Items Tagged ‘Florida Times-Union’

June 27, 2019

Proton therapy coming to Mayo Clinic, new patient tower to Orange Park Medical Center

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

The Florida Times-Unionby Beth Reese Cravey The menu of Northeast Florida heath care options continues to grow, with a $233 million integrated oncology facility planned for the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus that will include proton beam therapy for cancer patients… Mayo’s new oncology facility will be the third Northeast Florida location to offer proton beam […]

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Tags: cancer care, Dr. Kent Thielen, Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic in Florida, proton beam therapy


April 5, 2019

2 years after donating kidney, 74-year-old Jacksonville do-gooder will take Katie Ride

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Beth Reese Cravey This year’s Katie Ride is the 15th and Sharp, who retired from a multistate CSX career in 1999, has taken part in all but two. He has also run in all 42 River Runs and is a longtime blood and platelets donor. In addition, he volunteers two days a […]

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Tags: Carroll Sharp, Florida Times-Union, Katie Ride, kidney transplant, organ transplant


March 28, 2019

ALS patient helps develop program to use facial muscles to move wheelchair

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel When artist Sandra Murphy-Pak could no longer move her arms to paint, she began using the toes of her right foot, dipping them in paint and applying the paint to the canvas. Her condition has worsened, and six years after noticing the first symptoms of ALS, she can no longer […]

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Tags: A.L.S., Dr. Bjorn Oskarsson, Florida Times-Union, Sandra Murphy-Pak


March 1, 2019

Heart Month: No risk factors doesn’t mean no heart attacks, survivor attests

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

The Florida Times-Union by Beth Reese Cravey As a critical care nurse married to a cardiologist, Valerie Oken knew the symptoms of a heart attack. But she also knew the risk factors. And she had none of them. So when the chest pain she thought was indigestion worsened, Oken, then 57, waited three hours for […]

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Tags: Dr. Carolyn Landolfo, Florida Times-Union, heart attack, SCAD, Valerie Oken


January 10, 2019

Mayo doctor specializes in American Indians, cancer

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel She was 5 years old when her grandmother, Ada Salmon, told her that she was meant to be a healer. At the time, she didn’t really know what that meant, but the words from her grandmother, a member of the Choctaw Nation, stuck with her. In her 30s, Judith Kaur […]

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Tags: American Indians, Cancer, Dr. Judith Kaur, Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute’s Spirit of Eagles program


November 9, 2018

Mayo Clinic names new leader for its growing Jacksonville medical center

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times Union By Matt Soergel The Mayo Clinic has named the new leader for its rapidly growing Jacksonville medical center and its 6,400 employees. Kent Thielen, a radiologist whose career has been spent at the Mayo Clinic’s headquarters in his home state of Minnesota, will become a Mayo vice president and CEO of the […]

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Tags: CEO succession, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Dr. Kent Thielen, Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees


October 26, 2018

Americans say they want alternatives to opioid prescription, Mayo study finds

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel Nearly half of Americans think opioid abuse is a significant issue in their community — though 67 percent are confident they themselves wouldn’t become addicted if they were prescribed opioids for chronic pain. That’s one of the findings in the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, a survey of 1,270 adults […]

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Tags: Dr. Steve Porter, Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, opioids


October 18, 2018

The inspiring work of Dr. Q

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union Cheers to Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa for his inspirational work to save lives in under-developed areas of our world. Quiñones, chairman of neurologic surgery at Mayo Clinic, is the founder of Mission: BRAIN, a nonprofit foundation that has done scores of complex surgeries — including procedures to remove brain tumors, reconstruct skulls […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Florida Times-Union, Mission: BRAIN, neurosurgery


September 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic will add two more buildings at cost of $144 million

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times Union by Charlie Patton Over the last three years, the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville has invested nearly $500 million in major construction projects, in the process more than doubling its space with 520,000 square feet of new facilities. The Mayo Clinic announced Wednesday it is preparing two more major construction projects on its […]

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Tags: capital projects, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Florida Times-Union


August 31, 2018

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville researchers studying space medicine device

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Teresa Stepzinski A husband and wife research team at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville are on the forefront of an aeromedicine project with potential benefits for future astronauts as well as patients home on earth. When the Suborbital Autonomous Rocket with Guidance rocket by Exos Aerospace Systems & Technologies Inc. launches — the […]

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Tags: Dr. Michelle Freeman, Dr. William Freeman, EXOS, Florida Times-Union, photoplethysmography


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