June 18, 2015

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.

Editor, Karl Oestreich; Assistant Editor, Carmen Zwicker

 

MSNBC Morning Joe
Mayo clinic offers patient care to Walmart employees

Dr. John Noseworthy talks about the Mayo Clinic's relationship with Walmart and why they will offer patient care to theMorning Joe MSNBC company's employees.

Reach: MSNBC provides in-depth analysis of daily headlines, political commentary and informed perspectives. MSNBC’s home on the Internet is tv.msnbc.com. Joe Scarborough hosts “Morning Joe,” with co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, featuring interviews with top politicians and newsmakers, as well as in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest stories. Morning Joe has about 375,000 viewers daily.

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

Contact: Traci Klein

 

FOX News
Sunday Morning Futures, Joining me now is Dr. John Noseworthy

He is president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic. And he is with us on set. Good to see you, John. Thanks so much for joining Sunday Morning Futures Fox Newsus…So I want to get your take, really, on a couple of things. I want to talk about the subsidies issue and this pending Obamacare care ruling. But I also want to ask you about innovation, what you're doing at Mayo and, really, what's happening in health care today.

Reach:  Fox News Channel (FNC) is a cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of News Corporation. Maria Bartiromo has covered business and the economy for more than 25 years and was one of the building blocks of business cable network CNBC. During her 20-year tenure as the face of CNBC, she launched the network’s morning program, Squawk Box; anchored The Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo; and was the anchor and managing editor of the nationally syndicated On the Money with Maria Bartiromo, formerly The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo. Bartiromo joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as Global Markets Editor in January 2014.  She is the anchor of Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo on FBN (weekdays from 9-11 AM/ET) and Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo (Sundays at 10 AM/ET) on FOX News Channel (FNC).

Additional Coverage:
Wall Street Journal
How Mayo, Kaiser Permanente Keep Health Costs Down

At WSJ's CFO Conference, Wall Street Journal Video logoPresident and CEO of Mayo Clinic John H. Noseworthy, M.D. and Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson discussed their cost-saving health care systems.

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

Contact: Traci Klein

 

Florida Times-Union
Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville to create lung restoration center
by Charlie Patton

In 2014, the number of people on the waiting list for a lung transplant in the U.S. outnumbered the number of donor lungs available by about 650. The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and United Therapeutics Corp., a biotechnology company, are collaborating now on the creation of a lungFlorida Times-Union newspaper logo restoration center on Mayo’s Jacksonville campus that should ultimately double the number of lungs available for transplant in the U.S. “This is a big deal,” said Gianrico Farrugia, chief executive officer of Mayo in Jacksonville. “… This is not Mayo or United Therapeutics benefiting. This is the whole country benefiting.” Additional coverage: Jacksonville Business Journal, Jacksonville Post, MyInforms.com, Jacksonville City and Press, Phys.Org

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

Context: Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) announced recently a collaboration to build and operate a lung restoration center on the Mayo campus. The goal is to significantly increase the volume of lungs for transplantation by preserving and restoring selected marginal donor lungs, making them viable for transplantation. The restored lungs will be made available to patients at Mayo Clinic and other transplant centers throughout the United States. Construction of the center is expected to be completed in late 2017. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. “This collaboration is exciting because it allows Mayo Clinic to bring the latest advances in life-saving technology to transplant patients,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida. “Ultimately, this relationship will help Mayo Clinic expand its reach to patients who could benefit from this innovation. Increasing the number of lungs available for transplantation provides more options for patients suffering from pulmonary disease.” More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Kevin Punsky

 

ABC 15 Arizona
Mayo Clinic has heart failure treatment options

David Fortuin, M.D., Mayo Clinic Cardiologist, joined the hosts of ABC affiliate, channel 15 in ArizonaSonoran Living Live to discuss treatment options for patients with heart failure.   Surgery is an excellent option for heart failure patients -- if they can tolerate it.

Reach:  KNXV-TV, ABC 15, is the ABC television station affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona.

Context: F. David Fortiun, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. Mayo Clinic's top-ranked team of cardiologists diagnoses and treats many heart conditions, including many rare and complex disorders. Mayo Clinic's Division of Cardiovascular Diseases is one of the largest and most integrated in the United States, with locations in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and several communities throughout Mayo Clinic Health System. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota include more than 200 cardiologists and 1,100 allied health staff trained in caring for heart patients.

Contact: Jim McVeigh

 

Star Tribune
NBA commissioner calls Minneapolis practice site a catalyst

It had been a busy few hours for NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Tuesday night he had presented the Golden State Warriors the Larry O'Brien trophy after their series-deciding victory in Cleveland. Wednesday morning he was at TheStar Tribune newspaper logo Courts at Mayo Square, the  new 107,000-square-foot Taj Mahal-like practice facility for the Timberwolves and Lynx. The grand opening was attended by Silver, WNBA president Laurel Richie, Wolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor and Mayo CEO Dr. John Noseworthy. Afterward, Silver called the facility — which he said was the most impressive he had seen — a catalyst for better things to come for a Wolves franchise that hasn’t seen the playoffs since 2004, but is set to pick first in next week’s draft.

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:
NBA.com, Three Questions With Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine

Star TribuneHartman: NBA chief Silver impressed by where Wolves stand

Star Tribune (AP), Timberwolves hope new practice center marks the end of decade-long doldrums; teaming with Mayo

Star TribuneGallery: Wolves, with partner Mayo Clinic, open Mayo Clinic Square

Star Tribune, Wolves and Lynx open new Mayo Clinic practice facility

USA Today, KTTC, KTTC, KAAL, The Herald S.C., Washington Post, Pioneer Press, FOX9, FOX Sports, Sun Times Minneapolis, NBA.com, BringMeTheNews, KARE11, Canis Hoopus

Context: DigniMayo Clinic Square Courts logotaries from the worlds of medicine, sports, business and politics hit the court today, Wednesday, June 17, to dedicate Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis. The event was the first in a series of grand-opening events marking the strategic collaboration of Mayo Clinic, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx. "At Mayo Clinic we pride ourselves in teamwork," said John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. "We are proud to be part of the team that made this day possible." More information about Mayo Clinic Square can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Rhoda Fukushima Madson

 

Huffington Post, This Bride Didn't Think Her Sick Dad Would Make It To Her Wedding. But He Did. Andre Pearson never thought he would make it to his daughter's wedding. The 61-year-old arrived at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in March with heart and kidney failure, according to a press release from the hospital. At the time, doctors thought his condition was so bad that he only had one more year to live. He underwent surgery to repair his heart valve and dialysis treatments, which improved his health, but he was told he was still too sick to fly to his daughter Alexandra Price's wedding. Additional coverage: Star Tribune, Inside Edition, com, Bustle.com, WKRN Nashville

ABC Action Philadelphia, Unique Surgery Helps Sick Dad Surprise Daughter Before Wedding Day — A father walking his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day is a very special moment. However, a serious medical issue threatened that opportunity for a father and daughter from Nebraska. "Not to be able to even stand up and say, 'I am the one that will give her away'...I felt that I was letting her down," said Andre Pearson. Additional coverage: ABC6 On Your Side Ohio, WDAZ ND

KAAL, Mayo Patient Overcomes Odds, Attends Daughter's Wedding by Hannah Tran — It looked as though he only had a year to live, but with a little hope and help from Mayo Clinic, he overcame the odds to share a special moment with his daughter. Nebraska native Andre Pearson's 25-year-old daughter, Alexandra, was set to be married last Saturday in California.  Since March, he has been a heart failure patient at Mayo Clinic.  Until last week, he was dispirited about missing his daughter's wedding due to treatment and rehabilitation, but his care team decided that he was well enough to go and organized a trip. Additional coverage: FOX9, MyFOXPhilly, Imperial Valley News, BringMeTheNews

Huffington Post, Could Sleep Apnea Be Tanking Your Daytime Productivity?... You might find yourself dozing off at your desk, finding it hard to focus your attention on work, or getting sleepy on early in the evening. Other potential symptoms listed by the Mayo Clinic include waking up gasping for air, waking up with a dry or sore throat, morning headaches, frequently waking, and difficulty concentrating.

USA Today, Message to retirees: sit less, live better and longer by Kim Painter…And old habits are the hardest to break, says James Levine, a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Ariz., and author of Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It. Older adults "are much more set in their ways," than younger adults or children, he says.

Globe and Mail, Shift work may have negative impact on long-term health by Carly Weeks — It’s safe to say Una Ferguson is a night person. For nearly 50 years, the Ottawa-based nurse has worked the overnight shift, taking care of patients and dealing with medical emergencies while most everyone else was asleep….“Could you imagine if, 10 years from now, we realize that this is a major risk, how horrified everyone would be?” says Dr. Lois Krahn, a sleep-medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. “I don’t think we fully understand the magnitude of it.”

Post-Bulletin, Lab focused on healthy indoor spaces to open in September by Jeff Kiger — A new lab for testing how to make indoor spaces healthier is expected to open in downtown Rochester in September and start experiments by the end of the year. The Well Living Lab, a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and New York City-based Delos Living, is under construction on the third floor of the Minnesota Biobusiness Center. The new lab will test and help develop products and services to make buildings healthier and validate Delos' new Well Building certification.

Yahoo! Parenting, The Best Ways to Save a Baby’s Life by Elise Sole — Here are the most common emergencies for babies under the age of 1 and how to calmly handle them — including tips on what not to do…If your baby is choking:…“If your baby starts choking, try not to panic but also act fast,” Jim Homme, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, tells Yahoo Parenting...If your baby bumps his head: As infants start rolling, crawling, and walking, bumps and bruises became a part of daily life. “Babies should be encouraged to explore their surroundings to promote motor skills, coordination, and curiosity,” Christopher Moir, M.D., a pediatric surgeon at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, MN, tells Yahoo Parenting.

OncLive, Mesa Discusses Pacritinib’s Potential in Myelofibrosis by Laura Martin…In an interview with OncLive, lead PERSIST-1 author Ruben A. Mesa, MD, deputy director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, discussed the trial’s results and pacritinib’s potential to change the treatment paradigm for patients with myelofibrosis.

The Daily Beast, Mayo Clinic: Lady Legs Now Cootie-Free — Residents of Minnesota, Florida and Arizona should prepare for complete anarchy by the end of this week. That’s because the Mayo Clinic, the formerly respectable medical practice and research group with facilities in those states, will upend the social order by inflicting their own terrifying vision of a radical new world on an unsuspecting populace. Additional coverage: Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, MPR, Star Tribune

MedDevice Online, NASA, Mayo Clinic Fine-Tune Deep Brain Stimulation Using Nano Tech…According to a press release, scientists from NARC and the Mayo Clinic have collaborated since 2011 to design a DBS monitoring system using nanotechniques developed by the space program. Their solution, presented by Andrews, is a system of nine carbon nanofiber pads that are coated with a biocompatible polymer.

Healio Cardiology Today, GI bleeding risk higher with novel anticoagulants than warfarin in older patients…“By using the real-world, national data available from the Optum Labs Data Warehouse, we were able to determine that individuals over age 75 have a much higher risk of GI bleeds than younger patients, if using dabigatran or rivaroxaban instead of warfarin,” Neena S. Abraham, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, said in a news release. “Our findings definitely point toward important age-related risk that merits consideration when doctors are making treatment recommendations.”

KIMT, Mayo Clinic earns high honors for child care — Mayo Clinic has ranked high on many different health topics over the years, and now the Rochester-based hospital has achieved another honor yet again. According to U.S. World Report, Mayo Clinic is the best preforming children’s hospital of all hospitals in Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas. Those with the clinic say they are excited about the honor, which they have received before. The director of the children’s hospital, Dr. Randall Flick says they have the best staff in the world to take care of kids.

Argus Leader Sioux Falls, Top economic development official visits Sioux Falls by Jodi Schwan —  Cities such as Sioux Falls have the potential to grow in areas ranging from medical research to manufacturing, said a federal economic development official who visited Thursday. It was Jay Williams’ first trip to Sioux Falls. The former mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, was appointed by President Obama last year as the U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development…. People easily associate places such as the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic with cutting-edge research but “the innovative health care research and development going on in South Dakota is significant,” Williams said.

Dunn County News, Two area programs receive grants from Mayo —  Mayo Clinic Health System is working to improve the health of communities by investing more than $182,000 in grant money awarded to nonprofits in northwest Wisconsin. “When we initiated this concept, our premise was that health is more than just the absence of illness; health is a balance of people’s physical, emotional and social well-being,” says Randall Linton, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin.

Visalia Times-Delta Calif., Cowboy pastor continues to battle effects of skin cancer — Rev. Jason Caudell seeks assistance to return to the Mayo Clinic to repair his arm which was ravaged by melanoma skin cancer and a weakened immune system…Now, he’s preparing to return to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. to repair his malformed arm. In order to make the trip, he needs to raise enough money to stay in motels nearby for a period of weeks and possibly months. The cost could reach as high as $12,000.

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Neon Trees’ Campbell grew up in Las Vegas by Dave Herrera — Branden Campbell isn’t the first rock star to rave about the feel-good effects of cannabis. He is, however, the first you’re likely to hear sing the praises of a strain that doesn’t get you high. At all. Not even a little bit… You see, for the past eight years, Campbell and his wife have tried everything they could to alleviate their son’s seizures, which he’s suffered every day of his preciously young life. Nothing has helped. But then one day, they discovered a serum that worked; the tremors suddenly ceased. “We tried every anti-seizure med,” Campbell says. “We’ve gone to the Mayo Clinic, we’ve gone to the Cleveland Clinic, we’ve met with neurologists all over the country and have tried everything, and this cannabis oil worked. It’s literally a miracle that this happened.”

Multiple Myeloma Blog, Sense of community among myeloma patients is strong! by Pat Killingsworth…A retired nurse herself, Nancy is trying to decide whether to undergo a stem cell transplant or harvest and wait. Not an easy decision.  She has a good specialist: Dr. Chanan-Khan, Head of Hematology at Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville.  He’s advocating waiting, but Nancy’s kidney’s have been affected–and she’s in her late 60’s–so Nancy wonders if waiting might risk losing the option.  Patients shouldn’t be forced to make decisions like this, especially new ones.  I’m trying to help.

KGW Oregon, Tips: 8 home remedies for allergy relief — If all the pollen swirling around the air from grasses and trees in Oregon and Vancouver right now is making you practically miserable, there are some home remedies that many allergy sufferers swear by, which cost very little or nothing to try. KGW talked with local naturopathic doctors and checked with experts on top health websites, as well as researchers at the renowned Mayo Clinic to come up with the latest recommendations.

Sioux City Journal, Debunking 5 myths about organ donation, as need for donors increases by Ginger Plumbo —  More than 120,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant nationwide. Mayo Clinic alone has more than 3,000 patients on its waiting list. Getting more people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors is a major goal across the U.S., yet myths influence that decision for many people, doctors say. Dr. Brooks Edwards, Mayo’s director of the William J. von Liebig Center for Transplantation and Clinical Regeneration and a transplant cardiologist, discusses some common myths about organ donation.

Minneapolis /St. Paul Business Journal (PDF) Game on for sports medicine by Katharine Grayson — New clinics are popping up all over to serve injured weekend warriors, high school athletes and (over) active baby boomers…The strong demand is attracting new players to the Twin Cities. In October, Mayo Clinic opened an 85,000-squarefoot sports-medicine center in downtown Minneapolis, its first metroarea facility…Mayo Clinic brought a powerhouse health care brand to the local sports medicine market, it's faced some challenges drawing in patients, partly because it opened amid ongoing construction, but it's performing well overall, said Dr. Jon Finnoff, medical director for the facility.

Star Tribune, University of Minnesota to bar scientists from being paid by companies that sponsor research by Maura Lerner — For the first time, University of Minnesota scientists will be barred from accepting consulting fees from companies that sponsor their research, under a new ethics plan endorsed Friday by the Board of Regents. President Eric Kaler says the new rule, which is designed to guard against conflicts of interest, is one of the strictest in the country among academic research centers…Dr. William Tremaine of the Mayo Clinic, who led the task force that drafted the plan, said that one of the goals is to ensure that vulnerable patients like Markingson, who had schizophrenia, “know what they’re getting into” and aren’t coerced into studies. Additional coverage: Post-Bulletin

Uncover Michigan, Brain and neurological tumors are most common types of cancer among children by Amy McClellan — The American Brain Tumor Association has said that brain and neurological tumors are the most common types of cancer tumors found in children, ages 19 and below. Two new studied led to a new way for identifying tumor types by making use of DNA mutation that can categorize gliomas (brain tumors), on the basis of affected tissue. According to Dr. Daniel Lachance, a neuro-oncologist at the Mayo Clinic, the molecular data assists in classifying glioma patients in a better way and, therefore, it could be understood that who requires more aggressive treatment and who might be capable of avoiding unnecessary. Additional coverage: Pierce Pioneer News, Daily Times Gazette

Medscape, Top News From ASCO 2015: Slideshow…Whole-Brain Radiotherapy: Risks Worth Benefit?... "We expect that it will be reserved for palliation of symptomatic metastases in patients for whom stereotactic radiosurgery [SRS] is not possible," said investigator Jan C. Buckner, MD, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota…New Myelofibrosis Drug Works Even With Thrombocytopenia… "There is a huge unmet clinical need for patients with myelofibrosis. We were encouraged to see that pacritinib was safe and effective in the trial, even in patients with severely low blood counts (<50,000/uL)," said lead author Ruben A. Mesa, MD, deputy director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.

WXOW La Crosse, "Best Baby Shower in Town" helps expectant mothers by Caroline Hecker — Franciscan Healthcare "Best Baby Shower in Town" provided expectant mothers with valuable information about services offered in the La Crosse community for young families. Families had the opportunity to speak with providers to learn about steps taken to ensure a healthy pregnancy and new born child. Beth Hietpas, a lactationist with Mayo Clinic Health Systems, said a lot of expectant mothers and young families are unaware of the variety of services offered to them in the area.

WEAU Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic lifts policy requiring female employees to wear nylons…Thursday, Mayo Clinic Healthcare System-Franciscan Healthcare lifted its policy, requiring female employees to wear nylons. Diane Holmay, Chief Nursing Officer at Mayo Clinic Healthcare System- Franciscan Healthcare says the updated dress code was made to align with Rochester’s policy.

Post-Bulletin, Technovation team is app-happy by Elizabeth Hurley — Amid the hubbub of a Rochester Caribou coffee shop, munching on bakery treats and sipping on iced drinks, members of Team Furst sat side by side working on the prototype of their Mayo Freetime a Their app, which was created to help patients at Mayo Clinic find things to do between appointments, is the product of their participation in the International Technovation Challenge - a computer coding competition for girls.

Pricipia Scientific International, Does Peer Review Do More Harm Than Good? by Luc Rinaldi…Like most academics, Arthur Caplan, a bioethics professor at New York University School of Medicine, receives emails from predatory journals daily that solicit articles from him. “It can be anything . . . from bridge engineering to cancer therapy,” he says with a laugh…He knows the difference between legitimate and counterfeit journals. But, he warns, journalists and politicians may not, allowing for poor reporting and bad policies that create “opportunities for the continued power of crackpot views that corrode many areas of public life.” If these journals continue unchecked, he wrote in a Mayo Clinic paper, “the trustworthiness, utility and value of science and medicine will be irreparably damaged.”

KEYC Mankato, Improving Health with Somali and Mayo Partnership…Somali Community Barwaaqo Organization Director Hussein Jama says, "Enlighten them about the difference between home and here because home when you are sick, you don't have a lot of facilities." The program started when an interpreter noticed patients didn't always follow doctors' orders. Mayo Clinic Mankato Family Medicine Resident Vicki Zbikowski says, "What the patients were telling her, the interpreter, and what they were telling their physicians and whether or not they actually followed through on any of those recommendations from their physicians, so there was definitely a gap."

Healio Orthotics & Prosthetics News, Shriners Hospital for Children joins Mayo Clinic Care Network — Shriners Hospitals for Children has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, according to a recent press release…“We are so pleased to welcome Shriners Hospitals for Children into the network,” David Hayes, MD, medical director at the Mayo Clinic Care Network, said in the release.

WEAU Eau Claire, Summer break means fewer blood donations…Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie gets their blood from Saint Paul Minnesota. Two products are taken from blood. Red cells, which last 45 days after donation, and platelets, which last only five days. Mayo says it's important to have a good supply at its hospitals.

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Grant aids program that teaches kids to prepare nutritious meals…Kids in the Kitchen, a program sponsored by the Junior League of Eau Claire, for which Bestland was the 2014-15 president, was recently awarded a $12,000 Hometown Health grant from the Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire Foundation to expand its reach for teaching students lessons in preparing healthy meals.

Clinical Advisor, Older insulins may be option for uninsured patients with diabetes by Sandhya George…With no generic insulin available, patients with diabetes who are uninsured or unable to pay for insulin face poor glycemic control, increased risk of hospitalization, and greater risk of complications. After seeing many patients in this predicament, Mary Boyle, FNP-BC, CDE, a nurse practitioner with Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, came up with an alternative to care for these patients and presented an example case of a 72-year-old man with type 2 diabetes complicated by coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, neuropathy, nephropathy, and sleep apnea.

Chronicle Herald, Philanthropy can fuel community change by Angela Bishop…According to James Hodge, a well-respected and recognized expert on philanthropy from the Center for Philanthropy in Indiana and formerly with the Mayo Clinic, “We are all wired for caring and sharing.” So the fundamental question then becomes, “How can we collectively mobilize and maximize the intrinsic generosity of Nova Scotians, along with business investment, to build the kind of Nova Scotia we want to leave as a legacy to our grandchildren and great grandchildren?”

Daily Press Va., Genetic testing allows precision prescribing by Prue Salasky…"We want to be giving the right drug at the right dose at the right time," Richard Weinshilbourn of the Mayo Clinic said during a National Press Foundation webinar. Weinshilbourn has worked in the field for 30 years. "We will see patients taking statins, or Warfarin, being told they're at risk for a serious adverse response. We metabolize differently. We're going to find that we're grossly oversimplifying."

Mankato Free Press, Local families, providers prep for medical marijuana by Nate Gotlieb…Local health systems are keeping relatively quiet about medical marijuana. The Mankato Clinic hasn’t decided yet whether its providers will participate, a spokeswoman said. She said the clinic's providers will discuss the topic and have a decision by July 1. In a statement, the Mayo Clinic said: "Participation in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis program is voluntary for health care providers. Mayo Clinic has developed a policy and associated procedures to guide providers who choose to participate in the program."

Duluth Tribune, Medical marijuana: Patients may be left waiting for relief as doctors sort out policy by John Lundy…It started — or failed to start — with Jess’ physician at Essentia Health. “Essentia is not on board with this right now,” Rick said, as he sat at a table with his wife and daughter in the two-story home that Jess owns. So he turned to the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, because Jess had been treated at both. The U of M Medical Center said no, Rick said. “And then the next morning Jessica got a call, and she gave the phone to me,” he continued. “It was from Mayo, and they said it has to come from your primary care doctor. So I explained that her oncologist at Essentia wasn’t willing to do that because Essentia didn’t have a policy yet. And she said: ‘Neither do we.’ ” Additional coverage: Pioneer Press,

The Brookings Register, A 10-way gift of life by Eric Sandbulte — “Greg is an absolutely wonderful person. He is just so generous and selfless, and myself and my family are just so grateful to him. He’s just a gem.” Those are the words of Kathy Allen, who received a kidney transplant thanks to the generosity of Greg Enz and the Mayo Clinic’s kidney exchange program.

Sierra Vista Herald, New hospital alliance coordinates care, access by Ainslee Wittig — Bisbee's Copper Queen Community Hospital one of five hospitals to form nonprofit Wilhelm and NCCH Chief Executive Officer Roland Knox spoke later Friday with the Range News about the alliance…“The alliance gives NCCH the power of greater collaboration – it gives us the availability of expertise from specialists and we will be able to consult with them as needed. Tucson Medical Center has taken steps to improve their network through collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. As members of the alliance with TMC, we will also be able to consult with their specialists,” Wilhelm said.

Inforum N.D., HerVoice: 'Life After Breast Cancer' event gives hope to Detroit Lakes woman by Tracy Briggs — The irony doesn't escape Cassie Zacharias. As a nurse at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, it's her job to take care of others…"I leaned over, and I could see it in my left breast—a lump the size of a golf ball," she says. The biopsy was not good: a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive and hard-to-treat form of the disease.She is making periodic trips to the Mayo Clinic, where doctors continue to monitor their growth.

Dunn County News, MCHS offers safety tips for UTV drivers as summer season approaches…According to David Ciresi, M.D., a trauma surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, most of these events are preventable. “There often is a false sense of security for drivers and passengers in UTVs,” says Dr. Ciresi. “While one may feel safer in a UTV, it quickly can lead to a feeling of overconfidence. The UTV has a high center of gravity, giving it the potential to roll more easily than a car and is often driven in uneven terrain.

Estherville Daily News, Healed by positive attitude and a sense of humor by Amber Hovey — "It was an interesting experience, I will tell you that," laughed John Greig. He was in Rochester, Minn. at Mayo Clinic when during a routine check; the doctor informed him that he would need to have a liver transplant. "At the time, all organs were from local donations," said Greig. Mayo started their national donor program in October 1987. It was Sept. 23, 1987, that Greig went to Mayo because he had gotten very sick.

KIMT, A Mayo patient’s ‘Blessing in Disguise’ by DeeDee Stiepan — Imagine living without being able to eat food. Sound difficult? It’s the reality for a 23-year old Mayo patient who has traveled from Colorado Springs to receive treatment. Her name is Kristen Fox and she was born with a stomach disease that doesn’t allow her to consume solid food. She explains that the muscles in her digestive system don’t move like they’re supposed to. When she tries to eat, it’s extremely painful and causes cramps and vomiting…She says that’s the least painful way to “eat,” but Mayo doctors are hoping to find other options for her. They’ve fitted her with a feeding tube that bypasses her stomach and connects with her small intestine.

WXOW La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Named One of the Best Children's Hospitals by Howard Shapiro — The Mayo Clinic Children's Center has again been ranked as the top performing children's hospital in the Minnesota, Dakotas and Iowa region. That information is on the U.S. News & World Report's 2015-2016 Best Children's Hospital Rankings.

Genome Web, Oncologists Anticipate Improved Lymphoma Subtyping MDx as Targeted Drugs Approach the Clinic by Molika Ashford — More than a decade after the first studies demonstrating that diffuse large B-cell lymphomas are actually made up of two molecularly distinct subtypes with different prognoses and drug sensitivities, the incorporation of molecular testing into the treatment of DLCBL has remained largely theoretical and experimental.…Greg Nowakowski, a lymphoma physician at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, also spoke during the ASCO session, highlighting the potential of new targeted therapies to shift a one-size-fits-all treatment modality that has lingered even more than a decade after the first evidence of the molecular heterogeneity of DLBCL.

KTTC, Mayo Clinic says "thank you" to army of Eagles Cancer Telethon volunteers in War on Cancer by Noel Sederstrom — With a fancy dinner at a glitzy downtown hotel, and a program featuring the latest scientific breakthroughs, Mayo Clinic said "thank you" Monday evening like only it can. The Clinic's outpouring of gratitude went to an army of people across southeast Minnesota fighting the "War on Cancer" through the Eagles Cancer Telethon on KTTC…Dr. Robert Diasio, the Director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, said the Eagles Cancer Telethon continues to have a huge impact. "It is incredibly difficult to get cancer research money for young researchers," said Dr. Diasio.

Hamilton Spectator, Feed your children well by Megy Karydes — Once seen only among an older population, adult diseases such as fatty liver disease, hypertension and osteoporosis are being diagnosed more and more in children... an overweight child is two to three times more likely to have high blood pressure compared to a child that is normal weight," said Dr. Seema Kumar, pediatric endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic Children's Center. Hypertension can cause a range of health problems, from the heart to the brain to the kidneys. Additional coverage: stuff.co.nz, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Salina Journal

Hamilton Spectator, Mayo Clinic News Network: Keep stress out of summer vacation — You may not think that summer and stress go together, but they often do. Routines change frequently, and downtime can lead to complaining and sibling squabbles. Summertime events, such as graduations, family reunions and vacations, come with their own set of stressors. So, what can you do to stress less and have more fun this summer? , behavioural health specialist at Mayo Clinic Health System, offers a few time management tips and stress relievers to help you and your family enjoy the summer.

International Business Times, Solar storms implicated in incidences of rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis by Jayalakshmi — Turns out, solar storms can affect more than just power grids and satellites. A "highly significant" relationship has been established between periodic solar flares and incidences of autoimmune diseases… Wing teamed with physicist Jay Johnson of the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and tracked the incidence of RA and GCA cases compiled by Mayo Clinic researchers to find the correlation. The results suggested "more than a coincidental connection", said Eric Matteson, chair of the division of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic, and a co-author. Additional coverage: Healio Rheumatology, Daily Mail UK

Nature, Alnylam's RNAi therapy targets amyloid disease by Ken Garber…The caveat is that the results only included 20 patients and there was no true control group. “It looks like these patients in the phase 2 are doing better than expected,” said Angela Dispenzieri, an amyloidosis specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, adding that the ongoing phase 3 study will provide a fairer comparison.

Post-Bulletin, Former Cardio3 launching $99 million IPO in US and worldwide — Celyad, formerly Cardio3 Biosciences, announced the terms for its $99 million stock offering this morning. The Belgium-based Celyad, which is building a manufacturing facility in downtown Rochester and has close ties with Mayo Clinic, hopes to raise $99 million by offering 1.4 million shares at $70.98 per share.

Post-Bulletin, Good Health: Study will assess non-surgical solutions by Paul Scott — In 2010, a team of researchers led by Dr. Thomas Brott of Mayo Clinic in Florida conducted a landmark study comparing two common stroke-prevention treatments… That's why Dr. Guiseppe Lanzino, of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, recently enrolled the first of what are expected to be hundreds of Rochester patients to take part in CREST 2, a second landmark trial that will answer a very important question: Are either of these treatments better than common, inexpensive medications and guided help in quitting smoking?

San Diego Red, Do You Know Exactly What “Being Active” Means When Your Doctor Asks? If you are exercising hard enough, these are indicators as to the benefit you are achieving health-wise with your moderate level exercise: If you cannot exercise and chat at the same time, you're working out too strenuously. However, you may not be exercising strenuously enough if you can sing while you are exercising. So, talking but not singing is acceptable while you are exercising. This is an easy indicator that you should be getting adequate cardio benefits. According to Gerald Fletcher, M.D., a cardiologist and professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Fla., you must know your resting heart rate.

USA Today, 5 things to know about 'female Viagra' — Flibanserin, the medicine commonly referred to as the "Viagra for women," may soon be available from your doctor. But there is still a divide among health professionals about whether the little pink pill should receive Federal Drug Administration approval…. What does it treat? Flibanserin treats hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women. HSDD is defined by the Mayo Clinic as "persistent or recurrent lack of interest in sex that causes (women) personal distress." The condition impacts one in 10 women, according to Sprout Pharmaceuticals, the company behind the new drug. Additional coverage: KARE11,

Faribault Daily News, Local Mayo clinic celebrates new office opening — Mayo Clinic Health Systems celebrated the opening of three new services in the Crossroads Professional Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 12. The Occupational Medicine Service is designed for employers and their employees to provide coordinated services on occupational health, injury prevention and worksite wellness. The Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors were on hand to welcome the representatives of Mayo Clinic Health Systems.

Lexington Herald Ky., Mark Story: Trevor Bayne trying to recapture 2011 Daytona 500 magic — Trevor Bayne lived a fairy-tale sports moment. Even to him, it still seems like a dream… He fought mysterious health issues. Starting in 2011, Bayne suffered from chronic fatigue, arm numbness and double vision without knowing why. Finally, in 2013, doctors at the Mayo Clinic diagnosed him with multiple sclerosis.

Chicago Tribune, Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home— Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous Chicago restaurant was considered one of the finest in the world, has died. The 54-year-old chef was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Stone believes that he may have been misunderstood because Trotter was not the type of person to ask for sympathy. He said a number of years ago he went to the Mayo Clinic after he was first having dizzy spells and had collapsed.

Star Tribune, Patients still struggle to enroll in MN medical marijuana program by Jennifer Brooks… Mayo Clinic policy allows physicians and practices to opt in or out of the program as they choose. In a statement, Mayo officials noted: “Mayo Clinic has developed a policy and associated procedures to guide providers who choose to participate in the program.”

The Week, Why surgeons make catastrophic mistakes by Francie Diep…One recent estimate found that catastrophic mistakes — including implanting the wrong thing, or performing the wrong procedure — occur in one out of every 12,000 surgeries in the United States. To figure out why, a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota decided to analyze botched surgeries at their own clinic in the way investigators do military airplane accidents.

12News Phoenix, New, unique radiation therapy to come to Scottsdale by Gia Vang— A 6-year-old boy from Litchfield Park is on a journey to get his childhood back. Daniel Doyle finished a specific type of radiation treatment at the end of April, but the boy and his mother, Bridget Doyle, had to travel more than 350 miles to receive it. But now, if he has to get it again he won't have to travel far at all…Now, that is all changing with the new clinic in Scottsdale, which will be led by Dr. Steven Schild. The new Scottsdale Proton Therapy Program will be opening at the Mayo Clinic in March 2016.

GOLF Magazine (PDF), Seven Ways to Fix the Yips by TJ Tomasi — The causes are many, and so are the cures. One will fix your affliction—for good!  The putting yips are so puzzling that a few years back, the renowned Mayo Clinic studied the problem. Dr. Charles Adler, a neurologist and researcher based in Scottsdale, determined that the condition has both psychological and physiological roots. As Adler put it, "Performance anxiety couples with a neuromuscular 'dystonia' to produce golf tremors of varying severity and duration."

Delta Sky Magazine, A Personal Matter — One in 40 women will develop uterine cancer in their lifetime and more than 10,000 in the United States will die from it in 2015, says Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, a gynecologic oncolgist and researcher from Mayo Clinic. But early detection approaches are lacking, she says. Which is too bad, because when the disease is caught early patients have a greater than 95 percent chance of surviving at least five years. Bakkum-Gamez's research suggests that DNA markers indicating the presence of cancerous or precancerous cells are shed from the uterus to the lower reproductive tracts of women.

WEAU Eau Claire, Camp Wabi, Reducing waistlines and doubling the FUN! That’s what Camp Wabi is all about. Katie Johnson, Nutrition Education from Mayo Clinic Health System is interviewed.

Post-Bulletin, Campaign kicks off to build pediatric transplant house by Rachel Cohrs — On Thursday, organizers will be launching an awareness and funding campaign to build the first pediatric transplant house in Rochester… Erickson and her husband, Randy, operate Cy's Place, which today is an apartment in the basement level of their house…They were inspired to move to Rochester and serve families of children with long-term illness by their own son, Silas, whom they affectionately called Cy. Cy suffered from cancer and was treated at Mayo Clinic for nearly a year. He died in 2007 at the age of 3. The Ericksons decided to move from their previous home in North Dakota and relocate to Rochester in late 2011.

Medscape, Kids' Sleep Often Disturbed After Traumatic Brain Injury…Reached by email for comment, Suresh Kotagal, MD, consultant in neurology, pediatrics and sleep medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, said, "The results are important as they address an important gap in pediatric sleep medicine, i.e., hypersomnia, that develops after head injury." Dr Kotagal, who wasn't involved in the study, said there are likely "multiple factors underlying excessive daytime sleepiness after head injury.

Jacksonville Business Journal, ​Why Mayo Clinic has nixed the nylons by Colleen Michele Jones — As of June 12 — just in time for the hot summer weather — it became optional for female employees to wear pantyhose at Mayo Clinic, including its campus in Jacksonville…According to a statement issued by a Mayo Clinic spokesperson, “Our employees’ attire and behavior reflect the high standard of professionalism in the Mayo Clinic model of care. Dress & decorum guidelines help Mayo Clinic employees understand expectations concerning appearance and conduct, to ensure that our patients feel welcome, respected, comfortable and safe. While the policy is changing, employees are still expected to project a professional appearance and demeanor.”

Post-Bulletin, Jen's World: Pantyhose? It could be worse — Last week, Mayo Clinic announced a change to its dress code that caused pandemonium throughout its campus. Pantyhose, which had long been required for female employees, now are optional. Cue the screaming crowds. The news was so big, apparently, that it not only hit Rochester media outlets — but also made the rounds through the Twin Cities.

Go Dubai, Revlon Charts New Course for Philanthropy — Revlon announced a $1 million donation to the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program, furthering its long-time commitment to eradicating women's cancers… In 2014, a large study led by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that adding a year of Herceptin to standard chemotherapy for HER2+ patients improved overall survival by 37% and boosted 10-year overall survival rates from 75% to 84%.

Post-Bulletin, New legislation advances telemedicine in Minnesota by Heather Carlson — Within minutes of Joe Burns being rushed to an emergency room in Fairmont with stroke symptoms, a skilled neurologist based 120 miles away was providing critical care with the help of video. Emergency room staff at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont tapped into the clinic's telestroke program, connecting a Rochester-based neurologist with Burns via video. The doctor was able to observe Burns, talk to his family and ask emergency room providers about his condition.

KAAL, Social Media Shaping Healthcare by Hannah Tran — Social media is taking healthcare out of the office and changing relationships between patients and caregivers.  Mayo Clinic led a Social Media Summit in Rochester with a nationally known expert in digital health. "Patients and families are seeking information in profound new ways," said Wendy Sue Swanson, known as the "Seattle Mama Doc."  She titled her discussion "How 140 Characters Change Healthcare."… "Our ability to join our patients where they spend time and put content of value in their path can change lives," said Farris Timimi, Medical Director for Mayo Center for Social Media. Additional coveragePost-Bulletin

Dunn County News, Mayo to host kids exploring the farmers market — Kids are welcome to join Mayo Clinic Health System to explore the Menomonie Farmers Market. Local kids will get two opportunities to attend the event at Dunn County Recreation Park (620 17th Street, Menomonie)…“The more we can expose kids to fresh and local food, the more likely they will be willing to try them,” Katie Johnson, community health nutrition educator, said.

LA Times, Trans fats already out of most food products, companies say by Samantha Masunaga — Many companies say they're already meeting Food and Drug Administration demands to get rid of artificial trans fats — three years ahead of the deadline. The FDA on Tuesday unveiled new rules requiring companies to eliminate almost all partially hydrogenated oils from food products by June 2018.According to the Mayo Clinic, trans fats raise LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol, and lower HDL, or “good,” cholesterol. The partially hydrogenated oils often are found in baked goods, fried foods, creamer and margarine. Additional coverage: LA Times, LA Times, Bustle

News4Jax, Shingles in children… Vandana Bhide with Mayo Clinic says after someone has had chickenpox, the virus stays dormant in that person's nervous system for the rest of his or her life. Children who've had chickenpox or have been vaccinated for Varicella face a greater risk of developing shingles if they have a weakened immune system.

KTTC, Sioux City man in Rochester for cancer treatments supported by family, community — Seven months ago, Karl Schenk was just a farmer living near Sioux City, Iowa. However, when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November 2014, his life and the life of his family were turned upside down. "You thought back to when you were two feet tall and your first memories with your dad," said his son, Karl Schenk II. "Everything went through my head, it was crazy." To treat his cancer, Schenk traveled more than 250 miles from Sioux City to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester to undergo chemotherapy and surgery. Family members including Karl II visited him numerous times during his ongoing treatment, including during his surgery at Saint Marys Hospital on Tuesday.

San Diego Union-Tribune, 3D printing: 5 health care advantages — Here are five things 3D printing can do in health care:…Durable, flexible new knee joints that resemble bone and cartilage can be printed with nylon. These types of surgeries are available at top-tier medical and surgical facilities such as Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic.

KARE11, Mayo: Possible treatment to stop cancer from spreading by Adrienne Broaddus — Bladder, blood, bone, brain, lung and kidney are examples of late stage cancers that researchers with the Mayo Clinic say could be stopped in their tracks. An international research team led by Mayo Clinic oncologists has found a new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of many late-stage cancers. Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, the associate director at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, said the new approach can turn off the genes that prevent cancer from growing. Additional coverage: Medical Xpress

FOX Business, Is the FDA Really Ditching 'PHOs' for Good? by Jade Scipioni…Katherine Zeratsky, a Clinical Dietitian and Instructor of Nutrition at the Mayo Clinic says that even “small amounts” of PHOs are thought to be harmful. “Given the number of processed and packaged foods, it is likely consumers are/were eating more than they knew,” says Zeratsky.

Dunn County News, MCHS-Red Cedar named among nation's top 10 critical access hospitals — Mayo Clinic Health System–Red Cedar in Menomonie has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the country. The announcement was recognized by the National Rural Health Association at its annual conference in Philadelphia… “While we are honored to have this distinction, the true value lies in the care that we have been able to provide to our patients,” says Hank Simpson, M.D., vice chief medical officer of Mayo Clinic Health System’s northwest Wisconsin region and family practice physician. “Our employees strive to provide excellent care and service every day.”

Quad-City Times, Business conference gets healthy lesson by Deirdre Baker — Dr. Donald Hensrud of the Mayo Clinic spent several minutes Friday explaining the assets of some common foods. Nuts, for example, used to be thought of as fatty and not so good for you. "Now I have a handful of nuts when I get home from work every day," said Hensrud, a wellness expert….Hensrud is the author of "The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook: Eating Well for Better Health" and is also the medical director of Mayo's Healthy Living Program.

Neurology Advisor, Brain Structural Data Useful in Classifying Chronic Migraine by Stan Grossman — New data suggest that classifiers including cortical surface area, cortical thickness, and regional volumes are highly accurate in determining if individuals have chronic migraine. The study was presented at the American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C., by Todd J. Schwedt, MD, FAHS, of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Times of India, Eat nuts to prevent cancer risk: Study — For the study, researchers conducted a systematic review of 36 observational studies, which included 30,708 patients on the disease-preventive powers of nut consumption to create a comprehensive analysis. The study was published in the journal Nutrition Reviews. "Our study suggests that nut consumption may be associated with reduced risk of cancers, which may have practical implication," said lead author Lang Wu at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Additional coverage: KAAL

ecancertv, Risks of adjuvant whole brain radiation therapy outweigh benefits for patients with limited brain metastases, Dr. Jan Buckner - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA — Dr Buckner talks to ecancertv at ASCO 2015 about a federally funded phase III trial that is providing additional information regarding a long-standing discussion about the impact of adjuvant whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) on cognitive function.

WEAU Eau Claire, Boys & Girls Club receives Hometown Health Grant — The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley got some help in teaching kids the importance of healthy futures. Wednesday, Mayo Clinic Health System presented a $25,000 check to the club, as a part of a Hometown Health Grant. The grant will support activities, field trips and guest speakers.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic looks for big draw from new incubator by Paul Scott — Local officials hope a new ultra-clean laboratory in the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine will help draw businesses in the burgeoning field…During the tour, API Director Dr. Atta Behfar and program manager Henry Walker described the unique technical specifications and construction processes required of contractors in order for the lab to pass exacting FDA and European product safety standards. The site is essentially a pair of super-hygienic, "clean room" labs-within-a-working lab, that room itself housed near adjoining contemporary business workspace.

Post-Bulletin, Lake City to highlight what it has to offer by John Weiss — The city also has a great educational system and is close enough to Rochester, and Mayo Clinic, for people to easily commute, they said. But Hamilton said Lake City also has several empty storefronts and restaurants, so it's looking to expand and update itself both with tourism and with ways to help with Destination Medical Center, Mayo's massive expansion plan for the next 20 years. "We can't deny we've lost some businesses," she said.

Baltimore Sun, The chemistry of a woman's desire by Susan Reimer …It is called the "female Viagra," but it doesn't work like the drug prescribed for erectile dysfunction, which causes blood to flow into his genitals in order to sustain an erection. It is designed to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women. HSDD is defined by the Mayo Clinic as "persistent or recurrent lack of interest in sex that causes personal distress."

La Crosse Tribune, 40th annual picnic celebrates "miracle" babies of Mayo-Franciscan NICU by Mike Tighe — Many annual picnics resemble family reunions, but one that radiates that mystique is the yearly NICU picnic of Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare. The picnic, which will mark its 40th anniversary Friday, celebrates the unique bonds between doctors and nurses and families whose premature children — called NICU graduates — might have died without the intensive care.

Duluth News Tribune, Superior dad, daughter mark marathon milestones by Emily Kram…Grandma's Marathon was the first race Randy Back ever entered. He was 21 when he first ran the 26.2 miles from Two Harbors to Duluth in 1980. "It was kind of an improbable start," Randy Back said. "In ninth grade I was run over by a bus and ended up in the Mayo Clinic having my ankle reconstructed."

Fast Company, Yes, You Can Get Fired For Doing Legal Drugs by Lydia Dishman — In the department of counterintuitive court rulings, Colorado’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dish Network, when the company fired an employee for smoking marijuana. …Given that a recent Mayo Clinic study found that nearly 70% of Americans were prescribed antidepressants or opioid painkillers—the latter blamed for the fatal overdoses—something has to give.

KAAL, Father and Son Make Same Journey to Rochester for Second Chance at Life by Laura Lee — Currently more than 120,000 people nationwide are waiting for an organ transplant.  Of those, more than 3,000 are in Minnesota.  ABC 6 spoke with 10-year-old Joe Geldmeyer who recently received a new heart at Mayo Clinic. But his story doesn't start there, it started more than five years ago when his father made the same trip to Rochester.

FOX News, How to stay healthy on an airplane…To get a more concrete idea of what you should watch out for and how to keep yourself healthy, FoxNews.com reached out the Dr. Aaron Glatt, an infectious disease specialist at South Nassau Communities Hospital…Glatt also recommends that fliers get out of their seats and stretch – especially in the case of a long flight – to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The Mayo Clinic defines DVT as a blood clot that forms in the deep veins in your body.

Huffington Post, 6 Simple Ways to Become a Happier Person Today by Catherine DiBenedetto — You can actually choose to feel happier every day -- that's the simple premise behind the new Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness. It's the work of Amit Sood, MD, chair of the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo, who has devoted his career to learning how we can live with less stress and more joy. His conclusion: Happiness is a habit that you can build over time. Here are six ways you can start today, as outlined in Dr. Sood's book.

KSTP, Former Mayo Clinic Employee Inappropriately Accessed Medical Records — A former Mayo Clinic employee has inappropriately accessed patient medical records. A Mayo spokeswoman said the person is no longer employed with the company and that they are notifying affected patients. "Mayo Clinic Health System takes patient confidentiality very seriously and acts swiftly when violations occur," a statement reads. Additional coverage: KAAL

Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic ends long policy of requiring employees to wear hose or socks by Drew Dixon…Kevin Punsky, spokesman for the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville operations, provided an email statement from the medical service giant. “Our employees’ attire and behavior reflect the high standard of professionalism in the Mayo Clinic model of care. Dress & Decorum guidelines help Mayo Clinic employees understand expectations concerning appearance and conduct, to ensure that our patients feel welcome, respected, comfortable and safe,” the email statement said. “While the policy is changing, employees are still expected to project a professional appearance and demeanor.”

El Latino San Diego, Los rayos ultravioleta son el enemigo en verano…“Muchas personas piensan que la primera quemada de la temporada es una especie de ritual que les ayuda a preparar la piel para el verano. Usar protector solar al inicio y durante el verano es lo que puede proteger (...) sin esa primera quemada, que puede realmente aumentar las probabilidades de desarrollar cáncer de piel años más tarde”, dijo a Efe el dermatólogo y especialista en cáncer de piel de la Clínica Mayo Jerry Brewer.

Alianza Tex, Remedios para las cicatrices, Problemas como el acné, las estrías, varicela, quemaduras o cortadas, son causas comunes de la formación de cicatrices, de acuerdo con la Fundación Mexicana para la Dermatología (FMD). Si tú tienes marcas leves que quieras borrar, hay ciertos remedios que pueden ayudarte…Expertos de Mayo Clinic informan que el gel extraído de esta hierba se usa incluso para tratar algunas heridas.

AARP Espanol, ¡NO eres demasiado viejo para eso! Estas personas inspiradoras están viviendo la vida al máximo después de los 50 años…Pero el vacío cósmico no es compatible con cuerpos que envejecen; el ambiente lo agrava todo, desde el insomnio hasta la indigestión. Los viajes más largos fuera del planeta podrían ser incluso más complicados. "La falta de gravedad prolongada puede debilitar los huesos", dice la reumatóloga de Mayo Clinic Shreyasee Amin.

Que Pasa Migente, Juan Martín del Potro anuncia la cuarta operación de muñeca, El argentino Juan Martín del Potro ha anunciado este lunes que pasará de nuevo por el quirófano este jueves en Estados Unidos para operarse por cuarta vez de una muñeca… La operación tendrá lugar en la Clínica Mayo de Rochester (Estados Unidos) y será realizada por el doctor Richard Berger, el mismo que le ha intervenido en las anteriores. Additional coverage: Yahoo! Deportes, com

Cronica, El terrible vértigo, cuando todo se mueve alrededor por Bertha Sola…La Dr. Neil Shepard, Audiología de Mayo Clinic en Rochester, Minnesota, comenta que “varios trastornos pueden provocar vértigo, pero el más común es una afección llamada vértigo postural paroxístico benigno o VPPB. Si bien, aumenta el riesgo de volver a presentar vértigo después de experimentarlo una vez, muchos casos pueden tratarse con éxito.

Cronica, Cómo quitar el vello facial en adolescents…La Dra. Dawn Davis, Dermatología de Mayo Clinic en Rochester, Minnesota, comenta que “Si bien, la pubertad generalmente desencadena la aparición de vello facial en las niñas, existen otros factores que también pueden contribuir a ello. Algunos trastornos endocrinos, como el síndrome de ovario poliquístico y la hiperplasia suprarrenal, pueden ocasionar cambios en la producción hormonal, los cuales aumentan la aparición de vello facial.

Univision, Martín Del Potro: a un paso del quirófano…Su primera operación que se llevó a cabo en la Clínica Mayo en Rochester Minnesota y duró aproximadamente dos horas. De acuerdo con el parte médico, se descubrió que el daño en los ligamentos de la muñeca era peor del que habían arrojado los estudios de imagen de alta resolución obtenidos antes de la cirugía. Additional coverage: La Red Corrientes

Noticias Mundo FOX, Incrementan accidentes de niños en sus casas, Diariamente en las salas de emergencia, por toda la nación, son tratados unos 8.000 niños víctimas de traumatismos producto de caídas domésticas. Según el Centro Nacional para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades, esta es la principal causa, por la que los niños deben ser llevados a los servicios médicos de urgencia. El Centro de Traumatismo Pediátrico de la Clínica Mayo en Rochester (MN), por ejemplo, detectó que el 35 % de los menores atendidos en urgencias recientemente fueron evaluados tras sufrir incidentes en su hogar.

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