Items Tagged ‘First Coast News’

June 15, 2018

WAITING GAME | Difficult surgery done in Jacksonville changes how transplant patients get listed

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Lindsey Boetsch A unique kind of transplant done at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville gave a man years, if not decades, instead of hours…”One side of his chest was extremely small, really compacted from his disease. So, we could never get the same donor’s lungs to match both sides,” said Mayo […]

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Tags: Dr. Matthew Thomas, First Coast News, lung tranplant


May 16, 2018

Melanoma survivor: Just checking your skin goes a long way

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Juliette Dryer More than 91,000 new melanomas will be diagnosed in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. One Nocatee woman never expected to be one of them. “I’ve been running for many years,” Cynthia Ryan said. “I’ve done 30 marathons, so I spend a lot of time outside.”… “We live […]

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Tags: Dermatology, Dr. Scott Fosco, First Coast News, melanoma, skin cancer


April 27, 2018

Mayo Clinic: Talking about the future of lungs

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News Dr. Cesar Keller, appears live as a guest on Good Morning Jacksonville. Dr. Keller discussed  the future of lung transplantation. Reach: First Coast News refers to three television stations in Jacksonville, Florida. WJXX, the ABC affiliate; WTLV, the NBC affiliate; and WCWJ, the CW affiliate. Context:  Cesar Keller, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic critical care […]

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Tags: Dr. Cesar Keller, First Coast News, lung transplants


April 20, 2018

New Alzheimer’s definition could help prevent onset of symptoms

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Juliette Dryer When you think of Alzheimer’s Disease, you likely imagine the confusion, memory loss and other symptoms that go along with it. Under a new framework for Alzheimer’s Research, the disease would no longer be defined by these symptoms, but rather by physical characteristics in the brain. Dr. Neill Graff-Radford, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Dr. Neill Graff-Radford, First Coast News, Medical research


March 30, 2018

Mayo Clinic now offering integrated therapies for cancer patients

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Lindsey Boetsch A new program at The Mayo Clinic Jacksonville is helping patients integrate different treatment plans. This is in addition to their normal chemotherapy and radiation. The goal is to help reduce the risk of cancer coming back and give the patients a way to live a healthier life…”We want […]

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Tags: Breast Clinic, Dr. Dawn Mussallem, First Coast News


March 16, 2018

Living with colon cancer: One man’s journey through treatment

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Alexander Osladacz Dr. Pashtoon Kasi from the Mayo Clinic explained an alarming rise in colorectal cancers among younger patients – in their 20s, 30s, and like Krueger in their 40s. Not to the age of yearly colonoscopies, and many without family history of the disease, also like Krueger. Learning from other […]

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Tags: colon cancer, Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, First Coast News


February 9, 2018

Donna Marathon: Treatment trials at Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News Dr. Keith Knutson and patient are interviewed. Reach: First Coast News refers to three television stations in Jacksonville, Florida. WJXX, the ABC affiliate; WTLV, the NBC affiliate; and WCWJ, the CW affiliate. Additional coverage: Jacksonville Business Journal, Donna Marathon returns this weekend by Junior Skepple — Since its inception in 2008, Donna Marathon Weekend […]

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Tags: 26.2 with Donna Marathon, cancer research, Dr. Keith Knutson, First Coast News


December 15, 2017

Understanding the heart condition that caused teen’s death

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News Understanding the heart condition that caused teen’s death by Juliette Dryer Days after a 13-year-old collapsed during basketball tryouts, we’re learning more about the condition authorities say led to her death. Preliminary autopsy results show Paris Byrd had Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. “The heart muscle over time thickens,” Dr. Sabrina Phillips, a cardiologist […]

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Tags: Dr. Sabrina Phillips, First Coast News, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy


November 22, 2017

The Gift of Life: Doctors see more organ donations from opioid overdoses

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Heather Crawford As opioids claim more lives, doctors say they are seeing an uptick in lifesaving organ transplants. Opioid addiction is a growing health epidemic. Last year, opioid deaths increased 55 percent to 64,000 deaths in the U.S. “You know in the past, people were sometimes reluctant to use these as […]

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Tags: Dr. Kristopher Croome, First Coast News, organ transplants


November 17, 2017

New Mayo Clinic tool helps map brain

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Juliette Dryer A new device is helping doctors at the Mayo Clinic better map the brain during surgery on patients with epilepsy uncontrolled by medication. The device, known as the QT Grid, was developed by neurologist Dr. William Tatum and neurosurgeon Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa. During certain surgeries on people with epilepsy, […]

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Tags: brain mapping, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr. William Tatum, epilepsy, First Coast News, Florida Times-Union, Matt Derechin, QT Grid


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