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December 22, 2016

Mayo Clinic Medical Transport Adds Specialized Plane to Its Fleet

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While a certain red sled usually owns the flight-related headlines this month, Santa’s sleigh isn’t the only one getting press this December. Several news outlets, it seems, are reporting on another vehicle taking flight. But instead of delivering toys to good girls and boys, the new Mayo One airplane delivers patients in need of immediate, […]

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Tags: Dr. Scott Zietlow, Lisa Jelinek, Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, Mayo One, Thomas Grandouiller


July 14, 2016

New App Takes the Itch Out of Buying Skin Care Products

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Christina Boland is not a paid spokesperson for SkinSafe but she certainly sounds like one. “It’s been a godsend for me,” Christina says of the online skin care database and iOS mobile app created by Mayo Clinic dermatologist James Yiannias, M.D. SkinSafe matches consumers with skin care products they can use without risk of an […]

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Tags: Apps, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Skin Allergies


March 31, 2016

Chocolate, Customer Service … and Mayo Clinic

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What do chocolate and customer service have in common? If you asked us, you’d probably get an answer that had something to do with having chocolate available to customers. But according to a story in Forbes magazine, the relationship goes a little deeper. (Imagine that.) Forbes contributor Micah Solomon starts out a piece called “What […]

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Tags: Aaron Biedermann, Allison Matthews, Center for Innovation, Diane Klein, Mayo Clinic Building, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


February 4, 2016

Experimental Stent Stems Danger of Major Artery Rupture

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It was just supposed to be wrist surgery. But when Ron Hall, an 80-year-old retired structural steel worker from Blue Earth, Minnesota, was preparing for his procedure, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, doctors noticed something else. They discovered that the major artery that carries blood through his stomach was “in high danger of rupturing.” When given […]

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Tags: Dr Gustavo Oderich


December 3, 2015

Chance Conversation Feels Like Something of a Miracle

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If you ask Michelle Mahour, D.D.S., there are no coincidences. Miracles, however, are another story. Those she has no trouble believing in — especially the miracle that she believes saved her life. That story begins in Rochester, Minnesota, in the 1960s. Michelle’s father, Gholam Mahour, M.D., had come to Rochester for a pediatric surgery residency […]

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Tags: Dr. Giancarlo Rastelli, Rastelli procedure, Thoracic Surgery


November 3, 2015

The Genome-Guided Therapy That Keeps on Giving

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Tony Bennet may have left his heart in San Francisco, but Holly Boehle left something even more valuable in Rochester, Minnesota. Holly, it seems, left “a living genetic replica” of the aggressive breast cancer that brought the 40-something wife, mother and school psychologist to Mayo Clinic for treatment. Specifically, Holly left some of her cells […]

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Tags: BEAUTY Project, Dr Judy Boughey, Dr Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


October 8, 2015

Mayo’s Well Living Lab Working to Improve the Great Indoors

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Think about your typical daily routine. If we had to guess, we’d say it probably involves doing a whole lot of inside stuff and not much outside. If so, you’re not alone. Statistics say that as a country, we Americans spend only about 10 percent of our lives outside. Ten percent. Mayo Clinic and Delos, […]

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Tags: Dr Douglas Wood, Dr. Brent Bauer


July 16, 2015

Experimental Device — and a Fast-Track Approval From the FDA — Give Patient Real Results

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Had this been a different time and place, Jack Snyder would have been down to two options after doctors discovered an aneurysm on his aorta: Do nothing and hope the ballooning vessel didn’t pop, or have open heart surgery to try and fix it. While the second option might seem like the obvious choice, Mayo […]

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Tags: Dr Gustavo Oderich, Vascular Surgery


June 11, 2015

Journalists Become the Story, Learn More About Precision Medicine

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When President Barack Obama announced a new Precision Medicine Initiative this past January, the National Press Foundation thought it would be a good idea for journalists to spend some quality time with the subject. And what better way to make that happen than a visit to Mayo Clinic, where precision medicine – or individualized medicine, […]

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Tags: Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Healthy Living Program, media relations, precision medicine, public affairs


May 28, 2015

Wondering What to Do Between Appointments? Ask Some Seventh-Graders, Or Try Their App

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What can we do before that late-afternoon appointment? Where should we go for dinner? Does anything happen in Rochester, Minnesota, after 5 p.m.? These are questions often asked (we’re guessing) by folks who come to Mayo Clinic from out of town. Lucky for them, three seventh-graders from Kasson-Mantorville Middle School (west of Rochester) have a […]

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Tags: Apps, Community Spirit, Rochester Campus


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