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December 18th, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

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 Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.

This will be our last installment of our weekly highlights in 2014. We'll be back in early January 2015. Happy Holidays.

Thank you.

Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

 

NY Times
Ask Well: Why Do My Knees Make Noise When I Squat?
By Anahad O’Connor

That noise coming from your knees can be unnerving. But unless it is accompanied by pain, discomfort or swelling, there is no need to worry about it, New York Times Well Blogsaid Dr. Michael Stuart, a professor of orthopedic surgery and co-director of sports medicine at the Mayo Clinic.

Reach: The New York Times has a daily circulation of more than 735,000. Its website receives more than 16.2 million unique visitors each month.

Context:  Michael Stuart, M.D. is co-director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center.

Public Affairs Contact: Bryan Anderson

 

MPR
John Noseworthy on the future of Mayo Clinic, health care

John Noseworthy, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, joins The Daily Circuit to talk about the future of Mayo, the future of health care and how the two MPR Daily Circuit Logointersect.

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

Other Coverage with Dr. Noseworthy:

Dalhousie University
John Noseworthy (MD’75, PGM’78): Digital Doctoring
by Mark Campbell

Dalhousie University AlumniIn 2007, Mayo Clinic approached Dr. John Noseworthy (MD’75, PGM’78), then medical director of its Department of Development, and a team of leaders with a question: what would the world’s largest, integrated, nonprofit medical group look like in the year 2020? “We spent almost a year looking into that,” recalls Dr. Noseworthy. “We came back and said Mayo Clinic is known for caring for the sick face-to-face – for patients coming to us. As we enter a digital world, how are we going to extend our reach to serve people who do not need, or cannot come, to see us?”

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

Public Affairs Contacts: Duska Anastasijevic, Karl Oestreich

 

MPR
Mayo Clinic expansion plan is a vision for urban and walkable development
by Liz Baier

When planners of Minnesota's largest economic development project unveil a final draft this afternoon of the city's massive expansion project, they will present a new vision for downtown city life. The $6 billion Destination Medical Center aims to make Rochester a global health care hub. But it alsoMPR News Logo would make big changes to the city, among them.

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

Related Coverage:
KAAL, DMC Plans for Downtown Rochester Unveiled

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Context: The development plan proposed at the DMCC Board meeting  Dec. 17 is a BIG PLAN (694 pages) in support of a bold vision. And what everyone wants to know is: What’s going to happen and how much will it cost? More information can be found on the DMC blog.

Public Affairs Contact: Jamie Rothe

 

Jacksonville Business Journal
Attorney Christina Zorn appointed Mayo Florida chief administrative officer
by John Burr

Mayo Clinic has appointed an attorney,Christina Zorn, as chief administrative officer and vice chair of administration at Mayo's Jacksonville campus. Jacksonville Business Journal newspaper logoShe will serve as administrative partner to Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., the incoming vice president of Mayo Clinic and CEO of the Jacksonville campus, according to a news release. Zorn begins work Jan. 1.

Reach: The Jacksonville Business Journal is one of 61 newspapers published by American City Business Journals.

Additional coverage: Florida Times-Union

Related Coverage:Jacksonville Business Journal, 2014's retirement of the year: Bill Rupp by Colleen Jones. Mayo Clinic will have a new leader to start the new year. Bill Rupp, who has led the institution's Jacksonville campus since 2008, announced in August that he will retire from his post as vice president and CEO Dec. 31.

Context: Mayo Clinic recently appointed Christina Zorn, J.D., as chief administrative officer of its campus in Jacksonville, Fla., and vice chair of Administration, Mayo Clinic. She will serve as administrative partner to Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., incoming vice president of Mayo Clinic and chief executive officer of the Jacksonville campus, as previously announced. Zorn assumes her new role on Jan. 1. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Public Affairs Contact: Kevin Punsky

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December 12th, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

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 Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.

Thank you.

Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

 

Wall Street Journal
Mayo CEO: Focus on Health Care, Not Health Insurance
Wall Street Journal Video logoAt WSJ’s CEO Council, Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., talks with the WSJ’s Sara Murray about the Affordable Care Act and ways to provide better health care.

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: John Noseworthy, M.D. is Mayo Clinic President and CEO. Dr. Noseworthy participated in the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. In early December, top global CEOs gathered once again in Washington, D.C., for the annual meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council.

Public Affairs Contact: Traci Klein

 

Star Tribune
Part 1: The Next Mayo / Remaking a Medical Giant, Mayo Faces New Price of Success
by Jeremy Olson

(The Next Mayo is a Star Tribune series examining Minnesota’s legendary clinic in a competitive new era for health care.) Mayo has been lauded by President Obama and influential health economists as an example of superb care and medical efficiency. Yet Mayo also has a reputation in Star Tribune logoMinnesota — confirmed by publicly available health data — for high prices. How Mayo resolves that paradox will determine the future of a clinic that has become a signature Minnesota brand. Additional stories: A conversation with Dr. John Noseworthy, Q&A: Mayo Clinic Care Network director Dr. David Hayes, Q&A: Mayo Clinic gastroenterology dept. chair Dr. Vijay Shah

 

Star Tribune
Part 2: Mayo Cautiously Builds An Empire
by Dan Browning and Jackie Crosby

Jordan Hatfield’s case puzzled the doctors. A champion javelin thrower and top student at Northern Kentucky University, Hatfield developed stomach pains and insomnia during his sophomore year. Then came headaches, vision problems and nerve pain...Hatfield is among dozens of patients in Star Tribune Health newspaper logoKentucky to benefit from the Mayo Clinic Care Network, an ambitious effort by the Rochester-based health system to expand its reach and secure its place in an era of rapid changes in health care. In just four years, Mayo has signed up 31 affiliates in 18 states, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

 

Star Tribune
Part 3: Mayo Seeks to Dominate with Data
by Jackie Crosby

The patients arrive at the Mayo Clinic from all over the world, thousands a day, each presenting a different medical challenge. Some have illnesses so rare that even medical journals don’t offer a time-tested treatment plan. Others bring a complicated combination of ailmStar Tribune Business section logoents — diabetes with heart failure and kidney disease — that offer conflicting treatment options… “What we’re trying to find out, if we can, is what does health care cost, and what of that spend really adds value to a patient’s outcome over time, especially with these high-impact diseases,” said Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy. Additional stories: ‘Big data’ is changing American medical care, Timeline: A look back at key events in the history of the Mayo Clinic

 

Star Tribune
For Mayo Patient, helping medicine even in death
by Jackie Crosby

Tony Luebbers was one of the first patients in which his hometown doctors at St. Elizabeth Healthcare could work hand-in-hand with the Mayo Clinic Star Tribune local logoin Rochester. It turned out to be one for the medical books. Luebbers, a retired accountant, had gone to see his family doctor in this northern Kentucky city complaining of stomach pains. Multiple screenings and biopsies left doctors baffled. Through St. Elizabeth’s affiliation with the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Luebbers’ Kentucky doctors were able to share lab results and medical records, and consult directly with Mayo’s deep bench of experts.

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.

Context: The Next Mayo is a Star Tribune series examining Minnesota's legendary clinic in a competitive era for health care.

Public Affairs Contact: Karl Oestreich

 

Post-Bulletin
Cannon Falls grad survived 20 hours of surgery, accepted paraplegia
by Brett Boese

The phone rang, and all Tess Pfohl could do was pray. It was the day before Thanksgiving, about three months since the 25-year-old Cannon Falls native had undergone 20 hours of surgery to remove a potentially fatal cancer that had wrapped itself around her spine. Pfohl had voluntarily chosen to become paraplegic in hopes of extending her life, but Mayo Clinic doctors were unwilling to discuss her chances of survival. Mayo Clinic surgeon Dr. Logo for Post-Bulletin newspaperMichael Yaszemski said the world-class facility has performed just 160 such surgeries in the past 18 years…Pfohl, who normally is an avid social media user, went silent during the wait. She returned only after breathing a sigh of relief when the Mayo Clinic called to report the spot wasn't cancerous.

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

Context: Michael Yaszemski, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Yaszemski investigates bone, cartilage and spinal cord regeneration using synthetic polymeric scaffolds, cells and controlled delivery of bioactive molecules. Dr. Yaszemski's Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory is equipped to perform polymer synthesis and characterization and scaffold fabrication utilizing injectable techniques and solid freeform fabrication techniques. His research team cultures cell-polymer constructs, studies delivery kinetics of bioactive molecules from microparticles and microparticle-scaffold combinations, and studies these scaffold-cell-biomolecule combinations in vivo. The team investigates musculoskeletal sarcoma biology and works on the controlled local delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to osteosarcoma, chordoma and chrondrosarcoma.

Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer

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December 4th, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

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 Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.

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Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

 

Charlie Rose (PBS)
John Noseworthy, President and CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (24-minute interview)

John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, was interviewed in New York City on Dec. 1 by Charlie Rose, host of his nationally distributed PBS show since the early 1990s. Dr. Noseworthy Charlie Rose Bannerwas interviewed about Mayo Clinic and as a thought leader on health care in the U.S. The in-depth interview covered a range of many topics from Mayo's history to the future of health care.

Reach: Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions. The program is taped at Bloomberg LP's headquarters in New York City and airs on PBS stations across the U.S. as well as during evening hours on Bloomberg Television around the world. Charlie Rose also co-anchors "CBS This Morning" and is a contributing correspondent to “60 Minutes.”

 


Bloomberg TV (PBS)
Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy: Charlie Rose (11-minute interview)

Bloomberg TVOn “Charlie Rose,” a conversation with John Noseworthy, the President and CEO of  Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. (U.S. News & World Report named Mayo Clinic the best hospital in the nation this year.)

Reach: Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions. The program is taped at Bloomberg LP's headquarters in New York City and airs on PBS stations across the U.S. as well as during evening hours on Bloomberg Television around the world. Charlie Rose also co-anchors "CBS This Morning" and is a contributing correspondent to “60 Minutes.”

 

FOX Business
Mayo Clinic CEO talks health care innovation
Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy discusses how innovation is being used to get ahead of disease and the Affordable Care Act’s impact.

Reach: FoxNews.com has more than 13 million unique visitors each month. Fox Business Network is headquartered in News Corporation's studios in midtown Manhattan with bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Opening Bell Fox BusinessFrancisco (Silicon Valley), Washington, D.C. and London.

 

Baltimore Business Journal
What Johns Hopkins can learn from Mayo Clinic
by Sarah Gantz

Mayo Clinic is seemingly everywhere. Over the past few years Mayo has built up a network of 29 affiliated hospitals in 18 states (plus hospitals in Mexico and Puerto Rico). These hospitals use the Mayo brand and can tap Baltimore Business Journalinto Mayo resources but are not owned by the Minnesota health system… "When we look at health care in this country, we are at a crossroads in terms of what's going to happen — the industry is changing quickly," said Mayo CEO Dr. John Noseworthy.

Reach: The Baltimore Business Journal has more than 8,700 paid subscribers and has more than 244,000 unique visitors to its website each month. The Business Journals are a division of American City Business Journals.

Additional Coverage:
Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins take different paths to out-of-state growth by Katharine Grayson, Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins each view forging partnerships with out-of-state hospitals as a growth strategy, but the big-name international health care brands are taking different approaches to expand their reach.

Post-Bulletin, Heard on the Street: Johns Hopkins takes different strategy by Mike Klein. Johns Hopkins, the Baltimore-based health-care giant that's a nationwide competitor of Mayo Clinic, is taking a different route toward expansion.

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

Public Affairs Contacts: Traci Klein, Bryan Anderson

 

Florida Times-Union
Mayo Clinic study finds many people who think they are allergic to penicillin are not
by Charlie Patton

When Lisa Dickelman-Foster was 16, she was given penicillin to treat her mononucleosis. She went into anaphylactic shock, a life-threatening condition…He urged Dickelman-Foster, who works as a nurse at the Mayo Clinic’s hospital in Jacksonville, to get tested to see if she was still allergic to penicillin. Thanai Pongdee, a specialist in allergy/immunology with the Mayo Clinic, tested her and found that she was no longer allergic.Florida Times-Union newspaper logo

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

Context: Thanai Pongdee, M.D. is an allergy and immunology expert at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Physicians in the Division of Allergy see patients with immunologic and allergic disorders. Their goal is to provide patients with comprehensive evaluations, diagnosis, treatment and education about allergic conditions.

Public Affairs Contact: Cindy Weiss

 

Harvard Business Review
Why Health Care May Finally Be Ready for Big Data
By Nilay D. Shah and Jyotishman Pathak

There has been a lot of buzz about “big data” over the last few years. This is hardly surprising, given the sheer scale of the data sets that are being Harvard Business Review Logoproduced daily. A total of 2.5 quintillion terabytes of data were generated every day in 2012 alone, and it is estimated that as much data is now generated in just two days as was created from the dawn of civilization until 2003. While other industries have been far more successful at harnessing the value from large-scale integration and analysis of big data, health care is just getting its feet wet. Yes, providers and payers are increasingly investing in their analytical capabilities to help them make better sense of the changing health care environment, but it is still early days. Here are some key elements that are crucial for health care to truly capture the value of big data.

Reach: Harvard Business Review – Online provides editorial content designed to complement the coverage found in its parent print publication, which focuses on business management. The site receives more than 232,000 unique visitors each month.

Context: Nilay D. Shah is an associate professor in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at Mayo Clinic, where he focuses on studying and improving the health-care-delivery system. Jyotishman Pathak is director of clinical informatics services at Mayo Clinic and an associate professor in its Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. He also serves as director of clinical informatics at the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

Public Affairs Contact: Duska Anastasijevic

 


Post-Bulletin
Pulse on Health: Regenerative medicine guru shines light on cardiology
by Jeff Hansel

The director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine has received the American Heart Association's 2014 Basic Research Prize. An auditorium filed with thousands of researchers honored Dr. Andre Terzic at Logo for Post-Bulletin newspaperthe 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago as the group's sole annual recipient.

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

Context: The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded the 2014 Basic Research Prize to Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic. The award, presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Chicago, recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular science. Dr. Terzic was commended for pioneering applications of emerging technologies to advance the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. “In the year when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, we are particularly proud that one of our own has been recognized with such a prestigious national award,” says Charanjit Rihal, M.D., chair of Mayo's Division of Cardiovascular Diseases. “Dr. Terzic has truly advanced the frontiers of medical science. As a pioneer in cardiac regenerative medicine, he and his team have been at the vanguard of health care.” More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Public Affairs Contact: Jennifer Schutz

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November 26th, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

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 Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.

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Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

 

KARE11
Family hears son's heartbeat in another man's chest
by Adrienne Broaddus

Throughout life, we all wait for something or someone. Tom Meeks spent three years waiting for a heart transplant. Back in April of 2011, the Vietnam Veteran was diagnosed with a rare heart disease called amyloidosis. KARE-11 TV, Minneapolis-St. PaulDoctors said he wouldn't survive without a transplant…Meeks was led to the Mayo Clinic. Meeks said doctors didn't make any promises but told him they would run the test to see if he was eligible to be placed on a waiting list.

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

Additional Coverage:

Buzzfeed, A Family Listens To Son’s Heart Beating In Another Man

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Context: Mayo Clinic doctors actively research heart transplantation techniques, presenting their work at national and international meetings. The Mayo Clinic Transplant Center supports many studies for heart transplant research. Mayo Clinic researchers seek new ways to treat people who need transplants of all types.

Public Affairs Contact: Ginger Plumbo

 

Washington Post
Going gluten-free? Mayo Clinic offers advice, with recipes included.
By Nancy Szokan

Here’s a news flash: There are a lot of fad diets out there and a lot of people claiming to be experts in what you ought to eat. You’re wise to be wary. Which is why it’s worth noting when a reputable source comes out with a Washington Post newspaper logoguide to one of today’s dietary fixations: avoiding gluten. “Mayo Clinic Going Gluten Free” is the latest addition to the clinic’s extensive series of personal health guides. This one is written by Joseph Murray, who became interested in celiac disease (where reaction to gluten results in damage to intestinal lining) as a medical student in Ireland and gained what he calls “a new appreciation” of the disease’s complexity since coming to the United States.

Reach: Weekday circulation of The Washington Post averages 518,700, and Sunday circulation averages 736,800.

Additional Coverage:

Medical Daily, Gluten-Free Diet Does Not Make You Healthier: Only People With Celiac Disease Should Go Gluten-Free

Allergic Living, Q&A with Celiac Expert Dr. Joseph Murray by Lisa Fitterman, His patients call him ‘Doc’

Context: Joseph Murrary, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic expert in celiac disease. “Mayo Clinic Going Gluten-Free is a “backpack for survival” for those who have celiac disease and other related conditions, empowering patients to live productive lives,” said Joseph A. Murray, M.D. gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Murray discusses his recently published book that helps consumers learn how to manage a gluten-free lifestyle and live healthy lives. The interview can be found here.

Public Affairs Contact: Brian Kilen

 

Florida Times-Union
Patients, families at Jacksonville's hospitality houses bond during treatment
by Beth Cravey

When June Levin was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in March and told she would need a bone marrow transplant, she worried most about losing her long hair and falling behind in graduate school. But after theFlorida Times-Union newspaper logo 26-year-old North Dakota woman entered the world of cancer treatment — she received a bone marrow transplant at Jacksonville’s Mayo Clinic in July — she met other patients in far more dire straits.

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

Context: Gabriel House of Care  is a hospital hospitality house for transplant recipients and caregivers receiving care away from home. Gabriel House of Care is located on the campus of Mayo Clinic in Florida and is operated by St. Andrew's Lighthouse, Inc.

Public Affairs Contact: Paul Scotti

 

WQOW Eau Claire
Common cold leads to brain surgery for Eau Claire woman
by Bridget Curran

It's not every day that the common cold leads to brain surgery. Masked as something minor,  “I had gotten a little cold that weekend,” says Renee Wininger, an Eau Claire resident.  The problem was anything but that. “But WQOW TV Logowhen I sneezed, it felt like there was a knife going through my temple right here,” says Wininger.  “When I hear that, you know, I'm thinking, this is something that needs to be explored further.  So I don't usually do a neurological exam when people come in with a cold,” says Catharine Decker, a MD at Mayo Clinic Health System.

Reach: WQOW is an ABC affiliate serving the Eau Claire, Wis. area.

Context: Catharine Decker, M.D. is a physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

Public Affairs Contact: Paul Meznarich

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November 13th, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

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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 Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.

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Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

 

Today Show
Allergic to Penicillin? You're Probably Not

Most people who think they are allergic to penicillin in fact are not, researchers said Friday. It’s something doctors have suspected for a long time, but the researchers say they were surprised by just how manyTODAY Show people weren’t allergic to the antibiotic: it was 94 percent of them. Dr. Thanai Pongdee, an allergist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and colleagues tested 384 people who said they were allergic to penicillin. Tests showed 94 percent of them were in fact, not allergic.

Reach: The TODAY Show reaches an average daily audience of 4.25 million viewers each week.

Additional coverage:

NBC News, Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not by Judy Silverman. Most people who think they are allergic to penicillin in fact are not, researchers said Friday. It’s something doctors have suspected for a long time, but the researchers say they were surprised by just how many people weren’t allergic to the antibiotic: it was 94 percent of them. Dr. Thanai Pongdee, an allergist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and colleagues tested 384 people who said they were allergic to penicillin. Tests showed 94 percent of them were in fact, not allergic.

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Context: Thanai Pongdee, M.D., is an allergist at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. This study was presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 6-10, 2014 in Atlanta.

Public Affairs Contact: Cindy Weiss

 

Huffington Post
5 Benefits Of Being A Curious Person

by Leigh Weingus… It can help protect your brain.Keeping your brain mentally stimulated is a lifelong enterprise,” David Knopman, a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said, according to Bloomberg. “If one can remain intellectually active and stimulated throughout one’s lifespan, that’s protective against late-life dementia. Staying mentally active is definitely good for youHuffington Post Healthy Living Logor brain.”

Reach: The Huffington Post attracts over 28 million monthly unique viewers.

Context: David Knopman, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic neurologist.

Public Relations Contact: Duska Anastasijevic

 

US News & World Report
10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer
by Kristine Crane

… Does my cancer need to be treated? “Active surveillance” is a buzz term in prostate cancer care because many men with the disease can practice it for years without treatment. “If you have low-grade, low-stage cancer, you may elect to do nothing,” says Erik Castle, a urologic surgeon and urology professor at the Mayo Clinic in US News HealthPhoenix.

Reach: US News reaches more than 10 million unique visitors to its website each month.

Additional coverage: MSN

Context: Erik Castle. M.D. is a urologic surgeon at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

Public Affairs Contact: Jim McVeigh

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October 9th, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

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 Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.

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Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

 

Reuters TV
Scrambling away pain for cancer patients

Researchers are testing a device called the Scrambler which ''re-trains'' the brain to alleviate chronic pain caused by chemotherapy Reuters VIdeo logotreatment… Dr. Charles Loprinzi of the Mayo Clinic says peripheral neuropathy occurs when the brain sends pain signals to damaged nerves in a constant cycle.

Reach:  Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business newstechnology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms.

Context: Charles Loprinzi, M.D., is the Regis Professor of Breast Cancer Research and a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist.

Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer

 

Huffington Post
Your Perpetually Stuffed Nose Is Just Your Body Fighting The Good Fight
by Sarah Klein

…When we're sick, our bodies get busy fighting off the infection -- and some of that fighting manifests as the very symptoms we associate witHuff Post Health and Fitness Logoh our maladies. "Some part of why we feel sick when we have an infection is actually the body's immune response," says Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician and researcher Pritish Tosh, M.D.

Reach: The Huffington Post attracts over 28 million monthly unique viewers.

Context: Pritish Tosh, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert.

Public Affairs Contact: Alyson Gonzalez

 

Star Tribune
Medica makes MNsure play in Rochester
by Christopher Snowbeck

Medica is launching a new health insurance plan in the Rochester area that offers lower premiums if people primarily get their health care from the Mayo Clinic. For years, insurers have blamed high costs at Mayo for above-average insurance premiums across southeastern Minnesota, but Medica says good care Star Tribune Business section logocoordination by Mayo doctors will let the insurer charge less for the new product, called “Medica With Mayo Clinic.” “Premiums long have been higher in the Rochester area, and that’s really been driven by the providers in that area,” said Dannette Coleman, a senior vice president with Medica.

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:

Modern Healthcare, Narrow network plan with Mayo to debut on Minnesota exchange by Bob Herman, Health insurer Medica is rolling out a new narrow-network plan in Minnesota, an increasingly common option, and Mayo Clinic will be the enticement to draw in potential enrollees. The plan, which will be offered both off and on Minnesota's exchange established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will include only specific providers in southern Minnesota. But the insurer said monthly premiums and copayments will be affordable for those who choose the plan.

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Context: Medica and Mayo Clinic today announced a new health plan for individuals and families in southern Minnesota that comes at a lower cost than other available options. The plan, Medica with Mayo Clinic, is available for a January 1, 2015, effective date and can be purchased both on and off MNSure, Minnesota’s public health insurance exchange.  This health plan expands options for consumers seeking Mayo Clinic care in Rochester and throughout southern Minnesota at a lower cost than other available options and at the lowest price in southeast Minnesota on the MNsure exchange. More information can be found in the news release.

Public Affairs Contact: Adam Brase

 

KSTP
INTERVIEW: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
by Cassie Hart

… Just two months ago a new law went into effect in Minnesota to bring those numbers down. Doctors are KSTP-TV Eyewitness News Lognow required to notify women if they have dense breast tissue. Mayo Clinic Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a lead breast cancer researcher, stopped by KSTP to talk more about it. Meanwhile, this weekend more than 1,000 people will join together to walk in the fight against breast cancer.

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.

Context: October is Breast Cancer Awareness MonthSandhya Pruthi, M.D. is the principal investigator at Mayo Clinic for several nationwide multicenter breast cancer chemoprevention trials; these are interdisciplinary efforts with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. She is also actively involved in cancer education for both patients and health care providers.

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September 18th, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

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 Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News.

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Reuters
Experimental Virus Being Tested as Cancer Treatment

Scientists at the Mayo Clinic are starting a second round of human clinical trials to test if an engineered strain of measles virus is an effective cancer treatment. The trial follows a successful first round of testsReuters logo where a woman went into complete remission after a massive dose of the virus eradicated cancer in her body. Ben Gruber reports.

Reach:  Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms.

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NBC News (KTTC), IBM Takes On Cancer, A new collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and IBM brings the Watson supercomputer to best match cancer patients with the estimated 178,000 ongoing medical trials, suited to their needs. KTTC's Devin Bartolotta reports.

ABC News, Cancer Survivor Saved by Measles Virus Raises Funds for Expanded Trial, After battling blood cancer for 10 years, Stacy Erholtz has no signs of the disease, thanks to an experimental treatment that used an engineered version of the measles virus. Now, a year after finishing her treatment, the 50-year-old mother of three is transitioning from patient to advocate, working with the Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic to expand the tiny trial that saved her life.

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

Public Affairs Contact: Bob Nellis

 

Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville health care facilities collaborate to save bone marrow patients' lives
by Colleen Jones

Nearly every day in Jacksonville, there is a patient going through some part of the bone marrow transplant process: diagnosis, match-making or implantation. Three health care providers recently teamed up for a Jacksonville Business Journal newspaper logocommunitywide bone marrow donor drive to benefit the Bone Marrow Transplant program of Mayo Clinic in Florida, Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Clinic…“Moments usually aren’t critical, but days are,” said Dr. Vivek Roy, medical director for Mayo’s adult bone marrow transplant program. “If we pool our resources, we find it works for us all.”

Reach: The Jacksonville Business Journal is one of 61 newspapers published by American City Business Journals.

Context: The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program of Mayo Clinic, Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, and Wolfson Children's Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation renewal by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). The foundation awarded the accreditation renewal after thorough site visits at all collection, transplantation and laboratory facilities at the three locations. More information about the program can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Public Affairs Contact: Paul Scotti

 

Huffington Post
The Shrinking Middle Class of Physical Activity
by Brad Stulberg

…In other words, the vast majority of the country's economic growth is going to those who are already wealthy, the middle class is shrinking, and the gap between rich and poor is widening. There is evidenceHuffington Post Healthy Living that people who are of a higher socioeconomic status have a greater likelihood of adhering to health guidelines than those who are not. Note: This article was co-authored by Dr. Michael Joyner, who is an anesthesiologist and physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Reach: The Huffington Post attracts over 28 million monthly unique viewers.

Context: Michael Joyner, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist. Dr. Joyner and his lab team are interested in how humans respond to various forms of physical and mental stress during activities such as exercise, hypoxia, standing up and blood loss.

Public Affairs Contacts: Sharon Theimer, Alyson Gonzalez

 

Washington Post
Treadmill desk to counteract the sedentary lifestyle of sitting all day
by Christie Aschwanden

As an avid runner, cyclist and skier, I get plenty of exercise, but the research shows that a five-mile run at Washington Post newspaper logothe end of the day won’t erase the health risks — such as an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension and obesity — wrought by eight hours of sedentary time, says Mayo Clinic physician and researcher James Levine, popularizer of the treadmill desk.

Reach: Weekday circulation of The Washington Post averages 518,700, and Sunday circulation averages 736,800.

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

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August 28th, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich


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Star Tribune
Mayo offers at-home colon cancer test; stool sample goes in the mail
by Paul Walsh and Jeremy Olson

Patients often plead they’ll do anything to avoid a colonoscopy for cancer screening. Now doctors at the Mayo Clinic have an alternative that will put that sentiment to the test. Mayo officials announcedStar Tribune newspaper logo Monday they will be the first in the United States to offer patients the Cologuard test, by which patients collect their stool samples and mail them in sealed containers for DNA analysis of their colon cancer risks.

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.

 

KSTP
Mayo Offers At-Home Colonoscopy Alternative

It's the test no one wants but everyone needs, at least until now. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic will be the first to offer the Cologuard test, which they say is a new alternative to getting a colonoscopy. Basically, KSTP-TV Eyewitness News Logpatients taking the Cologuard test would collect their own stool samples and mail them in for analysis. "Patients can do this test in the comfort and convenience of their own home, and only those patients who have positive tests would be asked to undergo a follow-up diagnostic colonoscopy," said Dr. John Kisiel, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist.

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.

 

WCCO
Mayo Clinic To Offer At-Home Test For Colon Cancer

It’s called Cologuard and in the privacy of your bathroom at home, you can use it to collect a stool sample and mail it in for analysis. “The most important advance and why this test is really revolutionaryCBS Minnesota is that this will allow a larger percentage of the population that needs screening to undergo screening,” said Dr. Vijay Shah, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist.

Reach: WCCO 4 News is the most-watched newscast in the Twin Cities, in 5 out of 7 newscasts.

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Star Tribune, Steve Sack editorial cartoon: Mayo Clinic Home Colon Cancer Test

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic to discuss new screening test, Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences Corp. have scheduled a Monday audio conference with journalists to discuss a product called Cologuard "a stool DNA test for colorectal cancer screening."…Mayo gives no specifics about its Monday news conference. But it has previously noted online that an "ideal screening test would be noninvasive and affordable; require no bowel prep, medication restriction or diet change; and would detect neoplasms on both sides of the colorectum with high accuracy."

Post BulletinMayo Clinic first to offer screening for colorectal cancer, By Jeff Hansel, Mayo Clinic announced today that it will become the first health-care organization to offer newly FDA-approved screening tests for colorectal cancer, the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S.

BringMeTheNews, Quick Bite: 3 stories to read over lunch, The Mayo Clinic will be the first health center in the nation to offer patients a mail-in stool sample test that is an alternative to a colonoscopy. The new procedure, called the Cologuard test, got FDA approval earlier this month. It was co-invented by a Mayo gastroenterologist. The test will be available by prescription. 

Star Tribune, Readers Write: Mayo’s policy sensitive to conflicts of interest, In response to the Aug. 27 letter “Cologuard test isn’t just a Mayo product”: The Mayo Clinic receives no royalties when a Mayo patient is prescribed the Cologuard test. Mayo will receive royalties when other providers prescribe the test outside of the Mayo Clinic. This arrangement is consistent with our robust policies governing conflict of interest at Mayo.

Star Tribune, Reader’s Write: Cologuard test isn’t just a Mayo product,…The story also reported that a Mayo doctor is co-inventor of Cologuard. But it didn’t report that under a license agreement with Exact Sciences in Madison, Wis., the doctor and Mayo “share in equity and royalties” for the test kit. Mayo is a fine and respected clinic, but there are many quality primary-care doctors and centers far closer to interested patients that, unlike Mayo, don’t have a direct revenue motive for prescribing Cologuard.

Kansas City Star (AP), Mayo Clinic to offer at-home colon cancer test, Doctors at the Mayo Clinic are offering a new way for patients to be tested for colon cancer. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1tPcCY3 ) reports officials announced Monday the Rochester clinic will be the nation's first to provide patients with a new at-home colon cancer test. The Cologuard test recently won government approval as the first such test that uses patients' DNA to detect warning signs in stool samples.

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Context: Exact Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: EXAS) today announced that Mayo Clinic will be the first health system to offer Cologuard®, the first and only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer. Cologuard will be available to patients through their primary care physicians at Mayo Clinic.

cologuardAvailable by prescription only, Cologuard offers people 50 years and older who are at average risk for colorectal cancer an easy to use screening test which they can do in the privacy of their own home. It is the first noninvasive screening test for colorectal cancer that analyzes both stool-based DNA and blood biomarkers to detect cancer and precancer. The Cologuard technology platform was co-developed by Exact Sciences Corp. and Mayo Clinic as part of a broad, exclusive collaboration. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Public Affairs Contact: Brian Kilen

 

KTTC
Mayo Clinic president and CEO accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Mayo Clinic president and CEO, Dr. John Noseworthy, took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge this week after being nominated by KTTC reporter, Mike Sullivan. Video of Dr. Noseworthy accepting theKTTC TV logo challenge appeared on YouTube (http://youtu.be/OMq_Yrn2YYk). The Ice Bucket Challenge helps raise awareness and support for ALS research.

Reach: KTTC is an NBC affiliate that serves the Rochester, Minn. area including the towns of Austin, Mason City, Albert Lea and Winona. Its website receives more than 73,300 unique visitors each month.

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KAAL, Amid Ice Bucket Challenges is the Real Challenge for Families Battling ALS by Jenna Lohse, Dumping cold water over your head to raise millions of dollars for ALS research seems to be all the rage in recent weeks, but sometimes we forget why we're doing things. What is ALS and how does it feel to live through it every day? Ernie Faulkner never would have dreamed to be taking care of his bed-ridden wife at just 63 years old…His wife Linda was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. They traveled from South Carolina to Mayo Clinic, but Linda is now in hospice care, with little time left. "It can't be long I don't see, unless there's a miracle of biblical proportions,” said Faulkner…"This disease is devastating, for individuals many of the people who it's affected are in the prime of their lives,” said Dr. Eric Sorensen, Medical Director of Mayo's ALS Center.

Context: To help raise awareness and support for ALS research, John Noseworthy, M.D.Mayo Clinic president and CEO, braved the shower of icy water and took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge this week. Dr. Noseworthy was nominated by reporter, Mike Sullivan, at KTTC News, the local NBC News affiliate in Rochester, Minn., to take part in the challenge. Though he was miles away in Canada on vacation, Dr. Noseworthy didn’t hesitate to pledge his support to ALS research and take the challenge. Learn more about ALS research at Mayo Clinic.

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Twin Cities Business, Three MN Leaders Among ‘Most Influential People In Health Care’ by Stephen Montemayor, Three Minnesotans this week made a publication’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Health Care” list, led by UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley ranking in the top five…The health care publication also ranked Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy 16th while Rulon Stacey, president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, came in at 87th.

Post Bulletin, Magazine: Noseworthy 16th most influential in healthcare, Modern Healthcare magazine lists Dr. John Noseworthy, president and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic, as one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare. It is the 13th annual publication of the list, which Modern Healthcare put together after receiving more than 15,000 nomination submissions this year. A story announcing the ranking was posted on the magazine's website Saturday.

Public Affairs Contacts: Kelley LucksteinDuska Anastasijevic, Karl Oestreich

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August 14th, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

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.

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Wall Street Journal
How Many Bites Do You Take a Day? Try for 100
by Sumathi Reddy

In the never-ending pursuit of weight loss, a number of researchers are developing tools that count how much or how fast we eat.  The Bite Monitor, worn on the wrist like a watch, tallies the number of bites you take…"If you're eating too fast, you're probably not chewing and enjoying your food very well andThe Wall Street Journal newspaper logo you're probably going to be more likely" to eat too much, said Michael Jensen, an endocrinologist and obesity expert at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn…Dr. Jensen, of the Mayo Clinic, questioned the usefulness of counting bites. A bite of pizza is very different from a bite of salad, he noted. Bites also come in different sizes, and restricting people to 100 bites a day might just encourage them to take bigger mouthfuls, he said.

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: Michael Jensen, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist. Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Internal Medicine is a Division of the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. It has a staff of more than 40 clinical endocrinologists, organized into a number of specialty groupsDr. Jensen and his lab study the effects of obesity and how body fat and body-fat distribution influences health. The regulated uptake, storage and release of fatty acids from adipose tissue play a major role in determining the health effects of body fat.

Public Affairs Contacts: Bob Nellis, Traci Klein

 

MPR
Classical Notes Blog: Watch a Minnesota Orchestra violinist receive brain surgery - while playing
by Jay Gabler

In a remarkable video from 2010, Rochester's Mayo Clinic shows Minnesota Orchestra violinist Roger Frisch having electrodes implanted into his brain — while he plays…The solution devised by surgeon MPR News logoKendall Lee was to implant electrodes intended to stimulate Frisch's brain in a manner that can reduce such tremors…Frisch now has a device that he can activate with the flick of a switch to turn the electrodes on — and his tremors off.

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

Context: You may remember the story, a few years ago, about the professional musician who played the violin during his brain surgery? That journey began at Mayo Clinic when a surgical team implanted electrodes in his brain to stop a tremor that could have ended his career. Today, more than five years after his deep brain stimulation surgery, Roger Frisch continues to be one of the world's foremost violinists. More information, including a video of the deep brain stimulation surgery, can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Public Affairs Contacts: Dana SparksDuska Anastasijevic

 

MinnPost
Minnesota responds to rural doctor shortage with teams, training, telemedicine
by Mike Cronin

Like rock stars on tour, Dr. Jennifer Langbehn and nurse practitioner Julie Pace have groupies. Some later-in-life patients such as Eunice Wiken, 87, followed Langbehn and Pace to the Mayo Clinic facility in St. James, about 120 miles southwest of Minneapolis, from Madelia in 2011. She had received treatmentMinnPost media outlet logo from the duo for more than a decade. No way was she going to change just because their providers moved 13 miles away. Wiken trusts them. At her age, that’s crucial.

Reach: 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.

Context: Mayo Clinic Health System is a network of clinics and hospitals serving more than 70 communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Georgia. Our community-based doctors and their patients are supported by the highly specialized expertise and resources of Mayo Clinic. This partnership is dedicated to providing quality health care close to home. Jennifer Langbehn, D.O. is a family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James, Minnesota.

Public Affairs Contact: Micah Dorfner

 

Jacksonville Business Journal
Rupp stepping down as CEO of Mayo Clinic Florida
by Colleen Michele Jones

Dr. William Rupp announced today that he will retire at the end of 2014 as vice president and CEO of Jacksonville Business Journal newspaper logoMayo Clinic Florida. Rupp, who also serves as the current chair of the Jax Chamber, has led the institution’s Jacksonville campus since 2008. The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Dr. Gianrico Farrugia to succeed Rupp.

Reach: The Jacksonville Business Journal is one of 61 newspapers published by American City Business Journals.

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Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal, Mayo Clinic sending Minnesota doctor to lead Florida business

Modern HealthcareMayo Clinic Florida names new CEO

Becker’s Hospital Review, 9 CEO changes in hospitals, health systems

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Context: The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic vice president and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Farrugia succeeds William Rupp, M.D., who will retire from Mayo Clinic at the end of 2014. The announcement was made August 8 at the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees quarterly meeting where the board also recognized four recipients of Mayo Clinic named professorships. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Public Affairs Contact: Kevin Punsky

 

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July 24th, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich


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Advisory Board

Why Mayo Clinic's CEO wants to serve 200 million patients—and how he plans to do it

Question: I've read that before you joined the Mayo Clinic—and this was decades ago—one of your first encounters with the organization was when a physician was supposed to visit your hospital for a commemorative dinner…and he missed it. Can you talk Advisory Boarda little bit about that? John Noseworthy: It was one of the two or three most pivotal moments in my life. You're right, he missed his flight—and it was because he was with a patient. I was very young and I remember thinking, "who is this man who is so humble that he would put the needs of the patient ahead of his receiving  a distinguished recognition." And then I wondered what organization could retain and keep a person like that. It was Mayo Clinic.

Reach: The Advisory Board Company is a global research, technology, and consulting firm partnering with more than 165,000 leaders in more than 4,100 organizations across health care and higher education.

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

Public Affairs Contact: Karl Oestreich

 

Wall Street Journal
Why Seven Hours of Sleep Might Be Better Than Eight
by Sumathi Reddy

…Other experts caution against studies showing ill effects from too much sleep. Illness may cause someone to sleep or spend more The Wall Street Journal newspaper logotime in bed, these experts say. And studies based on people reporting their own sleep patterns may be inaccurate. "The problem with these studies is that they give you good information about association but not causation," said Timothy Morgenthaler, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which represents sleep doctors and researchers, and a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine.

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:  Timothy Morgenthaler, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, is also affiliated with the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in sleep disorders evaluate and treat adults and children. The Center for Sleep Medicine is one of the largest sleep medicine facilities in the United States. Staff in the center treats about 6,500 new people who have sleep disorders each year. The Center for Sleep Medicine is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Public Affairs Contacts: Alyson Gonzalez, Traci Klein

 

Star Tribune
Mayo links abnormal protein in brain to Alzheimer's
by Mary Lynn Smith

…“Alzheimer’s disease symptoms have been typically thought to be produced by plaques and tangles,” said Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s disease Research Center. “Now these folks have documented that there’s a third elementStar Tribune newspaper logo that contributes to Alzheimer’s symptoms.” The protein, known as TDP-43, is normally found in the brain. But what Mayo researchers found is that when it becomes abnormal — chemically different and bunched up — a patient is more likely to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s, explained Dr. Keith Josephs, who headed the research team’s four-year study.

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.

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Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic-led study on Alzheimer's grabs worldwide attention
MPR, Alzheimer's research at Mayo may open new possibilities to investigate
KTTC, Protein discovery may be key to Alzheimer's cure
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Context:  Since the time of Dr. Alois Alzheimer himself, two proteins (beta-amyloid (Aβ) and tau) have become tantamount to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But a Mayo Clinic study challenges the perception that these are the only important proteins accounting for the clinical features of the devastating disease. In a large clinico-imaging pathological study, Mayo Clinic researchers demonstrated that a third protein (TDP-43) plays a major role in AD pathology. In fact, people whose brain was TDP positive were 10 times more likely to be cognitively impaired at death compared to those who didn’t have the protein, showing that TDP-43 has the potential to overpower what has been termed resilient brain aging. The study was published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica. “We wanted to determine whether the TDP-43 protein has any independent effect on the clinical and neuroimaging features typically ascribed to AD and we found that TDP-43 had a strong effect on cognition, memory loss and medial temporal atrophy in AD,” says Mayo Clinic neurologist Keith Josephs, M.D., the study’s lead investigator and author. “In the early stages of the disease when AD pathology was less severe, the presence of TDP-43 was strongly associated with cognitive impairment. Consequently, TDP-43 appears to play an important role in the cognitive and neuroimaging characteristics that have been linked to AD.” More information on the study, including a video interview with Dr. Josephs, can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Public Affairs Contact: Duska Anastasijevic

 

Star Tribune
Mayo sees big future for personalized medicine
by Jim Spencer

Medical treatment will become more genetically specific to individuals as the 21st century progresses, the Mayo Clinic’s director of Star Tribune Business section logolaboratory medicine told a congressional subcommittee Wednesday. Dr. Frank Cockerill said that Mayo, one of the world’s leaders in specialized diagnostics, develops 150 tests per year in an attempt to become more precise in treating patients.  The Rochester-based clinic is moving toward tests that will let doctors tailor treatments that are unique to individuals, Cockerill told participants at a 21st Century Cures roundtable sponsored by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on health. For instance, instead of using standard dosages, Cockerill said Mayo’s labs try to tranform scientific discoveries into “valid tests” that allow doctors to apply “specific genetic findings in a patient.”

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.

Context: Frank Cockerill, M.D. is chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyMayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) in Rochester is one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world. It is composed of more than 3,200 people working in numerous specialty laboratories performing more than 20 million tests a year. Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) is a reference laboratory specializing in esoteric laboratory testing for health care organizations throughout the United States and around the world. MML's mission is to support the local delivery of laboratory services through the provision of exceptional reference laboratory services and by providing support services that facilitate and augment community integration efforts.

Public Affairs Contact: Sharon Theimer

 

Post-Bulletin

Our view: Community can help keep Mayo Clinic at top of rankings

Logo for Post-Bulletin newspaperWhat's most impressive about Mayo Clinic's No. 1 ranking as the best hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report magazine were the consistent high marks in several categories of evaluation. The report gave Mayo No. 1 or No. 2 rankings in 11 of the 12 specialties based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes.

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

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Post-Bulletin, Pulse on Health: It's the personal care behind being No. 1 that counts
MedPage Today, Top-Ranked Hospitals Sing Own Praises
CSPAN, General Speeches: Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minnesota, 3rd District

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Context: Mayo Clinic has achieved the highest honor in U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of top hospitalsMayo Clinic earned more number one rankings than any other provider, ranking number one or number two in 11 of the 12 specialties based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes. “We have a deep commitment to delivering high-value health care that best meets patients' needs. We owe our success to truly dedicated staff that provide a seamless patient experience and the care that each individual needs,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. More information, including a video interview with Dr. Noseworthy, can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

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