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Mar 29, 2019

The dangers of later-in-life concussions

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
AARP by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock If there’s a growing consensus that concussions in midlife can be especially serious, there’s also evidence building that not all bumps on the head are the same. Which part of the brain has been injured, the severity of the injury and whether the injured [...]
The dangers of later-in-life concussions
Mar 28, 2019

ALS patient helps develop program to use facial muscles to move wheelchair

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel When artist Sandra Murphy-Pak could no longer move her arms to paint, she began using the toes of her right foot, dipping them in paint and applying the paint to the canvas. Her condition has worsened, and six years after noticing the first symptoms [...]
ALS patient helps develop program to use facial muscles to move wheelchair
Mar 28, 2019

Digging deeper inside Mayo Clinic: Nano medicine

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Tom Overlie March is Women’s History Month. And there is a growing list of women making history in the world of medicine. One researcher is making a difference in the world of nanomedicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida. And it’s work that could one day save lives. [...]
Digging deeper inside Mayo Clinic: Nano medicine
Mar 22, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, When Email Comes to the Doctor’s Office, Wait Times Decrease by Austin Frakt — Most studies report high satisfaction from specialists, but one found that a large minority (26 percent) of them were dissatisfied. The concerns expressed included unclear clinical questions and the possible liability associated [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 22, 2019
Mar 22, 2019

Should you get pills or surgery for a-fib?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDay by E.J. Mundell Many older Americans have the worrisome and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or "a-fib," and they're typically offered medicines or a surgery called ablation to correct it. Which works best? Two new trials may have the answer. Researchers say ablation and medicines [...]
Should you get pills or surgery for a-fib?
Mar 21, 2019

Heart patient gets a second chance

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KPNX Arizona We provide an update to a story we brought you a few weeks ago about a young father in desperate need of a heart transplant. Friday night he got the call he had been waiting for. Reach: KPNX-TV is the NBC affiliate in Phoenix. Its website has [...]
Heart patient gets a second chance
Mar 21, 2019

Another face in the crowd

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Tom Overlie Two years ago, a first-of-its kind surgery took place at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant recipient, Andy Sandness. A surgery that was so complex, it took surgeons and team members nearly three years to plan and practice. One man was the recipient of [...]
Another face in the crowd
Mar 21, 2019

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students celebrate Match Day

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KIMT by Annalise Johnson Friday was a highly anticipated day for medical students across the country. Match Day is an annual, nationwide day when medical students are matched with a residency program. Students will spend the next five to seven years of their medical training where they are matched. [...]
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students celebrate Match Day
Mar 15, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC News, Improved detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer provides hope by Elizabeth Chuck — While there are currently no approved early detection tests for pancreatic cancer, researchers say there are promising possibilities — particularly in blood tests that can pick up biomarkers for it. "We are slowly making inroads," [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 15, 2019
Mar 15, 2019

Rural Minnesota residents have bleaker outlooks on cancer

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Star Tribune by Jeremy Olson Rural adults have more pessimistic and fatalistic views about their risks of contracting and dying from cancer, according to a new survey conducted by Mayo Clinic. The rural-urban divide transcended differences in age, race and health insurance, according to the survey of 1,157 people [...]
Rural Minnesota residents have bleaker outlooks on cancer
Mar 15, 2019

Inside Mayo: Practice makes perfect

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Tom Overlie There’s a familiar saying: Practice Makes Perfect. That’s especially true in the medical field where a simple mistake can lead to serious, even deadly, consequences. At Mayo Clinic’s Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Jacksonville, Florida, innovative tools are being used to shape the future direction of [...]
Inside Mayo: Practice makes perfect
Mar 15, 2019

Strokes increasing among younger people; the signs and how to prevent them

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Linda Ha Dr. Robert Brown, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, says hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, tobacco use, and obesity are factors that put people at greater risk for stroke. “We are seeing more strokes in younger people, for reasons that are not entirely clear, but it may [...]
Strokes increasing among younger people; the signs and how to prevent them
Mar 15, 2019

Chief wellness officer role at the center of effort to reduce burnout

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Modern Healthcare by Maria Castellucci “We know that there are a whole variety of local things that leaders can implement to help reduce the work stress and improve efficiency,” said Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye, a researcher of burnout and physician well-being at Mayo Clinic who co-developed the Well-Being Index, a [...]
Chief wellness officer role at the center of effort to reduce burnout
Mar 15, 2019

Arizona's Mayo School of Medicine ranked Top 10

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
AZ Big Media U.S. News & World Report released its 2020 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings on Tuesday, March 12. Featured in the “Top 10 Best Medical Schools” once again is Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. The school is ranked No. 9 in the national rankings, coming in at [...]
Arizona's Mayo School of Medicine ranked Top 10
Mar 8, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
NBC News, Was there something 'I missed': Kentucky cheerleader's sudden death leaves dad agonized 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, [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 8, 2019
Mar 8, 2019

Women more likely to dismiss potential signs of heart disease, be misdiagnosed

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Orlando Sentinel By Naseem S. Miller Orlando high school science teacher Gloria Boisvert was at work when she felt an incredible tightness in her chest. “I felt like I couldn’t breathe,” she recalled recently, almost 11 years later. She waited a week before going to her primary care [...]
Women more likely to dismiss potential signs of heart disease, be misdiagnosed
Mar 8, 2019

Walz: 'You have the model in community schools'

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Post-Bulletin By Brian Todd Touting Rochester Public Schools' Alternative Learning Center as a model for the state, Gov. Tim Walz was on hand Monday to talk about education and laud the restart of a health clinic at the school. The health clinic for students, which has been closed [...]
Walz: 'You have the model in community schools'
Mar 8, 2019

Slaggie family donates $5 million to Cancer Center expansion at Mayo-Franciscan in La Crosse

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
La Crosse Tribune By Mike Tighe Stephen and Barbara Slaggie have donated $5 million for the expansion of the Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, and the building will be named in honor of the longtime Winona residents and philanthropists. In donating virtually [...]
Slaggie family donates $5 million to Cancer Center expansion at Mayo-Franciscan in La Crosse
Mar 8, 2019

What women can do to fight 'menopause belly

By Kelley Luckstein @KelleyLuckstein
Star Tribune By Connie Nelson Dr. Ekta Kapoor describes what she does in simple terms: “I take care of midlife women,” she said. Her approach is multifaceted. An endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Kapoor also is an assistant professor of medicine at the Women’s Health Clinic with [...]
What women can do to fight 'menopause belly
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
ChangeMakers: Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, building 'a culture of health' for the underserved
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