to say that people with mental illnesses don’t have character defects, that these are medical illnesses that manifest itself as [...]
Meditation gardens herald Mind Matters opening
May 24, 2019

Mom suffers stroke caused by heart defect she didn't know she had

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Action News Jaxby Lorena InclanMost people never know they have it, but for some, it can lead to a stroke in the prime of their life. That’s what happened to Julie Rotz. She was at home one night with her 4-year-old daughter when she heard a sharp noise in her [...]
Mom suffers stroke caused by heart defect she didn't know she had
May 17, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 17, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Reuters, Home-based heart rehab may help patients who can't get to clinics by Lisa Rapaport — “Patients who experience a cardiac event (such as a heart attack or heart surgery), should participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program,” said lead author of the statement Dr. Randal Thomas, medical director of the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019

'Zombie cells' buildup in your body may play role in aging

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Associated Pressby Malcolm RitterCall them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill zombie cells and possibly treat the problems [...]
'Zombie cells' buildup in your body may play role in aging
May 17, 2019

Mayo Clinic Expands Deeper Into Worksite Care With New Partner

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Forbesby Bruce JapsenThe Mayo Clinic is partnering with Premise Health to improve healthcare for workers at large companies that already receive Premise’s primary care, occupational health and pharmacy services at its wellness centers. Premise is focused on primary care and wellness services to self-insured employers so the arrangement with Mayo [...]
Mayo Clinic Expands Deeper Into Worksite Care With New Partner
May 17, 2019

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons get real-time feedback from alert surgery patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
AZ Familyby Heidi GoitiaIt's one thing to need brain surgery, it's quite another to know that you will be awake for part of the operation. But that's what doctors at the Mayo Clinic are doing because they say it gives them real time feedback on what's working and what isn't. [...]
Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons get real-time feedback from alert surgery patients
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