Items Tagged ‘KAAL’

May 16, 2019

Effects of excess screen time for kids

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAALby Talia Milavetz Pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center Dr. Angela Mattke said there are signs indicating a child has had too much screen time. “If you’re seeing concerns with the way your child is growing and wondering are they getting enough social interaction with their peers? In teenagers, we can see too much screen […]

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Tags: Dr. Angela Mattke, KAAL, Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child


May 9, 2019

The measles vaccine, moving forward

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAAL Measles is not a concern in Minnesota to date, but across the country, in 22 states the U.S. is experiencing the largest outbreak in 25 years.  “So to stop transmission of that disease, about 95 percent or more have to be immunized,” said Dr. Greg Poland, the Director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research […]

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Poland, KAAL, Measles vaccine, vaccine safety


May 3, 2019

Two photographers, one bond

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAAL For months we have been telling you the story of ABC 6 News Chief Photographer Chad Corey and his need for a new kidney.  He spent nearly a month last fall in the hospital after both his kidneys started to fail.  After nearly a year, he finally got the call he’s been waiting for. […]

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Tags: Chad Corey, Chris Douglas, KAAL, kidney transplant


February 8, 2019

Heart Disease Awareness with Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

News4Jax Dr. Amy Pollak of Mayo Clinic Jacksonville is interviewed. Reach: WAWS-TV/30 is the Fox affiliate. WTEV-TV/47 is the CBS affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Context: Amy Pollak, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. The Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is one of the largest and most comprehensive heart practices in the world. It includes more than 240 subspecialized […]

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Tags: ActionNewsJax, Dr. Amy Pollak, Dr. Claire Haga, Dr. Leslie Cooper, Dr. Rekha Mankad, Heart Disease Awareness, KAAL, NewsJax4, Post Bulletin, South Florida Reporter


January 24, 2019

Preventing the flu

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAAL Flu season is back and experts say vaccines offer the best method to prevent the spread of the virus. For about six months the flu virus travels from homes to schools, to the workplace, and in more severe cases in the hospital. “Anybody who is less than two years old, if it’s an older […]

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Tags: Dr. Francesca McCutcheon, flu, Influenza, KAAL, Mayo Clinic Health System


November 2, 2018

Hundreds get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAAL Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. In Rochester, Mayo Clinic teamed up with the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office to teach the public about disposing of medications. “We are not exempt from the Opioid epidemic here in Rochester. We know there are issues with opioids, that people are abusing them, selling them, diverting them,” […]

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Tags: Dr. Helen Gazelka, KAAL, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


October 26, 2018

Inpatient Psychiatric Services Latest Transition

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAAL An estimated 1 in 5 Minnesotans faces mental illness each year … but the state ranks 50th out of the 50 states when it comes to in-patient mental health beds. At the end of the month, the latest chapter in an on-going Mayo Clinic transitioning plan will address that. “These conditions to us are […]

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Tags: Dr. Sumit Bhagra, Greg Davis, John Rosheim, KAAL, Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea & Austin, mental health, psychiatric services


September 13, 2018

ABC 6 chief photographer shares journey for new kidney

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAAL by Laura Lee Thousands of people in Minnesota are in need of life-saving organ transplants, including a member of our ABC 6 News team. At any local sporting event, more often than not, you’ll see ABC 6 Chief Photographer Chad Corey behind the camera, “I like to be behind the camera,” he chuckles.   However, […]

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Tags: Chad Corey, Dr. Patrick Dean, KAAL, kidney transplant


July 27, 2018

Special masks help young cancer patients through treatments

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAAL by Kali Aldrich “My power is to cure animals,” said Lorea Lacaro. This idea was brought about when Mayo Clinic staff saw it on social media. Radiologists in Europe were making treatment masks for their patients. “So it starts off as like a hard piece of plastic, and then we put it in a […]

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Tags: Cancer, Jennifer Dewessee, KAAL, Lorea Lacaro, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatric cancer


May 10, 2018

Veteran nurses reflect on their careers

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KAAL by Dan Conradt “My mother died of cancer when I was young, and that kind of really pushed me into it,” Sandy Johnson said. She and Pat Blake are both on the nursing staff at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. “We are here to take care of people in every way that […]

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Tags: KAAL, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Nursing, Pat Blake, Sandy Johnson


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