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May 17, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 17, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Reuters, Home-based heart rehab may help patients who can’t get to clinics by Lisa Rapaport — “Patients who experience a cardiac event (such as a heart attack or heart surgery), should participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program,” said lead author of the statement Dr. Randal Thomas, medical director of the cardiac rehab program at the […]

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Tags: aging, AI, Alexandria Van Gilder, AliveCor, artificial heart valve, artificial Intelligence, Ashley Zimmerman, brain aneurysm, Brittany Burnham, Camp Wabi, Cancer, canine brucellosis


May 17, 2019

‘Zombie cells’ buildup in your body may play role in aging

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Associated Pressby Malcolm Ritter Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill zombie cells and possibly treat the problems they bring. Basically the […]

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Tags: Associated Press, Dr. James Kirkland, senescent cells, zombie cells


May 17, 2019

Mayo Clinic Expands Deeper Into Worksite Care With New Partner

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Forbesby Bruce Japsen The Mayo Clinic is partnering with Premise Health to improve healthcare for workers at large companies that already receive Premise’s primary care, occupational health and pharmacy services at its wellness centers. Premise is focused on primary care and wellness services to self-insured employers so the arrangement with Mayo will add the noted […]

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Tags: Dr. David Hayes, Forbes, occupational health, pharmacy services, Premise Health, primary care


May 17, 2019

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons get real-time feedback from alert surgery patients

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

AZ Familyby Heidi Goitia It’s one thing to need brain surgery, it’s quite another to know that you will be awake for part of the operation. But that’s what doctors at the Mayo Clinic are doing because they say it gives them real time feedback on what’s working and what isn’t. Dr. Bernard R. Bendok […]

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Tags: AZ Family, Dr. Bernard Bendok, neurosurgery


May 17, 2019

Study to examine why some surgery patients become long-term opioid users and others do not

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Fox 9 Twin Citiesby Jeff Baillon Jessica A. Fenske has spent a lifetime in and out of hospitals…Despite relying on opioid painkillers for over a decade, she has never abused them. Carl White broke his back, twice…His exposure to opioids led to a full-blown addiction…Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are trying to figure out why […]

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Tags: Dr. W. Michael Hooten, FOX 9 Twin Cities, pain management


May 16, 2019

Degenerative brain disease robs local 44-year-old man of personality and speech

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Action News Jaxby Lorena Inclan Dr. Nilufer Ertekin-Taner a Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic, said FTD impacts tens of thousands of people in the U.S. alone.  Right now, Mayo Clinic is working on trying to find a cause.  “Unfortunately, right now we do not have therapies that can stop this disease, that can turn […]

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Tags: ActionNewsJax, Dr. Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, FTD


May 16, 2019

Effects of excess screen time for kids

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAALby Talia Milavetz Pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center Dr. Angela Mattke said there are signs indicating a child has had too much screen time. “If you’re seeing concerns with the way your child is growing and wondering are they getting enough social interaction with their peers? In teenagers, we can see too much screen […]

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Tags: Dr. Angela Mattke, KAAL, Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child


May 10, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 10, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

New York Times, In This Doctor’s Office, a Physical Exam Like No Other by Carl Zimmer — To scientists like Michael Snyder, chair of the genetics department at Stanford University, the future of medicine is data — lots and lots of data. He and others predict that one day doctors won’t just take your blood […]

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Tags: active shooter training, alzheimer's disease, Biofourmis, CABANA, Cancer, cancer drugs, CBD oil, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Chron's disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, clinical trials, COPD


May 10, 2019

Patients, Mayo Clinic doctors form support group for young adults battling cancer

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Arizona ABC 15by Allison Rodriquez Young adult cancer diagnoses have skyrocketed in the last few years. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 60,000 adults between 20 to 39 years old are diagnosed with cancer every year across the United States. While survival rates have improved for pediatric patients and older adults with cancer, […]

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Tags: ABC15 Phoenix, Cancer, cancer support groups, Dr. Allison Rosenthal, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


May 9, 2019

Mayo Clinic doctors leading the way in researching new disease that mimics Alzheimer’s

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

ActionNewsJaxby Lorena Inclan A breakthrough in studying memory loss for our older population has happened right in our backyard at Mayo Clinic. Researchers there have helped identify a brain disease that mimics Alzheimer’s. Dr. Dennis Dickson is one of the lead researchers, he’s been studying this newly named disease for 20 years. “The area that […]

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Tags: ActionNewsJax, Dr. Dennis Dickson, LATE, limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, memory loss


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