Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Karl W Oestreich

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Star Tribune
Mayo Clinic updates its model for the modern age
by Lori Sturdevant

Milestone anniversaries can be useful things. Take this season’s 150th anniversary of the cold January 1864 day when Dr. W.W. Mayo placed an ad in area newspapers announcing that his medical Star Tribune commentaries logopractice was open for business in downtown Rochester and the Mayo Clinic was born. A burst of high-risk, high-opportunity change is hard upon the health care industry in general and Mayo Clinic in particular. That makes this a fine time for Mayo folk to reflect on how their mammoth enterprise became famous for the best in medical care, and how that story might guide what comes next.

Reach: The Star Tribune Sunday circulation is 518,745 copies and weekday circulation is 300,277. The Star Tribune is the state’s largest newspaper and ranks 16th nationally in circulation. Lori Sturdevant writes editorials and a weekly column about topics she has covered for more than 30 years, state government and politics.

Context: John Noseworthy, M.D. is Mayo Clinic President and CEO.

On Jan. 27, 1864, English-born Dr. William Worrall Mayo first notified the public about his medical practice in Rochester, Minn., planting the seeds of what would eventually become an international medical organization with more than 59,000 expert physicians, scientists and health care professionals, attracting millions of patients from across the globe. This year marks 150 years of continuous service to patients, and Mayo Clinic is launching a yearlong recognition that will honor a legacy of medical accomplishments and a model for the future of health care. Dr. Mayo’s sons, Drs. William and Charles Mayo, joined the practice in the late 1880’s and, with their father, created Mayo Clinic’s medical hallmark: The integrated care model that focuses a team of experts on one patient at a time and puts patients’ needs first.

Mayo Clinic News Network: Mayo Clinic Commemorates 150th Anniversary in 2014

Public Affairs Contacts: Kelley Luckstein, Karl Oestreich

KAAL
ABC 6 Exclusive Interview with Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. Noseworthy

KAAL-TV 6In an exclusive interview ABC 6 News Anchor Ellery McCardle sits down with Mayo Clinic President & CEO Dr. John Noseworthy. In a three part conversation, they talked about the changes Mayo will experience, including the possibility of layoffs, the organizations future expansion in new cities and countries, and concerns of people who may be worried about such a large expansion. Part 1, Part 2Part 3

Reach: KAAL is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting Inc., which owns all ABC Affiliates in Minnesota including KSTP in Minneapolis-St. Paul and WDIO in Duluth. KAAL, which operates from Austin, also has ABC satellite stations in Alexandria and Redwood Falls. KAAL serves Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa.

Context: John Noseworthy, M.D. is Mayo Clinic President and CEO.

Public Affairs Contacts: Bryan Anderson, Karl Oestreich

Yahoo! Homepage Centerpiece
Why a cat bite could land you in the hospital: Surprising results from new study
by Eric Pfeiffer

Cat lovers might want to take extra caution the next time they tempt the wrath of their favorite pet feline. A new study produced by the Mayo Clinic has found that cat bites are potentially more seriousLogo of Yahoo News than most individuals, and medical experts, previously thought.

Reach: Yahoo! reaches more than a half a billion across devices and around the globe. According to news sources, roughly 700 million people visit Yahoo websites every month.

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Wall Street Journal (Video), Cat Bites Pose Little-Known Dangers, Cats can reduce stress and lift spirits, but there can be serious risks involved with keeping felines in the house. A new study from the Mayo Clinic reveals cat bites can be very difficult to treat. Anna Mathews reports on Lunch Break.

Wall Street Journal, Cat Bites Pose Little-Known Dangers by Anna Mathews, A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic has found that of 193 patients who came in for cat bites on their hands over a three-year period, 30% had to be hospitalized for an average stay of 3.2 days…"Cat bites can be very serious, and when you do get an infection, it can be very difficult to treat," said Brian T. Carlsen, a Mayo surgeon who was an author of the study. That's particularly true with a hand injury because of the structure of the tendons and joints, he said.

MPR Blog, Roses are red, violets are blue, it’s Valentine’s Day, the rest’s up to you… 3) LOVE AND MARRIAGE GO TOGETHER LIKE … CATS AND THE WEB (OF YOUR HAND)?... An elusive regional angle for a cat story on the Internet — it’s a writer’s dream. Don’t put your hand near that cat’s mouth; you don’t know where it’s been! In a three-year retrospective study published in the February issue of The Journal of Hand Surgery, researchers reviewed records of 193 people who came to Mayo Clinic Hospital with cat bites to the hand. Additional coverage: CBS DenverWebProNews 

Context: Dogs aren’t the only pets who sometimes bite the hands that feed them. Cats do too, and when they strike a hand, can inject bacteria deep into joints and tissue, perfect breeding grounds for infection. Cat bites to the hand are so dangerous, 1 in 3 patients with such wounds had to be hospitalized, a Mayo Clinic study covering three years showed. Two-third of those hospitalized needed surgery. Middle-aged women were the most common bite victims, according to the research, published in the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Mayo Clinic News Network: When Cats Bite: 1 in 3 Patients Bitten in Hand Hospitalized, Infections Common

Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer

Arizona RepublicScottsdale mayor touts city successes, urges realistic spending, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane’s State of the City address this week was decidedly upbeat, emphasizing the city’s many accomplishments...Lane praised Scottsdale’s Cure Corridor, noting the nearly 20 percent of people who work in Scottsdale are in health and bioscience. The Corridor is a concentration of facilities engaged in cutting-edge education, research, clinical trials and patient-care delivery. It stretches from the Scottsdale Airpark south to a stretch of Shea Boulevard, anchored by Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Mayo Clinic.

San Francisco ChronicleNew SF Giants left fielder Michael Morse explains his offseason wrist surgery, plus camp notes, Giants fans are going to love Michael Morse’s sense of humor…Morse called the surgeon who fixed his wrist last year the “director of the hand department” at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Richard Berger did Morse a huge solid in October by finding the source of an impingment that not only sent pain shooting up his left arm but prevented him from straightening his wrist.

NY Times, Love Fine With Timberwolves but Hungry to Win by Pat Borzi, The amateur mind-reading bothers Kevin Love the most, even though he caused most of it… To Love, however, none of this conjecture makes sense. If he had “checked out,” as Love put it, why did he fly back to Minnesota last summer to meet with Mayo Clinic representatives about a new downtown practice center? (The Timberwolves needed a project partner, and Mayo ultimately signed on.)

MinnPost, Walter Mondale recovers at Mayo Clinic after heart surgery by Joe Kimball, Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic Wednesday, just nine days after the death of his wife, Joan.

Star Tribune, Dayton back home after Mayo Clinic hip surgery, Gov. Mark Dayton has checked out of Mayo Clinic after hip surgery. Dayton's office says that he left the Rochester clinic on Friday and returned to the governor's residence in St. Paul. He checked into Mayo Clinic on Monday where he underwent the surgical procedure to alleviate pain in his hip. Additional coverage: Pioneer Press, WCCO, Kansas City Star

MInnPost, Gov. Dayton returns from Mayo after hip surgery, spends Presidents Day with commissioners by Joe Kimball, Although it's a holiday for many workers — Presidents Day — Gov. Mark Dayton is meeting with commissioners and his staff today in St. Paul. The governor spent last week at the Mayo Clinic for hip surgery but left the hospital Friday.

Star Tribune, UPDATE: Ryan discharged from Mayo Clinic, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan has been discharged from the Mayo Clinic following cancer surgery on Tuesday. Ryan headed home to continue his recovery. On Monday, Ryan announced that he had been diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma in his neck. Surgery was successful and doctors are confident that the cancer had not spread. Additional coverage: WCCO, NY Times, KSTP, Kansas City Star, Washington Post

MLB.com, GM Ryan has positive post-surgery checkup by Barry Bloom, Twins general manager Terry Ryan received a positive report from his doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on Thursday during his checkup one week after the removal of a cancerous growth in his neck. According to a Twins spokesman, team physician Dr. Vijay Eyunni said that Ryan "checked out great, is healing nicely and returned home." Additional coverage: Boston Red Sox, Pioneer Press

Las Vegas Sun, Kerry Simon returns from first round of stem-cell trials at Mayo Clinic, plans Feb. 27 benefit by Robin Leach, “Iron Chef” winner Kerry Simon is back home after his first week of stem-cell treatments at the Mayo Clinic. He had an emotional homecoming with his restaurant partner Elizabeth Blau and Europe’s leading Multiple Systems Atrophy scientist, Dr. Gregor Wenning from Austria, who had been meeting with Kerry’s physician, Dr. Ryan Walsh from the downtown Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Star Tribune, New hotels spring up near Mayo Clinic in Rochester by Jenna Ross, Developers are building and planning a slew of hotels in Rochester — eager to provide pillows for the patients and their families that Mayo Clinic envisions with its expansion. “We’ve got developers coming out of the woodwork,” said Mayor Ardell Brede. “Not only locally, but statewide, nationally and even internationally.”

Star Tribune, Minneapolis surgeon's unusual aortic procedure is saving lives by James Walsh, An Abbott Northwestern specialist is one of just a few in the nation to offer customized treatment for a special type of aortic aneurysm… According to Dr. Gustavo Oderich, the Mayo’s director of endovascular therapy, doctors there have treated more than 240 patients with fenestrated stent grafts and have been key participants in clinical trials. Only a handful of doctors nationwide have special authorization to work on patients who need grafts that accommodate multiple openings, he said.

USA TODAY, Women seek progress in treating postpartum depression by Liz Szabo… Postpartum depression can manifest in different ways, sometimes mimicking the anxiety, crying spells and mood swings of the "baby blues," a temporary condition that affects many mothers in the first days or weeks after delivery. The Mayo Clinic notes that the symptoms of depression typically are more intense and long-term, making it more difficult for women to care for their baby and handle other daily tasks. Symptoms of depression can include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, irritability, difficulty bonding with the baby, social withdrawal and feelings of shame or inadequacy.

ABC15 Ariz., Mayo Clinic talks broken heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic cardiologist, F. David Fortuin, M.D., joined the cast of Sonoran Living Live to talk about Broken Heart Syndrome. Viewers learned whether it's actually possible to die from a broken heart.

Good Morning America ABC News, Kansas Reporter Loses Fingers and Toes to Deadly Meningitis, One evening in his University of Kansas dorm room, Andy Marso was experiencing flu-like symptoms and hundreds of purple blotches on his arms and legs. A day later, he was unable to walk, slipping into a unconsciousness and being helicoptered to a hospital intensive care unit. It was April of 2004 and Marso had bacterial meningitis… "There is a really high mortality rate," said Dr. Pritish K. Tosh, an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic. "Before the antibiotic era, in the 1900s, it was basically universally fatal."

CBS News, Measles-infected student may have exposed San Francisco BART passengers, A measles scare is unfolding in the San Francisco Bay Area. Public health officials said Thursday that an infected student from the University of California, Berkeley attended classes and rode the BART public transit system last week, potentially exposing thousands to measles… There is no treatment to cure an established infection, according to the Mayo Clinic -- that’s why health officials constantly tout the importance of the vaccine.

Washington Times (AP), Minn. woman writes book about raising preemie by Robb Murray… And sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of absolute terror, fighting to save something that means more to you than your own life. Jennifer Schwertfeger found herself in that situation a few years ago with her daughter, Grace, a child born 16 weeks premature… Ten weeks later, Grace decided the time was now. At Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Mike watched doctors wheel Jennifer out to the helipad on the hospital roof before placing her into a chopper. He then got into his own vehicle and made the long drive to meet her in Rochester.

ABC News, 8 Old-Time Cures Doctors Swear By Nancy Rones… Complain of constipation or congestion and you may get an Rx for dried plums (née prunes) or a saltwater gargle. "The more that old remedies pan out in studies, the more likely physicians are to suggest them," says Philip Hagen, MD, vice chair of the division of preventive medicine at Mayo Clinic. "Part of the drive is the cost of health care—trying these at home could save you a trip to the doctor."

Hibbing Daily Tribune, Mayo Clinic embarks on Doc Graham documentary by Marie Tolonen, Chisholm’s legendary school doctor, Archibald Wright Graham, M.D., also known as Doc “Moonlight” Graham, is the subject of a Mayo Clinic Heritage Film set to premiere this summer. Area residents with photos, films, letters or other mementos associated with Graham are invited to meet with Film Producer/Director Mike Flaherty from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 21, in the downstairs meeting room of the Chisholm Public Library.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic documentary to explore 'Field of Dreams' doctor Chisholm's legendary school doctor, Archibald Wright Graham, also known as Doc "Moonlight" Graham, is the subject of a Mayo Clinic Heritage Film set to premiere this summer. Film Producer/Director Mark Flaherty is asking area Chisholm residents with photos, films, letters or other mementos associated with Graham to share them. Flaherty will scan and immediately return photos and letters, and the films will be copied and returned to their owners.

Cherokee Tribune Ga., WellStar/Mayo collaboration will help patients, doctors, As most readers know, this country has entered a tumultuous era when it comes to health care. The dramatic changes associated with Obamacare are only now starting to kick in, and will mean free health care for a few and much higher premiums and deductibles for many.  Here locally, the news is much more positive: WellStar Health System, based in neighboring Cobb County, announced Feb. 6 it will become the largest member of the Mayo Clinic HealthCare Network in the Southeast and the only member of that network in metro Atlanta. Additional coverage: Mariette Daily Journal

Atlanta Business Chronicle, WellStar Health System names Candice Saunders as new chief by Ellie Hensley, WellStar Health System has named Candice Saunders as President. Saunders, currently WellStar's Chief Operating Officer, will also take over as CEO in 2016, when CEO Reynold Jennings' contract ends…n Feb. 5, WellStar announced a partnership with the Mayo Clinic Health System to boost delivery health care for patients, allowing many to avoid unnecessary travel for answers to complex medical questions.

Globe Gazette Iowa, Lang enjoys 'second chance at life' by Kristin Buehner, Cliff Lang's life was saved shortly after Mother's Day in May 1994. That is when the Clear Lake resident, who was then 38, received a heart transplant… The transplant took place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

WXOW La Crosse, Monster Truck Driver Visits Pediatric Unit at Mayo Clinic Health System, Children at the Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare Pediatric hospital had a special visitor Friday. Macey Nichter, 18, who's the second-youngest driver to ever enter the sport of monster truck racing, stop by to see the children at the medical center… "It was fantastic to have her visit," said Shannon Klar, Director of Patient Care for 9th floor at Mayo Clinic Health System.

KAAL, Marriage at Work: Healing Hearts by Laura Lee, When you think of love, who better to understand it than someone who's job is to fix broken hearts. "I have a strong personality, so I knew in my heart it that I needed to find a man that had a strong enough ego that would not be threatened, so for us it worked," says Dr. Sharonne Hayes. It has worked, in fact for more than 50 years combined, the couple has worked for Mayo Clinic. Doctors David and Sharonne Hayes are cardiologists.  David, a medical director for The Affiliated Network and Sharonne, the founder of the Women's Heart Clinic.

Courier-Life Wisc., Mayo buys land in Onalaska, hints at expanding care by Mike Tighe, Mayo Clinic Health System has bought nearly 200 acres of land in Onalaska but said it does not have immediate plans for the property, other than hinting at additional Mayo services in the region. The Rochester, Minn.-based health care giant paid $8.32 million for the 187.4 acres along Hwy. 35 and Sand Lake Road, according to land records filed Feb. 4.

St. Peter Herald, Making the most difficult situations a little less strenuous for those you love by Cory Ingram, medical director of palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System, At some point, and possibly multiple points in your life, a trusted loved one will need to speak to medical professionals about your care.

Healthline, Is Your Cat Endangering Your Health?... Dr. Brian T. Carlsen, senior author of the study and a hand surgeon at the Mayo Clinic, explained that redness, swelling, increasing pain, difficulty moving the hand, and drainage from the wound are all signs that there may be an infection and that treatment should be sought. “The tendon sheaths and joints are superficial in the hand, and cat bites penetrate easily, seeding those spaces with the germ,” he said.

NY Times, Think Like a Doctor: Stomach Bug Solved! By Lisa Sanders, M.D…The link between the diarrhea and the medication first came to doctors’ attention after two patients mentioned that their celiac seemed to get better when they stopped taking their Benicar. That led the doctors to look for Benicar use in other patients whose celiac disease could not be controlled with a gluten-free diet. These doctors found 22 patients that fit this description at their own institution, the Mayo Clinic.

NY Times, A Big Bet on Gluten-Free by Stephanie Strom… Never mind that a Mayo Clinic survey in 2012 concluded that only 1.8 million Americans have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack the small intestine when gluten is ingested and can lead to other debilitating medical problems if not diagnosed.

FOX News Latino, Opinion: Despite Study Results To The Contrary, Mammograms Continue Being Beneficial To Women by Dr. Donald Northfelt, Mayo Clinic, This week’s press release related to the findings of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study stated that “annual mammography failed to reduce breast cancer mortality in women, age 40–59, compared with physical examination or routine care.” This finding is at odds with results of other studies that have shown mortality risk reduction with screening and have formed the basis of guidelines favoring routine screening. The results of the Canadian study were met with a firestorm of criticism from groups favoring mammographic screening.

Huffington Post Canada, The Mammography Debate Is Not Over Yet by Marilyn Linton, But others felt that the current guidelines should be respected in that the organizations which helped to develop the guidelines "based their recommendations on the preponderance of scientific data related to screening." That was the view held by Dr. Donald Northfelt, co-medical director of the Mayo Clinic's Breast Clinic in Arizona.

MedPage Today, Friday Feedback: Mammograms Useless or Useful? By Elbert Chu…we reached out to a diverse group of actual healthcare providers by email and asked them to respond to the following question: How will you discuss these latest findings with your patients? Donald Northfelt, MD, co-medical director, the Breast Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Arizona… Donald Northfelt, MD: "It is certainly reasonable to continue to follow guidelines developed by respected organizations who have based their recommendations on the preponderance of scientific data related to screening.

ASCO Post, Researchers Develop Automated Breast Density Test Linked to Cancer Risk, Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have developed a novel computer algorithm to quantify breast density based on analysis of a screening mammogram.

Healthline, HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Survival Rates and Other Statistics by Robin Madell, How Many Are HER2-Positive? The Mayo Clinic estimates that about 20 percent of breast cancers are HER2-positive. Younger women are more likely to be HER2-positive than older women, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) notes.

NY Times, A Tangled Fate of Prosperity and Struggle by Anand Giridharadas… First, the innovative America and the hollowed-out America — boasting of the Mayo Clinic on one hand, and plagued by poor nutrition on the other — continue their sometimes jarring coexistence. Second, the rot in hollowed-out America slowly infects and overwhelms the dynamic one. Or third, the thriving America decides to make the ailing country down the block its problem, too.

MedCity, Mayo docs’ new ER & ICU data analytics startup finds support from Social+Capital, Rock Health by Deanna Pogorelc, IT solutions that have helped doctors in the fast-paced emergency department and intensive care unit at Mayo Clinic make more informed care decisions are coming to other hospitals via a new startup. Ambient Clinical Analytics is publicly launching today with $1.1 million in seed funding from The Social+Capital Partnership, Rock Health and Mayo Clinic.

HIT Consultant, 5 Reasons Why Mayo Clinic Dominates Social Media in Healthcare, The 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend survey named the Mayo Clinic website the top Health Information Website, ahead of WebMD. Health and medical research has been and is still one of the most popular activities of online consumers, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

MobiHealthNews, Mayo Clinic spin-off raises $1.1M for mobile data management tools by Jonah Comstock, Rochester, Minnesota-based Ambient Clinical Analytics, a startup that will soon begin selling mobile hospital data management tools developed at the Mayo Clinic, has raised $1.1 million from the Social+Capital Partnership, Rock Health, and the Mayo Clinic itself.

Fairmont Sentinel, Condition surprises Jensen by Meg Alexander, Donna Jensen knew she was under a lot of stress, working full time and caring for her husband Steve, who has Parkinson's disease. What she didn't know was that her heart couldn't take much more… hat Monday, she planned to talk to a doctor first thing when she went to work at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, where she worked in billing for Medicare patients… It was before hours, but Donna drove straight to the clinic, where she was directed to the Emergency Room. The blood work looked OK, but Dr. Clint Masterson called for an EKG.

Healthcare Informatics, Top Ten Tech Trends: Putting Genetic Data in Clinicians' Hands by David Raths,  For the last several years, Healthcare Informatics has made personalized medicine one of its top technology trends, and we are doing it again this year because the stakes are so high. As Christopher Chute, M.D., a Mayo Clinic bioinformatics researcher, told us in 2012: “Many of us believe that genomic information will inevitably transform healthcare beyond recognition. It will be a bigger breakthrough than antibiotics—not immediately, but in the next decade or two.”

WGN-TV People to People (Chicago), Accomplished lawyer Ginger Wilson talks about her mission for healthcare equality and treatment. Another segment: WGN-TV People to People

My Fox Phoenix, Woman undergoes bacteria transplant to fight an infection by Linda Williams, What if we told you there are people in the valley who are purposely having the bacteria from feces injected into them as a way to get healthier… Diane Seeger  had her fecal microbiota transplant at The Mayo Clinic. It was a 45 minute outpatient procedure much like a colonoscopy. Seeger says she went home to sleep and the next day she woke up a new woman, the diarrhea was gone, her energy was back… "We don't know why people get it, they might pick it up from environmental surfaces, they could get it from food they could get it from other people involved in healthcare and bring it back into the home environment," said Dr. Robert Orenstein. Additional coverage: KMSP

WDIO Duluth, Healthy Heart, Healthy Life, "Heart disease is America's number one killer," Berta Lippert tells us.  Berta is a speaker, trainer, and life coach from Duluth. She joined us with a great salad recipe, and a great book from the Mayo Clinic on heart health to help us all out! Berta tells us that the Mayo Clinic's "Health Heart for Life!" book lays out a great plan to help heart health. Part of that plan is called 'Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8'.

NPR, IVF Baby Boom: Births From Fertility Procedures Hit New High by Michaeleen Dourcleff, Over the past decade, the number of IVF treatments has been rising. Doctors performed about 113,000 cycles back in 2003. That number jumped by nearly 50 percent to about 165,000 in 2012. "A lot of individuals — specifically women — are choosing to develop their careers, and they're having great opportunities, " says Charles Coddington III, an OB-GYN at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and president of SART. "So a lot of them are getting older before they have children, and they are needing more IVF services."

Florida Times-Union, New options for lung cancer treatment, Patients with a common form of lung cancer — lung squamous cell carcinoma — have very few treatment options. That situation may soon change. A team of cancer biologists at Mayo Clinic in Florida reported in the Feb. 10 issue of Cancer Cell the discovery of two oncogenes that work together to sustain a population of cells in lung squamous cell carcinoma, which may be responsible for the lethality of the disease.

Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville woman outruns family tendency to heart disease: 'I have to do something'…Alva Roche-Green, family medicine physician and pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, said Cook’s story and others like hers are critical to saving lives. “Because heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all men and women, it is imperative that we share as much information as possible about the disease and educate people as to how to make an impact to decrease their risk,” Roche-Green said.

Orthopedics This Week (free subscription required), Top 22 North American Knee Surgeons, When knee surgeons discuss their exemplary colleagues, these are the ones they are talking about. Behold, the super elite in the knee world!...Henry D. Clarke, M.D. Dr. Clarke is an associate professor of orthopedics at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “Dr. Clarke is a highly respected surgeon who is an active member of The Knee Society. He is well known for his research and commitment to the arthroplasty community on an international level.”

HomeCare, The Importance of a Detailed Home Evaluation by Dave Henderson…Jean Henderson, ICU pediatric nurse and transport flight nurse for Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org) in Rochester, Minn. says, “There are times that we are forced to keep patients at the hospital for several months because the medical equipment needs outside of the hospital are not fully taken care of. Understanding the complete diagnosis and prognosis and how it will affect each area of their lives is crucial to providing what the patient needs to live in their home.”

FOX News, 9 old-time cures doctors swear by, by Nancy Rones… "The more that old remedies pan out in studies, the more likely physicians are to suggest them," said Dr. Philip Hagen, vice chair of the division of preventive medicine at Mayo Clinic. "Part of the drive is the cost of health care—trying these at home could save you a trip to the doctor." Consider these golden oldies the next time you're feeling under the weather.

MyFOX Phoenix (AP), A healthy Morse excited about joining with Giants by Rick Eymer, Mike Morse thinks a return to health will help him return to the form that made him one of the top hitters in the National League in 2011. All it took was a little guidance from friends. Morse, signed by the San Francisco Giants to play left field, said he has no restrictions following surgery to shave a bone spur in his left wrist last October, a condition that was discovered in a visit to the Mayo Clinic and orthopedic surgeon Richard Berger in Minnesota.

News4Jax Fla., Family fitness: Tips for your family by Mayo Clinic News Network, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 13 percent of U.S. preschoolers are obese. Alyssa Baker, Mayo Clinic Health System wellness facilitator, says, “When it comes to healthy eating and active lifestyles, there are some simple changes parents, caregivers and children can make to become healthier as a family unit.”

News4Jax Fla., Walking for fitness? Make it count with pedometer by Mayo Clinic News Network, Walking can help pave the way to fitness. But are you taking enough steps to get results? Using a pedometer can help you set and achieve fitness goals.

WJCT Fla., Seventh Annual 26.2 Run With Donna Marathon Looks To "Finish Breast Cancer" by Melissa Ross, Conceived by former First Coast News anchor and three-time breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan, the marathon is a major fundraiser for the research, funding and treatment of breast cancer. "It has helped enormously as we research the genetic components to cancer," said Dr. Edith Perez, oncologist with the Mayo Clinic.

Venture Beat, Mayo Clinic physicians spin out a digital health company & snag $1.1M, A group of physicians from the Mayo Clinic have teamed up with Silicon Valley investors to launch a startup. The new entity, dubbed Ambient Clinical Analytics, raised $1.1 million in funding this weekend. The funding came from many of the usual suspects in digital health (the snazzier term for “health IT”): The Social+Capital Partnership, accelerator program Rock Health and Mayo Clinic, along with some unnamed Silicon Valley venture capitalists. Halle Tecco, cofounder of Rock Health, said she’s long been impressed with the Mayo Clinic’s “entrepreneurial spirit.” Ambient Clinical is a “product of that,” she said by email. Additional coverage: Healthcare IT News

Rutland Herald Vt., Opinion: The edge of last resort, Flanked by the attorney general of the United States, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently unveiled new “national guidelines on school discipline.” The attorney general’s presence served to emphasize that the campaign to “decriminalize” student misbehavior effectively meant criminalizing schools, which would be increasingly liable to suit and prosecution if their disciplinary policies and practices varied from the new “voluntary” guidelines. Meanwhile, two English teachers called a press conference at the Mayo Clinic to announce new guidelines for dealing with staph infections.

Chicago Tribune, Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Thyroid nodules may develop for a variety of reasons, but usually aren't cancer by Ian D. Hay, M.D., Ph.D., Endocrinology, DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes thyroid nodules? Does having them mean I'm at risk for thyroid cancer?

Chicago Tribune, Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer by Stephen Russell, M.D., Ph.D., Molecular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect?

Sun-Sentinel Fla., Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Children with ADHD may continue to have symptoms into adulthood by Jyoti Bhagia, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Our son was diagnosed at the age of nine with ADHD. He's now 13 and doing well but is still on medication. Will he need to continue taking the medication until adulthood, or do children usually outgrow the condition as they mature?

Chicago Tribune, Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: The process of deciding whether to pursue genetic testing can be complex by Richard R. Sharp, Ph.D., Director, Biomedical Ethics Program, Mayo Clinic, DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I often read about people who have genetic testing done for different types of cancers and other conditions. Is this something that everyone should be doing? Are the tests available on the Internet reliable?

Chicago Tribune, Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Comprehensive eye exam can help detect glaucoma in early stages by Arthur Sit, M.D., Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 53 and have never had trouble with my eyesight, but my mother has glaucoma, which I know increases my risk of getting it. Is there anything I can do to prevent glaucoma? How often should I have an eye exam?

Huffington Post Canada, Is Your Body on Fire? Here's How to Reduce Inflammation by Dr. John Dempster… 4. Dump Your Toxic Metals… According to the world re-known Mayo Clinic, the current gold standard way to test for suspected metals is via a provocative urine challenge.

Men’s Fitness, Fit Fix: Gluten-Free Foods Are Taking Over the World…But are they really healthy? According to the Mayo Clinic, about 1.8 million Americans have the autoimmune disorder celiac disease (aka gluten allergy).

Twin Cities Business, After $585 Million For Destination Medical Center, Will Rochester Get More Bonding Money? by Joe Kimball, As legislators prepare to begin debate on a bonding bill of up to $1 billion for construction projects around the state, some Rochester area legislators worry they may have difficulty getting much in this year's appropriation. That's because last year the Legislature approved $585 million for the ambitious Destination Medical Project, which will help the Mayo Clinic expand over the next 20 years.

KIMT, Bringing downtown back to life by Jeron Rennie…“In Rochester, all of the department stores were downtown at one time, Sears, Penney’s, Ward’s, Dayton’s and they all moved out to the mall and downtown went through a period of 20 years or so where very little happened,” said Rochester Development Administrator Doug Knott. Unlike most cities that may not have recovered from that, Rochester’s downtown is home to Minnesota’s largest private employer, the Mayo Clinic. The city of Rochester has grown drastically over the last half century and much of that can be credited to Mayo and the downtown.

WEAU Eau Claire, Teenager donates gifts to Eau Claire hospital patients, An Eau Claire teenager is once again bringing a little joy to area hospital patients. Katharine Rhoten was only 9-years-old when she was rushed to the hospital before being diagnosed with type one diabetes. She says she remembers hospital staff giving her toys to ease her pain and take away her anxiety before getting her insulin shots. Additional coverage: WQOW Eau Claire

Victoria News Canada, Heart talk focuses on women's health by Christopher Sun… Heart disease is the number one killer of women, said Carolyn Thomas, who hosts the annual Cardiac Cafe at the University of Victoria. A heart attack survivor herself, Thomas leads a lecture, where she shares her experience and knowledge gained from the WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium at the Mayo Clinic. She said the symptoms of heart disease for women and men are very different and it is common for doctors to misdiagnose women.

USA Today, Don't just sit there! It could be harmful later in life by Nanci Hellmich,  Sitting too much, sometimes called sitting disease, may increase the risk of disability in people over age 60, a new study suggests. Adults this age spend an average of two-thirds of their waking time being sedentary -- roughly nine hours a day, the research showed…This research is "heavy hitting" because it is "telling us that being sedentary is debilitating when one is elderly," says James Levine, co-director of Obesity Solutions at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and Arizona State University. Additional coverage:KARE11

1500 ESPN, Garage Logic – Joe Soucheray Feb. 19, hour 2: @ about 37:00 discusses sitting disease and Dr. Levine’s "sitting disease" research.

USA Today, Avastin prolongs survival in advanced cervical cancer by Liz Szabo, Doctors find women with advanced cervical cancer live about four months longer with Avastin and chemotherapy than with chemotherapy alone…Paul Haluska, an associate professor of oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, says adding Avastin to chemotherapy will become the new standard of care for advanced cervical cancer.

WUCF Fla. Sanford Burnham's Innovative Approach to Drug Discovery Could Benefit Florida Research by Alicia Mandigo…For researchers like Mayo Clinic of Florida Associate Professor Pam McLean, that’s huge. McLean is investigating Parkinson’s disease and how it’s affected by changes in a protein called alpha synuclein. She’s hoping to hit on a drug therapy to prevent those changes. Her own lab’s capacity for running experiments has limits. But a new collaborative effort called the Florida Translational Research Program at Sanford Burnham gives researchers like McLean access to Sanford Burnham high through-put screens.

CBS Late Show, David Letterman Small Town News, Post-Bulletin" Rochester, Minnesota. Oh, I’ve been to Rochester. You've been to Rochester. We've all been to Rochester. The Mayo Clinic. Paul: it's a great place. Dave: you drive down the main street of Rochester and it's like Las Vegas, it's one giant hotel after another. There must be two dozen giant hotels in Rochester, Minnesota. Paul: these are all people staying there so they can go to the Mayo Clinic? Dave: it's like an outpatient deal. All they need is casino gambling.

News4Jax Fla., Take action against teenage acne, No matter how much you wash your face or apply anti-acne ointment, breakouts still happen. "Some people argue that acne is not a medical disease but, rather, a developmental condition because everyone gets acne," explained Dawn Davis, M.D.  Mayo Clinic Dermatologist.

USA Today, Vandy baseball learns from quadruple amputee, heart patient student managers…Ruchotzke and Mike Portu are two of the baseball team's four student managers…Mike Portu was colored blue when he was born. A valve in his heart was closed...Portu made it nearly 19 years without complications. When he returned to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after his senior year at the Breck School to replace the valve, it was discovered that the pressure of having a heart valve completely opened had prevented a second valve from completely closing when it should.

The Blaze, There Is An Afterlife’: Man Claims He Visited Heaven During Near-Death Experience, An Ohio man is claiming that he traveled to heaven and back again during a recent near-death experience. Brian Miller, 41, was hospitalized after suffering a major heart attack. While he was doing well at first, his heart eventually went into a deadly arrhythmia called Ventricular fibrillation, described by the Mayo Clinic as “a … rhythm problem that occurs when the heart beats with rapid, erratic electrical impulses.”

BloombergMayo Clinic founding medical partner Optum adds 7 partners, Seven partners have joined Optum Labs, Mayo Clinic's cooperative venture to research better, cheaper ways to provide health care. "As the founding medical partner of Optum Labs, Mayo Clinic is excited to welcome the fresh insights and perspectives that new partners will bring to this collaboration," said Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, according to a news release issued this week. Additional coverage: eWeek

Healthcare Informatics, Optum Labs Adds Seven Charter Members, Optum Labs, a collaborative research and innovation center founded by health services organization Optum and Mayo Clinic, has added seven new charter members. The announcement follows the recent addition of AARP as founding consumer advocate organization of the collaborative.

Jacksonville Daily Record, Nonprofit news: The Weaver Challenge for Donna race returns with $125,000…The event is expected to raise more than $400,000, with all of the money going to breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic and to care for the underserved with breast cancer through The Donna Foundation.

Yahoo! Canada,  Top Medical Residency Programs Named in New Survey, Doximity, U.S. News & World Report team up to identify well-regarded hospital programs…University of California San Francisco and Mayo Clinic may be a good fit for medical students focused on primary care. They produce twice as many front-line general practitioners as other residency programs.

Huffington Post, 'Lash!' Hilariously Parodies The Inanity Of Lifestyle Deep Web…6 Ridiculous Products That Make Women Less "Gross" #5: Scented Pads and Tampons...According to the Mayo Clinic, scented pads and tampons are yet more products that can lead to infections, like vaginitis (which can lead to itching, discharge and pain), because they're potential irritants.

Wall Street Journal (News Release), NCH Healthcare System Improving Patient Satisfaction With CareAware myStation, Patients are better informed -- and happier -- at NCH Healthcare System (NCH) in Naples, Fla. Since implementing Cerner's interactive technology, CareAware myStation(TM), in August 2012, NCH has seen a 25 percent increase in patient satisfaction ratings according to scores from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys.…In August 2012, the NCH Healthcare System became a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

KEYC Mankato, Doctors Offer Shoveling Tips to Avoid Injuries by Ashley Hanley,…physicians at the Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato are urging people to do so in a safe manner to prevent heart and back injuries. Scott Helmers says, "Try not to lift too much at any one time, kind of handle the shovel correctly and that is not too big of bite, keeping the shovel right near, having your feet appropriately spaced and I think for backs, sort of rotating the whole body rather than trying to throw it over your shoulder or do a quick hard rotation after straining the back."

WEAU Eau Claire, Staying healthy during the winter, During the winter you may not be eating as healthy and working out less. Mayo Clinic Health System said eating healthy is the first step to keeping a healthy weight during the winter, Doctor said it’s ok to have treats, but you should eat them in moderation if you want to maintain or lose weight.

Business Insider (India), Skier Who Used To Be Allergic To Cold Weather Finishes 5th In The Olympic Halfpipe by Tony Manfred, Canadian freeskier Noah Bowman used to be allergic to the cold. The rare condition, "cold urticaria," came out of nowhere four years ago, when he was 17, he told reporters earlier this week.…According to the Mayo Clinic, there's a type of the disease called "primary acquired urticaria" that appears in children and young adults, and goes away in two or three years. Additional coverage: Yahoo! Canada

InsideScience, Why Winter Endurance Athletes Compete In So Many Races… "That would be like somebody being good at the 200 [meter sprint] or 400 [meter sprint] and also being good at the 5,000 meters or 10,000 meters in distance running, which you just never see," said Michael Joyner, a physician-researcher at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., with a special interest in the physiology of endurance performance. "That's because [speed skating is] so aerodynamic and so technique driven. But you do see that in a sport like swimming."

Scientific American, Why Winter Endurance Athletes Compete In So Many Races by Chris Gorski… In the 1980 Winter Olympics, in Lake Placid, N.Y., for example, American Eric Heiden swept all five gold medals in speed skating: the 500-, 1,000-, 1,500-, 5,000- and 10,000-meter races. "That would be like somebody being good at the 200 [meter sprint] or 400 [meter sprint] and also being good at the 5,000 meters or 10,000 meters in distance running, which you just never see," said Michael Joyner, a physician-researcher at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., with a special interest in the physiology of endurance performance.

USA TODAY, A weekend warning: Heart attack care may be slower by Kim Painter, There's no good time to have a heart attack, but having one at night or on a weekend may mean slower hospital care and increased risk of death, a new international study shows…"We know hospitals have fewer staff and resources during off hours," says co-author Atsushi Sorita of the Mayo Clinic. "They need to think about the system and provide care that is consistent 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

AZ Business Magazine, TGen, Mayo find key targets for bile duct cancer, Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and physicians at Mayo Clinic’s Individualized Medicine Clinic have personalized drug treatments for patients with cholangiocarcinoma using genomic sequencing technologies… “In 3 out of the 6 patients we analyzed, we found compelling, treatable and unexpected genetic alterations that would never have been found by normal testing methods for cholangiocarcinoma,” said Dr. Mitesh Borad, a Mayo Clinic oncologist and lead author of the paper.

Globe and Mail, Choose your worries, cut your stress by Harvey Schachter, Amit Sood grew up in Bhopal, India, and saw firsthand the stress and anguish caused by the leak of a toxic gas in 1984 at the local Union Carbide plant, perhaps the world’s greatest industrial disaster… “I realized that people can have more stress than the situation warrants,” Dr. Sood, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, said in an interview.

Motley Fool, Wait, is Diet Coke bad for me? By Daniel Kline…Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian who has worked for the Mayo Clinic since 1999, does not think that diet soda, in moderation, is bad for you. "Drinking a reasonable amount of diet soda a day, such as a can or two, isn't likely to hurt you," she wrote on MayoClinic.org. "The artificial sweeteners and other chemicals currently used in diet soda are safe for most people, and there's no credible evidence that these ingredients cause cancer."

Healthcare Informatics, At the Mayo Clinic, Reaching Out to Collaborate on Big Data by Mark Hagland, Ryan Uitti, M.D. wears numerous hats. He continues to practice neurology at the Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville, and was chairman of the neurology department there until just a couple of years ago. Then, in 2012, in addition to ongoing work doing clinical research, and his continuing patient care practice, Dr. Uitti began working with the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, one of several special centers at the Mayo organization designed to promote specialized, important activities.

HEALTH magazine, Old-Time Cures Are New Again! Medical offices might have gone high-tech, but some of the advice you'll hear there these days rings more nostalgic: Complain of constipation or congestion and you may get an Rx for dried plums (nee prunes) or a salt-water gargle. "The more that old remedies pan out in studies, the more likely physicians are to suggest them," says Philip Hagen, MD, vice chair of the division of preventive medicine at Mayo Clinic.

Alaska Public Radio, YK Delta Teen Smoking Rate Well Above National Average by Lori Townsend, A Mayo Clinic study of teen smoking rates in the Yukon Kuskokwim delta region found young people there use tobacco at high rates. Nearly 30 percent of 11 to 14 year olds and 63 percent of high school students use tobacco, compared to less than 20 percent of teens nationally. Dr. Christi Patten is the lead author of the YK Delta study. She says focus groups with kids in the region helped them design the intervention program for the youth, but the results were not good.

TIME, Obese Women Get Only One Hour Of Exercise in a Whole Year by Alexandra Sifferlin, The average obese woman gets only one hour of vigorous exercise each year, and obese men get less than four, according to a new study. Participants in the study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, had accelerometers that tracked their movements and provided data about how much they exercised and at what intensity. Additional coverage: HealthDay

USA TODAY, Flu hit working-age adults hardest this year by Elizabeth Weise, Young people and middle-aged adults were at high risk this flu season. Working-age adults accounted for 61% of influenza hospitalizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. (The photo in the article is of the Mayo Clinic Health System). Additional coverage: Baxter Bulletin

Yahoo! Health, 6 Diabetes Superfoods for Patients on a Budget by Lizetter Borreli, Diabetics should ensure they consume foods that provide key nutrients — calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and E — says the Mayo Clinic, to improve glycemic control and risk factors for coronary heart disease.

Innovations Report, Study shows in vivo endomicroscopy improves detection of Barrett's esophagus-related neoplasia… In an accompanying editorial, Manuel Berzosa, MD and Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, stated, "This is an important study for Barrett's esophagus surveillance because it demonstrates that a targeted biopsy strategy using endoscope based confocal laser endomicroscopy can be a superior alternative to random biopsy protocols."

Freemont Tribune Neb., Getting to the heart of the cause by Stephen Rickerl, Friends of a Fremont man in need of transplant surgery for a rare condition are trying to raise enough money to send their friend to one of the nation’s top medical facilities in order to get to the heart of his ailments… Because he is being treated at home, Tahir said Jensen’s status on the transplant list is 1B. Only those in the hospital in dire need of a transplant are ahead of Jensen. But before he can receive a transplant, Jensen will need to travel to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in order to find the cause and cure for his heart condition.

Filipino Reporter, A new type of heart disease? A failed relationship or the death of a loved one can actually cause “broken heart syndrome,” according to a cardiologist. “You can get sick because of a broken heart. This condition is uncommon but it is possible,” Willie Ong of the Philippine Heart Association said…“The good news is that majority of the women return to normal after two months. Recovery is better. The Mayo Clinic study, however, cautions that 10 percent can have a recurrence, should their hearts be broken again, so to speak,” he said.

WTTW PBS Chicago, Dr. Richard Saul, author, “ADHD Does Not Exist,”…If they have a neuro chemical change that's the 5% you were referring to. Right. And there are tests through Mayo Clinic, those are the most reliable because it's a technical test. Are they available locally in the Chicago area? You can draw them locally.

Good Morning America ABC News, 'Reddit Saved My Life': Student Finds Testicular Cancer After Seeing Post by Gillian Mohney, A 21-year-old student is thanking Reddit for saving his life, after a post on testicular cancer led to a life-saving diagnosis…Symptoms of testicular cancer can include swelling or finding a mass in the testicles. Testicular cancer is the most common cause of cancer for American males between the ages of 15 and 34, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Live Science, Is Coffee Bad For You? By Joseph Castro, Coffee has both positive and negative effects on the body and mind, but the benefits appear to outweigh the dangers for most people…The caffeine in coffee can have several negative effects, such as temporary insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, stomach issues, rapid heartbeat and muscle tremors, according to the Mayo Clinic.

MedPage Today, HOT TOPICS: What works, What Doesn't – Neurology: Stroke, What works and what doesn't work in stroke? We asked three experts in the field for their take: Joseph Broderick, MD, director of the UC Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health, James C. Grotta, MD, director of stroke research in the Center for Innovation & Research at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, and Thomas G. Brott, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Albert Lea Tribune, Local doctor to talk about depression by Tiffany Krupke, er goal is to educate women about depression. Ealena Callender, obstetrican and gynecologist for Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea will speak at the annual Women’s Health Care Symposium. Callender hopes her talk will raise awareness about women and depression. “Women are getting treated for depression about two times as much as men,” Callender said. She said the higher numbers can be attributed to women being more likely to seek treatment than men.

US News & World Report, Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, As the disease progresses, patients become depressed because they feel they are losing control of their lives, tweeted Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center. In later stages, people tend to socially withdraw, tweeted Cori Everson, a social worker at Mayo Clinic Health System’s Memory Care Clinic in Eau Claire, Wis.

MedPage Today, Hot Topics: Alzheimer’s Treatment Advances, What works and what doesn't in Alzheimer's? We asked three experts in the field for their take: Jason Karlewish, MD, of the Penn Memory Center at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia; David Knopman, MD, neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester; and Pierre Tariot, MD, director of the Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. They discuss the importance of accurate diagnosis, medication choice, family education, and new imaging techniques.

El Mansajero, Los enemigos ocultos del corazón por Marcela Cortes… Cuando la grasa se concentra en la cintura en vez de las caderas, se presenta un mayor riesgo de sufrir de problemas en las arterias coronarias y diabetes tipo 2. "Hay ciertos factores de riesgo que la población no escucha mucho de ellos, pero un factor que se reconoce cada vez más como de riesgo para los ataques del corazón es la obesidad central", dijo Francisco López-Jiménez, cardiólogo de la Clínica Mayo.

Reporte Indigo, Usar tu celular no causa cancer, La idea de que el uso de los celulares –la energía de radiofrecuencia que emiten– pone en riesgo al usuario a desarrollar siempre ha sido controversial. Aunque se han publicado estudios sobre el vínculo de estos dispositivos con el cáncer, los resultados de los mismos son contradictorios.  La Clínica Mayo estableció que “(...) a la fecha no hay pruebas convincentes de que el uso de los celulares aumenta el riesgo de cáncer”.

El Heraldo, “El lado oscuro” de la tecnología…Un estudio de la Clínica Mayo, ubicada en Minesota, Estados Unidos, determinó que las luces interfieren con la melatonina, hormona que se encarga de regular los ciclos de sueño…Lois Krahn, de la Clínica Mayo, explicó que para evitar dañar el ciclo del sueño hay que usar los dispositivos a 35 cm del rostro aproximadamente y con bajos o medios niveles de luminosidad. 

Periódico AM, Aumentan casos de cancer de piel, Un estudio de Mayo Clinic descubrió que entre hombres y mujeres de Estados Unidos de mediana edad (40 a 60 años de edad) se suscitó una incidencia de ocho veces más entre 1970 y 2009, según publicó la edición de enero de Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Additional coverage: La Crónica de Hoy, LaSalud.com.mx

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