Neurology

July 12, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

July 12 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 relations Philadelphia Enquirer […]

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Tags: ABC News, ABC News Nightline, ABCnews.com, acid reflux, alzheimer's disease, and Blood Institute, antibiotics, antidepressants, Arizona Republic, Australian News, bio-plotter, biomedical corridor


June 14, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

    June 14, 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: ABC News, ABCnews.com, Boldt Construction, Cancer, Cardiology, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, diabetes, Director of the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS, Dr. Andrea Cheville, Dr. Bernard Morrey, Dr. Eric Moore, Dr. Harold Burkhart


May 17, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

    May 17, 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: ABC affiliate, ABCnews.com, aging, All Voices, alzheimer's disease, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Amine Issa, Angelina Jolie, AP, Arizona Republic, Associated Press, AZ Family


May 2, 2013

General Anesthesia Not Linked to Raised Risk for Dementia

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Despite previous concerns, older people who receive general anesthesia are not at greater risk of developing long-term dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a new study says.  The study, by researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., involved 900 patients over the age of 45 who had dementia, a disease that affects brain functions such as […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, dementia, Dr. David Warner, general anesthesia, HealthDay


May 1, 2013

No Link Between Anesthesia, Dementia in Elderly, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Elderly patients who receive anesthesia are no more likely to develop long-term dementia or Alzheimer’s disease than other seniors, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The study analyzed thousands of patients using the Rochester Epidemiology Project — which allows researchers access to medical records of nearly all residents of Olmsted County, Minn. — and found […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, anesthesia, elderly patients, HealthCanal, medical records, Olmsted County, Rochester Epidemiology Project


April 25, 2013

Mayo Clinic Doctor Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing on Aging

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Mayo Clinic doctor is in Washington telling lawmakers what needs to be done about Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Robert Petersen testified Wednesday at a Senate committee hearing on aging. He updated them on the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, which aims to effectively treat the disease by 2025. “It’s mandatory to make these investments,” he said. “We […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Dr. Robert Petersen, early intervention, KSTP, National Alzheimer's Project Act


April 24, 2013

Mayo Clinic and Acorda Therapeutics Announce Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of Remyelinating Antibody in People with Multiple Sclerosis

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Mayo Clinic and Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the first clinical trial of rHIgM22, a remyelinating antibody being studied for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS)… “This remyelinating antibody, if successful in clinical trials and approved, would be a novel approach to treating people with […]

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Tags: Acorda Therapeutics, antibody, chronic neurologic deficits, clinical trial, Dr. Moses Rodriguez, MS, multiple sclerosis, rHIgM22, Wall Street Journal


April 19, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

    April 19, 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: ABCA7 gene, African-Americans, alzheimer's disease, APOE gene, Caucasians, Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr. Neill R. Graff-Radford, Dr. Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, Duluth News Tribune, Florida Times-Union


April 17, 2013

Lilly Signals New Direction In Its Alzheimer’s Research

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Eli Lilly & Co. is taking its Alzheimer’s disease research in a new direction, a move that deepens the drug maker’s efforts to find tests and treatments for the memory-robby disorder despite a costly setback last year…In 2009, the company hired Michael Hutton, a tau specialist from the Mayo Clinic, to bolster its efforts. Within […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Eli Lilly & Co., Michael Hutton, treatment, Wall Street Journal


April 4, 2013

Dementia Care Cost Is Projected to Double by 2040

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The most rigorous study to date of how much it costs to care for Americans with dementia found that the financial burden is at least as high as that of heart disease or cancer, and is probably higher…If anything, Dr. Petersen said of the study’s numbers, “they’re being somewhat conservative.” Dr. Petersen, the director of the Alzheimer’s Disease […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, care cost, dementia, New York Times, projection


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