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Jul 18, 2019

This show is really 'Sick.' If you're concerned about your health, that's why you should watch it.

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Postby Erin BlakemoreIn a scene from the series, Roberto Cattaneo of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., explains why measles is so contagious. “Sick,” a YouTube show from Seeker, a digital publisher devoted to science, answers that question in gripping, often gross detail. The first season of the series [...]
This show is really 'Sick.' If you're concerned about your health, that's why you should watch it.
Jul 18, 2019

Egyptian hospital joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KROC-Radioby Andy BrownellThe Mayo Clinic Care Network is expanding in the Middle East. The Mayo Clinic today announced a new affiliation with a medical center in Cairo, Egypt. The Saudi German Hospital Cairo is the first health care provider in Egypt to join the network and the first on the [...]
Egyptian hospital joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
Jul 18, 2019

Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
US News & World Reportby Steven ReinbergLosing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or Alzheimer's disease. But using your brain can help keep it sharp, and it's never too late to start reaping the benefits, researchers say. Why [...]
Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?
Jul 18, 2019

Be The Match: Diversity in bone marrow transplant donors could save more lives

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Action News JaxAndrew Garcia is earning his associate degree and has big dreams. “I plan to become a physical therapist’s assistant,“ he said Wednesday. he 22-year-old’s plan was put on hold last year, when he was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. It causes bone marrow failure. Garcia explained, “I’m getting started [...]
Be The Match: Diversity in bone marrow transplant donors could save more lives
Jul 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 12, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Science, Even if you don’t play contact sports, you could develop signs of traumatic brain injury by Sabine Galvis — Scientists looking for a link between repeated brain trauma and lasting neurological damage typically study the brains of soldiers or football players. But it’s unclear whether this damage—known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)—is prevalent [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 12, 2019
Jul 12, 2019

Scientists discover autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ScienceUsing advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer. Called “testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis,” the disease causes severe neurological symptoms in men. They progressively lose control of their [...]
Scientists discover autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer
Jul 12, 2019

Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDayby Steven ReinbergLosing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or Alzheimer's disease. But using your brain can help keep it sharp, and it's never too late to start reaping the benefits, researchers say. Why keeping mentally active has [...]
Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?
Jul 12, 2019

Mayo center will place new focus on women's health

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Jeremy OlsonMayo Clinic is opening a women’s health center to provide holistic and tailored care — not just in gender-specific fields such as breast health and gynecology, but in broader areas of medicine where the needs of women have been overlooked or misunderstood. Launched late last month through [...]
Mayo center will place new focus on women's health
Jul 12, 2019

Space flight doctor

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona PBSThis July is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing. The first astronauts to land on the moon and the many others who flew into space were selected in part because of their excellent health and physical condition. Now, the emergence of private space flight will mean civilians [...]
Space flight doctor
Jul 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 5, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, Closing the achievement gap, with help from the Mayo Clinic by Mikhail Zinshteyn — Amarachi Orakwue felt stifled during high school in Minnesota, having immigrated to the United States from Nigeria in 2010. She “stuck out like a sore thumb,” she said, as one of the few students [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 5, 2019
Jul 5, 2019

Sleeping pills and planes: Embarrassing tales from 35,000 feet

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNNby Sandee LaMotte…The streaker was a sleepwalking economy passenger who had taken off all his clothes and decided to run up the aisle to first class. According to the story, he was stopped by flight attendants and told to don his clothes; he only realized his humiliating exploit when he [...]
Sleeping pills and planes: Embarrassing tales from 35,000 feet
Jul 5, 2019

Focus On Family: Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WGN-TVMayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child, by the experts at Mayo Clinic, can help parents navigate many of the twists and turns of parenting by offering a trusted guide to raising children during the preschool and elementary school years. Reach: WGN-TV is an independent station in the Chicago market. [...]
Focus On Family: Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child
Jul 5, 2019

Staying safe on the Fourth of July

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALAccording to health officials, burns made up nearly 50% of firework-related injuries in 2018. Dr. Caitlin Loprinzi Brauer with Mayo Clinic, said the clinic's staffing does not change because of the fourth or July holiday, but they are fully staffed and capable for the people who need treatment. "We want [...]
Staying safe on the Fourth of July
Jul 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic nets $5 million donation for virtual women's health center

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Twin Cities Businessby Amanda OstuniBacked by a $5 million donation from Penny and Bill George and the George Family Foundation, Mayo Clinic is establishing the Center for Women’s Health. The center is a virtual space dedicated to taking a more comprehensive and personalized approach to women’s healthcare. The Georges—who are [...]
Mayo Clinic nets $5 million donation for virtual women's health center
Jun 28, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 28, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Reuters, Strobing stage lights could up risk of epileptic seizures by Saumya Joseph — “If the lighting environment suddenly changes, someone may not have much time to reposition themselves if they are vulnerable,” said Dr. David Burkholder, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who wasn’t involved in [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 28, 2019
Jun 27, 2019

The Mayo Clinic: looks like a hotel, but this is the best hospital in the world - and it's opening its doors in London

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Telegraphby Sarah KnaptonThe unassuming city of Rochester, Minnesota is arguably the  best place in the world to suffer a heart attack. While just one in 10 Britons survive a cardiac arrest if it happens outside of a hospital in the UK, collapse in the small Minnesotan metropolis and your chances [...]
The Mayo Clinic: looks like a hotel, but this is the best hospital in the world - and it's opening its doors in London
Jun 27, 2019

Better Treatments Needed to Boost Brain Cancer Survival: Study

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDayGlioblastoma brain cancer remains one of deadliest tumors, and new research shows five-year survival rates remain low for patients with the disease. While there have been improvements in short- and medium-term survival rates for patients with the most common type of brain tumor in adults, only 6% of patients live [...]
Better Treatments Needed to Boost Brain Cancer Survival: Study
Jun 27, 2019

Proton therapy coming to Mayo Clinic, new patient tower to Orange Park Medical Center

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Florida Times-Unionby Beth Reese CraveyThe menu of Northeast Florida heath care options continues to grow, with a $233 million integrated oncology facility planned for the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus that will include proton beam therapy for cancer patients… Mayo’s new oncology facility will be the third Northeast Florida location [...]
Proton therapy coming to Mayo Clinic, new patient tower to Orange Park Medical Center
Jun 27, 2019

Mayo Clinic receives $5 million gift for new women's health center

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTCA major gift to Mayo Clinic aims to help women take a more holistic approach to their health. The clinic announced Tuesday it received a $5 million gift from Penny and Bill George and the Minneapolis-based George Family Foundation. That gift will help create a new Center for Women’s Health. [...]
Mayo Clinic receives $5 million gift for new women's health center
Jun 21, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 21, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, A rare skin disease left a man isolated and alone. Surgery is helping to give him back his life. by Lindsey Bever — Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, a physician who specializes in genetic syndromes and leads the Neurofibromatosis Clinic at the Mayo Clinic, said neurofibromatosis is rare, affecting 1 in [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 21, 2019
Jun 20, 2019

A lifesaving Father's Day gift

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Sara DingmannRobert Sanden wavered from smiles and laughter to tears while expressing his gratitude for receiving his son Ricky Sanden’s donated kidney during an interview Thursday at Methodist hospital where he and his son are still recovering from their surgeries. Reach: The Rochester Post-Bulletin is a daily newspaper that serves Rochester, Austin [...]
A lifesaving Father's Day gift
Jun 20, 2019

Good prognosis for injured Durant but no guarantees

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reutersby Andrew BothGolden State Warriors player Kevin Durant is likely to start rehabbing his surgically-repaired Achilles tendon almost immediately, and all being well should be back to full strength within a year, a specialist at the Mayo Clinic said on Thursday. There are no guarantees, however, that Durant will ever [...]
Good prognosis for injured Durant but no guarantees
Jun 20, 2019

Public needs to help in efforts to thwart ticks

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune (Editorial)Late last month, a Mayo Clinic physician writing in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal sounded the alarm after researchers documented the first human bite by this tick in the U.S. (a 66-year-old man in Yonkers, N.Y.). Like the dog and blacklegged (deer) ticks that Minnesotans are well familiar [...]
Public needs to help in efforts to thwart ticks
Jun 19, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: New dad celebrates his first Father's Day with infant son after discovering a BRAIN TUMOR was behind his and his wife's year-long infertility struggle

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Daily Mailby Mary KekatosFor a year, Derin Gebhardt and his wife, Sandra, tried every took and trick in the book to have a baby, religiously using a basal body thermometer to track ovulation and keeping an eagle-eye on Sandra's menstrual cycle - but with no luck.  Meanwhile, Derin's physique was [...]
EXCLUSIVE: New dad celebrates his first Father's Day with infant son after discovering a BRAIN TUMOR was behind his and his wife's year-long infertility struggle
Jun 14, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
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 was not involved in the research. "We've [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 14, 2019
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