Items Tagged ‘concussion’

March 29, 2019

The dangers of later-in-life concussions

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

AARP by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock If there’s a growing consensus that concussions in midlife can be especially serious, there’s also evidence building that not all bumps on the head are the same. Which part of the brain has been injured, the severity of the injury and whether the injured person is a man or woman […]

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Tags: AARP.org, concussion, Dr. David Dodick


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 11, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 11, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

USA Today, A medical rarity: Two patients get back-to-back, triple-organ transplants by Ken Altucker — …Mayo Clinic Rochester has completed 100 multi-organ transplants, including four heart-liver-kidney transplants, said Alfredo Clavell, Mayo Rochester’s medical director of the heart transplant program. Clavell agreed that a new liver often allows patients to take lower levels of anti-rejection drugs […]

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Tags: anxiety, artificial Intelligence, blood drive, Cancer, Chron's disease, Civica Rx, concussion, diet, Dr. Alfredo Clavell, Dr. Amy L. Lightner, Dr. Charles Peters, Dr. Claude Deschamps


January 10, 2019

Experts recommend major changes to make hockey safer

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KARE 11, A group of experts, including Mayo Clinic doctors, are making major recommendations to make hockey a safer sport at all levels. Reach: KARE 11 is the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul and reaches more than 600,000 people each week in its coverage area.  Its website has more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month. Additional coverage:, KMSP, KTTC, KIMT, FOX […]

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Tags: concussion, Dr. Aynsley Smith, Dr. Michael Stuart, Hockey, KARE11, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine


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


June 8, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 8, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      HealthDay, Many Breast Cancer Survivors Not Getting Needed Mammograms by Steven Reinberg — After surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer, women still need regular screening. But many of them, especially black women, aren’t getting the mammograms they need, a new study finds. It’s essential to screen for a return of cancer so […]

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Tags: African-American health, Aimovig, alzheimer's disease, Ambient, artificial Intelligence, asthma, bee allergies, biobank, Breast Cancer, Cancer, celiac disease, Chemotherapy


April 27, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 27, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

        CBS News, East Asian tick species arrives in New Jersey, could carry dangerous virus — It’s the East Asian tick, sometimes called a longhorned or bush tick. Originally found in Asia, thousands of them are now in the Garden State. …That’s a problem, because like the deer ticks that spread Lyme […]

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Tags: Alan Bersten, allergies, alzheimer's disease, anesthesia, Angela L. Murad, antidepressant, Avicii, Barbara Bush, belly fat, Billy Gillispie, breastfeeding, C. Difficile


January 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 5, 2018

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

      Reuters, Vitamin D, calcium supplements may not lower fracture risk by Lisa Rapaport — Even though severe calcium or vitamin D deficiencies can contribute to loss of bone density and an increased risk of fractures, people with this problem are typically too sick to be included in clinical trials, noted Dr. Kurt […]

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Tags: affordable housing, Albert Lea, alcohol, alzheimer's disease, appendicitis, Autonomic Disorder, Barrett's esophagus, brain health, cardiomyopathy, Cholera, cholesterol, chronic pain


December 22, 2017

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 22, 2017

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

      CNN, 10 health questions that had you Googling this year by Jacqueline Howard — Another popular health question this year was “What causes hiccups?” which topped the list of trending health-related questions in the US, according to Grippi. Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle that separates your chest from your […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Breast Cancer, cardiovascular disease, cell phones, childhood literacy, Chron's disease, chronic pain, Chrono Therapeutics, concussion, congenital heart disease, Consuelo Lopez de Padilla, Dana Koenig


December 15, 2017

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 15, 2017

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

      New York Times, Sleep vs. Exercise? by Karen Weintraub — Desiree Ahrens, a certified health and wellness coach at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said that for the time-starved, there are ways to sneak exercise into the day without heading to the gym or a formal exercise class. Running up the […]

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Tags: addiction, aging, alzheimer's disease, anxiety, Balloon Brigade, Biofourmis, brain surgery, Breast Cancer, burnout, Children's Memorial Day, concussion, Desiree Ahrens


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