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Nov 22, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
USA Today, A super-vaccine for the flu is being marketed to people 65 and older. Is it legit or a scam? by Adrianna Rodriguez — Flu season is upon us, and the demographic most vulnerable to the disease is people 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 22, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

How hospitals are battling the opioid epidemic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
US News & World Reportby Katelyn NewmanAt the front lines of the opioid crisis, health care providers and hospitals are reconstructing their approaches to treating pain and addiction, from implementing new prescription guidelines and creating personalized systems of care to addressing addiction as a disease rather than a moral failing. [...]
How hospitals are battling the opioid epidemic
Nov 21, 2019

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville plans North America's first carbon ion therapy center to fight cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Unionby Matt SoergelIt’s still a few years away, but Mayo Clinic plans to add a “promising” cancer treatment to its Jacksonville campus, the first of its kind in North America. The Mayo Clinic plans to build a carbon ion treatment facility to fight cancer at its Jacksonville campus, which [...]
Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville plans North America's first carbon ion therapy center to fight cancer
Nov 21, 2019

Rochester cancer therapy firm to collaborate with drugmaker on melanoma treatment

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Joe CarlsonVyriad, a company in southeastern Minnesota that is designing viruses to selectively kill cancer cells, has signed a major agreement with the biotech drugmaker Regeneron to collaborate on a drug therapies to target melanoma and cancers of the lung, liver and uterus. A Vyriad spokesman said the [...]
Rochester cancer therapy firm to collaborate with drugmaker on melanoma treatment
Nov 21, 2019

Mayo Clinic Health System introduces telestroke technology to inpatient setting

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
La Crosse Tribuneby Emily PyrekEight years after introducing telestroke services in its La Crosse emergency rooms, Mayo Clinic Health System is bringing the technology into the inpatient setting, offering a new opportunity for collaborative care. Mayo Clinic, which has utilized telestroke for nearly 90,000 patients across 30 Mayo Clinic Hospitals [...]
Mayo Clinic Health System introduces telestroke technology to inpatient setting
Nov 15, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC News, New NASA study finds long-haul danger for astronauts: Blood flow in reverse by Denise Chow — Spaceflight can halt and even reverse blood flow in astronauts' upper bodies, a NASA report said Wednesday, a startling discovery that has important implications for future trips to Mars and other long-duration [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 15, 2019
Nov 15, 2019

Juul stops sales of mint-flavored e-cigarettes

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDayby Dennis ThompsonJuul Labs will halt sales of its mint-flavored electronic cigarettes, the company announced Thursday…Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Arizona conducted an examination of 17 cases involving vaping-linked lung injury -- including lung biopsies. All of the patients examined had severe forms of the illness, and two had died. [...]
Juul stops sales of mint-flavored e-cigarettes
Nov 15, 2019

Community conversation surrounding new documentary 'The Opioid Fix'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALMayo Clinic and TPT-Twin Cities PBS teamed up to create a three part documentary series called 'The Opioid Fix' which looks at how the opioid epidemic started and what we as individual communities and a nation can to do help tackle it. Parts of the documentary were shown during a [...]
Community conversation surrounding new documentary 'The Opioid Fix'
Nov 15, 2019

'Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Rochester Magazineby Steve LangeHow Dr. Bobbi Pritt—the “Parasite Gal”—has made parasites accessible. Interesting. Relatable, even. All while fighting to save you from them. Reach: Rochester Magazine averages more than 56,000 readers per issue. In addition to the nearly 15,000 copies distributed monthly, Rochester Magazine is also released in its entirety in [...]
'Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites'
Nov 8, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Quartz, Rare genetic mutations protected a woman from developing Alzheimer’s by Katherine Ellen Foley — This case study “leads us to think about the importance of such studies in relatively understudied populations,” says Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, a neurogeneticist with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, who was not involved with the study. Scientific knowledge of the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 8, 2019
Nov 7, 2019

Cardiac rehab after heart valve surgery tied to better outcomes

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reutersby Lisa RapaportThe study wasn’t designed to prove whether or how cardiac rehab might directly affect patient outcomes, nor did it examine why some patients might not have been offered cardiac rehab or chose not to enroll.  Even so, the results underscore the importance of discussing options for cardiac rehab, [...]
Cardiac rehab after heart valve surgery tied to better outcomes
Nov 7, 2019

How to stay healthy while traveling during the holidays

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Washington Postby Natalie B. ComptonThe secret to staying healthy during the holidays is no secret at all: Wash your hands. It’s the most important thing you can do while traveling, and it’s good form year-round, but particularly important in the winter. “Our hands are the interface between ourselves and the [...]
How to stay healthy while traveling during the holidays
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
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