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November 27, 2019

Jacksonville father hopes to receive lifesaving kidney transplant in time for holiday season

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Action News Jaxby Alicia Tarancon Shannon Stephens, a local father of three, is in need of a new kidney. Recently, he was placed on the waiting list for a transplant at Mayo Clinic. “Every time my phone rings, my heart is about to jump out of my chest, you know just waiting for that phone […]

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Tags: ActionNewsJax, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, Shannon Stephens


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


July 18, 2019

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

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

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


May 24, 2019

Mom suffers stroke caused by heart defect she didn’t know she had

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Action News Jaxby Lorena Inclan Most people never know they have it, but for some, it can lead to a stroke in the prime of their life. That’s what happened to Julie Rotz. She was at home one night with her 4-year-old daughter when she heard a sharp noise in her head. “Sounds as if […]

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Tags: ActionNewsJax, Dr. Peter Pollak, heart defect, Julie Rotz, stroke


May 16, 2019

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

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

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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May 9, 2019

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

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

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


February 8, 2019

Heart Disease Awareness with Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

News4Jax Dr. Amy Pollak of Mayo Clinic Jacksonville is interviewed. Reach: WAWS-TV/30 is the Fox affiliate. WTEV-TV/47 is the CBS affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Context: Amy Pollak, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. The Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is one of the largest and most comprehensive heart practices in the world. It includes more than 240 subspecialized […]

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January 12, 2018

Mayo Clinic cleared to create larger batches of stem cells for clinical trials

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

ActionNewsJax by Kaitlyn Chana Stem cells can be used to fight diseases or replace cells damaged by things like chemotherapy. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for Mayo Clinic to create larger batches of stem cells. The process by which they’re doing that is through an automated bioreactor-based stem cell production platform. […]

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Tags: ActionNewsJax, Dr. Guojun Bu, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cells


December 7, 2017

New lung restoration center coming to Mayo Clinic’s Duval County campus

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

ActionNewsJax By early 2019, a lung restoration facility will be added to the Mayo Clinic’s Duval County campus. “It’s going to be regenerating lungs that would otherwise be thrown in the trash,” professor of medicine Charles Bruce said.  Bruce called the facility a first of its kind in the state.  It will essentially be a […]

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Tags: ActionNewsJax, Dr Charles Bruce, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, lung restoration center, lung transplants


November 3, 2017

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

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. Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Emily Blahnik   CNN Emergency declaration is key to curbing opioid epidemic, experts say by […]

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