Items Tagged ‘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


October 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic expert on world-record athletes says a sub-2-hour marathon is possible

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Richard Chin Thousands of runners will hit the roads of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 7, an ordeal that takes the vast majority of citizen athletes three, four or five hours to complete. Until recently, the idea that a human could run 26.2 miles in […]

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Tags: athletic performance, distance running, Dr. Michael Joyner, marathons, Star Tribune


September 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic will spend about $800 million to expand in Arizona and Florida

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Dee DePass Mayo Clinic will expand its Florida campus with two building projects worth $144 million in an effort to increase its patient surgery, treatment and parking accommodations, officials said Wednesday. Once completed, Mayo’s Jacksonville campus will have a new parking garage and a new five-story, 120,000-square-foot medical building that will connect […]

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Tags: capital projects, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Dr. Wyatt Decker, Star Tribune


August 23, 2018

Big marketing deal for Mayo Clinic-designed test

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune by Christopher Snowbeck Shares of Wisconsin-based Exact Sciences jumped by about 25 percent in trading Wednesday morning after the company announced a marketing deal with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer that’s expected to boost sales for a cancer screening test first developed by the Mayo Clinic. Pfizer says it will match Exact Sciences’ shared marketing […]

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Tags: Cologuard, Exact Sciences, Star Tribune, stool DNA test


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