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January 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 18, 2019

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

Health, This Is the Best Diet for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by Emily Shiffer — …For starters, it helps to understand what exactly PCOS is. “Polycystic ovary syndrome is often misunderstood because there is no one test that gives the diagnosis,” says Alice Chang, MD, endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. While difficult to diagnose, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Ativa, Bailey MacInnis, Becki Hanson, Bill Henrichs, C. Difficile, cavernous malformations, cold, Corey Koskie, corticosteroids, dementia, destination medical center


November 21, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

New York Times, Why Don’t We Have Vaccines Against Everything? by Donald G. McNeil Jr. — …And as with weaponry, fear changes everything. In epidemiologically quiet times, the anti-vaccine lobby sows doubts; when Ebola or pandemic flu strikes, Americans clamor for protection. There are two obstacles to faster progress, said Dr. Gregory A. Poland, director […]

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Tags: active shooter, aging, AI, alcohol, Alex Biagi, Amanda Dernbach, antibiotics, artificial Intelligence, Breast Cancer, Cancer, carpal tunnel, Cathy Deimeke


November 16, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 16, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

Reuters, New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines by Deena Beasley — The new guidelines are fairly “conservative” in recommending that the newer drugs be used only after other options, said Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, adding “I think that was the right approach.” The […]

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Tags: ADHD, AI, alzheimer's disease, Anne Harguth, artificial Intelligence, carpal tunnel, Chateau Theater, childbirth, Colorectal Cancer, destination medical center, DMC, Dr. Amy Pollak


October 26, 2018

Many Americans have misconceptions about opioids, Mayo Clinic survey finds

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

MinnPost by Susan Perry Although most Americans say they would prefer being treated with something other than an opioid medication to relieve pain after surgery, few of them talk to their health care provider about it, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday by the Mayo Clinic. The survey also found that many […]

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Tags: Dr. Helen Gazelka, Mayo Clinic Health Check Up, MinnPost, opioids


October 26, 2018

Americans say they want alternatives to opioid prescription, Mayo study finds

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel Nearly half of Americans think opioid abuse is a significant issue in their community — though 67 percent are confident they themselves wouldn’t become addicted if they were prescribed opioids for chronic pain. That’s one of the findings in the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, a survey of 1,270 adults […]

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Tags: Dr. Steve Porter, Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, opioids


October 12, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 12, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

US News & World Report, Joining the Opioid Battle by Linda Marsa — Many hospitals, including Stanford Health Care, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins, have launched pain management boot camps that provide alternatives to painkillers for people suffering from chronic pain. These outpatient programs integrate traditional and complementary medicine techniques. The Mayo Clinic’s […]

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Tags: 2018 Mayo Transform Conference, 3D Breast Imaging, 3D mammogram, alzheimer's disease, arthritis, artificial joints, autopsies, bacterial infections, Breast Cancer, breast health, cardiac arrest, Civica Rx


October 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for October 5, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

NBC News, Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee and your health by Vivian Manning-Schaffel — Caffeine is readily consumed by about 85 percent of Americans one way or another every single day, according to a study published in Food and Beverage Toxicology. That’s quite a buzz! Coffee — caffeine’s most popular vehicle of […]

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Tags: ADHD, alzheimer's disease, artificial sweeteners, Baxter, brain aneurysm, brain injury, Breast Cancer, breast density, Caesarean section, cancer treatments, coffee, colds


September 28, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 28, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

  Reuters, Antidepressants, psychotherapy may help ease irritable bowel syndrome by Lisa Rapaport — “One component of IBS is increased sensitivity to the functions of the bowels; simply summarized, this means either the nerves taking messages from the bowel to the brain are more sensitive or that the brain is more attentive or reacts in […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Amy Lannen, anxiety, artificial Intelligence, Bill Franke, Brittle Bone Disease, calcium, Carolyn Franke, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, childhood cancer, Children's Museum, chronic kidney disease


August 6, 2018

Use of prescription opioids in U.S. remains high

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Reuters by Linda Carroll Use of prescription opioids remains high in the U.S., despite public health efforts and growing awareness of risks for abuse and overdose, a new study suggests. Over a decade, the proportion of adults being prescribed opioid medications has changed little, but dosages have continued to rise and are especially high among […]

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Tags: Dr. Molly Jeffry, opioids, Reuters


July 20, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

Today.com, Heart attack risk on the rise for pregnant women by A. Pawlowski — Expectant mothers, especially older ones, should watch for signs of heart trouble as their pregnancies progress and their babies arrive. A woman’s risk of having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth or during the two months after delivery rose 25 […]

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Tags: 3D mammogram, 3D printing, ADHD, age-related illnesses, Angie Murad, Big Blue Dragon Boat Race, Cancer, CAR-T cell, constipation, diarrhea, Diversity, Dr Felipe Sierra


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