Items Tagged ‘pancreatic cancer’

March 15, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 15, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

NBC News, Improved detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer provides hope by Elizabeth Chuck — While there are currently no approved early detection tests for pancreatic cancer, researchers say there are promising possibilities — particularly in blood tests that can pick up biomarkers for it. “We are slowly making inroads,” said Gloria Petersen, a professor […]

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March 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 8, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

NBC News, Was there something ‘I missed’: Kentucky cheerleader’s sudden death leaves dad agonized by Farnoush Amiri — The sudden death of a 13-year-old Kentucky cheerleader on the day of a competition has shocked her community and left her father agonizing over whether he could have done more…Her father, Dan Schalck, said his daughter’s hands […]

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Tags: Alex Trebek, alzheimer's disease, blizzard, blood pressure, BPA, Brianna Skrukrud, C. Difficile, Camp Sweet Life, cannabidiol, CBD oil, Center for Individualized Medicine, Cindy Gallea


August 24, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 24, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

ABC News, Parents cautioned about using monitors to prevent SIDS after new study by Nicole Pelletiere — Parents are being cautioned against relying on monitors promising to accurately measure their baby’s vital signs in an attempt to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), in light of new research published in The Journal of the American […]

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Tags: Amy Petersen, animal therapy, Aretha Franklin, ASU, blood management tool, blue clay, Caring Canines, Cathy Deimeke, coconut oil, distraction pads, Doug Hansen, Dr. Angela Mattke


August 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for August 17, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Wall Street Journal, Troubling Rise in Pregnancy-Related Heart Problems by Sumathi Reddy— The number of women having heart attacks before, during and after deliveries increased by 25% from 2002 through 2013, according to a study published in July in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Around 4.5% of women who had heart attacks died, a high […]

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Tags: adenomyosis, Amy Stelpflug, back to school, Ben Roethlisberger, blood pressure, Breast Cancer, c-section, Cathy Fraser, Cologuard, colonoscopy, cyber security, Cyndi Lauper


July 27, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 27, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

STAT, Experimental Alzheimer’s drug significantly slowed patients’ cognitive decline, buoying hopes for treatment by Damian Garde — The Phase 2 trial, which employed multiple statistical measures, failed its primary goal. Four doses of BAN2401 didn’t outperform placebo, and the high dose was tested on just 161 patients. Furthermore, the metric Biogen and Eisai used to […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, amgen, anesthesia, Big Blue Dragon Boat Race, bioethics, brain freeze, BRCA gene, Cancer, dementia, Dr. Amaal Starling, Dr. Amit Sood, Dr. Asad Javed.


July 13, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 9, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

        Wall Street Journal, New Effort for Lyme Disease Vaccine Draws Early Fire by Sumathi Reddy — Gregory Poland, director of the vaccine research group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., published a 2011 study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases detailing what happened with the previous Lyme vaccine and lessons learned […]

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Tags: age-related disease, alzheimer's disease, Angie Murad, artificial Intelligence, asthma exacerbation, Biogen, Career Immersion Program, cervical cancer, Darla Lytle, dementia, Diversity, Dr Felipe Sierra


June 29, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

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


June 22, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 22, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

        USA Today, Landmark Mediterranean diet study was flawed. Authors retract paper published in NEJM by Ashley May — We’ve been hearing about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet for years, and now authors of a major study long cited for suggesting its heart-healthy benefits said the research was flawed. The original study, published […]

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Tags: 3-D microscope, alzheimer's disease, Ambient, autopsies, back pain, BCBS, biking, Breast Cancer, Camp Sweet Life, Cancer, Charlie Mayo, clinical trials


May 25, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

        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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May 18, 2018

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

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

      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


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