September 4, 2015

Mayo Clinic In the News Highlights

By Karl Oestreich

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Editor, Karl Oestreich; Assistant Editor: Carmen Zwicker


New York Times
New Alternatives to Statins Add to a Quandary on Cholesterol
By Gina Kolata

Doctors have long faced a conundrum in prescribing statins to lower cholesterol and heart attack risk: The drugs are cheap and effective for most people, and large, rigorous clinical trials have found minimal side effects. But as many as 25 percent of those who try them complain of muscle The New York Times newspaper logopain. Others stop taking the drugs because, they say, they cause a hazy memory or sleep problems, among other side effects not documented in studies...At the Mayo Clinic here, Dr. Stephen L. Kopecky, who directs a program for statin-intolerant patients, says he is well aware that middle-age and older adults who typically need statins may blame the drugs for aches, pains and memory losses that have other causes. He also knows his patients peruse the Internet, which is replete with horror stories about the dangers of statins.

Reach: The New York Times has a daily circulation of nearly 649,000 and a Sunday circulation of 1.18 million.

Additional coverage:
Star Tribune  — Pricey new cholesterol drugs pose new dilemma in treatment; Houston Chronicle, Massachusetts TelegramNewsmax Health 

Related coverage:
The Science Times — New Drug To Lower Bad Cholesterol Levels; Healthcare Business Daily News

Context: Doctors in the Statin Intolerance Service within the Cardiovascular Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota treat people who have statin side effects or a family history of statin intolerance. Steven Kopecky, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. His research interests include cardiovascular clinical trials primarily in coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes.

Contact: Traci Klein


New guidelines for cancer doctors aim to make sense of gene tests
by Julie Steenhuysen

"It's like having an all-you-can-eat buffet, and is that a good thing?" said Dr. Noralane Lindor, an oncologist and geneticist from Mayo Clinic Reuters LogoCenter for Individualized Medicine and an ASCO Prevention Committee member. Lindor was one of several authors of the guidelines issued on Monday by ASCO and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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

Context: Noralane Lindor, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic oncologist and genticist. Her research interests include cancer genetics, with an emphasis on hereditary predisposition to cancers, as well as the clinical translation of genetic findings to medical care.

Contact: Joe Dangor


Do you have good posture?
by DeeDee Stiepan

The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is offering posture screenings for people to see how good or bad their posture is and how poor posture can take its toll. “YouKIMT know, our body is kind of like a stack of Jenga blocks and as we lean forward we’re putting a lot of strain on our back and that creates chronic back pain. It actually creates compression into our organs as well and so we’re not breathing as effectively,” explains Jane Hein, a Wellness Physical Therapist at The Healthy Living Center.

Reach: KIMT 3, a CBS affiliate,  serves the Mason City-Austin-Albert Lea-Rochester market.

Additional coverage:  Arizona Daily Sun

Related coverage:
Fox 2 St. Louis — The Mayo Clinic’s “Healthy Living Program; KITV, NC8 Washington D.C., Fox 2 News Detroit

Context: Jane Hein is a wellness physical therapist with the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center.

Contact: Kelley Luckstein


Arizona Republic’s Living Well
Proton Beam Therapy at Mayo Clinic
by Susan Lynne Fuchs

The first services – adult and pediatric radiation oncology – have been launched at the Valley’s newest cancer center, a $310 million, 400,000-Arizona Republic newspaper logosquare-foot facility rising on Mayo Clinic’s northeast Phoenix campus.

Reach: The Arizona Republic reaches 1.1 million readers every Sunday and has an average daily circulation of more than 261,000 readers. The newspaper’s website Arizona Republic - Online, averages more than 5.4 million unique visitors each month.

Related coverage:
Arizona Republic — Arizona Cancer Center faces crowded cancer-care market by Ken Alltucker – The five-story, 220,000-square-foot center, which opened to patients Aug. 24, follows the path of other major cancer-care providers whose facilities have sprouted in metro Phoenix in recent years. Banner MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic and Cancer Treatment Centers of America all have poured tens of millions of dollars into openings or expansions.

Context:  Mayo Clinic introduced its Proton Beam Therapy Program, with treatment for patients available in new facilities in Minnesota this past June and in Arizona in spring 2016. Proton beam therapy expands Mayo Clinic's cancer care capabilities. In properly selected patients — especially children and young adults and those with cancers located close to critical organs and body structures — proton beam therapy is an advance over traditional radiotherapy. More information about Mayo Clinic's Proton Beam Therapy Program can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contacts: Jim McVeigh, Julie Janovsky-Mason


Rochester Magazine
Mayo's "renegade" research team
by Paul Scott

Montori’s think-tank-within-a-clinic is known as the Knowledge and Encounter Research Unit, or KER Unit, for short. It’s the sort of official sounding name that nearly begs for a disco ball until you realize it’s actually pronounced “Care Unit,” and that it has been responsible for aRochester Magazine logo globally-contagious shift in thinking about what matters the most in medicine.

Reach: Rochester Magazine is a monthly publication that serves the residents and visitors of Rochester, Minnesota. The magazine averages more than 56,000 readers each month.

Context: Victor Montori, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist. Dr. Montori's research takes place in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Montori is interested in how knowledge is produced, disseminated and taken up in practice — and how this leads to optimal health care delivery and patient outcomes. Dr. Montori also serves as director of community engagement and of late stage translational research for the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Contact: Kelley Luckstein

Geek — Possible kill switch for cancer cells discovered by scientists by Meredith Placko – What if you could just flick a switch and turn off cancer? It seems like something you would see in a sci-fi flick, but scientists are working towards a future where that could be a reality. At the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, a group of researchers have made a discovery that could be a kill switch for cancer. They have found a way to reprogram mutating cancer cells back to normal, healthy cells. Additional coverage: NYC Today, KSL Salt Lake City, Health Care Business Daily News, Food World News

Hamilton Spectator — New code may make ‘turning off’ cancer cells possible by Mayo Clinic News Network – Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumour cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy. The finding, published in Nature Cell Biology, represents "an unexpected new biology that provides the code, the software for turning off cancer," says the study's senior investigator, Panos Anastasiadis, chair of the Department of Cancer Biology on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus. Additional coverage: Wall Street OTC, Barrington Review, Herald Times, Design and Trend

US. News and World Report — U.S. News Announces 2015 Hospital of Tomorrow Keynote Speakers – Washington, D.C. – August 31, 2015 – U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals for more than 25 years, today announced that some of the nation's top health care leaders will speak at the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow conference, scheduled for October 18–20, 2015 in Washington, DC. Distinguished speakers include… John H. Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO, Mayo Clinic.

U.S. News and World Report   10 Signs Your Thyroid is Out of Whack by Anna Medaris Miller – People with hyperthyroidism may also sweat a lot and have little tolerance for heat (while people with hypothyroidism often feel cold), says Dr. Hossein Gharib, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and past-president of the American Thyroid Association. All are symptoms that won't make even the fittest Americans want to hit the gym.

Chicago Tribune — Ayes pretty much have it when it comes to this eyes concussion test by David Haugh –  A key endorsement came last January when the Mayo Clinic signed a licensing agreement with King-Devick…. Major-college athletic programs such as Notre Dame and Florida use it."It's validated and it's reliable,'' said David Dodick, a Mayo Clinic neurologist and director of the clinic's concussion program. "It takes away a lot of the guesswork on any sideline.''

Wall Street Journal — Cures for Common Foot Problems, Without Surgery by Angela Chen – “I think people come in wanting surgery because they want a quick fix and want to be back to normal,” says Norman Turner, an orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “Unfortunately, in most cases surgery isn’t a quick fix because it can take just as long, or longer, to get back on your feet.”

New York Times — Take a Deep Breath, Then Check Your Smartphone by Steve Lohr – Cardiologists at the Mayo Clinic, Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, who have seen and sampled the Eko technology are initially impressed. “This is probably one of the most important innovations in the plain old stethoscope in recent years,” said Dr. Charanjit Rihal, chairman of the division of cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic.

Fox Business — Is Your Desk Job Killing Your Health? Get One of These by Jade Scipioni – The average American sits about 7.7 hours a day with some studies estimating up to 15 hours a day, according to Even the American Medical Association (AMA) agrees that sitting for extended periods of time can be bad for personal health. “Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression and the cascade of health ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists have named sitting disease,” said James Levine, MD, PhD at the Mayo Clinic.

Buzzfeed — We Used Makeup To Show Smokers What They Could Look Like In The Future by Kirsten King and Chantel Houston – With the help of Dr. Hays, director of the Nicotine Dependence Center at Mayo Clinic, and a makeup artist, BuzzFeed aged three smokers to show the physical effects of a continued smoking habit.

Huffington Post — Here's Why You Shouldn't Panic About This Summer's Legionnaires' Outbreak by Erin Schumaker – While Legionnaires' can be deadly -- the Mayo Clinic considers it a severe form of pneumonia -- it's not contagious, and can't be spread through person-to-person contact. Individuals older than the age of 50, smokers and those with weakened immune systems are at highest risk of contracting the disease.

Huffington Post — Where the Jobs Are – Both and ranked the 2015 job market in various U.S. cities earlier in the year taking slightly different approaches. Ziprecruiter looked purely at employment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, including applicant-to-employer and applications-to-job posting ratios. Their top choices are:… Rochester, MN - The home of the Mayo Clinic offers major opportunities in healthcare and construction.

Huffington Post — Managing Your Child's Behavior: Benefits of Regular Routines and Strategies to Stay Consistent by Michelle LeRoy – If you or your child are having trouble adjusting to your regular routines, or if you see an increase in child behavior problems with the new school year, you are not alone. Remember that these difficulties are very common and help is available to get your family back on track. Dr. Michelle LeRoy is a licensed clinical psychologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. She provides integrated behavioral health services to patients of all ages in primary care clinics and specialty mental health services.

Huffington Post  — 15 Science-Backed Ways To Fall Asleep Faster by Sara Schwartz – Recommended by the National Sleep Foundation as a way to fall asleep fast, progressive muscle relaxation involves slowly tensing and then relaxing each muscle in your body to help your body relax. The Mayo Clinic describes the technique as follows: Start by tensing and relaxing the muscles in your toes and progressively working your way up to your neck and head. You can also start with your head and neck and work down to your toes. Tense your muscles for at least five seconds and then relax for 30 seconds, and repeat.

CNN Money — Smart stethoscope gets FDA stamp of approval by Sara Ashley O’Brien – While much of the medical field has gone digital, it's been a slow transition for the nearly 200-year-old stethoscope."It has been stuck in the analog world," said Mayo Clinic's Dr. Charanjit S. Rihal. "With heart sounds, even if you're good at examining patients ... then what? It's in our heads, we make diagrams, but a year later, do [doctors] really remember what you heard? The answer is they cannot."

Bloomberg — How to Be Richer in Retirement Without Saving More Money by Suzanne Woolley – Another way to prepare for medical costs is to get familiar with how health savings accounts work, if your company has a high-deductible health-care plan. This Mayo Clinic article lays out many of the pros and cons. Among the pros: The account travels with you from job to job, and you have control over how the money's spent. (Granted, shopping around for medical care isn't something most of us really long to do.) The cons include, well, needing to shop around to get the most out of your HSA money, plus the fact that an unplanned illness could wreck your health-care spending budget.

TIME — These Cities Have the Best Job Prospects – Both Ziprecruiter and WalletHub ranked the 2015 job market in various U.S. cities earlier in the year taking slightly different approaches. Ziprecruiter looked purely at employment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, including applicant-to-employer and applications-to-job posting ratios. Their top choices are… Rochester, MN – The home of the Mayo Clinic offers major opportunities in healthcare and construction.

GQ — Should You Ever Eat Energy Goo? by Jeff Vrabel – Back in high school, Emily Brown began every track practice by doing two important things: lacing up her shoes and downing about a half-dozen sugar packets. Brown's now a registered dietitian at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Initiative, retired professional runner and 2009 U.S. cross country champion, so it's not like we can say "Don't eat sugar packets!" because she's done pretty well for herself. But her approach to the shameless consumption of diner sugar has, shall we say, evolved.

Sports Illustrated — Aries Merritt successfully undergoes kidney transplant by Christopher Chavez – Just four days after winning a bronze medal in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2015 IAAF World Championships, Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt successfully underwent a kidney transplant on Tuesday morning at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, his coach Andreas Behm tells SI.

Runner’s World — Hurdler Merritt Gets Kidney Transplant Four Days After Winning World Champs Bronze by Peter Gambaccini – Aries Merritt, the 110-meter hurdles world record holder and 2012 Olympic champion, successfully underwent a kidney transplant on Tuesday. Merritt’s operation occurred four days after he won the bronze medal in the 110 hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. At the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Merritt received a kidney donated by his sister, LaToya Hubbard. “Doctors said it went well,” Merritt’s coach, Andreas Behm, told Sports Illustrated.

Men’s Fitness — Get Cracking: 4 recipes made even better with eggs on top by Will Cockrell – But ask the world’s most talented chefs—like the four we feature on these pages—and they’ll tell you that the egg is one of the true stars of the kitchen universe: so versatile and tasty that adding one atop pretty much any dish takes the meal from forgettable fare to memorable feast; and so healthy (it has a near-perfect protein/fat/calorie ratio and, we now know, doesn’t wreak havoc with cholesterol) that the Mayo Clinic advises eating up to seven eggs a week to prevent strokes.

Men’s Health — The Surprising Truth about Premature Ejaculation by John Scott Lewinski – Dr. Landon Trost, M.D., a urologist and Head of Andrology and Male Infertility at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, says the average “normal” American man lasts 13 minutes. Europeans only last 10, and the always-efficient Germans just 7 minutes. “Every day I have to consider how to tell some [PE patients] that they don’t really have a problem,” Dr. Trost says.

HealthDay — High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study by Robert Preidt – "The increased risk of high blood pressure in siblings suggests that family history contributes to the increased risk of high blood pressure in women during pregnancy," study co-leader Tracey Weissgerber, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said in a news release from the American Society of Nephrology. "However, women who had high blood pressure in pregnancy were still more likely to develop high blood pressure later in life than their sisters who had normal blood pressure in pregnancy," she added. Additional coverage: Reuters.

HIT Consultant — Mayo Clinic, Hootsuite Debuts Social Media Training Credential for Clinicians by Jasmine Pennic – Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (MCCSM) and Hootsuite, a widely used platform for managing social media has debut a new social media training credential for medical and health care professionals. The training certification program is being launched at the first international Health Care and Social Media Summit presented by Mayo Clinic in Brisbane Australia, September 1-2. Additional coverageHospitals and Health Networks

Sys-Con Media — Mayo Clinic and Hootsuite Introduce Social Media Training Program for Health Care – Hootsuite, the most widely used platform for managing social media, and Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (MCCSM), today announced an industry-leading social media credential for medical and health care professionals. This joint initiative is being launched at the first international Health Care and Social Media Summit presented by Mayo Clinic in Brisbane Australia, September 1-2.

University of Delaware Daily — Branching out...Recently, however, Gleghorn and a team of colleagues from Princeton University and the Mayo Clinic found evidence for a physical mechanism in airway morphogenesis. Their findings are reported in a paper, “Mechanically Patterning the Embryonic Airway Epithelium,” published in the July 28 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Post-Bulletin — Hockey arena could land in Mayo Park by Jeff Kiger – A proposal for a new Rochester "multi-purpose sports and entertainment center" could come together yet this fall, depending on the results of a feasibility study. The idea of adding an ice arena to Mayo Civic Center started about a year ago because of interest in bringing a United States Hockey League team to Rochester. But this project may go well beyond the original concept, according to those involved.

Action News Jax — Emergency preparedness guide: Recipes, meal plan and grocery list for a family of four by Jenna Bourne – “With hurricane preparedness, we want to have what’s quick, what’s easy and what’s stable,” said Emily Brantley, a clinical registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic. But that doesn’t mean it has to be bland. That’s why Mayo Clinic nutritionists put together a three-day meal plan for a family of four that doesn’t require a refrigerator of electricity.

Pierce County Herald — Warren Petryk column: Interstate compact medical legislation by Warren Petryk – Overall, this is a smart piece of legislation that will greatly benefit Wisconsin with better access to qualified physicians. The legislation has the support of Marshfield Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative and the Wisconsin Hospital Association to name a few. I am proud to be a primary co-author of this legislation and look forward to monitoring the progress of the bill as it moves through the legislature and hopefully to the Governor’s desk.

Faribault Daily News — Mayo Clinic Health System and District One Hospital to hold informational meeting on upcoming expansions by Brittney Neset – Mayo Clinic Health System and District One Hospital will be expanding their facilities to help further aid Faribault and surrounding communities. In order to inform the community and their neighbors, Mayo Clinic Health System and District One Hospital will be holding an informational meeting about the expansion to their facilities on Sept. 1.

Medical News Today — Could hypertension during pregnancy signal elevated risk for siblings? – The brothers of women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy may also be at an increased risk of heart disease, the study suggests, although sisters appear to be unaffected. "We wanted to isolate the effect of high blood pressure during pregnancy by comparing the risk of hypertension, heart disease, and stroke in women who had hypertension during pregnancy, and their sisters," says study author Dr. Vesna Garovic, of the Mayo Clinic.

Post-Bulletin — DMC EDA requests $3.9M for 2016 budget by Andrew Setterholm – The Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency presented a new budget and work plan for the year ahead, with a significant cutback in spending and a tighter focus on objectives. The economic development agency, which operates as a private nonprofit organization and reports to the Destination Medical Center Corp. Board, requested funding of $3.9 million in 2016.

Action News Jax — Hospital administrators reviewing plans to keep patients safe in severe storms by Jenna Bourne – Similar conversations are happening over at Mayo Clinic, which was constructed to withstand up to a Category 5 hurricane. Some of the issues brought up in Thursday’s meeting were stocking up on medical supplies ahead of time, making arrangements if staff members have to stay overnight and making sure parking lots and storm drains are ready for a downpour.

KTTC — Transportation is one of the top priorities for Destination Medical Center by Alanna Martella – The group in charge of transforming Rochester into Destination Medical Center met Thursday morning to discuss plans for the future. The meeting focused primarily on next year's funding and the impact of energy and environment. Then leaders took a field tip to Rochester International Airport for a tour on how the airport ties into plans for DMC.

AAAS Science — EntryPoint! places students with disabilities on STEM tracks by Becky Ham – In the 10 weeks that Rose Buchmann worked at The Mayo Clinic this summer, the college junior got a chance to try out new lab techniques and learn more about what a full-time career in science looks like. The internship, arranged by AAAS's EntryPoint! program, also gave Buchmann a chance to make lasting connections with the people she hopes will be her future colleagues.

News4Jax — Smoking and cardiovascular disease – Dr. Vandana Bhide of the Mayo Clinic joins us to discuss the toxic chemicals found in cigarettes and how it can affect your health.

Bustle — 6 Things Men Should Really Know About Periods By Now by JR Thorpe – The Mayo Clinic tracks PMS sources to two things: hormone fluctuation through the menstrual cycle, and chemical changes in the brain, including fluctuations in serotonin levels. This last one, and its corresponding dip in mood, is only seen by scientists in some women, though, and is definitely not universal.

Lifehacker Australia — What To Do If You Think You Have Food Poisoning by Beth Skwarecki – You don’t need to call the doctor for vomiting or diarrhea that goes away in a few days, but anything severe or unusual is probably worth a call; occasionally, serious complications can develop. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms to watch out for include: Extreme pain, Blood in your vomit or stool, Fever over 101.5, Signs of severe dehydration, including severe weakness or dizziness and inability to pee, Any neurological symptoms like blurry vision, tingling, or muscle weakness.

Rochester Post-Bulletin  — Financing tool fuels downtown development by Andrew Setterholm – Mayo Clinic spokesman Karl Oestreich said the clinic is appreciative of the city's efforts. "We value the partnership with the city to improve the downtown and the priority the city is making to this effort," Oestreich said. Looking ahead to Destination Medical Center developments, the partnership will continue to be critical. "Mayo recognized that the city lacked the tax capacity to finance the infrastructure needed to support more than $5 billion in private investment, which is why we helped lead the effort to secure state financial support and legislative authorization of additional local financing tools," Oestreich said.

Duluth News Tribune  — Community steps up to help Douglas County girl awaiting transplant by Maria Lockwood – It's scary, Grams said, but the staff at the Mayo Clinic is "incredible." "They're the best of the best," he said. A modified heart-lung machine called an ECMO is giving Aria the gift of time as her family prays for a heart, a chance to hold her like they used to before tubes and machines. "I'm hoping for a heart," Grams said. "At the same time, it's so sad to hope for." Additional coverage: Fox21 KQDS

Rock River Times — The human reasons why athletes who dope get away with it by Michael J. Joyner and David Epstein – Last week, we examined reasons why the very nature of drug testing technology 2014 which cannot eliminate false positives and false negatives at the same time 2014 means it will never be a perfect mechanism for catching cheaters….Michael J. Joyner is a physiologist and expert in human performance at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The views expressed here are his own. Follow him on Twitter at @DrMJoyner.

The Washington Times — Mankato hospital helps kids experience hearing by Nate Gotlieb – Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato is home to an entire cochlear implants team and multiple audiologists who meet with families for years after surgery. And Mankato Area Public Schools district has in past years offered a special preschool program and offers para support for each student up until graduation. All of it adds up to a program that helps kids thrive.

Latinos Health — Watching too much TV raises risk for fatal blood clots aka pulmonary embolism by Ma. Claribelle D. Deveza – Mayo Clinic clarifies that a pulmonary embolism occurs when a blockage, usually a blood clot, travels to the lungs. More specifically, the medical malady occurs in the pulmonary vein, which connects the heart from the lungs, states News Grio.

CNN Money — Celyad Announces Commercial License Agreement for C-Cure(R) in Greater China by Globe Newswire – C-Cure® is Celyad's most advanced product candidate based on its cardiopoiesis platform and is being developed for heart failure indications. The Company expects to release the full clinical data set for CHART-1, its Phase III trial in Europe and Israel, in the middle of 2016. The research underlying this technology was originally conducted at Mayo Clinic by the research team of Professor André Terzic and Atta Behfar, and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications.

KCRG Cedar Rapids — Ovarian cancer awareness focus of Noelridge Park event by Max Walker – “Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen,” the Mayo Clinic wrote on its website. “At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and is frequently fatal.” The disease, if caught before spreading beyond the ovary, is more likely to be treated successfully, according to the clinic.

Daily Times  — High Blood Pressure And Diet by Judith Frank-Edet – According to the Mayo Clinic, having more than three drinks in one sitting can cause a temporary spike in blood pressure. Repeated drinking can lead to long-term blood pressure problems. Alcohol can prevent any blood pressure medications you may be taking from working effectively. In addition, alcohol is full of calories and can lead to weight gain. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have high blood pressure. Alcohol just needs to be done carefully.

Inquisitr — Vitamin D deficiency may cause Multiple Sclerosis by Phillip Dengler – The rare condition can happen when taking in 50,000 internal units a day for a period of months, according to Mayo Clinic. Before taking a vitamin D supplement, you should have your levels tested and confirm a dosage with your physician.

Yuma News Now — Sandman Not Doing the Job? Use These Behavioral Strategies for Sleep Difficulties by Micah Dorfner – "Many of my patients face sleep difficulties," says Filza Hussain, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System behavioral health expert. "It’s either difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or both. This leads to feeling tired in the morning, having difficulties with daytime sleepiness, attention and concentration problems, and irritability. Most of my patients have tried over-the-counter sleep aids or even prescription medications but remain dissatisfied and sleepless."

The Express Tribune — Falling asleep at your desk? 7 tips for keeping up with work by Umnia Shahid – A Journal of Nutrition study found that being dehydrated can cause fatigue, low mood, and difficulty concentrating. Start your day with a big glass of water (you’re already dehydrated after going through the night without drinking) and keep sipping liquids throughout the day. Aim for about eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, suggests the Mayo Clinic. If you’re not an H2O fan, try consuming water with lemon or fresh grapefruit juice — it detoxifies the system while rejuvenating you at the same time.

Imperial Valley News — Vaginal infections have similar symptoms, require different treatments by Mary Marnach, M.D. – Bacterial vaginosis, or BV, and vaginal yeast infections may have some symptoms that seem similar, but they have different causes and require different treatment. Over-the-counter remedies are available for a yeast infection. BV typically requires prescription medication. See your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. Then he or she can help you decide on the best treatment.

Phoenix Business Journal  — See the top recipients of National Institutes of Health grants in Arizona by Dale Brown – The list was ranked by total FY 2014 grant funding. The University of Arizona, No. 1 on this list a year ago, this year was awarded $56.96 million from 165 research grants. Arizona State University was second on the list with 86 grants totaling $34.68 million, and the Mayo Clinic was third with 23 grants for a total of $11.81 million.

Science 2.0 — Genome-Wide Association Study Finds Four Possible Risk Factors For Ovarian Cancer – "In searching the genome, we came up with some surprises on chromosomes 2, 3, and 17," says Ellen Goode, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic genetic epidemiologist and lead author of the study. "While examining the usual suspects in a region on chromosome 8, we found that SNPs associated with ovarian cancer risk were located quite a distance away from those associated with risk of other cancers, which suggest that they may act through a different mechanism."

Star Tribune — Sex drug puts women in the driver's seat by Gail Rosenblum – “If a woman is not distressed by this problem, and it is not causing problems in her relationship, then this is not a disorder,” said Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of the Women’s Health Clinic at the Mayo Clinic. While many postmenopausal women, usually in their 50s or older, suffer from “hypoactive sexual desire disorder” (aka a dozing libido), Addyi targets premenopausal women. These are women typically in their 30s and 40s who don’t seem to have any identifiable reasons for a flipped-off switch.

Yahoo! Parenting — 3 Surprising Reasons You're Struggling to Get Pregnant by Cathleen Miller – Have you turned over every stone possible on your journey to getting pregnant? According to Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Jani Jensen, diet, stress, age, and genetics all play a role in the success or failure of your conception efforts. More than ever, eager parents are searching for new ways to reach that magic plus sign revealing their precious baby is on its way.

Florida Times-Union — Augustine toddler tagged as Jacksonville Heart Walk hero by Beth Reese Cravey – “We are stronger together,” said Mayo Clinic cardiologist Amy Pollak. “We are a powerful community of heart-health advocates who are making heart health a priority not just for ourselves but for our families, for our friends, our neighbors. ... I love seeing the community getting together.”

The Columbus Dispatch — Benadryl commonly used as sleep aid by Ben Sutherly – Like Nelson, many people who need a nudge to nod off at night turn to antihistamines, which are more commonly seen as a treatment for allergies. But many sleep aids, in fact, contain antihistamines, according to the Mayo Clinic. One of the most common, diphenhydramine, is the active ingredient not only in Benadryl but in many other over-the-counter sleep aids.

Newsmax Health — Gastric Band or Bypass: What's the Difference? by Jerry Shaw – A small balloon inside the band controls the tightness around the stomach. A port placed under the skin of the abdomen connects to the band, according to the Mayo Clinic. Fluid can be injected or removed through the port to adjust the size. The band makes people feel fuller to avoid further eating. Gastric banding does not reduce absorption of calories and nutrients into the body as gastric bypass surgery does.

The Straits Times — Genes could explain your reaction to jet lag – Doctors do know that heading west is generally easier on the body than travelling east, because it requires a person's internal clock to "set later, not earlier", said Mr R. Robert Auger, a sleep specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. But the more time zones crossed, the tougher the jet lag. The rule of thumb to get your body clocks back in sync is about one day for every time zone change, making it "very difficult for real road warriors to get acclimated", Mr Auger said.

The Hawkeye — To maintain healthy posture, know what it is by Mayo Clinic News Network – “When some people try to work on their posture, they tend to overdo it,” said Alynn Kakuk, physical therapist at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. “They get into a super-extended position with their shoulders way back — enough that it creates too much of an arch on their back. So, they just start shifting their weight too far back.”

The Bulletin (Oregon) — Back to school: Get to know the warning signs of bullying by MCNN – For many children, the start of a new school year can be very stressful, especially if they’ve been victims of bullying in the past. Mayo Clinic Children’s Center psychologist Dr. Bridget Biggs says parents and caregivers should know the warning signs. “If your child is reluctant to go to school, stressed after spending time online or avoids social situations, he or she may be being bullied.”

The Advisory Board Company — How Mayo Clinic restructured nurse reporting relationships to drive integration – To drive integration, leaders at Mayo Clinic restructured reporting relationships so that all nurses—regardless of setting—report through solid lines up to the senior-most nurse leader. Watch the clip to hear Pamela Johnson, Mayo Clinic's chief nursing officer, describe the benefits of these solid-line nurse reporting relationships.

Albert Lea Tribune — Riverland partners with companies to address skills gaps by Sarah Stultz – Two of the businesses the college is partnering with are Innovance and Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. Steve Waldhoff, chief administrative officer with Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, said Riverland officials have been responsive to working with the medical center, collaborating and providing well-trained people to fill different positions.

Post-Bulletin — The Chat: Students get a strong feeling from program – JEN: Mia Erickson is joining us for today's Chat. Mia is a sports performance specialist with Mayo Clinic, and works with Century High School's student athletes, helping them develop strength, speed, and conditioning. We know Mia because our kids have been hitting the weight room with her all summer. I'm excited to talk about the program, Mia, but I'm interested in hearing about your background first.

Post-Bulletin — Our View: What does DMC mean for Rochester's visitors? – Destination Medical Center Corp. board member Bill George keeps repeating himself. "We don't have a competitive market analysis for visitors," the former Medtronic Corp. chairman and CEO said Thursday. DMC Economic Development Agency Executive Director Lisa Clarke said those voices are on the way. "We did some early research, and we're also coupling with Mayo Clinic to do an executive summary for you, so you can see what we learned and what research is available," she told the board last week.

Imperial Valley News — Back to School: A Good Night's Sleep by Deborah Balzer – Scottsdale, Arizona - Children need to get plenty of sleep in order to perform well in school. After a summer of staying up late and then sleeping in, many kids are out of their school year bedtime routines. Mayo Clinic Children's Center pediatric neurologist and sleep specialist Dr. Suresh Kotagal says in order for most school-age children to be at their best, they need to get from 8 1/2 to 9 hours of sleep every night. He also says, "Children should work back into a school year sleep schedule gradually, starting a week or two before the first bell rings."

Imperial Valley News — Back to School: Feed the Body and Brain by Deborah Balzer – Rochester, Minnesota - If your children participate in school sports, you know proper nutrition will help them perform at their best. The same holds true for academics. Mayo Clinic Children's Center pediatrician Dr. Brian Lynch says healthy, nutritious foods will benefit kids' academic performance, behavior and overall health. Plus, it will combat childhood obesity. Dr. Lynch and his colleagues encourage families to follow the 9-5-2-1-0 Let's Go! rule as a guide to good health and nutrition for kids.

Kansas City Star — Mankato hospital helps kids experience hearing by Nate Gotlieb – "If you talk to these kids, their speech is perfect (and) their articulation is perfect," said Ann Vaubel, an audiologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. "They have conversations and participate in regular education curriculum without modifications to the curriculum. You have to meet them to see, and I never thought I'd see that."Vaubel worked with kids in Mankato Area Public Schools for 29 years before retiring from the district after the school year. Additional coverage: Star Tribune

Imperial Valley News — Depression: Let’s Snap Out Of Expecting People to Snap Out Of It by Micah Dorfner – Our relationship with the word depression is quite paradoxical. Although, on the one hand, we so freely admit that we are depressed because our team lost the Super Bowl or because the store doesn’t carry a desired outfit in our size. When it comes to talking about clinical depression, the stigma attached with the word becomes omnipotent. Rather than admitting to feelings of sadness, loss of interest in usual activities, guilt, decreased energy, difficulty with attention and concentration, and sleep difficulties, we clam up, put a bright smile on our face and pretend everything is OK.

Post-Bulletin — Hearing set for Mayo expansion in Faribault by Brittney Neset – Mayo Clinic Health System and District One Hospital will be expanding their facilities to help further aid the Faribault and surrounding communities. In order to inform the community and their neighbors, Mayo Clinic Health System and District One Hospital will be holding an informational meeting about the expansion to their facilities on Sept. 1.

Yuma Sun — Couple a perfect match - for live organ donation by Amy Crawford – “She stole my heart, so she owed me a kidney,” Jerry joked during an interview with the Yuma Sun. That word, “match,” is the key to finding a kidney or any other organ. According to the Mayo Clinic, several tests are done to see if a donor may be able to donate a kidney to a certain person. Things that need to “line up,” or match, typically include blood type, tissue type (also known as HLA) and crossmatch…. To learn more about kidney donation, check out or call the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale/Phoenix at 480-301-8000.

The Patriots News — Nitpicks and Nitwits: Brady's bounce back is a timely tale – One man believes it's possible. Timothy Hewitt, director of biomechanics and sports medicine research at the Mayo Clinic has been studying knee injuries for more than 20 years.  Hewitt recently told Bleacher Report's Mike Tanier that "you can reduce the risk of non-contact ACL injuries (like Green Bay's Jordy Nelson suffered) in the NFL somewhere between 50 and 70 percent."

San Bernardino County Sun — Successful Aging: Sitting is the new smoking by Helen Dennis – The quote you are referring to is credited to Dr. James Levine from the Mayo Clinic, who has been studying the negative impact of sedentary lifestyles for years. In a 2014 Los Angeles Times interview, Dr. James notes, “We are sitting ourselves to death.” Apparently bursts of energy to the gym cannot compensate for the average five hours and 41 minutes most Americans spend each day sitting at their desks.

UPI — Surgical risk more significant than timing for colon cancer patients by Stephen Feller –. The option is whether to perform both surgeries at once, or do them one at a time. "Our primary aim was to establish the magnitude of risk that each component operation, both liver and colon, contributed to synchronous resections in order to determine which combination of colon and liver operations were most safe to be performed at the same time," Dr. David Nagorney, researcher and general surgeon at Mayo Clinic, said in a press release.

KSL — 4 tools that use money to motivate weight loss by Joseph Irvine – Steven Driver of the Mayo Clinic confirms the efficacy of financial instruments in achieving diet goals. He stated that "sustained weight loss can be achieved by financial incentives. The financial incentives can improve results, and improve compliance and adherence ."To back up his research, Driver reported the following statistics from a study he performed.

Greatist — Could You Have IBS? by Katie Golde – IBS affects people of all ages, although it tends to start before 35, perhaps due to the lifestyle shifts that occur as you transition into college and your first jobs, says Mark Larson, M.D., a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic. “In your 20s and 30s, so many things are changing. The anxiety about the future and relationships is much more intense, and your gut takes a hit from all that stress.”

Forbes — Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes And Top Executives To Reimagine Healthcare At The Forbes Healthcare Summit by Matthew Herper – The Forbes Healthcare Summit, a 300 person invitation-only event held in New York, is a meeting place for the top minds in the pharmaceutical, insurance, and healthcare industries, including executives, scientists, investors and regulators…. John Noseworthy, the chief executive of The Mayo Clinic (also a sponsor of the event), whose very name is synonymous with good health care.

Gambit — Reverse seasonal affective disorder by Missy Wilkinson – Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder, according to Mayo Clinic. Today those winter blues are known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and people recognize many of its common symptoms, including lethargy, excessive sleeping, carb cravings, weight gain and sadness. SAD affects approximately 4 to 6 percent of the population and usually is treated with phototherapy, psychotherapy and medication.

Post-Bulletin — Ask Mayo Clinic: Proven remedies combined with a gentle touch, can ease hair loss – DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best ways to prevent hair loss or to regrow hair? I want to try some hair-growth shampoos, but have heard that you must keep using them for life or your hair will fall out at an even faster rate. Is this true? Are there better ways to regrow hair? Hair loss can occur for a number of reasons. Most often, it's caused by a combination of heredity and aging. Treatments are available that may slow that type of hair loss and help regrow hair, including over-the-counter therapies like shampoos.

Daily Mail — Blast of sound can heal a dicky ticker: Shockwaves may help improve blood flow for angina patients by Roger Dobson – Another study involving 15 angina patients at the Mayo Clinic in the U.S. showed that the device led to a 38 per cent increase in the time patients were able to exercise on a treadmill. In the new trial, 170 angina patients will have three 20-minute sessions of shock waves or placebo over ten weeks at centres in Russia, Lithuania and Germany.

ABC 15 Arizona — Groupon says Phoenix residents have second cleanest colons in the country by Katie Faller – To prevent colon cancer, Mayo Clinic suggests for adults over the age of 50, in addition to getting screened, to exercise most days of the week, quit smoking, maintain a healthy weight and avoid skipping out on fruits and vegetables full of fiber. These tips will help adults maintain a healthy colon and keep Phoenix residents in that number two spot.

Watertown Daily Times — Lowdown on taking vitamins, supplements by MCNN – “People ask me this question quite often: ‘Should I be taking certain vitamins and supplements?’ And the answer is, quite honestly, ‘It depends,’” says Anne Harguth, registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you should meet your nutritional needs primarily through diet. For some people, however, taking certain supplements may be the best way to get nutrients they may be lacking through diet.

Live Science — Kidneys: Facts, Function & Diseases by Alina Bradford – Poor kidney care and genetics can cause a wide range of health problems. Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, is when the kidneys slowly stop functioning. One in three American adults are at high risk for developing kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. There are many conditions that can cause kidney disease, including type 1 and 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructions in the urinary tract and inflammation of various parts of the kidneys, according to the Mayo Clinic.

WEAU — “Today” show interview 8/31/15 with anchor Judy Clark – Two-part interview with Mayo Clinic Health System’s licensed athletic trainer Kurt Jacobson, discussing this fall’s Saturday morning sports injury clinics in Menomonie and Eau Claire.

Mother Jones — The Controversial Doctor Behind the New "Viagra for Women" by Molly Redden – The definition of female sexual dysfunction is still hotly contested. But the disorder has gained acceptance from several major medical groups and, critically, the FDA. …. Stephanie Faubion, the director of the Women's Health Clinic at the Mayo Clinic and a supporter of the effort to bring the drug to market, has greeted the new drug with cautious approval, saying, "While this drug has several potential side effects, so do many antidepressants that are given to women routinely."

KX News Bismarck — A Family's Long Awaited Return After 145 Days in the Hospital by Alicia Ewen – Back then, their unborn daughter Kieran was fighting for her life as her heart grew outside of her chest in her mother's womb. Now it's back safe and sound in her chest, beating strong. Her family can now enjoy life out of the hospital. "No matter how comfortable everyone makes you feel at the hospital, it's not home," says Brian. Doctors gave Kieran's parents best wishes and the best tools to care for her.

Sunrise Senior Living — What You Need To Know About The Most Common Types Of Arthritis by Megan Ray – According to the Mayo Clinic, PsA includes five forms: symmetric, asymmetric, distal, spondylitis and arthritis mutilans. Symmetric PsA is the most common type, impacting 50 percent of PsA patients, and is similar to RA, impacting both sides of the body at the same time. Symmetric and asymmetric PsA can affect any part of the body. Meanwhile, distal PsA generally impacts the toes and fingernails, and spondylitis causes stiffness and pain in the neck and spine, explained the Mayo Clinic.

Genome Web — NIH Awards More than $48M to eMERGE Project to Correlate Genomic Data With Health Records – The Mayo Clinic has been awarded $3,435,970 to sequence 100 genes in 3,000 patients with moderate-to-severe hypercholesteremia or colon polyps to determine which are likely to contribute to the patients' disorder and which should be discussed further with patients, families, and physicians. The team will also study the economic and social implications of providing such information. Iftikhar Kullo and Stephen Thibodeau will lead the Mayo team.

Discovery News — Nearly a Third of Med Students Have Mental Health Issues by Laine Bergeson – The new research echoes earlier findings that suggest medical students enter their programs with a similar mental health status as their college classmates, but their mental health deteriorates as they go through school, reports the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The study, conducted by the Mayo Clinic in 2006, also reported that medical students are less likely to ask for help because of the stigma.

Waseca County News — Waseca hospital emergency department offers complete, complex care by Suzanne Rook – While the Emergency Department staff at Mayo Clinic Health System Waseca can treat fractures and suture cuts, its specially trained professionals are capable of much more. Borowski, the hospital's administrator, says rumors seem to be linked to staffing at its Emergency Department. Several years ago, Mayo began using physician assistants to staff its EDs. While the decision made economic sense, it also made sense for patients.

Duluth News Tribune — Multivitamins and supplements: To take or not to take? by MCNN – People ask me this question quite often: ’Should I be taking certain vitamins and supplements?’ And the answer is, quite honestly, ’It depends,’ " says Anne Harguth, registered dietitian at the Mayo Clinic Health System. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you should meet your nutritional needs primarily through diet. For some people, however, taking certain supplements may be the best way to get nutrients they may be lacking through diet.

Sun Herald — FAQs about cord-blood banking and its disease-treating potential by MCNN – Blood from a newborn's umbilical cord was once considered a waste product, but it actually contains potentially life-saving cells. But how do you know if cord blood banking is right for you? Dr. Seanna Thompson, Mayo Clinic Health System OB/GYN physician, answers some common questions about cord blood banking and what options are available. What is cord blood?

Florida Times-Union — Doctors Are In: Women need to know signs, symptoms of a heart attack by Shelly Bansal — A few lifestyle modifications can go a long way and, with the help of your doctor, you can make a difference in your own health. Sometimes, heart disease is not preventable, but now you know what to look out for and when to call for help if you need it. Shelly Bansal is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville specializing in adult cardiac surgery, heart and lung transplant surgery and mechanical circulatory support. She is a member of the Duval County Medical Society.

Peter Herald — Mayo Clinic Health System offers mindfulness-based stress reduction course – Mayo Clinic Health System offers an eight-week “Living Life Mindfully: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” course from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 24. The course begins with an orientation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 at Mayo Clinic Health System in St. Peter.

Shape Magazine — The Benefits of Alkaline Water, Unfiltered by Jamie Foss – Okay, so maybe it isn't the fountain of youth. But alkaline water is also known for its ultra-hydrating ability. In fact, Essentia touts that their enhanced water is "more hydrating than the leading bottled water." So are you missing out on extra hydration that you could use during your workouts? "I do not recommend alkaline water to my clients," says Luke Corey, EXOS Performance Dietician at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine. "Regular tap water is just as effective as alkaline water in supporting general health and performance.”

WQOW — Bloomer teen headed to college after suffering traumatic brain injury by Emily Valerio – After two months in the hospital he returned to Chi-Hi to finish out his senior year. "My doctors told me that I was never going to be able to go back to high school but I went back to high school, got all A's and one B." This week he'll begin his college career at the University of Minnesota, where he hopes to major in Bio-medical Engineering. Caron said, "It (the accident) really helped me decide that I really wanted to help other people who have had similar injuries."

Emergency Medicine News — News: Drones: The (Possible) Future of Medicine by Alissa Katz – And what about domestically? The U.S. Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has strict regulations in place for drone use, where essentially the only use for them right now is fun. The agency's concerns for medical drones are quite valid, said Donald Jenkins, MD, a professor of surgery and the trauma medical director at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Express — Europe's FIRST ever cancer hospital for animals opens – amid hopes for human victims by John Ingham – Modeled on America's world famous human hospital, the Mayo Clinic, the £6million centre has four operating theatres , a chemotherapy suite and scan machines. It will also have purpose-built kennels and cat units for up to 87 patients. And it boasts highly specialised equipment often found in the latest human surgical hospitals. Cancer is the second biggest killer for pets with half of all dogs and a third of cats aged 10 or more likely to die from the disease.

LaCrosse Tribune — Caregiver Coach Program makes finals for Rosalynn Carter award, just misses winning by Mike Tighe –The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving is so impressed with a La Crosse County program that the institute picked it as one of six finalists out of nearly 50 candidates for a national award… Under the program, developed with the cooperation of memory clinics at Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, Brezinka receives referrals from the clinics.

Health IT Outcomes — Portals Not Ready For Diagnosis by Katie Wike – According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, patient portals do not have sufficient enough messaging platforms for clinical decision making. Mayo Clinic patients reported their blood pressure readings, but the results of the study showed messages exchanged through patient portals were not sufficient enough for clinical decisions.

Association for Talent Development — Is Job Burnout Simply a Sign of the Times? – What is job burnout? The Mayo Clinic explains job burnout as “a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.” Symptoms of burnout as listed in Psychology Today....

WEAU TV 13: — “Today” Show interview this morning with anchor Judy Clark, Sara Carstens, Community Engagement and Wellness Director - Mayo Clinic Health System, along with Dawn Comte, Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department.  The interview is on the new “Healthy Trails” walks scheduled this fall in Eau Claire, which are free and open to the public. Participants will have a chance to discuss various health topics while walking with medical professionals from Mayo Clinic Health System.  To see the two-part interview segment....

MedCity News — CONVERGE: IBM Watson is to ‘augment knowledge’ in healthcare by Neil Versel...She also noted that IBM is working with Mayo Clinic to help patients find suitable research projects to participate in. “It may seem like it’s not that big a deal,” Goetz said, but it can be intimidating for patients to search for a trial recommended by a physician.

WQOW Eau Claire — Start of school year can mean more headaches for students by Bridget Curran – With school in session, kids have plenty to think, but it's hard to think with a headache, and that's exactly what many students deal with the first few months of school. On Wednesday News 18 spoke with Dr. Sue Cullinan, with Mayo Clinic Health System, who said trips to the emergency room increase by more than 1/3 around the time school starts and lasts into the first couple months. Cullinan said a lot of it has to do with increased stress, after-school activities, a change in routine and lack of sleep.

Lompoc Record — Left-ventricular devices prove helpful for heart-failure patients by MCNN – Mayo Clinic has announced results of a study on the effectiveness of left-ventricular assist devices (LVAD) in treating patients with a form of cardiomyopathy called restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM).

Lompoc Record — Molecular research may improve diagnosis, treatment of brain tumors by MCNN – 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. Previously, they relied on how patients’ tumors look under the microscope. The study is published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Post-Bulletin — E. coli becomes mother's worst nightmare by Paul John Scott – Blood vessels are soon ravaged, primarily the kidneys but also those in the brain, intestines, everywhere else. "This damage attracts platelets," said Dr. David Stas, a Mayo Clinic pediatric nephrologist who treated Voss during her month-long stay at Mayo. "They aggregate at sites of destructions and that causes the destruction of red blood cells. It's a bad disease."

Houston Chronicle — Cuomo: How to Stop Prostate Cancer Before It Starts by Gabe Canales – Obese men (a BMI -body mass index of 30 or higher) may have an increased risk of getting a more aggressive prostate cancer. And according to the Mayo Clinic, studies have shown that men who exercise may have a reduced risk of prostate cancer. A low-fat, plant-based diet is recommended to reduce prostate cancer risk, and the risk for other cancers, as well.

Florida Times-Union — Doctors Are In: Women need to know signs, symptoms of a heart attack by Shelly Bansal – Shelly Bansal is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville specializing in adult cardiac surgery, heart and lung transplant surgery and mechanical circulatory support. She is a member of the Duval County Medical Society.

Inquisitr — Teen urged boyfriend’s suicide, say prosecutors: Can speech convince someone to end their life? by Christina St. Jean – The Mayo Clinic also says that when it comes to suicide, “It may seem like there’s no way to solve… problems and that suicide is the only way to end the pain,” and adds that “Suicidal thinking doesn’t get better on its own — so get help.” On October 2, Judge Bettina Borders might opt to drop the case altogether. Regardless, it would appear that Michelle Carter has garnered the reputation now as the teen who allegedly urged her friend to complete suicide.

Newsmax — Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What's the Difference? by Morgan Chilson – "Prebiotics are nondigestible carbohydrates that act as food for probiotics. When probiotics and prebiotics are combined, they form a symbiotic," according to The Mayo Clinic. "Fermented dairy products, such as yogurt and kefir, are considered synbiotic because they contain live bacteria and the fuel they need to thrive."

WXYZ Detroit — Mom of 13-year-old needs help getting her daughter to the Mayo Clinic for treatment by Tara Edwards – Doctors at the Mayo Clinic have offered to help Maysie for charity. They are leaders in their field when it comes to cases like Maysie’s, but the only way to get the 13-year-old there is to airlift her. That can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $12,000 thousand dollars - one way. Maysie has a blood clot disorder, Brittle Bone syndrome, and she is on a ventilator and there is no other way to get her to the Mayo Clinic. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Maysie get to the Mayo.

WSAV Savannah — How harmful is soda? by Ben Senger – The Mayo Clinic said the caffeine in soda can raise blood pressure, but a healthy adult can safely have 400 milligrams of caffeine per day – the amount in 10 cans of soda – even though it’s not recommended that anyone drink that much. Mayo experts said children should not have caffeine and adolescents should limit caffeine to 100 milligrams per day.

Iowa State Daily — Escaping the summer rut by Rebecca Haars – The Mayo Clinic said there are six main negative outcomes when spending too much time with electronics: obesity, irregular sleep, behavioral problems, impaired academic performance, violence and less time for other creative activities. Regular exercise has countless health benefits. Without exercise, chronic health issues such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis can set in. When someone doesn’t exercise for a long period of time, it only makes it harder for the body to keep up with the physical activity, the Mayo Clinic said.

Newsmax Health — Nonsurgical Relief for Foot Pain – “I think people come in wanting surgery because they want a quick fix and want to be back to normal,” said Norman Turner, an orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “Unfortunately, in most cases surgery isn’t a quick fix because it can take just as long, or longer, to get back on your feet.” All surgeries carry risks of complications, such as infection, Dr. Turner noted. And even when nonsurgical treatments don’t fully fix a problem, they often delay the need for surgery, which is helpful because some surgical procedures don’t last forever.

Latinos Health — Young female athletes' diet are not sufficient for their lifestyle – In fact, 94 percent of women don't worry about their skeletons, a survey by the National Osteoporosis Foundation revealed. Additionally, 1 in 5 women under the age of 30 already has osteopenia, or low bone density, which increases the risk for osteoporosis. Women's Health further reports that according to Bart Clarke, M.D., an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic, "Women who stick to severely low-calorie diets often have the bone health of someone twice their age."

MedCity News — Why the consumer-driven world of healthcare still has its limits by Chris Seper – If you’re currently trying consumer-driven healthcare, chances are you’re doing it wrong. That’s the point of view of Timmeko Moore Love, a business development manager at Mayo Clinic Ventures, who also spent six years as a principal at Best Buy Capital. Love was part of the MedCity CONVERGE panel on corporate venture capital on Tuesday in Philadelphia. After that discussion, she outlined her lessons from the consumer-driven world of retail and how that applies to healthcare.

Kansas City Star — Here is the difference between chickenpox and shingles by Andy McCullough – The rash and pain from shingles occurs with the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, which hangs out in nerve cells and can wake up in times of stress and immune suppression and as people age. For those who get the worst of it, shingles can bring pain like they’ve never had. According to the Mayo Clinic, “shingles is most common in people older than 50. The risk increases with age. Some experts estimate that half the people 80 and older will have shingles.”

WWSB Suncoast FL — New Alzheimer's research center planned for Florida by AP – Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and the University of Florida are partnering to open an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center…Mayo Clinic has an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center satellite center in Jacksonville, but the UF Mount Sinai newly funded center will be the only fully staffed site in the state.

Post-Bulletin — RAEDI backs start-up firms by Jeff Kiger – "It's really hard to start and grow a business, and the help we've received from the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator has been invaluable in getting to this point. Xavier, RAEDI, and the city of Rochester, are working hard to promote entrepreneurship in Rochester," said GoRout's Founder and CEO Mike Rolih in the announcement of the funding. "I think we're a great example of how their efforts are beginning to pay off."

Post-Bulletin — Mayo forges new venture with international firms by Jeff Kiger – Two international firms with deep Mayo Clinic and Rochester ties are joining forces for a new $22.4 million collaboration. Belgium-based Celyad, formerly called Cardio3, announced Monday it's entering into a new venture and distribution deal with its partner, Medisun International Limited, for its C-Cure cardiac treatment. C-Cure is based on stem-cell technology called cardiopoiesis licensed from Mayo Clinic.

WEAU — New bill would ban minors from using tanning beds by Courtney Ryan – According to Mayo Clinic Health System, exposure to U-V radiation damages your skin and increases the risk of skin cancer. Parents that spoke to WEAU 13 News on Tuesday said age limit or no age limit, kids shouldn’t be tanning.

Virtual Strategy Magazine — Alexi Venice’s Debut Novel Takes on the Human Testing of a Vaccine for Ebola and Revenge by an Anti-Big Pharma Terrorist Group in ‘Ebola Vaccine Wars' – Venice has pledged to donate the 2015 profits from 'Ebola Vaccine Wars' to Mayo Clinic Health System to raise awareness about the need for an Ebola vaccine.

20 Minutos  — Necesario orientar a población sobre virus de hepatitis C – El director de patología de la Clínica Mayo Arizona, Hugo Vargas, planteó la necesidad de orientar a la población para que se reconozca el riesgo de contagio del virus de la hepatitis C y aplicar los estudios que se requieren para su identificación. En entrevista, resaltó la importancia de que la población conozca las formas de contagio de este virus que puede ser a través de agujas infectadas, por una transfusión sanguínea o por contacto sexual.

Periodico AM  — Cuida tu corazón de quimioterapia by Paloma Villanueva – Hay fármacos nuevos que se utilizan en quimioterapia y son muy efectivos para tratar ciertos cánceres, pero pueden provocar insuficiencia cardiaca, advierte Francisco López, director de cardiología preventiva de la Clínica Mayo de Rochester. "Son medicinas que se utilizan principalmente para el tratamiento de cáncer de mama y de hueso. "Es difícil predecir a quién van a afectar porque no depende tanto de la dosis sino de la persona, pero también es cierto que si la persona deja de exponerse al fármaco el problema se detiene, por eso se debe realizar una vigilancia estrecha por parte de un cardiólogo", detalla.

Cronica — Exhalar óxido nítrico ayudaría a detectar asma by Bertha Sola/Mayo Clinic – El asma normalmente se diagnostica en base a los síntomas, a un examen físico y a ciertos análisis para ver cuán bien funcionan los pulmones, tales como: la medida del flujo espiratorio y la espirometría. Sin embargo, a veces el diagnóstico no es claro. En estos casos, el médico puede solicitar el análisis del óxido nítrico exhalado. Su realización lleva apenas unos minutos, sea en un consultorio médico o en un laboratorio para función pulmonar.

Genetica Medica — MicroARNs para recuperar la función normal en las células del cancer – Investigadores de la Clínica Mayo han descubierto una interacción entre las proteínas de adhesión celular – que mantienen a las células unidas – y la producción de microARNs, que podría resultar clave para dirigir a las células del cáncer hacia un comportamiento no tumoral. El objetivo inicial de los investigadores era evaluar las observaciones contradictorias para dos proteínas de adhesión, p120 catenina y cadherina E, en el comportamiento de las células epiteliales.

Handelsblatt — Medicine in the digital age by Astrid Dorner – Wenn der Zustand des Patienten kritisch ist, wird RP7 hereingerollt. Er ist einer der „Stroke Robots“, der für die Mayo Clinic im Außendienst ist und bei Schlaganfällen konsultiert wird. Auf dem großen Monitor, dem Gesicht von RP7, erscheint dann der Gefäßneurologe, der sich aus dem Hauptquartier in Rochester im US-Bundesstaat Minneapolis zuschaltet. Der Spezialist untersucht und befragt den Patienten, der oft Hunderte von Kilometern weit entfernt mit Schlaganfallsymptomen in einem Partner-Krankenhaus der Mayo Clinic liegt.

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