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Oct 3, 2019

Minnesota builds expertise in coaxing the body to heal itself

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Jeremy OlsonAn obsolete surgical balloon might not sound like a tool of cutting-edge health care, but doctors at Mayo Clinic are repurposing it as they expand the field of regenerative medicine beyond organ transplants and stem cells to new therapies that can coax the body to repair itself. [...]
Minnesota builds expertise in coaxing the body to heal itself
Sep 27, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 27, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Reuters, Patients, doctors may not share priorities for chronic diseases by Carolyn Crist — Patients and doctors often have different views about which chronic health conditions are their top priorities, suggests a study in France.  After separate surveys of patients and their physicians, researchers found that priorities matched up for some conditions, such as diabetes and hypothyroidism, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 27, 2019
Sep 26, 2019

Andreas Cancer Center celebrates 10 years of caring for cancer patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KEYC Mankatoby Alison DurheimThe Andreas Cancer Center in Mankato reached a milestone today as patients, hospital staff and community members gathered to celebrate the center’s 10-year-anniversary...“You know, when patients are feeling down, we know what they like or what’s funny to them, it can bring up their spirits. I do [...]
Andreas Cancer Center celebrates 10 years of caring for cancer patients
Sep 26, 2019

Solving the opioid crisis requires multiple solutions

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTCby Alex TejadaIn 2017, there were more than 400 opioid overdose deaths in Minnesota according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. That rate has risen every year since 1999 and is a nationwide problem that can sometimes be difficult to identify. However, according to a new article published by [...]
Solving the opioid crisis requires multiple solutions
Sep 26, 2019

'Silent' celiac disease common in patients' close relatives

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Reutersby Tamara MathiasWhen a family member has celiac disease, Mayo Clinic researchers recommend parents, siblings and children also be tested, after a new study suggests first-degree relatives frequently have the condition, too - often without typical symptoms…The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that 44% of close relatives who [...]
'Silent' celiac disease common in patients' close relatives
Sep 20, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 20, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, Israel Prepares to Unleash AI on Health Care by Dov Lieber — Israel is becoming a testing ground for the power of artificial intelligence to improve health care… ​In May, Israel’s Innovation Authority signed a memorandum with the Mayo Clinic for Israeli health startups to team up [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 20, 2019
Sep 20, 2019

Hysterectomy tied to depression, anxiety

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDayby Robert PreidtHaving a hysterectomy can be a traumatic experience, and new research now shows it may also increase the long-term risk for depression and anxiety. "Our study shows that removing the uterus may have more effect on physical and mental health than previously thought," said senior author Dr. Shannon [...]
Hysterectomy tied to depression, anxiety
Sep 20, 2019

Scientists take a step towards beating the pain of old age

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Timesby Rhys BlakelyScientists have said that they may be able to reverse the frailty of old age after using drugs to flush toxic cells from the body for the first time. The trial led researchers closer to a revolution in medicine that could transform the care and treatment of [...]
Scientists take a step towards beating the pain of old age
Sep 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic Health System construction update

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KAALConstruction is underway at Mayo Clinic's Health System campus in Austin, Minn. It's part of an $11 million investment to boost its services for patients and staff.  "We have six phases," said Tricia Dahl, the site's operations administrator. "We expect to be done in the year 2020, early 2021." "On [...]
Mayo Clinic Health System construction update
Sep 19, 2019

'Breakthrough' diagnostics and research possible at Mayo Clinic's new radiochemistry facility in Jacksonville

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Unionby Beth Reese CraveyThe $10 million Robert and Monica Jacoby Building houses a $1.5 million cyclotron, a particle accelerator that produces radioactive pharmaceuticals for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. When injected intravenously prior to a patient undergoing scans, the drugs create accurate images of tumors and other abnormalities, even small [...]
'Breakthrough' diagnostics and research possible at Mayo Clinic's new radiochemistry facility in Jacksonville
Sep 13, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 13, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
STAT, It’s not just bosses who harass health workers: Hospitals start addressing patients’ ‘egregious’ behavior by Jacquelyn Corley — At Mayo Clinic last year, a male patient groped a female doctor in the presence of several other staff members. She immediately notified hospital administrators using a new reporting system, and the patient was terminated from [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 13, 2019
Sep 12, 2019

Google, Mayo Clinic strike sweeping partnership on patient data

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
STATby Casey RossMayo Clinic, one of medicine’s most prestigious brands, announced Tuesday that it has struck a sweeping partnership with Google to store patient data in the cloud and build products using artificial intelligence and other technologies to improve care. The 10-year partnership is a testament to Google’s expanding role [...]
Google, Mayo Clinic strike sweeping partnership on patient data
Sep 12, 2019

Health professionals urge people to stop vaping as lung illnesses and deaths climb

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTCby Linda HaHealth officials have launched a multi-state investigation into the rapidly growing number of vaping-related illnesses that have put otherwise healthy people in the hospital with lung diseases. “It’s really scary because we don’t know what the cause is so we don’t know how to prevent it other than [...]
Health professionals urge people to stop vaping as lung illnesses and deaths climb
Sep 12, 2019

What to know about diabetes and risks of low blood sugar, hypoglycemia

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Today.comby Mary Elizabeth GillisA recent study by the Mayo Clinic estimated about 20 percent of diabetes patients are treated too intensively with medicines or insulin, which led to thousands of hospital visits for hypoglycemia. “This is a big problem ... and it’s been around for many years now and unfortunately [...]
What to know about diabetes and risks of low blood sugar, hypoglycemia
Sep 12, 2019

Let's bring menopause out of the shadows

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MPR Newsby Julie Siple and Angela DavisAngela Davis sat down for a conversation about what happens to a woman’s body in the years around menopause, and what women can do about it... Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Women’s Health, current medical director of the North American [...]
Let's bring menopause out of the shadows
Sep 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 6, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC, Signs of a deadly mosquito virus found in several states by Erika Edwards — … Infectious disease specialists have their eyes on mosquitoes that are transmitting diseases in other parts of the world, too, such as yellow fever and the Mayaro virus in South America, dengue in Asia and Rift Valley fever in [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 6, 2019
Sep 5, 2019

FDA approves Mayo test drug for rare autoimmune disorder

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletinby John MolseedAfter being dealt a rare autoimmune disease, Marlin Pruismann can no longer shuffle a deck of cards. However, autoimmune neurology researchers at Mayo Clinic have just stacked the deck in his favor. Pruismann, of Blairsburg, Iowa, has neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. The disorder causes the immune system to [...]
FDA approves Mayo test drug for rare autoimmune disorder
Sep 5, 2019

Jacksonville stroke survivor celebrates son's first birthday this month, a few days after Heart Walk

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-UnionBy Beth Reese Cravey Ashley Zimmerman had a stroke in 2014 after an infection damaged one of her heart valves. Wanting to be a mother but told she would be high risk, she got a second opinion at Mayo Clinic and after a closely-monitored pregnancy, delivered a son. She will [...]
Jacksonville stroke survivor celebrates son's first birthday this month, a few days after Heart Walk
Sep 5, 2019

How Mayo Clinic is using technology to better use high-risk organs for transplants

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona ABC 15by Kayla NavarreteABC15 visited the Mayo Clinic's Transplant Center to learn more and to see how they are using technology that could allow them to better use high-risk organs, such as kidneys, in transplants. More than 100,000 Americans are listed on the waiting list, living minute by minute, [...]
How Mayo Clinic is using technology to better use high-risk organs for transplants
Sep 5, 2019

'Go for a walk and call me in the morning': How prescriptions for outdoors time are taking root

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribuneby Sarah BarkerUntil recently, doctors encouraged patients to get more outdoor exercise but stopped short of writing a prescription. Soon, in collaboration with parks and trails organizations, community and athletic associations, some Minnesota doctors will be handing patients prescriptions for that dose of nature. “The data is there. We’re [...]
'Go for a walk and call me in the morning': How prescriptions for outdoors time are taking root
Aug 30, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 30, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times,This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It? by Donald G. McNeil Jr. — The trial was conducted in the “Golestan Cohort,” a group of more than 50,000 Turkmen-speaking people currently enrolled in cancer studies administered by Iranian researchers in coordination with the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 30, 2019
Aug 29, 2019

CBD is the rage, but more research and science on safety and efficacy is needed

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDay"There are many intriguing findings in pre-clinical studies that suggest CBD and hemp oil have anti-inflammatory effects and may be helpful with improving sleep and anxiety," said Dr Brent Bauer, director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine programme. "But trials in humans are still limited, so it is [...]
CBD is the rage, but more research and science on safety and efficacy is needed
Aug 29, 2019

How artificial intelligence can determine a person's 'physiological age'

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNBCA new study from the Mayo Clinic shows how artificial intelligence can determine a person's actual "physiological age," which could be years above or below a person's chronological age. Dr. Paul Friedman, chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, joins "Squawk Box" to explain what that [...]
How artificial intelligence can determine a person's 'physiological age'
Aug 29, 2019

Mayo Clinic uses AI to glean patients' overall health from EKG heart test

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Wall Street Journalby John McCormickArtificial intelligence could help doctors learn more than the condition of a patient’s heart from an electrocardiogram: Applying AI to the heart test data could indicate overall health status, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered. Electrocardiograms, which record electrical activity in the heart to check [...]
Mayo Clinic uses AI to glean patients' overall health from EKG heart test
Aug 29, 2019

Owning a dog can help your heart, study finds

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ABC Newsby Dr. Kimberly DikeEvery day, the dogs need a walk. Every day, they're helping their owners' hearts in more ways than one. According to a new study published by Mayo Clinic, people who own pets, but especially dogs, are more likely to have better heart health . "It's nice [...]
Owning a dog can help your heart, study finds
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