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Feb 22, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 22, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, The Fitness Plan for Serious Schmoozers by Jen Murphy — “You really need to make an effort to counteract the effects of sitting for eight hours a day,” says Donald Hensrud, director of the Healthy Living Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “Just being active [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 22, 2019
Feb 22, 2019

Mayo Clinic income steady despite health record costs

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune By Christopher Snowbeck Mayo Clinic’s operating income held steady in 2018 despite higher expenses with the switch to a new computer system for electronic health records at its largest medical centers. The Rochester-based clinic released 2018 financial results on Tuesday that featured operating income of $706 million, comparable [...]
Mayo Clinic income steady despite health record costs
Feb 21, 2019

Leprosy still lurks in United States, study says

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNN by Maggie Veatch Leprosy is a disease most people think ended in the Middle Ages, but a new study shows that it's not a thing of the past. Mayo Clinic researchers wanted to understand how common it was in their clinic after a patient was diagnosed with the disease [...]
Leprosy still lurks in United States, study says
Feb 21, 2019

Mayo Clinic finds better way to reprogram stem cells

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell “If we’re going to successfully use reprogrammed stem cells to treat patients in the clinic, we need to ensure that they are safe and effective, that is, not prone to the risk of mutation and potential tumors,” Dr. Patricia Devaux, a Mayo Clinic molecular scientist and [...]
Mayo Clinic finds better way to reprogram stem cells
Feb 21, 2019

Jacksonville woman saves husband's life with donated kidney

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Lindsey Boetsch Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day but it’s also National Donor Day. So it’s only fitting to share a love story about one woman who saved her husband by giving him the gift of life. "You have my kidney," joked Latasha Edwards. "You can't go [...]
Jacksonville woman saves husband's life with donated kidney
Feb 21, 2019

Woman donates kidney to stranger, benefits from city of Tucson leave policy

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona Daily Star by Mikayla Mace About 100,000 people are on the kidney transplant wait list across the country, said Dr. Caroline Jadlowiec, Fairchild’s surgeon at the Mayo Clinic’s transplant center in Phoenix. Every year, about 30,000 people are added. More than 1,800 people in Arizona are waiting for a [...]
Woman donates kidney to stranger, benefits from city of Tucson leave policy
Feb 15, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 15, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
STAT, New voices at patients’ bedsides: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple by Casey Ross — Mayo Clinic, one of the pioneers of voice in health care, built an Alexa-enabled program to deliver first aid instructions to consumers. More recently, it has begun piloting the use of the technology to deliver [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 15, 2019
Feb 15, 2019

Prestigious medical institutions partner up with smaller hospitals

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Yahoo! Finance Prestigious flagship hospitals like the Mayo Clinic are partnering with smaller hospitals and health services across the country and internationally. Mayo Clinic Care Network Medical Director Dr. David Hayes joins Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro and Rick Newman. Reach:  Yahoo! Finance focuses on the broad stock market, [...]
Prestigious medical institutions partner up with smaller hospitals
Feb 15, 2019

Physician diagnosed with breast cancer uses her personal experience to help find a cure

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Lana Harris A local physician who was diagnosed with breast cancer has transformed her personal experience into a supportive group for others fighting a similar battle. Andi Sharp is used to taking care of other people. "I am an emergency care physician and a palliative care [...]
Physician diagnosed with breast cancer uses her personal experience to help find a cure
Feb 15, 2019

Thousands of people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants in Arizona

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KPNX Arizona by Hayden Packwood People frequently die waiting on an organ transplant. According to Donate Life America, every 10 minutes another person is added to the organ waiting list while 22 people die each day waiting for that lifesaving transplant. Dr. Eric Steidley, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, says [...]
Thousands of people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants in Arizona
Feb 15, 2019

Mayo tool to predict risk of more kidney stones

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell A statistical tool may be able to predict your next kidney stone. In a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers looked at data from kidney stone patients between 1984 and 2017 to determine which characteristics were associated with recurring stones…The risk of recurrence is always [...]
Mayo tool to predict risk of more kidney stones
Feb 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 8, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, Daily exercise, even just a brisk walk, has been shown to lower blood pressure by William B. Farquhar — Often, there are no signs or symptoms of hypertension, which is why it is referred to as the “silent killer.” Even among adults who have been diagnosed with hypertension, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 8, 2019
Feb 8, 2019

Life-changing injury leads to research career for Willmar graduate

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
West Central Tribune by Anne Polta A diving accident the summer after he graduated from Willmar High School changed the whole course of Peter Grahn's life. The spinal cord injury he suffered was life-altering but it's also what led him to his calling — as a researcher into the intricacies [...]
Life-changing injury leads to research career for Willmar graduate
Feb 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic may be onto the fountain of youth

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KARE 11 by Rena Sarigianopoulos Forget expensive potions and empty promises, turns out the Mayo Clinic in Rochester may be onto the proverbial fountain of youth. Working closely with the University of Minnesota, researchers have found a way to eliminate senescent cells. Those are cells that have stopped dividing and [...]
Mayo Clinic may be onto the fountain of youth
Feb 8, 2019

Verify: Can a 'jumping' cholla cactus kill you?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KPNX-12 NBC Phoenix If you've grown up or lived in Arizona you've been around cholla cactus. But what happens if walk into one and the barb cuts the skin? We verify how dangerous these cacti are.  Dr. Stephen Traub from Mayo Clinic emergency medicine gives his insights. Reach: KPNX-TV is the [...]
Verify: Can a 'jumping' cholla cactus kill you?
Feb 8, 2019

Heart Disease Awareness with Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
News4Jax Dr. Amy Pollak of Mayo Clinic Jacksonville is interviewed. Reach: WAWS-TV/30 is the Fox affiliate. WTEV-TV/47 is the CBS affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Context: Amy Pollak, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. The Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is one of the largest and most comprehensive heart practices in the world. It [...]
Heart Disease Awareness with Mayo Clinic
Feb 8, 2019

Mayo surgeon uses love of music to help sick children

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KIMT by Katie Lange This week a Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgeon is in Israel making memories and beautiful music with his oboe. Dr. Allen Bishop's week-long trip is near and dear to his heart. The surgeon is playing in a concert hosted by the World Doctor's Orchestra. For more than [...]
Mayo surgeon uses love of music to help sick children
Feb 8, 2019

Physician/Administrator Collaboration

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Leaders Magazine Paula Menkosky and Christina Zorn are interviewed for a special focus on women leaders. Reach: Leaders Magazine contains profile interviews of world leaders, heads of state, chairmen, CEOs and leading executives of multinational corporations. Editorial mission is to provide the world's most distinguished and influential leaders with vehicles [...]
Physician/Administrator Collaboration
Feb 1, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 1, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC News, Lowering blood pressure may help cut risk of early dementia, study finds by Shamard Charles, M.D. — Drastically lowering blood pressure may help protect memory and thinking skills later in life, researchers reported Monday — the first hopeful sign that it's possible to lower rates of mental decline… [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 1, 2019
Feb 1, 2019

What should you eat the day after the Super Bowl? An omelet and soup, nutrition experts say

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
USA Today by Ashley May Monday after game day isn't the day to skip breakfast. Go for something hearty: Eggs, which contain vitamin D, are a good source of protein. A whole grain carbohydrate like a whole grain bread or muffin, healthy source of fat like avocado or nuts, vegetables [...]
What should you eat the day after the Super Bowl? An omelet and soup, nutrition experts say
Feb 1, 2019

How one woman changed what doctors know about heart attacks

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
New York Times by Haider Warraich, M.D. Katherine Leon was 38 and living in Alexandria, Va., when she gave birth to her second son in 2003. She In 2009, Ms. Leon went to the WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium at the Mayo Clinic, where she met Dr. Sharonne N. Hayes, [...]
How one woman changed what doctors know about heart attacks
Jan 31, 2019

Minnesota's extreme cold: What you need to know

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MPR by Angela Davis It's been dangerously cold in Minnesota this week. Low temperatures on both Wednesday and Thursday mornings are likely to range from about 25 below in southern Minnesota to around 40 below in the north. And that's not even counting wind chill, which could be record-breaking at [...]
Minnesota's extreme cold: What you need to know
Jan 31, 2019

A team effort

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Albert Lea Tribune, by Sam Wilmes On Friday, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea received notice it might need to receive 10 to 20 patients from a pileup crash on Interstate 35. Though the number of patients from the crash ended up being less than originally thought, the hospital [...]
A team effort
Jan 25, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 25, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping by Gina Kolata — Scientists warned osteoporosis patients on Thursday to avoid two common procedures used to shore up painful fractures in crumbling spines. The treatments, which involve injecting bone cement into broken vertebrae, relieve pain no [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 25, 2019
Jan 24, 2019

What are eye floaters?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
South Florida Reporter Having vision problems? Do you see black or gray specks, strings or cobwebs that drift about when you move your eyes? It could be eye floaters. “In the back of our eyes, we have a substance called ‘the vitreous.’ When we’re young, it’s a firm clump of [...]
What are eye floaters?
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