Items Tagged ‘A.L.S.’

July 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 5, 2019

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

Washington Post, Closing the achievement gap, with help from the Mayo Clinic by Mikhail Zinshteyn — Amarachi Orakwue felt stifled during high school in Minnesota, having immigrated to the United States from Nigeria in 2010. She “stuck out like a sore thumb,” she said, as one of the few students of color in class. “I […]

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Tags: A.L.S., acupuncture, AI, Amanda Holloway, Amarachi Orakwue, Andy Cohen, artificial Intelligence, Audrey Umbreit, blood sugar, Chron's disease, COPD, dementia


Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 19, 2019

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

Washington Post, CTE researchers discover possible step toward diagnostic test for living patients by Jacob Bogage — Medical researchers have made what they cautiously characterized as a possible first step toward diagnosing the neurodegenerative illness chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients, according to an article published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. […]

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Tags: A.L.S., aging, arthritis, Ashley Schmitt, Aspirin, Breast Cancer, burnout, cannabis, carillon, Cathy Fraser, Christie Vogel, Cris Ross


March 28, 2019

ALS patient helps develop program to use facial muscles to move wheelchair

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel When artist Sandra Murphy-Pak could no longer move her arms to paint, she began using the toes of her right foot, dipping them in paint and applying the paint to the canvas. Her condition has worsened, and six years after noticing the first symptoms of ALS, she can no longer […]

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Tags: A.L.S., Dr. Bjorn Oskarsson, Florida Times-Union, Sandra Murphy-Pak


December 14, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 14, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

HealthDay, AHA: Exercise After Heart Attack May Improve Survival — The study supports exercise as “one of the most important medicines people can take before cardiac events but, in particular, after them as well,” said Dr. Randal Thomas, medical director of the cardiac rehabilitation program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The study sends […]

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Tags: 3-D breast imaging, A.L.S., Alexander D. Weston, All Abilities Park, Annie Redlin, apple cider vinegar, Balloon Brigade, BioSig, breathing techniques, Cancer, CBD, chatbots


September 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 21, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

The Atlantic, Wiping Out the Brain’s Retired Cells Prevents a Hallmark of Alzheimer’s by Ed Yong — In 2016, Darren Baker and Jan van Deursen from the Mayo Clinic announced that they had discovered a new way to prolong the life of mice: They cleansed the rodents of retired cells. Over time, the cells of […]

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Tags: A.L.S., alzheimer's disease, anger, artificial Intelligence, behavioral therapy, bladder cancer, Brandon Olson, Chemotherapy, cognitive decline, COPD, Dennis Dahlen, Destiny Rodgers


April 13, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 13, 2018

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

        Washington Post, This 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s smallest mechanical heart valve by Lindsey Bever — When Sadie Rutenberg was born, she had a gaping hole between the two sides of her heart, and her heart valves were malformed and leaking… Sadie was born with a complete […]

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Tags: A.L.S., academic neurology, alzheimer's disease, beta-blockers, Brad Anderson, cancer vaccine, chronic disease, dense breast tissue, Diversity, DMC, Dr. Anthony Villare, Dr. Bjorn Oskarsson


March 23, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 23, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      USA Today, ‘Highly fit’ middle-age women nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia decades later, study finds by Karen Weintraub — Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in mid-life, decades before disease sets in, makes sense, said David Knopman, a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, who was not involved in the study. […]

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Tags: 3D printing, A.L.S., affordable housing, allergies, alzheimer's disease, Amber Kohnhorst, arthritis, asthma, autism, Bailey Sevier, Billy Gillispie, blood donation


March 16, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 16, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      New York Times, Black Cancer Matters by Susan Gubar — Given the mortality discrepancies, it is disturbing that African-Americans are underrepresented as subjects in cancer research, as are other minorities. According to research by Dr. Narjust Duma of the Mayo Clinic, only 6 percent of participants in clinical trials are black, although […]

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Tags: A.L.S., angel gowns, anxiety, Bill Schluter, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Daylight Savings Time, dementia, diarrhea, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr. Angela Lunde, Dr. Barry Borlaug


January 19, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 19, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      Reuters, Cognitive Test Given to Trump Is a 10-Minute Routine Screening by Julie Steenhuysen — The cognitive test on which U.S. President Donald Trump received a perfect score is considered a good screening tool for mental decline in an otherwise healthy person, medical experts said…The cognitive test on which U.S. President Donald […]

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Tags: A.L.S., accupuncture, ALS News Today, asthma, breastfeeding, Brian Langenhorst, Cognitive Test, cold weather, Dani Johnson, destination medical center, diabetes, Discovery Square


January 12, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 12, 2018

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

        Reuters, Hot flashes caused by cancer therapy can be prevented, treated by Carolyn Crist — Dr. Charles Loprinzi of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who has researched cancer symptoms for more than 25 years, told Reuters Health by phone, “One patient told me that in the winter, she’d get in […]

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Tags: A.L.S., Alena Rose Brown, alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, anesthesia, angioplasty, antidepressants, Ben Utecht, Bill Schluter, bloat, brain trauma, Breast Cancer


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