Items Tagged ‘Breast Cancer’

February 15, 2019

Physician diagnosed with breast cancer uses her personal experience to help find a cure

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Lana Harris A local physician who was diagnosed with breast cancer has transformed her personal experience into a supportive group for others fighting a similar battle. Andi Sharp is used to taking care of other people. “I am an emergency care physician and a palliative care physician at Mayo Clinic,” Sharp […]

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Tags: 26.2 with Donna Marathon, Breast Cancer, Dr. Andi Sharp, Dr. Andrea Sharp, emergency medicine, First Coast News


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


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 14, 2018

Incontinence drug may cut hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDay by Steven Reinberg Hot flashes, a common curse in menopause, can be especially bothersome after breast cancer. But a new study suggests an existing medication may help. The drug is oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), long used to treat urinary incontinence. The study found that women taking the medicine had an average of five fewer hot […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Charles Loprinzi, Dr. Roberto Leon-Ferre, HealthDay, hot flashes, menopause


November 30, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 30, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Wall Street Journal, Doctors Rethink the Cause—and Treatment—of Diverticular Disease by Laura Landro — Researchers are also learning more about the role of obesity in the risk of diverticulitis, and recommend maintaining a healthy body-mass index—the measure of body fat in relation to height and weight. But in a Mayo Clinic study of rising rates […]

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Tags: active shooter, Adam Bracks, Aerial Yoga, AI, alzheimer's disease, artificial Intelligence, autoimmune encephalopathy, blood donation, Breast Cancer, Cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, clinical trials


November 21, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

New York Times, Why Don’t We Have Vaccines Against Everything? by Donald G. McNeil Jr. — …And as with weaponry, fear changes everything. In epidemiologically quiet times, the anti-vaccine lobby sows doubts; when Ebola or pandemic flu strikes, Americans clamor for protection. There are two obstacles to faster progress, said Dr. Gregory A. Poland, director […]

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Tags: active shooter, aging, AI, alcohol, Alex Biagi, Amanda Dernbach, antibiotics, artificial Intelligence, Breast Cancer, Cancer, carpal tunnel, Cathy Deimeke


November 9, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 9, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

USA Today, How Daylight Saving affects your sleep and overall health by Ashley May — Daylight Saving Time ends and clocks will “fall back” an hour this weekend, giving Americans the feeling of an extra hour in the morning, which could negatively affect their health. “Ever since the institution of Daylight Saving Time, there has […]

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Tags: blood donation, Breast Cancer, broken-heart syndrome, cellulitis, coffee, daylight saving time, diabetes, DNA kits, Dr. Adrian Vella, Dr. Ala Dababneh, Dr. Amaal Starling, Dr. Fred M. Kusumoto


November 2, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 2, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Associated Press, Trippy depression treatment? Hopes and hype for ketamine by Lindsey Tanner — It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. Now the chameleon drug ketamine is finding new life as an unapproved […]

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Tags: acute kidney injury, bike racks, blood donation, Breast Cancer, breast cancer vaccine, breastfeeding, C. Difficile, Caroline Wozniacki, dementia, depression, Dr. Brynn Dredla, Dr. Daniel Grossman


November 1, 2018

Mayo researchers working on vaccines to treat – possibly prevent – breast cancer

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel A Mayo Clinic immunologist in Jacksonville envisions a not-so distant future where vaccines could help stop the relapse of cancer in patients who have already been successfully treated for breast cancer. Keith Knutson’s team of researchers is also trying to develop a preventative vaccine that would be given to healthy […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, cancer vaccines, Dr. Keith Knutson, Ovarian Cancer


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