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Mar 8, 2019

Daylight saving time starts this weekend: Who observes it, will it affect health?

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
USA Today By Scott Craven, Ashley May, and Doyle Rice On Sunday, the vast majority of Americans will lose an hour of sleep as clocks are set ahead for daylight saving time… Gaining or losing an hour probably will affect sleep patterns, often for about five to seven days, said [...]
Daylight saving time starts this weekend: Who observes it, will it affect health?
Mar 8, 2019

Was there something 'I missed': Kentucky cheerleader's sudden death leaves dad agonized

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
NBC News By Farnoush Amiri The sudden death of a 13-year-old Kentucky cheerleader on the day of a competition has shocked her community and left her father agonizing over whether he could have done more…Her father, Dan Schalck, said his daughter's hands felt cold and she complained about tingling in [...]
Was there something 'I missed': Kentucky cheerleader's sudden death leaves dad agonized
Mar 1, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
CNN, Tech platforms, stop enabling the anti-vaxers by Megan Garcia — Anti-vaccine groups with subtle names like The National Vaccine Information Center and less subtle names like Rage Against Vaccines have, for decades, used debunked research to fuel parents' fears of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, generating a surge [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 1, 2019
Mar 1, 2019

A guide to sleep apnea

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
New York Times by Anahad O’Connor Every night, millions of Americans go to bed and drift into an evening of sleep that is anything but peaceful. They snore and gasp for air throughout the night, causing chronic sleepiness and increasing their risk of heart disease, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. [...]
A guide to sleep apnea
Mar 1, 2019

Miracle Medicine: Inter-uterine surgery for spina bifida

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
ABC News What you're witnessing is a modern medical miracle. And Hadleigh Miller is well. Four years ago Jenny Andrew Miller received a stunning diagnosis. Who is in tears and anxious had spine of if it and I just remember being like a have no idea what's kind of it. [...]
Miracle Medicine: Inter-uterine surgery for spina bifida
Mar 1, 2019

ChangeMakers: Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, building 'a culture of health' for the underserved

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
MPR by Christine T. Nguyen Every weekday in February, MPR News is featuring black Minnesotans making history to celebrate Black History Month. Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, 38, is a preventive cardiologist in the department of cardiovascular medicine at Mayo Clinic, and an assistant professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Her [...]
ChangeMakers: Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, building 'a culture of health' for the underserved
Mar 1, 2019

Heart Month: No risk factors doesn't mean no heart attacks, survivor attests

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
The Florida Times-Union by Beth Reese Cravey As a critical care nurse married to a cardiologist, Valerie Oken knew the symptoms of a heart attack. But she also knew the risk factors. And she had none of them. So when the chest pain she thought was indigestion worsened, Oken, then [...]
Heart Month: No risk factors doesn't mean no heart attacks, survivor attests
Mar 1, 2019

Our View: Staff helps Mayo weather EPIC transition

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin We thought it was especially important and timely for Jeff Bolton, Mayo Clinic’s chief administrative officer, to attribute Mayo’s 2018 financial success to the clinic’s staff. Through the installation of and transition to EPIC, mixed in with efforts to innovate in both practices and staffing, 2018 was a trying [...]
Our View: Staff helps Mayo weather EPIC transition
Mar 1, 2019

Grant supercharges Mankato's defibrillator supply

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Mankato Free Press by Brian Arola After collapsing at work in September, Dennis Moe said he’s thankful the responding police officer had an automated external defibrillator in his vehicle to jolt his heart back into rhythm. “The police officer must’ve been fairly close because he used the AED to zap [...]
Grant supercharges Mankato's defibrillator supply
Feb 22, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, The Fitness Plan for Serious Schmoozers by Jen Murphy — “You really need to make an effort to counteract the effects of sitting for eight hours a day,” says Donald Hensrud, director of the Healthy Living Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “Just being active [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 22, 2019
Feb 22, 2019

Mayo Clinic income steady despite health record costs

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune By Christopher Snowbeck Mayo Clinic’s operating income held steady in 2018 despite higher expenses with the switch to a new computer system for electronic health records at its largest medical centers. The Rochester-based clinic released 2018 financial results on Tuesday that featured operating income of $706 million, comparable [...]
Mayo Clinic income steady despite health record costs
Feb 21, 2019

Leprosy still lurks in United States, study says

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
CNN by Maggie Veatch Leprosy is a disease most people think ended in the Middle Ages, but a new study shows that it's not a thing of the past. Mayo Clinic researchers wanted to understand how common it was in their clinic after a patient was diagnosed with the disease [...]
Leprosy still lurks in United States, study says
Feb 21, 2019

Mayo Clinic finds better way to reprogram stem cells

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell “If we’re going to successfully use reprogrammed stem cells to treat patients in the clinic, we need to ensure that they are safe and effective, that is, not prone to the risk of mutation and potential tumors,” Dr. Patricia Devaux, a Mayo Clinic molecular scientist and [...]
Mayo Clinic finds better way to reprogram stem cells
Feb 21, 2019

Jacksonville woman saves husband's life with donated kidney

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Lindsey Boetsch Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day but it’s also National Donor Day. So it’s only fitting to share a love story about one woman who saved her husband by giving him the gift of life. "You have my kidney," joked Latasha Edwards. "You can't go [...]
Jacksonville woman saves husband's life with donated kidney
Feb 21, 2019

Woman donates kidney to stranger, benefits from city of Tucson leave policy

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona Daily Star by Mikayla Mace About 100,000 people are on the kidney transplant wait list across the country, said Dr. Caroline Jadlowiec, Fairchild’s surgeon at the Mayo Clinic’s transplant center in Phoenix. Every year, about 30,000 people are added. More than 1,800 people in Arizona are waiting for a [...]
Woman donates kidney to stranger, benefits from city of Tucson leave policy
Feb 15, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
STAT, New voices at patients’ bedsides: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple by Casey Ross — Mayo Clinic, one of the pioneers of voice in health care, built an Alexa-enabled program to deliver first aid instructions to consumers. More recently, it has begun piloting the use of the technology to deliver [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 15, 2019
Feb 15, 2019

Prestigious medical institutions partner up with smaller hospitals

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Yahoo! Finance Prestigious flagship hospitals like the Mayo Clinic are partnering with smaller hospitals and health services across the country and internationally. Mayo Clinic Care Network Medical Director Dr. David Hayes joins Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro and Rick Newman. Reach:  Yahoo! Finance focuses on the broad stock market, [...]
Prestigious medical institutions partner up with smaller hospitals
Feb 15, 2019

Physician diagnosed with breast cancer uses her personal experience to help find a cure

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
First Coast News by Lana Harris A local physician who was diagnosed with breast cancer has transformed her personal experience into a supportive group for others fighting a similar battle. Andi Sharp is used to taking care of other people. "I am an emergency care physician and a palliative care [...]
Physician diagnosed with breast cancer uses her personal experience to help find a cure
Feb 15, 2019

Thousands of people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants in Arizona

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KPNX Arizona by Hayden Packwood People frequently die waiting on an organ transplant. According to Donate Life America, every 10 minutes another person is added to the organ waiting list while 22 people die each day waiting for that lifesaving transplant. Dr. Eric Steidley, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, says [...]
Thousands of people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants in Arizona
Feb 15, 2019

Mayo tool to predict risk of more kidney stones

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell A statistical tool may be able to predict your next kidney stone. In a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers looked at data from kidney stone patients between 1984 and 2017 to determine which characteristics were associated with recurring stones…The risk of recurrence is always [...]
Mayo tool to predict risk of more kidney stones
Feb 8, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, Daily exercise, even just a brisk walk, has been shown to lower blood pressure by William B. Farquhar — Often, there are no signs or symptoms of hypertension, which is why it is referred to as the “silent killer.” Even among adults who have been diagnosed with hypertension, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 8, 2019
Feb 8, 2019

Life-changing injury leads to research career for Willmar graduate

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
West Central Tribune by Anne Polta A diving accident the summer after he graduated from Willmar High School changed the whole course of Peter Grahn's life. The spinal cord injury he suffered was life-altering but it's also what led him to his calling — as a researcher into the intricacies [...]
Life-changing injury leads to research career for Willmar graduate
Feb 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic may be onto the fountain of youth

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KARE 11 by Rena Sarigianopoulos Forget expensive potions and empty promises, turns out the Mayo Clinic in Rochester may be onto the proverbial fountain of youth. Working closely with the University of Minnesota, researchers have found a way to eliminate senescent cells. Those are cells that have stopped dividing and [...]
Mayo Clinic may be onto the fountain of youth
Feb 8, 2019

Verify: Can a 'jumping' cholla cactus kill you?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KPNX-12 NBC Phoenix If you've grown up or lived in Arizona you've been around cholla cactus. But what happens if walk into one and the barb cuts the skin? We verify how dangerous these cacti are.  Dr. Stephen Traub from Mayo Clinic emergency medicine gives his insights. Reach: KPNX-TV is the [...]
Verify: Can a 'jumping' cholla cactus kill you?
Feb 8, 2019

Heart Disease Awareness with Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
News4Jax Dr. Amy Pollak of Mayo Clinic Jacksonville is interviewed. Reach: WAWS-TV/30 is the Fox affiliate. WTEV-TV/47 is the CBS affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Context: Amy Pollak, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. The Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is one of the largest and most comprehensive heart practices in the world. It [...]
Heart Disease Awareness with Mayo Clinic
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