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Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Karl W Oestreich

Mayo-Clinic-in-the-News-300x80Mayo 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.

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Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Affairs Contacts: Kelley Luckstein, Karl Oestreich

ABC 6 Exclusive Interview with Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. Noseworthy

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

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

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

Public Affairs Contacts: Bryan Anderson, Karl Oestreich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Posted on December 13th, 2013 by Karl W Oestreich



December 13, 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

Dementia: Five priorities for research
by James Gallagher

Dementia is described as a "global disaster waiting to happen" and the biggest health and care problem of a generation. Someone is diagnosed with the disease every four seconds and cases are expected to soar from 44 million now to 135 million by 2050…Dr. Ronald Petersen, the director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Centre at the Mayo Clinic, US, told the BBC: "That's horrific when you think about the billions invested in the disease. "There are 44 million people with Alzheimer's and we have to treat them as well [as find a cure]".

Reach: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcasting company. Its main responsibility is to provide impartial public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. The BBC is headquartered in London.

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: Duska Anastasijevic

Additional Coverage:
Bloomberg (AP), UK says cure or drug for dementia possible by 2025; The Times UK, G8 leadership promise to end the tragedy of dementia; Star Tribune, KSAZ Phoenix, KAAL, Huffington Post, Times Colonist

Modern Healthcare
Mayo using big data, digitized know-how to improve care and extend its reach
by Merrill Goozner

Dr. John Noseworthy has been president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic since 2009. Along with its flagship facilities in Rochester, Minn., Mayo has other hospitals in Minnesota as well as Arizona, Florida and Georgia. In an interview with Merrill Goozner, editor of Modern Healthcare, Noseworthy talks about the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the system, Mayo's partnership arrangements with other provider organizations, and how it hopes to employ “big data” to improve healthcare outcomes. The following is an edited excerpt.

Modern Healthcare
Video News: Mayo Clinic's Dr. John Noseworthy (6:28)

Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy explains why the system chose a subscription model to strike clinical affiliations with providers around the country, its big-data deal with Optum Health, and the role the institution plays in its Minnesota home.

Reach:  Modern Healthcare, published by Crain Communications, is a healthcare news weekly that provides hospital executives with healthcare business news. The magazine specifically covers healthcare policy, Medicare/Medicaid, and healthcare from a business perspective. It also publishes a daily e-newsletter titled Modern Healthcare’s Daily Dose. The weekly publication has a circulation of more than 70,000 and its online site receives more than 29,700 unique visitors each month.

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

Public Affairs Contacts: Chris Gade, Karl Oestreich

Wall Street Journal
A Restaurant Chairman Whittles His Waist
by Jen Murphy

Levy Restaurants Chairman Larry Levy Fitness Secrets…The Pros and Cons of a Beach Workout, Exercising on the sand offers challenges—and a few possible pitfalls. The benefit of a beach workout is that it is kinder on the joints because "sand is shock absorbing," says Ed Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Rochester, Minn. "If you do jumping jacks, you diffuse the force when you come down," he says, but you need to use more energy to jump up again from a soft surface. The uneven sand also offers a balance challenge, causing you to use more stabilizing muscles, he says.

Reach: The Wall Street Journal, a US-based newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company, is second in newspaper circulation in America with an average circulation of 223 million copies on week days.  Its website has more than 4.3 million unique visitors each month.

Context: Ed Laskowski, M.D., is co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center is a global leader in sports and musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion research, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, and surgical and nonsurgical management of sports-related injuries.

Public Affairs Contact: Bryan Anderson

Twin Cities Business
John Noseworthy, President and CEO, Mayo Clinic

Since becoming its president in 2009, Noseworthy has led the Mayo Clinic through the recession and implemented several growth initiatives, in part by engaging, energizing, and being transparent with employees. among other things, we examine the Destination Medical Center initiative, which could change the face of Rochester for good.

Reach: Twin Cities Business is a monthly business magazine with a circulation of more than 30,000 and more than 74,000 readers. The magazine also posts daily business news on its website.

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

Public Affairs Contact: Karl Oestreich

Pioneer Press
Giving a very special gift to a stranger: new kidneys
by Christopher Snowbeck

Phil Fischer's wife likes to joke that at least her husband's kidney gets to go out dancing every once in a while. About two years ago, Fischer joined the small but growing number of people who've donated a kidney to a stranger in need. “I think it did something good for somebody else in the world,” said Fischer, 58, a pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Of his motivation, he simply said: “It was something I was supposed to do, so I did it.”

Reach: The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a daily circulation of 208,280 and its Sunday newspaper circulation is 284,507. Its website had approximately 20.4 million page views (March 2013). Mobile page views on smartphones and tablet computers totaled more than 11.4 million in March 2013.

Additional coverage: Morning Sun Mich., The Reporter Pa.

Context: Phil Fischer, M.D., is a pediatrician with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center.
Public Affairs Contacts: Ginger Plumbo, Kelley Luckstein

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Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Posted on December 6th, 2013 by Karl W Oestreich



December 6, 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

Personalized Flu Shots Offer Best Chance to Beat Season
by Michelle Fay Cortez

A wave of new flu vaccines designed for the first time to focus on individual groups, including children, the elderly and people with allergies, may help boost U.S. vaccination rates as the new season develops this year…Personalized Medicine “For the first time in human history, we can actually target an influenza vaccine to an individual patient,” said Gregory Poland, head of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group in Rochester, Minnesota. “That’s a great advance.”

Reach:  Bloomberg has 2,300 media professionals in 146 bureaus across 72 countries. Bloomberg delivers its content across more than 400 publications, over 310 million households worldwide through Bloomberg Television and 500,000 in the New York metro area and 18.5 million subscribers through satellite radio.

Additional Coverage: Chicago Tribune

Context: The  flu shot season includes several new vaccine options for consumers, Mayo Clinic vaccine expert Gregory Poland, M.D., says. Fearful of needles? There’s now an influenza vaccination just for you. Allergic to eggs? It won’t stop you from getting a flu shot. The new choices move influenza vaccinations closer to the personalized approach long sought by immunologists including Dr. Poland, but they may also prove bewildering to patients, he says.

Mayo Clinic News Network: Flu Vaccines – Changes & Choices for 2013

Public Affairs Contacts: Bob Nellis, Sharon Theimer

Google Executive Chairman Schmidt joins Mayo Clinic board of directors
By Joe Kimball

Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, is now on Mayo Clinic's 31-member board of directors. Schmidt joined the Mayo board last month, the clinic said. Mayo is in the midst of a $5 billion expansion over the next 20 years; included is more than $500 million in state and local tax money to pay for parking, transit, utilities and other public amenities. 

Circulation: MinnPost is a nonprofit, nonpartisan enterprise which provides news and analysis based on reporting by professional journalists, most of whom have decades of experience in the Twin Cities media. MinnPost averages more than 78,000 unique visitors to its site each month.. In Dec. 2013, MinnPost also had 27,300 followers on Twitter and its main Facebook page was liked by 9,500-plus readers.

Additional Coverage: Post-Bulletin, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, BringMeTheNews

News Release: Mayo Clinic Trustees Welcome New Member, Elect Emeritus Member

Public Affairs Contact: Karl Oestreich

Star Tribune
Mayo plans $72 million expansion of St. Marys Hospital in Rochester
By Janet Moore

The Mayo Clinic said Monday that it will add five floors to Saint Marys Hospital and reno­vate other parts of the campus in Rochester, part of a $72 million project. The floors will be added to the Mary Brigh East Building, and the third floor of the Domitilla Building will be renovated. Both projects will begin in the second quarter of 2014 and are expected to be completed by early 2016.

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: Twin Cities Business Magazine, KARE11, KMSP, KARE11 online, Prairie Business, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, FOX 47, KEYC, Austin Daily Herald, WWTC The Patriot, KSTP, KAAL, Pioneer Press, Finance & Commerce, La Crosse Tribune, KSFY S.D., MPR, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, BringMeTheNews, Pioneer Press, Post-Bulletin, KTTC, HealthDayMedPage Today

News Release: Mayo Clinic Planning Expansion and Renovation Projects at Saint Marys Hospital

Public Affairs Contact: Kelley Luckstein

Track medical substance-use data, association board member says
by Jeff Hansel

A study by Mayo Clinic researchers shows nearly 1 in every 100 of anesthesiology specialists-in-training developed substance-use disorder during their residency programs. In addition "at least 11 percent" of those with confirmed substance use disorders eventually die "of a cause directly related to the disorder," says an announcement of a study appearing in the Dec. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "That's a pretty high mortality rate for a disease," said Dr. David Warner of the Mayo Clinic, a member of the American Board of Anesthesiology's Board of Directors and co-author of the study.

Circulation: The Post-Bulletin has a weekend readership of nearly 45,000 people and daily readership of more than 41,000 people. The newspaper serves Rochester, Minn., and southeast Minnesota.

Context: According to a study conducted by Mayo Clinic and the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), nearly 1 in every 100 anesthesiology residents entering primary training from 1975 to 2009 developed substance use disorder (SUD) during training. The incidence of this disorder is continuing to increase and the risk of relapse or death is high. The study appears in the Dec. 4 issue of JAMA, a medical education theme issue.

Substance use disorder is a serious public health problem, and physicians are not immune. Anesthesiologists have ready access to potent drugs such as intravenous opioids, although only indirect evidence exists that SUD is more common in anesthesiologists than in other physicians, according to background information in the article. "Although relatively few anesthesiology residents develop SUD, the incidence is continuing to increase," says David Warner, M.D., of Mayo Clinic's Department of Anesthesiology, and the ABA Board of Directors and chair of the Research and Credentials committees.

News Release: Mayo Clinic, American Board of Anesthesiology Study Finds Substance Use Disorder Among Medical Residents And High Risk of Relapse

Public Affairs Contact: Bryan Anderson

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Why Gluten-Free Diets Are Not Just a Fad

Posted on August 1st, 2012 by Admin

Do you know someone trying out the latest food fad? That would be the gluten-free diet. However, for some, it's actually a recommended treatment for what researchers say is an underdiagnosed disease: celiac disease. "Simplistically, it's an allergic reaction to a protein in certain grains," explained Dr. Sandra Cepoi, who works at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.


WKBT La Crosse by Lou Hillman

Celebrity Diets: Fit or Fad – Miley Cyrus’ Gluten-Free Diet

Posted on April 11th, 2012 by Admin

Formerly known for her Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, the all grown-up singer recently took to Twitter to talk about her new diet, "For everyone calling me anorexic I have a gluten and lactose allergy. It's not about weight it's about health. Gluten is crappp anyway."… According to the Mayo Clinic, you either have celiac disease, which The View's Elizabeth Hasselbeck has revealed, or you have non-celiac gluten sensitivity.



Entertainment Today   4/11/12

Gluten and Gluttony

Posted on April 6th, 2010 by Admin

Q. Other than celiac disease, is there any reason to avoid gluten in the diet?


A. “Though the hype continues on gluten-free diets being the panacea for all ills, science still lags behind in concrete evidence supporting this belief,” said Dr. Vandana Nehra, a gastroenterologist who specializes in celiac disease at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.


Dr. Nehra said it was “unclear if the benefit of a strict gluten-free diet in conditions other than celiac sprue may be related to the avoidance of carbohydrates and thus eventually to weight control” or was “merely a placebo effect as individuals feel better eating a healthier diet.”


NY Times, by C. Claiborne Ray, 4/5/2010