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February 7, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Healthy returns in an ailing society

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Despite billions of petrodollars spent on healthcare in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s targets for healthcare service have not been met in recent years. With the government’s push to include more private investment in the field, and Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning demand for medical services in a country that has high rates of diabetes and other ‘lifestyle’ […]

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Tags: Gulf Cooperation Council, post-hospital care, Saudi Arabia


February 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The gift of innovation: A former Avro engineer’s $30M donation to McMaster’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research wing

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Owen Boris, as a young engineer, was a technically savvy worker who lost his job when the Avro program ended; he returned to Hamilton where he started installing television antennae for neighbours. From there he built a modern high-speed Internet, telephone and cable company that he sold in 2009 for an estimated $300 million…Mr. Boris […]

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Tags: Avro, Canada, Dr. Kelton, Hamilton, Owen Boris


February 3, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Estoy orgulloso de usted, doctor de Mayo Clinic

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“Merecido, Dr. Arguelles. Mi gratitud eterna.” It happened again Wednesday. The 15th comment, this one by “Caridad,” was posted cheering on Mayo Clinic Dr. Guillermo Ruiz-Arguelles for his place as the 42nd greatest Mayo Clinic doctor of all time. Nearly half of the comments are in Spanish. The first appeared a day after the story […]

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Tags: 42nd greatest Mayo Clinic doctor of all time, Dr. Guillermo Ruiz-Arguelles


January 23, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Doc Discusses Haiti Quake Recovery

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Two years ago, the people of Haiti began putting their lives and their country back together after a massive earthquake killed 300,000 and left 1.5 million homeless. FOX 9 News spoke with Dr. John Wilson, head of the Mayo Clinic’s medical efforts there, about the ongoing efforts. FOX9, 1/15/2012

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January 20, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic takes on Cayman’s overseas patient care

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The case management arm of the US-based Mayo Clinic has signed a two-year contract with the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company to manage overseas care of local patients.  Mayo Clinic Health Solutions is taking over from Canada-based Care Management Network from 1 April and signed a contract with Lonny Tibbetts, CEO of CINICO on Wednesday […]

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January 20, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Haiti still on the road to recovery 2 years after earthquake

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We’re getting an update on recovery efforts in Haiti on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake.  Two years ago, the country was rocked by a 7.0 earthquake.  The disaster killed more than 150,000 people and left thousands without shelter, food and water.  Wayne Street went to Haiti last year with a team from Mayo Clinic […]

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January 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment

The health story of the year (if not in the mainstream media) and other end-of-year assessments

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 It’s that time of the year: for making lists of media lists. … One of the year’s notable events for those with an interest in social media and health was a forum convened in Sydney by the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC)   that featured Lee Aase, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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January 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Japanese Reactor Leaks Linked to U.S. Deaths

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The U.S. appears to have suffered about 14,000 excess deaths in the period after the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant was severely damaged, researchers said. The finding…based on CDC data on deaths in a set of U.S. cities from March 20 to June 25 — a 14-week period starting after the radioactivity released from the reactor […]

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January 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Children’s champion

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 The American priest has spent 25 years building orphanages, hospitals and schools in Haiti’s slums. Father Rick Frechette, an American priest with 25 years’ experience in Haiti, has just built 30 houses.…The excellent Haitian team is reinforced by outside medical groups including the Mayo Clinic,” says Father Rick, “Many doctors have travelled down here with […]

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January 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic offers health plan to Canadians

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 A new health insurance plan designed for Canadians by the Mayo Clinic in the U.S. offers diagnostic and treatment options, but major exclusions in the policy could limit coverage for those who may feel they need it most. The “My Care” program was first rolled out as an individual product in May of this year, […]

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