Items Tagged ‘Star Tribune’

March 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic rolls out fast-tracked COVID-19 test

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Star Tribuneby Christopher Snowbeck The Mayo Clinic has begun rolling out a test to detect the virus that causes COVID-19, a development that comes as concerns build that a lack of testing capacity could thwart a robust response to the outbreak. Mayo’s large commercial lab in Rochester is one of several that have scrambled in […]

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Tags: COVID-19, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Star Tribune


February 20, 2020

‘People always forget their thumbs.’ Mayo doctor’s late-night TV cameo on handwashing worth another look.

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Star Tribune Most of us are flunking handwashing. That’s an important public health message at any time, but especially during the height of the winter influenza season — one complicated by the emergence of COVID-19, the name given to the coronavirus that got its start in Wuhan, China, and has since spread across the world. […]

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Tags: COVID-19, Dr. Gregory Poland, infectious disease, Star Tribune, vaccine specialist


January 24, 2020

With a shortage of obstetricians at rural hospitals, the answer may be: Call the midwife

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Star Tribuneby Jeremy Olson Midwives could save rural hospitals struggling with the challenge of being prepared 24/7 to deliver babies, a new Mayo Clinic study found. Mayo’s hospital in La Crosse, Wis., reported fewer surgical deliveries and birth complications requiring neonatal intensive care under a system in which seven certified nurse midwives provided round-the-clock staffing […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System, midwifes, Star Tribune


December 13, 2019

Mayo Clinic calls up physician from the farm for ‘platform’ project

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Star Tribuneby Christopher Snowbeck The first president for Mayo Clinic Platform, a technology project that’s seen as key to the clinic’s future, is not simply a physician with expertise in digital health. Dr. John Halamka and his wife, Kathy, currently run Unity Farm, an animal sanctuary that’s located at their home in suburban Boston that […]

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Tags: Dr. John Halamka, Mayo Clinic platform, Star Tribune


November 27, 2019

Mayo Clinic announces joint venture to operate ‘mega-hospital’ in United Arab Emirates

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Star Tribuneby Joe Carlson Mayo Clinic, a Minnesota-born institution known for attracting patients from the Middle East and around the world, is entering a joint venture that will run a new “mega-hospital” in the United Arab Emirates. The Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, a four-tower medical campus in the UAE capital city of Abu Dhabi, will […]

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Tags: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic, Roshanak Didehban, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Star Tribune


November 21, 2019

Rochester cancer therapy firm to collaborate with drugmaker on melanoma treatment

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Star Tribuneby Joe Carlson Vyriad, a company in southeastern Minnesota that is designing viruses to selectively kill cancer cells, has signed a major agreement with the biotech drugmaker Regeneron to collaborate on a drug therapies to target melanoma and cancers of the lung, liver and uterus. A Vyriad spokesman said the agreement would lead to […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Stephen Russell, Imanis Life Sciences, oncolytic virotherapy, Regeneron, Star Tribune, Vyriad


October 3, 2019

Minnesota builds expertise in coaxing the body to heal itself

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Star Tribuneby Jeremy Olson An obsolete surgical balloon might not sound like a tool of cutting-edge health care, but doctors at Mayo Clinic are repurposing it as they expand the field of regenerative medicine beyond organ transplants and stem cells to new therapies that can coax the body to repair itself. Mayo physicians are testing […]

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Tags: Dr. Andre Terzic, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota program, 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 Karl W Oestreich

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 Karl W Oestreich

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 Karl W Oestreich

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


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