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Jul 13, 2018

Welcome to Appsonville: Tips from First Coast technologists on turning ideas into reality

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Jacksonville Business Journal by Will Robinson The barriers of entry for building an app have all but disappeared: Anyone with coding knowledge or the means to pay for those with such skills can do so fairly easily. But building a successful business based on an app is a different endeavor, [...]
Welcome to Appsonville: Tips from First Coast technologists on turning ideas into reality
Jul 13, 2018

This drug cocktail reduced signs of age-related diseases and extended life in mice and human cells

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Los Angeles Times by Melissa Healy It’s a science called senolytics — the dissolution or gradual decline of old age. In research published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, a group led by Mayo Clinic anti-aging researcher James Kirkland not only offers a clear look at the power of senescent [...]
This drug cocktail reduced signs of age-related diseases and extended life in mice and human cells
Jul 13, 2018

New Effort for Lyme Disease Vaccine Draws Early Fire

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Wall Street Journal by Sumathi Reddy Efforts to bring a vaccine for Lyme disease to the market have run aground amid heated debate over the years. Now, a European company is in the early stages of creating a vaccine for the increasingly common tick-borne disease. Lyme disease patient-advocacy groups—who disagree with [...]
New Effort for Lyme Disease Vaccine Draws Early Fire
Jul 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 6, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, My Daughter Has Mono. Is the Whole Family at Risk? by Roni Caryn Rabin — Mono, or infectious mononucleosis — often referred to as “the kissing disease” — is usually caused by a common virus called the Epstein-Barr virus, but “the vast majority of individuals infected by [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 6, 2018
Jul 5, 2018

Life's genetic code explored through science, art and medicine

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Post by Erin Blackmore Your genes define all of that and more. DNA holds the key to diversity, ancestry and which traits you’ll pass to future generations. It’s inside all living things, and it takes center stage at “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code,” at the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, [...]
Life's genetic code explored through science, art and medicine
Jul 5, 2018

Transplant patients participate in mini parade

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Sarah Gannon With the Fourth of July holiday coming up on Wednesday, people everywhere are gearing up for all the fun and festivities that come along with the holiday. Even though they may be too sick to leave the hospital, transplant patients at Mayo Clinic-Saint Marys got to [...]
Transplant patients participate in mini parade
Jul 5, 2018

Mayo children's center a plus

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Mankato Free Press Thumbs up to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato for its commitment to pediatrics in the Mankato region with a new children’s center designed to serve the unique needs of area families. The $3.4 million expansion of Mayo’s Eastridge clinic will house the pediatric and adolescent [...]
Mayo children's center a plus
Jul 5, 2018

Final steel girder 'tops' off Discovery One building

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Jeff Kiger A small crowd, braving oppressive warm temperatures, watched Thursday as a white steel girder covered in signatures and topped with a small tree was put in place on top of the four-story Discovery One Square building. The ceremonial “topping” was hosted by the building’s developer, Minneapolis-based [...]
Final steel girder 'tops' off Discovery One building
Jun 29, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 29, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
CNN, Sunscreen 101: Your guide to summer sun protection and sunburn care by Maddie Bender — The active ingredients of sunscreens are regulated by the FDA, so FDA-approved sunscreens are safe for adults and children over 6 months. However, Mayo Clinic dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis previously told CNN that people [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 29, 2018
Jun 29, 2018

Man with world's largest kidneys receives transplant at Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KARE 11 by Adrienne Broaddus Champion. A title Gene Okun relishes. Now, the man once-dubbed "Baby Arnold Schwarzenegger" holds a title he never wanted. Doctors believe Okun, a former powerlifter and bodybuilder, has the largest kidneys in the world...An average kidney is the size of your fist. Okun’s are bigger [...]
Man with world's largest kidneys receives transplant at Mayo Clinic
Jun 29, 2018

His professor told him he wasn't cut out for medicine. William Mayo went on to make medical history.

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Interlochen Public Radio While studying medicine the University of Michigan, one of William Mayo’s professors told him it would be wise for him to choose a career path outside medicine. But William was not to be discouraged. After graduating medical school, William and his brother, Charlie, joined their father’s medical [...]
His professor told him he wasn't cut out for medicine. William Mayo went on to make medical history.
Jun 29, 2018

Students get hands-on experience at Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC" by Sarah Gannon A group of 40 Minnesota high school students are learning about different health car careers at Mayo Clinic Saint Marys this week. The Career immersion program is for juniors and seniors in high school who are interested in a career in the health sciences but maybe [...]
Students get hands-on experience at Mayo Clinic
Jun 29, 2018

First South Korean hospital joins Mayo network

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell Myongji Hospital is the first provider in South Korea to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network. As part of the network, the hospital will have access to Mayo Clinic research and experts. Myongji physicians will be able to consult with Mayo Clinic on patient care, take [...]
First South Korean hospital joins Mayo network
Jun 22, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 22, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
        USA Today, Landmark Mediterranean diet study was flawed. Authors retract paper published in NEJM by Ashley May — We've been hearing about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet for years, and now authors of a major study long cited for suggesting its heart-healthy benefits said the research [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 22, 2018
Jun 22, 2018

How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Prevention by Rose Minutaglio The origins of the urination-theory are unknown, but it was popularized by a Friends episode where Chandler pees on Monica. Don't believe everything you see on television though, because "it's a total myth," Ted Szymanski, DO, an assistant professor of emergency medicine with the Mayo Clinic [...]
How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting
Jun 22, 2018

UNF, Mayo experiment with rare 3-D microscope

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Jacksonville Business Journal by Will Robinson Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility watched as dozens of dots scattered across their computer screen. Some dots balled up, others exploded. The dots were cancerous cells from a brain tumor recently removed by a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon. The visual was made possible by an [...]
UNF, Mayo experiment with rare 3-D microscope
Jun 22, 2018

Paralyzed ER doctor returns to work -- just don't call him inspirational

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
NBC News by Avichai Scher and Lauren Dunn For Dr. Daniel Grossman and his close friend Ron Garber, biking has been their bond. It was their escape — their time to talk about life, love, even death. But during a mountain biking trip last Labor Day weekend, all of that [...]
Paralyzed ER doctor returns to work -- just don't call him inspirational
Jun 22, 2018

Blue Cross, Mayo Clinic agree to new contract

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Christopher Snowbeck Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic have come to terms on a new five-year contract that includes a pledge for “collaborative governance” that’s meant to make sure promising new health care technologies get coverage…“It’s a long-term contract,” said Dennis Dahlen, the [...]
Blue Cross, Mayo Clinic agree to new contract
Jun 15, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 15, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
      Reuters, Many migraine sufferers skip effective behavioral treatment by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock — “For many years, a lot of patients with migraines were told the disorder was all in their head, or they were depressed or stressed out. It’s important that as headache specialists we emphasize to [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 15, 2018
Jun 15, 2018

WAITING GAME | Difficult surgery done in Jacksonville changes how transplant patients get listed

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Lindsey Boetsch A unique kind of transplant done at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville gave a man years, if not decades, instead of hours…"One side of his chest was extremely small, really compacted from his disease. So, we could never get the same donor's lungs to [...]
WAITING GAME | Difficult surgery done in Jacksonville changes how transplant patients get listed
Jun 15, 2018

Some breast cancer patients may no longer need chemotherapy

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MPR by Kerri Miller A new study found that chemotherapy may not be necessary to treat early-stage breast cancer in many patients…MPR News host Kerri Miller talked to Dr. Matthew Goetz, medical oncologist and co-chair of the Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) study at the Mayo Clinic about what these [...]
Some breast cancer patients may no longer need chemotherapy
Jun 15, 2018

'Female Viagra' Probably Isn't the Best Way to Boost Your Sex Drive

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Prevention by Alisa Hrustic For years, women had no such drug available to them. Then, in 2015, flibanserin (brand name: Addyi) was finally approved by the FDA for women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), a science-y term that simply means you’re feeling a chronic lack of sexual desire, fantasies, [...]
'Female Viagra' Probably Isn't the Best Way to Boost Your Sex Drive
Jun 15, 2018

Mayo Clinic patient treated by massive measles dose still cancer-free 5 years later

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Dan Browning It’s been five years since Stacy Erholtz underwent an experimental treatment for blood cancer that used enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people, and she’s still celebrating her life, moment by moment. “I’m not the kind of person who waits for the other shoe [...]
Mayo Clinic patient treated by massive measles dose still cancer-free 5 years later
Jun 15, 2018

Burns, bites and blisters: Avoiding and treating summer health hazards

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WTOP by Rachel Nania The best way to treat a sunburn is to prevent one, said Dr. Scott Litin, editor of the fifth edition of the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book. But if you find your skin is pink and painful at the end of the day, there are some [...]
Burns, bites and blisters: Avoiding and treating summer health hazards
Jun 8, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 8, 2018

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
      HealthDay, Many Breast Cancer Survivors Not Getting Needed Mammograms by Steven Reinberg — After surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer, women still need regular screening. But many of them, especially black women, aren't getting the mammograms they need, a new study finds. It's essential to screen for [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 8, 2018
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