Julie Powell's Last Tweet Before Her Death at 49 Causes Confusion Among Fans
Author Julie Powell, whose book Julie and Julia was turned into a hit 2009 movie starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, died of cardiac arrest on October 26 at the age of 49, according to a new report from the New York Times. But it’s Powell’s last tweet, sent the day before she died, that’s garnered a lot of attention on social media as fans try to make sense of the tragedy.news.yahoo.com
Sleep Away Dementia? Lack of sleep may cause emotional distress, slower response times
According to the Mayo Clinic, adults should get at least seven hours of sleep per night. In the short-term, lack of sleep may cause emotional distress, slower response times, and increased stress levels. And now, long-term effects may include some irreversible health problems.
As more Florida kids are hospitalized for COVID, Nicklaus Children’s mandates vaccine
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees and vendors on Friday as the number of pediatric inpatients hospitalized in Florida with a confirmed case of the disease continued to lead all other states.news.yahoo.com
Mayor Clinic among major health care groups calling for mandatory vaccines for staff
With COVID-19 case counts rising and the rapid spread of the delta variant, Mayo Clinic and dozens of other health care professional societies and organizations Monday called for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Mayo Clinic joins major health care groups calling for mandatory vaccines for staff
With COVID-19 case counts rising and the rapid spread of the delta variant, Mayo Clinic and dozens of other health care professional societies and organizations Monday called for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Leukemia survivor cycles 3,500 miles to raise funds, awareness for bone marrow transplants
A 12-year Leukemia survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient cycled about 3,500 miles over 59 days from Mayo Clinic in Rochester to Mayo Clinic in Florida to raise funds and awareness for bone marrow transplants and the need for donors.
Changes to health care; plans for Emerald Trail; tribute to former JU President Fran Kinne
On this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville,” we are joined by Mayo Clinic Jacksonville CEO Dr. Kent Thielen to discuss the changes to health care becoming permanent following the pandemic. We’re also digging deeper into plans for Emerald Trail in Duval County with Groundwork Jacksonville CEO Kay Ehas and Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute Director Rick Mullaney. And we’re closing our show with a tribute to JU’s beloved former President Fran Kinne and a look back at her 62-year association with the university.
Minnesota clinic shooting renews fears for doctors who say they increasingly face threats when they deny patients opioids
So when he heard about Tuesday’s attack at a medical clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, that left one person dead and four injured, “the first thing I assumed is that it was something to do with pain medication,” said Hunt, who now works for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a Mayo Clinic Health System facility in Red Wing, Minnesota. “It makes us ask about our own workplace: How secure are we?”chicagotribune.com
Mayo Clinic hopes to address COVID-19 vaccine myths in virtual town halls
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Mayo Clinic is hosting several free virtual town halls over the next two weeks to answer questions and address any misconceptions about the Covid-19 vaccine. “Unfortunately, there is still a bit of concern and maybe a bit of mistrust around the vaccine,” said Dr. Richard White, Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Community Relations. “This vaccine is effective, the vaccine is safe and we’re strongly encouraging people to get the vaccine,” White said. Mayo Clinic is partnering with several groups to host two virtual town halls. The virtual town halls will take place over the next two weeks:Jan. 28: Virtual Town Hall for Minority Communities of Faith, 7-8:30 p.m.
Mayo Clinic CEO: Take the first Covid vaccine available, don't wait for a specific one
Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, CEO of the Mayo Clinic, is urging Americans to take the first Covid-19 vaccine available to them. "My message is very simple: Don't wait for a particular vaccine," he told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday. The Moderna vaccine, after receiving limited clearance Friday, is being rolled out this week. The first Americans outside of clinical trials started receiving shots of the Pfizer vaccine last week. However, as the number of available doses increases, a broader range of people will become eligible to be immunized.cnbc.com
What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine
As millions of Americans wait their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, many have answered questions. While the development of a vaccine can take years, researchers had a head start on COVID-19. Why should people get the COVID-19 vaccine? How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine? There have been no documented cases yet of anyone who’s received the COVID-19 vaccine experiencing serious side effects — only mild reactions have been reported, according to Mayo Clinic.
After heart transplant, runner hopes to go the distance
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A long-time marathon runner received a heart transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville this year. Terry Collier, who shared his experience on The Morning Show on Saturday, said he first found out he needed a heart transplant in 2018. “My buddy took me in to Emory in Atlanta for a check-up and after that, they realized there were some complications to my heart, in my left ventricle. They ran a test and realized I had a heart attack.”Roughly two years later, he received his new heart after spending 180 days at the Mayo Clinic during the pandemic. “I got admitted to Mayo in February of this year and at the same time, the pandemic hit,” Collier said.
You still need to wear a mask after getting the COVID-19 vaccine
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – If you’re able to get vaccinated for COVID-19, doctors say you’ll still need to wear a mask. That’s because even though the vaccine will likely protect you, it’s not clear if it will keep you from potentially spreading the virus to others. Both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s trials only tracked vaccinated people who became sick with COVID-19 — not the possibility that some who were vaccinated might have gotten infected without developing symptoms. Mask wearing will be encouraged for the long haul even with a vaccine coming soon. More information is coming on the potential of asymptomatic spreading even with the vaccine.
Mayo Clinic doctor studying Covid ‘long haulers’ says it might take them a year or more to recover
Coronavirus patients who develop "post-Covid syndrome" brain fog and fatigue — often referred to as "long haulers" — may feel the effects for more than a year, according to a Mayo Clinic doctor studying the phenomenon. There are considerable knowledge gaps among researchers about what causes certain Covid-19 patients to have lingering symptoms, Vanichkachorn said. Short-term memory issues and concentration challenges are common symptoms experienced by post-Covid patients, Vanichkachorn said, also adding shortness of breath to the list. People who develop post-Covid syndrome can often be stigmatized, particularly from individuals who may have recovered from Covid-19 quickly, Vanichkachorn said. Vanichkachorn advised patients to be careful as they recover from Covid-19, saying that "doing too much, too quickly" can ultimately be detrimental.cnbc.com
Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon with amazing story to be featured in Netfilx documentary
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Viewers will be able to follow the day-to-day life of a local neurosurgeon in an upcoming documentary on Netflix. Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, also known as Dr. Q, was a migrant farmworker in California before making his way to Harvard Medical School and ending up in Jacksonville. (The Florida Times-Union has more on his amazing rise.) Now Quinones-Hinojosa is working at Mayo Clinic where his episode, “Sacred Brain” was filmed. “The Surgeon’s Cut”, made by the BBC, follows the journey of four surgeons and their patients.
‘He’s a survival story of COVID’: Retired Air Force general on the road to recovery
“My mom would silently pray the rosary and she would cry,” said their son, Ryan Williams. But the Williams family pays the most credit to Maj. Gen. Williams’ nurse: James. That’s the only one that he responded to.”On Thanksgiving Day, Maj. Gen. Williams was taken off of a ventilator for the first time. After over thirty days in the ICU, two hospitals, countless healthcare superhero’s, doctors,... Posted by Ryan Williams on Wednesday, December 2, 2020There’s still a long road ahead, according to Ryan Williams. Maj. Gen. Williams will now likely have to go to a long-term care facility to get physical therapy.
Medical tourism craters during coronavirus pandemic, hospitals lose billions
The American Journal of Medicine found that more than 1.4 million Americans sought health care in a different country in 2017. Domestic medical tourism, where patients seek care across states lines or outside of their local hospital system, has also seen a steep drop off. David Vequist, who heads the Center for Medical Tourism Research at the University of the Incarnate World, the largest Catholic university in Texas, says that Covid-19 has crippled many hospitals' finances by taking away domestic medical tourism, which is one of their largest sources of income. The Mayo Clinic stopped all non-emergency medical care towards the end of March and began to lose millions. Walmart among employers sponsoring medical tourism In some cases, domestic medical tourism patients are seeking care for critical health needs.cnbc.com
How COVID-19 may impact stroke risk
We’re learning more about how COVID-19 impacts the brain, and evidence suggests the infection may increase risk for suffering a stroke. “We’re actually seeing young people who don’t have the traditional risk factors for stroke like high blood pressure, or other problems. These are young, healthy people, who are coming in with big, big strokes.”Regardless of age or COVID-19, Hussain said stroke symptoms should never be ignored. He reminds people to use the acronym ‘BE FAST’ to recognize stroke symptoms. If someone has stroke symptoms -- do not delay care, seek medical attention immediately.
Top health official says coronavirus 'herd immunity is not the strategy of the U.S. government'
Herd immunity happens when a large portion of the population becomes immune to the coronavirus, making it harder to spread, the Mayo Clinic says. Most scientists think 60% to 80% of the population needs to be vaccinated or have natural antibodies to achieve herd immunity, global health experts say. Fauci said that around 22% of New York's residents have likely been exposed to the coronavirus, under the amount needed for herd immunity. "You cannot assume that we are even anywhere near herd immunity right now in the United States," Fauci has said. "We have a long way to go to get to herd immunity."cnbc.com
Mother on the road to recovery after COVID-19 scare
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A local COVID-19 survivor was released from the hospital on Friday, but the recovery is not over. Shirley Mayo’s family cheered her on as she was released from Mayo Clinic after nearly three weeks of care after contracting COVID-19. She thought she was having asthma attacks and took herself to Mayo Clinic, only to find out it was much worse. At Mayo Clinic she underwent multiple operations. Mayo says she got a second chance at life thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Mayo Clinic.
New York investigates coronavirus in children after 5-year-old NYC boy dies from complications, Gov. Cuomo says
Cuomo said there have been 73 cases in the state of children falling severely ill with the symptoms. State health data shows at least three children under 10 years old have died from the coronavirus in New York. New York is investigating how Covid-19 impacts children after a 5-year-old boy in New York City died this week from coronavirus-related complications, Gov. Children generally do not develop severe disease from the coronavirus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The spread of the virus in New York is decelerating in New York, Cuomo said, adding that "the beast is on the run."cnbc.com
Pence says he should have worn face mask at Mayo Clinic
Vice President Mike Pence visits Dennis Nelson, a recovered COVID-19 disease patient who is now donating his blood for research on the virus and disease as Pence tours Mayo Clinic facilities supporting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) research and treatment in Rochester, Minnesota, U.S., April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Nicholas PfosiWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday that he erred in not wearing a face mask during a visit with patients at the Mayo Clinic last month. I didnt think it was necessary, but I should have worn a mask at the Mayo Clinic, he said. Pence was photographed during the April visit as the lone person not wearing a face mask alongside patients and healthcare professionals. On Sunday, he added that beyond its public health purpose, wearing the mask carried important symbolic weight as well.feeds.reuters.com
Vice President Mike Pence wears coronavirus mask at General Motors plant after criticism for Mayo Clinic visit
But at a roundtable discussion later during the visit, Pence removed his mask, as did other attendees, including Chao. Pence was accompanied during the visit to the GM facility in Kokomo, Indiana, by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Indiana Gov. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and CEO of General Motors Mary Barra visit the General Motors Components Holding Plant that is manufacturing ventilators for use during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kokomo, Indiana, U.S. April 30, 2020. Pence, who once served as governor of Indiana, is leading the White House's coronavirus task force. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in guidance issued in early April urging Americans to wear masks, says, "You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick."cnbc.com
Cramer slams Mike Pence for touring Mayo Clinic without a mask as an 'example of recklessness'
CNBC's Jim Cramer on Thursday blasted Vice President Mike Pence for not wearing a coronavirus mask while touring the Mayo Clinic earlier this week. "Until we get this under control, we can't have the vice president of the United States go to the Mayo Clinic without a mask because that sets an example of recklessness," Cramer said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." "I think this will be the standard of care two weeks from now," Cramer said, reporting from CNBC headquarters in New Jersey. "I think anyone walking around here or any other place without a mask is going to be considered a health hazard." Cramer said Costco, not the federal government, is setting the standard.cnbc.com
WHO is investigating whether coronavirus causes rare inflammatory disease in some kids
The World Health Organization is investigating whether the coronavirus causes some children to develop a rare inflammatory disease, WHO officials said Wednesday. Health officials in the U.K. warned doctors over the weekend that Covid-19 could be causing a rare inflammatory condition in children. The society noted that many but not all of the children with symptoms of the new inflammatory disease had been diagnosed with Covid-19. Kawasaki disease causes swelling of the heart's blood vessels and mainly affects children under the age of 5, according to the U.K.'s NHS. "It's a rare condition.cnbc.com
Vice President Mike Pence tours Mayo Clinic without coronavirus mask even though he was told to wear one
In this pool image, Vice President Mike Pence Visits the Mayo Clinic Rochester Facilities, April 28, 2020. About a half-hour after that tweet was posted, it was deleted by the Mayo Clinic. "As vice president of the United States, I'm tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone who is around me is tested for the coronavirus," Pence said. A Mayo Clinic spokesman, when asked for comment, said in email that, "Mayo shared the masking policy with the VP's office." But the Mayo Clinic did post a new tweet saying it was "grateful" for Pence's visit.cnbc.com
Coronavirus: Jacksonville nurse serving on hospital ship in New York
A nurse manager who helps care for transplant patients at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville answered the military’s call for health care help in New York. Lynn Houston, a Jacksonville native and preoperative nurse in the Navy Reserve, applied for a spot aboard the USNS Comfort, which is docked in New York City in an effort to relieve the city’s hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic. She was selected to help in the hospital ship’s operating room and had three days to pack up. The Comfort is providing treatment to trauma, emergency and urgent care patients as part of the effort to help out New York City’s health care system. The hospital ship was activated in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in over 10,000 deaths and 200,000 cases in New York.
Mayo Clinic CEO says convalescent plasma could be effective treatment for coronavirus
A coalition of health and industry partners is looking at convalescent plasma as a potential treatment for the coronavirus, Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. Gianrico Farrugia told CNBC on Tuesday. "Scientists and physicians around the world are racing to find new treatments for COVID-19," Farrugia said on "Squawk on the Street." "The convalescent plasma initiative is one of these options." The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that Mayo Clinic would be leading the initiative in testing the effectiveness of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients. Convalescent plasma involves collecting blood plasma from someone who has recovered from COVID-19, Farrugia said.cnbc.com
Mayo Clinic starts coronavirus testing for existing patients
Tests are only available for existing Mayo Clinic patients, but even then, patients have to qualify under CDC guidelines before a test will be allowed. City officials hope Mayo’s testing can help alleviate the number of people trying to get tested at its federal testing site at Lot J outside the TIAA Bank Stadium. At the Lot J site, only 250 people can be tested per day and results can take longer than 10 days. Dr. Charles Booras said the parameters at the federal testing site is not reasonable. Negative tests results will be sent in a message through the clinic’s online patient services.
Mayo Clinic, St. Vincent’s, Baptist Medical Center South all treating patients for COVID-19
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Baptist Health, Ascension St. Vincent’s and Mayo Clinic announced Sunday afternoon that the hospitals had received confirmation from the Health Department that its current patients had tested positive for COVID-19. The Baptist Health patient, who has been treated in an isolation room since initially showing symptoms of COVID-19, is comfortable and in fair but stable condition at Baptist Medical Center South, according to the hospital. Ascension St. Vincent’s confirmed two patients have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Clay and Riverside hospitals. These public health entities are best positioned to provide relevant and appropriate information to the public,” Mayo Clinic said in a statement. Baptist Health said patients should check with their physician if they have scheduling questions regarding elective procedures and surgeries.
Mayo Clinic doctor: Coronavirus is 'basically at a pandemic now' and should be treated as such
Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, told CNBC on Monday that the fast-spreading coronavirus is nearing pandemic status. "We're basically at a pandemic now," said Poland, regarding the deadly virus, which has currently been labeled as an epidemic. The World Health Organization said there's been 151 coronavirus cases in 23 countries outside of China. The coronavirus and the regular flu have similar symptoms, which some health officials fear will cause misdiagnoses. Coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the CDC.cnbc.com
Do face masks really protect against coronavirus?
But do these masks actually prevent illnesses like the coronavirus from spreading? There is no recommendation for the general public to start wearing face masks. At a news conference Tuesday, Heath and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said wearing a face mask is unnecessary for most people. Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as they arrive on a flight from Asia the Los Angeles International Airport on January 29, 2020. There wasn't much difference between the two types of masks tested P2 masks and surgical masks according to the study.cbsnews.com
America is about to get a powerful tool in the war against cancer
America's war on cancer is about to get another tool in its arsenal. The country's first carbon ion therapy center to treat cancer is being built in collaboration with Hitachi on the campus of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. The cancer therapy treatment will be part of Mayo's $233 million oncology facility, announced in June. It has the capability of killing cancer cells that are resistant to traditional radiation therapy. According to experts, carbon ion therapy damages the DNA of fast-growing cancer cells, ultimately destroying them.cnbc.com
Mayo Clinic announces plans for North America’s first carbon ion therapy center
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayo Clinic announced Tuesday morning it has plans to build a carbon ion therapy treatment facility at its Jacksonville campus in partnership with Hitachi, Ltd. The facility, a first of its kind in North America, will include chemotherapy, standard radiation, proton beam therapy and carbon ion therapy. Carbon ion therapy was discovered in the United States in the 1970s, but there are currently no carbon ion therapy treatment centers in North America. At this point, carbon ion therapy is not FDA approved. Proton Beam therapy will be available at Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus in 2025; carbon ion therapy is anticipated to be available after that time.
Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville reports case of Legionnaires' disease
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Mayo Clinic has confirmed that it reported a case of Legionnaires' disease at its Jacksonville campus to the Florida Department of Health. Legionella pneumophila, known as Legionnaires disease, is very similar to other types of pneumonia, with symptoms including coughing, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches and headaches. VIEW: Legionnaires' disease fact sheetLegionella is a type of bacterium found naturally in freshwater environments such as lakes and streams. The Mayo Clinic is now conducting water testing since Legionnaires' disease can be transmitted through things such as fountains, hot tubs and air conditioning units. He said Legionnaires' disease does not spread from person to person, but rather that bacteria spreads through mist.
When should you have your first mammogram? Everything to consider
Have you ever asked yourself, Should I have had my first mammogram already?Or perhaps: The guideline has changed, hasnt it? But this website stressed that its a womans personal decision when she wants to begin mammogram screening and how often to repeat it. Consider that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force mammogram guidelines recommend women begin screening at age 50. Findings from randomized trials of women in their 40s and 50s have demonstrated that screening mammograms decrease breast cancer deaths by 15 to 29 percent.Just keep in mind, mammogram screening isnt perfect. On your list, mark the following:Things to talk to your doctor about --Your personal risk of breast cancer.
Mayo Clinic doctor's TEDxJacksonville talk featured on TED.com
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dr. Joy Wolfram of the Mayo Clinic is the first TEDxJacksonville speaker to have her TEDx talk promoted to TED.com. Wolframs talk on The Promise of Nanomedicine was shared Friday afternoon on TED.com. Our audience in Jacksonville was wowed by Joy Wolframs talk and the implications of her work in the field of nanomedicine and the fight against cancer. This is the pinnacle achievement for a TEDx speaker.The link to Wolframs talk is live here. TEDxJacksonville returns for its eighth conference event on Saturday with TEDxJacksonville: POP at The Florida Theatre.
Vaping-related lung disease may be caused by chemical exposure
Getty ImagesBOSTON - Lung damage in those using e-cigarettes might be caused by chemicals in the vape liquid, according to a letter published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found the lung damage was similar to a chemical burn. The researchers looked at samples of lung tissue from 17 people, all of whom had vaped and 70% had used marijuana or cannabis oils. The accumulation of fatty substances such as oils were suspected in the lung damage, but researchers said there was no evidence they were the cause. "Based on what we have seen in our study, we suspect that most cases involve chemical contaminants, toxic byproducts or other noxious agents within vape liquids," Larsen said.
Jobs that could hurt your heart
Dr. Sharonne Hayes, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, told CNN she would add farming to the list of professions that are hard on your health. She sees a good number of farmers and says many are incredibly strong because of the work they do, but they are unfit because of their poor eating habits. Often they grab what they can as they go out in the fields, and often that choice isn't a healthy one. Hide Caption
What is Legionnaires' disease and how many people does it affect?
ATLANTA - Legionnaires' disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacterium, which is found in fresh water, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "In general, people do not spread Legionnaires' disease to other people," the CDC says. Legionnaires' disease is treated with antibiotics, and most people who get sick make a full recovery. The reported rate of people who get Legionnaires' disease has risen by 550% since 2000. There are no vaccines that can prevent Legionnaires' disease.
Ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in the morning
By Mayo ClinicRheumatoid arthritis symptoms are often worse in the morning. These symptoms can last a few hours, or you may have them all day. Stiffness and pain can get in the way of your morning routine. Reduce morning stiffness by starting your day with stretching and flexibility exercises. To make dressing, grooming and preparing for your day easier and less painful, try these tips, too.
Get up! Sitting could harm your health
Sitting could harm your health Mounting evidence reveals for every hour we sit, two hours of life are lost. Dr. James Levine, a leading obesity researcher at the Mayo Clinic and the inventor of the treadmill desk, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why your chair may be killing you.cbsnews.com