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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
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 lab at [...]
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
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 approval. Grail and [...]
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
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