Items Tagged ‘New York Times’

October 25, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 25, 2019

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

New York Times, That New Alzheimer’s Drug? Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Yet by Gina Kolata — Biogen, the drug company, said on Tuesday that it would ask the Food and Drug Administration to approve an experimental drug, aducanumab, to treat people with mild cognitive impairment and the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease…Dr. Ronald Petersen, […]

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Tags: 3D imaging, aneurysm repair, Angie Murad, anti-aging medicine, brain scans, cancer diagnosis and pregnancy, Cassie Masters, CMG Community Navigator program, DMC and bus rapid transit, dog owners and health, Dr. Adam Cole, Dr. Alina Allen


October 24, 2019

In search of snoring solutions

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

New York Timesby Eric A. Taub “With age, the muscle tone of our airways decreases. That decreased tone allows the tissues to move more readily and become more prone to collapse and to vibrate,” said Dr. Michael D. Olson, an ear, nose and throat doctor and sleep surgeon in the Mayo Clinic’s department of head […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael D. Olson, New York Times, sleep medicine, snoring


August 1, 2019

Why a woman’s sex life declines after menopause (Hint: Sometimes it’s her partner)

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

New York Timesby Tara Parker-Pope “We know that menopause seems to have a bad effect on libido, vaginal dryness and sexual pain,” said Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health in Rochester, Minn. “But what is coming up as a consistent finding is that the partner has such a prominent […]

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Tags: Bill and Penny George Center for Women’s Health at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Stephanie Faubion, New York Times, Women's Health


April 26, 2019

After a knee injury, be wary when returning to sports

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

New York Timesby Gretchen Reynolds The goal is to determine whether athletes are physically ready to start competing again. To pass, they usually must have regained about 90 percent of the strength and function in the injured limb that they have in their healthy leg. But little has been known about the long-term outcomes for […]

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Tags: Dr. Timothy Hewett, knee injuries, New York Times, Sports Medicine, torn ACL


March 1, 2019

A guide to sleep apnea

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

New York Times by Anahad O’Connor Every night, millions of Americans go to bed and drift into an evening of sleep that is anything but peaceful. They snore and gasp for air throughout the night, causing chronic sleepiness and increasing their risk of heart disease, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. This condition, known as sleep […]

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Tags: Dr. Virend Somers, New York Times, sleep apnea


February 1, 2019

How one woman changed what doctors know about heart attacks

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

New York Times by Haider Warraich, M.D. Katherine Leon was 38 and living in Alexandria, Va., when she gave birth to her second son in 2003. She In 2009, Ms. Leon went to the WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium at the Mayo Clinic, where she met Dr. Sharonne N. Hayes, a professor of cardiovascular medicine […]

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Tags: Dr. Sharonne Hayes, New York Times, SCAD, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium


November 21, 2018

How long can people live?

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

New York Times by Nicholas Baker In animal studies over the last few decades, scientists have begun to understand the specific cellular and molecular processes that cause the deteriorations of old age…In an essay in the journal JAMA last month, Tamara Tchkonia and Dr. James L. Kirkland of the Mayo Clinic categorized these processes into […]

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Tags: aging, cell senescence, cellular aging, Dr. James Kirkland, New York Times


October 5, 2018

The risk of alternative cancer treatments

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

New York Times by Jane E. Brody A diagnosis of cancer, even an early-stage, highly curable cancer, can prompt some people to feel as if they’ve suddenly lost control of their future and that they must do whatever they can to regain it…Assuming that you will use an alternative method as a complement to, not […]

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Tags: cancer care, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, New York Times


May 25, 2018

F.D.A. approves first drug designed to prevent migraines

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

New York Times by Gina Kolata The drug, Aimovig, made by Amgen and Novartis, is a monthly injection with a device similar to an insulin pen. The list price will be $6,900 a year, and Amgen said the drug will be available to patients within a week…“The drugs will have a huge impact,” said Dr. […]

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Tags: Dr. Amaal Starling, migraine, New York Times


April 6, 2018

How to start working out

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

New York Times by Anahad O’Connor Did you get some alarming test results from your doctor that you want to change? Are you on a mission to lose 20 pounds? Is your goal to gain muscle and increase your energy levels? Do you just want to look good naked? “One of the most important things […]

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Tags: exercise, Lynne Johnson, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, New York Times, Wellness


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