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February 23, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 23, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      Reader’s Digest, 15 Things Neurologists Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease by Kim Fredericks — Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia, accounting for approximately 80 percent of dementia cases and affecting more than 5.5 million people in the United States. But all dementia is not Alzheimer’s, says David Knopman, MD, a […]

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Tags: Alynn Dukart, alzheimer's disease, angel gowns, Ashton Kutcher, Berta Lippert, Bill Graham, blood pressure, brain cancer, burnout, clinical trials, cognitive decline, colon polyps


February 23, 2018

Exclusive: Mayo Clinic CEO on why he’s stepping down, Mayo’s future, and more

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Advisory Board A day after announcing he will step down as Mayo Clinic’s president and CEO at the end of 2018, John Noseworthy spoke with the Daily Briefing’s Josh Zeitlin about his nine-year tenure as chief executive, his approach to leading through change, and his advice for the Clinic’s next leader. Reach: The Advisory Board […]

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Tags: 2017 Mayo Clinic Performance Report, Dr. John Noseworthy, retirement


February 23, 2018

Mayo Clinic announces end of ‘You Are’ fundraising campaign

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Post-Bulletin Mayo Clinic announced the end of one of the largest fundraising campaigns by an academic medical center on Monday. “You Are: The Campaign for Mayo Clinic” has raised $3.76 billion over eight years. The campaign began in January 2010 and ended Dec. 31, 2017. Its last year was also its largest fundraising year, with […]

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Tags: Cheryl Hadaway, fundraising, Post Bulletin, You are ... the campaign for Mayo Clinic


February 23, 2018

A ‘stubborn’ little miracle!

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Daily Mail by Megan Sheets A baby who was born with her heart on the outside of her chest from a condition with only a 10 percent survival rate is thriving as she approaches her third birthday. Kieran Veitz, who turns three next month, has ectopia cordis, a congenital heart defect that occurs approximately 5.5 […]

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February 23, 2018

Health experts encourage preteens get HPV vaccine to prevent cancers

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC by Linda Ha “It’s nearly 100 percent effective. We did studies here at Mayo Clinic back in the late 1990s that demonstrated that nearly everyone vaccinated was completely protected against getting the cancer-causing strains,” said Dr. Robert Jacobson, Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director at Mayo Clinic Primary care and Immunization Program. Health experts […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Jacobson, HPV vaccine, KTTC


February 23, 2018

Slow down and enjoy your food — Fast eaters are more likely to be obese

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Men’s Health by Mary Brophy Marcus Dr. Donald Hensrud, editor of the Mayo Clinic Diet and medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, reviewed the study for Men’s Health. He said of the findings, “Intuitively it makes sense, and it’s one of the techniques that has been used in behavior change weight loss […]

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Tags: Dr. Donald Hensrud, Mayo Clinic diet book, men's health


February 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 17, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      Vox, How many calories Olympians eat by Julia Belluz — While it may be true that Olympians sometimes cut loose, their diets tend to be remarkably junk food-free — and highly optimized for performance. Athletes are looking for any edge. Increasingly, that means practicing extreme caution about what foods they use as […]

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Tags: autism, Bill Nye, Brett Gorden, Carolyn Peterson, cold, cold weather, destination medical center, DMC, Donna Bryan, Donna Marathon, doping, Dr. Allan S. Jaffe


February 17, 2018

Kidney stones on the rise in US, study suggests

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

CNN by Mark Lieber Kidney stones may be increasing among both men and women in the US, a new study says. The study, published Monday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, looks at the prevalence of kidney stones over a period of almost three decades — from 1984 to 2012 — among more than 10,000 […]

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Tags: CNN, Dr. Andrew Rule, Dr. John Lieske, kidney stones


February 17, 2018

The flu Is killing children, and here’s what parents need to know

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

BuzzFeed by Caroline Kee The flu killed 101 children last year and 128 in 2014–15. “We had a very serious flu season in 2014–2015 and it’s looking a lot like that right now,” Dr. Robert Jacobson, pediatrician and vaccine researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told BuzzFeed News. “Children, like the elderly, also […]

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Tags: BuzzFeed, Dr. Robert Jacobson, flu, Influenza


February 17, 2018

5 research-backed ways to sleep better

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Prevention by Karyn Repinski Let the dogs in: You might have heard that you should keep pets out of the bedroom because they’re disruptive, but recent research says otherwise. Mayo Clinic scientists evaluated the sleep of 40 adults and their dogs via activity trackers for seven nights and found that people with dogs in their […]

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Tags: Dr. Lois Krahn, pets, Prevention, sleep, sleep medicine


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