Posted on July 10th, 2014 by Karl W Oestreich
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Side Effects: Telling the Real From the Imagined
by Sumathi Reddy
…Eric Matteson, chair of the division of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said he tries to educate patients about the balance between the benefits and risks of taking certain drugs. For example, methotrexate, a drug used to treat some rheumatoid-arthritis patients, increases the chance of getting certain types of cancers. He tells these patients the disease itself puts them at greater risk for cancer, even without treatment.
Reach: The Wall Street Journal, a US-based newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company, is second in newspaper circulation in America with an average circulation of 223 million copies on week days. Its website has more than 4.3 million unique visitors each month.
Context: Eric Matteson, M.D. is chair of Mayo Clinic Rheumatology. Rheumatology provides state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the joints and connective tissue (rheumatic diseases), including more than 100 types of arthritis and many autoimmune diseases. The first chair of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Philip S. Hench, started the tradition of research that still motivates the division today. His efforts led to the discovery of the beneficial effect of cortisone in rheumatoid arthritis, an observation that led to his sharing the Nobel Prize in 1950.
Fun — not winning — essential to keep kids in sports
by Hon-Tran Bui
That whole idea of winning ... well, it seems like it's overrated when it comes to what determines whether kids are having fun playing sports, a new study suggests…The study was conducted amid an alarming rise in obesity rates, according to Edward Laskowski, a physical medication and rehabilitation specialist from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. bout 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by the time they reach middle school, the report said.…"We're seeing a lot less activity in kids than we did before," said Laskowski. "About one-third of kids in the U.S. are considered overweight or obese. It's certainly an epidemic."
Reach: USA TODAY has the highest daily circulation of any U.S. newspaper with a daily average circulation of 2.9 million, which includes print and various digital editions.
Context: Ed Laskowski, M.D., is co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center is a global leader in sports and musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion research, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, and surgical and nonsurgical management of sports-related injuries.
Public Affairs Contact: Bryan Anderson
A gut reaction?
by Julie Deardorff
Rheumatoid arthritis has confounded efforts to identify its trigger. Mounting evidence points to a new suspect: a disturbance in the bacteria that live in the intestines…The condition is known to have a strong genetic component. But not all patients carry the genes, so environmental factors — smoking, hormones, aging and infections — must be involved too, said researcher Veena Taneja, an associate professor of immunology at the Mayo Clinic.
Reach: The Chicago Tribune’s average weekday circulation is more about 425,000. Average Sunday circulation is more than 781,000. According to the Tribune, its newspaper reaches more than five million consumers while covering 76% of the market.
Context: The billions of bugs in our guts have a newfound role: regulating the immune system and related autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Larger-than-normal populations of specific gut bacteria may trigger the development of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and possibly fuel disease progression in people genetically predisposed to this crippling and confounding condition, say the researchers, who are participating in the Mayo Illinois Alliance for Technology Based Healthcare. "A lot of people suspected that gut flora played a role in rheumatoid arthritis, but no one had been able to prove it because they couldn't say which came first — the bacteria or the genes," says senior author Veena Taneja, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic immunologist. "Using genomic sequencing technologies, we have been able to show the gut microbiome may be used as a biomarker for predisposition." More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.
Public Affairs Contact: Samuel Smith
Mayo researching ALS stem cell treatment
by Renee Tessman
Seventy-five years ago, Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with the rare, neurological disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at the Mayo Clinic. On July 4th, 1939, he gave his famous farewell speech to baseball fans. Doctors now have a better understanding of the fatal disease but apart from medication that may give someone an extra couple of months, there is still no good way to extend someone's life. Mayo Clinic researchers are working with stem cells to develop a new treatment. A New Brighton woman hopes to benefit.
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Context: Seventy-five years ago, on July 4th 1939, baseball legend Lou Gehrig delivered the famous speech bidding farewell to the ballpark and his fans. Two weeks before Gehrig had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Accompanied by his wife, Eleanor, Lou left Mayo Clinic with the devastating diagnosis on June 20th 1939, a day after his 36th birthday. He died in June two years later, not quite 38 years old, of the rare neurological disease that would come to bear his name. ALS is a type of progressive motor neuron disease that typically strikes at middle to later life and causes nerve cells in spinal cord, brain stem and brain to gradually break down and die. These nerve cells are responsible for muscle function so eventually, ALS can affect the ability to control the muscles needed to move, speak, eat and breathe. While ALS still evades cure and effective treatment, researchers at Mayo Clinic are conducting a Phase I clinical trial in the hope that they can guide newly grown stem cells to become protective of neuromuscular function. “We use fat-derived mesenchymal stem cells from the patient's own body. These cells are modified in the laboratory and delivered through a spinal tap into the fluid around the patient's nervous system to promote neuron survival,” explains neurologist Anthony Windebank, M.D, deputy director for discovery in the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. “We hope that the growth factors that they are producing will help protect and promote the survival of nerve cells and therefore slow down or arrest the progression of ALS. If we can halt an ALS patient's loss of cells at 20 to 30 percent, that person’s function would be well-preserved," says Dr. Windebank. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.
Public Affairs Contact: Duska Anastasijevic
A century-old technique prevents extra tumor surgeries at Mayo
by Jeff Hansel
Patients getting a lumpectomy for breast cancer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester are far less likely to need follow-up surgery than patients having the same procedure done at other clinics. In fact, the rate of second surgeries needed after lumpectomies at other clinics is four times that at Mayo. The reason is Mayo's "frozen-section technique" — perfected at the request of the Mayo brothers themselves — which has been used for more than 100 years. "We have something here that's going to minimize your risk of a second operation," said Dr. Judy Boughey, chair of the Division of Surgery Research at Mayo in Rochester.
Mayo pathologists decrease need for repeat surgeries
by Jeff Hansel
At laboratories tucked inside Rochester's Mayo Clinic Hospital, pathology teams work to analyze tissue samples from patients who are still laying on the operating table under anesthesia….Mayo Clinic's version of frozen sections was pioneered in 1905 and is unique to Rochester. But today it has increasing relevance at a time when Mayo is seeking to solidify its position as the top medical destination in the world. The treatment could help attract patients flying in from elsewhere, said Dr. Gary Keeney, Mayo chair of anatomic pathology.
Reach: The Post-Bulletin has a weekend readership of nearly 45,000 people and daily readership of more than 41,000 people. The newspaper serves Rochester, Minn., and southeast Minnesota.
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Context: Unique laboratory testing during breast cancer lumpectomies to make sure surgeons remove all cancerous tissue spares patients the need for a repeat lumpectomy in roughly 96 percent of cases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, a success rate much higher than the rate nationally, a Mayo study shows. During the years reviewed, 13.2 percent of breast cancer lumpectomy patients nationally had to return to the operating room within a month of their initial surgery, compared to 3.6 percent at Mayo in Rochester, which uses a technique called frozen section analysis to test excised tissue for cancer while patients are still on the operating table. The findings are published in the journal Surgery. More information on this study can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.
Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer
Washington Post, Is the boss running around with his hair on fire? Yeah, that actually happens by Lenny Bernstein, The next time you let loose with a snarky, “OMG, the boss was running around with his hair on fire,” I want you to think of this post. Because, you see, that actually happens. And one of the most esteemed medical institutions in the country wants to help stop it…The people at risk for this, as you’ve probably surmised, are the 1.5 million who receive home oxygen therapy–lung disease patients you sometimes see with tubes running from an oxygen tank into their nostrils to help them breathe. After three men with facial hair suffered burns this way over a four-year period, physicians at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
TIME, An Hour of Exercise Can Make Up for a Day of Sitting Down by Alice Park, It's not just how much exercise you get, but also how much time you spend off your bottom that keeps your heart healthy. Another day, another study that confirms the dispiriting reality that sitting is bad for you. Fortunately, says that same study on heart health published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, it doesn’t take much to offset the harmful effects of sitting. Additional coverage: KMOV St. Louis, WISH Indianapolis, KTLA Los Angeles, WGCL Atlanta, Ga.,
Parade, Sedentary Lifestyles Linked to Lower Fitness Level by Kristen Fischer, Sitting all day—on the couch or in a cubicle—is no good for us. In fact, sitting could be more harmful to our hearts than originally thought, and not just because it means you’re not exercising…The study was published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and was based on data from 2,223 participants in a national health survey. Independent of exercise, sedentary behavior may be an important determinant of cardiorespiratory fitness. Additional Coverage: ConnectMidMissouri.com, PerezHilton.com, New York Daily News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
CNN, Car bakes in Georgia sun for investigation into toddler's death by Ben Brumfield and Victor Blackwell, Open a car door on a summer day, and a sauna blast will quickly remind you just how seethingly, sticky hot it can get inside in just a short time. ..People are in danger of dying of heatstroke when their body temperatures climb above 104 degrees and stay there for prolonged periods, according to the Mayo Clinic. Heat attacks the brain, heart, kidneys and muscles, the Mayo Clinic said. Additional Coverage: News 4 Jax
USA Today, Caffeine powder poses risk of misuse by Lindsay Deutsch…"With beverages, it's easier to understand the dose and the dose effect, because it's dissolved and the quantity is a bit more controlled," Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietician with the Mayo Clinic, tells the USA TODAY Network. "With a caffeine supplement, you run the risk of people misdosing or, in this case, overdosing. It's a cause for concern and even an invitation."
NY Times, Shaping a School System, From the Ground Up by Claire Martin, Increasingly, design companies like Ideo are being asked to build complex systems for businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations. Ideo has reimagined Singapore’s system for issuing work visas and the Red Cross’s process for recruiting donors. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Mayo Clinic have hired Ideo for system design work, and the company has a nonprofit branch devoted to designing solutions for social problems.
The Atlantic, Should We 'Fix' Intersex Children?...One of the more common DSDs, Congenital Adrenal Hypoplasia (CAH), is often considered by doctors to be a safe bet for predicting female gender. But even children with CAH end up identifying as boys in between 5 and 10 percent of cases, according to researchers. Based on these figures, opponents of surgery point out that in one operation out of 20, doctors are cutting off a little boy’s penis. But the risk of assigning the wrong gender, along with other outcomes of surgery, has not been definitively quantified with long-term controlled studies and large sample sizes. “If you don’t have data, it’s left to people’s subjective opinions,” said Dr. Douglas Husmann, a pediatric urologist at the Mayo Clinic.
Chicago Tribune, Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Thorough evaluation needed to determine if surgery an option for patient with emphysema by Roberto Benzo, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, 68, has advanced emphysema. Medication for it doesn't seem to help as much as it used to. We've heard that volume reduction surgery is sometimes used in cases like his.
Chicago Tribune, Mayo Clinic Medical Edge:Many conditions can cause dementia, but Alzheimer's is the most common by Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Are they hereditary?
MedPage Today, Prediction Update: Alzheimer's Disease 1, Early this year we asked, "What will be the most important clinical developments in Alzheimer's disease in 2014?" Now, at the half-year mark, we ask Huntington Potter, PhD, of the University of Colorado, Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Allan Levey, MD, PhD, of Emory University in Atlanta, how their predictions are holding up.
International Business Times, Sleep Deprivation Causes Schizophrenia-Like Symptoms in Healthy People by Roshni Mahesh, Sleep deprivation may be linked to mental disorder schizophrenia, a new study suggests. In the study, healthy people who didn't sleep for a whole night exhibited symptoms, similar to schizophrenia…The condition usually starts appearing during adolescence. Having a family history, being born to an old father, malnutrition or maternal exposure to toxins or viruses in pregnancy and increased immune system activation are some of the factors that increase the risk of the mental disorder, according to Mayo Clinic in US.
Star Tribune, New approach to wellness – resiliency – is gaining ground by Allie Shah, Severe chronic pain from years of playing rugby forced Deb Hitt to the sidelines. The injuries, coupled with the loss of a sport she so loved, sapped her spirit, too. “It knocked the air and the life out of me,” said Hitt, of Minneapolis. “I let the pain define me.” After surgeries on her neck and lower back, her doctors urged her to try something new to deal with her pain: resiliency training…“We are now in a time when we perhaps have a busier brain than we have ever had,” said Dr. Amit Sood, creator of the Mayo Clinic’s Stress Management and Resiliency Training program. “We have much more of a load on our head.”
Philadelphia Inquirer, Contagious infection strikes Pottstown children, The Montgomery County Health Department is investigating eight cases of Pottstown children between the ages of 2 months and 12 years who are suffering from hand-foot-and-mouth disease, said Frank Custer, the county's communications director…The Mayo Clinic's website describes hand-foot-and-mouth as "a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children . . . characterized by sores in the mouth, and a rash on the hands and feet."
Florida Times-Union, UF Health, Mayo to do stroke care training, UF Health Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic, whose stroke centers were among the first 50 Joint Commission-certified stroke centers in the nation, will begin conducting quarterly training sessions in stroke care for first responders and emergency personnel. The hospitals will use their state-of-the-art simulation centers to offer hands-on training to emergency personnel from Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
Jezebel, Surprise: Not Sitting On Your Ass All Day Is Good For You by Hillary Crosley, Friends, countrymen and fellow workers chained to their desks, there may be good news for our sedentary bodies. Just one hour of not sitting on your ass can keep the doctor away but, you know, apples are still cool too. A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings claims that just 60 minutes of doing anything but sitting (don't take my words literally here) can offset the negative effects of sitting on your bum doing a bunch of nothing for six-eight hours straight, also known as “working.”
FierceHealthIT, Data sharing, EHR interoperability keys to improving clinical trials by Katie Dvorak, As the complexity of clinical trials continues to grow, increased data sharing and interoperability will become more important, according to panelists participating at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday…Sundeep Khosla, director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at Mayo Clinic, also spoke on the importance of interoperability of EHRs to find participants. He said one way Congress can help with clinical trials is to urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to accelerate the process for interoperability for EHRs.
Hispanic Business, Study Results from Mayo Clinic Provide New Insights into Long QT Syndrome (Exome sequencing and systems biology converge to identify novel mutations..., Study Results from Mayo Clinic Provide New Insights into Long QT Syndrome (Exome sequencing and systems biology converge to identify novel mutations in the L-type calcium channel, CACNA1C, linked to autosomal dominant long QT syndrome)…According to news originating fromRochester, Minnesota, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is the most common cardiac channelopathy with 15 elucidated LQTS-susceptibility genes. Approximately 20% of LQTS cases remain genetically elusive."
Duluth News Tribune, Duluth's first female fire captain is low-key about milestone, When Lisa Consie was promoted to the rank of captain with the Duluth Fire Department this spring, she wasn’t thinking about any historical significance of the move. “I wanted to do the job, so I tested for it, and here I am,” said Consie, a nine-year veteran of the Fire Department…She later graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth and earned her paramedic certification, working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Gold Cross Ambulance in Duluth.
Star Tribune, Hotel in new hands by Janet Moore, Situated in the core of Minneapolis’ entertainment district, the Graves 601 Hotel Wyndham Grand sold to a New York-based upscale hotel chain for $65 million…The hotel, opened by Twin Cities businessman Jim Graves in 2003, was initially affiliated with the Le Meridien chain and part of the Block E retail-entertainment complex. Since then, Block E has foundered but is now undergoing a $50 million overhaul into Mayo Clinic Square, a sports medicine clinic and a practice facility for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx.
Scottsdale Real Estate, New Mayo Clinic Cancer Center to offer Proton Beam Therapy to patients | Arizona, According to two articles published by The Arizona Republic, the Mayo Clinic in Arizona is in the process of finishing a new, 380,000 square foot Cancer Center. Due to open in 2015, the new Mayo Clinic Cancer Center will be one of a handful of facilities in the U.S. to offer Proton Beam Therapy…Here are 5 additional reasons why patients should choose Scottsdale’s Mayo Clinic Cancer Center:…
Florida Times-Union, Health notes: UF Health, Mayo Clinic partnering on training program in stroke care for first responders and emergency personnel, UF Health Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic, whose stroke centers were among the first 50 Joint Commission-certified stroke centers in the nation, will begin conducting quarterly training sessions in stroke care for first responders and emergency personnel. The hospitals will use their state-of-the-art simulation centers to offer hands-on training to emergency personnel from Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
Urology Times, Studies reveal genes key to RCC development, growth by Richard Kerr, Two recently published Mayo Clinic studies provide genetic clues to clear cell renal cell carcinoma that may have important therapeutic implications, researchers say…This study is a thorough analysis, because overexpressed genes were functionally tested in kidney cancer cells to ensure they were important to some aspect of the cancer process, the study’s senior investigator, John A. Copland, PhD, of Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, said in a news release. Findings were published online in Oncotarget (June 12, 2014).
St. Augustine Record, As Northeast Florida ages, experts say senior services to be addressed by Meredith Rutland…The First Coast is ahead of the curve in some aspects. For one, the area has a high density of hospitals and health care professionals, and experts say Northeast Florida could experience an even greater boost in medical tourism thanks to Florida’s seniors, particularly with the drawing power of a health-care organization such as the Mayo Clinic.
NWI Times Ind., JOHN DOHERTY: Nothing lucky about Lou Gehrig's disease, Friday was the 75th anniversary of the most famous farewell in the history of sports. On July 4, 1939 in Yankee Stadium, just two weeks after being diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig told the crowd, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.”
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, ICYMI: Made at Mayo by Mark Reilly, The following is a digest of some of the stories that first appeared in our June 6 issue: Made at Mayo (cover story) or most of its history, Mayo Clinic has lauded innovative medical research but made entrepreneurship against the rules. That's changing, along with the Mayo culture.
Daily Globe, Pain relief: Young woman finds help for chronic condition…Kris secured an appointment for Miranda at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, but that was still a couple months away when the severity of the pain necessitated another ER visit in January 2012. By chance, the doctor on call was affiliated with Mayo and had connections to get her in immediately.
Poughkeepsie Journal, Study: Lifetime learning might thwart dementia, A lifetime engaging in intellectually stimulating pursuits may significantly lower your risk for dementia in your golden years, new research suggests…"In terms of preventing cognitive (mental) impairment, education and occupation are important," said study lead author Prashanthi Vemuri, an assistant professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic and Foundation in Rochester, Minn. "But so is intellectually stimulating activity during mid- to late life," she added.
News4Jax Fla., Jacksonville's UF Health, Mayo Clinic team up to educate EMS personnel on strokes, Northeast Florida's two health care leaders in stroke prevention and care are joining forces to offer new training to the region's first responders and emergency personnel. UF Health Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic will begin conducting quarterly, high-level training sessions starting in July…“The goal of this program is to leverage the vast resources available in our community in an effort to support our regional EMS community,” said Charles Graham, an emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
Star Tribune, Empty big boxes are finding new purposes in Minnesota by Janet Moore, The ubiquitous big-box concept has reached middle age, but many of the stores never had much of a life…The trend of unconventional use of a big box will continue as the nearly vacant Block E complex — former home of Borders, Gameworks and Hooters — undergoes a $50 million renovation into the new Mayo Clinic Square, a sports medicine clinic, along with a practice facility for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. Additional coverage: Bloomberg
Huffington Post, 5 Surprising Foods Doctors Swear By…3. Dark, leafy greens Donald D. Hensrud, M.D, M.P.H., chair of the Division of Preventive, Occupational, and Aerospace Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and author of "The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook"
Mankato Free Press, Physical activity now being checked as vital sign by Amanda Dyslin…Chip Gay, clinical exercise specialist, said Mayo Clinic Health System, Kaiser Permanente and Intermountain Healthcare all have begun measuring physical activity as a vital sign. But 30 sites in the southwest region of Mayo Clinic Health System have taken the initiative a step further, becoming the first to ask about strength training activity as well.
Arizona Republic, Bias against gays: It's bad for business — and us all…In February 2013, One Community launched the Unity Pledge, a concerted effort by Arizona businesses, organizations and individuals to advance workplace equality and equal treatment in housing, hospitality and public accommodations for LGBT individuals. It has been a resounding success, with nearly 1,000 businesses large and small signing to date. These businesses, including PetSmart, Mayo Clinic, the Phoenix Mercury and Liberty Mutual, represent more than 450,000 employees.
Diabetes in Control, Metformin Improved Survival of Patients with Diabetes and Cirrhosis, Lewis R. Roberts, MB, ChB, PhD, division of gastroenterology and hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues conduced a cohort study, which consisted of 250 patients who had been diagnosed with cirrhosis and also had diabetes who were taking metformin at the time of the diagnosis.
Cannon Falls Beacon, New Mayo facility grand opening July 25, There's a flurry of activity at the new medical center construction site on the south side of Cannon Falls. After 16 months of construction, contractors are wrapping up the finishing touches on the new facility for Mayo Clinic Health System.
Log Cabin Democrat, McCollum's Column: UCA, Mayo Clinic and 'Moonlight Graham. The connection, In conjunction with Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in Minneapolis, Minn., this week, “Moonlight” will get further illumination at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Tuesday and Wednesday, a premiere documentary on the life of Archibald “Moonlight” Graham will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Robert Reising of Conway, a retired University of Central Arkansas professor….authored the impeccably researched and detailed book, “Chasing Moonlight, The True Story of ‘Field of Dreams.’”
The Tribune-Democrat, When to seek professional attention by Randy Griffith, All children can be moody, inattentive, defiant, hyperactive or impulsive at times. And kids are known to have short attention spans. So parents may see these characteristics and wonder: Are they symptoms of behavior disorders?...The Mayo Clinic says if parents are concerned that a child is showing signs of a possible behavioral disorder, they should first see their pediatrician or family doctor.
Post Bulletin, Being 'sun smart,' too, is your best defense against burn by Debbi Carlson and Jeff Hansel, Summertime means being outside, whether it's at the beach, a street festival or just in the backyard…Being "sun smart" is just as important as sunscreen use, says Dr. Clark Otley, chairman of Mayo Clinic's department of dermatology. "Sunscreens are only one part of a smart sun protection strategy, which also includes protective clothing, hats and sunglasses, avoiding peak sun intensity hours when possible for outdoor activities, and application of sunscreen on exposed skin," Otley said.
Post-Bulletin, Upcoming concert is a Bethel reunion by Holly Galbus, The Bethel Lutheran Church congregation is eagerly awaiting a very special reunion. It has been 12 years since Bayasaa Bars, a 14-year old boy from Mongolia, came to Rochester for life-saving heart surgery at Mayo Clinic. He and his mother stayed at the home of Bethel members Dave and Jan Kaehler for five weeks and then returned to Mongolia. The Kaehler family did not believe they would ever see him again.
Post-Bulletin, Second Mayo Clinic open house is Thursday, The second Mayo Clinic Sesquicentennial Open House will be held Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Annenberg Plaza, between the Plummer and Mayo buildings. The theme of the second open house, patriotism, salutes the military service of Mayo Clinic staff members and individuals in the community in all branches of active and reserve duty from the Civil War to the present.
Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic donates $32,500 to Rochester schools, Rochester Public Schools has received a $32,500 grant from the Community Contributions Committee at Mayo Clinic. The grant will support district programs: SAFE and We Want You Back.
Post-Bulletin, Red Wing graduate gives gifts to Mayo Clinic by Bryna Godar, For Jodeci Buck's high school graduation, she didn't get the typical cash-filled cards. Instead, she received Barbies, trucks, Beanie Babies and a Finding Nemo turtle. The more than 230 toys weren't for her. They were for patients and their siblings at the Mayo Clinic pediatric center.
KAAL, CDC: Hookah is Up, The use of hookahs happens to be up. It's a water pipe used to smoke specially made tobacco that's usually flavored. The Mayo Clinic says it's concerning teens are finding alternative ways to smoke. “Hookah use by itself is very dangerous. A lot of people think it's safe because the tobacco smoke goes through water and the water really doesn’t filter anything out, “ says Dr. Michael Burke.
KAAL, Area Man's Experiences Change Meaning of the Relay For Life, At the age of 25, Nathan Osmonson's yearly routine checkup took an unexpected turn, with the discovery of a worrisome lump near his throat…Thankfully, Nathan’s cancer was caught at an early stage. Mayo Clinic doctors were able to remove it entirely and there was no need for chemotherapy or radiation. Now Nathan’s life threating experience can be found illustrated in a scrapbook. "It's definitely not fun, but it's worth fighting for,” said Osmonson.
KIMT, Mayo Clinic money goes to Rochester schools, The Mayo Clinic Community Contributions Committee has given $32,500 to Rochester Public Schools. $30,000 will go to the SAFE program, which helps students get ready for college. The We Want You Back program will receive $2,500 to get students who have dropped out to re-enroll. Rochester Superintendent Michael Munoz says this money “demonstrates how our community and businesses can invest in the necessary resources for the development of students resulting in the social and economic growth of our community”.
Owatonna People’s Press, Honoring the Survivors: Owatonna man overcomes cancer diagnosis by Ashley Stewart, There are times when Jay Johnson of Owatonna can’t believe it happened. Actually, it happens a lot. “There’s a lot of times where I ask myself did this really happen, did the last year and a half really happen? I’m in disbelief that it occurred,” Johnson said. “Sometimes I have to reach down and touch my scars to remind me that it really did happen.” In November 2012, Johnson went to Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna for a routine colonoscopy.
Tampa Bay Times, Editorial: Mayo Cancer Clinic shut out of funding, Welcome to Tallahassee, Mayo Clinic, where the legislators you know, the lobbyists you hire and the campaign contributions you make count more than who you are and what you have accomplished.It seems the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Jacksonville is a bit bewildered about how Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature divided $60 million for cancer research. Additional coverage: All About Cancer
KEYC Mankato, Fourth Of July Safety Tips…What better way to celebrate the stars and stripes than to make sure you're safely mastering the grill? Jessica Schreiner, registered and licensed dietician with Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato says, "Cross contamination is a big deal with grilling because you're outside and the temperatures are hot. You want to make sure you are washing your utensils and not cross contaminating your meat."
WXOW La Crosse, Crews prep for Big Blue Dragon Boat races…Recent storms and high waters moved the race out of Riverside Park this year. “The Mississippi River is a valiant force and unfortunately with all the heavy rains that have occurred and the way the current is right now, it's just a little to dangerous for the boats to be out there,” said Rick Thiesse, spokesperson for Mayo Clinic Health System.
St. James Plain Dealer, MCHS in St. James Celebrates Award, In recognition of Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James being named Best Workplace in the small hospitals of Minnesota category by the Minnesota Hospital Association earlier this year, St. James Mayor Gary Sturm declared June 27 “Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace Day.”
El Economista, Clínica Mayo reactiva su presencia internacional con expansión en AL…“Existe un espacio grande para potenciar la relación con instituciones en Latinoamérica, que está preparada para desarrollar servicios. Nuestro número de afiliados en la región se va a incrementar porque cada día hay mejores instituciones, capacidades y personal médico muy bien capacitado en muchos de sus países”, destaca el Dr. Salvador Alvarez, director médico internacional de Clínica Mayo en Jacksonville. Junto a su red de oficinas comerciales –en México, Guatemala, Ecuador y Colombia–, el Dr. Alvarez enfatiza la voluntad de seguir desarrollando relaciones y convenios entidades de salud en la región, apuntando a “una relación en que las ambas tengan un beneficio a largo plazo, básicamente con instituciones que tengan una filosofía y misión similares a la nuestra”.
CNN Mexico, ¿Tu rostro o tu vida? Cáncer toma la nariz e infiltra el resto de la cara, La Clínica Mayo en Estados Unidos informó sobre el descubrimiento de un tumor facial resultado de combinar los genes PAX3 y el MAML3, que solos no ocasionan problema, pero juntos pueden causar un cáncer en la nariz capaz de esparcirse por toda la cara y cuya cirugía desfiguraría el resto del rostro.
La Cronica de Hoy, Ortodoncia, importancia de la corrección de dientes en la infancia by Bertha Sola…De acuerdo con el Dr. John Volz, deOrtodoncia de Mayo Clinic, el propósito de la ortodoncia es prevenir, diagnosticar y tratar cualquier irregularidad dental o facial. El término técnico para esos problemas es “maloclusión”, que significa “mala mordida”. Additional coverage: Diario de Yucatan, Televisa
La Pariesienne, Pour rester en forme, ne restez pas inactif plus de deux heures d'affilée, Cette étude a été publiée dans l'édition en ligne de la revue médicale Mayo Clinic Proceedings, spécialisée dans la médecine interne. Précédemment, la Mayo Clinic avait conseillé aux employés de bureau de faire une pause toutes les 20 à 30 minutes, de respirer profondément pour soulager la tension musculaire et de passer leurs appels téléphoniques debout. Additional Coverage: Leberry.fr, LePopulaire.fr, LaDepeche.fr, Nice Matin, Lyonne.fr, CTV
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