December 18, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl 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


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


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

KSTP, KAAL, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

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

HealthLeaders Media, HL20: Lee Aase—Who's Behind @Mayo by Jacqueline Fellows. Lee Aase was the Mayo Clinic's first social media manager and is now the director of its Center for Social Media. Aase continues Mayo's excellent reputation by running one of the best social media campaigns in healthcare, and helps its physicians by teaching them about social media and the privacy issues.

Wall Street Journal, Health Literacy Startup Hi.Q Emerges from Stealth with Funding and App. Adding a new tune to the chorus of health and wellness startups, Hi.Q Inc. is emerging from stealth with an app and funding.… The quizzes, which prompt players to connect to articles from the Mayo Clinic, Wikipedia and other sources to learn more, include more than 10,000 questions across 300 topic areas. They test everything from the healthiest items to order at amusement parks to how to prevent osteoporosis.

Forbes, NHL Mumps Outbreak: What's Up With The Vaccine? By Tara Haelle…And players born before 1990 may not have gotten that second dose. So waning is one of three factors that may be at play here, according to Gregory Poland, professor of medicine and director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group in Rochester, Minn. The other two factors, he said, are the vaccine’s initial effectiveness and the quality of the specific vaccines the men received.

ABC News, Mumps Tests Sideline NHL's Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is being tested for mumps as the viral disease has struck four NHL teams.…Mumps is a viral illness that effects the salivary glands. Symptoms include swollen glands, fever and fatigue, and although complications are rare, they can be serious, according to the Mayo Clinic. Those include encephalitis and inflammation of the testicles.

Additional coverage: Huffington Post

ABC News, Retired Detective Says 'Toxic Stress' May Have Contributed to His Cancer by Dr. Jamie Zimmerman. When 54-year old Benny Andujar went in for a routine checkup shortly after retiring from the New York City police force a few years ago, doctors found abnormalities in the cells close to his stomach, a condition called Barrett’s esophagus. Several months later he was diagnosed with cancer…We’ll be joined by experts from the Mayo Clinic as well as doctors, experts and advocates from other organizations.

NY Times, Are Midwives Safer Than Doctors? In a clinical assessment that could have implications for the United States, Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has concluded that it is safer for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies to give birth under the supervision of midwives than in a hospital maternity ward run by doctors. The reason: Doctors are much more likely than midwives to use interventions like forceps deliveries, spinal anesthesia and cesarean sections — procedures that carry risks of infection and surgical accidents…Some medical centers are trying to have the best of both worlds by allowing midwives greater autonomy within the hospital. The Mayo Clinic, often a pacesetter, lets midwives handle low-risk pregnancies independently and hand off to doctors any cases that become complicated.

Reuters, Fractures are major cause of older women’s hospitalizations by Kathryn Doyle…Osteoporotic fractures accounted for more than 40 percent of the hospitalizations, the researchers calculated, and led to an estimated hospital cost of more than $5 billion per year. Heart attack, stroke and breast cancer hospitalizations cost the healthcare system $4.3 billion, $3 billion and $500 million per year, respectively, according to results in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Reuters UK, Memory slips tied to stroke risk among highly educated by Andrew Seaman. Highly educated people who report lapses in memory may be at increased risk of having a stroke, suggests a new study from the Netherlands…“As pointed out by the authors, it’s likely the case that it selected people that they have some memory challenges and that is not perhaps directly related to future risk of stroke, but related to other risk factors like high blood pressure,” said Dr. Robert Brown, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Additional coverage: Yahoo! Canada

MPR News, Top health and medical stories of 2014…Today on The Daily Circuit, Tom Crann talks with Dr. Jon Hallberg, the regular medical analyst for MPR's All Things Considered and a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, about the year's top medical stories: Cologuard Mayo Clinic's new card that detects colon cancer DNA in stool. Hallberg thinks colonoscopies will happen less.

Huffington Post, Top 20 Small Cities For Successful Aging, Rochester, MN. A perennial fixture on Money magazine's "Best Places to Live" lists, Rochester is best known as the birthplace and home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

NY Magazine, If You Feel Burned Out, You Should Maybe Get Screened for Depression By Jesse Singal. We're in the part of the year that might be most conducive to burnout — "a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work," as the Mayo Clinic defines it. The term is thrown around so frequently and loosely that it's easy to not take it seriously, but a recent study in the International Journal of Stress Management suggests we shouldn't be quite so flip about it.

TIME, Review: Still Alice: Julianne Moore Reveals Alzheimer’s From the Inside by Richard Corliss. One of America's great actresses turns this story of tragic forgetfulness into a heroic struggle, and a master class in the delicacy and power of performance… The filmmakers do stint a bit on fleshing out the members of Alice’s family, with John focusing on an appointment to the Mayo Clinic instead of spending precious months with his wife, and only Lydia, their youngest, paying much attention to Alice.

Huffington Post UK, Tamoxifen Drug Can Protect Women With a High Breast Cancer Risk For 20 Years, Scientists Say (Slideshow)…What Are The Symptoms? "A new painless, firm breast lump with irregular margins is a potential symptom of breast cancer," says Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a breast cancer researcher at the Mayo Clinic.

Globe and Mail (Reuters), Memory lapses linked to stroke risk among highly educated… Instead of strokes or memory lapses causing each other, one expert not involved with the new study said it’s likely that memory complaints are the result of a condition that also increases the risk of stroke, such as high blood pressure. “As pointed out by the authors, it’s likely the case that in selected people that they have some memory challenges and that is not perhaps directly related to future risk of stroke, but related to other risk factors like high blood pressure,” said Dr. Robert Brown, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

The Guardian, US states vie to lure medical tourists seeking healthcare alongside vacations…New Yorker Liz Jackson, 32, was one of thousands of patients who trekked to Rochester, Minnesota, this year to tap the expertise of the doctors at the Mayo Clinic. While satisfied with the care she received in New York for her idiopathic neuropathy, Jackson wanted a second opinion. “I felt like I needed to hear it from both sides,” she said. “Normally people travel to New York for medical help, but I traveled to Minnesota.” The Mayo Clinic impressed Jackson, but her January trip was hardly a vacation. She developed food poisoning after eating at a local restaurant and, because she chose a cheaper hotel outside the city, Jackson braced for icy wind chills when she took a bus to the clinic each day.

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, Twin Cities Orthopedics ups its sports-medicine game with new clinic by Katharine Grayson. Twin Cities Orthopedics will open a sports-medicine center in Eden Prairie next month to strengthen its foothold in an increasingly competitive market…Mayo's new facility factored into TCO's strategy, though Simonson said he views increasing competition in the sports-medicine market as good for patients. Additional coverage: Twin Cities Business

Finance & Commerce, Block E, meet Class A by Dan Heilman…The former complex – nicknamed Block Empty by critics — is in the process of being remade into Mayo Clinic Square, a 219,000-square-foot, three-story mixed-use building that will be anchored by the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx teams. Mayo has already opened its 22,000-square-foot center on the building’s third floor in partnership with the Timberwolves and Lynx.

Le Center Leader, Registered dietitian provides healthy holiday eating tips. The holidays can pose challenges for people who are looking to continue healthy eating habits. At most festive gatherings, portions are excessive and the desire for flavor supersedes the need for low fat, reduced cholesterol and limited calories. However, there are methods you can employ to make sure you don’t overdo it. Allyn Mahowald, registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague, shares advice for keeping the holiday season healthy and enjoyable.

EndoNurse, Mayo Clinic Physicians Say High-Definition Scopes Accurately Assess Polyps. It may not be necessary for experienced gastroenterologists to send polyps they remove from a patient’s colon to a pathologist for examination, according to a large study conducted by physician researchers at the Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic…“A colonoscopy is a fairly expensive procedure, and a large portion of the cost is the pathological analysis of polyps that are removed to check whether they are precancerous or benign—a check that determines when a patient needs another colonoscopy," said the study’s senior investigator and gastroenterologist, Michael Wallace, MD, MPH. Additional coverage: HealthCanal, ScienceDaily, Becker’s ASC Review, Surgical Products,, ScienceNewsline

Genetic Engineering News, Targeting PARPs with Novel Drugs: Back to the Laboratory? by Patricia Dimond, Ph.D. Exploiting synthetic lethality for cancer therapy…The Mayo Clinic’s Scott Kaufmann, M.D., Ph.D., undertook preclinical studies comparing iniparib with the actions of the more extensively characterized PARP inhibitors olaparib and veliparib. He and his collaborators tested iniparib on cancer cells looking for signs of PARP inhibition in homologous recombination (HR)- deficient cell lines.

Brainerd Dispatch, New type of pacemaker keeps 38-year-old Duluth man ticking. The odd thing, Dave Nolle thinks now, is that no one told him his heart had stopped. “I think I probably would have been less likely to refuse transport to the hospital — which is what I did,” the Duluth man said…Dr. Paul Friedman, an electrophysicist at the Mayo Clinic, has been looking for the cause since Nolle returned to Minnesota. It could be genetic, Nolle has learned, but there are no clear indications that it is. Another possibility, Friedman told him, is that it developed from Lyme disease, which is caused by the bite of a blacklegged tick.

Osakis Review (Alexandria, Minn.), A way to give back by Jessica Sly. Thanks to the blood and organs of others, Linda Kuhlman is alive today. In the past six years, the Osakis resident has received two liver transplants, a kidney transplant and countless blood transfusions, all thanks to selfless donors…Within 10 days after the diagnosis, she was at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and put on the liver transplant list…The Mayo Clinic gave Kuhlman some medicine that balanced her system and allowed her some relief, but her health continued to decline.

Missoulian, Community Medical Center: Billings Clinic the right choice…Billings Clinic is well thought of by physicians in the state and nationally. Their affiliation with the Mayo Clinic can only bolster Missoula’s growing health care economy, and I’m pleased they've pledged to continue community’s existing charity care policies.

Modern Healthcare, VA to pilot IBM's Watson for post-traumatic stress treatment by Darius Tahir. The Veterans Health Administration on Monday awarded IBM a two-year $7 million contract to deploy its Watson technology to aid its doctors in caring for post-traumatic stress disorder patients. The contract is for a pilot project, with the potential of scaling up if it proves successful…IBM has announced several partnerships in healthcare for its Watson technology. In September, the firm announced a project with Mayo Clinic to help match cancer patients to the right clinical trials.

Arizona Republic, Top 10 'what is' questions Googled in Arizona in 2014 What is gout? This complex form of arthritis with symptoms such as severe attacks of pain, redness and joint tenderness, according to the Mayo Clinic website. It most often occurs in men and is treatable.

Malay Mail, Mayo Clinic finds 3D-printed implants could let injured sports people play again (VIDEO). An idea that once seemed absurd is now looking entirely possible, for researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have successfully implanted 3D-printed cartilage in sheep. Specifically, they replaced the meniscus, which is a piece of C-shaped cartilage, the tearing of which is one of the most common knee injuries, according to the Mayo Clinic.

WEAU Eau Claire, Cancer patients receive care packages. Patients undergoing cancer treatment at an Eau Claire hospital get a special surprise. Tuesday morning, the Northern Lights Home HCE, also known as the homemaker's association, donated ten care packages to patients at Mayo Clinic's Cancer Center. Mary Segerstrom, a member, says the group got a specific list of needed supplies from the cancer center.

Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, The Power of a Good Argument by Dan Beckham. Leaders in health care, be they physicians, nurses, executives or board members, are all entrusted with the responsibility to argue with particular vigor and intensity…Back in 1999, in an article in Fast Company, Paul Roberts observed that: "Each afternoon, in a tiny workroom on the 12th floor of the Mayo Clinic, the battle against cancer begins with an argument. … The space fills with a small crowd of cancer specialists, surgeons, residents and nurses. For the next three hours, this talented team will debate the condition and treatment of the day's patients."

KIMT, $10,000 for substance abuse treatment. A southern Minnesota substance abuse treatment center has received a big donation in honor of its 40th anniversary. Naeve Health Care Foundation has given $10,000 to Fountain Centers’ patient recreation fund. Fountain Centers is a Mayo Clinic Health System program for substance abuse and addiction and Naeve has donated over $3 million to the Albert Lea campus since 1963.

The Blaze, Author Believes God-Ordained ‘Miracles Exist’ — and Here’s His Death-Defying Proof…The author shares many stories in the book, including one about a woman named Ema McKinley who was paralyzed and wheelchair-bound for nearly 20 years with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, a disorder that causes intense pain and sensitivity, according to the Mayo Clinic…“The best doctors in the world at the Mayo Clinic did all that they could for her, but could not cure her.

Business Quarter Magazine UK, Saving lives, saving life…The reason that they do this is because, in the US at least, the strong correlation between your health and your wallet is now one of the greatest social and political issues of modern times. “Sure if you are a patient and if you have the means you can just spend more money and get to places like the Mayo Clinic [the top flight facility in Minnesota]. However, there are still systematic problems that prevent you from getting the treatment that is right for you.”

Medscape, Does Oncology Have a Recruitment Problem? …Recruitment and Medical School Culture…"Student debt is so high that further training often isn't worth it given that compensation in oncology isn't as good as in some other specialties," said Amanda Shreders, MD, a hematology/oncology fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Prevention magazine, How To Prevent Job Burnout In 11 Simple Strategies. Feeling burned out? You're not alone, finds a survey released by ComPsych, an employee assistance company. Job burnout is on the rise and it's seriously infringing on productivity. And as if that wasn't bad enough, an increase in job stress can also up your chance of developing health problems, like heart disease, depression, and obesity, says the Mayo Clinic.

ABC13 Ohio, DermSpectra to Conduct Collaborative Research with Mayo Clinic on Automated Total Body Digital Skin Imaging. DermSpectra's Total Body Digital Skin Imaging System will be studied at Mayo Clinic to collect and analyze patient and dermatologists' perceptions of the impact of digital skin imaging in skin documentation and medical decision making, as well as their experiences using the system.

Post-Bulletin, Hong Kong company invests in Rochester by Jeff Kiger. A Hong Kong-based company with ties to Mayo Clinic is building an office valued at $1 million in downtown as its chairman invests more than $2.5 million in two large Rochester homes. Medisun Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong company which is partnering with Cardio3 Biosciences and Mayo Clinic, has applied to build an office in the west corner of the under-construction Plaza on Historic 3rd building at 300 S. Broadway.

Oncology Report, New agent extends progression-free survival in advanced pancreatic cancer…The encouraging results of this industry-sponsored open-label trial (NCT01144455) spurred the initiation of an international phase III study of TH-302 (NCT01746979), which “has the potential to provide an alternative regimen to the current standard-of-care regimens,” as well as a phase I/II study combining TH-302 with gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel (NCT02047500) for pancreatic cancer, said Dr. Mitesh J. Borad of the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Ariz., and his associates.

KARE11, Holiday stress and blood pressure dangers… Doctors at Mayo Clinic say if your blood pressure is greater than 115 over 75, your health may be at risk. Ways to lower your blood pressure. Some people are able to lower their blood pressure with lifestyle changes.

Yuma News Now, UA Team to Use Social Media in Study of E-Cigarettes. Five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will support project that is as much about data-gathering methods as it is about public health. Professor Daniel Zeng of the UA's Eller College of Management expects to create "a suite of novel technologies" for studying e-cigarettes… But what if all that intelligence could be used to crack open one of today’s most pressing - yet least understood - public health issues? That’s precisely the vision of the University of Arizona’s Daniel Zeng, MIS professor at the Eller College of Management, and Scott Leischow, adjunct faculty in the UA College of Medicine and professor of health services research at Arizona’s Mayo Clinic.

Gastroenterology, FMT appears ineffective for treatment of IBD… In his presentation, Edward V. Loftus, MD, FACG, AGAF, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., demonstrated that data on fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) for  diffinfection (CDI) is well established.

News Medical, Leica Biosystems, Mayo Clinic partner to develop next generation of cytogenetics imaging software. Leica Biosystems and Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology announced today a collaboration to develop the next generation of cytogenetics imaging software. The new tool will optimize software workflow and improve the overall user experience for cytogenetics imaging technicians.

Cornell College News, Alumnus recognized for cancer research contributions. James Ingle ’66, an internationally recognized breast cancer expert, received the 2014 William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award on Dec. 10 at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Albert Lea Tribune, Mayo Clinic partners with start-up accelerator.  A Colorado-based investment firm and business “start-up accelerator” is launching a new program to bring entrepreneurs in to work with Mayo Clinic and possibly develop new companies… Mayo Clinic Ventures Chair, Jim Rogers, explains the entrepreneurs will have access to Mayo Clinic physicians and clinical researchers to see if they can improve processes “to improve patient care” and develop business opportunities.

Post-Bulletin, 81 hospitalized after carbon monoxide poisoning at Ice Hawks hockey game by Ben Pherson. At least 81 people, including 25 Rochester Ice Hawks players and coaches, were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning following a Minnesota Junior Hockey League game Saturday at Poppy Waterman Arena…. Nick Fatis said he didn't anticipate further games being canceled. "Our players will be back at Mayo Sports Medicine on Monday, and we'll make sure everyone is fine," Fatis said. Additional coverage: Kansas City Star

NY Post, Q&A on the NHL mumps epidemic…What are the symptoms? The term “mumps” comes from lumps or bumps, as in the puffy cheeks that come from the painful swelling of the salivary glands(parotitis). Other symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue and loss of appetite, according to the Mayo Clinic. In the worst cases, mumps spreads through the body and causes swelling in the brain or fertility organs. Additional coverage: Bleacher Report, Yahoo! Sports

Wisconsin State Journal, State gives grants to UW, Mayo for rural doctor residencies.  The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Monday it has awarded more than $1.8 million for graduate medical education programs at UW Hospital and Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire.

Charlotte Observer, Charlotte cancer specialist develops low-tech treatment for mouth sores by Karen Garloch. As a pediatric oncologist, Dr. Peter Anderson long ago noticed that, when children are diagnosed with cancer, parents often ask what foods or supplements will help during treatment… While he was at the Mayo Clinic for 10 years, Anderson continued testing the product. When one pharmacist worried the sweet liquid might cause cavities, they switched from sugar to NutraSweet. It didn’t work, but it led to an important discovery.

KNXV Ariz., Mayo Clinic's heart-healthy tips for a new year. Brian Hardaway, M.D., joined the cast of Sonoran Living Live to talk about heart healthy tips for the new year.  Learn about heart disease and treatment by joining ABC15's Rally for Red and from Mayo Clinic staff members each month on Sonoran Living Live.

Post-Bulletin, Pulse on Health: Health providers, please do routine HIV screening by Jeff Hansel…The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone of those ages get tested at least once. Dr. Stacey Rizza, chair of the Mayo Clinic HIV Clinic, said in October that if everyone were tested and "if we knew every person with HIV and treated every person with HIV aggressively, it would be gone in one generation."

Beloit Daily News, Forbeck bows out of election. Rock County Circuit Judge Kenneth W. Forbeck has decided not to seek another term on the bench…he announced he would not seek another term and that he had been battling a serious medical condition. “I had a heart and kidney transplant in late October at Mayo Clinic,” the email states. “After serious discussions with my physicians and other health care professionals, I will not seek office at this time.”

Newsmax, Blood Pressure Medications: Know the Side Effects by Alana Burke… The Mayo Clinic recommends lifestyle changes in conjunction with blood pressure medications for heart health.

Newsmax, The Single Most Important Number You Need to Know for Heart Health by Alana Burke… Not only is waist circumference a critical measurement tool to predict heart health risk factors, it is related to overall morbidity rates. The Mayo Clinic reported, "The estimated decrease in life expectancy for highest vs. lowest waist circumference was approximately three years for men and approximately five years for women."

Newsmax, 5 Vitamins and Herbs That Keep Your Heart Healthy by Alana Burke… As reported by LEM, "Out of a total of 22 controlled trials of supplemental CoQ10 in congestive heart failure, only three have failed to show significant benefit." According to the Mayo Clinic, the recommended dosage of CoQ10 to prevent heart disease is 200 milligrams per day.

Vail Daily, Landscape Logic column: How green do you deck the halls and walls? By Becky Garber… What about poinsettias? Contrary to urban myth, the poinsettias are a safe holiday standby. The bracts of poinsettia leaves are not seriously toxic and are a much safer choice if you have pets and young children in the house. Studies conducted by the Mayo Clinic and Colorado State University confirm this fact.

Men’s Health magazine, 5 Ways to Fight Sinus Infections by Enrique Perez…How can you tell if your case of the sniffles has turned into a sinus infection? For starters, you’ll feel pressure around your forehead, nose, and eyes. You’ll also see green, yellow, or white mucus when you blow your nose, says Patrick Shinners, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at the Mayo Clinic.

The New Yorker, What Is Fatigue? By Alex Hutchinson… Marcora calls his theory the “psychobiological model.” It’s one of several attempts, in the past decade, to incorporate the brain into the understanding of endurance. This isn’t to say that previous generations of scientists discounted the mind’s influence on physical performance; as Michael Joyner, a physiologist at the Mayo Clinic, in Minnesota, told me, “There were people talking about this stuff in the eighteen-eighties, and coming up with very good thought experiments.”

Everyday Health, Uncovering Cancer’s Secret Hiding Places  by Sanjay Gupta. Mike Hawker’s prostate cancer is not in remission. As his doctor says, it’s just “on probation.” So every six months, Hawker travels from his home in Alaska, where he serves in the state legislature, to Rochester, Minnesota, where doctors at the Mayo Clinic track down even the tiniest new tumors in his body using an ingenious new technique. “It helps you hunt down this otherwise invisible cancer,” says Eugene Kwon, MD, a cancer researcher who helped developed the technique. Dr. Kwon, like any smart hunter, uses food to lure his prey. In this case, a molecule called choline.

OncLive, RESPONSE Trial Validates Ruxolitinib as Second-Line Therapy in PV. Ruben A. Mesa, MD, from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Scottsdale, AZ, describes exciting findings from the phase III RESPONSE trial for polycythemia vera (PV). The RESPONSE trial compared ruxolitinib and best available therapy in patients with PV who were intolerant of or resistant to first-line therapy is hydroxyurea.

Breast Cancer News, Alternate Biomarker Necessary for HER2 Breast Cancer Prognoses by Maureen Newman. Despite the utility of certain biomarkers in predicting triple negative breast cancer outcomes after chemotherapy treatment, it appears as though the level of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (S-TILs) cannot predict the outcome when trastuzumab, an antibody targeted against HER2 protein, is used. These results, produced by the laboratory of  Edith A. Perez, MD, at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, are insightful to clinicians who want to choose the correct therapy for their breast cancer patients.

Star Tribune, Wisconsin fire chief says carbon monoxide from propane-fueled ice resurfacer made 81 ill at rink by Paul Walsh. Faulty ice rink resurfacer is being blamed for putting carbon monoxide gas into the air at a hockey rink near the Wisconsin Dells and sending 81 people to area hospitals, authorities said Sunday. Hospitals near the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena in Lake Delton received the people who were at the rink Saturday night for the Minnesota Junior Hockey League game between the Dells Ducks and the Rochester Ice Hawks…All Ice Hawks players and staff have been released from the hospitals. Once the team bus returned Sunday to Rochester, a couple of players were to be checked out by doctors at the Mayo Clinic, Fatis added. Additional coverage: The Chronical Herald, AP

Albert Lea Tribune (AP), Flu widespread in Minnesota… Health officials are encouraging people to get flu shots, despite reports that the vaccine is less effective this year and poorly matched to the dominant strains in circulation. Mayo Clinic pediatrician and vaccine researcher Robert Jacobson said even weaker protection is still protection. “People who get the flu shot have better protection even when there’s a mismatch,” Jacobson said. “They often get less severe a case of the flu and they’re less likely to spread the flu to someone else.” Additional coverage: BringMeTheNews

MedPage Today, Carfilzomib, Lenalidomide, and Dexamethasone vs Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone in Patients with Relapsed MM: Interim Results from ASPIRE, Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic.

MedPage Today, Updated IMWG Guidelines for Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma, Vincent Rajkumar, Mayo Clinic.

MedPage Today, Nivolumab in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma, Stephen Ansell, Mayo Clinic.

MedPage Today, Effect of Age on Efficacy and Safety Outcomes in Patients with NDMM Receiving Lenalidomide and Low-Dose Dexamethasone, Shaji Kumar, Mayo Clinic.

Mankato Free Press, Flu outbreak cancels MSU hockey game… Flu-like illnesses have increased across the region, according to Kevin Burns, director of public affairs for Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. "We've seen a spike, particularly in the past seven to 10 days," Burns said. He said the number of hospitalizations have increased as well.

MedPage Today, Regimen 'Attractive' for Relapsed, Refractory Myeloma by Charles Bankhead… "PVD is a highly effective combination in patients refractory to lenalidomide with confirmed responses in 85%, Martha Q. Lacy, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., reported here at the American Society of Hematology "Weekly administration of bortezomib and dexamethasone enhanced the tolerability and convenience of the regimen.

La Crosse Tribune, Sonia Dietrich: Thanks for help during difficult time. Earlier this year, my father passed away as I was taking him to the hospital. Thanksgiving was hard without him, and Christmas will be worse. I would like to thank the kind people who stopped and offered me a shoulder to lean on, drove my car to the hospital and asked whether I would be OK. You are truly kind people…The doctors at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse were amazing, and they did everything they could and explained things very well.

Star Tribune, HCMC mingling with small companies in new incubator by Joe Carlson… TreeHouse Health is not the first med-tech launchpad to attract partnerships with local hospitals. San Francisco’s Rock Health, probably the most well-known example, partners with California health system and payer Kaiser Permanente and Minnesota’ Mayo Clinic, along with California’s Blues plan. Mayo Clinic Ventures is also a sponsor of Minneapolis’ more well-known innovation incubator, Healthcare.MN, which operates out of a space on North First Avenue called the Startup Venture Loft.

KEYC Mankato, Children's Memorial Day… The Mayo Clinic Health System organized the event for people who have lost a child. This particular Memorial Day falls on the second Sunday of December every year as people across the world remember children who have passed away. Jeanne Atkinson says, "They remember and honor children who have died all over the world, and we light candles, sing songs, share memories. It's just a very nice service for families."

Huffington Post, Are You Being Too Assertive? Not Enough? By Adoree Durayappah…According to the Mayo Clinic, assertive behavior and communication can help with stress management and improve your coping skills. As the Mayo Clinic explains, being assertive shows that you respect yourself and you are willing to stand up and express your thoughts and feelings. It boosts your self-confidence and can improve your work satisfaction.

Post-Bulletin, Rochester citizens need to be considered with DMC changes, letter by Judith Buettner. Are the citizens of Rochester area being sacrificed for Destination Medical Center? With due respect, I disagree with Rochester City Council member Mark Bilderback, city administrator Stevan Kvenvold and state Rep. Kim Norton. The rapid change in Rochester is not just the environment, business changes, expected population changes and economic trends. It is because Mayo Clinic and Dr. John Noseworthy want to be the No. 1 medical center. Mayo Clinic is already one of the best medical centers — one that I use many times. Yes, the changes will be beautiful and unique for Mayo Clinic patients and other visitors and tourists.

TexasTech, 'Support The Stache' Takes Life… Texas Tech men's basketball head coach Tubby Smith is an active participant in the Movember movement and has been for the last four years. "I have been involved a lot over the years in lending my support to raising money for cancer awareness and research," said Smith. "But I had not participated in Movember." That was until 2011, after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In the spring of 2010, Smith had gone for his annual physical at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Bismarck Tribune, High school junior returns to near-normal life following a tumor by Megan Griffin. Luke Leingang remembers standing, waiting for the MRI results. His parents told him the tingling in his arm might be from a pinched nerve or a bunched disk. All he knew for sure was his neck had been sore all year and his right arm hadn't been working right, making baseball hard…His doctor scheduled an appointment for him with a pediatric neurologist, who specializes in central nervous system tumors, at the Mayo Clinic…"To this day, words cannot express how thankful we are to the doctors and nurses who cared for him at Mayo and the wonderful care he received from Dr. McDonough," Colleen Leingang said.

KIMT, Waldorf Professor recovering at Mayo after falling 35 feet. We’ve been telling you about Mark Newcom, the Waldorf College Professor who had a horrible accident last week. Newcom was hanging Christmas decorations at a church when he fell 35 feet. Newcom was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, but doctors determined his injuries were more extensive than first thought. Newcom was then rushed by ambulance to Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s Campus.

Florida Times-Union, New Delores Barr Weaver fund to boost 20 nonprofits in an 'out of the box' way by Beth Cravey. Jacksonville philanthropist Delores Barr Weaver has established a $4 million endowed fund to help Northeast Florida nonprofits stage the annual premier fundraising events that are critical to their work…Delores Barr Weaver later made a $50 million donation to the Community Foundation when she established the Delores Barr Weaver Fund. Other donations made by the couple include $10 million to Baptist Health and $7 million to the Mayo Clinic.

Post-Bulletin, BrandHoot takes off — virtually… BrandHoot recently completed a year-long project for Mayo Clinic: a new library website, which is an internal website, but one of the clinic's highest trafficked with around 2 million hits a year. The company is in the process of completing another project for the clinic, and is handling all of the social media for Destination Medical Center. Nordstrom says that the company has some businesses in the Mayo bio-business accelerator as clients, and wants to work with more startup companies.

KAAL, Ernie's New Heart: Patient at Mayo Gets Second Heart Transplant by Steph Crock. Ernie Balcueva has been at the Mayo clinic for months waiting for a new heart.  He lost all four of his brothers to a rare heart condition, the same one that had him fighting for his life. Now, Ernie is getting another chance. He's currently recovering from heart transplant surgery. As soon as Ernie got the news he might get a new heart, time passed ever so slowly. "We waited at this room, and waited anxiously, one o'clock came, two o'clock came…" said Ernie’s dad, Edgar "Eddie" Balcueva. "Trying to find the right match for him was something that was not trivial," said the Medical Director of the Heart Transplant program at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha. Additional coverage: KARE11

Florida Times-Union, Documentary shows singer Glen Campbell as he struggles with Alzheimer's during farewell tour by Charlie Patton. As the opening credits of the documentary, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”, ran on a screen at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville on Wednesday night, Campbell watched old film clips while his wife, Kim, explained to him that the people in those film clips were his children and his former wives.

Mankato Free Press, Officials urge universal flu vaccination by Nate Gotlieb…The vaccine won’t cause the flu and is safe for everyone, including pregnant mothers and young children. The CDC recommends that everyone older than 6 months get vaccinated. “What you can have is you can have some light body aches,” said Jessica Sheehy, a physician assistant in the infectious diseases department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. “You can have a low-grade fever. Those are normal things that mean that the flu shot is working. That’s your body’s way of building up a response to the flu vaccine.” Additional coverage: Le Center Leader, MPR (AP), Star Tribune

Star Tribune, Flu 'widespread' in Minnesota, Health Department reports by Jeremy Olson…In Minnesota, state health officials are still encouraging people to get flu shots, despite reports that the vaccine is less effective this year and poorly matched to the dominant strains in circulation. Flu season typically does not peak until sometime between December and February, so people could still contract the virus for several weeks to come. In an interview with the Star Tribune published Thursday, Mayo Clinic pediatrician and vaccine researcher Robert Jacobson said even though the protection is weaker it’s still protection. “People who get the flu shot have better protection even when there’s a mismatch … and they’re less likely to spread the flu to someone else,” he said.

Post-Bulletin, Flu empties classrooms, fills clinics. Coughing and hacking have become so commonplace in southeast Minnesota that it's hard for people to avoid exposure to regionally raging flu. Some school classrooms are just half full because so many students are ill, while Mayo Clinic ExpressCare and the Mayo Clinic Hospital emergency department have their hands full. "I can't remember being busier. The flu season two years ago was hard. But, this year, it seemed to start early," said Margaret McDonah, assistant Mayo ExpressCare supervisor and a family nurse practitioner.

MedPage Today, Herceptin May Be of Little Use in Immune Cell-Heavy Breast Ca by Crystal Phend. HER2-positive breast cancers with a high level of immune cell infiltration might not benefit from the addition of trastuzumab (Herceptin) to chemotherapy, a trial analysis suggested. The 10% of patients with stromal tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte-predominant breast cancer in the Alliance N9831 trial showed similar recurrence-free survival (RFS) whether they received chemotherapy alone or with trastuzumab (10-year rate 90.9% versus 80.0%, P=0.21), Edith A. Perez, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and colleagues found.

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Network enables members to more effectively access high-speed Internet by Emily Miels, Health care providers, schools, law enforcement, government offiials and libraries are doing their jobs better and more efficiently thanks to the Chippewa Valley Inter-Networking Consortium (CINC), area representatives said Thursday.…Wilson and other CINC members got to­gether at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire to share stories of how this high-speed access is improving the community and helping to bridge the “digital divide” in rural areas.

Breast Cancer News, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. James Ingle Recognized for Breast Cancer Research by Anna Tan, R.N. World-renowned expert on breast cancer, Dr. James Ingle, attended the 37th San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium yesterday, December 10, to receive the 2014 William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award and gave a memorial lecture titled, “Pharmacogenomics in the Quest for Precision Endocrine Therapy of Breast Cancer”.

Medscape, The Year in Hematologic Malignancies: Novel Agents, New Combinations by Kate O’Rourke. Multiple Myeloma According to Shaji Kumar, MD, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the updated definition of multiple myeloma by the International Myeloma Working Group[1] will have a big impact on practice. Now, in addition to existing requirements of attributable CRAB features (hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, and bone lesions), the definition includes validated biomarkers that predict for early development of CRAB features.

HemOnc Today, Stromal TILs relevant to chemotherapy benefit in early-stage, HER-2–positive breast cancer…However, the level of stromal tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) had no impact on RFS among patients treated with chemotherapy plus the HER-2–targeted therapy trastuzumab (Herceptin, Genentech). “For the 10% of patients whose tumors are very highly infiltrated with lymphocytes, we cannot really prove that there is a benefit to using chemotherapy plus trastuzumab, at least based on the trend we observed in this study,” Edith A. Perez, MD, deputy director at large for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, professor at Mayo Clinical College of Medicine in Jacksonville.

mHealthNews, What healthcare needs is something akin to an Apple Genius Bar by Tom Sullivan…What healthcare needs is something like Apple’s Genius Bar, said Painter, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation senior program officer, during the mHealth Summit 2014 here…James Levine, MD, a professor of endocrinology at ASU and co-director of the Mayo Clinic’s Obesity Solutions unit, explained that the plethora of devices need to be validated or the data they collect is worthless, and making that information available across care teams will demand commonly agreed-upon transport protocols.

Pioneer Press, Pregnant Wisconsin woman plans to challenge fetal protection law. A pregnant Wisconsin woman said Thursday that she plans to file a federal lawsuit challenging the state's fetal protection law after she was jailed for refusing treatment for drugs…Loertscher and Ainsworth told reporters during a conference call that Loertscher was 14 weeks pregnant when she visited the Eau Claire Mayo Clinic to seek treatment for hypothyroidism and depression in early August. Tests revealed she had used methamphetamine and marijuana. She said she had used the drugs to self-medicate after she lost her job and couldn't afford medicine for her hypothyroidism. Additional coverage: WUWM Milwaukee, The Daily Beast

KTTC, Nine cancer survivors graduate from Livestrong at the YMCA. Nine of the toughest fighters in Rochester graduated from the first ever Livestrong at the YMCA program on Thursday….One of the first graduates, Judy Jones, suffered for a year and a half from a rare form of cancer…Mobility and fatigue are still issues for me, but I'm just happy to have my leg and that it didn't have to get amputated. I can go on and do most of the things I used to, maybe a little slower than I use to do them," said Judy. She also said Livestrong at the YMCA has helped her in so many ways and she has come so far from when she was undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic.

ABC15 Ariz., Top 5 foods to lower your cholesterol by Mayo Clinic. Diet can play an important role in lowering your cholesterol. Here are five foods that can lower your cholesterol and protect your heart.

ABC15 Ariz., Which herbal supplements, meds don't mix? Herbal supplements may not mix with heart medicines by Mayo Clinic. Herbal supplements are natural, so they must be safe, right? Not necessarily. Herbal supplements can have strong effects in the body, and some can interact with prescription medications used to treat heart and circulatory problems, such as high blood pressure and heart failure.

KARE11, Parkinson's diagnosis inspires Christmas light show by Boyd Huppert. Mark Justak has seen his share of dark days. A decade ago he was a 47-year-old father of four, when his hand froze in place one day while brushing his teeth. Then it kept happening. The diagnosis from the Mayo Clinic: Parkinson's disease.

Medscape, Practice Patterns: Young Oncologists Seek Benefits of Larger Practices, Hospitalist Jobs by Victoria Stern. Hospital Employment vs Private Practice, Just a few months into a hematology/oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, Amanda Shreders, MD, is already contemplating her move into the oncology workforce. Although Dr Shreders is surrounded by academic medicine, she is leaning toward private practice.

USA Today, NHL mumps outbreak rare, but 'could happen anywhere' by Kevin Allen. NHL players aren't any germier than the next professional athlete, and their locker rooms aren't overrun with viruses and bacteria. The mumps outbreak that has so far affected 15 players on five teams, including Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby, is a combination of bad luck and folks not being up to date on their immunizations. "It has nothing to do with hockey. This could happen anywhere," said Dr. Gregory Poland, a professor of medicine and the director of the Mayo Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Additional coverage: KARE11, Pacific Daily News

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, EC health system to launch doctor residency program by Eric Lindquist. A proposed family medicine residency program in Eau Claire is expected to help address a growing national shortage of primary care physicians and keep some of its newly minted doctors practicing close to home. Mayo Clinic Health System announced plans Wednesday to open the residency program in 2017 after being awarded a $750,000 grant from the state Department of Health Services to help launch the program to train new family medicine doctors. Additional coverage: WQOW Eau Claire

Dunn County News, Family gives gift bags to families at Mayo Clinic. Gavin Richel of Chippewa Falls was born in 2008 with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. When he didn’t cry, doctors took him to the Special Care Nursery at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire to give him oxygen. Sometime later, Ted and Amy Richel held their son for the first time.

Mankato Free Press, Isaac Kolstad talks recovery on birthday by Nate Gotlieb. This birthday celebration was more than 90 percent unlikely. Those were the odds against Isaac Kolstad surviving a massive head injury…The past seven months have been filled with milestones for the family. Molly Kolstad gave birth to their second daughter, Malia, in June, while Isaac was clinging to life on a different floor of Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

Medscape, An All-Oral Therapy Tested in Multiple Myeloma by Janis Kelly. The first all-oral regimen for the treatment multiple myeloma could be on the way to the clinic, according to early data presented here at the American Society of Hematology 56th Annual Meeting. In a phase 2 study, treatment-naïve multiple myeloma patients who responded to induction therapy with ixazomib (Millennium Pharmaceuticals), lenalidomide, and dexamethasone received single-agent ixazomib maintenance therapy. In half the patients, responses were maintained for more than 2 years, and in 33% of those, responses improved during the maintenance period, reported lead researcher Shaji Kumar, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

WKBT La Crosse, Mayo Clinic provides healthy alternatives to eggnog for holiday season… “It’s important to practice moderation during the holidays. Allow yourself some treats, but make sure you’re including fruits, vegetables, and lean protein with your meals to help you be less likely to overdo it on higher calorie foods. Limit treats to 1-2 per day and try to balance out your days by eating lighter meals after you’ve overindulged at a party,” said Romi Londre, Registered Dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System.

Albany Enterprise, The fight off the field by Liz Vos…for Sharon Prokott, the thrill went beyond words. It was the fourth game in the season Prokott had been able to attend to see her son Nolan Prokott play with his teammates. Health challenges have kept her exhausted and unable to withstand poor weather… “I had always been anemic and passed out a lot,” she explained. “But when this all started, things got really bad. I was referred to the Mayo Clinic immediately because my kidneys were starting to shut down, I was suffering from exhaustion and there was fluid on my heart.” Upon Prokott’s first appointment at the Mayo Clinic, she was quickly admitted.

Daily News NY, Friends rally for woman with mystery illness by Matt Surtel. Holly Todd’s friends are trying very hard to get her into a hospital. They’re aiming for the Mayo Clinic, to be specific. She’s battling a mystery illness which has seen her weight plummet dangerously, since she was part of a mission trip to Haiti last February.

Dallas Morning News, Baylor already seeing benefits from collaboration with Cleveland Clinic by Gary Jacobson. Baylor Scott & White Health won’t see its first patients as part of the Cleveland Clinic’s national cardiology network until next year, but the Dallas-based system is already benefitting from the affiliation… “Teamwork is the next phase of American medicine,” Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove said. That has already been on display in North Texas. In September, Dallas-based Methodist Health System joined the rapidly expanding Mayo Clinic Care Network, allowing consultation and collaboration between the organizations and care givers.

Yuma Sun, Mumps back on radar with cases at colleges, NHL by Amy Crawford…Part of the issue, according to the Mayo Clinic, is that the vaccination works best when people have had two doses. However, the recommendations for a second dose didn’t begin until the late 1980s or early 1990s. So many young adults don’t have the protection that they should – and may need a booster shot now.

Reuters, Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospital record systems… "We are losing lives, and billions of dollars, by not having interoperability," said Marc Probst, chief information officer for Intermountain Healthcare.  His hospital system and a group including Mayo Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and software providers Cerner, Athenahealth, McKesson Corp and Epic this month announced they will collaborate to develop data-sharing standards.

Advisory Board, Mayo Clinic champions Swedish protocols for surgical patients. The average length of stay for open-surgery patients decreased by more than two days after Mayo Clinic in Phoenix implemented new protocols focused on fast recovery, Modern Healthcare's Maureen McKinney reports…. With ERAS came improved outcomes. The results have been positive. The hospital decreased the average length of stay by 1.2 days for laparoscopic surgery patients and 2.6 days for open-surgery. Meanwhile, costs dropped 7% and 16% for the two types of procedures, respectively, according to Kripa Krishnan, an operations administrator at Mayo.

AZ Tech Beat, Crowd Mics wins Startup Connect AZ with a simple Q&A - AZ Tech Beat by Tishin Donkersley.  At the Arizona Technology Council Startup Connect AZ event, five startups from around the state pitched against each other for cash, bragging rights and some good face time with investors, CEOs, educators and influencers…Endovantage – spawned out of Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic, this powerful software tool gives surgeons the ability to upload a patient’s medical data, and depending on the procedure, has the ability to enter various scenarios, compare treatments and potential outcomes before the patient goes under the knife, all within two hours of the surgery

SELF magazine, 27 DIY Fruit-Infused Waters To Stay Hydrated This Season…You’re probably familiar with this: “Drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” But is that really necessary? According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s a good rule since it’s easy to remember.

Chicago Now, How do you say goodbye to a lifelong dream? by Jessica Gardner. Earlier this year, and quite by accident when I had a CT Scan after my car accident, it was discovered that I have fibroids in my uterus. If you're not a woman or otherwise not familiar with fibroids, the Mayo Clinic explains that "[u]terine fibroids develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus (myometrium).

FOX News, How many calories do you have to burn to lose 1 pound?... Calorie math, Now that all that's settled, if you want to determine roughly how many calories your body burns a day, check out the Mayo Clinic's calorie calculator. Aim to take in 300 to 500 fewer calories per day to lose weight.

Pirates MLB, Searage's latest mission? Revive careers of Richard, Liz…If you need to cure a sore back, you go to the Mayo Clinic. If you need a pitching cure, you go to the Searage-Benedict Clinic. That's just what you do. The latest reclamation patients in the waiting room are Clayton Richard and Radhames Liz. Spring Training is two months away, but the "doctor" is already in.

CNBC, I will not invest in Cuba: Cuban-American executive. He runs his own real estate development group and sits on the board of the Mayo Clinic and Home Depot, but Cuban-American business executive Armando Codina has no interest in investing in Cuba now that the U.S. is re-establishing diplomatic relations with the communist country.

Post-Bulletin, Ice Hawks players on the mend after CO poisoning by Ben Pherson… "Once again, we are lucky to live in Rochester; we have the best facilities," Fatis said. "It doesn't get any better than Rochester. The other thing is, even though it's almost impossible for this to happen in Rochester, if it did happen here, we have the best medical staff here and we'd have people in the care of Mayo Clinic staff in a matter of minutes. We're just very, very lucky."

Yahoo! News, Winter depression: What causes seasonal affective disorder and how you can beat it. Experts say the dearth of sunlight can also disrupt your body’s internal clock (or circadian rhythm) and cause a decrease in serotonin (a neurotransmitter that affects one’s mood) — both of which can trigger depression. Additionally, the seasonal change can bump melatonin levels off-balance, affecting sleep patterns and mood, according to the Mayo Clinic.

La Salud, ¿Dolor de cabeza?, puede ser por tensión ó migraña, La Dra. Jennifer Fisher, Psiquiatría Infantil y del Adolescente de Mayo Clinic en Rochester, Minnesota, explica que existen varios tipos de dolor de cabeza. Dos de los más comunes son los dolores de cabeza por tensión y migrañas.

Univision Arizona, Conozca los alimentos cancerígenos, Se dice que uno es lo que come. Según investigaciones, hay algunos alimentos que incrementan el riesgo de algunos tipos de cáncer. Aquí le decimos cuáles son. Dr. Ruben Mesa talks about the link between food and cancer.

Deutsche Gesundheits, Forscher entwickeln Antikörper gegen Migräne…Die Studie wurde von einer Arbeitsgruppe um David W. Dodick, Professor für Neurologie an der Mayo Clinic in Arizona, durchgeführt. Im November 2014 wurde sie in der Fachzeitschrift The Lancet Neurology veröffentlicht. An der Studie hatten 163 Patienten zwischen 18 und 55 Jahren teilgenommen, die in einem Zeitraum von 28 Tagen jeweils zwischen 5 und 14 Tagen an Migräne litten.

Univision, Las 10 mejores empresas para trabajar en Estados Unidos…Glassdoor hizo la pregunta, y recibió más de 800 mil respuestas entre noviembre de 2013 y noviembre de 2014. La web de CNN detalló las 10 compañías con más de mil empleados que resultaron mejor evaluadas, y te las presentamos a continuación….Clínica Mayo. Un investigador asociado afirma que ofrece un ambiente de trabajo profesional, instalaciones de última generación y la colaboración entre departamentos.

Yahoo! Noticias, Asocian los olvidos con el riesgo de tener un ACV en la población con educación superior…"Como señalan los autores, es probable que en ciertas personas con algunos desafíos en el uso de la memoria, el riesgo de tener un ACV no esté directamente asociado con esa exigencia, sino con otros factores de riesgo, como la hipertensión", opinó el doctor Robert Brown, neurólogo de la Clínica Mayo, Rochester, Minnesota.

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