Items Tagged ‘Florida Times-Union’

September 19, 2019

‘Breakthrough’ diagnostics and research possible at Mayo Clinic’s new radiochemistry facility in Jacksonville

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Unionby Beth Reese Cravey The $10 million Robert and Monica Jacoby Building houses a $1.5 million cyclotron, a particle accelerator that produces radioactive pharmaceuticals for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. When injected intravenously prior to a patient undergoing scans, the drugs create accurate images of tumors and other abnormalities, even small amounts of cancer cells. […]

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Tags: Cancer, cyclotron facility, Dr. Kent Thielen, Florida Times-Union, heart disease, Mayo Clinic in Florida, radiochemistry


September 5, 2019

Jacksonville stroke survivor celebrates son’s first birthday this month, a few days after Heart Walk

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-UnionBy Beth Reese Cravey Ashley Zimmerman had a stroke in 2014 after an infection damaged one of her heart valves. Wanting to be a mother but told she would be high risk, she got a second opinion at Mayo Clinic and after a closely-monitored pregnancy, delivered a son. She will be a coach at […]

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Tags: Ashley Zimmerman, Florida Times-Union, heart valve, Heart Walk, Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, stroke


August 22, 2019

In Mayo lab, donated lungs will be kept breathing for possible transplants

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Unionby Matt Soergel The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is working with a biotech company to keep donated lungs healthy long enough for doctors to decide if they’re suitable for transplant patients around the Southeast. Inside a new building on Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus, lungs from organ donors will be kept flushed and ventilated under […]

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Tags: Dr. Keith Thielen, Florida Times-Union, Life Sciences Incubator, Mayo Clinic Discovery and Innovation Building, United Therapeutics


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


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