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April 4, 2013

Mayo Clinic stands tall as important economic asset

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Meaningful corporate investment in our area in recent years has been harder to come by than rain in the desert…Largely lost in all of the bad news, however, is the impressive and sustained influx of money into one of the area’s most important and valuable assets: the Mayo Clinic. In a discussion with The Arizona […]

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Tags: corporate investment, Dr. Wyatt Decker, economic asset, local footprint, money influx, Scottsdale Republic


March 29, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

  March 29, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Christopher Moir, Dr. Eric Matteson, Dr. Robert Bazell, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, genes, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Minnesota, MPR, NBC, Ovarian Cancer


March 28, 2013

Mayo finishes $2 million expansion at Holmen clinic

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Kenlyn Limberg momentarily smiled through the pain during a physical therapy session for her fibromyalgia. “This is nice,” the 44-year-old Holmen woman said Wednesday as she walked a treadmill in the expanded therapy area of the Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare’s Holmen Clinic…The clinic, which served about 20,000 patients last year, has room to add […]

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Tags: addition, expanded therapy area, Franciscan Healthcare, Holmen Clinic, La Crosse Tribune


March 14, 2013

Heard on the Street: Mayo Clinic’s Business Accelerator tenants rolling along

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

At the start of this month, the new Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator was launched in downtown Rochester as a publicly-subsidized, low-cost space to nurture early start-up companies to help them grow into local job-generating firms. Right now, the nine tenants with signed leases are paying a total of $3,000 a month, or $1.20 per square foot, for […]

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Tags: local jobs, Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, Post Bulletin, public subsidy, start-up companies


February 25, 2013

Mayo Clinic offers hands-on experience in orthopedic surgery

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic hosted 32 female students from local high schools on Saturday, offering a hands-on experience in orthopedic surgery…Dr. Mary O’Connor is the chair of the department of Orthopedic surgery at Mayo. She says this field isn’t even close to achieving gender balance. “By making these kinds of workshops and exposing daughters to opportunities, […]

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Tags: Dr. Mary O'Connor, gender balance, hands-on experience, high school students, orthopedic surgery, WJXT


February 15, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    February 15, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: ABC News, alzheimer's disease, american heart association, Becker’s Hospital Review, Bemidji Pioneer, Business Insider, Cardiology, CBS, CBS News, Chad Hartman, destination medical center, DMC


February 13, 2013

Research Begins At The Mayo Clinic On Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have been prompted to begin the first major study of a condition called “SCAD,” after a group of SCAD survivors from an online community reached out to the clinic for help…Sharonne Hays, MD of the Mayo Clinic tells CBS News,”About 70% of the cases or greater are women and of these women, 30% […]

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Tags: Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic, SCAD, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, WUSA


February 12, 2013

Teenager Raises Thousands For Fellow Heart Patients

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Ten thousand dollars is a generous donation to the medical field no matter who it comes from. The doctors at the Mayo Clinic say it meant a little more, however, when they found out the donor was a 14-year-old boy about to go through open heart surgery. Despite Jack Long’s heart defect, he’s grown up […]

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Tags: congenital heart defects, donation, heart valve repair, WCCO


February 11, 2013

Destination Medical Center: Mayo Clinic wants ‘livable city’ downtown

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Dr. Brad Narr, medical director for the Destination Medical Community effort at the Legislature in Minnesota, says there are many things that can be done to help Mayo succeed and Minnesota’s success is tied to Mayo’s…We’ve raised our four kids here, we love this community, we can’t imagine a better community to raise a family,” […]

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Tags: destination medical community, Dr. Brad Narr, legislature, Mayo Clinic, Post Bulletin


February 5, 2013

In Online Patient Communities, How Much Sharing Is Too Much?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

When you become a patient, a whole new world of social networking opens up. There’s one site that was described to me as being “like Match.com for cancer patients,” because it sorts its users by a/s/l, along with type of cancer and treatment…On the positive side, patients finding each other online can promote research that will […]

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Tags: Community, online, SCAD, social network, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, The Atlantic


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