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June 29, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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June 29, 2012 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 NPR […]

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Tags: arthritis, CBS, Dr. Edward Laskowski, Dr. Eric Matteson, Dr. James Levine, Dr. Richard Hurt, Dr. Thomas Boyce, heart disease, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center, nicotine addiction, NPR


June 28, 2012

Vaccine Shows Promise for Nicotine Addiction

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A one-dose vaccine aimed at preventing nicotine addiction showed promise in studies on mice, researchers said Wednesday. In the study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers inserted a gene for a nicotine antibody into the liver cells of mice, preventing most of the nicotine given to the animals from reaching the brain, where […]

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Tags: Dr. Richard Hurt, nicotine addiction, Science Translational Medicine, vaccine, Wall Street Journal


June 1, 2012

Smoke-Free Public Spaces Now!

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Chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC), Dr Knox Hagley, is craving a law that will see smoking in public spaces banned. Hagley, who is also the chairman of the Health Foundation of Jamaica, believes such a move would result in a reduction in the number of smokers…Dr Richard Hurt, founder and director […]

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Tags: Dr. Knox Hagley, Dr. Richard Hurt, Health Foundation of Jamaica, Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control, Jamaica Gleaner


May 4, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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May 4, 2012 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 oestreich.karl@mayo.edu […]

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Tags: ABC Nightline, American Academy of Neurology, Bill Weir, Dr. Elaine Wirrell, Dr. Tim Nelson, Dr. Tobias Loddenkemper, Dr. Yonas Geda, epilepsy, Fox News, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, melanoma, regenerative medicine


April 11, 2012

Are Cigarillos Any Better Than Cigarettes For Jack White?

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An interview with Jack White in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine quotes the musician as saying, “I quit smoking cigarettes like six years ago. … These [the cigarillos he’s described as now smoking] are just baby cigars. I don’t inhale.” That sounds as though Mr. White (of whom, I must disclose, I am a huge […]

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Tags: cigarillos, Dr. Richard Hurt, Jack White


January 23, 2012

Don’t quit on quitting smoking

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If at first you don’t succeed, quit, quit again. That’s the approach that worked for Ron Bauman, 66, of Flower Mound as he enters the New Year as a former smoker for the third and, he hopes, final time. I so appreciate Ron taking the time to talk to me about his struggles to quit […]

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January 20, 2012

Nicotine Gum and Skin Patch Face New Doubt

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 The nicotine gum and patches that millions of smokers use to help kick their habit have no lasting benefit and may backfire in some cases, according to the most rigorous long-term study to date of so-called nicotine replacement therapy…Doctors who treat smokers said that the study findings were not unexpected, given the haphazard way many […]

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January 20, 2012

A doctor’s view: Laws limiting smoking have improved Minnesotans’ health

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 The dawn of a new year seems a good time to reflect on information recently released by the Mayo Clinic about the effects of smoke-free workplace laws. The debate about the pros and cons of smoking bans began in Duluth about 12 years ago. About the same time, a smoking ban was being considered in […]

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January 19, 2012

Smoking Bans Cut Heart Attacks, Says New Report From Mayo Clinic

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 The Mayo Clinic, one of America’s most respected health research and treatment organizations, said it has completed a new study offering strong additional evidence that secondhand smoke kills and that smoke-free workplace laws save lives…The study included the first evidence that smoking bans also reduce the chances of sudden cardiac death, said Dr. Richard Hurt, […]

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January 19, 2012

Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

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 As the New Year rolls in, many people will be looking to better themselves by resolving to lose weight, quit smoking and manage stress. Sticking to resolutions for more than a few weeks, however, is a lofty task that takes a great deal of motivation and even lifestyle changes. Mayo Clinic experts are available to […]

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