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Nov 7, 2019

How daylight saving time affects your sleep and overall health

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
USA Todayby Ashley MayDaylight saving time ends and clocks will "fall back" an hour this weekend, giving Americans the feeling of an extra hour in the morning, which could negatively affect their health. "Ever since the institution of daylight saving time, there has been controversy regarding whether it accomplishes its [...]
How daylight saving time affects your sleep and overall health
Nov 7, 2019

Groundbreaking Alzheimer's research happening in Jacksonville

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Action News Jaxby Meghan MoriartyResearchers at the Mayo Clinic found Alzheimer's-related damage is actually caused by both when it starts and where it starts in the brain. Steve Waterhouse's wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at 54. He didn't notice memory loss, but he did see she was mixing up [...]
Groundbreaking Alzheimer's research happening in Jacksonville
Nov 1, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, Health-care system causing rampant burnout among doctors, nurses by William Wan — Complex regulations on hospital reimbursement gives rise to a long list doctors must tic through in physical exams, even as they try to figure out what’s ailing a patient, so hospitals can charge more or less based on the exam’s [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 1, 2019
Nov 1, 2019

Mayo Clinic Care Network extends into India

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KROC-Radioby Andy BrownellThe Mayo Clinic continues to expand its global footprint. One of the largest hospitals in India is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. AIG Hospitals has announced it has joined the network, which provides member healthcare providers with access to the Mayo Clinic's expertise and [...]
Mayo Clinic Care Network extends into India
Nov 1, 2019

Sheriff: Hundreds drop off more than 500 pounds of medications

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALOlmsted County Sheriff's Office says "another successful Prescription Drug Take Back Day is in the books."  On Saturday, at the Gonda Building driveway in Rochester, organizers say more than 600 people dropped off more than 500 pounds of medications. This year, for the first time, the program took e-cigarettes and [...]
Sheriff: Hundreds drop off more than 500 pounds of medications
Nov 1, 2019

What 71,000 Americans did to help them live longer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Forbesby Robin Seaton JeffersonIn January, Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD, of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, published a review of literature on exceptional longevity in the clinical journal, Mayo Clinic Proceedings. In it he held that “the basis for exceptional longevity is [...]
What 71,000 Americans did to help them live longer
Nov 1, 2019

'The Opioid Fix' explores loss and renewal in wake of epidemic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Paul John ScottPairing medicine so starkly with death like this is decidedly off-brand for the ordinarily cautious institutions behind "The Opioid Fix," Mayo Clinic and the Twin Cities public television broadcaster TPT. But it's entirely fitting for the towering problem at hand. The opioid epidemic is a public health [...]
'The Opioid Fix' explores loss and renewal in wake of epidemic
Oct 25, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, That New Alzheimer’s Drug? Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Yet by Gina Kolata — Biogen, the drug company, said on Tuesday that it would ask the Food and Drug Administration to approve an experimental drug, aducanumab, to treat people with mild cognitive impairment and the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease…Dr. Ronald [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 25, 2019
Oct 24, 2019

Food can help control some chronic health conditions, in some cases eliminating the need for drugs

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Postby Jill U. AdamsIf you have a chronic health condition — and about 60 percent of Americans live with at least one — you can use food to help manage your problem. Yet too many Americans don’t eat with their particular health demands in mind. … “From a clinical [...]
Food can help control some chronic health conditions, in some cases eliminating the need for drugs
Oct 24, 2019

In search of snoring solutions

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
New York Timesby Eric A. Taub“With age, the muscle tone of our airways decreases. That decreased tone allows the tissues to move more readily and become more prone to collapse and to vibrate,” said Dr. Michael D. Olson, an ear, nose and throat doctor and sleep surgeon in the Mayo [...]
In search of snoring solutions
Oct 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic Health System dedicates cancer center

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WKBT La Crosseby Molly RingbergOn Tuesday evening Mayo Clinic Health System dedicated its cancer center to Stephen and Barbara Slaggie, who donated $5 million to support the renovation and expansion project.  The cancer center includes Hematology/Oncology and Radiation Oncology departments. Several Mayo Clinic leaders shared their thanks at this evening's [...]
Mayo Clinic Health System dedicates cancer center
Oct 24, 2019

Police project wins $30,000 award from Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Jeff KigerMayo Clinic is giving $30,000 to a Rochester Police project that helps people struggling with addiction as the winner of this year's Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award. The Police-Assisted Recovery project "seeks to find new pathways to help people stay out of jail and access drug treatment services." [...]
Police project wins $30,000 award from Mayo Clinic
Oct 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 18, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, Amazon Joins Trend of Sending Workers Away for Health Care by Melanie Evans — Employers are increasingly going the distance to control health spending, paying to send workers across the country to get medical care and bypassing local health-care providers….Walmart workers diagnosed with breast, lung or colorectal cancer can travel to [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 18, 2019
Oct 18, 2019

Mayo breast cancer vaccine could be available in less than a decade

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Forbesby Robin Seaton JeffersonResearchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida say a vaccine they have developed could be available within eight years that may not only stop the recurrence of breast and ovarian cancers, but prevent them from developing in the first place. “It is reasonable to say that we [...]
Mayo breast cancer vaccine could be available in less than a decade
Oct 18, 2019

How Mayo Clinic got buy-in for a plan to reduce hospital stays

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Harvard Business Reviewby David W. LarsonBuilding a faster pathway home requires every member of the health care team to work together with more efficient protocols and new approaches to care. Toward that end, Mayo Clinic’s colorectal surgery practice created an Enhanced Recovery Pathway (ERP) a decade ago, which achieved our [...]
How Mayo Clinic got buy-in for a plan to reduce hospital stays
Oct 18, 2019

What is molecular breast imaging and who needs it?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Chicago TribuneMammography screening for breast cancer saves lives. But another test may be better for women with dense breasts. Dr. Deborah Rhodes, an internal medicine specialist from the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, says that data from a study being done at Mayo Clinic and other centers across the [...]
What is molecular breast imaging and who needs it?
Oct 18, 2019

The Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona PBSThe Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although it’s not a Mayo organization, the Phoenix group was founded by Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Michele Halyard and Marion Kelly. It provides updated cancer diagnosis and treatment information and prevention through [...]
The Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer
Oct 11, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 11, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, Doctors Limit What to Tell Patients About Their DNA Test. Should They? by Melanie Evans and Anna Wilde Mathews — The Mayo Clinic is scanning 20,000 genes for thousands of patients to study genes’ role in disease. It will hand over results for just 59. Mayo will look for certain disease-causing [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 11, 2019
Oct 10, 2019

7 Questions with Mayo Clinic Phoenix CEO

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Arizona PulseThe Arizona Medical Association reached out to Dr. Richard Gray, CEO, Mayo Clinic Phoenix Campus, to learn more as he begins his new role. Reach: The Arizona Pulse, a digital magazine created for and by Arizona physicians. The Arizona Pulse is published four times a year. Context: Richard Gray, [...]
7 Questions with Mayo Clinic Phoenix CEO
Oct 10, 2019

Clinical trials for new cancer vaccine at Mayo Clinic show promising results

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reach: First Coast News refers to three television stations in Jacksonville, Florida. WJXX, the ABC affiliate; WTLV, the NBC affiliate; and WCWJ, the CW affiliate. First Coast Newsby Lana HarrisThe Mayo Clinic is testing a new vaccine through clinical trials at Mayo Clinic that has already effectively helped remove cancer cells. Lee Mercker [...]
Clinical trials for new cancer vaccine at Mayo Clinic show promising results
Oct 10, 2019

Mayo Clinic plans to upgrade subway tunnels and public areas

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby Jeff KigerMayo Clinic announced plans today to renovate six downtown subways...Work will begin in the first zone, and at times construction will be underway in more than one zone. "To lead in health care and to truly be in a category of one, we must provide an exceptional experience [...]
Mayo Clinic plans to upgrade subway tunnels and public areas
Oct 4, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 4, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, Hysterectomy May Raise Depression and Anxiety Risk by Nicholas Bakalar — The observational study, in the journal Menopause, controlled for dementia, substance use disorders, hypertension, coronary artery disease, arthritis, all types of cancer and more than a dozen other mental and physical conditions. “Hysterectomy is right for some [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 4, 2019
Oct 4, 2019

Number of known vaping-related illnesses jumps to over 1,000

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Guardianby Amanda HolpuchIn a first-of-its-kind study published this week, Mayo Clinic researchers said the deaths from vaping-related injury could be caused by a mix of “toxic chemical fumes”. In a study published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers said they examined lung biopsies from [...]
Number of known vaping-related illnesses jumps to over 1,000
Oct 4, 2019

Mayo expands global reach by opening clinic in London

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Christopher SnowbeckRochester-based Mayo Clinic is extending its global reach with a new facility in London that will offer executive physicals and personalized health services. The clinic is the first development from a partnership announced earlier this year between Mayo and Oxford University Clinic that aims for joint developments [...]
Mayo expands global reach by opening clinic in London
Oct 3, 2019

Learn more about Epilepsy, new treatment options at Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast NewsIt's a condition that impacts both men and women, regardless of their race and age. Luckily, there are new treatments and tools available for those who are living with Epilepsy.  Dr. William Tatum, a Neurologist at Mayo Clinic, stopped by the FCL studio on Wednesday to tell us [...]
Learn more about Epilepsy, new treatment options at Mayo Clinic
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