Mayo Clinic Health System

March 25, 2013

Oncologist reveals new leukemia treatment

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

A new breakthrough in treating leukemia in children shows how far research has come in combating cancer, according to an oncologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Dr. Dan Burns said the goal is to get the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells, and that’s the case in a study released […]

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Tags: Dr. Dan Burns, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Griffith University, immune system, Institute for Glycomics, leukemia, Saban Research Institute, treatment


March 22, 2013

Dr. Joseph Hamm discusses colorectal cancer

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Colorectal cancer – cancer of the large intestine and rectum – is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States…Since March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Joseph Hamm, M.D., a Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James family physician, shares some information and advice on how to avoid colorectal cancer.   St. […]

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Tags: Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Joseph Hamm, Prevention, St. James Plaindealer


March 19, 2013

Focus on sleep health at daylight saving time

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Spring ahead. It’s what we do every year when we advance our clocks one hour for daylight saving time. To help your body clock adjust, sleep specialists at Mayo Clinic Health System advocate getting exposure to strong light in the morning. “To help your body function better throughout the day and to stay healthier, make a […]

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Tags: daylight saving time, Dr. Jack Alexander, Red Wing Republican Eagle, spring-forward


March 7, 2013

Some women dying too soon, study finds

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

“I suspect we’re now seeing the effects of increased smoking prevalence in women, which occurred in the 1980s through 2000 or so,” said Dr. Paul Loomis, family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. He noted there is a correlation between tobacco use and educational/socioeconomic levels, which are a couple of factors […]

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Tags: Dr. Paul Loomis, family medicine, Leader-Telegram, smoking, women


February 20, 2013

C-section rates in Minnesota vary dramatically, report shows

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

If you’re a first-time mom, your chances of having a Caesarean section could vary dramatically depending on which medical clinic you choose…By comparison, the Mayo Clinic Health System, Southdale Ob/Gyn and Stillwater Medical Groups had rates over 30 percent, while a few others approached 40 percent…Dr. Ola Famuyide, chair of obstetrics at the Mayo Clinic, […]

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Tags: c-section, Caesarean section, Dr. Ola Famuyide, medical necessity, MN Community Measurement, Southdale Ob/Gyn, Star Tribune, variation


February 19, 2013

Melanoma rate rises sharply

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Dr. Stephan Thome, a specialist in oncology and hematology with Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, has personally observed an increase in melanoma diagnoses in the area through the patients who walk through his door…”Think of the farmers sitting on tractors getting burned by the sun, and young ladies who want to look like a […]

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Tags: diagnosis increase, Dr. Stephan Thome, Fairmont Sentinel, Mankato, melanoma


February 4, 2013

Summit expands partnership with Mayo Clinic to provide Teleneurology Care

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

In an effort to offer neurological services to the area Summit Healthcare continues to collaborate with Mayo Clinic to provide state-of-the-art telemedicine coverage to patients in the White Mountains. Current telemedicine programs offered through the Emergency Room at Summit Healthcare are Telestroke, Teleconcussion, and beginning Jan. 1, Teleneurology. Summit Healthcare is able to provide patients […]

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Tags: neuorological services, Summit Healthcare, Teleconcussion, Telemedicine, telestroke, White Mountain Independent


January 31, 2013

Grand Meadow to Lose Mayo Facility

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

For folks who might need to seek treatment in Grand Meadow, they will soon need to drive outside of their community. The Mayo facility in town is closing in March, when their doctor of three decades retires…While it’s just a setback for Sean Waugh, there’s another group of people that will be affected even more. […]

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Tags: care center, facility closing, Grand Meadow, KAAL, Sean Waugh


January 31, 2013

Dirckx Family Counts on Mayo Clinic Connection

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Greg Dirckx remembers his father traveling from Marshall, MN, for care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. With four generations and his wife Judy’s Nebraska family using the clinic, Greg knows Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls is a community asset. “The convenience of having that connection to Mayo right here in our community, where we […]

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Tags: Cannon Falls Beacon, community asset, Mayo Clinic, travel


January 30, 2013

HarvardxDesign: Q&A with the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation’s Gerry Greaney and Molly McMahon

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Since its inception in 2008, the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation has become the poster child for internal innovation practices. The Center for Innovation focuses on engaging all of the stakeholders in the healthcare system, from doctors to patients to staff, and introducing the design process as a means of taking healthcare to the next level. We had the […]

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Tags: Core77, Gerry Greaney, healthcare system, internal innovation, Molly McMahon, stakeholders


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