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January 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 17, 2020

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

USA Today, Drinking tea regularly may help you live longer and healthier, new study finds by Joshua Bote — The study also acknowledged that the positive benefits of tea were more robust in men than women. Dr. Eugenia Gianos, the director of women’s heart health at New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital, said that may […]

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Tags: aging, AI, alzheimer's disease, artificial Intelligence, birth defects, brain health, Cheeriodicals, cross-country skiing, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, Don Elliott, Dr. Angela Mattke


January 16, 2020

No one knew why some Amish children were dying suddenly, now researchers have some answers

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

CNNby Harmeet Kaur After the deaths of the first two children, a medical examiner who conducted the autopsies got in touch with researchers at the Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory in 2004. Researchers at the lab had pioneered the concept of molecular autopsy, using genetic testing to understand the cause of […]

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Tags: CNN, David Tester, Dr. Michael Ackerman, Windland Smith Rice Comprehensive Sudden Cardiac Death Program


January 16, 2020

Physician burnout widespread, especially among those midcareer, report says

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Wall Street Journalby Brianna Abbott The report, published on Wednesday by medical-information platform Medscape, breaks down the generational differences in burnout and how doctors cope with the symptoms that are widespread throughout the profession. “There are a lot more similarities than differences, and what that highlights is that burnout in medicine right now is really […]

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Tags: Dr. Colin West, Mayo Clinic, physician burnout, Wall Street Journal


January 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic’s new data-sharing initiative launches first project

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Modern Healthcareby Jessica Kim Cohen The Mayo Clinic will target drug discovery in its latest effort to improve healthcare through data insights, the Rochester, Minn.-based health system said Tuesday. The clinical data analytics platform—Mayo Clinic Platform’s first project since launching last year—is a “mechanism by which the data of the past can be used to […]

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Tags: Clinical Data Analytics Platform, Dr. John Halamka, Mayo Clinic platform, Modern Healthcare


January 16, 2020

Mayo in La Crosse uses certified nurse-midwives to assist in OB shortage

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

WEAU Eau Claireby Hayley Spitler Fewer doctors are pursuing careers in Obstetrics, according to Mayo Clinic Health Systems. They estimate there will be a shortage of 6,000 to 8,000 OBs this year. As a result, Mayo in La Crosse has created a collaborative care model with certified nurse-midwives. “We will stay in-house all the time, […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System, midwifes, WEAU-TV Eau Claire


January 16, 2020

Flamenco dance offers unique form of healing for stroke patients

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Arizona ABC 15by Nohelani Graf An Arizona Flamenco troop has been putting on shows for years at Mayo Clinic events. They do a bit of audience participation, teaching a series of clapping rhythms and helping the audience fumble through the coordination of using castanets, a traditional Spanish instrument that makes a “clacking” sound…Recreation therapists at […]

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Tags: ABC15 Arizona, Carol Graziano, Flamenco, Mayo Clinic, therapeutic movement


January 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 10, 2020

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

CNN, Losing one night’s sleep may increase risk factor for Alzheimer’s, study says by Sandee LaMotte — In a healthy person, tau and other toxins in the brain are cleared away during sleep, sort of like taking out the garbage. Losing sleep, or having disordered sleep in which sleep cycles are disrupted, can interfere with […]

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Tags: AI, allergies, alzheimer's disease, Amish, Angela Murad, Angie Murad, artificial Intelligence, Austin Ferguson, baby names, back surgery, bariatric surgery, birth defects


January 10, 2020

How a growing trove of genetic data is informing medical breakthroughs

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

PBS Newshourby Miles O’Brien Individualized medicine, in which treatments are customized based on a patient’s unique DNA, is a rising field. Along with an ever-expanding genetic database, it offers tantalizing promise for solving some of medicine’s most daunting challenges. But individualized medicine also carries with it questions and risks — both moral and medical. Dr. […]

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Tags: Dr. Keith Stewart, genetics, Individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


January 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic, Helix to study the genetics of 100,000 patients

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Post-Bulletinby Jeff Kiger Mayo Clinic is partnering with a California-based firm to recruit 100,000 patients to participate in genetic testing to discover possible health problems and help develop a research database. Working with the genomics company Helix, Mayo Clinic is looking for patients to participate in a study called Tapestry that will initially test for […]

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Tags: Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Post Bulletin


January 10, 2020

Exercise may keep your brain healthy

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

HealthDay Exercise may do more than build body strength: New research shows it might also keep brain cells in shape. According to the study, exercise helps maintain the brain’s gray matter, which is linked to various skills and thinking abilities. So, keeping your gray matter intact may help prevent thinking declines, the German researchers explained. […]

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Tags: aging, brain health, Dr. Ronald Petersen, exercise, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


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