Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by Karl W Oestreich


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TIME
Sitting is Killing You

by Alice Park

You’ve already heard that sitting is the new smoking. Now, scientists reveal exactly how it hurts the body—and novel ways to undo the damage (without clocTime magazine logoking hours at the gym). You might want to stand up for this…All of which has doctors and health experts calling for a paradigm shift. “In the same way that standing up is an oddity now, sitting down should be,” says Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and probably best known as the inventor of the first treadmill desk.

Reach: Time magazine has a weekly circulation of 3.3 million. Time Online receives mores than 4.6 million unique visitors to its website each month and its monthy page views are more than 32.8 million.

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Arizona Republic
Workplace treadmill desks beginning to make strides
by Ken Alltucker

Arizona Republic newspaper logo…Now entrepreneurs and exercise companies have pounced on the idea that sitting can be hazardous to your health. "It is a hidden killer if you like," said James Levine, a Mayo Clinic doctor who examined the topic in his book "Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It."

ReachThe Arizona Republic reaches 1.1 million readers every Sunday. The newspaper’s website Arizona Central, averages 83 million pages views each month.

Context: James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., is a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist who is often sought out by journalists for his expertise. Basing his techniques of non-exercise activity on years of Mayo Clinic research, he offers cost-effective alternatives to office workers, school children and patients for losing weight and staying fit. Author, inventor, physician and research scientist, Dr. Levine has built on Mayo’s top status as a center of endocrinology expertise and has launched a multi-nation mission to fight obesity through practical, common-sense changes in behavior and personal environment.

Public Affairs Contacts: Bob NellisJim McVeigh

 

KARE11
Measles shot helps eliminate woman's cancer
by Adrienne Broaddus

Stacy Erholtz battled cancer for 10 years. But now, she says her cancer is in remission after a massive dose of the measles vaccine. While her journey has been tough, her faith hasn't wavered. After returningKARE-11 TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul from a taping a segment in Los Angeles with "The Doctors," Erholtz stopped by KARE 11 to chat about her journey. She said the show will highlight her treatment…Erholtz, 49, of Pequot Lakes, was one of two patients in a Mayo Clinic clinical trial last year using virotherapy. As she sips on a diet Pepsi, she can't stop smiling as she talks about her medical miracle.

Reach: KARE is a an NBC affiliate in the Minneapolis-St.Paul market.

Additional coverage: BringMeTheNews, WTVM Ga., WFSB, KCTV Kansas CityKCBD

Previous Coverage in May 15, 2014 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Context: In a proof of principle clinical trial, Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated that virotherapy — destroying cancer with a virus that infects and kills cancer cells but spares normal tissues — can be effective against the deadly cancer multiple myeloma. The findings appear in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Two patients in the study received a single intravenous dose of an engineered measles virus (MV-NIS) that is selectively toxic to myeloma plasma cells. Both patients responded, showing reduction of both bone marrow cancer and myeloma protein. One patient, a 49-year-old woman, experienced complete remission of myeloma and has been clear of the disease for over six months. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Public Affairs Contact: Bob Nellis

 

MPR
Mayo doctor's tips for stress-free living and better health

MPR News logoDr. Amit Sood, author of the "Mayo Clinic's Guide to Stress-Free Living," speaks at a Minnesota Public Radio "Healthy States" event about the ways to improve your health by alleviating stress. Gratitude, compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and focusing on the meaning of life are key.Book cover Mayo Clinic's Guide to Stress-Free Living, with female doing cartwheel

Reach: Minnesota Public Radio operates 43 stations and serves virtually all of Minnesota and parts of the surrounding states. MPR has more than 100,000 members and more than 900,000 listeners each week, which is the largest audience of any regional public radio network.

Context: In The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, Mayo Clinic stress management and resiliency expert Amit Sood, M.D., draws on decades of groundbreaking research to offer readers a scientifically proven, structured and practical approach to reducing stress. He explains the brain’s two modes — focused mode and default mode — and how an imbalance between the two produces unwanted stress, and he shares new insights about how the mind works, including its natural tendency to wander. In this easy-to-follow guide, Dr. Sood provides actionable steps to cultivate emotional and mental strength, find greater fulfillment and nurture a kind disposition. More information, including a video interview with Dr. Sood, can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Public Affairs Contacts: Ginger Plumbo, Brian Kilen

 

Chicago Defender
Black Women Move Past ‘Tuskegee Experiment’ Mistrust
by Oretha Winston

If a research survey of African American professional women is any indication, attitudes may be changing towards participation in medical research. Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated Chicago Defender newspaper logoresearchers teamed up to survey members of the international women’s organization, and found that a majority of African American women surveyed are willing to or have taken part in medical research…“Our findings are highly encouraging,” says Sharonne Hayes, M.D., Mayo Clinic cardiologist, co-author of the study, and director of Mayo’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Reach: The Chicago Defender covers local and national news of interest to its black readership, residing in the Chicago metropolitan area. The publication has a weekly circulation of more than 7,400 readers. The online version attracts more than 13,000 unique visitors each month.

Additional coverage: Elev8

Context: If a research survey of African American professional women is any indication, attitudes may be changing towards participation in medical research. Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated researchers teamed up to survey members of the international women’s organization, and found that a majority of African American women surveyed are willing to or have taken part in medical research. The results appear in the Journal of Women’s Health. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Public Affairs Contact: Bob Nellis

Ophthalmology Times, Low use of herpes zoster vaccine raises concerns by Nancy Groves, Despite the availability of the herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine, rates of vaccination remain relatively low. However, increasing vaccination rates for the virus may be an uphill battle, according to those on the ophthalmic frontlines who see patients with the ocular complications of this disease …“I encourage all patients over the age of 50 to get the vaccine,” said Dr. Thomas Liesegang,  professor of ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.

Renal & Urology News, Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Uncommon After Urological Surgery, Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are uncommon after urological surgery, according to a study published in The Journal of Urology. Mark D. Tyson, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, and colleagues utilized the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to identify the rates of DVT and PE after common urological procedures. Data were collected for procedures performed between 2005 and 2011 in a cohort of 82,808 patients. Additional coverage: Doctors Lounge, HCP Live

MPR, Why do so many women get Alzheimer’s? by Bob Collins…“We have now seen again and again that women that have [APOe4] (a gene variant) have a much higher risk of getting Alzheimer’s than men of the same age who don’t have the gene,” said Walter A. Rocca, professor of neurology and epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He said it’s not fully understood why, but scientists suspect the APOe4 gene appears to interact with estrogen to create the conditions that lead to Alzheimer’s. Additional coverage: Washington Post

MedicalXpress, Creating smart health solutions with biomedical informatics, Adela Grando is a new professor with the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University…"It's a very cool area of research with so much impact," she says about the role of biomedical informatics in health care – especially in clinical practice. "And there is good synergy here at ASU, and many collaborations with the Mayo Clinic. They are willing to push the boundaries."

GenomeWeb, Mayo, Advanced Biological Laboratories to Develop NGS Diagnostics, Mayo Medical Laboratories will collaborate with Advanced Biological Laboratories to develop a next-generation sequencing pipeline for laboratory-developed diagnostic tests. Under the terms of agreement, the Mayo Clinic Division of Clinical Microbiology will select the clinical samples on which the tests will be validated, while ABL will lead development of information technology. ABL is a Luxembourg-based medical data technology company that develops information technology and health solutions for patient management and sequencing data analysis.

Chicago Tribune (Star Tribune), Should states require doctors to report dense breast tissue to catch cancer?...Letters with mammogram results started going out from Mayo Clinic this month with information on tissue density. The response has been so mild that the clinic's director, Dr. Karthik Ghosh, wonders if women are reading beyond the first sentence indicating a negative test result.

WEAU Eau Claire, "The Angelina Effect" prompts women to go in for breast cancer check-ups by Jessica Bringe…"We have had women, who have seen it on the news and maybe it's been in the back of their mind but seeing a public figure that has gone through this, I think has made some women comfortable to come forward and say, "Hey, maybe I should get this checked out," says Dr. Holland Ravelle, a radiologist with Mayo Clinic Health System.

HealthCanalExpert Alert: The Importance of Folic Acid and Prenatal Care to Prevent Birth Defects, Especially Among Hispanic Women, Although Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers don't have a definite answer as to why spina bifida birth defects occur, they have identified a few important risk factors and two different surgery options. Risk factors include race, family history, diabetes, obesity, increased body temperature and folate deficiency. Additional coverage: MDLinx

WQOW Eau Claire, YMCA announces plan to join UWEC as partner in new recreation complex by Amie Winters, The YMCA says it plans to partner with UW-Eau Claire in plans for new event and recreation center on Menomonie Street…We first learned about the plans last month when UW-Eau Claire announced it had received a major land and monetary donation from County Materials. “The YMCA and Mayo Clinic Health System are committed to promoting health and wellness in the community”, Said Dr. Randall Linton, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System sites, in Northwest Wisconsin. “Partnering with the University on its latest expansion will bring new health and wellness opportunities to the people of the Chippewa Valley.” Additional coverage: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Post-Bulletin, Family Time: Camp gives care to kids who've lost loved ones by Lindy Lange, Healing Adventures camp offers a caring environment for kids dealing with the loss of a loved one. Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Hospice, the one-day event brings together kids as young as age 5 to share their experience, make new friends, and have fun. "Camp is held at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch," said Patti Rankin, camp organizer and Mayo Clinic Hospice coordinator. "We have a petting zoo, a climbing wall, a challenge course for the teens, and a wonderful environment for going on nature walks.

International Business Times Australia, The 100 Bites Diet: How It Helps With Weight Loss, Scientists at Clemson University in South Carolina created the "Bite Monitor", which appears similar to a watch to give specific details on how people bite and chew. Since researchers estimated that 100 bites a day is ideal for weight loss.  According to Michael Jensen, an obesity expert at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, "If you're eating too fast, you're probably not chewing and enjoying your food very well and you're probably going to be more likely" to eat too much.

HealthDay, ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds, Stimulant medications -- such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta -- used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won't stunt their growth, a new study suggests. "Stimulant medication did not affect children's final height as adults," said study researcher Dr. Slavica Katusic, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Additional coverage: Winnipeg Free Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Web MD, Growing Your Baby, Medical Xpress, KSAZ Phoenix

KAAL, Networking Event Strives to Make Mayo More Inclusive by Jenna Lohse, Patients from all over the world travel to Rochester for the Mayo Clinic. This makes the ability to care for people of different languages and backgrounds vital. Mayo held its first Hispanic networking event tonight, where employees addressed needs moving forward. "There's over 30 different native languages spoken by Mayo Clinic employees, people come from all over the world. I came from Spain myself, I’ve been here 15 years,” said Dr. Mikel Prieto, Mayo Clinic.

NY Times, Don’t Catch What Ails Your House by Jane Brody…Typical symptoms resemble those of an allergy like hay fever: a runny nosesneezing, red or itchy eyes, throat irritation and coughing. Some people develop a skin rash; those with asthma may have an attack. According to research by the Mayo Clinic, an immunological response to mold may cause most cases of chronic sinusitis.

ABC15 Arizona, Concussion tests required for Arizona Pop Warner players…So when a player is removed from the game after showing concussion-like symptoms, such as dizziness, ringing of the ears, or nausea, coaches not only can administer this test, they'll have the player's baseline test results to see if they're up to speed. The player would still need medical clearance before resuming play. "This is a test that's looking at rapid eye movements, attention, and language processing," said Dr. Amaal Starling, a neurologist with the Mayo Clinic.

News4Jax, Getting past a weight-loss plateau by Mayo Clinic News Network, You've worked hard to improve your diet and exercise habits, and you've been rewarded by seeing the number on the scale continue to drop. But then for no reason you can identify, the scale doesn't budge -- even though you're still eating a healthy, low-calorie diet and exercising regularly. You've hit a weight-loss plateau.

Chicago Tribune, Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next by Patricia Sheridan, He went to Harvard and Stanford universities to become a scientist, but then Gary Taubes discovered investigative journalism…Now 58 and the author of "Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It," he is currently writing a book about the side effects of sugar on insulin and fat storage. …Q: You have talked with T. Colin Campbell of "The China Study" and others who know these studies. So what is the reluctance? A: I met T. Colin Campbell and I liked him. I specifically did not argue with him when we were both on this panel at a Mayo Clinic conference because I liked him so much.

Newsweek, Electricity on the Brain: Can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Boost Memory? By Victoria Bekiempis…While sticking sea creatures on our skulls fell out of practice, since the advent of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in 1938, doctors have been using electric current to generate small seizures in the brain in order to treat patients whose severe depression, mania, catatonia and dementia-caused aggression have been resistant to medications and therapy, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Baltimore Sun, Hopkins students invent method to treat battlefield wounds… Dr. Walter Franz, an Army Reserve colonel who has led "forward surgical teams" in Iraq and Afghanistan, said medical providers have developed the best methods to save lives on the battlefield over time. There is an urgent need for new tools for the medics, said Franz, a family physician at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and former commander of the Army Medical Corps 945th Forward Surgical Team. Mayo works to bring best practices from the battlefield to front-line trauma teams in the United States. Franz said the emergency medical technicians who work out of ambulances and helicopters usually are closer to trauma hospitals but also could benefit from such a tool.

Dallas Morning News, Baylor, Methodist hospital systems aligning with elite by Gary Jacobson, Two of the largest health care systems in North Texas are aligning with two of the best-known national providers, part of ongoing efforts to improve quality and control the cost of care. Baylor Scott & White Health said it is about to complete an agreement that will make three of its Dallas-area hospitals part of the Cleveland Clinic’s national cardiology network. And Methodist Health System plans to partner with the Mayo Clinic, The Dallas Morning News has learned.

Post-Bulletin, Pulse on Health: Test should add dollars for Mayo Clinic research, by Jeff Hansel, A new screening test for colorectal cancer has far-reaching implications for Mayo Clinic, where the test was invented. Cologuard, a product developed collaboratively with Exact Sciences Corp., alerts health providers to colorectal cancer's DNA and biomarkers. Additional coverage: Bloomberg, Imperial Valley News Calif.

Tallahassee Democrat, FSU team receives $1.67 million from NIH for Alzheimer’s research, A team of researchers from Florida State University and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville has received $1.67 million from the National Institutes of Health to study a specific protein in the body believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Florida State Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Anant Paravastu and Professor of Physics Huan-Xiang Zhou, along with Mayo Clinic Department of Neuroscience researcher Terrone Rosenberry, will study the structure of the Alzheimer’s beta-amyloid protein and how it creates what is called an oligomer.

WXOW La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Health System of La Crosse hosts 2nd annual Bike Festival by Ellen Barrett, Families gathered outside of Mayo Clinic Health System of La Crosse Saturday for it's 2nd annual Bike Festival.  It's a part of the La Crosse Area Bike Festival that runs through Labor Day weekend. Children and adults gathered in the clinic's parking lot off of West Avenue to learn about bike safety. Additional coverage: WKBT La Crosse

Post-Bulletin, Mayo task force challenges heart of national recommendations by Jeff Hansel, A Mayo Clinic task force has offered "challenges" to some of the controversial heart-health recommendations made by the American Hospital Association and American College of Cardiology. "We didn't try to override the AHA recommendations. We didn't try to say, well, we are wrong they are right," said Mayo director of Preventive Cardiology Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez.

Star Tribune, Time running out for doctors to dispute device and drug makers' disclosures to feds by Jim Spencer…“At this point there is a lot of uncertainty about how the data will be reported,” said Dr. Richard Ehman, who chairs the Mayo Clinic’s medical-industry relations committee. For instance, Ehman said, the way the rules are written, editorial support for a doctor writing a paper might be reported as a gift.

Post-Bulletin, Regenerative medicine research tool allows researchers public access by Jeff Hansel, A Mayo Clinic research team will provide open-access to a newly developed tool designed to help speed regenerative-medicine research. Scientist Hu Li, Ph.D., and his team developed CellNet, "a free-use Internet platform that uses network biology methods to aid stem-cell engineering.”

Mankato Free Press, State asks for mental health suggestions by Dan Linehan, The 100 or so professionals who gathered at South Central College on Friday generally agreed on the basic flaws with how mental health care is delivered. “From the provider perspective, access is the glaring issue,” said Becky Ness, a physician’s assistant at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

U-T San Diego, Read this, standing by Scott LaFee, “Sitting is the new smoking.” Or so goes the newest bit of health wisdom making the rounds. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative, thinks sitting might be worse than smoking.

KSTP, Fort Hood Victim Shares Story of Survival, Recovery at Minn. State Fair by Kate Renner, It's been nearly five years since a U.S. soldier opened fire on his own comrades. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, killing 13 people and injuring 30 others. One army sergeant, who was injured in that shooting and fought for his life to survive and recover, spoke Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair at the Mayo Clinic booth. Additional coverage: WCCO

Pioneer Press, Timberwolves: Training center delayed by bad vibrations by Andy Greder, The new training center and offices for the Timberwolves and Lynx won't be ready until at least next spring because of recently discovered infrastructure issues. A project that started with a budget of between $15 million and $20 million will increase by "a couple million dollars" to reduce vibrations throughout the rest of what will be known as Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis, according to Ted Johnson, chief marketing officer for the Wolves and Lynx.

Reuters, With high blood pressure, light to moderate drinking may protect heart by Kathryn Doyle, People with high blood pressure who have never been drinkers shouldn’t start now based on the evidence from studies like these, said senior author Qi-Qiang He of the School of Public Health/Global Health Institute at Wuhan University in China…Overall, He’s team found that cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes and other risks went down as alcohol consumption went up, according to the results published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Additional Coverage: MedCity News, Chicago Tribune

Daily Mail (UK), It's official! Apple sends cryptic invites for September 9th event expected to see iPhone 6 AND iWatch unveiled, Apple has sent out invites for a launch event on September 9th where it is expected to unveil its wearable health monitoring gadget alongside two new larger iPhones…Apple has already revealed it is working with Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the National Institutes of Health on its HealthKit app, which is believed to work in tandem with the iWatch.

Yahoo! Sports, UFC Welterweight Demian Maia Sidelined Indefinitely with Bone Infection, UFC welterweight Demian Maia has been diagnosed with a bone infection and is indefinitely sidelined from fighting…Osteomyelitis is a condition defined as an infection of the bone, according to the Mayo Clinic. The infection can reach the bone by spreading from nearby tissue, or it can begin in the bone if the bone is exposed to germs.

KSTP, At the State Fair: Meet a Survivor of the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting by Cassie Hart, U.S. Army Sergeant Patrick Zeigler was shot four times, including once in the head, during the shootings at Fort Hood in 2009…Sergeant Zeigler will share his experiences Friday through Labor Day at the Mayo Clinic Mobile Museum. It's part of the clinic's 150th anniversary.

Huffington Post, Stop the Snore: 5 Risk Factors That May Require You to Talk About Sleep Apnea With Your Doctor by Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) -- a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep -- is dangerously on the rise…Dr. Morgenthaler is a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and serves as the Mayo Clinic chief patient safety officer.

Huffington Post, Beware Of Dietary Supplements Claiming To Treat Concussion, FDA Says, "Exploiting the public's rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic brain injuries,” the agency said today (Aug. 25) in a post on its website…Multiple concussions can have devastating, lasting effects on the brain, according to Mayo Clinic.

Star Tribune, Injured former football player Isaac Kolstad to attend Minnesota State, Mankato season opener by Rochelle Olson, Inspiration will lead the Minnesota State University, Mankato, football team onto the field next week in the form of honorary captain Isaac Kolstad, a former linebacker who was nearly beaten to death almost four months ago…His Mankato tour included a surprise stop to see co-workers at Fastenal and a brain scan with his neurosurgeons at the Mayo Clinic Hospital System-Mankato Hospital.

Minnesota Monthly, Twin Cities Style: What Do These Words Mean, Anyway? by Shannon Darsow, Recently on a job, the model was asking just what all the ingredients mean on the back of the lotion bottle she had picked up as a sample somewhere…For the purposes of this post I used definition information from Mayo Clinic, as well as information from Dr. Mona Gohara, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale and co‐founder of K & J Sun Protective Clothing and Jessica Haggy from makeup.com.

Fox News, Joan Rivers' hospitalization: Risk of complications from endoscopic procedures usually low, Comedian Joan Rivers was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City Thursday in critical condition, after reportedly undergoing a minor endoscopic procedure at a medical clinic…In some rare cases, general anesthesia can cause lung infections, stroke, heart attack or death, according to The Mayo Clinic.

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Women running Buckshot Run for special reasons - and Special Olympics, For Jessica Marek, reaching the finish line will be another step in her comeback from severely crippling injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in California 10 years ago. Dietrich and Marek will be two of the 565 Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire employees involved in the Run to Wellness program who will be taking part in the 32nd annual event that benefits Special Olympics Wisconsin Indianhead Region.

Men’s Health UK, 15 best fat-burning supplements, Iron: If you’re tired, your willpower will weaken. Iron sorts that issue out. The Mayo Clinic states that a deficiency will make you lethargic and short of breath.

WKTB La Crosse, Chance to get back on court drives Weber, Parker Weber, a 6-foot-8 forward, was a force on the basketball court for the Aquinas Blugolds…They were mini-seizures related to a benign brain tumor that was discovered this past May…After five weeks of physical therapy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the rehab continues at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. His positive attitude keeps turning positive results.

Liberty University News, Graduate student invited as honoree at Forbes' Under 30 Summit, Liberty University current graduate student Tori Utley (’12) will be honored by Forbes as one of 1,000 rising “game changers” at its first-ever Under 30 Summit slated for Oct. 19-22 in Philadelphia…At the Mayo Clinic, Utley manages stewardship reports and other recognition activities for benefactors whose donations exceed $1 million.

Albert Lea Tribune, Healthy ideas for school-year snacking by Emily Schmidt, When it comes to children and snacking during the school year, achieving a balance between health and convenience can be difficult…Albert Lea resident Emily Schmidt is a registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Business Insider Australia, Scientists Replaced A Boy's Vertebra With A 3D-Printed Bone -- The First Surgery Of Its Kind, “This is the first use of a 3D printed vertebra as an implant for orthopedic spine surgery in the world,” said the surgeon behind the project, Dr. Liu Zhongjun, director of the orthopedics department at Peking University…In 2013, the Mayo Clinic printed and installed a hip replacement for a woman named Brooke Hayes who would have had trouble with a traditional artificial hip.  Additional Coverage: San Francisco Chronicle

OncLive, Second-Line Treatment Options in mCRC (Video), Panelists: Panelists: Johanna Bendell, MD, Sarah Cannon; Al B. Benson, III, MD, Northwestern; Charles D. Blanke, MD, OHSU; Axel Grothey, MD, Mayo…Outcomes can be dramatically impacted by the education a physician receives on optimal treatment strategies and side effect management, notes Axel Grothey, MD. 

El Periodico, Índice de Masa Corporal, insuficiente para detectar obesidad en niños, La medición del Índice de Masa Corporal (IMC) no detecta el exceso de grasa en niños que tienen un peso correcto, lo que podría omitir a 25 por ciento de infantes que por la gran cantidad de adiposidad se considerarían obesos. Francisco López Jiménez, cardiólogo de la Clínica Mayo, advirtió que, según un estudio sobre el tema, se necesita investigar más en los niños para determinar la posible repercusión de tener mucha grasa dentro del contexto de un IMC normal.

Diario Imagen On Line, Serotonina para prevenir el deterioro de la memoria…El parkinsonismo no es una enfermedad en sí misma, sino que es el nombre con el que se describe a un grupo de síntomas que incluye: temblor cuando la extremidad está en reposo, movimientos lentos, rigidez muscular, alteración del equilibrio y la postura. Cuando alguien presenta por lo menos dos de estos cuatro síntomas, se dice que padece parkinsonismo, explica el doctor James Bower, del departamento de Neurología de Mayo Clinic de Rochester, Minnesota.

La Cronica de Hoy, Adoptar postura recta para evitar dolor de cóccix, Pese a que el dolor del cóccix pasa por sí solo en pocos meses y no requiere tratamiento médico en la mayoría de los casos, especialistas en la materia recomiendan adoptar una postura completamente recta al sentarse. Integrantes de la Mayo Clinic de Rochester, Minnesota, aconsejaron además que al sentarse el paciente no arquee la espalda, sino la apoye bien contra la silla, con las rodillas alineadas con las caderas, los pies fijos en el piso y los hombros relajados. Additional coverage: NTR Zacatecas, Informador.com.mx

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