Items Tagged ‘Star Tribune’

May 9, 2019

Mayo researchers find states sometimes invalidate pregnant women’s medical directives

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribuneby Jeremy Olson State policies differ dramatically on what to do if pregnant women are dying and are too incapacitated to express their wishes, Mayo Clinic researchers found. Twenty-five states would invalidate advance directives and continue life support in incapacitated pregnant women, in some cases regardless of whether their babies are likely to be […]

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Tags: advanced directive, Dr. Erin DeMartino, Journal of the American Medical Association, pregnancy, Star Tribune


May 3, 2019

Mayo Clinic names CEO in Arizona

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribuneby Christopher Snowbeck Mayo Clinic has named Dr. Richard Gray as the next chief executive for its operations in Arizona, which last year announced a significant expansion project. Gray succeeds an interim CEO, who stepped in with the departure last year of Dr. Wyatt Decker, who is now chief executive of OptumHealth, the business […]

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Tags: CEO, Dr. Richard Gray, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, 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


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