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December 19th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Lois and her doctor daughter-in-law

By Dana Sparks

Lois McIntosh with daughter in law Dr. Amy McIntosh on StoryCorps

Listening to patients is what medical teams at Mayo Clinic do each day. To honor Mayo's 150th Anniversary, StoryCorps was asked to listen to and record several patient stories. Each Friday, until the end of 2014, a new story will be posted on the Mayo Clinic News Network.

Lois McIntosh tells her daughter-in-law Dr. Amy McIntosh about her health issues and the special care she (and her dog) received at Mayo Clinic. Hear Lois' story.

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December 19th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Skin Cancer and Screening: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed

Skin cancer rates, especially of dangerous melanoma, are on the rise.  Early detection is often the key to prognosis.  Dr. Anokhi Jambusaria has more in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute.

To listen, click the link below.

Skin Cancer and Screening

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Tags: Dr Anoki Jambusaria, Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, podcast, Skin Cancer


December 19th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

By Dana Sparks

Medical News 2014
We're taking a look back at some of the important medical news of 2014!

This Saturday, December 20, at 9 a.m. CT, we'll discuss a less invasive way to test for colon cancer, talk about research that led to using the measles vaccine to fight cancer and the discovery of using stem cells to unravel the mysteries of ALS. We'll also talk about robots that help diagnose patients suffering from stroke of concussion. There are a lot of wonderful medical discoveries to share from 2014 that are leading the way into the future of health care.

Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions.

To listen to the program on Saturday, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines:  News Segment December 20. 2014 (right click MP3) Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: ALS, Mayo Clinic Radio, Measles Virus, News Highlights, stem cells


December 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Leica Biosystems y Mayo Clinic colaboran en futuras imágenes de citogenética

By Emily Hiatt

NUSSLOCH, Alemania: Leica Biosystems y el Departamento de Medicina de Laboratorio y Patología de Mayo Clinic anunciaron hoy su colaboración para el desarrollo de un software de nueva generación para imágenes de citogenética. El nuevo medio permitirá optimizar el flujo de trabajo del software y ofrecerá una mejor experiencia general a los técnicos que lo utilicen.

citogenéticaAmbas organizaciones pretenden ayudar a los laboratorios de citogenética a procesar eficazmente la mayor carga de trabajo actual. Esta solución reducirá los pasos manuales del proceso de obtención de imágenes mediante un flujo de trabajo que no requiere documentación, además de ser la primera en permitir acceso seguro y a distancia a los casos, otorgando flexibilidad para la revisión in situ o ex situ de los casos.

“El objetivo es desarrollar un medio más rápido y exacto para obtener la información de citogenética a fin de mejorar la atención médica del paciente”, comenta la Dra. Patricia Greipp, codirectora del Laboratorio de Citogenética de Mayo Clinic. “Mayo Clinic tiene ahora la oportunidad de contribuir con su experiencia a una solución ofrecida por Leica para la obtención de estas imágenes, y creemos que el producto ofrecerá un medio de análisis más sofisticado y eficiente para los laboratorios modernos de citogenética”.

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Tags: citogenética, Dra Patricia Greipp, En español, espanol, imágenes, spanish, Spanish News Release


December 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Médicos da Mayo Clinic Afirmam que Endoscopia de alta definição avaliam pólipos com precisão e que exames patológicos caros podem não ser necessários

By Kevin Punsky

JACKSONVILLE, Flórida, 18 de dezembro de 2014 — Pode não ser necessário o exame patológico de pólipos removidos do cólon de um paciente, segundo um amplo estudo conduzido por médicos pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic de Jacksonville, Flórida.

O estudo com 522 pacientes, publicado na edição de dezembro do Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, revelou que os gastroenterologistas experientes podem avaliar corretamente se um pólipo é pré-canceroso ou benigno, usando lentes ópticas de alta definição durante a colonoscopia. No estudo, as análises foram de 96% a 97% precisas — dependendo de qual das duas gerações de colonoscópios foi utilizada — em comparação com uma avaliação patológica dos pólipos.

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Tags: cáncer de colon, colonoscopia, gastroenterologia, portugues, Portuguese news release, Portuguese


December 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

New Mayo Clinic Technology Lowers Risks for Premature Babies

By Dana Sparks

'Mayo 150 years serving humanity' 150th Sesquicentennial Logo
Baby Jase's entry into the world was sudden ... and two months too early. A new tablet-based technology allowed local doctors and Mayo Clinic specialists to collaborate on life-saving medical care. [TRT 3:50]

Journalists: A broadcast quality video package is available in the downloads.  

This is a special report produced for the Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Collection of Stories. To view other stories and learn about Mayo Clinic's sesquicentennial, please click here.

 

 

 

 

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Tags: e delivery room, HL, Mayo Clinic Health System, Pkg


December 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Inspiration for the Holidays

By Dana Sparks

Blue and white banner logo for 'Living with Cancer' blog

Inspiration for the holidaysmother and children decorating holiday gingerbread house
Cancer survivors need to try and reduce stress, especially during the holiday season. Focus on what's really important — your health and the special gifts you share with others.

Myelofibrosis
Find out about this serious bone marrow disorder that disrupts your body's normal production of blood cells.

Bladder cancer symptoms
Bladder cancer signs and symptoms may include: Blood in urine (hematuria) — urine may appear dark yellow, bright red or cola colored.

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Tags: bladder cancer, Living With Cancer Blog, myelofibrosis, stress


December 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Targets for Carcinoids: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michaela Banck comments on a study which could lead to a treatment road map of sorts for some cancer patients

To listen, click the link below.

Targets for Carcinoids

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Tags: Carcinoids, Dr Michaela Banck, Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, podcast


December 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

By Dana Sparks

close up of woman putting aspirin pills into her hand

Daily aspirin therapy: Understand the benefits and risks

Low-fiber diet

Caregivers, take good care of yourself during holidays

Oil of oregano: Can it treat sinusitis?

 Stress management: Examine your stress reaction

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Tags: aspirin, Caregivers, Low-Fat Diet, sinusitis, stress, Thursday Consumer Health Tips


December 17th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

7 Steps for Managing Grief and Loss

By Dana Sparks

LE SUEUR, Minn. — Grief is summarized as sadness felt after suffering loss. Although that’s a fine cursory definition, it doesn’t really give grief true meaning. Grief is a deep and sometimes complex response to loss. Behavioral health provider and social worker at Mayo Clinic Health System Jessie Wolf says, “Even though it’s often associated with death, grief can be the result of any sort of loss or major life change. Losing your job, getting divorced, even moving — these all can elicit feelings of grief.”sad, crying grieving woman with man comforting her

Initial grief frequently comes as acute emotional pain. While it may seem insurmountable when it first grasps hold of your life, there are ways to cope with grief. Supplying yourself with knowledge and grieving tactics is the best way to combat your loss. Wolf provides some tips to help you during the grieving process.

Give yourself permission to feel.

Grieving is a normal part of dealing with loss. But you can’t grieve if you don’t allow yourself the opportunity. Be sure to recognize the need to grieve and let it run its natural course. Your emotional health will be better served if you face your grief. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: Grief, Mayo Clinic Health System