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January 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 18, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Health, This Is the Best Diet for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by Emily Shiffer — …For starters, it helps to understand what exactly PCOS is. “Polycystic ovary syndrome is often misunderstood because there is no one test that gives the diagnosis,” says Alice Chang, MD, endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. While difficult to diagnose, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Ativa, Bailey MacInnis, Becki Hanson, Bill Henrichs, C. Difficile, cavernous malformations, cold, Corey Koskie, corticosteroids, dementia, destination medical center


January 18, 2019

Meditate to cure menopause symptoms! Relaxing technique makes middle-aged women ‘feel less irritable and anxious’

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Daily Mail by Sam Blanchard Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota quizzed 1,744 women about their menopausal symptoms, stress levels and mindfulness. Women who scored higher on the mindfulness scale suffered less with irritability, depression and anxiety, the researchers found. Mindfulness did not make women less likely to be upset by hot flushes or […]

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Tags: Daily Mail, Dr. Richa Sood, menopausal symptoms, menopause, mindfulness


January 18, 2019

‘Anybody can do it’

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Albert Lea Tribune by Sam Wilmes On Jan. 21, 2016, former Albert Lea resident Dale Sanchez weighed more than 400 pounds, was diagnosed with Type II diabetes and informed his health was a life-or-death situation. Less than two years later, Sanchez has lost 200 pounds thanks to a change in his lifestyle and diet…He lost […]

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Tags: Albert Lea Tribune, Dale Sanchez, diet, Emily Schmidt, Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert Lea, Nutrition, Type II diabetes, weight loss


January 17, 2019

This couple divorced. Then she gave him her kidney.

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Washington Post by Cathy Free After 21 years of marriage, Bill Henrichs and Mary Ziegler — once high school sweethearts — concluded that they were no longer a good match. The couple amicably divorced in 1995 and went their separate ways, but they continued to see each other at their kids’ school and sporting events. […]

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Tags: Bill Henrichs, Dr. Andrew Bentall, kidney transplant, Mary Ziegler, Washington Post


January 17, 2019

Two Minnesota sisters help with Mayo research into genetic eye condition

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KARE 11 by Danny Spewak The symptoms appeared in their fifties. Terri Houle couldn’t read street signs on the road until it was too late to turn. Her sister, Sandra, couldn’t differentiate one face from another. Both had been diagnosed with Fuchs’ dystrophy, a swelling of the cornea that causes blurry and foggy vision. It […]

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Tags: Dr Keith Baratz, eye surgery, Fuchs' dystrophy, KARE11, Terri Houle


January 17, 2019

Kids and sleep: What you need to know

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

MPR by Angela Davis Twenty years ago, the sleep medicine program at Mayo Clinic did 18 pediatric sleep studies. Last year, it did more than 800. Although kids are still only a fraction of the sleep medicine patient population, it’s been growing quickly as doctors have focused on the importance of sleep to child and […]

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Tags: Dr. Robin Lloyd, Dr. Suresh Kotagal, Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine, MPR


January 11, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 11, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

USA Today, A medical rarity: Two patients get back-to-back, triple-organ transplants by Ken Altucker — …Mayo Clinic Rochester has completed 100 multi-organ transplants, including four heart-liver-kidney transplants, said Alfredo Clavell, Mayo Rochester’s medical director of the heart transplant program. Clavell agreed that a new liver often allows patients to take lower levels of anti-rejection drugs […]

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Tags: anxiety, artificial Intelligence, blood drive, Cancer, Chron's disease, Civica Rx, concussion, diet, Dr. Alfredo Clavell, Dr. Amy L. Lightner, Dr. Charles Peters, Dr. Claude Deschamps


January 10, 2019

How artificial intelligence can help fight heart disease

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

CNBC, — Paul Friedman, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Mayo Clinic, joins “Squawk Box” to explain how emerging A.I. technology can help prevent and treat heart disease. Additional coverage: KARE 11, Healthcare Informatics, DOTMed.com, Fierce Healthcare Reach: CNBC is a 24-hour cable television station offers business news and financial information. The channel provides real-time financial market coverage to […]

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Tags: AI, artificial Intelligence, Asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction, CNBC, Dr. Paul Friedman, EKG, electrocardiogram, heart disease


January 10, 2019

Too few women are getting cervical cancer screening

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDay by Robert Preidt The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is “unacceptably low,” researchers say. In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screenings, according […]

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Tags: 2015 National Health Interview Survey, cervical cancer screening, Dr. Kathy MacLaughlin, HealthDay, Pap test, Pap-HPV co-test, Rochester Epidemiology Project


January 10, 2019

Mayo doctor specializes in American Indians, cancer

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel She was 5 years old when her grandmother, Ada Salmon, told her that she was meant to be a healer. At the time, she didn’t really know what that meant, but the words from her grandmother, a member of the Choctaw Nation, stuck with her. In her 30s, Judith Kaur […]

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Tags: American Indians, Cancer, Dr. Judith Kaur, Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute’s Spirit of Eagles program


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