Items Tagged ‘Dr. Michael Ackerman’

February 20, 2020

Amish kids were dying mysteriously. Mayo scientists solved it. But can they treat it?

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

MPR Newsby Catharine Richert In 2004, Dr. Michael Ackerman got an unexpected phone call. On the other end of the line was a medical examiner in Kentucky who had recently performed a befuddling autopsy on a 12-year-old Amish girl. “He was perplexed why this seemingly healthy Amish child died suddenly during play,” said Ackerman, a […]

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Tags: David Tester, Dr. Michael Ackerman, MPR News, Uncategorized, Windland Smith Rice Comprehensive Sudden Cardiac Death Program


February 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 14, 2020

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

PBS, Paddling and Peregrines — The Prairie Sportsman crew paddles the Minnesota River with Natalie Warren, one of the first women to canoe 2,000 miles from Fort Snelling to Hudson Bay, then climbs atop a Mayo Clinic building to see peregrine falcons that were brought back from extinction in the Upper Midwest. Today.com, What causes […]

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Tags: 3D mammogram, aging, Amy Mattila, baby powder, Biogen, brain health, Breast Cancer, breast cancer vaccine, Cancer, CBT, CMS, coronavirus


January 16, 2020

No one knew why some Amish children were dying suddenly, now researchers have some answers

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

CNNby Harmeet Kaur After the deaths of the first two children, a medical examiner who conducted the autopsies got in touch with researchers at the Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory in 2004. Researchers at the lab had pioneered the concept of molecular autopsy, using genetic testing to understand the cause of […]

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Tags: CNN, David Tester, Dr. Michael Ackerman, Windland Smith Rice Comprehensive Sudden Cardiac Death Program


March 8, 2019

Was there something ‘I missed’: Kentucky cheerleader’s sudden death leaves dad agonized

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

NBC News 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 felt cold and she complained about tingling in her limbs. The next thing […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Ackerman, NBC News, sudden death


August 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 17, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

Wall Street Journal, Troubling Rise in Pregnancy-Related Heart Problems by Sumathi Reddy— The number of women having heart attacks before, during and after deliveries increased by 25% from 2002 through 2013, according to a study published in July in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Around 4.5% of women who had heart attacks died, a high […]

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June 15, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 15, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      Reuters, Many migraine sufferers skip effective behavioral treatment by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock — “For many years, a lot of patients with migraines were told the disorder was all in their head, or they were depressed or stressed out. It’s important that as headache specialists we emphasize to our patients that we are […]

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May 18, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 18, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      Reuters, Doctors don’t always explain sexual side effects of prostate treatments — “Patients didn’t previously have choices about their treatments and accepted the side effects,” said Dr. Tobias Kohler of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who wasn’t involved in the study. “But now, we’re seeing minimally invasive treatments that offer excellent […]

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Tags: AliveCor, allergies, Allie Wergin, Alyssa Duane, alzheimer's disease, Amazon Alexa, Amy Lannen, angiography, artificial Intelligence, atrial fibrillation, biotetch, Breast Cancer


April 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 6, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      Reuters, Many in U.S. take more calcium supplements than necessary by Lisa Rapaport — The study wasn’t a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how calcium supplements might help or harm health…Still, results add to the evidence that use of calcium supplements is declining, in part out of safety concerns, said […]

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March 30, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      New York Times, At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias by Michael Powell — Dr. Todd B. Nippoldt, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., spoke to the scientific and health consequences of unregulated and illegal use. “These people are carrying out quite sophisticated experiments on themselves […]

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Tags: Allison Matthews, baldness, Boston Scientific, Cancer, Chemotherapy, cognitive decline, destination medical center, DMC, doping, Dr. Angela Lunde, Dr. Charles Mayo, Dr. David Dodick


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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