Items Tagged ‘Star Tribune’

September 5, 2019

‘Go for a walk and call me in the morning’: How prescriptions for outdoors time are taking root

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribuneby Sarah Barker Until recently, doctors encouraged patients to get more outdoor exercise but stopped short of writing a prescription. Soon, in collaboration with parks and trails organizations, community and athletic associations, some Minnesota doctors will be handing patients prescriptions for that dose of nature. “The data is there. We’re wired to be connected […]

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Tags: Dr. Brent Bauer, Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine program, outdoor exercise, Star Tribune, walking


July 26, 2019

Mayo’s next maestro

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribuneby Christopher Snowbeck As a young physician, Gianrico Farrugia admired Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Building, a historic landmark with massive bronze doors and a soaring bell tower that projects the enduring prestige of the clinic. His reverence, however, didn’t extend to its very peak. The top, he noticed in the late 1980s, “had this really […]

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Tags: Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, innovation, Mayo Clinic, Star Tribune


July 12, 2019

Mayo center will place new focus on women’s health

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribuneby Jeremy Olson Mayo Clinic is opening a women’s health center to provide holistic and tailored care — not just in gender-specific fields such as breast health and gynecology, but in broader areas of medicine where the needs of women have been overlooked or misunderstood. Launched late last month through a $5 million donation […]

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Tags: George Family Foundation, Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health, Penny and Bill George, philanthrophy, Star Tribune, Women's Health


June 20, 2019

Public needs to help in efforts to thwart ticks

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune (Editorial) Late last month, a Mayo Clinic physician writing in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal sounded the alarm after researchers documented the first human bite by this tick in the U.S. (a 66-year-old man in Yonkers, N.Y.). Like the dog and blacklegged (deer) ticks that Minnesotans are well familiar with, this new tick […]

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Tags: Dr. Bobi Pritt, pathology, Star Tribune, tick-borne disease, ticks, Uncategorized, Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services at Mayo Clinic


June 12, 2019

A Mayo scientist wants to help you live longer — and better

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune By Connie NelsonWhen asked if he’s searching for the fountain of youth, Nathan LeBrasseur doesn’t say no. At least not right away. “For some people, that explanation might make sense,” he offers after a pause. LeBrasseur, a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, collaborates with multiple teams at his lab at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: aging, foundation of youth, Mayo Clinic, Nathan LeBrasseur, Star Tribune, zombie cells


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


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