Items Tagged ‘KAAL’

March 5, 2020

Three women reunite after life-changing procedure

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

KAALby Talia Milavetz Three women reunited this week for the first time since a life-changing procedure connected them forever.  Their story started with Dexter native Abby Rossow learning she needed a new kidney at just 21 years old.  …In the meantime, they were both placed on Mayo Clinic’s paired donation list.  “Within the Mayo system […]

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Tags: Abby Rossow, KAAL, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


February 14, 2020

Saving lives: Mayo Clinic transportation unit

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

KAAL Every crash or medical emergency is different and so is the response that is taken. Whether on the ground or in the air, Mayo Clinic has a variety of fleets waiting to help, but what goes into making that call? “A lot of times the vehicle that we are taking matches the weather, so […]

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Tags: air ambulance, flight paramedic, KAAL, Mayo Clinic Ambulance, Tricia RIggott


January 24, 2020

Vaping and future health concerns

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

KAAL In 2019, vaping deaths and vaping-associated lung injuries made headlines across the country. “We’ve seen an increase of youth use in vaping products that’s gone up three and fourfold in the last few years, so high school seniors, 20 to 25 percent of them are using vaping products regularly,” said Dr. Taylor Hays, director […]

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Tags: Dr. Taylor Hayes, KAAL, Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, Vaping


December 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic cesarean suite set to open in Austin

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

KAALAs part of the Mayo Clinic Health System’s OB consolidation, a few months ago the ‘Baby Place’ in Albert Lea closed its doors. Now, the new center being constructed in Austin has completed phase one of its services. On Tuesday morning, the Family Birth Center will officially be ready to host expecting moms in its […]

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Tags: Dr. Heidi Gaston, Dr. Jennifer Goins, KAAL, Mayo Clinic Health System Austin, obGyn


November 15, 2019

Community conversation surrounding new documentary ‘The Opioid Fix’

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

KAAL Mayo Clinic and TPT-Twin Cities PBS teamed up to create a three part documentary series called ‘The Opioid Fix’ which looks at how the opioid epidemic started and what we as individual communities and a nation can to do help tackle it. Parts of the documentary were shown during a panel discussion Tuesday night […]

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Tags: KAAL, The Opioid Fix, TPT


November 1, 2019

Sheriff: Hundreds drop off more than 500 pounds of medications

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

KAAL Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says “another successful Prescription Drug Take Back Day is in the books.”  On Saturday, at the Gonda Building driveway in Rochester, organizers say more than 600 people dropped off more than 500 pounds of medications. This year, for the first time, the program took e-cigarettes and vaping items.  One Mayo […]

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Tags: KAAL, opiods


September 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic Health System construction update

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

KAAL Construction is underway at Mayo Clinic’s Health System campus in Austin, Minn. It’s part of an $11 million investment to boost its services for patients and staff.  “We have six phases,” said Tricia Dahl, the site’s operations administrator. “We expect to be done in the year 2020, early 2021.” “On the outside, what’s most […]

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Tags: Albert Lea, Austin, construction update, KAAL, Mayo Clinic Health System, Tricia Dahl


July 5, 2019

Staying safe on the Fourth of July

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

KAAL According to health officials, burns made up nearly 50% of firework-related injuries in 2018. Dr. Caitlin Loprinzi Brauer with Mayo Clinic, said the clinic’s staffing does not change because of the fourth or July holiday, but they are fully staffed and capable for the people who need treatment. “We want everyone to have an […]

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Tags: Dr. Caitlin Loprinzi Brauer, firework-related injuries, KAAL


May 16, 2019

Effects of excess screen time for kids

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

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 Oestreich Karl Oestreich

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


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