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.
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.
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.
An eight-member panel helping steer the massive Mayo Clinic expansion project in Rochester is meeting for the first time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The Mayo Clinic is partway to its goal of winning state financial support for an expansion project in Rochester.
State taxpayer money would go toward an expansion of the Mayo Clinic only after a hefty amount of private money and more local taxes are committed to the project, under a reworked plan unveiled in a state Senate committee on Monday.
Would you donate your kidney to a stranger? A growing number of people are willing to do just that.
Minnesota House Democrats want to trim the state’s contribution to a Mayo Clinic expansion proposal by about $200 million from an original request of about $500 million from the Rochester healthcare giant.
A top Senate Democrat says the altered funding plan to help the Mayo Clinic expand needs work before moving forward.