Dermatology

March 23, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Mystery User

March 23, 2012 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 oestreich.karl@mayo.edu […]

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Tags: cancer immunotherapy, Dr. Bryan Taylor, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Peter Gloviczki, Fox News, Gonda Building, HealthDay, Jane Belau, Landow Atrium, LifeSource, Mayo Collaborative Services, melanoma


March 22, 2012

CARD App Helps Patients Avoid Products With Irritating Chemicals

By Mystery User

A dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic wanted to make it easier for patients to find products that didn’t contain chemicals that irritated their skin, patients that included his own dad.  The result is a smartphone app that puts that information right at patients’ fingertips…Now an app called CARD is making it easier.  CARD is short […]

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Tags: CARD, Dr. James Yiannias, Medical Apps


January 26, 2012

Study of freakish mystery illness finds no cause

By Mystery User

Imagine having the feeling that tiny bugs are crawling on your body, that you have oozing sores and mysterious fibers sprouting from your skin. Sound like a horror movie? Well, at one point several years ago, government doctors were getting up to 20 calls a day from people saying they had such symptoms… Last May, […]

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Tags: Morgellons patients


October 14, 2011

Where do warts come from? (No, it’s not frogs)

By Mystery User

No one wants a wart — they’re a nuisance and unsightly. We all know that you can’t get warts from a toad. So where do they come from? “Warts are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or hpv,” said Mayo Clinic dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis. Like many other viruses, most forms of HPV are […]

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March 17, 2010

What is that spot? Skin heir to variety of benign growths with age

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Many try to hide it, but it’s a fact of life that we wear our age on our skin. Wrinkles, lines, creases — all the badges of existence that our outer selves are heir to eventually show their faces over time…   “It really has nothing to do with the liver. They’re just natural pigmentary […]

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Tags: Dr. David Swanson, skin spots


January 27, 2010

Luther Hospital receives $5 million donation

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Luther Midelfort has received $5 million from a Florida couple, with ties to the Chippewa Valley. The money will go towards a new cancer center at the hospital, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year…   Mayo Clinic and Luther Midelfort announced today that they have received $5 million from […]

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Tags: Dunlap donation


December 29, 2009

Skin Cancer Risk High After Heart Transplant

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Nearly half — 46.4% — of heart transplant patients at the Mayo Clinic developed skin cancers during follow-up, particularly squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas, researchers reported.   Among the 312 heart transplant patients followed for 19 years, a total of 1,395 new skin cancers developed — 89% were squamous cell carcinomas and 11% were […]

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Tags: heart transplant, skin cancer


August 27, 2009

‘I’m going to beat this…’

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Human skin is composed mainly of collagen. This protein provides the strength our tissue and organs need, but too much of it can cause problems in the human body, and that is one of the main reasons Circuit Court Judge Peter Fryefield was admitted to Mayo Clinic recently.   The Civil Court judge has scleroderma, […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, scleroderma


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