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Feb 27, 2020

15 percent of Americans have migraine disease. Why aren't there better treatment options?

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
PBS NewsHourDr. Amaal Starling treats Jenn Tingwald at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. For her, the search for an effective treatment is still ongoing. Starling says the last few years have seen more options become available, but most work on only 50 percent of patients. Reach: PBS NewsHour is an hour-long [...]
15 percent of Americans have migraine disease. Why aren't there better treatment options?
Feb 27, 2020

'I just feel like she's right here with us': Family of Kentucky teen killed in crash meets recipient of her heart

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast Newsby David JonesA fateful day in September would change the lives of two families across the country forever, eventually bringing them together in a bittersweet reunion at the Mayo Clinic over the weekend. The family of Jill Hurst describes the 18-year-old as someone who cared deeply about everyone [...]
'I just feel like she's right here with us': Family of Kentucky teen killed in crash meets recipient of her heart
Feb 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic introduces new infant safety technology

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WEAU Eau Claireby Katrina HenningMayo Clinic Health System introduced a newborn foot scanner that will not only give mothers a keepsake, but also help police identify missing children. The CertaScan foot scanner will be used to create an image of the newborn’s foot, which is as unique as a fingerprint. [...]
Mayo Clinic introduces new infant safety technology
Feb 21, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 21, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Reuters, Trans patients may struggle to access breast cancer screening by Lisa Rapaport — It’s also possible that the study didn’t find evidence of transgender imaging services even where it is available, said Dr. Justin Stowell, a radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Updating faculty and staff profiles to emphasize any expertise [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 21, 2020
Feb 21, 2020

In sickness, in health: First Coast couple says 'I do' after defeating a medical battle

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast Newsby Josslyn Howard…An evening in the emergency room isn’t your typical first date “That was the first time I had to call her parents,” Long laughed. “I was like, ‘I’m in the ambulance with your daughter.’ And they’re like ‘Who is this?’” That was the start of Folio [...]
In sickness, in health: First Coast couple says 'I do' after defeating a medical battle
Feb 20, 2020

The healing power of fruit flies

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALby Brianna CookFrom clinical trials to becoming cancer-free, only to get it again; Teri has been through it all. Now she’s getting maintenance treatment at Mayo Clinic. However, as if cancer and the chemotherapy weren’t enough to go through, Teri also has to deal with a side effect of her [...]
The healing power of fruit flies
Feb 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic names Rita Garnett Khan chief digital officer

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Minnesota Spokesman-RecorderAfter an extensive nationwide search, Mayo Clinic has named Rita Khan as chief digital officer of Mayo Clinic. As Mayo’s first chief digital officer, Khan will be responsible for digital strategy, establishing the Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health, and implementing a comprehensive business plan and digital standards that [...]
Mayo Clinic names Rita Garnett Khan chief digital officer
Feb 20, 2020

Amish kids were dying mysteriously. Mayo scientists solved it. But can they treat it?

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MPR Newsby Catharine RichertIn 2004, Dr. Michael Ackerman got an unexpected phone call. On the other end of the line was a medical examiner in Kentucky who had recently performed a befuddling autopsy on a 12-year-old Amish girl. “He was perplexed why this seemingly healthy Amish child died suddenly during [...]
Amish kids were dying mysteriously. Mayo scientists solved it. But can they treat it?
Feb 20, 2020

'People always forget their thumbs.' Mayo doctor's late-night TV cameo on handwashing worth another look.

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star TribuneMost of us are flunking handwashing. That’s an important public health message at any time, but especially during the height of the winter influenza season — one complicated by the emergence of COVID-19, the name given to the coronavirus that got its start in Wuhan, China, and has since [...]
'People always forget their thumbs.' Mayo doctor's late-night TV cameo on handwashing worth another look.
Feb 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 14, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
PBS, Paddling and Peregrines — The Prairie Sportsman crew paddles the Minnesota River with Natalie Warren, one of the first women to canoe 2,000 miles from Fort Snelling to Hudson Bay, then climbs atop a Mayo Clinic building to see peregrine falcons that were brought back from extinction in the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 14, 2020
Feb 14, 2020

Everything you need to know before taking your first hot yoga class

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Today.comby Stephanie Larratt Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, agrees that if you're a person who likes hot yoga, it's a good way to get exercise. "A lot of the postures require and improve stability and muscle strengthening," he says. One of the biggest benefits of hot yoga [...]
Everything you need to know before taking your first hot yoga class
Feb 14, 2020

Some hormone therapies are more effective than others in preventing heart disease

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Everyday Healthby Becky Upham“The main takeaway from this study is that all hormone therapies are not the same, and it’s not that one is good and another is bad,” says Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA, the director of the center for women’s health at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. [...]
Some hormone therapies are more effective than others in preventing heart disease
Feb 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic Health System unveils new facility in Fairmont

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KEYC Mankatoby Gage Cureton The Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont unveiled its new and expanded cardiac rehab center Tuesday which allows for increased patient care capacity. With the new cardiac rehab center, which is over double the size of the old facility, patients can be seen in a more timely [...]
Mayo Clinic Health System unveils new facility in Fairmont
Feb 14, 2020

Pressing On: La Crosse powerlifter survives freak accident thanks to local doctors

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WKBT La Crosseby Jordan Fremstad One La Crosse man was staring death in the face after a freak weight lifting accident. Whether he lived or died depended on a group of local doctors who rarely see this kind of injury….“I had all of the spotters in place,” Stinson said. “I came [...]
Pressing On: La Crosse powerlifter survives freak accident thanks to local doctors
Feb 14, 2020

Saving lives: Mayo Clinic transportation unit

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALEvery crash or medical emergency is different and so is the response that is taken. Whether on the ground or in the air, Mayo Clinic has a variety of fleets waiting to help, but what goes into making that call? "A lot of times the vehicle that we are taking [...]
Saving lives: Mayo Clinic transportation unit
Feb 7, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 7, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
CNBC, Mayo Clinic doctor: Coronavirus is ‘basically at a pandemic now’ and should be treated as such by Jessica Bursztynsky — Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, told CNBC on Monday that the fast-spreading coronavirus is nearing pandemic status. “We’re basically at a pandemic now,” said Poland, regarding the deadly virus, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 7, 2020
Feb 7, 2020

Hereditary heart disease plagues Ponte Vedra woman: 'I wanted to raise my babies'

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Unionby Beth Reese CraveyHeart disease was following Jane Herndon’s family, killing her mother, then threatening Herndon. Later, her father, sister and daughter would be added to the list…About 80 percent of heart disease is preventable through weight control and diet, aerobic fitness, cholesterol management, avoiding smoking and tobacco and [...]
Hereditary heart disease plagues Ponte Vedra woman: 'I wanted to raise my babies'
Feb 7, 2020

Mayo in La Crosse earns top rating from federal agency

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
La Crosse Tribuneby Kyle FarrisMayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse is one of 27 hospitals in the state and 400 hospitals in the country to receive a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…Mayo in La Crosse is one of 13 Mayo hospitals to receive five [...]
Mayo in La Crosse earns top rating from federal agency
Feb 7, 2020

Clearing the air

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Rochester Magazineby Steve LangeA tiny lab in a Mayo Clinic basement could define the future of vaping. Here is the basement of the Stabile building -- just a few dozen feet away from a group of smokers and vapers standing outside of Dooley's -- Dr. Jon Ebbert is force-feeding and [...]
Clearing the air
Feb 7, 2020

Pilot project integrates oral health with other health care services

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KEYC Mankatoby Ryan Sjoberg Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato is kicking off a pilot project with Minnesota State University, Mankato to expand pediatric dental services at the Mayo Clinic Health System — Eastridge campus. “We’re looking to really bridge a prevention gap that exists. Often people that are most [...]
Pilot project integrates oral health with other health care services
Jan 31, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 31, 2020

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
USA Today, Too much screen time for toddlers may lead to unhealthy behaviors growing up, study says by Joshua Bote — "The suggestion is that we as parents can improve our children’s health outcomes by reducing screen time when they are toddlers," said Mayo Clinic's Children Center pediatrician Kelsey Klaas, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 31, 2020
Jan 31, 2020

Student becomes teacher in developing lifesaving human trafficking curriculum

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ABC Newsby Dr. John Smith"In our review, we only found a few publications looking at best practices to integrate human trafficking information into the curriculum," said Dr. Juliana Kling, senior author and a physician of internal medicine within the division of women’s health at the Mayo Clinic. "We were really [...]
Student becomes teacher in developing lifesaving human trafficking curriculum
Jan 31, 2020

Mayo Clinic's response to the opioid crisis

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Med City BeatFor our inaugural episode, editor Sean Baker joins reporter Isaac Jahns for a conversation on how Mayo Clinic is responding to the nationwide opioid crisis.  Sean’s reporting on the subject includes an interview with Dr. Halena Gazelka, chair of the Mayo Clinic Enterprise Opioid Stewardship Program. Reach: Med City [...]
Mayo Clinic's response to the opioid crisis
Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Joseph Sirven: Heart Disease In U.S. Shows Rates Are Up

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KJZZ Arizonaby Lauren GilgerA new analysis of heart disease in this country shows rates are up — even in places that are usually considered "healthy." For more on why — and what needs to happen to reverse it — The Show spoke with Mayo Clinic neurologist and KJZZ’s Medical Commentator [...]
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Heart Disease In U.S. Shows Rates Are Up
Jan 31, 2020

On the front lines of health equity

By Karl Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Minnesota Medicineby Suzy FrischLaPrincess Brewer, M.D.: As a George Washington University medical student, LaPrincess Brewer, MD, MPH, was inspired to address the underlying causes of patients’ health issues. Ultimately, she came to Mayo Clinic for a fellowship in cardiology. She is now a faculty member in the Department of Cardiovascular [...]
On the front lines of health equity
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