Mayo Clinic Rochester

April 29, 2013

The Fitness Oracle

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Answering readers’ questions about stretching, interval training and whether sitting on an exercise ball at work does anything at all…What is a good exercise plan for a person who is out of shape?  “It’s a movable feast” in terms of workout options, says Dr. Michael Joyner, a physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Joyner, exercise, exercise plan, interval training, New York Times Magazine, stretching


April 29, 2013

Minnesota Legislature makes welcome progress on Mayo

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The Legislature seems to have found a way to say yes to Mayo Clinic’s call for help in building what it calls a Destination Medical Center in Rochester. Similarly structured provisions to help Rochester pay for the public infrastructure demands of a major Mayo expansion have landed in the House and Senate tax bills. The […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota Legislature, public infrastructure, Star Tribune, state tax, tax conference committee


April 29, 2013

Mayo Clinic’s tax request may transform Rochester

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Imagine a large atrium in Rochester where people could escape the harsh reality of a Minnesota winter. Land purchases and building demolitions in the city’s downtown would clear the way for projects that fit with growth at the Mayo Clinic, the health care giant that dominates the local economy…Those are some of the infrastructure ideas […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, economic development, infrastructure improvements, Pioneer Press, tax request, taxpayer money


April 26, 2013

Risk of Delay in Response to Patient E-Mails Up Over Weekend

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The risk of delays in opening and responding to primary care patient e-mail communication is significantly worse at the weekends, according to a study published in the April/June issue of Quality Management in Health Care. James E. Rohrer, Ph.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues assessed delays in response to primary care […]

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Tags: Doctors Lounge, Dr. James Rohrer, patient email, Quality Management in Health Care, response


April 26, 2013

How Gut Bacteria Increase Heart Disease Risk

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Participants who had a heart attack, stroke or died during the study period had higher average TMAO levels than those who didn’t experience a cardiovascular event. People with high TMAO levels and no cardiovascular risk factors were 1.8 times more likely to experience a cardiovascular event than those with low levels. “This is going to […]

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Tags: dietary recommendation, Dr. Scott Wright, gut bacteria, heart attack, heart disease, My Health News Daily, risk


April 25, 2013

Living with Season Depression

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

For some the grey winter skies are down-right depressing. “It’s got to be getting everybody in Minnesota down, doesn’t it?” said a Rochester resident. Making it an even tougher year for anyone coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder. “Especially with the weather we’ve had lately, it wouldn’t stun me to know a few extra folks are […]

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Tags: Dr. William Bobo, KAAL, seasonal affective disorder, seasonal depression


April 25, 2013

Hey Silicon Valley, innovation isn’t all about you

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

We always hear how smart and creative the Valley is. It’s home to hundreds of startups, thousands of apps and billions of dollars in venture money. You might think from all the hype that it has a lock on innovation…the Mayo Clinic, the 150-year-old hospital to the stars – know a little something about innovation too. Or they probably […]

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Tags: Center of Innovation, innovation, Lorna Ross, Silicon Valley, YOUgear UK


April 25, 2013

House wraps $338 million for Mayo Clinic into tax proposal

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The Minnesota House is giving Mayo Clinic most of what it wants.  Mayo had asked for about $585 million from the state to help it reinvent Rochester, and on Wednesday the House wrapped $338 million for Mayo’s Destination Medical Center project into the $2.6 billion tax proposal it approved on a 69-64 vote. The money […]

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Tags: destination medical center, DMC, Minnesota Legislature, Rochester campus, Star Tribune, state funding


April 24, 2013

FDA Device Surveillance to Tap Phone App

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Last year, a prominent cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, Robert G. Hauser, and colleagues published a study showing that an automated safety-surveillance software tool applied to large existing databases could have identified problems earlier than actually happened…Dr. Hauser, along with David L. Hayes of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and others, concluded the […]

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Tags: cardiovascular device, Dr. David Hayes, Dr. Robert G. Hauser, Minneapolis Heart Institute, safety surveillance software, Wall Street Journal


April 24, 2013

Looking ahead, Noseworthy paves way for growth

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Editor’s note: The Mayo Clinic is working to stay at the forefront of healthcare delivery and medical research in an era of retrenchment in public resources. Modern Healthcare Washington Bureau Chief Jessica Zigmond caught up with Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy during a visit to the nation’s capital this month. They discussed […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, healthcare delivery, healthcare reform, Jessica Zigmond, Medical research, Medicare, Modern Healthcare Washington Bureau, ModernHealthcare, public resources


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