Items Tagged ‘kidney stones’

June 14, 2019

This woman’s lower back pain turned out to be a rare kidney disorder

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Reader’s Digest Canadaby Lisa Bendall …Nephrologist Andrew Rule ascertained from additional blood tests that Samantha’s kidneys were losing function rapidly; he guessed that something could be causing inflammation of her glomeruli, networks of tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that help filter waste. Rule ordered new tests to look for possible causes, such as lupus, […]

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Tags: anti-GBM disease, Dr. Andrew Rule, inflammation, kidney stones, Reader's Digest Canada


February 15, 2019

Mayo tool to predict risk of more kidney stones

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell A statistical tool may be able to predict your next kidney stone. In a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers looked at data from kidney stone patients between 1984 and 2017 to determine which characteristics were associated with recurring stones…The risk of recurrence is always variable, but a family history […]

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Tags: Dr. John Lieske, kidney stones, Post Bulletin


February 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 8, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Washington Post, Daily exercise, even just a brisk walk, has been shown to lower blood pressure by William B. Farquhar — Often, there are no signs or symptoms of hypertension, which is why it is referred to as the “silent killer.” Even among adults who have been diagnosed with hypertension, nearly half do not have […]

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Tags: Alliance to HEAL, alzheimer's disease, anxiety, Breast Cancer, cognitive decline, cold, cold weather, CPR, Cybersecurity, destination medical center, diet, DMC


September 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 21, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

The Atlantic, Wiping Out the Brain’s Retired Cells Prevents a Hallmark of Alzheimer’s by Ed Yong — In 2016, Darren Baker and Jan van Deursen from the Mayo Clinic announced that they had discovered a new way to prolong the life of mice: They cleansed the rodents of retired cells. Over time, the cells of […]

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Tags: A.L.S., alzheimer's disease, anger, artificial Intelligence, behavioral therapy, bladder cancer, Brandon Olson, Chemotherapy, cognitive decline, COPD, Dennis Dahlen, Destiny Rodgers


June 22, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 22, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

        USA Today, Landmark Mediterranean diet study was flawed. Authors retract paper published in NEJM by Ashley May — We’ve been hearing about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet for years, and now authors of a major study long cited for suggesting its heart-healthy benefits said the research was flawed. The original study, published […]

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Tags: 3-D microscope, alzheimer's disease, Ambient, autopsies, back pain, BCBS, biking, Breast Cancer, Camp Sweet Life, Cancer, Charlie Mayo, clinical trials


May 18, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 18, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      Reuters, Doctors don’t always explain sexual side effects of prostate treatments — “Patients didn’t previously have choices about their treatments and accepted the side effects,” said Dr. Tobias Kohler of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who wasn’t involved in the study. “But now, we’re seeing minimally invasive treatments that offer excellent […]

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Tags: AliveCor, allergies, Allie Wergin, Alyssa Duane, alzheimer's disease, Amazon Alexa, Amy Lannen, angiography, artificial Intelligence, atrial fibrillation, biotetch, Breast Cancer


April 20, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 20, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

        TIME, Is Sushi Healthy? Here’s Everything You Need to Know by Sophia Gottfried — Sushi has this halo of being healthy,” says Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic. After all, traditional sushi has all the makings of a health food: it’s stuffed with […]

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Tags: anesthesia, asthma, Barbara Bush, bioethics, Breast Cancer, burnout, caffeine, Cancer, Cathy Dudley, clinical trials, colon cancer, Debbie Koenig


March 30, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 30, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      New York Times, At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias by Michael Powell — Dr. Todd B. Nippoldt, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., spoke to the scientific and health consequences of unregulated and illegal use. “These people are carrying out quite sophisticated experiments on themselves […]

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Tags: Allison Matthews, baldness, Boston Scientific, Cancer, Chemotherapy, cognitive decline, destination medical center, DMC, doping, Dr. Angela Lunde, Dr. Charles Mayo, Dr. David Dodick


March 2, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 2, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      CNBC, Why unlikely partnerships will spark the health-care revolution by John Noseworthy — Our team from Mayo Clinic — the 150-year-old health-care organization that invented the first group practice of medicine — was looking to learn from a start-up in Chinatown. Innovation springs up in unlikely places through unconventional collaborations. Late last […]

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Tags: bloody stool, breast cancer lymphoma, burnout, Children's Museum, clinical trials, Danielle Johnson, Dennis Dahlen, destination medical center, diabetes, DMC, Donna Bryan, Dr. Adrian Vella


February 23, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 23, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      Reader’s Digest, 15 Things Neurologists Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease by Kim Fredericks — Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia, accounting for approximately 80 percent of dementia cases and affecting more than 5.5 million people in the United States. But all dementia is not Alzheimer’s, says David Knopman, MD, a […]

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Tags: Alynn Dukart, alzheimer's disease, angel gowns, Ashton Kutcher, Berta Lippert, Bill Graham, blood pressure, brain cancer, burnout, clinical trials, cognitive decline, colon polyps


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