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September 20, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 20, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Wall Street Journal, Israel Prepares to Unleash AI on Health Care by Dov Lieber — Israel is becoming a testing ground for the power of artificial intelligence to improve health care… ​In May, Israel’s Innovation Authority signed a memorandum with the Mayo Clinic for Israeli health startups to team up with the U.S. institution’s researchers […]

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Tags: ADHD, aging, AI, alzheimer's disease, Apple Tree Dental, artificial Intelligence, Ben Crenshaw, BioSig, Blood Donor Program, board of trustees, bone marrow transplant, C. diff


September 20, 2019

Hysterectomy tied to depression, anxiety

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDayby Robert Preidt Having a hysterectomy can be a traumatic experience, and new research now shows it may also increase the long-term risk for depression and anxiety. “Our study shows that removing the uterus may have more effect on physical and mental health than previously thought,” said senior author Dr. Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, an ob-gyn at […]

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Tags: anxiety, depression, Dr. Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, Health Day, hysterectomy and depression, Rochester Epidemiology Project


September 20, 2019

Scientists take a step towards beating the pain of old age

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

The Timesby Rhys Blakely Scientists have said that they may be able to reverse the frailty of old age after using drugs to flush toxic cells from the body for the first time. The trial led researchers closer to a revolution in medicine that could transform the care and treatment of older people with chronic […]

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Tags: aging, Dr. James Kirkland, senescent cells, senolytic drugs, The Times


September 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic Health System construction update

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAAL Construction is underway at Mayo Clinic’s Health System campus in Austin, Minn. It’s part of an $11 million investment to boost its services for patients and staff.  “We have six phases,” said Tricia Dahl, the site’s operations administrator. “We expect to be done in the year 2020, early 2021.” “On the outside, what’s most […]

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Tags: Albert Lea, Austin, construction update, KAAL, Mayo Clinic Health System, Tricia Dahl


September 19, 2019

‘Breakthrough’ diagnostics and research possible at Mayo Clinic’s new radiochemistry facility in Jacksonville

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Unionby Beth Reese Cravey The $10 million Robert and Monica Jacoby Building houses a $1.5 million cyclotron, a particle accelerator that produces radioactive pharmaceuticals for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. When injected intravenously prior to a patient undergoing scans, the drugs create accurate images of tumors and other abnormalities, even small amounts of cancer cells. […]

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Tags: Cancer, cyclotron facility, Dr. Kent Thielen, Florida Times-Union, heart disease, Mayo Clinic in Florida, radiochemistry


September 13, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 13, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

STAT, It’s not just bosses who harass health workers: Hospitals start addressing patients’ ‘egregious’ behavior by Jacquelyn Corley — At Mayo Clinic last year, a male patient groped a female doctor in the presence of several other staff members. She immediately notified hospital administrators using a new reporting system, and the patient was terminated from […]

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Tags: 9/11, alcoholism, anxiety, Apple Tree Dental, Ashley Zimmerman, Ashton Hanson, AVM, Battle of the Badges, belly fat, blastomycosis, brain health, chest pain


September 12, 2019

Google, Mayo Clinic strike sweeping partnership on patient data

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

STATby Casey Ross Mayo Clinic, one of medicine’s most prestigious brands, announced Tuesday that it has struck a sweeping partnership with Google to store patient data in the cloud and build products using artificial intelligence and other technologies to improve care. The 10-year partnership is a testament to Google’s expanding role in the U.S. health […]

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Tags: cloud computing, Cris Ross, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Dr. Steve Peters, google, STAT


September 12, 2019

Health professionals urge people to stop vaping as lung illnesses and deaths climb

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTCby Linda Ha Health officials have launched a multi-state investigation into the rapidly growing number of vaping-related illnesses that have put otherwise healthy people in the hospital with lung diseases. “It’s really scary because we don’t know what the cause is so we don’t know how to prevent it other than to tell people you […]

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Tags: Dr. Taylor Hays, KTTC, Nicotine Dependence Center at Mayo Clinic, Vaping


September 12, 2019

What to know about diabetes and risks of low blood sugar, hypoglycemia

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Today.comby Mary Elizabeth Gillis A recent study by the Mayo Clinic estimated about 20 percent of diabetes patients are treated too intensively with medicines or insulin, which led to thousands of hospital visits for hypoglycemia. “This is a big problem … and it’s been around for many years now and unfortunately the number [of cases] […]

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Tags: diabetes, Dr. Rozalina McCoy, hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, OptumLabs, today.com


September 12, 2019

Let’s bring menopause out of the shadows

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

MPR Newsby Julie Siple and Angela Davis Angela Davis sat down for a conversation about what happens to a woman’s body in the years around menopause, and what women can do about it… Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Women’s Health, current medical director of the North American Menopause Society, and medical […]

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Tags: Dr. Stephanie Faubion, menopause, MPR, Women's Health


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