Innovation (Center of)

June 23, 2012

Mayo Clinic To Study Snake Venom Compound’s Possible Use For Heart Attack Victims

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Might a peptide derived from snake venom be helpful for heart attack patients? Researchers at the Mayo Clinic will study the question with a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, according to an announcement Monday from the Rochester, Minn.-based clinic… “What we want to do is give the drug as soon as […]

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Tags: Dr. John Burnett, National Institutes of Health (NIH), snake venom


June 22, 2012

Building a Culture of Innovation

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Companies seeking to become world-class innovators need to take the latter approach and build reward and incentive programs that focus on innovation behaviors, not outcomes…Consider highlighting big failures as well as big wins in your employee communications. Or borrow from the famed Mayo Clinic — one of the world’s most highly regarded medical institutions — […]

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Tags: Human Resource Executive, incentive programs


June 22, 2012

Functional Fitness Workouts Focus On Using Multiple Muscle Groups, Improving Core Strength

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Visit any fitness center today and you will see people relying less on weight machines that isolate specific muscles.  Instead, often accompanied by a personal trainer, they are doing movements that use their own body weight to work multiple muscle groups at once… Functional fitness is also about large body movements that prepare the body […]

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Tags: functional fitness, Nathan LeBrasseur, rehabilitation


June 21, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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June 21, 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 NY […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Chemotherapy, Chicago Tribune, Dr. James A. Levine, Dr. John Black, Dr. John Noseworthy, Esther H. Krych, Florida Times-Union, ginseng, government funding


June 18, 2012

Have HPV-Related Oral Cancer? The Robot Will See You Now

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In a Mayo Clinic study, robotic surgery appeared less debilitating than traditional, more invasive surgery and radiation therapy. The surgeons now plan to offer robot docs as a primary treatment. With oral sex on the rise, oral cancer is also up, and by as much as 25 percent in the past few years alone–particularly among […]

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Tags: oral cancer, robotic surgery


June 1, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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June 1, 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: Advancing the Science, Arizona PBS, Arizona Republic, Bruce Johnson, Dr. Chet Rihal, Dr. James Levine, Erik Castle, James Levine, Mayo Clinic Human Integrative and Environmental Physiology Lab, Moe Bell, Mount Everest, MPR


May 18, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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May 18, 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: ABC News, alzheimer's disease, Chicago Sun-Times, Dr. Farris Timimi, Dr. James Kirkland, Dr. Lyle Joyce, Dr. Ronald Peterson, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Thomas Boyce, Dr. Timothy Young, KAAL, KARE11


April 29, 2012

US Project Enables Instant Access to Medical Scans

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Patients can now instantly download their medical scans and images from an internet-based “cloud” system and distribute these to their physicians for diagnosis wherever they might be located. This has been made possible by an image share project that has been introduced by five US-based academic institutions – the University of California (San Francisco), the […]

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Tags: cloud system, image share project, medical scans


April 25, 2012

5 Steps To Designing A Better Health Care System

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If you want to know what’s ailing the U.S. health care system, just ask the person next to you. Chances are, she’ll have a personal horror story to share about outlandish costs, inaccessibility of care, the regulations strangle on innovation, the battery of tests that physicians order out of fear of lawsuits, and on and […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic's Center for Innovation, Meredith DeZutter


April 19, 2012

Body Cooling Cuts In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patient Deaths Nearly 12 Percent

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Forced body cooling known as therapeutic hypothermia has reduced in-hospital deaths among sudden cardiac arrest patients nearly 12 percent between 2001 and 2009, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology 2012 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The research is among several Mayo abstracts that will be discussed […]

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Tags: Alejandro Rabinstein, American Academy of Neurology, cardiac arrest, therapeutic hypothermia


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