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New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs

April 18, 2019

New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs

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Mayo Clinic and Medtronic have developed a device that uses electrodes implanted in the brain to detect oncoming seizures. The first to try out the new system? None other than man’s best friend.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Benjamin Brinkmann, Dr. Gregory Worrell, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine


Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence -- and Fur

April 16, 2019

Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence — and Fur

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Jayne Boeding hadn’t planned on becoming a volunteer until life slowed down. But then golden retriever Brady joined her family, and Jayne immediately saw Brady’s pet therapy potential. Jayne Boeding and her golden retriever, Brady, walked to the door of the patient’s room and peered inside. The woman was sleeping. Or appeared to be. Then […]

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Tags: hospice, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, volunteer


Volunteering at Mayo Clinic a Family Affair for Lynn and Siri Olson

April 11, 2019

Volunteering at Mayo Clinic a Family Affair for Lynn and Siri Olson

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Lynn Olson and her granddaughter Siri have more in common than just a last name. Both are passionate about helping others, and volunteering at Mayo gives them the opportunity to do that.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers Program


Practice Makes Perfect Inside Mayo Clinic's Simulation Centers

April 11, 2019

Practice Makes Perfect Inside Mayo Clinic’s Simulation Centers

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From the realistic looking wounds to the high-tech manikins, everything in Mayo’s Simulation Centers is geared toward teaching providers how to help their future patients.

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Tags: Amy Lannen, Anatomage, Dr. Leslie Simon, Dr. Michael Maniaci, J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic News Network


Helping Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer is Personal For Mayo Clinic Doctor

April 4, 2019

Helping Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer is Personal For Mayo Clinic Doctor

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Mark Truty, M.D., knows firsthand how difficult a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is for patients and their families, which is why he’s made it his life’s work to offer hope to those who’ve been told there is none.

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Tags: Advancing the Science, Dr. Mark Truty, Pancreatic Cancer


Stroke Sense: Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe From a Growing Health Concern

March 19, 2019

Stroke Sense: Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe From a Growing Health Concern

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The death of actor Luke Perry serves as a reminder that strokes happen to people of all ages. Reversing the risk factors that may lead to stroke and knowing the signs and symptoms can be lifesaving.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Robert Brown Jr., stroke


Local Orthodontist Builds 'Johnny Cars' of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

March 14, 2019

Local Orthodontist Builds ‘Johnny Cars’ of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

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A Facebook post gave John Lawson the idea to build toy cars for children, but his inspiration comes from his friend Dr. Joseph Dearani’s pediatric patients at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, pediatrics


Doctor Designs Garment to Keep You 'COVR'd' During Surgery

March 14, 2019

Doctor Designs Garment to Keep You ‘COVR’d’ During Surgery

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After years of watching his patients having to deal with awkward fitting garments to stay covered during a procedure, Dr. Bruce Levy and his wife, Heather, designed a better option.

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Tags: COVR Medical, Dr. Bruce Levy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Ventures


Patient Becomes Advocate and Teaches Doctors About Heart Attacks

February 12, 2019

Patient Becomes Advocate and Teaches Doctors About Heart Attacks

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At 38, Katherine Leon wasn’t supposed to have a heart attack, which is why it was first overlooked. Sharing her story with doctors shed light on a type of heart attack that was once virtually unknown.

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Tags: Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic News Network, Spontaneous coronary artery dissection


Rochester International Airport: Mayo Clinic's High-Flying Partner in Caring for Patients

February 12, 2019

Rochester International Airport: Mayo Clinic’s High-Flying Partner in Caring for Patients

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Every day, thousands of pounds of cargo are flown into Rochester International Airport, which plays a vital role in timely diagnoses and treatments for patients around the world.

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Tags: Dr. Andrew Paulsen, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Rochester International Airport


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