Items Tagged ‘KTTC’

September 12, 2019

Health professionals urge people to stop vaping as lung illnesses and deaths climb

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTCby Linda Ha Health officials have launched a multi-state investigation into the rapidly growing number of vaping-related illnesses that have put otherwise healthy people in the hospital with lung diseases. “It’s really scary because we don’t know what the cause is so we don’t know how to prevent it other than to tell people you […]

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Tags: Dr. Taylor Hays, KTTC, Nicotine Dependence Center at Mayo Clinic, Vaping


June 27, 2019

Mayo Clinic receives $5 million gift for new women’s health center

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC A major gift to Mayo Clinic aims to help women take a more holistic approach to their health. The clinic announced Tuesday it received a $5 million gift from Penny and Bill George and the Minneapolis-based George Family Foundation. That gift will help create a new Center for Women’s Health. Rather than a physical […]

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Tags: George Family Foundation, KTTC, Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health, Penny and Bill George, philanthrophy, Women's Health


May 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic works to treat movement disorders with Deep Brain Stimulation

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTCby Sarah Gannon Deep Brain Stimulation has been used since the late 1990s to treat things like tremors and Parkinson’s disease, but now the treatment is expanding to conditions like epilepsy and dystonia. iving with a movement disorder such as Parkinson’s Disease or tremors can make doing simple tasks such as eating and writing very […]

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Tags: deep brain stimulation, Dr. Bryan Klassen, KTTC


April 5, 2019

Inside Mayo: Stem cells from outer space

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC by Tom Overlie Outer space, about 100 miles above from Mayo Clinic, is a place where the Mayo brothers might not have imagined medical research to go. Strokes takes the life of about 140,000 people each year, and is also the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. But, a Mayo Clinic doctor in Florida […]

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Tags: Dr. Abba Zubair, KTTC, outer space, stem cells


March 28, 2019

Digging deeper inside Mayo Clinic: Nano medicine

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC by Tom Overlie March is Women’s History Month. And there is a growing list of women making history in the world of medicine. One researcher is making a difference in the world of nanomedicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida. And it’s work that could one day save lives. Dr. Joy Wolfram, Ph.D., is an […]

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Tags: Dr. Joy Wolfram, KTTC, Mayo Clinic Nanomedicine and Extra-cellular Vesicles Laboratory, nanomedicine


March 21, 2019

Another face in the crowd

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC by Tom Overlie Two years ago, a first-of-its kind surgery took place at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant recipient, Andy Sandness. A surgery that was so complex, it took surgeons and team members nearly three years to plan and practice. One man was the recipient of all the work. Andy Sandness is […]

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Tags: Andy Sandness, Dr. Samir Mardini, face transplant, KTTC


March 15, 2019

Inside Mayo: Practice makes perfect

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC by Tom Overlie There’s a familiar saying: Practice Makes Perfect. That’s especially true in the medical field where a simple mistake can lead to serious, even deadly, consequences. At Mayo Clinic’s Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Jacksonville, Florida, innovative tools are being used to shape the future direction of medical training. The Anatomage is one […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Maniaci, KTTC, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center


March 15, 2019

Strokes increasing among younger people; the signs and how to prevent them

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC by Linda Ha Dr. Robert Brown, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, says hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, tobacco use, and obesity are factors that put people at greater risk for stroke. “We are seeing more strokes in younger people, for reasons that are not entirely clear, but it may be related to risk factors that […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Brown, KTTC, stroke


January 24, 2019

Ahead of extreme cold, doctors remind people of frostbite risks

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC We’re heading into an extremely cold stretch of weather over the next several days, so Mayo Clinic doctors are reminding people about the dangers of frostbite…“When you can’t feel your hands and you’re running them under potentially even boiling water or water that’s too hot, it will be damaging to you rather than a […]

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Tags: Dr. David McAlpine, extreme cold weather, frostbite, KTTC, Mayo Clinic Health System


November 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic receives grant to help cancer patients quit smoking

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KTTC by Ala Errebhi Mayo Clinic has received a grant from the National Cancer Institute to help cancer patients quit tobacco. This is a two-year, $500,000 grant that will expand tobacco cessation treatment services for cancer patients. According to Mayo, this grant will ensure that all cancer patients who use tobacco have access to treatment. […]

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Tags: Dr. Taylor Hays, KTTC, Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center


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