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December 23rd, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

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. This will be our last edition of 2016.  Look for us again on January 6, 2017. Thank you and happy holidays.

Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Emily Blahnik

 

Los Angeles Times
A senior-friendly workout to improve movement and prevent injury

Jogging outdoors, running on a treadmill or lifting weights at the gym aren’t always practical — or enjoyable — activities for everyone. However, one type of exercise works for everyone, no matter your age or ability, because it relies on improving practical movements often involved inLogo for Los Angeles Times newspaper everyday activities. “Natural movement is universal, and it’s about bringing movement back to the basics,” says Bradly Prigge, wellness exercise specialist with the Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living Program. “It’s not about following the latest fitness craze or learning the newest secret to weight loss. Natural movement is about connecting with your body and cultivating an awareness of your full abilities.”

Reach:  The Los Angeles Times has a daily readership of 1.9 million and 2.9 million on Sunday, more than 8 million unique latimes.com visitors monthly and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.5 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for more than 128 years.

Additional coverage: Mountain Grove News-Journal

Other recent coverage in the Los Angeles Times related to Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living Program

Cosmopolitan, Do You Really Need to Take Vitamins?
WTOP Washington, Mayo Clinic expert: 4 actions for a healthy holiday season
Yahoo! News, 9 Ways to Boost Your Immune System by Michael O Schroeder
WEAU Eau ClaireTODAY INTERVIEW: Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Recipes

Previous coverage related to Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living program in the December 2, 2016 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Context: The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is redefining healthy living. It’s a comprehensive, whole-body wellness experience guided by medical research and evidence-based medicine to offer guests trusted solutions to improve quality of life.

Contacts: Kelley Luckstein, Joe Dangor

 

Star Tribune
Mayo Clinic in Rochester adds customized plane to air fleet

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester has unveiled a customized $8.5 million airplane to transport high-risk patients to its facilities. The fixed-wing aircraft adds to the Mayo One fleet that was created in 1984. The program began with a single helicopter based in Rochester and now boasts four — two in Rochester, one in Mankato and one in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.Star Tribune newspaper logo

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: KSTP, Becker’s Hospital Review, KIMT

Context: While a certain red sled usually owns the flight-related headlines this month, Santa's sleigh isn't the only one getting press this December. Several news outlets, it seems, are reporting on another vehicle taking flight. But instead of delivering toys to good girls and boys, the new Mayo One airplane delivers patients in need of immediate, advanced care to Mayo Clinic. And like Santa's ride, this one also has some pretty unique features, and the equipment, medication and staff to make it function as a sky-high Emergency Department. You can read more about the new Mayo one airplane in Mayo Clinic in the Loop.

Contact:  Glenn Lyden

 

KIMT
St. Mary’s nurse returns to work after hiking accident
by DeeDee Stiepan

It’s an incredible story of survival that we first brought you in May when a St. Mary’s nurse fell 100ft while hiking in Arizona. Amber Kohnhorst spent 24 hours in extreme pain, without food or water until she was KIMT LOGOrescued by helicopter. Now, the 25-year old is back in Rochester, and it’s been quite some time since she was working as a Registered Nurse on the 5th floor at St. Mary’s Hospital. “My last shift was Friday May 13th, she tells us. “I’ve never really believed in Friday the 13th but now it kind of freaks me out.”

Reach: KIMT 3, a CBS affiliate,  serves the Mason City-Austin-Albert Lea-Rochester market.

Previous coverage in December 2, 2016 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Context: Amber Kohnhorst loves animals and adventure. The trip she'd planned to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah promised both. She'd spend time volunteering at the shelter and do some hiking in nearby Cane Beds, Arizona. But what sounded like a perfect vacation quickly became a nightmare when the 25-year-old Mayo Clinic nurse fell 100 feet down a cliff during what was supposed to be a short hike. You can read more about Amber's story on Mayo Clinic In the Loop.

Contacts:  Ginger Plumbo, Kelly Reller

 

NBC News
Why Heart Attacks Are Striking Healthy Young Women
by Lauren Dunn and Parminder Deo

Researchers are discovering that SCAD heart attacks occur more frequently than once thought..."SCAD is a type of heart attack, but completely NBC News Logodifferent than the one we normally think of," says cardiologist Dr. Sharonne Hayes of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. "It's caused by a split or tear in an otherwise healthy artery that leads to a drop in blood flow to the heart leading to a heart attack."

Reach: NBC News provides information about breaking news in business, health, entertainment, politics etc… and receives more than 21,547,025 unique visitors each month.

Context:  Sharonne Hayes, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. Dr. Hayes studies cardiovascular disease and prevention, with a focus on sex and gender differences and conditions that uniquely or predominantly affect women. With a clinical base in the Women's Heart Clinic, Dr. Hayes and her research team utilize novel recruitment methods, social media and online communities, DNA profiling, and sex-specific evaluations to better understand several cardiovascular conditions. A major area of focus is spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), an uncommon and under-recognized cause of acute coronary syndrome (heart attack) that occurs predominantly in young women.

Contact: Traci Klein

 

Florida Times-Union
Mayo Clinic sees innovation as key to the future

Mayo Clinic recognizes the historic changes taking place in the health care landscape. The health care provider has become famous for treating the whole patient by integrating various specialties of care. Now Mayo is going to be using its of health care innovation system as a model for generating revenue. Mayo-Jacksonville is setting aside spaces for innovators and is taking part in more collaborations.Florida Times-Union newspaper logo

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

Context: Charles Bruce, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and serves as medical director of Mayo Clinic Ventures at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. James (Jim) Rogers is chair of Mayo's newly formed Business Development Department, which combines the functions of Mayo Clinic Ventures and the Office of Business Development. The new department will oversee Mayo's partnerships with external organizations, spearhead new business opportunities and support the advancement of medical technology in conjunction with Mayo Clinic leaders, entrepreneurs and inventors.

Contacts: Kevin Punsky, Duska Anastasijevic

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October 7th, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News LogoMayo 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. Thank you.

Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Emily Blahnik

 

New York Times
Men Get Osteoporosis, Too
by Jane E. Brody

Men remain inadequately tested and treated after low-trauma fractures “even though their risk of a subsequent fracture is markedly increased,” said Dr. Sundeep Khosla, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, echoing Dr. Adler’s concerns. In fact, Dr. Khosla said, thereThe New York Times newspaper logo is now evidence that even following a “high-trauma fracture,” as might happen in a car accident, they should have the strength of their bones checked. “Just because men escape the sudden bone loss women experience at menopause, that doesn’t mean men don’t lose bone as they get older,” he said.

Reach: The New York Times has a daily circulation of nearly 649,000 and a Sunday circulation of 1.18 million.

Context: Sundeep Khosla, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist. Dr. Khosla's research focuses on the mechanisms of age-related bone loss, sex steroid regulation of bone metabolism and the detrimental effects of diabetes mellitus on bone. Dr. Khosla's research group in his Osteoporosis and Bone Biology Laboratory is examining how fundamental aging mechanisms in bone lead to increased skeletal fragility.

Contact: Bob Nellis

 

KIMT
Public granted rare access to the Historic Plummer Building
by DeeDee Stiepan

This weekend, the public will be granted access to areas of Mayo Clinic that few people have seen. On Saturday, an open house at the Historic Plummer Building will bKIMT LOGOe held from 10:00am-2:00pm.“We have an amazing library, we have the room named in honor of Dr. Plummer filled with beautiful paneling, plastered ceilings, oil paintings of the founders,” explains Matthew Dacy, the Director of Heritage Hall the Museum at Mayo Clinic. “These are things never before open to the public and so we want everyone to come in and enjoy the beauty and significance of this wonderful building.”

Reach: KIMT 3, a CBS affiliate,  serves the Mason City-Austin-Albert Lea-Rochester market.

Additional coverage:
KIMTPlummer’s political past

Context: Mayo Clinic’s annual Heritage Days took place Oct. 1-7. The festivities were held across all Mayo Clinic locations. This year’s theme, “Defining Innovation,” places special emphasis on the career and life of Henry Plummer, M.D. Heritage Days’ mission is to thank all members of the Mayo Clinic community for their tireless efforts in offering the best care and service to patients. The week is also a time to reflect on Mayo’s history and values. More information about Heritage Days can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Kelly Reller

 

HealthDay
Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
by Amy Norton

Researchers found that of nearly 9,000 U.S. kids, those who'd received certain alternative therapies were one-quarter to 39 percent less likely to have gotten a flu shot in the past year. The findings do not prove a cause-and-effect connection, however. No one knows whether any alternativeHealth Day Logo medicine providers advised parents against having their kids vaccinated, said Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious disease expert who was not involved in the study. But, he added, some alternative-therapy practitioners do tend to "reject certain aspects of evidence-based medicine." So it's possible they sometimes influence parents' decisions on flu vaccination, said Poland, a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn.

Additional coverage: CBS News, KTTC

Reach: HealthDay distributes its health news to media outlets several times each day and also posts its news on its website, which receives more than 39,000 unique visitors each month.

Context: Gregory Poland, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic infectious disease expert. Dr. Poland and his team within the Vaccine Research Group aim to improve the health of individuals across the world by pursuing challenges posed by infectious diseases and bioterrorism through clinical, laboratory and epidemiologic vaccine research.

Contact: Bob Nellis

 

Reader’s Digest
7 Silent Signs You Could Have Endometriosis
by Colette House

During retrograde menstruation, endometrial cells get out of the uterus through the fallopian tubes and implant on tissues inside the abdomen, says Gretchen Glaser, MD, a physician in gynecologic surgery at Reader's Digest LogoMayo Clinic in Minnesota. Pay attention to these endometriosis symptoms and talk to your doctor if you’re concerned. “When women find that they have to stay home from school or they have to stay home from work, they’re vomiting, or that they can’t function essentially during their period, that’s a good time to get checked out,” says Glaser. These are other unusual menstrual cycle symptoms to watch for.

Reach Reader's Digest has more than three million readers each month and its website has more than 2.4 million unique visitors each month.

Context: Gretchen Glaser, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon.

Contact: Kelly Reller

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July 12th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

July 12 2013

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.

Thank you.

Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

Philadelphia Enquirer
Study seeks ways to treat Alzheimer's before symptoms start
By Stacey Burling

The day is coming when doctors will be able to diagnose and treat Alzheimer's disease before people have symptoms, and Ronald Petersen is among the doctors laying the groundwork for that future. Petersen is director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, which is using detailed tests to monitor cognitive changes in older adults from Olmsted County, Minn., as they age.

Circulation: The Philadelphia Inquirer has a daily circulation of more than 350,000 readers. Philadelphia Inquirer - Online has more than 1.7 million unique visitors to its website each month.

Context: Ron Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., is the Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Petersen is regularly sought out by reporters as a leading expert in his medical field. Dr. Petersen chairs the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services.

Public Affairs Contact: Nick Hanson

NY Times (Blog)
Skin Cancer on the Rise in Young Women
by Emma Fitzsimmons

…But as I learned more about skin cancer, I discovered that it is becoming increasingly common, especially among young women. A recent study by the Mayo Clinic found that melanoma, the most serious type, had increased eightfold for women under 40 since 1970.  “There is this thought that, ‘It won’t happen to me because I’m young,’ but that’s not true anymore,” said Dr. Jerry Brewer, a dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic and an author of the study.

Circulation: The New York Times has the third highest circulation nationally, behind USA Today (2nd) and The Wall Street Journal (1st) with 1,150,589 weekday copies circulated and 1,645,152 circulated on Sundays.

Related Coverage:
WZVN Fort Myers
Mayo Clinic: Monthly skin exam could save lives

NBC2 (FL)
Mayo Clinic: Monthly skin exam could save lives

Sarasota Tribune News (NY Times)
Skin cancer and young women

Previous Coverage:
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights, June 21, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights, May 31, 2013

Context: Jerry D. Brewer, M.D. is a dermatological surgeon and Svetomir Markovic, M.D. is a hematologist and oncologist at at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Public Affairs Contacts: Sharon Theimer, Alyson Gonzalez

ABC News Nightline (Online text with video)
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK By ELY BROWN and

It was just more than a year ago when we touched down in Rochester, Minn. to do a story on the organ transplant unit at Mayo Clinic. Before we could even check our camera mics, we got word that another plane had just landed carrying a red cooler containing a liver for 60-year-old Gordon Karels.

ABC News (Colter Meinert's story with video)
Inside Mayo Clinic Organ Transplant Unit: Gift of Life

Colter Meinert, 9, was born with half a heart, but a donor heart may transform his life.

ABC News (Jessica Danielson's story with video)
Inside Mayo Clinic Organ Transplant Unit: Living for 2

Part 2: For Jessica Danielson, 30, not a day goes by without thinking of her "angel" organ donor.

Reach: “Nightline” ranks No. 1 in late night among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49, ahead of both NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and CBS’ “The Late Show.” Total Viewers (3.899 million), Adults 25-54 (1.504 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.197 million), for the week of April 23, 2012, according to Nielsen Media Research. ABCNews.com is the official website for ABC News.

Additional Coverage:
KSTP
'Nightline' Features Duluth Woman for 2nd Time

WDIO Duluth, KSTP, Fiji News, Australian News

Previous Coverage of Jessica Danielson's Transplant:
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly News Highlights, June 21, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights, May 4, 2012

Public Affairs Contact: Nick Hanson

Arizona Republic
Mayo Clinic takes us closer to the cutting edge
Our View: Biomedical campus a win from the recession
By Editorial Board

Years ago, when the Mayo Clinic built a hospital in north Phoenix, it had no neighbors. It still sits mostly by itself, surrounded by acres upon acres of empty land. That may be one of the few positives to come from the real-estate bust. When the market imploded, no developer wanted to buy the trust land along Loop 101 near the hospital.

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

Context: Mayo Clinic in Arizona celebrated 25 years in the southwest in 2012. Mayo Clinic in Arizona now spans two campuses, comprising more than 400 acres of land, and has added two research buildings on the Scottsdale campus, while the Phoenix campus includes a 244-bed hospital, specialty clinic, housing for transplant and cancer patients and leased space for a child care center as well as hospice and a hotel. Offsite family medicine practices were also added in Scottsdale and Glendale, Ariz.

News Release: Mayo Clinic Celebrates 25 Years in Arizona

Public Affairs Contact: Jim McVeigh

Star Tribune
Mayo Clinic researchers study how body can repair itself
by Dan Browning

At Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, physicians and researchers have a dazzling array of tools at their fingertips: transplants, genomics, computerized data analysis and biomedical engineering. But the core idea is simple: stimulating or restoring the human body’s innate ability to heal itself. Recent discoveries in cellular biology and genomics have led scientists to the threshold of what transplant cardiologist Dr. Brooks Edwards called the “single most-exciting advance” in his 35 years at Mayo.

Circulation: 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.

Context: In the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic, interdisciplinary teams of physicians and scientists are carrying out innovative basic, translational and clinical research to develop definitive regenerative treatments aimed at fully healing damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that today are beyond repair.

Public Affairs Contacts: Nick Hanson, Jennifer Schutz, Kelley Luckstein

MyFOX9
CLIFF DIVING: The dangers of taking the plunge

For many thrill seekers, cliff-diving is a popular past-time during the hot Minnesota summers, but medical professionals who spoke with FOX 9 News say it's an adrenalin rush with serious risks. Dr. Donald Jenkins, trauma expert, Mayo Clinic, is interviewed.

Reach: FOX 9 News (WFTC) serves the Minneapolis-St. Paul market.  

Related Coverage on Summer Safety:
CBS News
Treat Fireworks With Caution On The Fourth of July 

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, WIBW Kansas

Context:  In Cannon Falls, Minn. cliff diving at Lake Byllesby has led to several injuries seen in the emergency department at Mayo Clinic Health System, Cannon Falls. Besides facing the legal consequences, cliff divers put themselves in serious danger.

Related News Release: Mayo Clinic: Five Tips to Keep Your Summer Safe and Injury Free

Public Affairs Contacts: Nick Hanson, Kristy Jacobson

KSTP
Mayo Clinic Opens Center to Reduce C. diff Exposure
by Cassie Hart

The Mayo Clinic is opening a new treatment center aimed at reducing the cases of something called Clostridium difficile (C.diff), which is the most common infectious cause of diarrhea in hospitals

Reach: KSTP-TV, Channel 5, is an ABC affiliate serving the Twin Cities area, central Minnesota and western Wisconsin, the 15th largest market in the U.S.

Previous C. diff Coverage
Mayo Clinic in the News Weeklyy Highlights, Dec. 21, 2012

Context: Fecal transplants are quick, inexpensive and offer a 90 percent cure rate for patients. About one-fourth of people with C. difficile get sick again, either because the initial infection never went away or because they’re reinfected with a different strain of the bacteria. Treatment for recurrent disease may include antibiotics, which may involve one or more courses of a medication, a longer course of treatment or an antibiotic given once every two days; probiotics, such as S. boulardii, given along with the antibiotic medication or a “stool transplant” to restore healthy intestinal bacteria by placing donor stool in your colon, using a colonoscope or nasogastric tube. Although this is rarely done in practice, research has shown stool transplant to be helpful.

News Release: Mayo Clinic Opens C. difficile Clinic

Treatments and drugs

Public Affairs Contact: Brian Kilen

News4Jax
Study: Bracelet-like device controls acid reflux

A bracelet-like device with magnetic beads can control the chronic digestive disorder gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a study published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine…The advance is significant, says study co-author C. Daniel Smith, M.D., chair of the surgery department at Mayo Clinic in Florida and a specialist in treating reflux disease. Mayo Clinic is the only medical center in Florida and one of two in the Southeast to help study the device.

Reach: WJXT is an independent television station serving Florida’s First Coast that is licensed to Jacksonville.

Context: Mayo Clinic in Florida will be one of the first health care institutions in the United States to offer a newly approved device to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The condition, also known as acid reflux disease, can lead to serious health problems. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the device and treatment procedure in March 2012 for patients with GERD who continue to have chronic reflux symptoms despite taking medication. C. Daniel Smith, M.D. is chair of the General Surgery Department and is also affiliated with the Bariatric Center at at Mayo Clinic in Florida, and an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of GERD.

News Release: Bracelet-Like Device Controls Chronic Acid Reflux, Study Finds

Public Affairs Contact: Kevin Punsky

Arizona Republic
New cancer center at Mayo Clinic may mean 1,000 new jobs
by Rachael Levy

When Mayo Clinic opens its cancer center in 2015, health-care leaders say, people will come from all over the world to receive treatment at the northeast Phoenix facility. The center will offer innovative treatment that’s not available in the Southwest. But beyond the care, officials say, the center also signals progress for economic development in the area. Officials expect the center, an expansion of Mayo’s Phoenix campus, to provide more than 1,000 medical-related jobs, including more than 100 physician positions. And developers envision the 380,000-square-foot cancer center as one piece of a vast biomedical corridor surrounding the facility.

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

Previous Coverage:
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights, July 3, 2012

Context: On June 27, the last piece of steel went into place onto the newest building on Mayo Clinic’s Phoenix campus — a building that will be the future Arizona home to Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Center and the first proton beam therapy facility of its kind in the Southwest. The new Cancer Center will begin to be occupied in early 2015, with proton beam therapy expected to begin by 2016. Mayo Clinic’s proton beam therapy program will be the first of its kind in the Southwest.

News Release: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Topping off Ceremony

Public Affairs Contact: Julie Janovsky-Mason

Star Tribune
Rochester, Minn.: Big city, small-town charm
by Christine Bernier Lienke

It’s true that Rochester has become synonymous with the Mayo Clinic. But the city has much more to offer beyond world-renowned health care. The rapidly growing city exudes small-town charm with architectural history and lively arts, dining and shopping scenes…Rochester, Minnesota’s third-largest city, spans nearly 55 square miles and is home to nearly 108,000 residents.

Circulation: 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.

Context: Destination Medical Center (DMC), an economic development initiative designed to secure Mayo Clinic and Minnesota’s future as a global medical destination, passed on May 20 as part of the Minnesota Legislature’s tax bill. It will help fund the public infrastructure required to keep pace with an estimated $5 billion private investment by Mayo Clinic and other private entities over the next 20 years.

Destination Medical Center Website

Public Affairs Contacts: Bryan Anderson, Karl Oestreich

The Onion
70% Of Americans Take Prescription Drugs

A report from the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 7 in 10 Americans take at least one prescription medication, and noted that antibiotics, antidepressants, and painkillers were the most frequently prescribed drugs in the U.S. What do you think?

Circulation: The Onion is widely considered to be the top humor periodical in the United States and is published weekly. The Onion contains scathingly funny commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention. The Onion is distributed to readerships in New York City, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, the Twin Cities, Denver/Boulder, Austin, Toronto and to thousands of subscribers. The Onion's online version receives nearly 750,000 unique visitors each month.

Previous Coverage:
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights, July 3, 2012

Context: Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two, Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center researchers say. Antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids are most commonly prescribed, their study found. Twenty percent of patients are on five or more prescription medications, according to the findings published online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

News Release: Nearly 7 in 10 Americans Take Prescription Drugs, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center Find

Public Affairs Contacts: Nick Hanson, Sharon Theimer

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July 3rd, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

 

 

July 3, 2013

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.

We are publishing early this week since we will be away celebrating America's Independence Day. Please stay safe and sound during your celebrations. Mayo Clinic doctors offer Five Tips to Keep Your Summer Safe and Injury Free. And take some time to watch a new "Saving Lives with Gus" video that shows what can happen if we aren't careful when using fireworks. The brainchild behind Gus is Raaj Ruparel, M.D., a Mayo resident.

Thank you.

Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

National Review
How to Save $213 billion — and Your Own Life
by Grace-Marie Turner

Are we taking too many drugs? The Twitterverse is abuzz over a new study released by the Mayo Clinic which found that 70 percent of Americans are taking at least one prescription drug. A second independent study, conducted by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, provides relevant insights. IMS found that if we used prescription drugs more wisely, the U.S. could save at least $213 billion a year in health-care expenses. The key is reducing medication overuse, underuse, and improper use.

Reach: National Review and National Review Online provide news, commentary and opinion targeted toward a Republican audience. The magazine has a circulation of 130,000 readers and its website has 2.5 million unique visitors each month.

Additional Coverage:

NY Daily News
Prescription drugs: Study says 7 out of 10 Americans are taking at least one

FOX6 Milwaukee
Mayo Clinic study: 70% of Americans on prescription medication
 

Post-Bulletin
Our View: Study of prescription drug use is tip of the iceberg

UPI
7-in-10 U.S. adults take at least one prescription

Star Tribune Blog
7 in 10 Americans takes at least one prescription drug,
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two, according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic. Antibiotics are the most common medication, with antidepressants and painkillers close behind.The statistics came from the Rochester Epidemiology Project in Olmsted County, Minn., and were published in the online journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Context: Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two, Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center researchers say. Antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids are most commonly prescribed, their study found. Twenty percent of patients are on five or more prescription medications, according to the findings, published online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

News Release: Nearly 7 in 10 Americans Take Prescription Drugs, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center Find

Public Affairs Contacts: Nick Hanson, Sharon Theimer

Rheumatology Practice News
The Mayo Brothers’ Clinic: A History of Excellence
by James Prudden

Through extensive on-site interviews with several members of Mayo Clinic’s Rheumatology Division, an impression of this celebrated hospital was formed, but the overall nuanced picture did not come without the addition of 3 unlikely, diverse factors: the parking lot, the piano, and the necktie. Each one shined a surprising light on the impressive care to be found at Mayo that gives the patient experience there such depth. There is clinical expertise aplenty, surely, but there is more to it than that. It might come as a surprise to some that a nonclinical item like the placement of a new parking lot would demand the attention of an esteemed member of the Mayo rheumatology staff, but there she was, Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, former president of the American College of Rheumatology, engaged in a long conversation about the wisdom of placing a parking lot in a particular area of the Mayo campus.

Reach: This edition of the Rheumatology News was distributed to more than 10,000 rheumatologists and general practice physicians as well as the European League Agaainst Rheumatism annual meeting in Madrid in June. The issue will also be broadly distributed at the American College of Rheumatology fall conference.

Context: Rheumatologists at Mayo Clinic provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for diseases that affect the body's connective tissue. Physicians in the specialty see nearly 20,000 patients each year.

Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer

TODAY Show
Difference Between Headaches and Migraines

Cindy McCain, who has suffered from migraines for more than 20 years, launched the 36 Million Migraine Campaign on TODAY Thursday, an effort by the American Migraine Foundation to raise $1 for each of the 36 million American migraine sufferers. Dr. David Dodick, Mayo Clinic Arizona appears on the show.

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Context: Cindy McCain has teamed up with the American Migraine Foundation (AMF) to launch a major national program to help millions of Americans who suffer with this disorder. McCain, who went public with her own struggle with migraines four years ago, is seeking to mobilize public attention to increase our nation’s research investment in migraine and raise public visibility for the condition.  David Dodick, M.D. is a neurologist and director of Mayo Clinic in Arizona’s Comprehensive Concussion Program. Dr. Dodick's research focuses on prevention and treatment for migraine and cluster headaches.

News Release: Cindy McCain and American Migraine Foundation

Public Affairs Contact: Jim McVeigh

San Francisco Chronicle
Sleep may be impaired by devices' bright screens
by Kathryn Roethel

It may seem like the screens on your electronic devices consume your every waking hour. Now, new research indicates that, if you use smartphones and tablets before bed, they may be cutting into your sleep hours, too - or at least delaying them. New research from the Mayo Clinic shows that smartphones and tablets set at their brightest settings and held very close to the face emit enough light to suppress the body's production of melatonin, a hormone the brain releases when lighting is dark or dim.

Reach: The San Francisco Chronicle is the largest newspaper in Northern California with a daily circulation of more than 212,000 and is the second largest on the West Coast. Its website has more than 3.1 million unique visitors each month. The San Francisco Chronicle is owned by Heart Corporation which owns 15 daily newspapers.

Previous Coverage in June 7, 2013 Weekly News Highlights

Context: Smartphones and tablets can make for sleep-disrupting bedfellows. One cause is believed to be the bright light-emitting diodes that allow the use of mobile devices in dimly lit rooms; the light exposure can interfere with melatonin, a hormone that helps control the natural sleep-wake cycle. But there may be a way to check your mobile device in bed and still get a good night’s sleep. A Mayo Clinic study suggests that dimming the smartphone or tablet brightness settings and holding the device at least 14 inches from your face while using it will reduce its potential to interfere with melatonin and impede sleep. “In the old days people would go to bed and read a book. Well, much more commonly people go to bed and they have their tablet on which they read a book or they read a newspaper or they’re looking at material. The problem is it’s a lit device, and how problematic is the light source from the mobile device?” says co-author Lois Krahn, M.D., a psychiatrist and sleep expert at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

News Release: Are Smartphones Disrupting Your Sleep? Mayo Clinic Study Examines the Question

Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer

KTAR
Phoenix's Mayo Clinic reaches construction milestone
by Aaron Granillo

One of the country's top cancer research centers is one step closer to opening a cutting-edge treatment facility in Phoenix. On Thursday construction crews put the final steel beam into place, where the Mayo Clinic will operate with proton- beam therapy. "It's a $182 million investment in a laserlike beam of matter," said Dr. Wyatt Decker, CEO of Mayo Clinic Arizona. "Protons go deep into the human body, release very little energy until they hit their target, then they release a burst of energy that kills tumor cells."

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Additional Coverage: ABC15

Context: On June 27, the last piece of steel went into place onto the newest building on Mayo Clinic's Phoenix campus — a building that will be the future Arizona home to Mayo Clinic's Cancer Center and the first proton beam therapy facility of its kind in the Southwest. The new Cancer Center will begin to be occupied in early 2015, with proton beam therapy expected to begin by 2016. Mayo Clinic's proton beam therapy program will be the first of its kind in the Southwest.

News Release: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Topping off Ceremony

Public Affairs Contact: Julie Janovsky-Mason

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January 7th, 2013

Antidepressants And Pregnancy: SSRIs Do Not Up Risk Of Infant Death, Study Says

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Taking the most popular type of antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase the risk of stillbirth or newborn death, according to the latest sweeping study in a string of investigations probing the safety of pregnant women taking the drugs…"This data is some of the best in the world [for] doing population-based research," said Dr. Katherine Moore, an assistant professor of psychiatry with the Mayo Clinic, who did not work on the study. "It integrates data from multiple sources: out-patient and in-patient, pharmacy records. This study offers additional evidence supporting the safety of SSRI use in pregnancy."

Huffington Post by Catherine Pearson

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January 4th, 2013

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Won’t Lead to Stillbirth, Infant Death, Study Says

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Antidepressants won't increase an expecting mother's risk for stillbirth or having a baby that dies during infancy, a new study shows…Some earlier studies have suggested a low risk of limb deformities or rare lung and heart problems in newborns from taking certain classes of antidepressants, notes The Mayo Clinic. Other studies have found depression can be harmful to a newborn, so the benefits of taking antidepressants outweigh any low risks.

CBS News by Ryan Jaslow

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February 10th, 2012

Could antidepressants help reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?

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A groundbreaking study published in Elsevier's Epilepsy & Behavior provides evidence in mouse model that drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs; one category of antidepressants) may reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)… Elson L. So, MD, Second Vice-President of the American Epilepsy Society and Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine said, "The findings in this study are very important because they reveal very specific mechanisms that could explain the impaired breathing that is known to occur with seizures in many persons with epilepsy….”

Medical Xpress, 02/09/2012

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