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February 13, 2013

Jacksonville Health Care Organizations Cooperate on Needs Assessment

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Tuesday, the partnership, which consists of Baptist Health, Brooks Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic Florida, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center and St, Vincent’s HealthCare, as well as the Duval, Clay, Nassau and Putnam county health departments, announced the results of the year-long assessment…Based on the results of the needs assessment, each health care group’s board of directors approved […]

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Tags: Florida Times-Union, needs assessment


February 7, 2013

U find could be key to cancer

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Scientists at the University of Minnesota say they have discovered an enzyme that could play a key role in causing the majority of breast cancers — and possibly other cancers as well…Dr. Matthew Goetz, a breast cancer specialist at the Mayo Clinic, agreed but said the discovery eventually could lead to earlier and better treatments. […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Matthew Goetz, enzyme, mutation, Star Tribune, tumor, University of Minnesota


January 30, 2013

Mayo Clinic Recognized as Center for Regional TB Training

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recognized the Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic as a Regional Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center. The designation will make the Mayo Clinic responsible for developing new and enhanced training and technical support for public health and medical professionals in an 11-state area, News-Medical.net reports. Vaccine News Daily by Paul […]

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Tags: enhanced training, News-Medical.net, public health, Regional Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center, technical support, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccine News Daily


January 17, 2013

United and Mayo Pool Info to Drop Cost of Care

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

The Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group announced a new research institute Tuesday that will pool data on more than 110 million patients as part of an effort to help scientists study ways to improve medical care and lower costs. The two Minnesota powerhouses said the project, called Optum Labs, could become health care’s version of […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic, MPR, Optum Labs, research institute, Star Tribune, UnitedHealth Group


January 17, 2013

UHG, Mayo Clinic Launch Research Effort to Improve Care

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and Mayo Clinic on Tuesday announced that they have launched a new research initiative that will mine health data in order to compare, evaluate, and find ways to improve disease treatments and other health procedures…“Our strategic research alliance with Optum Labs will leverage what we believe to be the […]

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Tags: disease treatments, Dr. John Noseworthy, Healthcare IT News, Mayo Clinic, Optum Labs, research initiative, Twin Cities Business, UnitedHealth Group


January 17, 2013

St. Peter Hospital, Clinic Accuse Mayo of Questionable Business Practices

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

When it happened to her friend, Colleen Spike had had enough. Spike, the CEO of River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic in St. Peter, says she and other staff for the past few years have been hearing stories about questionable businesses practices by Mayo Clinic Health System…But Spike says that something her 88-year-old friend told her […]

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Tags: business practices, Colleen Spike, Mankato Free Press, Mayo Clinic Health System, River's Edge Hospital and Clinic, ultrasounds


January 17, 2013

Minn. Receives Two Failing Grades in ‘State of Tobacco Control’ Report

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Minnesota received two failing grades in the American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control,” an annual report that tracks policies related to tobacco and tobacco prevention at the state and federal level… Pat McKone, director for tobacco control programs and policy at the American Lung Association in Minnesota, will join the discussion along with Dr. Richard Hurt, […]

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Tags: American Lung Association, Dr. Richard Hurt, MPR, Nicotine Dependence Center, Pat McKone, State of Tobacco Control, tobacco


January 16, 2013

Levine Named Co-Director of Mayo Clinic/ASU Obesity Solutions Initiative

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

James A. Levine, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic and a world-renowned leader in obesity research and child advocacy, has been named co-director of the Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative. Levine has been appointed a tenured professor in ASU’s School of the Science of Health Care Delivery in the College of Health Solutions, as […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, Bioscience Technology, child advocacy, co-director, Dr. James A. Levine, Obesity, Obesity Solutions Initiative, School of Life Sciences, School of the Science of Health Care Delivery


January 14, 2013

Gazette Opinion: A Good Match: Mayo Clinic, Billings Clinic

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

For decades, the Billings Clinic has worked to be the “Mayo clinic of Montana.” Now a formal affiliation will make Billings Clinic a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Network membership doesn’t involve any change in ownership or governance of Billings Clinic, which is a private, nonprofit organization based in Billings. Many Billings Clinic […]

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Tags: Billings Clinic, Billings Gazette, Sheridan Media


January 9, 2013

Hormel Institute Gets $1.8 million Grant

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

The Hormel Institute has just received nearly $1.8 million in research grants…The BioScience Triangle growing the collaborative partnership between the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Mayo Clinic-Rochester and The Hormel Institute-Austin is continuing to expand, with plans for a major expansion to begin this year at The Hormel Institute to add more laboratories and better space […]

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Tags: BioScience Triangle, Hormel Institute, International Center of Research Technology, laboratories, research grant, TMC Net, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


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