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July 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 19, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

New York Times, Is Your Heartbeat Off, or Blood Sugar High? On the Road, You Can Keep Track by Joshua Brockman — Dr. Bithika Thompson, the director of the diabetes program at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, said the F.D.A.-approved wearable monitors — including the continuous glucose monitors and flash monitors like Abbott’s Freestyle Libre, […]

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Tags: aging brain, alzheimer's disease, Amazon Alexa, Biofourmis, blood donation, blood sugar, broken-heart syndrome, calcium, Cancer, celiac disease, Chris Fjosne, Coulee Recovery Center


July 18, 2019

This show is really ‘Sick.’ If you’re concerned about your health, that’s why you should watch it.

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Washington Postby Erin Blakemore In a scene from the series, Roberto Cattaneo of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., explains why measles is so contagious. “Sick,” a YouTube show from Seeker, a digital publisher devoted to science, answers that question in gripping, often gross detail. The first season of the series is online now. Reach: Weekday […]

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Tags: Dr. Roberto Cattaneo, measles virus, Sick and YouTube, Washington Post


July 18, 2019

Egyptian hospital joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KROC-Radioby Andy Brownell The Mayo Clinic Care Network is expanding in the Middle East. The Mayo Clinic today announced a new affiliation with a medical center in Cairo, Egypt. The Saudi German Hospital Cairo is the first health care provider in Egypt to join the network and the first on the African continent. The Mayo […]

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Tags: Dr. David Hayes, KROC AM, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Saudi German Hospital Cairo


July 18, 2019

Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

US News & World Reportby Steven Reinberg Losing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. But using your brain can help keep it sharp, and it’s never too late to start reaping the benefits, researchers say. Why keeping mentally active has […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, brain health, dementia, Dr. Yonas Geda, mild cognitive impairment, U.S. News & World Report


July 18, 2019

Be The Match: Diversity in bone marrow transplant donors could save more lives

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Action News Jax Andrew Garcia is earning his associate degree and has big dreams. “I plan to become a physical therapist’s assistant,“ he said Wednesday. he 22-year-old’s plan was put on hold last year, when he was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. It causes bone marrow failure. Garcia explained, “I’m getting started on my life and […]

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Tags: ActionNewsJax, Andrew Garcia, bone marrow transplant, Dr. James Foran, Myelodysplastic Syndrome


July 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 12, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Science, Even if you don’t play contact sports, you could develop signs of traumatic brain injury by Sabine Galvis — Scientists looking for a link between repeated brain trauma and lasting neurological damage typically study the brains of soldiers or football players. But it’s unclear whether this damage—known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)—is prevalent in […]

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Tags: air quality, alzheimer's disease, Amazon Alexa, anxiety, ASCO, babysitting, belly fat, Chad Corey, Charles Allie, Cheryl Hadaway, Cognitive Impairment, dementia


July 12, 2019

Scientists discover autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Science Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer. Called “testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis,” the disease causes severe neurological symptoms in men. They progressively lose control of their limbs, eye movements, and, […]

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Tags: Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Dr. Sean Pittock, Mayo Clinic and University of California, Mayo Clinics Neuroimmunology Laboratory, San Francisco, Science Magazine, The New England Journal of Medicine


July 12, 2019

Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDayby Steven Reinberg Losing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. But using your brain can help keep it sharp, and it’s never too late to start reaping the benefits, researchers say. Why keeping mentally active has this effect isn’t known, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, brain health, dementia, Dr. Yonas Geda, HealthDay, mild cognitive impairment


July 12, 2019

Mayo center will place new focus on women’s health

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribuneby Jeremy Olson Mayo Clinic is opening a women’s health center to provide holistic and tailored care — not just in gender-specific fields such as breast health and gynecology, but in broader areas of medicine where the needs of women have been overlooked or misunderstood. Launched late last month through a $5 million donation […]

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Tags: George Family Foundation, Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health, Penny and Bill George, philanthrophy, Star Tribune, Women's Health


July 12, 2019

Space flight doctor

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Arizona PBS This July is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing. The first astronauts to land on the moon and the many others who flew into space were selected in part because of their excellent health and physical condition. Now, the emergence of private space flight will mean civilians going into space who […]

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Tags: aerospace medicine, Apollo 11, Arizona PBS, moon landing, Sr. Jan Stepanek


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