July 30, 2015

Mayo Clinic In the News Highlights

By Karl Oestreich

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Editor, Karl Oestreich; Assistant Editor, Carmen Zwicker


Memphis Daily News
Methodist Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
by Andy Meek

Methodist Healthcare has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a partnership that’s been about a year in the making and adds the Memphis-based institution to a national network of health care providers. Hospital officials and Mayo representatives announced the partnership ThursdayMemphis Daily News morning in the “innovation studio” inside Methodist University Hospital, at 1265 Union Ave.

Reach: The Memphis Daily News covers construction, real estate, the courts and local business activity in the Memphis, TN area and receives more than 163,000 unique visitors each month on it website.

Additional coverage:

Memphis Commercial Appeal — Memphis-based Methodist Healthcare taps into Mayo Clinic network 

Context: Methodist Healthcare and Mayo Clinic announced today that Methodist has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of health care providers committed to better serving patients and their families through collaboration. Methodist Healthcare is the first health care organization in Tennessee and the mid-South to join the network. The formal agreement gives Methodist Healthcare access to the latest Mayo Clinic knowledge and promotes physician collaboration that complements local expertise. Through shared resources, more patients can get answers to complex medical questions while staying close to home. “The relationship with Mayo Clinic places physician-to-physician collaboration at the pinnacle of providing high-quality, patient- and family-centered care for all of Methodist’s patients,” says Michael Ugwueke, president and chief operating officer, Methodist Healthcare. “More than a relationship between two well-known organizations, this is truly collaboration for sharing medical knowledge and Mayo Clinic expertise, while providing tools and resources for our physicians to further enhance patient care.”

Contact: Rhoda Madson


Battle coming for blockbuster cholesterol drugs
by Dan Mangan

And you CNBC logothought the fight over prices of cancer and hepatitis drugs was hot.…"[With] recent trends in insurance coverage [that] put a heavy financial burden on patients without-of-pocket expenses, you quickly see that the situation is not sustainable." - Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, Mayo Clinic.

Reach: With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD, CNBC is the provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada.

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The Boston Globe — Doctors object to drug costs

The British Medical Journal US oncologists call for government regulation to curb drug price rises 

Doctors Lounge (HealthDay)  Oncologists Offer Strategies for Reducing Cost of Cancer Drugs 

Ring of Fire  Hospitals and Doctors Protesting Pharmaceutical Companies Inflated Drug Prices 

Healio — Oncologists criticize high drug costs, propose cost-cutting measures 

FierceHealthFinance — Oncology doctors push back against cost of cancer drugs

Medscape  Oncologists Protest High Prices of Cancer Drugs, Again 

The Globe and Mail (Reuters)  Experts support call for lower cancer drug prices 

Science 2.0  How To Make Cancer Drugs More Affordable - Mix Naivete And Someone Else's Money 

Previous coverage in the July 24, 2015 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Context: A group of 118 of the nation's leading cancer experts have drafted a prescription for reducing the high cost of cancer drugs and voiced support for a patient-based grassroots movement demanding action on the issue. Their recommendations and support are outlined in a commentary, co-authored by the group, in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.  "High cancer drug prices are affecting the care of patients with cancer and our health care system," says lead author Ayalew Tefferi, M.D., a hematologist at Mayo Clinic. "The average gross household income in the U.S. is about $52,000 per year. For an insured patient with cancer who needs a drug that costs $120,000 per year, the out-of-pocket expenses could be as much as $25,000 to $30,000 – more than half their average household income." More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Joe Dangor


The Boston Globe
Alzheimer’s drugs show some promise in recent studies
by Robert Weisman

Clinical data released Wednesday contained encouraging findings — but also reasons for caution — on a pair of experimental drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease, an affliction robbing tens of millions of people worldwide of their memory and cognition…The study results “suggest that theBoston Globe Logo field is moving in the right direction,” said Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, a national leader who treated the late President Reagan and has been treating country music singer Glen Campbell.

Reach: The Boston Globe has a daily circulation of more than 274,000 and Sunday circulation of more than 362,000.

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

Contact: Duska Anastasijevic


Medscape — Mayo Clinic Tops Ranking of Neurology, Neurosurgery Hospitals by Nancy A. — Melville US News & World Report has issued its annual ranking of the top 10 neurology and neurosurgery hospitals in the United States, with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, holding on to its number one ranking from 2014.

Reuters — Biogen Alzheimer's data disappoints, Lilly gets slight bump by Ransdell Pierson and Bill Berkrot — Disappointing data for Biogen Inc's experimental Alzheimer's drug dragged shares of the company lower on Wednesday, while investors took a slightly more positive view of new findings for a treatment from Eli Lilly and Co…"Developments are moving in the right direction, but are not of the magnitude that will change the world tomorrow," said Dr. David Knopman, a Mayo Clinic neurologist and deputy editor of the journal Neurology. "There are hints of genuine benefits."

HealthLeaders Media, What Can Periscope Do for Hospital Marketers? by Marianne Aiello —Twitter's livestreaming app, Periscope, is beginning to show its potential as a way for hospitals to engage with patients and amplify a health system's brand, says Mayo Clinic's social media director. Usually, when hospitals and health systems begin using a new social media app for marketing purposes, I've already had the app on my phone for months.

The Boston Globe, Epic Systems’ headquarters reflect its creativity, growth by Priyanka Dayal McCluskey — At the end of a long driveway that winds through sprawling meadows and cornfields, a sculpture of a smiling Humpty Dumpty, perched on a wall, beckons visitors into the front door of the health care technology company Epic Systems Corp…And there’s some prestige attached to the Epic name: Renowned health systems like Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, and Johns Hopkins Medicine have opted for Epic software.

WMC Action News 5 — Methodist Lebonheur joins Mayo Clinic network by Andrew Douglas — It’s an important day for Memphis healthcare in the Mid-South. Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare has a new collaboration with a worldwide leader in medicine: the Mayo Clinic. "It means that Mayo Clinical network is bringing benefits of Mayo and expertise close to home, decreasing the need for patients to head out of Memphis,” Michael Ugwueke, Chief Operating Officer of Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare said.

WTVD (AP) — Eli Lilly: Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows some benefit — Eli Lilly & Co. reported Wednesday that an experimental medication might slow mild Alzheimer's if people take it early enough, one of a handful of drugs in late-stage testing in the frustrating hunt for a better treatment…"These are not definitive reports that are going to lead to medications being approved tomorrow. What they represent is an important foundation for us moving forward," said Dr. David Knopman of the Mayo Clinic, who has monitored some of Lilly's data. Additional coverageKansas City Star (AP)South Bend Tribune (AP) 

WQOW Experts say mental health starts at infancy by Kaitlyn Riley — Professional counselors say mental health problems can possibly be prevented at infancy. Mayo Clinic Health System Licensed Professional Counselor Jennifer Wickham said infants start developing their mental health the moment they are born. Infants rely on their caregivers, so when a baby is hungry, cold, or just uncomfortable, they cry to let others know something is wrong.

Arizona Public Media — Banner-UMC Ranked Third-Best Hospital in Arizona by Vanessa Barchfield — The U.S. News and World Report ranked Tucson’s Banner-University Medical Center as the third best hospital in Arizona in its annual the survey of the nation’s hospitals. Banner-UMC placed behind the Mayo Clinic and Banner Good Samaritan, both in Phoenix. It was the only Tucson-area hospital to rank regionally.

WILX — Sparrow's Breast Cancer Clinic Recognized on National Level Patients of Sparrow’s Breast Cancer Clinic have another measure of the outstanding quality of care they will receive while undergoing treatment…The clinic’s multidisciplinary team of specialists includes a breast surgeon, clinical trials specialist, genetics counselor, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, pathologist, and breast cancer support group volunteer. The team also works with our partners at the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

KIMT 3 — Mayo Clinic history brought to life in Open House by DeeDee Stiepan — You may have done a double-take while walking by Mayo Clinic on Thursday night. That’s because folks dressed in 19th century clothing were walking around the Annenberg Plaza. It’s apart of Mayo Clinic’s Open House, celebrating the history of the clinic and the Mayo family.

KIMT 3 — Special Report: Life after cancer by Raquel Hellman — This year, cancer will claim the lives of nearly 600,000 people in the United States. That’s according the American Cancer Society. But millions of others will beat the disease…“Cancer doesn’t end at the last dose of chemotherapy or the last session of radiation. The effects can last long term,” said Dr. Carrie Thompson, the Director of Mayo Clinic’s Lymphoma Survivorship Program.

Grand Forks Herald — TRAINING: EXOS performance coming to Grand Forks by Brad Elliott Schlossman — Two of the performance specialists are Olympic medalists. The performance manager is the former head trainer of the Boston University men’s hockey team, who helped Jack Eichel secure the No. 2 overall pick in the NHL Draft…It also has partnered with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Minneapolis. Altru will host the newest location.

KAAL — Local Veteran Honored For Service Overseas by John Doetkott — On Thursday, a local veteran received a special honor from a hospice group looking to recognize veterans nearing the end of their lives…Schuck was honored Thursday for his service with a special pin from the "We Honor Veterans" program, a Mayo Clinic hospice organization designed to recognize veterans near the end of their lives and allow them to tell their stories.

WNDU — Local woman beats breast cancer, set to speak at Steve’s Run Saturday by Christine Karsten — This Saturday, thousands of people will participate in the 41st annual Steve’s Run…The money is going to two great causes; first, the Steven Briegel Scholarship Foundation. Steve was an SMC student who died from cancer. The money will also go to the Mayo Clinic for cancer research, which is important for people like Katie Hess who battled breast cancer at the age of 24. She is also this year’s guest speaker.

Waseca County News — Waseca summer weightlifting program is creating strength in numbers by Daniel Ring — Early most summer mornings in the dungeon-like weight room at Waseca High School there’s a smattering of male athletes sweating as they work to build muscle and strength…Chip Gay, a clinical exercise specialist and certified strength and conditioning specialist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato is an avid weightlifter and says everyone should lift weights to some degree. “Muscles are like rubber bands,” Gay said. “Weak and out-of-shape muscles are like an old thin rubber band, whereas weight training is like widening that rubber band and strengthening it.”

Waseca County News — VIDEO: Sports editor tests skills with distracted and drunk driving simulator by Suzanne Rook — While it looks like video game, Trauma and Injury Prevention Coordinator Peggy Sue Garber insists it’s anything but. Complete with steering wheel, accelerator and brake, the the Mayo Clinic Health System distracted and drunk driving simulator, which came to the Waseca County Fair last week, uses computer graphics to take participants through a series of real-life driving scenarios.

Mankato Times — Mankato one of three Mayo Clinic locations recognized for outstanding heart care by Joe Steck — Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, as well as Mayo Clinic in Arizona, recently were recognized for exceptional care for heart attack patients by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. “Our goal is to provide the right care at the right time for every patient, and responding to heart attack patients requires precise timing and expertise,” says Arashk Motiei, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato interventional cardiologist. “These recognitions reinforce that our efforts continue to benefit cardiology patients throughout the country.”

Star Tribune — Local stadiums' naming rights yield cash, secrecy by Mike Kaszuba — In the last six years, four Twin Cities sports stadiums have opened, or been approved, but just one has made public its lucrative naming rights agreement…Same for the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, the public entity that owns the Twins’ Target Field, and the Timberwolves’ Mayo Clinic Square, a unique practice facility and medical center that involved a nonpublic naming rights deal on a building that has received millions of dollars in public money.

Sentinel Republic Mary’s receives high ranking on list of best hospitals — The recognitions were announced Tuesday in the publication’s annual Best Hospitals list for 2015-16, which recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients…Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire also was recognized as “high performing” in orthopedics.

Cloud Times Report: St. Cloud Hospital ranked No. 3 in Minnesota — St. Cloud Hospital is ranked third among about 150 hospitals in Minnesota, behind Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, according to US News & World Report. St. Cloud Hospital had two specialty services that were “nationally ranked,” orthopedics (36th) and gastroenterology and GI surgery (45th).

Medical News Today 'HIV-style campaign' to cut cancer drug prices — For each extra year of life given by cancer drugs, the financial cost for individuals averaged $207,000 in 2013 - up from the $54,000 in 1995 (inflation-adjusted prices), say the authors of the paper in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Part of the doctors' support for a "patient-based grassroots movement demanding action on the issue" has been to set up a petition at change.org, which to date has over 6,000 supporters signed up. There is also a "Stop High Drug Costs" group on Facebook.

Leader and Times Cancer Center of Kansas celebrating 15 years in Liberal - Leader & Times Online — H.E. Hynes founded Cancer Center of Kansas in 1975 in Wichita. As the demand from the community grew, CCK opened clinics in other cities in the state…“We have full-time staff here five days a week,” he said. “They’re open to deliver treatment of all kinds. The physicians are here on a weekly basis. We rotate. Our base is in Wichita. Our research program is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. It’s connected to the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson. All these big centers, we do research for them here in Liberal.”

The Standard Daily Group of 118 concerned cancer doctors voice their concerns on expensiveness of cancer drugs by Sean Waters — A group of 118 concerned cancer doctors have voiced their concerns over the pricey exorbitance of cancer drugs, and offered recommendations to the federal government on how pharmaceutical companies could reduce the cost of cancer drugs so that patients will be able to afford them. “A lot of my patients cry, they’re frustrated,” said Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, a hematologist at the Mayo Clinic. “Many of them spend their life savings on cancer drugs and end up being bankrupt.”

News Ledge Mayo Clinic Report and Cancer Experts Slam High Cost of Drugs by Marcus Chavers — Patients will not argue with cancer experts and other doctors weighing in on the high cost of cancer drugs and treatments. To say it is out of hand is an understatement. 118 of the nation’s top cancer doctors signed on to a report urging reforms in the pricing of the drugs…Published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the doctors do not mince words. “High cancer drug prices are affecting the care of patients with cancer and our health care system,” says lead author Ayalew Tefferi, M.D., a hematologist at Mayo Clinic.

News-shield Mayo offers sports physicals — Mayo Clinic Health System–Northland is offering Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) sports physicals and immunization clinics to area student athletes who are entering grades seven through 12. Exams are required by the WIAA for participation in extracurricular school sports. During the clinics, student athletes receive comprehensive WIAA sports physicals by a medical provider and an assessment by a rehabilitation services staff member.

Pioneer News Doctors and Health Experts Call for Drastic Price Cuts on Cancer Drugs by Silvia Fernandez — Health experts are now calling for lower prices on cancer drugs. It makes a lot of sense, too, since not only are these drugs important but because cancer cases are expected to rise dramatically over the next decade or so. “High cancer drug prices are affecting the care of patients with cancer and our health care system,” explains lead author Ayalew Tefferi, M.D. The Mayo Clinic hematologist goes on to say, “The average gross household income in the U.S. is about $52,000 per year. For an insured patient with cancer who needs a drug that costs $120,000 per year, the out-of-pocket expenses could be as much as $25,000 to $30,000 – more than half their average household income.”

MedCity News Your biggest fear about corporate investors may also be the biggest myth by Chris Seper — Entrepreneurs have an unwritten rule about corporate investors: Taking their money means potentially turning off other companies that could acquire (or hire) you…In Magelli’s case, he’s dealt with corporate venture in two startups. Mayo Clinic Ventures and GE Ventures both have a stake in Apervita. Plus, he also ran a company that got investments from T-Mobile and Motorola.

Imperial Valley News Mayo Clinic among top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll by Rhoda Madson — Mayo Clinic has been named one of the best hospitals nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Mayo Clinic earned more No. 1 rankings in individual specialties than any other provider based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes.

Yumanewsnow Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 in Phoenix and Arizona by US News & World Report by Jim McVeigh — Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix is ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area in the annual U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospital List released Wednesday.

Imperial Valley News Mayo Clinic THINK BIG Challenge to offer entrepreneurs $100,000 start-up funds, expert guidance by Karl W Oestreich — Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Mayo Clinic Ventures and AVIA today announced the Mayo Clinic THINK BIG Challenge, a national competition offering awards totaling $100,000 for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to transform the future of health and health care.

KTTC  Sterilization malfunction throws curve ball at surgery operation at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin by Stephen Rydberg — A malfunction in the central sterilization-system at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin is putting a wrench in surgeries, but Mayo is working through it. The system is used to sterilize surgical instruments. The problem was discovered through a routine test of the equipment. Fortunately, the problem was discovered before any of the surgical instruments were used in patient care.

KTTC  Sled hockey continues to grow in Rochester by Chris Barriere — In Minnesota, hockey is a sport for everybody. Now here in Rochester, it's also a sport for everyone's body. The Rochester Mustangs Sled Hockey Team came to life thanks to the efforts of Dr. Michael Stuart, the chief medical officer for USA hockey. "With Dr. Stuart and the Mayo Clinic there is no reason that this program can't be number one in the country," captain and founder Eric Rud said.

Post-Bulletin (La Crosse Tribune)  Mayo-Franciscan touts new facility tailored to Arcadia's needs by Mike Tighe — The $4.5 million primary care clinic Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare plans to build south of town is tailored to the Arcadia area's needs, officials said. "As we have designed it, this is not a clinic that comes out of the box," Dr. Bert Hodous, site leader for the clinic, said in an interview after the new clinic was announced at a press conference Wednesday. "We designed the clinic to look to the future and provide a higher standard of care.

WMC Action News 5  5 great things in the Mid-South this week by Kendall Kirkham — As storms rolled into the Mid-South this week, so did a number of great events and a lot of good news! 1. Methodist Collaboration with Mayo Clinic Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare announced a new collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, a worldwide leader in medicine. The Mayo Clinic chose Methodist and Memphis over Nashville, Jackson, Mississippi, and Little Rock.

Florida Times-Union  Mayo Clinic named Jacksonville's best hospital by U.S. News & World Report by Charlie Patton — The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville was named the No. 1 hospital in Jacksonville and the No. 4 hospital in Florida in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Hospital rankings released this week. Mayo was nationally ranked in four specialities: 48th best in the country in cancer treatment; 40th in gastroenterology & GI surgery; 41st in geriatrics; and 46th in neurology and neurosurgery. Six other Mayo specialities were identified as high performing: ear, nose and throat; gynecology; nephrology; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.

KIMT 3  Mayo moving some surgeries from Austin to Albert Lea by Mike Bunge— A malfunctioning sterilization system is causing difficulties at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. Mayo public affairs specialist Kathy Leidal says routine testing on July 9 discovered a malfunction in the system used to sterilize surgical instruments on the Austin campus. Leidal says Mayo staff and external consultants are working to determine the cause of the problem and effect repairs.

Physician's Weekly  US News: 2015-2016 Best Hospitals — US News & World Report released its 2015 list of the nation’s best hospitals, assessing hospitals on 16 specialty areas and placing those achieving high scores in at least 6 categories on the “honor roll.” After a 3-year absence from the top spot, Massachusetts General Hospital has reclaimed its number one spot in the annual honor roll of best hospitals. Last year’s first place titeholder, Mayo Clinic, got bumped to 2nd place, and tied for third place were Johns Hopkins and UCLA.

Mankato Free Press   Mankato hospital adds plastic surgeon by Nate Gotlieb — In the past, local breast cancer patients had to drive to Rochester or the Twin Cities for reconstruction surgery and subsequent appointments. But Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato has recently added a plastic surgeon, giving women an option to stay local for the time-intensive process.

Immortal News  Doctors Protest Big Pharma’s Greed As Cancer Drug Costs Soar by Victor Johnson — Well over 100 cancer doctors from top cancer hospitals across the United States have issued what the Wall Street Journal‘s Jeanne Whalen referred to in a report as “a harsh rebuke” over the soaring cost of cancer drugs. The group of oncologists, which consisted of 118 cancer experts, produced a series of recommendations which they claim will lead to reduced treatment costs, according to an editorial published July 23 in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Yibada  Cancer Doctors Oppose Sky-High Costs Of Meds, Pharma Companies’ Greed by Steve Pak — A team of over 100 top cancer doctors has published an article and launched a campaign demanding that large pharmaceutical companies lower the costs of cancer treatment drugs…Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, a hematologist (study of blood) from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was the paper's lead author. Tefferi was among the 118 professionals who stated in the study's findings that high drug prices affect the cancer patients and the health care system.

The Utah People's Post  Doctors Are Against the Cancer Treatment Prices Increase by Amelia Donovan — A team of 118 leading oncologists is against the cancer treatment price increase…Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, a hematologist at Mayo Clinic said that the very high price in cancer drugs is having a crucial impact on the patients that have been diagnosed with cancer and rely on the treatments and the prices are also affecting the health system of the country in a negative way.

The Hoops News  Doctors are against the 5 to 10 fold increase in price of new cancer drugs A group of 118 leading oncologists is urging pharmaceutical companies to reduce the cost of certain expensive cancer drugs. The doctors have informed that that the past one and half decades have witnessed an increase of $8,500 in the price of cancer drugs annually. According to Mayo Clinic hematologist Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, excessively high price of cancer drugs is having a strong impact on the care patients diagnosed with cancer are receiving and is also affecting the country’s health system negatively.

Chippewa Herald — Constantly looking for a restroom? Therapy can help  by Jenny Hastreiter — No one wants to be incontinent. But, it can, and does, happen, even to healthy individuals. Urinary incontinence can lead to anxiety, social isolation, loss of independence and increased risk of falls. Fortunately, help is available. Take a recent patient of mine at Mayo Clinic Health System–Northland in Rice Lake, as an example of how incontinence can begin.

The New York Times — When Cancer Triggers (or Hides) an Eating Disorder by Sophia Kercher — As Kathleen Emmets was undergoing cancer treatment in New York over the past few years, her weight began to drop. Even though she was often nauseous and paralyzed by chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, she joked that thinness was the “bonus of cancer,” and found herself looking in the mirror and admiring her deep and hollow collarbone…“There needs to be more research in these areas so that people are aware of patients’ histories when it comes to their prior problems with eating, and finding ways to help them,” said Dr. Aminah Jatoi, an oncologist who has incorporated nutrition in her 16 years of work treating cancer patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

La Crosse Tribune — Mom credits 'angels' for son's recovery from electrical shock by Mike Tighe — Joyce Schroeder credits miracle-working “angels who walk on earth” for her son’s recovery from a near-fatal electrical mishap three years ago that left him largely incapacitated. The baseball-sized wound from the electrical current that exited Neil Schroeder’s abdomen took 10 months to heal, after which he needed nearly two years of daily speech and physical therapy, Joyce said Friday as Neil completed his final therapy session at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse.

Post-Bulletin — Answer Man: Mayo even has its own flower — Mayo has everything else, why wouldn't it have its own flower? I assume the World Famous has a star named for it as well. The trademarked flower is a type of coreopsis called the Mayo Clinic Flower of Hope. It was developed in 2014 as part of the hoopla for the clinic's sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Dr. W.W. Mayo's move to Rochester -- don't get me started on whether that's an accurate way to date the origin of the clinic.

Gundersen Health System — Scott Rathgaber, MD, named new Gundersen CEO — After an extensive internal search, Gundersen Health System is pleased to announce Scott Rathgaber, MD, AGAF, is the organization’s next chief executive officer. Dr. Rathgaber will begin his new role in September. Since 2012, Dr. Rathgaber, a native of Indiana, has served as medical vice president of Gundersen’s Hospital Operations, Neurosciences, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Services, Occupational Health Services and Pharmacy.

Post-Bulletin — Book Review: 'Buzz' puts a whole new spin on mosquitoes by Matthew Stolle — An Osama bin Laden-type character plots a terrorist strike in the U.S. A Saudi Arabian potentate seeking medical treatment at Mayo Clinic arrives at Rochester International Airport, and a deadly green toxin is smuggled into the city during a customs check. The terrorists' target is a target-rich environment: The Minnesota State Fair.

Post-Bulletin (AP) — More have health coverage but lawsuits keep rising — The number of Minnesotans who have health insurance is rising but so is the number of state residents struggling to pay their medical bills…Nearly one-half of all cases were filed by three of Minnesota's biggest health care systems: Fairview Health Services; Minneapolis-based Allina Health, which owns Abbott Northwestern, Unity, Mercy and other hospitals; and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and its subsidiaries.

Ledger Gazette — Exercise might help people with Alzheimer’s by Margret Lynn...By the end of the study, the researchers discovered that participants who were part of the exercise group experienced relatively fewer neuropsychiatric symptoms which include depression, anxiety and irritability, compared to those who belonged to the control group… “What they represent is an important foundation for us moving forward”, said Dr. David Knopman of the Mayo Clinic, who has monitored some of Lilly’s data. “What you are hearing here represents solid advances”.

ConsumerAffairs — CDC: doctors write too many antibiotic prescriptions by Mark Huffman — Over time a wide range of bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi build up a resistance to antibiotic drugs, making these powerful medicines much less effective…Doctors at the Mayo Clinic found that the problem largely stems from using antibiotics for illnesses for which they are not intended. It points out antibiotics treat bacterial infections but not viral infections.

Cloud Times  — New culture, young talent gives Wolves bright future by Mitchell Hansen — A lot has changed in a few seasons for the Minnesota Timberwolves…Another exciting development is the new state-of-the-art practice facility for the Timberwolves and Lynx, The Courts at Mayo Clinic Square.

CNN Money — TapImmune Announces Finalization of License Agreement With Mayo Clinic To Commercialize a Folate Receptor Alpha Vaccine for Multiple Cancer Indications — TapImmune, Inc. (OTCQB: TPIV), a clinical stage cancer immunotherapy company, is pleased to announce that the Company has exercised its option agreement with Mayo Clinic. TapImmune has signed a worldwide exclusive license agreement to commercialize a proprietary folate receptor alpha vaccine technology for all cancer indications.  This technology, developed in the laboratory of Keith Knutson, Ph.D., at Mayo, has successfully completed Phase I clinical trials in ovarian and triple-negative breast cancer.

Austin Herald (Star Tribune) — Stadiums' naming rights yield cash, secrecy in Minnesota by Mike Kaszuba — In the last six years, four Twin Cities sports stadiums have opened — or been approved — but just one has made public its lucrative naming rights agreement…Same for the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, the public entity that owns the Twins’ Target Field, and the Timberwolves’ Mayo Clinic Square, a unique practice facility and medical center that involved a nonpublic naming rights deal on a building that has received millions of dollars in public money.

Reuters — Young cancer patients may be unaware of fertility options by Lisa Rapaport — Young cancer patients, often left infertile after treatment, may be unaware of ways to preserve their options for having children, a study suggests…Advances in egg freezing and other fertility options for women may also help narrow the gender gap seen in the study, noted Dr. Jani Jensen, co-director of the in vitro fertilization program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Pharmacy Practice News — FDA Grants New Indication for Kyprolis in MM by Marie Rosenthal — The FDA has granted a new indication for the combination of carfilzomib, lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Kyprolis, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary) for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma (MM) who have received one to three prior lines of therapy…However, overall response rate was 81%, according to Keith Stewart, MB ChB, MRCP, FRCPC, MBA, Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Professor in Cancer Research and Dean for Research, and Division of Hematology/Oncology at Mayo Clinic, in Scottsdale, Ariz. “What is important for physicians and patients to know about this drug is that adding a third drug, carfilzomib, increases progression-free survival, increases the overall response rate and triples the number of patients with complete response,” explained Dr. Stewart.

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel — Health and Wellness briefs: July 28, 2015 — Six-week nurse aide class starting up. CNAs are always in demand and you can start a medical career or assist your loved ones, according to a news release…The three new centers, at Cleveland Clinic, the University of Colorado, and Washington University, join nine others in the network: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children’s Hospital Boston, Loma Linda University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital and University of California San Francisco.

KAAL — Rochester 7-Year-Old Sickened with E. Coli — A Rochester family is asking for support as their young daughter battles an E. Coli infection and a potentially life-threatening complication. According to a Gofundme page, Charlotte Voss contracted the 0157-H7 strain of E. coli while visiting her grandmother in Nebraska earlier this month. Charlotte was first treated at a clinic in Nebraska before being transferred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She was admitted to Mayo's Eugenio Litta's Children's Hospital July 23

KARE — Mayo's first bone marrow transplant recipient reunites with doctor, 52 years later by Lindsey Seavert — A Minnesota woman, who was the first bone marrow transplant recipient at Mayo Clinic in 1963, returned to Rochester more than five decades after her procedure to visit the doctor who performed the transplant.

Chippewa Herald — Employee assistance programs meet many needs by  Katie McKy — Just as a broken leg can keep an employee from operating a front end loader, mental health issues can also interfere with performing at maximum efficiency…Actually, Mayo has two EAPs, an internal and outsourced, tendering options to its employees. “Mayo has internal services combined with an outsourced solution,” said Danita Last, benefits manager at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. “There is an internal EAP in Rochester that employees can utilize if they would like. If the employee wants complete confidentiality, they can use the outsourced vended EAP.”

Chippewa Herald — Careers of the future in health care by Dan Lea — Workers looking for careers with a future would do well to consider health care, based on projections for western Wisconsin…The state of Wisconsin announced a $750,000 grant last December to help Mayo Clinic Health System train more family-care doctors in northwest Wisconsin. Dr. Randall Linton, president and CEO of Mayo’s northwest Wisconsin region, said the family medicine residency program will ramp up to training five doctors per year, and experience shows that training them here may keep them here.

Wall Street Journal — What If You Accidentally Swallow a Bug? During summer activities, it's bound to happen. But how dangerous is it to accidentally swallow a bug? The Mayo Clinic's Dr. Bobbi Pritt discusses.

Chippewa Herald — Energy: Local hospitals lead in energy conservation by Oscar Brandser — Hospitals continuously serve thousands of patients and visitors every year, making them one of the largest energy users in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration…“We’re grateful our leadership cares so much, not only about our patients’ health, but the environment’s health, too,” said Gordon Howie, construction and facilities services regional director at Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin. “Energy management has long been a priority for Mayo Clinic Health System.”

The Idaho Statesman — Molecular research may improve diagnosis, treatment of brain tumors — The molecular makeup of brain tumors can be used to sort patients with gliomas into five categories, each with different clinical features and outcomes, researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of California San Francisco have shown. The finding could change the methods that physicians rely on to determine prognosis and treatment options.

UI The Daily Iowan — Elliot: Foraying into the mayo wars by Beau Elliot — In a world full of climate change, the ISIS-Iran bond, and the looming specter of Donald Trump morphing into Ross Perot circa 1992, it comes as little surprise that a lawsuit in Indiana contends that defenders of equal marriage rights are the true bigots…So, people, throw away your mayo. (Besides, it’s just going to go bad.) Otherwise, I might be forced to file a lawsuit — especially because the Mayo Clinic is a super-secret lab dedicated to develop new and more insidious forms of mayo.

Bloomberg — Radius Health Announces That it Has Hired Dr. Lorraine Fitzpatrick, Former GlaxoSmithKline Development Leader for Denosumab, as Chief Medical Officer — Radius Health, Inc. (the "Company"), a science-driven biopharmaceutical company developing new therapeutics for patients with advanced osteoporosis as well as other serious endocrine-mediated diseases including hormone responsive metastatic breast cancer, today announced that it has hired Dr. Lorraine A. Fitzpatrick as Chief Medical Officer of the Company Fitzpatrick joined the staff at the Mayo Clinic and rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine. At Mayo, she was Director of Bone Histomorphometry and Director of the Women's Health Fellowship, the latter of which she founded.

Marie Claire.co.uk — Put The Latte Down - 'Caffeine Vaping' Is Apparently A Thing by Corinne Redfern ...Coffee is one thing, then you have your five-Hour Energy drinks,' says Dr. Donald Hensrud, the director of the Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living Program. 'This is next in line on the spectrum of people who want that acute buzz.'

Newsmax — Should You Worry If You Swallow a Bug? Can swallowing a bug be dangerous? The unsatisfying answer: It depends, according to health experts. Bobbi Pritt, a microbiologist and director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., tells the Wall Street Journal swallowing an insect is harmless, but some can be dangerous.

Fox News — Making margaritas outside can lead to nasty sunburns — Some people mistake the condition for poison ivy or even regular sunburn. BuzzFeed spoke with Dr. Dawn Davis, board-certified dermatologist with the Mayo Clinic, about how avoid an extreme reaction.

BuzzFeed — Here Are Some Graphic Pictures Of What Can Happen When You Drink Outside by Casey Gueren ... And it can happen to everyone — regardless of your skin type or color. “Anyone who gets a relative amount of oil or liquid from the plant on their skin and then gets an adequate amount of UV light will get the reaction,” Dr. Dawn Davis, board-certified dermatologist with the Mayo Clinic, tells BuzzFeed Life.

Massage Magazine — Make Posture Awareness Part of Your Self-Care by Bing Howenstein — Massage therapy is a vital tool for keeping the body a well-oiled machine... If you’ve opened a newspaper or magazine recently, you’ve likely seen articles about the dangers of sitting for extended periods of time—including increased risk of organ damage, colon cancer, poor circulation and soft bones. (Many of these articles are based on interviews with James A. Levine, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and author of the 2014 book Get Up!: Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It.)

Boston Globe — Epic Systems’ headquarters reflect company’s creativity, growth by Priyanka Dayal McCluskey — At the end of a long driveway that winds through sprawling meadows and cornfields, a sculpture of a smiling Humpty Dumpty, perched on a wall, beckons visitors into the front door of the health care technology company Epic Systems Corp…Many hospitals select Epic because the brand is well known and the software reliable, said Judy Hanover, a research director at the research firm IDC Health Insights in Framingham. And there’s some prestige attached to the Epic name: renowned health systems like Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, all have opted for Epic software.

CNNMoney — Diadexus and Mayo Clinic Join Forces on PLAC Activity Test to Improve Patient Care for Cardiovascular Diseases — Diadexus, Inc. (OTCQB: DDXS), a diagnostics company developing and commercializing products that aid in the prediction of cardiac disease risk, and Mayo Clinic recently signed an agreement to collaborate in the areas of education, research, and innovation on the PLAC® Test for Lp-PLA2 Activity. The test, which has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is used to help identify risk for coronary heart disease in patients with no history of cardiovascular events.

The Business Times — Raffles Medical Group to join Mayo Clinic Care Network by Elizabeth Mak — SINGAPORE'S integrated private-healthcare provider Raffles Medical Group (RMG) announced on Wednesday it would join the US-based Mayo Clinic Care Network. RMG will be the first in Asia to join the network, and the services provided will be available only at its Singapore general practitioner clinics, specialist outpatient clinics and hospital, Dr Donald Poon, general manager of Raffles Hospital, said.

The Edge Markets — Raffles Medical partners non-profit US medical network — Raffles Medical Group ( Financial Dashboard) has announced its collaboration with Mayo Clinic Care Network via a membership with the latter’s growing network of organisations. Mayo Clinic is a US-based non-profit organisation involved in medical care, research and education. Under an agreement, the group’s subsidiaries – RafflesHospital, RafflesMedical and RafflesDental – will enjoy access to Mayo Clinic’s network of expertise and clinical care resources. This will allow its physicians to complement their expertise with the latest Mayo Clinic knowledge, Raffles Medical says in a statement to the stock exchange.

Sault This Week — Sault doctor a top thyroid surgeon at Mayo Clinic by Bob Diotte — A letter from a reader: “Your recent columns have reminded me of some local stories. The first one relates to the Curran brothers…The second story involves the Mayo Clinic, which saw many Sault residents travelling there for the high standard of treatment of thyroid goitres. Some were very surprised to see the senior Dr. Sinclair of the Sault in the surgery. It turned out he was among the very top thyroid surgeons on the Mayo Clinic staff.

WJXT — Washing hands does save lives by Jodi Mohrmann — What most people fail to realize is that something as simple as washing their hands is the first line of defense against germs. It's something so routine, but it can save your life and others.…"Imagine that happens to a newborn baby or to a child that has congenital heart disease. I've seen those children get viruses, what we call Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV for short, because it's so hard to say, or the flu virus. And those children will actually die from those infections because their immune system s are compromised or they don't have a normal heart and lungs," warned Dr. Alva Roche Green, a family medicine and pediatric physician with Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.

Forbes — Narrow Networks Do Not Lead To Care Coordination by Robert Book — When the ACA networks began covering patients in 2014, one of the first complaints was that many plans were trying to cut costs by including many fewer providers in their networks than pre-ACA health plans. …These claims bear a striking ignorance of how care coordination works in practice. With the exception of integrated health systems like Kaiser Permanente, and integrated providers such as the Mayo Clinic, which are not really part of the “narrow networks” discussion, care coordination occurs when physicians work in the same practice, or are part of informal groups that refer patients to each other, and are generally based around physicians who have privileges at the same hospitals or have other common affiliations.

Chicago Tribune — Retirement: Cold-weather cities with benefits by Sandra Block — For retirees who aren't afraid of a little cold weather, we suggest a couple of northern cities that offer ample cultural amenities…Its most recognizable asset is the Mayo Clinic, which attracts thousands of patients every year from around the world. The city's nursing homes are top-rated, and its hospitals provide specialty care for Alzheimer's patients.

Science Times — Doctors slam big pharmas for high cost of cancer drugs by Christian George Acevedo — A group of 118 cancer doctors urged huge pharmaceutical firms to make cancer drugs more affordable, particularly to the masses. Doctors explained that it would cost an individual roughly $8,500 a year to get cancer treatment, far too expensive for an average middle class and nearly impossible for someone living belong the poverty line. Dr Ayalew Tefferi, cancer specialist at Mayo Clinic, relates the high cost of cancer drugs to the survival of cancer patients and to the country's health system as a whole.

FierceMedicalDevices — FDA launches probe into safety of common MRI contrast agent by Emily Wasserman — Amid a growing body of research that shows deposits of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) remain in the brain after repeat MRI procedures, the FDA is investigating the products' safety and risks…The FDA probe comes a few months after the Mayo Clinic discovered that GBCAs used in MRI exams leave deposit in the brains. Researchers looked at 13 cadavers that had undergone at least four MRI exams with GBCA agents, and compared the bodies with another 10 that never had the procedure. Scientists found that the former group had "measurable quantities" of gadolinium in their brain tissue, while the latter had none.

Parents — 8 Health Surprises to Expect When You're Pregnant With Multiples by Dan Mangan — Like most new moms-to-be, I was ecstatic to see two lines on my home pregnancy test stick -- an event dwarfed only by the subsequent news that I was carrying twins. …There might actually be a thing as too much reality. Twice the babies can mean twice the risks, and that means "more ultrasound monitoring is needed," says Margaret Dow, M.D., obstetrician and laborist at Mayo Clinic. "The uterus can get cramped for space, particularly in the second and third trimester, so we like to administer more scans to check for growth or signs of fetal distress."

KIMT 3 — Chateau will open again for gala event By Adam Sallet — Months after Barnes and Noble shut down their bookstore inside the famous Chateau Theatre, the historic building will be open once again. Though this time, it might only be for a night. On Wednesday morning city leaders of Rochester, including Mayor Ardell Brede, announced the annual Rochester Civic Theatre benefit gala will be held in the 88-year-old building this fall. Speculation continues to run high on what will happen to the landmark in the heart of downtown, especially since the city agreed to buy the building in May for $6 million, with $500,000 coming from Mayo Clinic.

Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews — Rochester's Chateau Theatre books first public event of its new era by William Wilcoxen — Since closing the book on its Barnes & Noble days, Rochester’s historic Chateau Theatre has been unused. But that will change this fall…The Post Bulletin says Mayo Clinic, which contributed $500,000 to the purchase of the Chateau, has scheduled a private event at the theater on Oct. 1.

MedPage Today — OA: Time to Change the Paradigm? by Nancy Walsh — Specific early structural changes visible on MRI predicted the later development of radiographic osteoarthritis (OA), a nested case-control study found…However, prevention remains important, as was emphasized by Eric Matteson, MD, chair of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who was not involved in the study.

The Journal Times — A primer on ‘traumatic grief,’ and its complicated treatment — A traumatic event often causes deep-rooted, profound feelings. Depending on the nature of the event, those feelings may be fear, confusion, grief or a combination of emotions. “Feelings of traumatic grief are complex and encompass many challenges and reactions — both emotional and physical. In order to effectively support someone who is grieving, you must first understand grief’s nuances,” says Jessie Wolf, licensed independent clinical social worker at Mayo Clinic Health System.  

Channel NewsAsia — Raffles Medical Group joins US-based Mayo Clinic Care Network by Akshobh Giridharadas —Singapore healthcare provider Raffles Medical Group on Wednesday (Jul 29) announced that it will join the US-based Mayo Clinic Care Network, a non-profit organisation specialising in medical care. Raffles Medical Group is the first in Asia to join the network. It will enable collaboration between doctors from both sides. Raffles' medical experts will also be able to tap Mayo Clinic's resources.

Chicago Tribune (Kiplinger's Money Power) — Retirement: Cold-weather cities with benefits by Sandra Block — For retirees who aren't afraid of a little cold weather, we suggest a couple of northern cities that offer ample cultural amenities…Its most recognizable asset is the Mayo Clinic, which attracts thousands of patients every year from around the world. The city's nursing homes are top-rated, and its hospitals provide specialty care for Alzheimer's patients.

Nikkei Asian Review — Singapore health care provider joins US-based international medical network by Justina Lee — Raffles Medical Group, a major Singaporean private health care provider, has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network to strengthen its treatment capabilities. The Mayo Clinic Care Network was established in 2011 by Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit medical practice and research group based in the U.S. The network consists of health care organizations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Mexico. In 2014, Mayo Clinic provided direct care to more than 1.3 million people from 144 countries.

StockBank (Channel NewsAsia) — Raffles Medical Group joins US-based Mayo Clinic Care Network by Akshobh Giridharadas — Singapore healthcare provider Raffles Medical Group on Wednesday (Jul 29) announced that it will join the US-based Mayo Clinic Care Network, a non-profit organisation specialising in medical care. Raffles Medical Group is the first in Asia to join the network. It will enable collaboration between doctors from both sides. Raffles' medical experts will also be able to tap Mayo Clinic's resources.

The Straits Times — Raffles Medical Group becomes the first in Asia to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network by Madeleine Lim — At no additional cost, patients of Raffles Medical Group can now have their medical queries clarified by world-class experts from the renowned Mayo Clinic of the United States. The Singapore private healthcare provider announced on Wednesday (July 29) that it has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, making it the first in Asia to do so.

MedPage Today, — CSK9 Inhibitors: Bargain Among Biologics? by Crystal Phend — When alirocumab (Praluent) became the first PCSK9 inhibitor on the U.S. market last week, drugmakers Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced its price tag with a flourish…R. Scott Wright, MD, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., told MedPage Today, "No one really knows how practices and formularies will adapt to PCSK9 therapy but my prediction is that it will likely be a 'shock and awe phenomenon.'"

Mankato Times — Mayo Clinic Health System in Le Sueur recognized for improving care and patient outcomes by Joe Steck —The Minnesota Health Action Group (The Action Group) announced today that Mayo Clinic Health System in Le Sueur is among 437 Minnesota and border state clinics that were recently recognized for delivering optimal care and achieving optimal care measures as part of the 2015 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program and the Minnesota Quality Incentive Payment System, a State of Minnesota pay-for-performance program that is administered by The Action Group. A complete list of reward recipients can be found here.

The Washington Post — Cerner wins $4.3 billion DoD contract to overhaul electronic health records by Amy Brittain — The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that Cerner had been awarded a coveted $4.3 billion, 10-year contract to overhaul the Pentagon’s electronic health records for millions of active military members and retirees…The Epic and IBM partnership had been considered by most experts to be the favorite, largely because Epic holds some of the most desirable health-records contracts in medicine, including deals with the Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente.

MedCity News — Oncologist: We’re taking these rising cancer drug costs out of context. Lives matter more than dollars by Meghana Keshavan — Cancer drug costs are skyrocketing – this we know. But what if we’ve got a distorted view of the overall picture of cancer costs?...There’s been a lot of talk swirling around why these cancer drug costs continue to increase. Take the recent Wall Street Journal article, “Doctors Object to High Cancer Drug Prices,” in which more than 100 oncologists spoke out in a Mayo Clinic medical journal article on the ever-rising costs to patients.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Government contract for electronic health records goes to Epic competitor by Guy Boulton — Epic Systems Corp. and IBM Corp. on Wednesday lost their combined bid for a contract initially worth $4.3 billion from the Department of Defense for a new system for electronic health records…Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Duke University Health System are among the health systems that have moved to, or announced plans to move to, Epic in recent years.

El Universal, Consejo de la UdeG otorga Honoris Causa a De la Fuente by Pierre-Marc René — En sesión extraordinaria, el Consejo General Universitario de la Universidad de Guadalajara aprobó otorgar el título de Doctorado Honoris Causa al ex rector de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez, por sus contribuciones a la siquiatría y a la salud, así como por promover la educación superior en el país como bien común y la excelencia académica en las universidades…El ex secretario de Salud, quien es médico cirujano por la UNAM y especializado en siquiatría por la Clínica Mayo en Rochester, Minnesota, ha sido galardonado a lo largo de su trayectoria en 13 universidades con el grado de Doctorado Honoris Causa, entre ellas, las de Montreal, Canadá; Arizona, Estados Unidos; Moscú, Rusia, y Alcalá de Henares, España.

Azteca Noticias, Caídas, principal causa de lesiones en niños, Especialistas en traumatismos pediátricos aseguran que las caídas son la principal causa de lesiones en la niñez y la mayoría de ellas se producen en casa. El Dr. Christopher Moir, cirujano pediátrico en el Centro Pediátrico de la Clínica Mayo en Rochester, Minnesota, revela que los accidentes en el hogar son más comunes de lo que se cree.

IntraMed, Un alto consumo de refrescos podría aumentar el riesgo de diabetes, Independientemente de que sea delgado u obeso, si bebe muchos refrescos con azúcar u otras bebidas endulzadas, es más probable que contraiga diabetes tipo 2, revela un análisis reciente…Otra teoría plantea que unos niveles altos de azúcar en la dieta podrían afectar a las colonias microbianas "saludables" de los intestinos, alterando la digestión de alguna forma que aumente el riesgo de diabetes tipo 2, señaló el Dr. Steven Smith, endocrinólogo de la Clínica Mayo en Rochester, Minnesota.

Proexpansion Perú, Oncólogos piden menos codicia a empresas farmacéuticas, En Estados Unidos se ha escrito mucho e incluso se han hecho películas donde se acusa abiertamente a las grandes compañías farmacéuticas de pagar millones de dólares a los doctores para promover medicamentos…Este reclamo fue publicado como editorial en la revista médica de la Clínica Mayo, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, donde si bien algo tarde, los médicos se unen a las voces contra la subida de los precios de los medicamentos con receta que el año pasado fue de 12% en los Estados Unidos.

Telemundo New York, Surge nueva esperanza contra el Alzheimer, Un nuevo lote de medicamentos con el propósito de limpiar el cerebro de los pacientes de Alzheimer representa la mejor esperanza hasta ahora de frenar el avance de la enfermedad…El doctor David Knopman, de la Clínica Mayo, expresó que sabía que con los titulares sus pacientes le preguntarían dónde conseguir los medicamentos. "Estos resultados no van a estar disponibles la próxima semana", lamentó en una conferencia de prensa. "De lo que estamos hablando es avances sólidos".

Resumen de Salud, Malas notas para hospitales EU promueven servicios en RD, Sólo tres hospitales (Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic y el New York Presbyterian) aparecen entre los mejores 15 hospitales de EEUU, de unos seis centros de salud estadounidenses y de Puerto Rico que promueven sus servicios especializados en República Dominicana…US News & World Report publicó su ranking 2015-16 Mejor Hospital, la 26ª edición de su ranking anual, cuya lista le dejamos intacta: Hospital General de Massachusetts (Boston)2. Clínica Mayo (Rochester, Minnesota)

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