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December 6, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    December 6, 2013 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 […]

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Tags: #GlutenChat, 10 News, ABA, ABC News, Affordable care act, AIDS, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera magazine, alcohol, American Board of Anesthesiology, Andy Thieman, anesthesiology residents


April 3, 2013

Mayo Clinic unveils redesigned website

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Mayo Clinic has launched its redesigned Arabic website, mayoclinic.org/arabic, which offers Arabic speakers easier access to important resources, like details for requesting an appointment, international services and patient testimonies. “The redesigned site will better serve Arabic-speaking patients and their families who may be considering medical care at Mayo Clinic,” said Mikel Prieto, M D, medical […]

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Tags: Arabic website, Dr. Mikel Prieto, international services, mayoclinic.org/arabic, new website, redesign, Trade Arabia


June 23, 2012

WebMD Tries for a Comeback

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The WebMD (NASDAQ: WBMD) stock price has fallen from more than $58 a share in early 2011 to barely over $25 today. Considering this factor by itself, the company looks like a sell. Two other factors suggest that the company deserves a second look. Carl Icahn recently purchased a sizable fraction of WebMD’s stock, and […]

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Tags: Carl Icahn, WebMD


May 23, 2012

Mayo Clinic Is Not ‘Stupid’ for Accepting Advertising. It’s Profitable

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Think the problem is too many people still think Mayo Clinic is a hospital. Mayo — which treats patients, conducts medical research, launches startup companies, builds mobile apps and serves as a major healthcare publisher — was dinged this weekend for making money on its WebMD-like site, MayoClinic.com. One of the ad networks Mayo uses […]

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Tags: advertisements, MedCity News, WebMD


May 16, 2012

Three Shakopee Students Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

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Three students at Shakopee Junior High have been diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a letter that went out to parents today from the school nurse. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection, according to the Mayo Clinic website. In many people, it’s marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake […]

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Tags: Shakopee Junior High, ShakopeePatch, whooping cough


May 4, 2012

Cowboys Rookie Determined to Overcome Health Concern

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Dallas Cowboys rookie guard Ronald Leary has no fear of the joint condition in his left knee that caused him to go undrafted and could force him to retire prematurely…The Memphis alumnus suffers from osteochondritis dissecans, which is often abbreviated as OCD. According to MayoClinic.com, it occurs when a piece of cartilage, along with a thin […]

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, My San Antonio, osteochondritis dissecans, Ronald Leary


March 14, 2012

Borderline Personality Disorder: What Is It?

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Newly acquired Bears receiver Brandon Marshall revealed to the South Florida Sun Sentinel last summer that he has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. What is it?… According MayoClinic.com, people with BPD exhibit “impulsive and risky behavior, such as risky driving, unsafe sex, gambling sprees or illegal drug use; inappropriate anger; intense but short episodes […]

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Tags: borderline personality disorder, Brandon Marshall


February 13, 2012

Hookah as hazardous as cigarettes, studies say

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A group of people sit around a table passing a hose among them, taking turns exhaling smoke rings as the sun sets. On the table stands the hookah, a Middle-Eastern water pipe designed for groups of people to smoke flavored tobacco, giving the smoke a distinct smell and taste…According to a Feb. 20, 2010, article […]

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Tags: Dr. Richard D. Hunt, hookah


February 1, 2012

Considering corn syrups

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…The question of whether high-fructose corn syrup is harmful is addressed on the eponymous Web site of the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic by Jennifer K. Nelson, director of clinical nutrition/dietetic and a registered dietitian. The answer is still undecided. Although high-fructose corn syrup is chemically similar to table sugar (sucrose), concerns have been raised because […]

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Tags: dietitian, director of clinical nutrition/dietetic, high-fructose corn syrup, Jennifer K. Nelson


February 1, 2012

Signs and symptoms of a ministroke or TIA

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Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord is expected to return to work this week after suffering a transient ischemic attack (TIA), often referred to as a ministroke, during a City Council meeting last week.…”TIAs may recur and each TIA increases the risk of a subsequent stroke,” wrote Dr. Jerry Swanson on MayoClinic.com. Arizona Family, by Catherine Holland, […]

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Tags: Dr. Jerry Swanson, Georgia Lord, Goodyear Mayor, ministroke, TIA, transient ischemic attack


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