May 5th, 2017

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.

Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Emily Blahnik

 

Reuters
Rethink emphasis on lowering saturated fat to save hearts: docs
by Andrew M. Seaman

Instead of eating less saturated fat and worrying about so-called bad cholesterol, a group of doctors suggests an alternative approach for preventing heart disease. More important, they say, is to focus on decreasing insulin resistance and inflammation in the body by targeting diet, exercise and reducing stress…Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic inReuters Logo Rochester, Minnesota, agrees with the experts' inflammation theory but isn't ready to remove the emphasis on LDL cholesterol.  Kopecky told Reuters Health that LDL levels are still an important measure to watch and treat with medications.

Reach: Reuters has 196 editorial bureaus in 130 countries and 2,400 editorial staff members and covers international news, regional news, politics, social issues, health, business, sports and media.

Context: Stephen Kopecky, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. His research interests include cardiovascular clinical trials primarily in coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes.

Contact: Sharon Theimer

 

Star Tribune
Mayo Clinic scientists on the trail of a 'pan cancer' test
by Jeremy Olson

Mayo Clinic is in a race against itself on a project that could revolutionize cancer care, as two research teams pursue a “pan cancer” test that could detect the presence and severity of Star Tribune newspaper logomultiple types of the disease. On one side is Dr. David Ahlquist in Rochester and his partnership with Exact Sciences, which together already produced a home test for colon cancer known as Cologuard. On the other is Dr. Keith Stewart in Scottsdale, Ariz., and a Mayo partnership with Grail, a start-up company with the financial backing of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, which launched a large breast cancer screening trial this month. Both teams believe that a simple blood draw and analysis could soon produce a way to screen for a dozen types of cancer. Both are taking advantage of improved understanding of human genetics and cancer tumors, and technological advances that track genetic activities that were once beyond detection.

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.

Additional coverage: KARE 11, WFMY News2

Context:  David Ahlquist M.D. is a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and co-inventor of the Cologuard test.A. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B. is the executive director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine.

Contact: Joe Dangor

 

Florida Times-Union
Mayo researchers use nanoparticles to shrink breast tumors in mice
by Charlie Patton

In the Cancer Nanotechnology and Tumor Immunology Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus, researchers led by Betty Kim have been using a new type of cancer-fighting Florida Times-Union newspaper logonanoparticle to shrink breast cancer tumors in mice and prevent their recurrence… “In this proof-of-concept study, we were astounded to find that the animals treated with these nanoparticles showed a lasting anti-cancer effect,” Kim said.

Reach: The Florida Times-Union reaches more than 120,000 daily and 173,000 readers Sunday.

Additional coverage: Science DailySceince Times, New AtlasZee News 

Context: A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease. In the study, published today in Nature Nanotechnology, mice that received an injection with the nanoparticle showed a 70 to 80 percent reduction in tumor size. Most significantly, mice treated with these nanoparticles showed resistance to future tumor recurrence, even when exposed to cancer cells a month later. The results show that the newly designed nanoparticle produced potent anti-tumor immune responses to HER2-positive breast cancers. Breast cancers with higher levels of HER2 protein are known to grow aggressively and spread more quickly than those without the mutation.  “In this proof-of-concept study, we were astounded to find that the animals treated with these nanoparticles showed a lasting anti-cancer effect,” says Betty Y.S. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator, and a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who specializes in brain tumors at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Kevin Punsky

 

Forbes
It's Worth Getting That Second Doctor Opinion, Study Finds
by Kate Ashford

Up to 88% of patients seeking a second opinion receive a new or refined diagnosis, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic. That means only 12% of patients are leaving with the news Forbes magazine logothat their original diagnosis was correct. “Effective and efficient treatment depends on the right diagnosis,” said James Naessens, Sc.D, a health care policy researcher at Mayo Clinic and leader of the study research team, in a press release. “Knowing that more than one out of every five referral patients may be completely [and] incorrectly diagnosed is troubling—not only because of the safety risks for these patients prior to correct diagnosis, but also because of the patients we assume are not being referred at all.”

Reach: Forbes magazine focuses on business and financial news with core topics that include business, technology, stock markets, personal finance, and lifestyle. The magazine is published twice each month and has more than 925,000 subscribers. Forbes Online receives more than 10.4 million unique visitors each month.

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Previous coverage in April 28, 2017 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Previous coverage in April 7, 2017 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Context: Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that as many as 88 percent of those patients go home with a new or refined diagnosis – changing their care plan and potentially their lives.  Conversely, only 12 percent receive confirmation that the original diagnosis was complete and correct. These findings were published online recently  in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. The research team was led by James Naessens, Sc.D., a health care policy researcher at Mayo Clinic. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact:  Elizabeth Zimmerman Young

Washington Post, A tearful Jimmy Kimmel said his newborn had a congenital heart defect. Here’s how it works. by Lindsey Bever —… The condition includes pulmonary valve stenosis, in which the pulmonary valve is constricted, which then restricts blood flow to the lungs; overriding aorta, in which the aorta is mispositioned; right ventricular hypertrophy, which causes the right ventricle's muscular wall to thicken; and ventricular septal defect, characterized by the hole between the lower chambers, according to the Mayo Clinic. Additional coverage: ABC News

ABC News, 'Superman' visits tiny cancer patient at hospital window by Nicole Pelletiere — A toddler battling cancer confined to her hospital room received a special visit to her window on Thursday.  Kendal Breyfogle was greeted by a window washer dressed as Superman at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as part of the hospital's "Superhero Day" that took place on April 27. Kendal's mom, Abby Breyfogle, snapped a photo of the touching moment and shared it on her Facebook page. Additional coverage: WJBD Radio, NBC Bay AreaKTTC, KAAL, WEAU Eau Claire

CNN, What that energy drink can do to your body by Jacqueline Howard — Most energy drinks typically contain large amounts of caffeine; added sugars; vitamins, such as B vitamins; and legal stimulants, such as guarana, a plant that grows in the Amazon; taurine, an amino acid that's naturally found in meat and fish; and L-carnitine, a substance in our bodies that helps turn fat into energy. "Overall, the concern is that these vitamins, amino acids and herbals are often in higher concentrations than naturally in food or plants, and the effects when combined especially with caffeine may be enhanced," said Katherine Zeratsky, a clinical dietitian at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Additional coverage: San Francisco Chronicle

Yahoo!, Could You Be Allergic To Alcohol? by Cory Stieg — What's your hangover type? Do you get a little headache the next day? Are you more of a barf-on-the-sidewalk-the-morning-after person? Or do you get a stuffy nose, red skin, and diarrhea while you're still at the bar? If that last one sounds like you, that could be a sign of something more serious than just a hangover, like an alcohol allergy or intolerance… Alcohol intolerance isn't an allergy per se (those are pretty uncommon), but "intolerance" refers to uncomfortable feelings right after drinking alcohol, according to the Mayo Clinic… It's possible that people experience painful symptoms after drinking because specific ingredients in alcohol — like grains or sulfites — cause an allergic reaction, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Fortune, It’s Time to Ditch BMI as a Measure of Obesity by Laura Entis — For years, medical professionals have taken issue with these cleanly drawn lines. The BMI scale, critics argue, is too simplistic to accurately reflect health on an individual basis. Today, the Mayo Clinic adds its voice to the chorus. The medical care provider announced that is recommending a new system for measuring body composition and weight distribution: the Body Volume Indicator (BVI). Unlike BMI, which is formulated by comparing an individual’s weight in relation to his or her height, BVI considers “other crucial factors such as fat mass, lean mass, and weight distribution when determining an individual’s body composition,” Jose Medina-Inojosa, a cardiovascular research fellow at the Mayo Clinic, told Fortune. In addition to weight and height, information on waist-to-hip ratio, total body fat percentage, and abdominal volume is factored when determining a score. Additional coverage: Business Insider

Reuters, Athletics: Experts divided over chances of sub-two hour marathon — An improvement of seven seconds per mile might not sound much to an average weekend jogger, but it is an extraordinary challenge for elite runners already at the limit. "This is physiologically possible, the athletes attempting it, the pacing scheme, the shoes and the course should all make a difference," Michael Joyner, an expert in human performance at the Mayo Clinic, told Reuters. "However, a 2.5 percent jump in a distance running record is very big by historical standards and the weather is the wild card." Joyner thinks there is a roughly 50 percent chance one of the runners will better 2:01:30. Additional coverage: New York Times

Men’s Health, This Experimental Prostate Cancer Treatment Is Shrinking Tumors by Julie Stewart — …Even if it works, Dr. Denmeade's bipolar androgen therapy won't necessarily be a cure-all for prostate cancer."The disease is a whole bunch of different cells," says Eugene Kwon, M.D., a professor of immunology and urology at the Mayo Clinic. Some are sensitive to chemo, some to radiation, and some to hormone therapy. "The cell manipulations they're exploring are a slice of the pie when you talk about the spectrum of prostate cancer," he says.

Globe and Mail, Quick, intense exercise may put the breaks on aging, research shows by Adriana Barton — Compared to sitting all day, any exercise is better than none. But if you’re determined to ward off an early death, one form of exercise, called high-intensity interval training (HIIT), may give you a leg up… Older adults showed greater gains in their mitochondria’s energy production because prior to the exercise program, “it was very low to begin with,” said the study’s senior author, Sreekumaran Nair, a medical doctor and diabetes researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Additional coverage: Star Tribune

Fast Company, Mayo Clinic launches a revolutionary new alternative to the BMI — …Mayo Clinic has just launched a new way to measure weight called the Body Volume Indicator, designed to more precisely estimate weight distribution and fat around organs by dividing total volume with abdominal volume. A 3D measurement company called Select Research has developed an iPad app, BVI Pro, that will calculate a person's BVI with a quick scan. Mayo Clinic is first introducing this new measurement to members of the medical, clinical, and fitness communities, but it hopes that this will eventually become a standard for measuring body mass by 2020, supplementing the BMI. Additional coverage: International Business Times, Business InsiderHealthcare GlobalDigital Trends

U.S. News & World Report, Should People With Rheumatoid Arthritis Have Joint Replacement Surgery? by Maureen Donohue — America, land of the free, home of the bionic. At least the partially bionic. According to the results of a study by the Mayo Clinic, by the year 2010 an estimated 7.2 million adults in the U.S. had one or more artificial joint implants. This number may be considerably higher today because the study also noted that about a million joint replacement surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year.

Quartz, For years, we’ve been told fat clogs our arteries. Now, scientists say that’s all wrong. by Katherine Ellen Foley — On April 12, a team led by researchers from the US National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Clinic, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill published previously unreported data from the early 1970s. According to STAT, Mayo Clinic researchers tracked down stowed-away punch cards and magnetic tape that contained the results from a study that ran from 1968 to 1973. The study followed the diets of 9,750 men and women aged 20 to 97 living in either mental health hospitals or a nursing home in Minnesota. Patients—who subsisted entirely on food provided by the facilities—were randomly assigned to eat meals with fats from traditional animal sources, like butter or margarine, or meals where these fats had been replaced with things like vegetable or olive oil.

Good Houskeeping, This Teen Was Hours From Death After Getting Toxic Shock Syndrome by Caroline Piard — According the Mayo Clinic, Toxic Shock Syndrome is a rare, life-threatening complication caused by bacterial infections, The condition is most commonly associated with using superabsorbent tampons, or wearing tampons for an extended period of time. To reduce your risk, the Mayo Clinic advises using the lowest-absorbency possible and changing tampons at least every four to eight hours. Using pads and liners when your flow is light can also help.

Medscape, Outcomes Better, Not Worse, in Overlapping Neurosurgeries by Nancy A. Melville — The controversy prompted numerous institutions to conduct their own analyses, however, including a study published by the Mayo Clinic in the Annals of Surgery, which, like the other studies, showed no risk to patients. For the current study, Dr Bohl and his colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of all cases performed between July 2013 and June 2016, dividing the 14,872 cases into groups of procedures that were performed with overlapping of surgeries and those that were not…

MedPage Today, Pearls From: Alfredo Quinones, MD — What's coming down the pike in brain cancer treatment? In this exclusive MedPage Today video, Alfredo Quinones, MD, chair of neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., discusses checkpoint inhibitors, immunotherapy, and cellular therapy as potential candidates. He also assesses an FDA-approved device that uses electromagnetism to fight cell proliferation.

MedPage Today, Novel Biologic Works for Episodic Migraine Prevention by Kristina Fiore — Results of the 3-month, single-dose ARISE study tracked similarly, with a greater reduction in monthly migraine days for those on 70 mg of the drug compared with placebo (-2.9 days versus -1.8 days, P<0.001), David Dodick, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, reported during a late-breaker session… "The ARISE study confirms the results of the STRIVE study in episodic migraine, demonstrating efficacy for the preventive treatment of enerumab in episodic migraine," Dodick said.

MedPage Today, What's Next in Genomic Medicine?—Some docs are wary and insurers are skeptical, but the field moves forward by Shannon Firth — At the Health Datapalooza conference on Thursday experts in genomics explored the opportunities and challenges for the field, with a special focus on pharmacogenomics… After having his own genome sequenced, Keith Stewart, MB, ChB, director of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Center for Individualized Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, learned he was a carrier of four conditions, but did not carry a mutation for the disease he'd been most concerned about. His aunt had had three children with the illness, one of whom died at birth.

MedPage Today, Surgery Not Only Culprit in Breast Cancer Lymphedema by Charles Bankhead —Radiation and chemotherapy contributed separately to the cumulative risk of lymphedema, particularly taxane chemotherapy, Judy Boughey, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., reported at the American Society of Breast Surgeons meeting in Las Vegas. The highest rates of lymphedema occurred in women with more advanced disease treated with multimodality therapy. "[Breast cancer-related lymphedema] is a multimodal insult to the axilla -- the surgery has an impact, the radiation has an impact, and the chemotherapy has an impact," said Boughey. "The highest rates of lymphedema were seen in patients who had trimodality therapy."

Neurology Today, Cannabidiol Found to Reduce Seizure Frequency in Dravet Syndrome by Sarah Owens — A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that pharmaceutically-produced cannabidiol (CBD) was effective for reducing seizure frequency and was generally well tolerated in children with Dravet syndrome, researchers reported here Tuesday at the AAN Annual Meeting… Commenting on the study, Joseph I. Sirven, MD, FAAN, professor and chair of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, said the study findings are important. "This study provides Class A, Level 1 evidence supporting the use of CBD for convulsive seizures in Dravet syndrome, which is a very difficult syndrome to manage. The results provide evidence of significant efficacy for convulsive seizures and add to the growing body of evidence that supports cannabidiol use for epilepsy."

Orthopedics This Week, New Mayo Study: 30% of THA Patients Will Need 2nd THA by Elizabeth Hofheinz — So if I have this hip replaced, what are the chances I will need the other hip done later on?” That is one of the questions that a team of Mayo Clinic researchers wanted to answer. Their study, “Subsequent Total Joint Arthroplasty After Primary Total Knee or Hip Arthroplasty: A 40-Year Population-Based Study,” was published in the March 1, 2017 edition of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Daniel Berry, M.D. is the L.Z. Gund Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic. A co-author on the study, Dr. Berry told OTW, “Patients routinely want to know their chances of having to have their other knee or hip replaced someday. We wanted to be able to provide them with definitive answers.”

Renal & Urology News, Risk Factors for Contrast-Induced AKI in Transplant Patients ID'd by Jody A. Charnow — The meta-analysis, led by Wisit Cheungpasitporn, MD, of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, included 8 studies of CIAKI in kidney transplant recipients. The estimated incidence of CIAKI and CIAKI requiring dialysis was 9.6% and 0.4%, respectively. The investigators identified contrast use in the early post-transplant period, older donor kidneys, impaired baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate, and lack of prophylactic volume hydration as risk factors. “While adequate hydration prior to contrast exposure may help to reduce CIAKI risk, there is currently no evidence for withholding renin-angiotensin system and calcineurin inhibitors prior to contrast studies,” Dr Cheungpasitporn told Renal & Urology News. “In addition, the data on the use of sodium bicarbonate and N acetylcysteine to prevent CIAKI in kidney transplant recipients are limited.”

American College of Surgeons Surgery News, DCIS tool IDs axillary node biopsy candidates by Jim Kling — A new tool identifies patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who are at high risk for being upstaged as a result of the pathology report. The screen could encourage patients to undergo axillary nodal staging during the core needle biopsy (CNB), thus avoiding a second procedure. “The risk factors have been well described, but they haven’t helped give individual risk or individual percentages. Our goal was to try to individualize that risk so that we could counsel patients,” said lead researcher James Jakub, MD, chair of the division of breast endocrine and metabolic surgery at Mayo Clinic Rochester, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

NEJM Catalyst, Physician Well-Being: The Reciprocity of Practice Efficiency, Culture of Wellness, and Personal Resilience by Bryan Bohman, MD, Liselotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, Christine A. Sinsky, MD, Mark Linzer, MD, FACP, Kristine Olson, MD, MSc, Stewart Babbott, MD, Mary Lou Murphy, MS, Patty Purpur deVries, MS, Maryam S. Hamidi, PhD & Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD — The quality and safety of patient care, and indeed the very vitality of our health care systems, depend heavily on high-functioning physicians. Yet recent data have revealed an extraordinarily high — and increasing — prevalence of physician burnout, defined as emotional exhaustion, interpersonal disengagement, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. In light of compelling evidence that burnout negatively affects patient care, health care leaders are rightly alarmed and are searching for answers. Additional coverage: Wichita Eagle

Healio, Hormonal therapy fails to improve BMD in functional hypothalamic amenorrhea — Mohammad Hassan Murad, MD, MPH, division of preventive occupational and aerospace medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and colleagues conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on nine studies evaluating the effect of hormonal therapy (estrogen therapy including oral contraceptive pills) in preventing bone loss in women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhea. Overall, 280 women were included in the nine studies. Mean follow-up of the studies ranged from 8 to 48 months.

Healio, Mayo Clinic's 'medical school of the future' tops April news — Here are the top five most read stories in April: 1. AMA, Mayo Clinic working to create ‘medical school of the future’. The two organizations are working together with a 32-school consortium to develop innovative ideas regarding physician training.

Healio, Study: RA-attributed deaths declined from 1987 to 2011 — Perspective by Eric Matteson, M.D., This study demonstrates a reduction in rheumatoid arthritis-related deaths across a spectrum of mostly Western countries, with one large Asian country, Japan, included in the survey during a recent 25-year period. This observation generally reflects an overall improvement in RA-related outcomes as reflected in less need for orthopedic surgery, less disease activity and some improvement in comorbidities, such as heart disease, reported in various cohorts in recent years…

Healio, VIDEO: Screening BMD crucial to diagnose fracture risk — In this video exclusive, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, MD, assistant clinical professor of medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease at Mount Sinai, and Daniel L. Hurley, MD, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic, discuss a session they both chaired on hot topics in bone disease.

Healio, Complete surgical metastasectomy improves survival in late-stage renal cell carcinoma — Patients with late-stage renal cell carcinoma who underwent complete surgical metastasectomy achieved longer OS than patients who underwent incomplete metastasectomy, according to a meta-analysis published in The Journal of Urology. “The research found patients who had surgery to remove metastases were about half as likely to have died of their metastatic disease at every point in time after diagnosis,” Bradley C. Leibovich, MD, chair of the urology department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said in a press release.

GenomeWeb, Mayo Team Aims to Develop Mobile Pharmacogenomics Reporting by Monica Heger — Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are trying to figure out how to ensure that the results of pharmacogenomic tests that they perform are used by patients once they leave the clinic – and with that goal in mind, they are collaborating with a group at the Medical University of Vienna that has developed technology to make PGx data portable. Robert Freimuth, who heads the Informatics of Genomic Medicine lab at the Mayo, described the work in a presentation at the recent American Medical Informatics Association Joint Summits on Translational Science in San Francisco and in a follow-up interview.

American Heart Association, Long-term study supports less-invasive treatment for clogged neck arteries — One of the most important cardiovascular-related studies of 2016 established that there isn’t much difference between two of the main ways to treat carotid artery disease, a common cause of strokes. But the study’s lead investigator said results from an even more important trial on the subject are still a few years away… “The results showed that both methods of treatment were safe, effective and durable,” said Thomas Brott, M.D., the lead investigator of the CREST study. “The question that remained open was what about the third therapy, which is medical therapy.”

Healthcare Data Management, Mayo Clinic uses analytics to optimize laboratory testing by Greg Slabodkin — To help its providers know what laboratory tests to order and when, the Mayo Clinic is leveraging analytics to reduce test overutilization and unnecessary healthcare costs. Inefficient clinical laboratory test utilization can not only increase costs but can negatively impact patient safety and quality of care, according to Daniel Boettcher, senior programmer and analyst at the Mayo Clinic’s laboratory in Rochester, Minnesota. However, the Mayo Clinic has embraced clinical laboratory test utilization management to track provider ordering patterns to identify areas where performance can be improved and to prevent providers from ordering tests that don’t benefit patient outcomes.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Total joint replacement patients face increased future risk of needing second procedure: 4 study insights by Eric Oliver — A study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined the rate of patients undergoing total joint replacement who subsequently needed an additional total joint replacement procedure. Thomas Sanders, MD, a Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, and colleagues conducted a cohort study of patients who underwent either total hip or total knee arthroplasty. Researchers identified 1,933 total hip patients and 2,139 total knee patients.

HealthDayBabies born addicted to opioids often struggle with learning by Dennis Thompson — Babies exposed to opioid painkillers in the womb are more likely to need special education services by the time they reach school age, a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found… These babies typically are kept at the hospital until doctors wean them off their addiction, said Dr. William Carey, a neonatologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Bioengineer, Mayo Clinic-invented technologies show brain tumor firmness, adhesion before surgery"Brain magnetic resonance elastography and slip interface imaging help avoid surprises in surgery that could lead to complications for the patient," says Jamie Van Gompel, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic. "Once in surgery, we may find a tumor is stiffer than expected and will take more time to remove than we had planned, or alternatively, we may find the tumor to be more adherent to brain than anticipated, raising the risk of a complication from that surgery. Additional coverage: News-Medical.net

Healthcare IT News, Epic adds Mayo Clinic educational health info to patient-facing apps by Mike Miliard — Epic will embed authoritative health information from Mayo Clinic in its MyChart and MyChart Bedside portals, aiming to give patients the opportunity to put their healthcare into context. Mayo Clinic medical experts routinely review and update the evidence-based content – articles, videos, slideshows, Q&As and more – with new material, provided in English and Spanish, which is added weekly. "Making Mayo Clinic's world-class health knowledge available within MyChart and MyChart Bedside can help patients understand and better manage their health and well-being," Epic President Carl Dvorak said in a statement. Additional coverage: American Nursing Informatics AssociationHealthcare Informatics,  MobiHealthNews, Becker’s Hospital ReviewEHR Intelligence

Florida Times-Union, Hope Lodge planned for Jacksonville area cancer patients exceeds fundraising goal by Beth Reese Cravey — Having surpassed its fundraising campaign goal of $19.2 million, the American Cancer Society will break ground this fall on The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge in Jacksonville… The fundraising campaign launched in the fall of 2014 with an initial match challenge grant of $9.6 million from the family foundation of Best Buy founder Richard M. Schulze. The Mayo Clinic is providing land on its Southside campus for the lodge, but the 32-room facility will be available for patients seeking cancer treatment at any medical or cancer treatment center in Jacksonville, according to the news release.

Florida Times-Union, Training camp promotes healthy habits by Ann Friedman — The American Heart Association, Mayo Clinic and Jacksonville Farmers Market are teaming up to host the third annual Healthy Family Training Camp Saturday… Dr. Amy Pollak, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, said staff physicians, nurses and members of the administration will be on hand at the event to answer questions and provide health screenings. “We’re passionate about improving the cardiovascular health of those in our community and this event is a great way to talk about the ways we can improve the health of our children as they grow,” she said. “It’s also important as adults to take steps to decrease heart attack and stroke risks, so there’s a little something for everyone at this event.”

News4Jax, The tell-all-test could save your life by Nikki Kimbleton — It helps doctors at UF Health avoid potentially deadly reactions. And, it's not the only world-renowned facility that feels these tests are invaluable. Michael Schuh is a pharmacist at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. When asked if he thinks pharmacogenetic testing can save lives and vastly reduce the number of adverse reactions, he answered yes. Plus, he said that someday soon, every Mayo Clinic patients will take the test. "We are working in that direction right now," Schuh said. "This can not only save lives, it will guide therapy and avoid extra doctor visits, emergency room visits and hospitalizations. This can guide therapy away from those therapies that don't work to those therapies that work better or those that will work optimally."

Twin Cities Business, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Biobusiness Award Winners Named by Don Jacobson — As scientific techniques are refined and regenerative medicine develops into a potentially major industry, Minnesota has a head start thanks to the expertise of the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Representatives of those two institutions sit on the board of Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM), which was established by the Minnesota Legislature three years ago…

Finance & Commerce, First look at future Mayo building in Rochester by Matt M. Johnson — Mayo Clinic’s first building to be developed as part of the Destination Medical Center expansion is to rise two blocks south of the clinic’s main campus in downtown Rochester. The Destination Medical Center Corp.’s board of directors and the public on Thursday got their first look at the location and design of the office and research project. Golden Valley-based M.A. Mortenson Co. expects to start construction by the end of this year and to open the building for tenants in the first quarter of 2019. Additional coverage: KTTC, Post-Bulletin

Twin Cities Business, Mayo Clinic, MRI-Maker Forge Commercial Deal for New Stroke Therapies — The Mayo Clinic has signed a deal with a small California medtech to help develop and commercialize new ways to utilize magnetic resonance imaging in combatting an especially deadly type of stroke that currently has no definitive treatment… Now, Dr. Bendok told TCB that he and MRI Interventions will be co-developing a new type of catheter to be used in conjunction with ClearPoint which can be employed to find and “evacuate” clotted blood from the brain through just a small opening in the skull. Further, he added, the work will help move forward the broader goal of bringing real-time, image-guided surgery into the operating room.

La Crosse Tribune, New Mayo-Franciscan screening method expected to escalate breast cancer detection by Mike Tighe — A new screening tool that theoretically can raise the rate of breast cancer detection by more than 250 percent will swing into action this fall at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse. Mayo-Franciscan’s use of the tool, developed at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester, Minn., and called molecular breast imaging, was announced today at a community forum Mayo-Franciscan hosted at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse. Used to screen women with dense breasts, the MBI will complement the traditional detection method of mammography, said Dr. Tim Johnson, who heads Mayo-Franciscan as a regional vice president for the Mayo Clinic. “The point of this is earlier detection,” Johnson said in an interview Tuesday. “We know that, if breast cancer is detected at an early stage, such as 1 and 2, the cure rate is about 90 percent. At stages 3 and 4, the cure rate drops dramatically, to 70 percent.” Additional coverage: WIZM News Talk, WXOW La Crosse, WKBT La Crosse

WKBT La Crosse, Popular Netflix series starts suicide conversation by Madalyn O’Neill — A popular Netflix series depicting a teenager's suicide is sparking conversations about the subject in our community… That's a point Mayo Clinic Health System child clinical psychologist Dr. Chelsea Ale wants to make loud and clear. "There's a lot of concern a lot of the time that talking about suicide makes people think about it more, and that's really been debunked,” she said. Ale said, however, that media portrayals of suicide can make it look glamorous and increase suicidal behavior, particularly in teens…

WXOW La Crosse, Mayo Clinic to use sidewalks for marketing by Tianna Vanderhei —The Board of Public Works approved Mayo Clinic's request to utilize the sidewalk outside of Belle Square to promote their new clinic. Amy Every who works with Marketing and Communications at Mayo Clinic said this was an idea that stemmed from an agency they worked with on a previous campaign. "When it came to Belle Square, it felt like, it's a new clinic model, it's a new location in a more urban environment. It just felt like something that would be kind of fun and different to do," said Every. Additional coverage: WIZM News Talk

WXOW La Crosse, Mayo Clinic hosts their second "Square Foot Gardening Kit" event by Alex Wasilenko — As everyone continues to prep for planting season and gardening, Mayo Health Systems hosted the "Square Foot Gardening Kit" and plant sale today at Myrick Park and around WisCorps. The sun came out in just enough time for the rush of average and seasoned gardeners alike to grab their gardening kits. May Clinic Health Systems has partnered with WisCorps. and Purple Cow Organics to host this affordable planting and gardening event. The fun took place from 3 to 6 this afternoon and will continue from 3 to 6 tomorrow afternoon as well. Additional coverage: WKBT La Crosse

Eau Claire Leader Telegram, Outgoing Mayo official praised for ‘superb job’ by Christena T. O’Brien — Becoming president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System for northwestern Wisconsin “was never part of the master plan” for Dr. Randall Linton. But, 15 years ago, the opportunity for Linton, a pediatrician, to lead the health system he had been part of for more than 20 years arose, and he took it while continuing to care for patients. The 64-year-old Linton, who grew up on a wheat farm in western Nebraska, retires today after nearly 36 years of service. “This was a great opportunity to come to Eau Claire, but it’s time,” said Linton, who, with his wife, Jane, plans to continue to call the Chippewa Valley home.

Barron News-Shield, Break ground for Mayo project — Local, regional and corporate officials met at the Mayo Clinic Health System-Northland campus Monday, May 1, 2017, to mark the ceremonial start of construction on a major renovation at the Barron facility… “Today is a day of celebration; but also anticipation,” Richard Helmers, M.D., regional vice president, Mayo Clinic Health System, said. “We are at the starting line and, for the next 10 months or so, we will anxiously wait for the project’s completion.” Bobbie Gostout, M.D., vice president of operations, Mayo Clinic Health System, remarked that the Barron facility “is a tremendous asset to the community and the patients who receive care here. Thanks to continued projects like the Medical/Surgical Unit, it will remain a strong part of this rural community for years to come.”

WQOW Eau Claire, "Transitions" offers new way to treat mental illness in Eau Claire by Claire Sarafin —Mental health professionals say there aren't enough resources in the Chippewa Valley for people struggling with mental illness. Though a new program in Eau Claire could be a step in the right direction.  Next week, Eau Claire's Mayo Clinic Health System will begin offering a new partial hospitalization program to people who need help managing their mental health but have not had success with traditional outpatient services.  It's called "Transitions". It's a Monday through Friday program that allows people to live at home while receiving treatment. There's room for as many as 20 patients, who will spend their days learning new coping skills and how to lead successful lives while managing mental illness.

WEAU Eau Claire, WEAU 13 News “Hello Wisconsin” interview — WEAU 13 News “Hello Wisconsin” interview featuring Katie Johnson, Mayo Clinic Health System Health Educator. Katie discusses various types of citrus fruits and shares a citrus salad recipe - perfect for spring! Citrus fruits are full of vitamin C, folate and thiamin. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that helps rid the body of free radicals and helps boost immunity.

Austin Herald, Servant hearts; Volunteers keep giving to clinic auxiliary by Mike Stoll — Ken and Joanne Jensen sat at the information desk at the main entrance of Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, answering visitor questions and providing assistance where they could. They volunteer every other Monday and Friday and are two of 70 volunteers who are part of the Mayo Clinic Health System Auxiliary…“It gives you a warm feeling knowing that you’ve helped people,” Ken said. “It’s just a service that we feel we’re doing to the community, in particularly to the hospital.”

Albert Lea Tribune, Mayo Clinic Health System to end home health care services — Mayo Clinic Health System will no longer provide home health care services in Albert Lea as of June 30, according to a press release.  “As we work to build a system of health care across Southeast Minnesota that provides affordable, sustainable care for area residents, we need to look beyond the walls of our Mayo Clinic facilities and include the many resources located in our communities,” said David Agerter, regional vice president of Mayo Clinic Health System. Additional coverage: Red Wing Republican EagleHome Health Care NewsPost-Bulletin

Albert Lea Tribune, MCHS hospice to host bereavement camp — Mayo Clinic Health System’s hospice program in Albert Lea and Austin will host a bereavement camp for children May 20. The camp, Helping Hearts Heal, is for children grades kindergarten through 12th, who have experienced the death of a loved one. The activities will help participants understand their feelings and show them they are not alone in their grief.

Mankato Free Press, Officials double down on vaccination education after outbreak by Brian Arola — Misinformation about the vaccine’s connection to autism — despite studies repeatedly showing no such link — also feeds into the hesitancy, said Dr. Nadia Malik, physician lead for health equity with Mayo Clinic Health System. Malik, who practices in St. Peter, said one way clinics promote vaccines is keeping a patient list with updated immunization statuses. Danielle Getten, registered nurse in St. Peter with Mayo Clinic Health System, said medical staff can contact patients when they see they’re past due for vaccines.

KEYC Mankato, Providing Medical Care To Central America by Shawn Loging — Several area medical professionals traveled 2700 miles to help provide care to residents in remote parts of Guatemala. Mankato Clinic CPN and President of Minnesota Doctors for People Susan Peller said, "It's a beautiful culture, a beautiful people and it's just nice to open your eyes a little bit." Mankato Clinic Certified Nurse Practitioner Susan Peller and Mayo Clinic Health System Registered Nurse Barb Traxler have spent decades serving patients in Southern Minnesota, but at the end of March and into early April, they traveled to San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala, providing medical care to about 200 people.

KROC Rochester, Latest Mayo Clinic Project to Be Unveiled Thursday by Kim David — Details about a new Mayo Clinic building are scheduled to be released to the public for the first time Thursday. Mayo plans to begin work this year on the first building located in its Discovery Square district, which is part of the DMC initiative. A presentation of the project will be given Thursday to the DMC Corporation Board. The first building is expected to be located on the south side of 4th St SW, between 2nd and 3rd avenues.

KROC Rochester, Prestigious Honor for Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic by Kim David — OMC and Mayo’s Health System-Southeast Minnesota Region are among the latest recipients of the Performance Excellence Award. The Performance Excellence Network says the award is based on the Baldrige Framework. The award’s criteria is based on leadership, strategic planning, customer-related processes, measurement and knowledge management, workforce, and operations.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic, community come together at luncheon by Jeff Kiger — CEO Dr. John Noseworthy stressed how intertwined the future's of the clinic and the city are at the annual Mayo Clinic community luncheon Wednesday. "We're successful at Mayo, because of everything you do," he told the crowd in the Mayo Civic Center. "I believe you will continue to be successful as long as Mayo Clinic continues to be successful. The next 100 years are very promising for you, your business, your family, your loved ones, because of what you do … because of what we do together."

Post-Bulletin, Bill enabling BioBusiness Center upgrades fails to advance by Heather J. Carlson — Rochester's request for an exemption to state law that would allow lease revenues generated by the Minnesota BioBusiness Center to be used to upgrade the building has stalled at the Capitol. As a result, planned improvements to the center that houses startup technology companies will likely be put on hold, said Assistant City Administrator Gary Neumann. The major concern is making sure the building is properly maintained so it can continue to attract startups to the city.

Post-Bulletin, McDonald House raises funds for $16.5 million expansion by Jeff Kiger — The Ronald McDonald House made a huge difference for the Bayles family, when they started making regular trips from Wisconsin to Rochester for medical care for their son, Seth… That growing need is what's driving the Ronald McDonald House's plan for a $16.5 million expansion that will more than double the size of the 42,000-square-foot facility to become a 92,000-square-foot complex… Mayo Clinic opened its new proton pencil beam therapy program in the Richard O. Jacobson Building in 2015. It treated 117 patients that first year. That number spiked to 432 in 2016. Dr. Robert Foote, chair of Mayo Clinic's Dept. of Radiation Oncology, estimates that the program is on track to treat more than 700 patients in 2017.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo nurse named Immunization Champion by Brett Boese — Mayo Clinic nurse Jennifer Brickley, who works in Rochester, was named Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion. Brickley follows in the footsteps of 2016 award winner Mary Thompson, a Houston County Public Health nurse. Brickley has spent more than 20 years as a pediatric nurse, including the last three as the immunization program coordinator for the primary care practices at Mayo. She was recognized Thursday at the 2017 Spring Immunization Conference in Rochester.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo's Red Wing facility gets $3 million MRI upgrade by Brett Boese — Mayo Clinic Health System unveiled a new MRI machine Monday at its Red Wing facility, putting its testing capabilities on par with what's available in Rochester. The GE 1.5 Tesla scanner cost about $3 million and is being touted for offering patients "safe and painless advanced imaging to better diagnose health issues of the bones, tissues and internal organs," according to a Mayo press release. The new machine allows imaging of bariatric patients and of smaller extremities, such as wrists and fingers. Mayo Clinic Health System President and CEO Brian Whited says the new piece of equipment will "provide efficient, cost-effective care for our patients close to home."

Post-Bulletin, Q&A: Dr. Hans Diehl, healthcare super hero by Brett Boese — About 20 people gathered last week at Rochester Community and Technical College for what's been touted as Minnesota's first Lifestyle Medicine Symposium. The majority were there to hear the keynote address by Dr. Hans Diehl. The California native founded the Complete Health Improvement Program in 1988 and has since been dubbed "One of America's 20 Superheroes of Health" by a national magazine while leading the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University. His CHIP program attempts to treat the cause of chronic health issues rather than the symptoms, primarily by changing nutritional habits and overhauling personal diets.

Post-Bulletin, Heard on the Street: Mayo Clinic-spawned software firm lands $5.4 million by Jeff Kiger — A Rochester medical software start-up with deep ties to Mayo Clinic recently wrapped up a $5.4 million round of funding to expand its sales and product development. Ambient Clinical Analytics, founded in 2013, makes analytical software that helps physicians make decisions about patient treatment in emergency room and intensive care situations. It licenses the core of the AWARE software from Mayo Clinic, describes it as "a clinical decision support tool."

Post-Bulletin, Lab test could change immunology by Jeff Kiger —  Imagine using a hand-drawn sketch to identify a person in a crowd. Now imagine switching to a high-resolution photo to make a match. That's the shift some researchers at Mayo Clinic and the England-based The Binding Site firm are hoping to make in diagnosing and tracking the progression of multiple myeloma cancer in patients."It's night and day difference in terms of the resolution," Dr. David Murray said of using a mass spectrometer versus the decades-old process of gel electrophoresis. Murray and David Barnidge, Ph.D, have invented a new testing process that uses the mass spectrometer to look for the build up of monoclonal immunoglobulin or "M-Proteins," which can signal the development of the currently incurable cancer in a patient.

KAAL, Fighting Back: Former Players Say NHL Downplayed Concussions, Ignores Science — The first story in our series, "Fighting Back," detailed the league’s refusal to ban fighting from the sport despite acknowledgements from NHL executives that fighting raises the incidence of concussions, causes long-term health consequences and could lead to a player dying on the ice…The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, calls CTE a “controversial condition” that is still not well understood, but also says it is likely caused by repeated head trauma.

KAAL, More than a Thousand Women Band Together to Fight Ovarian Cancer and "Unleash the She" — On Sunday, more than a thousand women flooded the streets surrounding RCTC for the 7th annual Unleash the She 5K and 10K Run. The event was put on by Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance…Advocates say there is no test for ovarian cancer which experts consider the deadliest of all gynecological cancers. Dr. Jaime Bakkum'Gamez, a gynecological oncologist at Mayo Clinic told ABC 6 News that women experiencnig excessive bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and/or frequent urination, they should speak to their healthcare provider.

KTTC, Mayo Clinic pediatric patients paint guitars to take home by Chris Yu — It was a morning of music and art for the children at Mayo Clinic. The Davidson Leukemia Foundation donated wooden box guitars for pediatric patients to paint and take home. Wednesday morning, children and their parents spent time decorating their instruments at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. Additional coverage: KAAL

Valley News Live Fargo, N.D., Fargo middle school student recovering from brain surgery — Griffin Walker's mom says she followed her gut instinct. It was telling her there was something doctors weren't seeing. And, that mother's intuition was proven true when the Walker family made an appointment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. … Roxann Walker admits nothing has been normal for her 14 year old. For more than half of his life, he has suffered from unexplained seizures and medications put her son in a fog. Countless doctors and specialists could not figure out what was wrong... until Mayo. Within 30 minutes -- they said brain surgery was needed. … Mayo Clinic pediatric neurosurgeon Nick Wetjen admits surgery can be a scary thought for some families. But, he says by the time families come to him they are tired of the fight and frustrated by the lack of results from past medications.

SoundCloud, BMJ talk medicine — Mayo Clinic and AMSSM sports medicine specialist, Dr Jon Finnoff, on managing leg pain in sport.

Construction Dive, Mortensen plans first building at $6B MN Mayo Clinic complex by Kim Slowey — Mortenson has picked the site and completed the design for the first building in Discovery Square, a sub-district it is developing for the Mayo Clinic's $6 billion Destination Medical Center (DMC) in Rochester, MN, the company announced Thursday. The 60,000-square-foot life science research building — designed by RSP Architects and HOK — will feature open workspaces and common areas to promote collaboration among building tenants. Situated near the Mayo Clinic campus, the building will feature high-performance systems and an orientation to maximize energy efficiency. Additional coverage: Star Tribune

Topeka Capital-Journal, Stormont, Mayo Clinic partnership paying off in unexpected ways by Morgan Chilson — A three-year-old partnership between Stormont Vail Health and Mayo Clinic has changed care at the Topeka hospital in unexpected ways, expanding beyond its initial concept into something medical leaders said Monday is the first of its kind. When Stormont Vail joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, CEO Randy Peterson said the initial focus was to keep Topeka patients in their local environment while also getting them access to the physician network at Mayo. That was done primarily through electronic consults, or e-consults, which eliminated the difficulties and costs of travel for patients. Patients would “meet” in an online environment with Mayo doctors who had access to their tests done at Stormont.

SIUE, SIUE School of Nursing Grads Attain Jobs at World-Renowned Mayo Clinic — After walking across the commencement platform and accepting their degrees from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, three students from the School of Nursing will move on to fulfill their dreams, having already attained positions at the esteemed Mayo Clinic. “Mayo Clinic is ranked number one in many aspects of the medical industry with a fantastic research program,” Haake said. “I will be caring for critically ill patients, and working as a team with doctors, nurses, pharmacists and family members to provide the best care possible for these patients. This opportunity will allow me to grow as a nurse through the people I encounter on my professional journey.”

WebMD, Brain Research Fuels New Migraine Treatments by Stephanie Watson — To come up with other potential treatments, researchers are using new insights about the brain to target migraines in new ways. They talked about some of these drugs and other treatments in development at the recent 2017 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting…"An individual patient only has about a 45% chance of responding to any one therapy. And we're really bad at determining which individual is likely to respond to which specific therapy," Mayo Clinic neurologist Todd Schwedt, MD, said at the conference.

TB Newswatch, Ontario watches for new bacteria causing Lyme disease by Gary Rinne — Bobbi Pritt, head of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, says that "it would be very valuable to see if (the range for the new bacteria) also extends up into Canada...I do know that there are some folks who are actively investigating this." Pritt said the Minnesota locations where the infected ticks originated "are pretty close to the Canadian border," so she would not be surprised if there are ticks in northwestern Ontario infected with B.mayonii.

thekitchn, Cover Story: Protein, Hero of the Plate — Or Is It? by Alex Van Buren — … Dr. Donald D. Hensrud, director of the Healthy Living Program at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, has worked in clinical nutrition for 30 years, and observed wryly that "big things come and go, there are various fads. Years ago it was high-fat, low-carb." The trends cycle he thinks can prove challenging for people looking to stay healthy, but he'd agree that protein has somehow escaped the scrutiny of its fat and carbohydrate counterparts over the years. Although the Paleo philosophy has some good features, he says, "I think it's taking too hard a view on carbs. Whole grains are healthy."

Med City Beat, Meet the 24-year-old who dropped out of law school to become Rochester's carillonneur — I was having coffee with a friend a couple weeks back when, in the midst of conversation, she interjected to tell me about a recent experience. She had taken a tour atop Mayo Clinic's iconic Plummer Building where she was introduced to the man recently hired for the position of carillonneur… I knew I had to see it myself firsthand. So a few emails and several flights up a dark spiral staircase later, I found myself on the 19th floor in the office of Mayo Clinic carillonneur Austin Ferguson.

Volume One, The Doctor Is Out by Tom Giffey — When Dr. Randall Linton came to Eau Claire in 1981 fresh from a medical residency at the University of Iowa, he joined what was then a relatively small practice known as Midelfort Clinic. Thirty-six years later, Linton is stepping into retirement after serving as president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System for northwestern Wisconsin, a job in which he oversaw five hospitals and 12 clinics with a total of more than 5,000 employees.

El Clasificado, Alfredo Quiñones, el verdadero “Dr. Cerebro” by Dr. Jose F. Sanchez — Una eminencia puede surgir en cualquier parte del mundo. Hay uno que nació en Mexicali, México. Se llama Alfredo Quiñones, un destacado neurocirujano con una historia digna de llevarla al cine. Llegó a California como indocumentado cuando tenía 19 años de edad. No hablaba inglés y empezó trabajando en los campos agrícolas; no obstante, logró abrirse camino hasta llegar a la Universidad de California en Berkeley, la Escuela de Medicina en Harvard y la prestigiosa Universidad Johns Hopkins. Hoy, es director del Departamento de Cirugía Neurológica en la Clínica Mayo, y como tal, estuvo unos días en la ciudad de Los Ángeles.

El Universo, Implante le permite mover las piernas a hombre con parálisis — Un nuevo dispositivo, desarrollado por la Clínica Mayo junto a expertos de la Universidad de California, EE.UU., le devolvió la movilidad voluntaria en las piernas a un hombre que fue diagnosticado con parálisis desde hace tres años. Este elemento, que es implantado en la médula ósea, junto a técnicas de rehabilitación basadas en la actividad física intensa, le permitieron al paciente ponerse de pie y dar unos pasos, de acuerdo a la publicación del artículo en la revista ‘Mayo Clinic Proceedings’.

El Universal, La linaza actúa como una central eléctrica en el cuerpo — En el organismo, la linaza actúa similar a una central eléctrica, cuyos beneficios para la salud radican en que contiene mucha fibra y es una fuente vegetal rica en omega 3. La linaza también contiene diversos nutrientes provechosos como fibra soluble e insoluble, antioxidantes fitoquímicos, vitaminas y minerales. Esas son las apreciaciones que sobre la linaza hace Katherine Zeratsky, licenciada en dietética, endocrinología y nutrición de la Clínica Mayo en Rochester, Estados Unidos.

La Tercera, Soy celíaco: ¿Por qué debo dejar el gluten? by Francisca Quezada — Según publica la Corporación de Apoyo al Celíaco (COACEL), en Chile habría alrededor de 106 mil personas celíacas. El problema es que de ese total, solo algunos estarían diagnosticados. ¿Cómo saber si soy intolerante al gluten? ¿Qué debo hacer? La Doctora Lucinda Harris, de Gastroenterología y Hepatología de Mayo Clinic en Scottsdale, Arizona, explica cuáles son los síntomas para identificar esta enfermedad.

Info 7, ´Dr. Q´, de ilegal a neurocirujano que quiere cambiar el mundo por David Torres — El médico mexicano, Alfredo Quiñones Hinojosa tiene una historia digna de gritarse a los cuatro vientos. Hoy, el "Dr. Q", como lo conocen, es uno de los neurocirujanos y científicos más importantes de Estados Unidos, pero detrás de esa historia de éxito hay una de hambre, dolor y sacrificio: en 1987, cuando tenía 19 años, cruzó de ilegal porque su mamá no tenía qué darles de comer y se fue a California a la pizca de tomate, algodón, maíz, frijol y uvas. Additional coverage: El Norte, El Horizonte

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