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February 20, 2020

Amish kids were dying mysteriously. Mayo scientists solved it. But can they treat it?

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

MPR Newsby Catharine Richert In 2004, Dr. Michael Ackerman got an unexpected phone call. On the other end of the line was a medical examiner in Kentucky who had recently performed a befuddling autopsy on a 12-year-old Amish girl. “He was perplexed why this seemingly healthy Amish child died suddenly during play,” said Ackerman, a […]

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Tags: David Tester, Dr. Michael Ackerman, MPR News, Uncategorized, Windland Smith Rice Comprehensive Sudden Cardiac Death Program


July 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic nets $5 million donation for virtual women’s health center

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

Twin Cities Businessby Amanda Ostuni Backed by a $5 million donation from Penny and Bill George and the George Family Foundation, Mayo Clinic is establishing the Center for Women’s Health. The center is a virtual space dedicated to taking a more comprehensive and personalized approach to women’s healthcare. The Georges—who are longtime philanthropists, particularly in […]

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Tags: George Family Foundation, Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health, Penny and Bill George, philanthrophy, Twin Cities Business, Uncategorized, Women's Health


June 20, 2019

Public needs to help in efforts to thwart ticks

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

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


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