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November 15, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    November 15, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: ABC News, Alexander Parker, alzheimers, American College of Gastroenterology, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, back surgery, bacon, bacteria, bioethics, bird flu, Bjoerg Thorsteinsdottir


May 1, 2012

New Collaboration Helps Mayo Clinic Reach out to More People beyond Clinic Walls

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Mayo Clinic and Benefitfocus, the country’s largest benefits technology company, announced a new collaboration today at One Place, the company’s biggest event for human resources, health care and technology leaders. “Touching more people in a meaningful way will require Mayo to build relationships and interact with people beyond the walls of Mayo’s hospitals and clinics,” […]

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Tags: Benefitfocus, John Noseworthy, M.D.


January 16, 2012

HER2 proteins do not predict breast cancer patient’s outcome after Herceptin treatment

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Precisely quantifying the amount of three different HER growth proteins, along with several other proteins believed linked to breast cancer, did not predict a patient’s outcome after treatment for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer with Herceptin, say Mayo Clinic researchers. HER2-positive breast cancer gets its name from a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 that […]

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Tags: Edith Perez, Herceptin, M.D.


December 19, 2011

For Diet Success, Follow These 10 Tips on Snacking

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 … Go nuts. Most people who are dieting believe they should stay far away from nuts. But nuts “are one of the healthiest snacks around. They’re not digested quickly, so they help you feel full longer,” says Donald Hensrud, M.D., a preventive medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. AARP Bulletin, by Nissa Simon […]

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Tags: Donald Hensrud, M.D.


December 8, 2011

Mayo Clinic in Florida now offers kidney and pancreas transplants for HIV, positive patients

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Mayo Clinic in Florida is now offering kidney and pancreas transplants to HIV positive patients with advanced kidney disease and diabetes. Evidence is now solid that HIV-positive patients have the same favorable outcome in terms of patient and allograft survival as non-HIV positive organ transplant recipients, says Mary Prendergast, M.D., a kidney specialist whose focus […]

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Tags: M.D., Mary Prendergast


December 7, 2011

Listen Up, Doc!

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Worried your practitioner isn’t really hearing you? Acknowledge her good intentions but restate your concerns, suggests Bobbie Gostout, M.D., a Mayo Clinic ob0gyn. “Say, ‘I can see where you’re coming from, but that treatment hasn’t worked for me in the past’.” If your words still fall on deaf ears, it might be time to shop […]

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Tags: Bobbie Gostout, M.D.


December 6, 2011

Secondhand Health Hazards

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Smoking by Proxy: A study found that hookah bar patrons who did not smoke still inhaled enough toxins to give them the carbon monoxide levels of a cigarette smoker, increasing their risk for heart disease. Worse, “just one night at a hookah bar can be the equivalent of inhaling an entire pack of cigarettes,” says […]

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Tags: M.D., Richard D. Hurt, smoke


December 5, 2011

Why They Regrow, What causes adenoids to come back?

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Several years ago, physicians at Mayo Clinic noticed what they thought was an increasing number of children whose adenoids had grown back after they had been removed. “We were wondering if what we were seeing was true and, if so, what were the factors that were affecting this,” says Laura Orvidas, M.D., associate professor of […]

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Tags: Adenoids, Laura Orvidas, M.D.


December 5, 2011

A Cancer Gone Viral

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A rise in the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer in younger people has been linked to the human papillomavirus… What’s behind this phenomenon? Although there have been no formal studies looking into why the incidence rate of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer is increasing, the speculation within the medical community is that it may be associated with an […]

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Tags: Eric Moore, HPV, M.D.


November 22, 2011

What Role Does Gender Play in Knee Osteoarthritis?

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More than 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, with knee osteoarthritis the most common form of the disease. Many osteoarthritis patients seek out massage therapy for relief from pain and stiffness, and previous research shows massage benefits osteoarthritis sufferers. “Knee osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability in the U.S., and women have greater pain […]

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Tags: M.D., osteoarthritis, y O'Connor


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