Items Tagged ‘opioids’

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


June 29, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 29, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

CNN, Sunscreen 101: Your guide to summer sun protection and sunburn care by Maddie Bender — The active ingredients of sunscreens are regulated by the FDA, so FDA-approved sunscreens are safe for adults and children over 6 months. However, Mayo Clinic dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis previously told CNN that people with sensitive skin or allergies […]

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Tags: allergies, alzheimer's disease, Atul Gawande, BCBS, Becky Spee, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, breathing tubes, bug-borne diseases, Cancer, Career Immersion Program, coffee


May 25, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 25, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

        New York Times, Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons by Nellie Bowles — …My doctor, who had me make a painful fist, said that I might have something called De Quervain’s Tendinosis, which affects tendons on the thumb side of the wrist and is caused […]

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Tags: ADHD, AI, Aimovig, AliveCor, artificial Intelligence, belly fat, biobank, biotin, brain cancer, buprenorphine, celiac disease, cognition


May 18, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      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 27, 2018

Remnant painkillers pose a fatal risk

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Post-Bulletin By Dr. Halena Gazelka Your medicine cabinet could be the gateway for someone else’s opioid addiction. That’s because many Americans keep leftover prescription painkillers long after their pain has subsided from surgery, broken bones and wisdom tooth extractions. The amount of unused narcotics lurking in American homes is impossible to estimate, but evidence indicates […]

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Tags: Dr. Halena Gazelka, opioids, Post Bulletin, prescription painkillers


April 27, 2018

Addictive opioids still overprescribed after surgery: study

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

HealthDay by Dennis Thompson Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates. In fact, one of every three patients prescribed an opioid, such as Oxycontin, didn’t take a single pill during their recuperation, said lead researcher Elizabeth Habermann. She is scientific director for surgical outcomes at […]

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Tags: Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, HealthDay, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, opioids


April 13, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 13, 2018

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

        Washington Post, This 3-year-old has ‘a sparkle’ in her heart: The world’s smallest mechanical heart valve by Lindsey Bever — When Sadie Rutenberg was born, she had a gaping hole between the two sides of her heart, and her heart valves were malformed and leaking… Sadie was born with a complete […]

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Tags: A.L.S., academic neurology, alzheimer's disease, beta-blockers, Brad Anderson, cancer vaccine, chronic disease, dense breast tissue, Diversity, DMC, Dr. Anthony Villare, Dr. Bjorn Oskarsson


April 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 6, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      Reuters, Many in U.S. take more calcium supplements than necessary by Lisa Rapaport — The study wasn’t a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how calcium supplements might help or harm health…Still, results add to the evidence that use of calcium supplements is declining, in part out of safety concerns, said […]

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