Mayo Clinic Health System

April 30, 2013

New PSA stresses how to stay safe in the sun

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

After our long winter, we all deserve to get out and soak up the sun! But doctors say there is such a thing as too much sun. According the Centers for Disease Control, one person dies of Melanoma every hour in the U.S and a growing number of those people are under 30.That’s why Mayo […]

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Tags: Centers for Disease Control, melanoma, skin cancer, sun exposure, WEAU-Eau Claire

April 29, 2013

Teens learn how to be safe on the road

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

The risk of a teen driver crashing a car is higher than any other age group. In fact, the Center for Disease Control says for every mile a teen drives they are four times more likely to get into a crash than older drivers. That’s why Mayo Clinic Health Systems and the Chippewa Valley Technical […]

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Tags: Center for Disease Control, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Dr. Leland Mayer, driving class, road safety, teen driver, WEAU

April 24, 2013

Mayo Clinic warns teens of tanning

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Doctors will diagnose more than 76 thousand new melanomas in the U.S. this year, according to the American Cancer Society’s estimate. And that number has been rising for at least 30 years. So Mayo Clinic Health System is sending representatives to area schools to provide education and a clear message about the cancer. “Because it’s […]

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Tags: American Cancer Society, Mary Kief, melanoma, tanning, tanning bed, teenagers, WXOW Eau Claire

April 23, 2013

OSF Healthcare joins Mayo Clinic network

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

OSF Healthcare System, already one of the nation’s largest and strongest health care networks, got even stronger Friday when it became part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Becoming only the 16th member of the network will enable physicians in the OSF system, including OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, to work with the expert physicians […]

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Tags: network, OSF Healthcare, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, The Peorian

April 19, 2013 · Leave a Comment

New Study Finds Obese Employees More Costly To Companies Than Smokers

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

A recent Mayo Clinic study found obesity is outweighing smoking in employer health care costs. “I think this study is really going to surprise a lot of people that it really is truly obesity that’s raising the health care cost today,” says Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian Diane Dressel.  A seven year study by […]

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Tags: Dian Dressel, healthcare costs, Obesity, RedOrbit, WEAU-Eau Claire

April 15, 2013

The eye-popping truth about why we close our eyes when we sneeze

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

We all know how a sneeze happens. What we don’t know is why our eyes automatically close when we do it…Optometrist Bert Moritz of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., explains that six extra-ocular muscles firmly hold the eye in the socket, making it almost impossible for eyeball subluxing (what a relief!). […]

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Tags: Bert Moritz, Eau Claire, NBC News, sneezing

April 10, 2013

Adult Peanut Allergies Present Workplace Challenges

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Schools across the country enforce strict nut-free policies to protect kids who suffer from peanut allergies, the third most common food allergy among American children, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America…Dr. Adela Taylor, an allergist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., said she felt most adults were better equipped […]

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Tags: ABC News, adult allergy, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Dr. Adela Taylor, Eau Claire, peanut allergy, workplace challenge

April 9, 2013

Caffeinated gum carries side effects worth chewing on

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Wrigley’s is coming out with a gum that has all the caffeine you’d get from a cup of joe. It’s called Alert Energy Caffeine Gum…Mayo Clinic Health System dietitian Lynette LeDuc said adding caffeine to commonly used products can catch people off guard. For normally healthy people, elevated caffeine levels can result in “an inability […]

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Tags: Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, caffeinated gum, Lynette LeDuc, Mankato Free Press, side-effects

March 28, 2013

Mayo finishes $2 million expansion at Holmen clinic

By Logan Lafferty 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 27, 2013

Sanford Health in talks to take control of Fairview Health Services

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Attorney General Lori Swanson said Tuesday she is investigating a proposed takeover of Fairview Health Services by South Dakota-based Sanford Health and will hold public hearings on the issue starting April 7 at the State Capitol…Locally, the Sanford, Mayo and Essentia health care systems have been racing to expand their markets over the past decade […]

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Tags: Fairview Health Services, Lori Swanson, market expansion, Sanford Health, Star Tribune, takeover

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