Women’s Health

October 4th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    October 4, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: ABC. Dr. Richard Besser, American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, anorexia nervosa, Big Ben, Bob Nellis, Brian Kilen, bulimia nervosa, CGI, CGI Commitment to Action, Clinton Global Initiative, concussions, Dallas Morning News


May 2nd, 2013

Mayo Clinic study finds explanation for postmenopausal belly fat

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Scientists have long known that lower estrogen levels after menopause can cause fat storage to shift from the hips and thighs to the abdomen. Now, a groundbreaking study, co-authored by the Mayo Clinic, has determined why: Proteins, revved up by the estrogen drop, cause fat cells to store more fat…Even though the research doesn’t provide […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Jensen, estrogen, fat storage, low estrogen levels, menopause, Star Tribune


April 23rd, 2013

‘Amazing journey’ continues – Kristy fights ovarian cancer by living a normal life

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Kristy Puetz has survived medical events that could easily sideline most people: ovarian cancer — two recurrences — liver and intestine metastases, bowel obstructions and invasive surgeries…There will be 23,000 new cases of ovarian, primary-peritoneal and fallopian-tube cancers diagnosed this year, says Karin Goodman, a Mayo Clinic ovarian-cancer nurse practitioner. Ovarian cancer will kill 15,000 […]

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Tags: Karin Goodman, Kristy Puetz, Ovarian Cancer, Post Bulletin, survival


April 11th, 2013

Study finds no fertility drug, ovarian cancer link

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Despite lingering concerns that using fertility drugs might raise a woman’s chances for later developing ovarian cancer, new research suggests the drugs don’t contribute any added risk. “One important message is women who need to use fertility drugs to get pregnant should not worry about using these fertility drugs,” said Dr. Albert Asante, lead author […]

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Tags: Dr. Albert Asante, fertility drug, no added risk, Ovarian Cancer, Reuters


April 9th, 2013

IUDs Safe for Teens, Study Says

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

“One of the hesitations in providing IUDs as the first-line option to adolescents has been this feeling of, ‘They won’t like it, they’ll take it out,'” Dr. Casey Petra, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic told The Huffington Post. On the contrary, the new study suggests that IUDs are “very […]

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Tags: Dr. Casey Petra, Huffington Post, IUD, Mayo Clinic obstetrics and gynecology, teen use


April 4th, 2013

Despite recommendations, only one-third of girls receive HPV vaccine

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Despite recommendations from physicians, more parents are choosing not to get their adolescent children vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV)…Dr. Robert Jacobson, medical director of the Employee and Community Health Immunization Program at Mayo Clinic, and Laura Carpenter, associate professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University, join The Daily Circuit to discuss why parents are shying […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Jacobson, HPV vaccine, human papilloma virus, Laura Carpenter, Mayo Clinic Employee and Community Health Immunization Program, MPR, physician recommendation, Vanderbilt University


April 2nd, 2013

Just ‘Weight’ Until Menopause: How Estrogen Deficiency Affects Women’s Fat Absorption

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

New research conducted by Sylvia Santosa, assistant professor in Concordia University’s Department of Exercise Science and Canada Research Chair in Clinical Nutrition, gives us a new look at the connection between fat storage and estrogen. By examining the fat storage process at a cellular level, Santosa and co-author Michael D. Jensen of the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: enzymes, estrogen, estrogen deficiency, fat storage, Medical News Today, menopause, Michael D. Jensen, proteins, Sylvia Santosa


April 1st, 2013

Medical Breakthroughs

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Ovarian Cancer Protection You May Already Have: Ovarian cancer is notoriously difficult to treat, but Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a widely used diabetes drug may help increase the 5-year survival rate of patients with the disease. In a small study, women with ovarian cancer who took the type 2 diabetes drug metformin […]

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Tags: diabetes drug, metformin, Ovarian Cancer, Prevention


March 21st, 2013

Vaginal products popular, some linked to infections

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Many personal lubricants, like K-Y jelly, contain glycerin which breaks down to sugars and promotes yeast infections and possibly also bacterial vaginosis, noted Dr. Mary Marnach, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “For this reason I recommend lubricants without glycerin such as Astroglide Free and those that are […]

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Tags: Astroglide Free, bacterial vaginosis, Dr. Mary Marnach, glycerin, infection, K-Y jelly, Reuters, vaginal products, yeast infections


March 7th, 2013

Some women dying too soon, study finds

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

“I suspect we’re now seeing the effects of increased smoking prevalence in women, which occurred in the 1980s through 2000 or so,” said Dr. Paul Loomis, family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. He noted there is a correlation between tobacco use and educational/socioeconomic levels, which are a couple of factors […]

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Tags: Dr. Paul Loomis, family medicine, Leader-Telegram, smoking, women


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