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March 15, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 15, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

NBC News, Improved detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer provides hope by Elizabeth Chuck — While there are currently no approved early detection tests for pancreatic cancer, researchers say there are promising possibilities — particularly in blood tests that can pick up biomarkers for it. “We are slowly making inroads,” said Gloria Petersen, a professor […]

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Tags: alcohol, Alex Trebek, Amy Long, blood donation, breastfeeding, burnout, Colorectal Cancer, conjoined twins, COVR Medical, cremation, crisis center, Daylight Savings Time


March 15, 2019

Rural Minnesota residents have bleaker outlooks on cancer

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Jeremy Olson Rural adults have more pessimistic and fatalistic views about their risks of contracting and dying from cancer, according to a new survey conducted by Mayo Clinic. The rural-urban divide transcended differences in age, race and health insurance, according to the survey of 1,157 people in Mayo’s three primary service areas, […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, Kristin Harden, Star Tribune


March 15, 2019

Inside Mayo: Practice makes perfect

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC by Tom Overlie There’s a familiar saying: Practice Makes Perfect. That’s especially true in the medical field where a simple mistake can lead to serious, even deadly, consequences. At Mayo Clinic’s Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Jacksonville, Florida, innovative tools are being used to shape the future direction of medical training. The Anatomage is one […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Maniaci, KTTC, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center


March 15, 2019

Strokes increasing among younger people; the signs and how to prevent them

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC by Linda Ha Dr. Robert Brown, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, says hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, tobacco use, and obesity are factors that put people at greater risk for stroke. “We are seeing more strokes in younger people, for reasons that are not entirely clear, but it may be related to risk factors that […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Brown, KTTC, stroke


March 15, 2019

Chief wellness officer role at the center of effort to reduce burnout

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Modern Healthcare by Maria Castellucci “We know that there are a whole variety of local things that leaders can implement to help reduce the work stress and improve efficiency,” said Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye, a researcher of burnout and physician well-being at Mayo Clinic who co-developed the Well-Being Index, a tool marketed to healthcare organizations as […]

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Tags: Dr. Lotte Dyrbe, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Modern Healthcare, physician burnout


March 15, 2019

Arizona’s Mayo School of Medicine ranked Top 10

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

AZ Big Media U.S. News & World Report released its 2020 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings on Tuesday, March 12. Featured in the “Top 10 Best Medical Schools” once again is Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. The school is ranked No. 9 in the national rankings, coming in at a three-way tie with Cornell University […]

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Tags: 2020 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, AZ Big Media, Dr. Fredric Meyer, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine


March 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 8, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

NBC News, Was there something ‘I missed’: Kentucky cheerleader’s sudden death leaves dad agonized by Farnoush Amiri — The sudden death of a 13-year-old Kentucky cheerleader on the day of a competition has shocked her community and left her father agonizing over whether he could have done more…Her father, Dan Schalck, said his daughter’s hands […]

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Tags: Alex Trebek, alzheimer's disease, blizzard, blood pressure, BPA, Brianna Skrukrud, C. Difficile, Camp Sweet Life, cannabidiol, CBD oil, Center for Individualized Medicine, Cindy Gallea


March 8, 2019

Women more likely to dismiss potential signs of heart disease, be misdiagnosed

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Orlando Sentinel By Naseem S. Miller Orlando high school science teacher Gloria Boisvert was at work when she felt an incredible tightness in her chest. “I felt like I couldn’t breathe,” she recalled recently, almost 11 years later. She waited a week before going to her primary care doctor, who said it was only an […]

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Tags: Dr. DeLisa Fairweather, heart disease, Orlando Sentinel


March 8, 2019

Walz: ‘You have the model in community schools’

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Post-Bulletin By Brian Todd Touting Rochester Public Schools’ Alternative Learning Center as a model for the state, Gov. Tim Walz was on hand Monday to talk about education and laud the restart of a health clinic at the school. The health clinic for students, which has been closed for several months due to lack of […]

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Tags: Alternative Learning Center, Dr. Sarah Crane, Governor Walz, Michael Munoz, Post Bulletin


March 8, 2019

Slaggie family donates $5 million to Cancer Center expansion at Mayo-Franciscan in La Crosse

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

La Crosse Tribune By Mike Tighe Stephen and Barbara Slaggie have donated $5 million for the expansion of the Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, and the building will be named in honor of the longtime Winona residents and philanthropists. In donating virtually the entire cost of the project, the […]

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Tags: La Crosse Tribune, Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Center, Stephen and Barbara Slaggie


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