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September 20, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 20, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Wall Street Journal, Israel Prepares to Unleash AI on Health Care by Dov Lieber — Israel is becoming a testing ground for the power of artificial intelligence to improve health care… ​In May, Israel’s Innovation Authority signed a memorandum with the Mayo Clinic for Israeli health startups to team up with the U.S. institution’s researchers […]

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Tags: ADHD, aging, AI, alzheimer's disease, Apple Tree Dental, artificial Intelligence, Ben Crenshaw, BioSig, Blood Donor Program, board of trustees, bone marrow transplant, C. diff


August 16, 2019

Anxiety complicates life for dementia patients — and their caregivers

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Washington Postby Mary-Ellen Deily …Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s disease Research Center, recommends playing a person’s favorite music and using other behavioral approaches to distract them. He also advises against trying to convince a person with dementia that they’re worrying about something that isn’t real. Opt for distraction over confrontation, he said. […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, anxiety, Dr. Ronald Petersen, Washington Post


August 9, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 9, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Washington Post, How to create a sleep-friendly bedroom by Eustacia Huen — Keep the lights out: Lights out is essential to bedtime. In particular, avoid exposure to the blue light from LED bulbs and electronic devices, says Pablo Castillo, sleep medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic. “The body reacts to this artificial light as if it […]

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July 26, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 26, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Washington Post, What’s the best time of day to exercise, morning or evening? by Marlene Cimons — “Exercising late at night may interfere with sleep as it tends to energize you and enhance alertness, although some people like to exercise at the end of the day to help relieve the stresses of the day and […]

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Tags: aerospace medicine, alzheimer's disease, belly fat, Bifourmis, blood pressure, Cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, cognitive decline, creatinine, dementia, diet, Dr. Alyssa Larish


July 19, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

New York Times, Is Your Heartbeat Off, or Blood Sugar High? On the Road, You Can Keep Track by Joshua Brockman — Dr. Bithika Thompson, the director of the diabetes program at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, said the F.D.A.-approved wearable monitors — including the continuous glucose monitors and flash monitors like Abbott’s Freestyle Libre, […]

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Tags: aging brain, alzheimer's disease, Amazon Alexa, Biofourmis, blood donation, blood sugar, broken-heart syndrome, calcium, Cancer, celiac disease, Chris Fjosne, Coulee Recovery Center


July 18, 2019

Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

US News & World Reportby Steven Reinberg Losing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. But using your brain can help keep it sharp, and it’s never too late to start reaping the benefits, researchers say. Why keeping mentally active has […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, brain health, dementia, Dr. Yonas Geda, mild cognitive impairment, U.S. News & World Report


July 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 12, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Science, Even if you don’t play contact sports, you could develop signs of traumatic brain injury by Sabine Galvis — Scientists looking for a link between repeated brain trauma and lasting neurological damage typically study the brains of soldiers or football players. But it’s unclear whether this damage—known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)—is prevalent in […]

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Tags: air quality, alzheimer's disease, Amazon Alexa, anxiety, ASCO, babysitting, belly fat, Chad Corey, Charles Allie, Cheryl Hadaway, Cognitive Impairment, dementia


July 12, 2019

Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDayby Steven Reinberg Losing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. But using your brain can help keep it sharp, and it’s never too late to start reaping the benefits, researchers say. Why keeping mentally active has this effect isn’t known, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, brain health, dementia, Dr. Yonas Geda, HealthDay, mild cognitive impairment


June 28, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 28, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Reuters, Strobing stage lights could up risk of epileptic seizures by Saumya Joseph — “If the lighting environment suddenly changes, someone may not have much time to reposition themselves if they are vulnerable,” said Dr. David Burkholder, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who wasn’t involved in the study. “Nothing is completely […]

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June 7, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 7, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Associated Press, Companies report progress on blood tests to detect cancer by Marilynn Marchione — …It’s not clear what evidence the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would require to consider for approval. Sometimes tests can be sold through looser lab accreditation pathways rather than by seeking FDA approval. Grail and Thrive already have larger studies […]

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Tags: ADHD, AI, alzheimer's disease, Anna-Maria Kellen, apps, April Poolman, artificial Intelligence, Battle of the Badges, Bea Farmer, BJ Farmer, blood donation, Breast Cancer


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