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November 15, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 15, 2019

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

NBC News, New NASA study finds long-haul danger for astronauts: Blood flow in reverse by Denise Chow — Spaceflight can halt and even reverse blood flow in astronauts’ upper bodies, a NASA report said Wednesday, a startling discovery that has important implications for future trips to Mars and other long-duration missions…“Medicine in space is a […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, anxiety, blood donation program, Breast Cancer, burning mouth syndrome, Cancer, cannabis, Carla Brunsvold, Carrie Apuan, CHAMPs, Chemotherapy, Cindy Shireman


November 15, 2019

Juul stops sales of mint-flavored e-cigarettes

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

HealthDayby Dennis Thompson Juul Labs will halt sales of its mint-flavored electronic cigarettes, the company announced Thursday…Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Arizona conducted an examination of 17 cases involving vaping-linked lung injury — including lung biopsies. All of the patients examined had severe forms of the illness, and two had died. “Based on what we […]

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Tags: Dr. Brandon Larsen, HealthDay, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Vaping


November 15, 2019

Community conversation surrounding new documentary ‘The Opioid Fix’

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

KAAL Mayo Clinic and TPT-Twin Cities PBS teamed up to create a three part documentary series called ‘The Opioid Fix’ which looks at how the opioid epidemic started and what we as individual communities and a nation can to do help tackle it. Parts of the documentary were shown during a panel discussion Tuesday night […]

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Tags: KAAL, The Opioid Fix, TPT


November 15, 2019

‘Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites’

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Rochester Magazineby Steve Lange How Dr. Bobbi Pritt—the “Parasite Gal”—has made parasites accessible. Interesting. Relatable, even. All while fighting to save you from them. Reach: Rochester Magazine averages more than 56,000 readers per issue. In addition to the nearly 15,000 copies distributed monthly, Rochester Magazine is also released in its entirety in a turn-the-page format […]

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Tags: Dr. Bobbi Pritt, Mayo Clinic Clinical Parasitology Laboratory, parasites, Rochester magazine


November 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 8, 2019

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

Quartz, Rare genetic mutations protected a woman from developing Alzheimer’s by Katherine Ellen Foley — This case study “leads us to think about the importance of such studies in relatively understudied populations,” says Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, a neurogeneticist with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, who was not involved with the study. Scientific knowledge of the […]

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Tags: Andrea Malenya, Anne Bauch, anxiety, artificial Intelligence, bariatric surgery, biotech, Breast Cancer, Bu, Cancer, cardiovascular disease, Chemotherapy, Children's Center


November 7, 2019

Cardiac rehab after heart valve surgery tied to better outcomes

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Reutersby Lisa Rapaport The study wasn’t designed to prove whether or how cardiac rehab might directly affect patient outcomes, nor did it examine why some patients might not have been offered cardiac rehab or chose not to enroll.  Even so, the results underscore the importance of discussing options for cardiac rehab, when possible before surgery […]

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Tags: cardiac rehab, Dr. Randal Thomas, Reuters


November 7, 2019

How to stay healthy while traveling during the holidays

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Washington Postby Natalie B. Compton The secret to staying healthy during the holidays is no secret at all: Wash your hands. It’s the most important thing you can do while traveling, and it’s good form year-round, but particularly important in the winter. “Our hands are the interface between ourselves and the rest of the world,” […]

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Tags: Dr. Gina Suh, hand washing, Infectious Diseases, Washington Post


November 7, 2019

How daylight saving time affects your sleep and overall health

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

USA Todayby Ashley May Daylight saving time ends and clocks will “fall back” an hour this weekend, giving Americans the feeling of an extra hour in the morning, which could negatively affect their health. “Ever since the institution of daylight saving time, there has been controversy regarding whether it accomplishes its goals or not, and […]

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Tags: Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine, USA Today


November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s research happening in Jacksonville

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Action News Jaxby Meghan Moriarty Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found Alzheimer’s-related damage is actually caused by both when it starts and where it starts in the brain. Steve Waterhouse’s wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at 54. He didn’t notice memory loss, but he did see she was mixing up numbers in their company’s […]

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Tags: ActionNewsJax, alzheimer's disease, Dr. Melissa Murray


November 1, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 1, 2019

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

Washington Post, Health-care system causing rampant burnout among doctors, nurses by William Wan — Complex regulations on hospital reimbursement gives rise to a long list doctors must tic through in physical exams, even as they try to figure out what’s ailing a patient, so hospitals can charge more or less based on the exam’s complexity…“It’s […]

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Tags: AI, artificial Intelligence, Ashley Musch, asthma, Barbara Slaggie, Ben Merck, Biogen, blood pressure, brain tumor, breakfast, Breast Cancer, breast cancer vaccine


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