March 8, 2013
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Cash Incentives Help People Lose Weight, Researchers Find
by Nicole Ostrow
“Fear of losing money tends to motivate people about two and a half times more than the prospect of gaining the same amount of money, so we intentionally designed the incentives so that participants would have some of their own skin in the game,” said Steven Driver, a lead study author and a resident physician in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic.
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Context: Weight loss study participants who received financial incentives were more likely to stick with a weight loss program and lost more weight than study participants who received no incentives, according to Mayo Clinic research that will be presented Saturday, March 9 at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session.
Public Affairs Contact: Traci Klein
New York Times (blog)
Research: A.D.H.D. Remains a Problem for Adults
by KJ Dell’Antonia
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder doesn’t just “go away” in adulthood. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic and the Boston Children’s Hospital followed 5,718 children born in Rochester, Minn., from 1976 through 1982, including 367 who were diagnosed with A.D.H.D., and found that “only 37.5 percent of the children we contacted as adults were free of these really worrisome outcomes.”
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The Daily Circuit: Managing finances after an Alzheimer's diagnosis
Eleanor Laise, associate editor of Kiplinger Retirement Report, will join The Daily Circuit Thursday, March 7, to talk about how to prepare financially for Alzheimer's or dementia. Eric Tangalos, co-director of the Information Transfer Core for Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, will also join the discussion.
Reach: Minnesota Public Radio operates 43 stations and serves virtually all of Minnesota and parts of the surrounding states. MPR has more than 100,000 members and more than 900,000 listeners each week, which is the largest audience of any regional public radio network.
Public Affairs Contact: Nick Hanson
Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
Mayo accelerator tenants all co-founded by Mayo employees
by Katharine Grayson
The Mayo Clinic has announced the four startups and two venture capital firms that will occupy its Rochester, Minn.-based business accelerator, which opened its doors Friday. Mayo employees co-founded all of the startups, including Evidentia Health, a health IT firm that has licensing deals with Mayo and the University of Minnesota, and Resoundant, a company developing medical-imaging technology.
Circulation: The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal is published by American City Business Journals which owns more than 40 other local business newspapers.
Context: Mayo Clinic and Rochester area business development officials today announced the opening of the new Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator at the Minnesota BioBusiness Center. The space may be leased by existing companies, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and professional service providers. The goal of the accelerator is to stimulate growth of health care-related businesses in Rochester. The accelerator is a Mayo Clinic initiative supported by Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI) and the city of Rochester.
Public Affairs Contact: Bryan Anderson
Bill George: Making Minnesota a global Mecca for health care
As Minnesota and the nation implement the Affordable Care Act, the Mayo Clinic’s proposal to make Rochester a “destination medical center” is most timely. The proposal has received broad endorsements from Gov. Mark Dayton and members of the Legislature. Serving on Mayo’s board of trustees this past year, I gained a deeper appreciation of its importance, not just to Minnesota but as a role model for improving the nation’s health.
Context: On Jan. 30, Mayo Clinic announced Destination Medical Center (DMC), a $5 billion economic development initiative to secure Minnesota’s status as a global medical destination center now and in the future. The goal of DMC is to ensure that Minnesota and Mayo Clinic are destinations for medical care in the coming decades. This initiative is the culmination of a three-year study by Mayo Clinic to chart its future business strategy in an increasingly complex, competitive and global business environment.
Briefing for Editors and Reporters: Destination Medical Center
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