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April 3, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 3, 2020

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

CBS News, Mayo Clinic CEO says group working to predict potential coronavirus hotspots — Dr. Gianrico Farrugia admitted that there is “no direct end in sight” for fight against COVID-19. Additional coverage: Post-Bulletin, Med City Beat ABC News, Chloroquine: Coronavirus savior or the Wild West of medicine? by Dr. Delaram J. Taghipour — Dr. Michael […]

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March 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 27, 2020

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

ABC News, Doctors tell the story behind their viral rendition of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’: ‘Music goes places that medicine can’t go’ by Allie Yang — Two doctors whose stirring rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” is going viral say they hope it brings people some comfort in this time of uncertainty. Drs. Elvis L. Francois and […]

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March 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 20, 2020

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

CNBC, Mayo Clinic CEO assures ‘there’s a significant supply of ventilators’ — Mayo Clinic CEO Gianrico Farrugia said Wednesday the U.S. could have enough ventilators to treat critical COVID-19 patients if Americans take social distancing seriously enough. “There’s a significant supply of ventilators. They may not always be in the right place,” he said on […]

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March 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic rolls out fast-tracked COVID-19 test

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Star Tribuneby Christopher Snowbeck The Mayo Clinic has begun rolling out a test to detect the virus that causes COVID-19, a development that comes as concerns build that a lack of testing capacity could thwart a robust response to the outbreak. Mayo’s large commercial lab in Rochester is one of several that have scrambled in […]

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Tags: COVID-19, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Star Tribune


March 20, 2020

Nurses screening patients for coronavirus step outside to a rainbow, ‘a sign of hope’

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

USA Todayby Adrianna Rodriguez “A sign of hope.” That’s how the Mayo Clinic in Arizona interpreted a rainbow that appeared over health professionals who were screening patients for COVID-19. A photo of the natural phenomenon went viral after the Mayo Clinic posted it on their Facebook page garnering more 2,700 likes and 300 shares as […]

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Tags: Alex Kruysman, coronavirus, COVID-19, Mayo Clinic nursing, USA Today


March 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 13, 2020

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

ABC News, How hospitals can handle an influx of patients with COVID-19 by Delaram J. Taghipour and Vinayak Kumar — Dr. Pritish Tosh, the medical director for Emergency Management at the Mayo Clinic, said “it is common for most major hospitals to have plans in place in case of any crises that arise or may […]

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March 13, 2020

How hospitals can handle an influx of patients with COVID-19

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

ABC Newsby Delaram J. Taghipour and Vinayak Kumar Dr. Pritish Tosh, the medical director for Emergency Management at the Mayo Clinic, said “it is common for most major hospitals to have plans in place in case of any crises that arise or may occur.” With COVID-19 that crisis may be around the corner…The public frequently […]

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March 13, 2020

The Stress–and Stress Relief–of the Gym During Coronavirus

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Wall Street Journal by Jen Murphy Gregory Poland, director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., says the gym isn’t necessarily riskier than any other communal area, but people should remain vigilant. His tactic at the gym has been to use hand sanitizer—at least 60% alcohol-based—liberally every time he touches […]

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March 13, 2020

Clinic aims to help parents and kids deal with concussions

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Arizona ABC 15by Nohelani Graf The doctors at Mayo like to refer to it as the “Return to Play Clinic” to help set positive goals for injured athletes. Specialists there help patients regain their balance, motor function, thinking skills, and they work to reshape how we prioritize brain health. “We all trust every time we […]

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March 12, 2020

Here’s Why Health Experts Want to Stop Daylight-Saving Time

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Wall Street Journal by Sumathi Reddy Muhammad Adeel Rishi, a pulmonologist and sleep physician at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Wisconsin, is the lead author of a daylight-saving time position statement that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine intends to publish this year. About half-a-dozen studies have found a 5% to 15% increased risk […]

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