Items Tagged ‘opioids’

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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March 16, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      New York Times, Black Cancer Matters by Susan Gubar — Given the mortality discrepancies, it is disturbing that African-Americans are underrepresented as subjects in cancer research, as are other minorities. According to research by Dr. Narjust Duma of the Mayo Clinic, only 6 percent of participants in clinical trials are black, although […]

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Tags: A.L.S., angel gowns, anxiety, Bill Schluter, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Daylight Savings Time, dementia, diarrhea, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr. Angela Lunde, Dr. Barry Borlaug


March 2, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 2, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      CNBC, Why unlikely partnerships will spark the health-care revolution by John Noseworthy — Our team from Mayo Clinic — the 150-year-old health-care organization that invented the first group practice of medicine — was looking to learn from a start-up in Chinatown. Innovation springs up in unlikely places through unconventional collaborations. Late last […]

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Tags: bloody stool, breast cancer lymphoma, burnout, Children's Museum, clinical trials, Danielle Johnson, Dennis Dahlen, destination medical center, diabetes, DMC, Donna Bryan, Dr. Adrian Vella


February 23, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 23, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik

      Reader’s Digest, 15 Things Neurologists Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease by Kim Fredericks — Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia, accounting for approximately 80 percent of dementia cases and affecting more than 5.5 million people in the United States. But all dementia is not Alzheimer’s, says David Knopman, MD, a […]

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Tags: Alynn Dukart, alzheimer's disease, angel gowns, Ashton Kutcher, Berta Lippert, Bill Graham, blood pressure, brain cancer, burnout, clinical trials, cognitive decline, colon polyps


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