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Dayton To Undergo Mayo Procedure For Torn Hip

Gov. Mark Dayton is returning to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for a procedure meant to help heal a torn muscle in his left hip area. Dayton’s office released details Monday of the upcoming procedure. It’s known as a “platelet rich plasma injection.”

10/21/2013

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Mayo Study: Teachers More Likely To Develop Speech Disorders

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say they’ve stumbled upon what appears to be an occupational hazard for school teachers. They found that teachers are more likely to have progressive speech and language disorders. The neurologist who led the study found teachers were about three-and-a-half times more likely to a develop speech and language disorder than Alzheimer’s disease.

10/15/2013

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With 2/3 Of CDC Furloughed, There’s No One To Study The Flu

The federal government shutdown could actually make you sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is closed, for the most part. And the experts who work on preventing and managing flu outbreaks are not doing that.

10/10/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: NFL Fines, Whiskey Plates & Sea Salt

Don from Eden Prairie and Linda from Roseville want to know: What happens to the money collected when NFL players are fined?

09/13/2013

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Study: Thousands Of Thyroid Cancer Cases Over-Diagnosed

A study by the Mayo Clinic finds that thousands of patients are “over-diagnosed” with thyroid cancer. Researchers say small lesions on the thyroid gland that went undetected decades ago are now being found with high tech imaging and that’s prompting cancer diagnoses and surgeries that are expensive and unnecessary.

08/28/2013

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Joe Mauer Recovering From Concussion

Minnesota Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer has been given permission by a concussion specialist to begin a light exercise program. Mauer was placed on baseball’s seven-day concussion list earlier this week after he became dizzy during his pregame routine. The Twins sent him back to Minnesota from Detroit, and the 2009 AL MVP visited a specialist at the Mayo Clinic on Friday. “They were satisfied with where he’s at,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.

08/23/2013

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Klobuchar: Medical Research Funding Should Be Reinstated

Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined five families Sunday at the University of Minnesota who have been impacted by diseases such as juvenile diabetes, Autism, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. She said these are the people who are being hurt by cuts to funding of medical search.

08/18/2013

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Board Watching Over Massive Mayo Expansion To Meet

An eight-member panel helping steer the massive Mayo Clinic expansion project in Rochester is meeting for the first time.

08/09/2013

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Mayo: 7 Of 10 Americans On At Least One Prescription

A Mayo Clinic study suggests that more Americans are currently taking prescription drugs than not. The results say that about 7 of 10 Americans are currently taking at least one prescription medication, and over 50 percent are on two different prescriptions.

06/19/2013

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NTSB Rules In 2011 Mayo Clinic Helicopter Crash

Federal officials investigating a helicopter crash that a killed Mayo Clinic heart surgeon and technician say financial pressures contributed to the pilot’s decision to continue flying through deteriorating weather.

06/18/2013

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Could A Blood Test Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester are determining whether a blood test could offer early detection for Alzheimer’s Disease. The Mayo analyzed samples of plasma and brain fluids from 45 patients.

05/29/2013

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Good Question: How Do You Keep Fear Of Storms From Becoming A Phobia?

The skies turn gray. The lightning cracks. Thunder booms. For most of us, a fleeting moment of fear is as bad as it gets. “Even when there’s not a storm, [kids are] checking the weather, they’re feeling nervous if it gets overcast. That’s different,” said Dr. Steven Whiteside, a Mayo Clinic child psychologist who specializes in anxiety.

05/21/2013

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Tom Brokaw Speaks At Mayo Clinic Commencement

Former news anchor Tom Brokaw became the first recipient of an honorary degree from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine on Saturday. “If there is an oxymoron in America, it’s a humble anchorman,” Brokaw said. “But this is truly a humbling experience.”

05/18/2013

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Mayo Study: No Link Between Anesthesia And Dementia

Can anesthesia from surgery cause dementia in elderly patients? That question was the subject of a recent Mayo Clinic study. The findings were released Wednesday.

05/01/2013

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In Tax Bill, House Advances Mayo Project Subsidy

The Mayo Clinic is partway to its goal of winning state financial support for an expansion project in Rochester.

04/24/2013

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