Items Tagged ‘Star Tribune’

March 15, 2019

Rural Minnesota residents have bleaker outlooks on cancer

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Jeremy Olson Rural adults have more pessimistic and fatalistic views about their risks of contracting and dying from cancer, according to a new survey conducted by Mayo Clinic. The rural-urban divide transcended differences in age, race and health insurance, according to the survey of 1,157 people in Mayo’s three primary service areas, […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, Kristin Harden, Star Tribune


March 8, 2019

What women can do to fight ‘menopause belly

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Star Tribune By Connie Nelson Dr. Ekta Kapoor describes what she does in simple terms: “I take care of midlife women,” she said. Her approach is multifaceted. An endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Kapoor also is an assistant professor of medicine at the Women’s Health Clinic with special interest in menopause, obesity and menopausal […]

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Tags: Dr. Ekta Kapoor, menopause, Star Tribune


February 22, 2019

Mayo Clinic income steady despite health record costs

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune By Christopher Snowbeck Mayo Clinic’s operating income held steady in 2018 despite higher expenses with the switch to a new computer system for electronic health records at its largest medical centers. The Rochester-based clinic released 2018 financial results on Tuesday that featured operating income of $706 million, comparable to the 2017 earnings, on […]

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Tags: capital investments, Dennis Dahlen, financial results, Mayo Clinic 2018 performance report, Star Tribune


December 6, 2018

Stressed over the holidays? Here’s how to be happier

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Connie Nelson We’re in the thick of it now: The decorations are up, the Muzak has switched to all carols all the time and the cards are starting to arrive in the mail. From now until early January, we’ll be greeted with “Happy holidays!” But happiness isn’t guaranteed to come to us […]

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Tags: holiday stress, Jamie Friend, resilience, Star Tribune


November 28, 2018

Mayo partnership aims to teach digital stethoscope to detect heart trouble

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Joe Carlson If your heart is working normally, its left ventricle is pushing out 55 to 70 percent of its total blood volume with each beat. If this “ejection fraction” falls below 40 percent, you may have at least mild heart failure and may feel winded walking up stairs. But cardiologists have […]

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Tags: digital stethoscope, Dr. Paul Friedman, Eko, heart disease, Star Tribune


November 21, 2018

How much do you know about the common cold?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Connie Nelson In Minnesota, we have road construction season (sometimes known as spring and summer) and cold and flu season (aka fall and winter). But how much do we really know about the common cold? It’s common, for one thing. Most adults get two to three colds a year. And while they’re […]

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Tags: common cold, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, infectious disease specialist, Star Tribune


October 26, 2018

What does your gut say? How ‘the bugs inside us’ affect overall health

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Connie Nelson Dr. Joseph Murray takes the adage “You are what you to eat” to a whole new level — a lower level. As a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Murray studies “anything that ails you from your mouth to the other end.” In addition to being an expert in Celiac […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Dr. Joseph Murray, gut health, Star Tribune


October 12, 2018

Aging yet active, baby boomers test the limits of artificial joints

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Mary Lynn Smith “Baby boomers and people who’ve grown up in the era of joint replacement are less willing to put up with a level of disability that might have been an expectation two generations ago,” said Dr. Daniel Berry, orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic. Over the past decade, the materials used […]

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Berry, Dr. Mark Pagnano, hip replacement, joint replacement, knee replacement, Star Tribune


October 5, 2018

The sisters are given their due in two-part Mayo Clinic creation story

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Matt McKinney The story of how Minnesota’s most famous hospital came to be was told in a two-part Ken Burns documentary last week, so a lot of people now know about the sisters. The lesser known partners in a vital partnership early in Mayo Clinic history, the Sisters of Saint Francis in […]

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Tags: Ken Burns, Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science, Sisters of Saint Francis, Star Tribune


October 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic expert on caring for elderly: ‘We’re going to face a huge crisis’

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Connie Nelson Joan Griffin has a warning for us: It’s coming. Griffin, an associate professor of health services research at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, said the silver tsunami heading our way will bring with it a caregiving crisis. As our population ages, families will be challenged to take responsibility for care […]

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Tags: aging population, caregiving, Dr. Joan Griffin, Star Tribune


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