Items Tagged ‘alzheimer’s disease’

March 8, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

NBC News, Was there something ‘I missed’: Kentucky cheerleader’s sudden death leaves dad agonized by Farnoush Amiri — The sudden death of a 13-year-old Kentucky cheerleader on the day of a competition has shocked her community and left her father agonizing over whether he could have done more…Her father, Dan Schalck, said his daughter’s hands […]

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Tags: Alex Trebek, alzheimer's disease, blizzard, blood pressure, BPA, Brianna Skrukrud, C. Difficile, Camp Sweet Life, cannabidiol, CBD oil, Center for Individualized Medicine, Cindy Gallea


March 1, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

CNN, Tech platforms, stop enabling the anti-vaxers by Megan Garcia — Anti-vaccine groups with subtle names like The National Vaccine Information Center and less subtle names like Rage Against Vaccines have, for decades, used debunked research to fuel parents’ fears of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, generating a surge in unvaccinated children in the […]

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Tags: Alliance to HEAL, alzheimer's disease, anti-vaxers, biomedical research, blizzard, Cancer, carillon, CBD oil, Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro, Chemotherapy, colon cancer, cough


February 22, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 22, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Wall Street Journal, The Fitness Plan for Serious Schmoozers by Jen Murphy — “You really need to make an effort to counteract the effects of sitting for eight hours a day,” says Donald Hensrud, director of the Healthy Living Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “Just being active won’t cut it. You need […]

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Tags: Alexa, alzheimer's disease, Anatomage Table, anesthesia, aquatic physical therapy, asthma, Big Blue Dragon Boat, blood sugar, board of trustees, burnout, caregivers, cervical cancer


February 15, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

STAT, New voices at patients’ bedsides: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple by Casey Ross — Mayo Clinic, one of the pioneers of voice in health care, built an Alexa-enabled program to deliver first aid instructions to consumers. More recently, it has begun piloting the use of the technology to deliver post-discharge instructions to patients recovering […]

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Tags: Alexa, alzheimer's disease, Amy Klobuchar, Barney Barnhart, black history month, blood sugar, Carson Wentz, Cathy Deimeke, cholla cactus, CREST, Criss Ross, Donna Marathon


February 8, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Washington Post, Daily exercise, even just a brisk walk, has been shown to lower blood pressure by William B. Farquhar — Often, there are no signs or symptoms of hypertension, which is why it is referred to as the “silent killer.” Even among adults who have been diagnosed with hypertension, nearly half do not have […]

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Tags: Alliance to HEAL, alzheimer's disease, anxiety, Breast Cancer, cognitive decline, cold, cold weather, CPR, Cybersecurity, destination medical center, diet, DMC


February 1, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

NBC News, Lowering blood pressure may help cut risk of early dementia, study finds by Shamard Charles, M.D. — Drastically lowering blood pressure may help protect memory and thinking skills later in life, researchers reported Monday — the first hopeful sign that it’s possible to lower rates of mental decline… “In very old people, we […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, anti depressants, blood pressure, Breast Cancer, Caring Canines, cholesterol, Civica Rx, Cologuard, colon cancer, concussion, dementia, diet


January 25, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 25, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

New York Times, Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping by Gina Kolata — Scientists warned osteoporosis patients on Thursday to avoid two common procedures used to shore up painful fractures in crumbling spines. The treatments, which involve injecting bone cement into broken vertebrae, relieve pain no better than a placebo does, […]

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Tags: affordable housing, AliveCor, alkaline water, alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, Bradly Prigge, brain disease, carillon, Center for Individualized Medicine, Chippewa Valley, colds, Colorectal Cancer


January 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 18, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Health, This Is the Best Diet for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by Emily Shiffer — …For starters, it helps to understand what exactly PCOS is. “Polycystic ovary syndrome is often misunderstood because there is no one test that gives the diagnosis,” says Alice Chang, MD, endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. While difficult to diagnose, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Ativa, Bailey MacInnis, Becki Hanson, Bill Henrichs, C. Difficile, cavernous malformations, cold, Corey Koskie, corticosteroids, dementia, destination medical center


December 21, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Happy holidays!  Mayo Clinic in the News will be taking a week off.  We’ll be back on January 4, 2019. Wall Street Journal, How pilates helps fight atrophy by Jen Murphy — Pilates can be particularly helpful for people with stability and motor-related issues, says Jane Hein, a physical therapist and lead Pilates instructor at the Mayo […]

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Tags: 3D mammogram, aging, Alison Ecklund, All Abilities Trane Park, altitude sickness, alzheimer's disease, Amelia Davis, Anita Bissinger, Anna Beth Morgan, Antonio Wimbush, Antwan Dixon, Aromatherapy


December 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 7, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Reuters, Asian longhorned tick spreading in U.S by Lisa Rapaport — The Asian longhorned tick has spread across nine states since it first appeared in the U.S. last year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…“At this time there is no evidence that the Asian longhorned tick can transmit […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Asian longhorned tick, Barbara Bush, body contouring, burnout, Cancer, carpal tunnel, Cokie Roberts, concussion, CTE, dehydration, Dr. Adelaide M. Arruda-Olson


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