November 6, 2015

Mayo Clinic In the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News iMayo Clinic in the News Logos a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you.

Editor, Karl Oestreich; Assistant Editor: Carmen Zwicker

 

NY Times
For Statins, Cholesterol Care May Be Just the Start
by Jane Brody

…However, not everyone responds well to statins. About 5 percent of people have distressing muscle aches, and some experience an unhealthy rise in blood sugar.The New York Times newspaper logo Furthermore, Dr. Stephen L. Kopecky, a preventive cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said that about 15 percent to 20 percent of people were “hyporesponders” – their LDL level is only minimally reduced or actually goes up on a statin. They may be good candidates for one of three other newer drugs that lower cholesterol by different mechanisms.

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

Context: 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

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Health care consolidation: Which way is up, and why are we going there?
by Ronald Wirtz

Health care providers are Fed Gazette Logolooking to scale—in a variety of forms—to meet evolving market demands and regulatory pressures …Pointing to the likes of Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic, highly reputable health care systems, “the common seed is that they employ physicians,” said Anderson. “This allows you to design a care model where the physician and hospital have the same stake in the outcome. They are bound together.”

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Beyond mergers and acquisitions: When providers marry but don't live together
by Ronald Wirtz

More than a thousand miles separate Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Livingston HealthCare, in Livingston, Mont., and possibly as much virtual distance lies betweenFed Gazette Logo their organizational size, structure and complexity. The Mayo Clinic owns 70 hospitals in a handful of states, employs more than 50,000 people and has a worldwide reputation…Over the previous two decades, Mayo Clinic “had acquired a number of hospitals throughout the Midwest” and today has a presence in 70 communities in a multistate region, according to Jeff Bolton, Mayo chief administrative officer. But in the past five years or so, he said, “we’ve moved away from an active M&A strategy.”

Sidebars:

Beyond mergers and acquisitions: When providers marry but don't live together

Accountable care organizations: The shift from volume to value, Loss of independent physicians: Follow the money

Reach: Fedgazette is written for bankers, economists, legislators, educators and anyone interested in issues that affect the ninth Federal Reserve District economy. It is published to share economic information with the district, which includes Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The magazine is published every other month.

Context: Mayo Clinic launched Mayo Clinic Care Network in 2011. The network consists of more than 30 member organizations across the United States, and in Mexico and Singapore. Network members remain independent, but share a common philosophy, commitment and mission to improve the quality and delivery of health care.

Contact: Rhoda Fukushima Madson

 

Florida Times-Union
How Mayo Clinic is ramping up medical tourism in Jacksonville
by Colleen Michele Jones

It’s been nearly a year since Dr. Gianrico Farrugia took over the helm of the Mayo Florida Times-Union newspaper logoClinic in Florida as CEO of the Jacksonville campus of the world-renowned institution based in Rochester, Minnesota. At a luncheon Tuesday hosted by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, Farrugia spoke about how under his leadership the center is ramping up ways to make Northeast Florida a destination for medical tourism.

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

Context: Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. spoke at a luncheon hosted by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville and  spoke about how under his leadership the center is ramping up ways to make Northeast Florida a destination for medical tourism. Dr. Farrugia is a Mayo Clinic vice president and CEO of Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida.

Contact: Kevin Punsky

 

KJZZ Ariz.
Joseph Sirven: Are We Overprescribing Antibiotics?

“Dr. Sirven, would you mind writing a prescription for antibiotics?” asked a patient. “Oh, I don’t feel comfortable doing that unless I’m certain you really need them,” I KJZZ NPR -AZ Logosaid. The patient jokingly followed with, “Oh, come on, did you miss that day in med school? I have a runny nose and a cough, and an antibiotic would easily take care of it.”

Reach: KJZZ-FM is a commercial station owned by Maricopa Community Colleges in Tempe, AZ. The format of the station is news and jazz. KJZZ-FM's target audience is news and jazz music listeners, ages 18 to 64, in the Tempe, AZ area.

Context: Joseph Sirven, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic neurologist.

Contact:  Jim McVeigh

CNBC Squawk Box — Hospitals of the future: Reining in costs  Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic president & CEO; Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic president & CEO, and Dr. Robert Grossman, NYU Langone Medical Center, discuss some of the...

CNBC Squawk Box — Health providers pressured by insurance, drug costs… John Noseworthy, president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, said those financial pressures are challenging providers to streamline their businesses. It remains to be seen how recent consolidation among health insurers will affect providers and health-care customers, he added.

CNBC Squawk Box — Why we schedule simultaneous surgeries: Mayo Clinic  Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic president & CEO; Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic president & CEO, and Dr. Robert Grossman, NYU Langone Medical Center, discuss why some hospitals schedule multiple surgeries at the same time.

CNBC Squawk Box — Why we've stopped hiring smokers: Dr. Toby Cosgrove  We think that smoking is the number one preventable cause of cancer, says Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic president & CEO, explaining why his hospital screens potential employees for nicotine. And Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic president & CEO, and Dr. Robert Grossman, NYU Langone Medical Center, weigh in on their hiring policies.

CNBC Squawk Box — US paying 'premium' for drugmakers: Toby Cosgrove  Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic president & CEO; Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic president & CEO, and Dr. Robert Grossman, NYU Langone Medical Center, discuss the innovations and rising costs of pharmaceuticals.

CNBC Squawk Box — Financial pressures driving hospital efficiencies: Toby Cosgrove  Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic president & CEO, and Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic president & CEO, discuss how hospitals are dealing with rising costs.

Washington Post — Standing for at least a quarter of the day reduces odds of obesity, new study finds by Ariana Eunjung Cha…The second component of the study involved measuring the study participants' body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage and waist circumference and determining whether they had metabolic syndrome (a cluster of symptoms that includes high blood pressure or elevated blood sugar). The results, published in this month's Mayo Clinic Proceedings, were striking for both genders.

Chicago Tribune — Commentary: 5 myths about bacon by Mark Essig… Nitrates break bacteria down into nitrites and add a distinctive flavor and a pinkish hue that makes cured meat a far more appetizing then the dull gray it would otherwise be. Most importantly, they kill the pathogens that cause botchulism. But consuming nitrites, the Mayo Clinic tells us, "could increase your heart disease risk." No one wants that, and for years it's been one reason we've been warned off of cured meats. As a workaround, many brands offer "uncured" or "nitrate-free" bacon.

Reuters — Stereotyping makes life harder for young female surgeons by Kathryn Doyle — Women in surgical training programs who feel that those around them endorse negative stereotypes about female doctors have poorer psychological health than others who do not feel a “stereotype threat,” a new study found…The culture of medicine as a whole, particularly the training environment, should take stereotype threat into account, said Dr. Liselotte N. Dyrbye of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who was not part of the new study. Having more women in leadership positions who can serve as role models for female medical students would have a positive impact, she told Reuters Health by phone. Additional coverage: Eyewitness News (South Africa)

Reuters — Case for testing cancer in blood builds, one study at a time by Julie Steenhuysen — Two new studies published on Wednesday of patients with breast and prostate cancers add to growing evidence that detecting bits of cancer DNA circulating in the blood can guide patient treatment. Enthusiasm is building for "liquid biopsies," which offer a non-invasive alternative to standard tissue biopsies and are expected to be a multibillion-dollar market. But a key question remains: Do they really work?... Keith Stewart, an oncologist who heads Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine, believes liquid biopsies are the future, but it may take three to five years to fully understand how useful they will be. "I'm very confident liquid biopsies will become a routine part of clinical practice in cancer," he said.

Reuters — Health care workers at heightened risk of hepatitis C by Lisa Rapaport — Health care workers are at higher than average risk of infection with the hepatitis C virus, a research review suggests. Compared to the general population, health workers had 60 percent greater odds of getting hepatitis C, and those who worked directly with blood had almost triple the risk, according to the analysis in Occupational and Environmental Medicine… It is unlikely, however, that health workers have unprotected sex or use injected drugs more often than the general population, said Dr. William Buchta, medical director of the occupational medicine practice at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

USA Today — Q&A: Everything you need to know about the plague by Kim Painter…Q: What's the best prevention? — A: If you live an area where plague outbreaks occur, you should rodent-proof your home, keep your pets free of fleas and use insect repellents outside, according to the Mayo Clinic. There is no vaccine.

BuzzFeed — Two-Thirds Of People Actually Have Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 by Casey Gueren — A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) says that 67% of the population is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).…For oral herpes or cold sores, antiviral medications (either in pill or cream form) can help them heal more quickly, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Bustle — Awesome Friends Make You A Better Mom, Says Science, So There's One More Reason To Love Your Squad by Alana Romain… So what does this mean for moms who lack these types of relationships in their lives? Well, for one, Luthar hopes that by highlighting the importance of quality friendships, we can start to prioritize opportunities for women to be supportive of one another. In fact, one direct outcome of the study was the creation of a three-month support program for mothers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, called "Authentic Connections").

Huffington Post — 21 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Their Miscarriages To Support Other Women by Caroline Bologna — According to estimates from the American College of Obstetricians and the Mayo Clinic, between 15 and 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, yet a recent survey found that 55 percent of responders believe miscarriage is "uncommon." Another study showed that 40 percent of participants who had experienced pregnancy loss said they felt very alone in the aftermath.

Wall Street Journal — Benefits of Bleach: A Hospital Adopts a Grandmother’s Preferred Germ Killer by Lucette Lagnado — In the fight against superbugs, better cleaning goes hand in hand with limits on how antibiotics are prescribed…A 2011 study, published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, found an 85% reduction in C. diff cases when environmental-service workers at two high-risk hospital units at Mayo Clinic switched to Clorox bleach wipes from another disinfectant for daily cleanings of patient rooms and at discharge.

The Guardian — A 'huge milestone': approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era by Nicky Woolf… Dr Stephen Russell, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic who specialises in oncolytic virotherapy – as these treatments are known – says that the FDA’s clearance of Imlygic represents “a huge milestone” in cancer treatment development. Viruses are “nature’s last untapped bioresource”, Russell said. Imlygic itself has an officially fairly modest effect coming out of its clinical studies – an average lifespan increase of less than five months. But underneath that data, Russell said anecdotally that in his Mayo clinic studies in mice, some programmable viruses saw “large tumours completely disappearing”.

International Business Times — What Is Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia? Robin Williams' Widow Speaks Out About Cause Of Actor's Death by Sarah Berger— Roughly a year after Robin Williams took his own life, the beloved actor's widow has finally spoken out. Susan Williams revealed to People magazine that her husband suffered from a debilitating brain disease called diffuse Lewy body dementia, or dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and that the disease is what led to his death…While the cause of DLB is unknown, it might be related to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, according to the Mayo Clinic. Factors that increase the risk of developing the disease include being older than 60, being male and having a family member with DLB. Additional coverage: Huffington Post, E! Online, Yahoo! Health

Washington Post — Want to reach your doc? Many Americans would use email or text — but can’t by Lena Sun — The digital technology that many Americans use in often very busy lives -- in banking, shopping, traveling, communicating -- still plays but a bit role when it comes to their health care…The council is a coalition of more than two dozen medical and health systems, including Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Health system and Mayo Clinic. The survey was commissioned by the council and the Bipartisan Policy Center, a nonprofit founded by former Senate majority leaders.

Washington Post — In unsettling case, CDC says tapeworm may have infected man with cancerous cells by Ariana Eunjung Cha… The presence of cancerous cells in tapeworms also raises numerous questions about where the mutant cells originated — from something in the environment? — and whether other organisms that live inside or on people that could transmit cancer cells. In recent years, many scientists have emphasized that the human body's ecosystem is only made up of 10 percent human cells but 90 percent microbial cells. "We didn’t believe that cells from a human parasite could become malignant and then invade human tissue. … It's just very unusual that the parasite’s cells became cancerous inside a human and then invaded into human tissue," Bobbi Pritt, director of clinical parasitology at the Mayo Clinic, said in an interview.

KIMT — Wearing spooky contact lenses for Halloween? Read this first by DeeDee Stiepan — By now, you probably have your Halloween costume picked out and ready to go. But if your get up includes those dramatic contact lenses, you’re going to want to read this first. Optometrists at Mayo Clinic are getting the word out about the risks to wearing the lenses, which are scarier than any costume…“Now when that paint is rough, you get more bacterial adhesion to the inside of that contact lens,” explains Muriel Schornack, DO, at Mayo Clinic. “Now if the surface on the inside is rough, it also has the possibility of scratching your cornea, so now you’ve got a scratched cornea in the presence of increased bacterial adhesion; that’s one thing to worry about.”

Triathlete —Feeling ‘Blah’ Before A Workout or Race? Don’t Stress! by Brad Stulberg  Have you ever felt like crap prior to—and perhaps even during the warm-up of—a big workout or race only to have an incredible performance? If so, you’re in good company. “I’ve undergone this many times,” says Dr. Michael Joyner, a world-renowned physician and physiologist at the Mayo Clinic who ran a 2:25 marathon during his prime.

Augustine Herald — Mayo Clinic News Network: Precision medicine in action: Genomic test helps solve medical mystery  Precision medicine is getting a jump-start from a new national initiative announced in President Obama’s State of the Union message. One Georgia family has already experienced its benefits: genomic testing called whole exome sequencing helped Mayo Clinic neurologist, Dr. Zbigniew Wszolek, solve a medical mystery that had left a boy with painful, jerking spasms that at times prevented him from walking or talking. Wszolek describes the case in a newly published article in the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

KGAN Iowa — Tobacco Changes Could be Coming — It's not that tobacco use is bad, Dawn Sabin tells this group at Mercy Medical Thursday, it can be deadly. “It is one of the largest health crises out there, and actually it's pandemic,” says Sabin, a Mayo Clinic Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Despite efforts from major health groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics, things are not improving as they'd like.

WEAU Eau Claire — NEW INFORMATION: UW-Eau Claire, project partners reveal plans for event center  Progress is being made on a large-scale recreation facility in Eau Claire…Those project partners include Mayo Clinic Health System, the YMCA and UW-Eau Claire.…Jason Craig with Mayo Clinic Health System says it's excited to see how the new facility will improve community health. “We see this as a very unique opportunity to share our expertise with other community members expertise to enhance the community health and wellness within this area,” said Craig. Additional coverage: WQOW Eau Claire, Volume One, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Fierce Health IT — WEDI-Con: Physician practices encountering some hurdles during ICD-10 by Dan Bowman — While the first month of the ICD-10 transition has gone relatively smoothly, per both an update from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released Oct. 29, and hospital and payer stakeholders speaking at a conference a day earlier, physician practices have run into a few issues, according to Robert Tennant, director of health information technology policy at the Medical Group Management Association…Conversely, Ross Lippincott, vice president of provider regulatory programs at UnitedHealthcare, and Laurie Darst of the Mayo Clinic, both said they've experienced a minimal number of hiccups, and nothing that could not be dealt with same day.

Cure Today — CAR Pool: Immunotherapies Improving Outcomes in ALL by Arlene Weinraub…Rather than immunotherapies, drugs that target newly discovered genetic mutations within the AML cancer cells — for instance, by blocking the activity of abnormal proteins that drive cancer — have comprised the major course of research. One patient who has benefited from that growing knowledge base is Erin Fox, a 31-year-old patient at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., who was diagnosed with AML two years ago. After a first round of chemotherapy didn’t work for Fox, she underwent a stem cell transplant that put her into remission. But one year later, she experienced a relapse…Raoul Tibes, who manages a trial of ASP2215 at Mayo Clinic, believes the experimental drug represents an important advance because it inhibits not just FLT3-ITD, the most common FLT3 mutation, but also FLT3-TKD, the second most common mutation.

Post-Bulletin — Which projects will get bonding money? by Heather Carlson… Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, questioned why Mayo Clinic isn't contributing money towards the customs facility upgrade, noting that often public and private entities collaborate to fund projects. "Is there any commitment from the Mayo system to throw some money into that because obviously there are planes coming full of patients?" Rosen asked. Reed responded that Mayo Clinic supports the project but has no plans to contribute to it financially. He noted the airport is owned by the city and said he believes it should be funded with public dollars.

Becker’s Hospital Review CFO — Cleveland Clinic vs. Mayo Clinic: 5 key comparisons, 2 amazing institutions by Tamara Rosin — Cleveland Clinic and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic are lauded as two of the highest-performing health systems in the country. Both systems command extensive networks of facilities and physicians, regularly earn prestigious awards and are run by renowned CEOs. Both are world-class institutions that are having a tremendous impact on healthcare in the U.S. But when stacked up side-by-side, how do Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic compare?

WEAU Eau Claire — Doctors warn of stroke signs on World Stroke Day  Thursday was World Stroke Day and doctors want the public to know how to spot if someone has had a stroke…"Close to 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented. If we understand what the symptoms are of a stroke, that's the first step. The next step is to realize that you need to seek treatment right away," said Dr. Felix Chukwudelunzu a Neurologist with Mayo Clinic Health System.

Star Tribune — HealthPartners to build three-story orthopedic clinic in Woodbury by Chris Snowbeck — HealthPartners is building a large orthopedic medicine clinic and surgery center as part of the CityPlace development in Woodbury. The new Tria Orthopaedic Center will include 75,000 square feet of space in a three-story medical office building that will be visible from Interstate 94, said Steve Housh, vice president of orthopedic services at HealthPartners, a Bloomington-based health insurer and operator of clinics and hospitals. The estimated cost is $48 million…Rochester-based Mayo Clinic opened in 2014 a new sports medicine clinic in downtown Minneapolis, while a large physician group in the east metro called Summit Orthopedics opened last year a new center in Vadnais Heights.

Health.com — Is Your Pet Wrecking Your Sleep?  We hate to break it to you, but Spot may be depriving you of shut-eye, big-time. According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, 18 percent of pet owners felt that their animal disturbed their slumber. But the actual numbers are likely higher. "I think many people don't want to admit that their cat or dog interrupts their sleep, because they're intensely loyal to their animals," says study co-author Lois Krahn, MD, professor of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorder Center. "But putting up with poor sleep just because you love your pet can negatively affect things like your mood, memory and, in extreme cases, even your heart."  Additional coverage: FOX News

NY Daily News — Two-thirds of world has herpes: World Health Organization by Joe Dziemianowicz…Even so, many people who have herpes — oral or genital — don’t know it and never will, says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious disease expert at the Mayo Clinic, which was not involved in the WHO report. “Most people who’ve been exposed to the virus and carry it are able to keep the virus at bay with their own immunity,” says Tosh. “These people will never develop a sore or a problem from it. Between 10% and 25% who are exposed will actually develop sores.”

FOX10 Arizona — Phoenix libraries unveil treadmill desks  We've all been to the library to check out books, rent DVD's, and surf the web. But now at three Phoenix libraries you can do more; work out…Deborah Williams is the Associate Director of Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions. The program is a partner with the initiative and says studies have shown being inactive for more than four hours can have harsh negative effects. She's hoping these treadmills will not only promote reading, but more activity. Additional coverage: ABC15 Phoenix,

KSTP — Timberwolves to Honor Flip Saunders Before Monday's Opener by Gino Terrell — Flip Saunders will be featured in a tribute video before tipoff at Target Center during the Minnesota Timberwolves home opener Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Saunders, who was part-owner, president of basketball operations and head coach, died Sunday from complications of cancer. The team will have a free breakfast in the skyway of Mayo Clinic Square. Additional coverage: KARE11

Men’s Fitness — You're More Likely To Have Low Testosterone Sometime In Your Life Than You'd Think by Brittany Smith — We’re going to school you real quick on a condition you’ve probably never heard of but are likely to experience in your lifetime: Hypogonadism. The Mayo Clinic defines it as a disorder “in which the body doesn't produce enough testosterone—the hormone that plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty—or has an impaired ability to produce sperm or both.”

Post-Bulletin — Cologuard stool test excels in Alaska study  A stool DNA test for colorectal cancer was found to be an accurate noninvasive screening option for Alaska Native people, a population with one of world's highest rates of colorectal cancer, according to a new study by researchers from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Mayo Clinic. The test, called Cologuard, is made by Exact Sciences Corp. of Madison in partnership with Mayo Clinic, which has a financial interest in the company. Dr. Robert Diasio, director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, said colorectal cancer should be preventable with effective screening, but many Americans avoid it because some tests are invasive.

News4Jax — Health Alert: Processed Meat Linked to Cancer  New studies indicate that processed meats like bacon and sausage are linked to cancer…Joining us is Dr. Vandana Bhide, a doctor from the Mayo Clinic.

WEAU Eau Claire — Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new outdoor Fitness Zone in Owen Park… Mayo Clinic's CEO said the location of the Fitness Zone is perfect for people in the community. "To have access in a beautiful setting like this within Owen Park and having it adjacent to other activites so families can come together and have a chance to make exercise a part of their routine," said Dr. Randall Linton.

Medscape — Depression Common in Patients Awaiting Lung Transplant by Kate Johnson — Patients waiting for a lung transplant can suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress — which can potentially affect transplant outcome — but a previous diagnosis of a mood disorder is not predictive of who is at risk, new research suggests. There is a "need for new measures to screen patients while they're waiting for lung transplant," said study investigator Abhay Vakil, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

KTTC — Mayo Clinic Human Resources donate 79 blankets to the Ronald McDonald House by Frannie Smith — Children at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester can snuggle up with something warm, thanks to some Mayo Clinic helpers. Members from the Clinic's Human Resources Department distributed 79 blankets to children on Friday. This is a part of Mayo Clinic's Wellness Champion Program--and gets people from different departments to do good deeds in the community…For the last six weeks, they've been sewing and stitching 45 of the 79 blankets donated for kids at the Ronald McDonald House. Kristi Welhaven, Leah Van Dorn, and Melissa Mathias are among the women who took part in the blanket-making.

Chippewa Herald — Mayo Clinic News Network: Anxiety disorders — Is it really all in your head?  by Filza Hussain, M.D., Mayo Clinic Healthy System Behavioral Health — This was her third trip to the emergency room in two days. She had been home watching TV, when all of a sudden, her heart started racing, she felt her face flush, her hands tingle and it was hard to catch her breath. She was scared because she felt like she was dying.

Post-Bulletin — Patient experience critical to DMC effort… Mayo Clinic staff released the results of several years' worth of research on patient experience. About 1.2 million of Rochester's 2.76 million annual visitors are in the city for medical treatment or as a companion of a patient. The experience of medical visitors is not limited to the clinic, though. Patients did not differentiate between the time they spend inside the clinic, about 30 percent of an average visit, and the remaining 70 percent of the visit they spend in the community, a Mayo Clinic report found. The work to become a destination medical center is entwined with creating a seamless, high-quality experience for visitors both inside Mayo Clinic and in the city of Rochester, said Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, Mayo Clinic medical director for patient experience.

Hometown Focus (Minn.) — Minnesota’s cutting-edge innovation in medical research highlighted — Last week U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell highlighted the cutting edge medical research underway in Minnesota during visits to the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Klobuchar and Burwell also hosted a round table discussion featuring medical experts from across the state… “I’m pleased to visit a state that is a leader in innovation across the board, from health care to medical research, as we saw today at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota,” said Secretary Burwell.

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald — Mayo Clinic News Network: Genomic test helps solve medical mystery  Precision medicine is getting a jump-start from a new national initiative announced in President Obama's State of the Union message. One Georgia family already has experienced its benefits: Genomic testing called whole exome sequencing helped Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Zbigniew Wszolek, solve a medical mystery that had left a boy with painful, jerking spasms that at times prevented him from walking or talking. Wszolek describes the case in a newly published article in the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review — To prep for Epic, Mayo Clinic to build $6.1M electronic substation by Akanksha Jayanthi — As Epic comes to Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, the EHR vendor is also bringing a need for greater electrical capability and capacity. Epic is working with Rochester Public Utilities to construct a new substation that will support the enhanced needs of the Mayo Data Center, both now and in future years, according to a Post Bulletin  In January, Mayo Clinic announced plans to adopt Epic's EHR and revenue cycle platform. Since June, Epic has been negotiating with RPU regarding the new substation, and the RPU board recently approved a "memorandum of understanding" about the substation project, according to the report.

KJZZ Ariz. — Arizona A Leader As Telemedicine Grows Across The Country by Claire Caulfield — A new report shows that telemedicine, the practice of connecting doctors and patients over long distances using video and audio technology, is growing rapidly nationwide. IBIS World reported that telemedicine revenue is expected to grow 40 percent over the next five years. Dr. Ronald Weinstein, founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program, said this is an underestimate.

KIMT — Possible breakthrough with aging at Mayo Clinic by Adam Sallet — It happens to every one of us, but doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester are hoping they’ve found what combats complications in aging… Although there have been no human tests yet, it is possible down the line. “There’s hope somewhere along the line, hopefully in the next few years, we are going to have actual treatments that can reduce frailty and disability in older people who are having trouble with loss of independence,” Dr. James Kirkland at Mayo Clinic says.

KARE11 — Timberwolves unveil wall honoring Flip Saunders by Ivory Hecker — The Minnesota Timberwolves are encouraging fans to write messages honoring late head coach Flip Saunders on a wall newly dedicated to his memory. The team unveiled the wall Tuesday morning ahead of the season home opener against the Portland Trail Blazers. The wall is located in the Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis. Additional coverage: WCCO, Pioneer Press, FOX9

Hamilton Spectator — Fehr returns from modified Tommy John Surgery…Eric Fehr pulled off the wrap covering his left arm to reveal the scar across his elbow. Plenty of hockey players have had elbow surgery, but this scar was different…Fehr's elbow is as good as new, if not better, after Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., repaired the lateral collateral ligament. The official Tommy John surgery involves the replacement of the ulner collateral ligament with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. Fehr's came from a cadaver.

Tampa Bay Business Journal — ​Immunotherapy company moves to Jacksonville to develop a cancer vaccine by Colleen Michele Jones — TapImmune Inc., a clinical-stage company working on the development of a vaccine for the treatment of cancer and metastatic disease, recently moved its corporate headquarters from Seattle to Jacksonville. Part of the reason for the move is preparing for the Phase 2 breast cancer vaccine trials the company will launch in 2016 in coordination with Mayo Clinic in Florida. The trial is being funded through a $13.3 million grant through the U.S. Department of Defense. TapImmune is working with Mayo Clinic on development of the technology to deliver its immunotherapies.

Florida Times-Union — Jacksonville man is learning to live, after accepting he was dying by Matt Soergel — After years of coming to terms with dying, Todd Blake, at age 24, has another challenge ahead: Figuring out how now to live…He praises his doctors, at Mayo Clinic and in New York, for pushing for him, for cutting through bureaucracy and procedures to get him the treatment. He’s been on the drug since March, provided free to him by Merck.

Jacksonville Business Journal — How a Jacksonville company is working with Mayo to make cancer a ‘chronic condition’ by Colleen Michele Jones…TapImmune, the biotech company of which Wilson serves as CEO, recently set down roots in Jacksonville as it embarks on a Phase 2 clinical trial across all three sites of Mayo Clinic, including its Jacksonville campus…Dr. Keith Knutson, professor of immunology at the Mayo Clinic Center for Immunology and Immune Therapies at Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville, said of the partnership: “They [TapImmune] have been a consistent promoter of the vaccine and we’re very happy to be working with them on this. I think we have the right team to make this happen.”

MedPage Today — Searching for High-Risk Myeloma Precursors by Charles Bankhead — Evolving definitions of multiple myeloma could lead to a substantial increase in the number of patients requiring evaluation and treatment, studies of monoclonal gammopathies suggested. The fundamental approach to the disease process has changed considerably as a result of new data high-risk conditions and disease characteristics, Shaji Kumar, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said here during the Society of Hematologic Oncology meeting.

Star Tribune — Mayo Clinic News Network: Get the facts on hepatitis C  If a simple blood test could improve your long-term health or possibly save your life, would you have it done? Testing for hepatitis C, which entails a basic blood draw and analysis, can be the difference between serious health complications later in life or a manageable — in some cases curable — condition. Victoria Louwagie, physician assistant at Mayo Clinic Health System, explores questions and answers to help you understand more about chronic hepatitis C.

Tallahassee Democrat — Telemedicine saves lives, reduces costs by Sarvam P. TerKonda, M.D.  The Federal Communications Commission and Mayo Clinic recently sponsored a forum for Florida policy makers on the future of telemedicine — the remote delivery of patient care through a secure video or computer link. This forum highlighted how thousands of patients who previously were unable to access specialty care locally now benefit from the ease and convenience offered through telemedicine. Now is the time for Florida leaders to seize the opportunity that telemedicine offers our patients to improved access to medical care…An example is Mayo Clinic’s telestroke initiative, which has a neurologist, via video connection, consult real-time with the local physician to diagnosis a stroke patient and determine treatment.

Le Center Leader — Free diabetes prevention presentation at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague… Mayo Clinic Health System experts — Kathy Reimer, registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator, and Allie Wergin, registered dietitian nutritionist — will offer a free presentation on diabetes prevention at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Jameen Mape Conference Center in the New Prague hospital.

The Temple News — From patient to mentee… Although it started as a patient-doctor relationship between Uhl and Jaroszewski, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, it is now a relationship between mentee and mentor…Uhl is grateful to Jaroszewski, not just for the surgery but for the valuable lessons she’s gained along the way. After not getting an internship at Biomet, the company that produces the bars supporting her chest, Jaroszewski suggested she apply for an internship with Mayo Clinic.

UPI — Most pancreatic cancer patients not given key blood test at diagnosis  A blood test for elevated levels of a tumor marker can indicate the seriousness of pancreatic cancer and help doctors determine the proper path for treatment. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found in a recent study, however, that just one out of five patients is given the test…"When we looked at how these patients did after surgical removal of their cancers, the only treatment sequence that completely eliminated the increased risk posed by CA 19-9 elevation was chemotherapy followed by surgical removal of the tumor," said Dr. Mark Truty, a gastrointestinal surgical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic, said in a press release.

Red Wing Republican Eagle — Spread the word, not the flu by Michael Brun —With the return of influenza season, health officials are renewing their yearly call for people to get vaccinated against the contagious virus. Though the vaccine is recommended for everyone older than 6 months, a high-dose flu shot is particularly important for seniors to avoid dangerous complications, said Dr. Jennifer Radtke with Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.

KAAL — Director for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Family Friend Offers Support to Wetterlings…Dr. Dan Broughton is a retired pediatrician and former director for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Broughton first met Jerry and Patty Wetterling when Jacob disappeared, but in the 26 years since then, they’ve formed a close friendship. “I know that they’ve been through this many times. You might get the feeling that this is just one more time and it doesn’t have an impact, but if you know them a little bit you can almost get that feeling of ‘yeah we’ve been there, done that,’” said Dr. Broughton.

FIU News — Study to explore cocaine’s impact on liver disease progression in people with HIV by Jean Milan — Given the advances of the last two decades, HIV is no longer a death sentence for most patients. However, for drug users and hepatitis C-(HCV) infected patients—especially cocaine users—HIV is still life threatening…Baum has enlisted the help of experts such as: Richard L. Ehman, professor and chairman of the Mayo Clinic, Department of Radiology…

Florida Today — Bonded by ovarian cancer battle by Susan Jenks — As they battle ovarian cancer, their resilience, courage and just plain grit have taken them this far, it seems, through multiple surgeries, rigorous chemotherapy and even misdiagnoses…“These cancers are a very important cause of mortality in women, but often they’re not recognized as such,” said Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, a medical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Jacksonville. “When combined together, cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancers are the third leading cause of cancer death in women behind breast and lung.”

Star Tribune — Eagan orthopedics center will court patients from near and far by Christopher Snowbeck — The construction boom in orthopedics continues with a Woodbury-based group rolling out plans this week for a new center in Eagan. The development from Summit Orthopedics responds to an aging population that’s demanding more orthopedic procedures — one of the factors that was cited last week when Bloomington-based Tria Orthopaedics announced plans for a new $48 million center in Woodbury… Rochester-based Mayo Clinic opened in 2014 a new sports medicine clinic in downtown Minneapolis.

Men’s Fitness — Vitamin D Supplements Can Increase Exercise Performance by Brittany Smith… It’s hard to get sufficient amounts of vitamin D from food sources like oily fish and eggs alone (you need about 400-600 International Units (IU)/day, according to the Mayo Clinic), and that’s where supplements come in. (Though you an also get D via the sun, baking in the sun for the sake of vitamins may not be the best strategy, and some parts of the country don't exactly make that super easy, regardless.)

People — Terminally Ill Star Wars Fan Makes Dying Wish to See The Force Awakens Early: 'I Hope I Get to See What Happens' by Caitlin Keating — Daniel Fleetwood likely won’t be alive for the nationwide release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec. 18, so the 32-year-old is asking to see the movie early as his final dying wish.  In 2012, Daniel was diagnosed with spindle cell carcinoma, a type of cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Hamilton Spectator — Mayo Clinic News Network: ADHD takes many forms  ADHD stands for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It's a condition that is common in young and old alike, and can occur in both males and females. It tends to start during the early grade school years and very often persists into adulthood. There are three different types of ADHD, so not everyone who has this condition acts the same way. Amanda Schuh, behavioural health nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic Health System, shares more information about the nuances of each form…

Edmonton Journal — David Staples: New research should dispel fear around concussions…Numerous doctors and scientists, including Dhiren Naidu, head physician for both the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Eskimos, and a medical professor at the University of Alberta, are digging into the mysteries and complexities surrounding concussions…Already the Mayo Clinic has endorsed this test and King-Devick is in wide use in some areas, such as New Zealand rugby leagues. Naidu is concerned that people might become too reliant on this test, when a more detailed examination of the subject may well be in order. But the test could nonetheless could help minor sports coaches and parents, Naidu says. “If people do this test and the kids are way off, that may be a trigger that they need to get to someone who knows about concussion.”

MedPage Today — Edith Perez Moves to Genentech, Keeps Mayo Ties by Eric Rosenthal — One of the most prominent breast cancer trialists has moved from a prestigious post at the Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville, Fla., center to take a job in industry, but has found a way to keep a foot in both camps. In August, Edith Perez, MD, started as vice president and head of U.S. Medical Affairs for Genentech/Roche BioOncology, following a 20-year career with Mayo. "At this point in my career I had been thinking how I could leverage who I am as a person, and my interests to expand clinical research so that it incorporates the best science to help patients in a very broad capacity with some decision-making ability that would ultimately be beneficial to everybody," she told MedPage Today.

Post-Bulletin — 'Mayo brand name' gives proton beam program the edge by Brett Boese — Mayo Clinic's $188 million Proton Beam Therapy Program is still in the process of ramping up, but it's already turning heads within a struggling niche in the medical industry. Since opening June 23, the Rochester facility has treated nearly twice as many patients as was originally projected, said Dr. Robert Foote, chairman of Mayo's radiation oncology department and director of the proton beam program.

MPR — Ex-Viking Fred McNeill dies at 63 by Brandt Williams — Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill has died. McNeil played for the Vikings for 12 years, retiring in 1985. He was 63. McNeill's widow, Tia, said her husband suffered from dementia and ALS. She said she believes brain injuries sustained during his football career contributed to his death…Despite an increased interest in the field, researchers haven't been able to draw a clear line connecting head trauma and dementia among athletes, says Michelle Mielke, a brain researcher at the Mayo Clinic. Mielke says researchers still don't know why some people who've sustained traumatic brain injuries develop degenerative conditions like dementia and others don't.

Cronkite News (Arizona PBS) — Colder temperatures and pollution can bring more problems for asthma patients by Eboni Johnson…Because of cooler temperatures, the air quality in Arizona decreases trapping more pollutants at the surface. Unlike warmer temperatures, pollution is not easily filtered out. This then causes the air to be more sensitive to those with respiratory diseases. James J. Lee, Ph.D. and researcher scientist at the Mayo Clinic said, “all patients, whether they are healthy or otherwise, are affected by these pollutants. The issue with asthmatics and other respiratory patients is that it exacerbated their disease. They have more difficulties than a normal patient.”

Health News Review — The hospital-media partnership: promoting public health or inducing public demand? by Dr. Saurabh Jha…Hospitals can reach people through the media. Mayo Clinic has a content partnership with the local Minneapolis Star Tribune. The newspaper has sold Mayo space to deliver health-promoting messages to the public at large. Plausibly, such a partnership is a win-win for everyone. The suburbanite gets a dose of preventive health advice, along with entertaining gossip, in their daily read. Hospitals, for a change, improve the public health rather than fight sickness. The newspaper gets the satisfaction of contributing to the public good. However, in reality some gain more from this partnership than others.

My Stateline (Ore.) — Saved By My Sister by Mimi Murphy — It's 5:30 AM when Lori McMillan Depauw and her sister Mary McMillan Rivera arrive to check in at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester Minnesota. In just a few hours, they will go from here -- to here -- into surgery where doctors will transplant one of Mary's kidneys into Lori. But the journey that brought them here goes back many years. They grew up watching their father struggle with polycystic kidney disease. Additional coverage: My Stateline (Ore.)

Cure Today — Diagnosis: CLL — Ed McClain chronicles his chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)…Very calm and softly, he began to interpret the test results for a very anxious Ed and Pattie. “The CT scan reveals your lymph nodes are very much enlarged and the one on your neck has grown much bigger. Your spleen is also enlarged. The blood draw now shows your white cell count has risen to 73,000 and the results of the blood sample sent to the Mayo Clinic confirm my suspicions,” he concluded. Drawing a deep breath, he announced: “You have stage 3 chronic lymphocytic leukemia, CLL for short. You have lost weight, 30 pounds since I first saw you five weeks ago.”

Yahoo! Health — Trevor Noah Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy: What Does the Procedure Entail? by Amanda Chan — Daily Show host Trevor Noah is recovering after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, Comedy Central announced in a statement today (Nov. 4) on Twitter… Symptoms of appendicitis include pain in the right lower abdominal area, pain starting in the navel area that then shifts to the right lower abdominal area, and pain that is made worse when you move, the Mayo Clinic reports.

Life Science Nexus — LSN Podcast Episode 21: The Well Living Lab with Dr. Brent Bauer of Mayo Clinic.

Le Sueur News Herald — Mayo Clinic Health System in Le Sueur welcomes new family medicine provider by Suzy Rook — Emily Walker, physician assistant, is the newest member of the family medicine team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Le Sueur. She joined the organization in August and started seeing patients in early November. “I’m excited to practice in a small town and build relationships with patients,” says Walker. “I’m very impressed with Mayo Clinic Health System in Le Sueur, and I strive to do what Mayo Clinic does — always put the patient first.”

Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review — Jumping ship: Why hospitals switch EHR vendors & how to handle the aftermath by Carrie Pallardy… In the case of larger health systems, different hospitals may use different EHRs. Consolidation can motivate major desire to switch. Just this year, Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, Minn., selected Epic's EHR and revenue cycle management system. This move means Mayo will consolidate all of its locations onto a single EHR, dropping contracts with Cerner and GE in the process.

News-Medical — CA 19-9 tumor marker test can help predict early-stage pancreatic cancer patients  Only 1 in 5 U.S. pancreatic cancer patients receive a widely available, inexpensive blood test at diagnosis that can help predict whether they are likely to have a better or worse outcome than average and guide treatment accordingly, a Mayo Clinic study shows…"This is another argument for giving chemotherapy before surgery in all pancreatic cancer patients and ending the old practice of surgery followed by chemo," says senior author Mark Truty, M.D., a gastrointestinal surgical oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

WiscNews — Gluten intolerance and celiac, no fad by Rebecca Powell… Celiac disease, once rare, is rising dramatically. According to Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Joseph Murray, it is becoming a public health issue, with studies showing a quadruple increase in the disease diagnosis since 1950. If untreated, the disease can have fatal complications; indications are it may be caused by new farming techniques in gluten-based crops. With one of the largest celiac disease treatment centers, the Mayo Clinic says that once diet is addressed most celiac patients get immediate relief.

Fierce Healthcare — Report ranks the top innovators, concerns in healthcare by Zack Budryk… Respondents voted the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota as the most innovative provider overall, followed by Kaiser Permanente, the Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania, Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City and the Hospital Corporation of America based in Nashville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, Peer60 ranked Mayo Clinic as the top hospital for clinical innovation and testing the limits for quality of care, while Intermountain was ranked as number one for elite leadership and Geisinger came out on top for "most visionary."

Chippewa Daily Herald — Retiring after 45 years at Mayo Clinic Health System in Elmwood… For Mary Springer, who will retire Nov. 6 from Revenue Cycle at Mayo Clinic Health System–Red Cedar in Elmwood, one thing has remained constant: Job satisfaction. “I love my work,” says Mary. “I love being here. Mary has worked at the clinic since 1970. When her father’s secretary died unexpectedly, Frank Springer, M.D., asked Mary to “come to work with me for a little while,” Mary recalls.

Pioneer Press — Ex-Sen. Norm Coleman thankful for support during illness  Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman took to Facebook to thank Minnesotans for their support for his fight with throat cancer…Coleman did not discuss his condition. He announced last month that he was being treated at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for a "serious" case of throat cancer that followed a prolonged sore throat.

My Suburban Life (Ill.) — Area woman gets new lung, completes hike with support by Stephanie Kohl — What started as a cough that just wouldn’t go away turned into something much more serious for a Grayslake resident a couple years ago. “For me, it was very much one day I was fine and then one day I wasn’t,” said Catherine Horine, 60…Without being able to give Horine an answer, her doctor referred her to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. In February 2014, still with a terrible cough, in pain and getting weaker every day, Horine traveled to Mayo Clinic. It was there she finally got her diagnosis: idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans, and three cracked ribs from coughing so hard.

Alaska Star — School, community rally to help girl with unusual cancer by Amy Armnstrong — Her doctors cannot explain why Maddy Brandl had ovarian cancer at the tender age of nine. It’s beyond rare. According to pathology information from the Mayo Clinic based in Rochester, Minn., only five percent of all ovarian cancers occur in children less than 13 years of age. The youngest case in the United States was a four-month infant. Fortunately, for Maddy, she hasn’t had to travel Outside for treatment. “We are so blessed that the team at Providence has been able to take such amazing care of her here in state,” Jennifer Brandl, Maddy’s mother, said. “If we had to travel, that would just be so much extra burden.”

Cancer Therapy Advisor — Postsurgical RCC Surveillance: Mayo Team Proposes a New Risk-based Approach by Bryant Furlow — Post-nephrectomy surveillance of patients treated for RCC is crucial for early detection of tumor recurrence, but the best duration for surveillance “remains unknown, and evidence to support current guidelines are lacking,” according to a team of researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, led by Igor Frank, MD. “The most prominent reason for missed recurrences among current guidelines appears to be the short duration of recommended follow-up,” the Mayo team noted.1 “For example, the longest surveillance duration advocated by either the NCCN [National Comprehensive Cancer Network]2 or AUA [American Urological Association]3 is 5 years.”

Padres e Hijos, 8 consejos para prevenir accidentes infantiles…De acuerdo con los Centros para Control y Prevención de Enfermedades, en las salas de emergencia, diariamente se trata a alrededor de 8 mil niños debido a caídas. En el año 2014, el 35 % de los niños atendidos en el Centro de Traumatismos Pediátricos de Mayo Clinic fue debido a una caída.

Cronica, Infecciones vaginales igualmente molestas según su origen, Aunque la vaginosis bacteriana y las infecciones vaginales por levaduras pueden presentar algunos síntomas que lucen similares, cada una tienen causas diferentes y requieren tratamientos distintos. Si bien existen remedios de venta libre para las infecciones por levaduras, la vaginosis bacteriana normalmente requiere medicamentos con prescripción comenta la Dra. Mary Marnach, de Obstetricia y Ginecología de Mayo Clinic.

Yahoo! Noticias, Los trabajadores de la salud tienen alto riesgo de contraer el virus de la hepatitis C, Para el doctor William Buchta, director médico de medicina ocupacional de la Clínica Mayo, Rochester, Minnesota, es poco probable que los trabajadores de la salud tengan relaciones sexuales sin protección o utilicen drogas inyectables con más frecuencia que la población general.

Muy Interesante, OMS afirma: Dos tercios de la población tienen herpes…De acuerdo con el experto en enfermedades infecciones de la Clínica Mayo, el Dr. Pritish Tosh, muchas de las personas que tienen cualquiera de los dos tipos de herpes no lo saben y probablemente jamás lo sepan. Esto se debe a que la mayoría de los sistemas inmunológicos son capaces de mantener el virus a raya, por lo que jamás desarrollaran síntomas. Sólo entre el 10% y 25% de personas expuestas al virus tendrán ulceras.

Economia y Negocios, Los casos de alzhéimer crecen y las mujeres son las más afectadas por C. Gonzalez—Se estima que 44 millones de personas en el planeta sufren algún tipo de demencia. Lo preocupante es que, según la organización Alzheimer's Disease International, esta cifra se triplicaría en 30 años, sobre todo en países de bajos ingresos y, en particular, entre las mujeres. "Esto tiene que ver con que ellas tienen una mayor expectativa de vida; desde que se hace el diagnóstico sobreviven 10 a 15 años; en cambio los hombres la mitad o menos", dice el doctor Walter Rocca, neurólogo de la Clínica Mayo de EE.UU., y quien se ha especializado en las diferencias de género asociadas a la enfermedad de alzhéimer.

Atu Salud, Conozca sobre el reflujo gastroesofágico con un experto de Mayo Clinic, El doctor Sami Achem, médico de la Clínica Mayo, nos habla sobre el reflujo gastroesofágico. Dos de las características fundamentales de esta enfermedad son la regurgitación de los alimentos y la percepción por parte del enfermo de que tiene un ácido que se regresa hacia el estómago.

El Universal, Buenas posturas para la vida moderna, Exigencias actuales como escribir en el celular, estirarse hacia el teclado o usar tacones pueden ejercer tensiones en músculos y huesos. Deborah Rhodes, médico de Clínica Mayo, recomienda las posiciones correctas para evitar dolores y lesiones.

Mixed Voces, Crean “zonas de energía” en bibliotecas de Phoenix by Samuel Murillo, A partir de esta semana los residentes de Phoenix podrán mejorar su salud al realizar ejercicio mientras leen o navegan por la internet en las bibliotecas públicas…El vicealcalde Daniel Valenzuela y autoridades de la Biblioteca Pública de Phoenix, Mayo Clinic, Cardenales de Arizona y estudiantes de la Universidad Estatal de Arizona estrenaron la primera “zona de energía” en la biblioteca Palo Verde, ubicada en 4402 N. 51a Ave., en Maryvale.

El Confidential, La emotiva carta de la esposa de un enfermo de alzheimer que murió con 36 años—La vida de Jason y Kamara Manthe era como la de cualquier pareja normal que disfruta viendo crecer a sus cuatro hijos. Después de que entre ellos surgiera el amor a primera vista, ambos decidieron sellar su amor a través del matrimonio y compartían una rutina diaria en la que eran completamente felices. Sin embargo, todo cambió cuando, en 2013, Jason fue diagnosticado con alzheimer y poco a poco fue perdiendo los recuerdos que tan férreamente había guardado en su particular baúl de los recuerdos… ENCONTRAR MANERAS DE AFERRARSE Después de la visita a la Clínica Mayo, Jason comenzó a olvidar cómo cuidar de sí mismo, por ejemplo, cómo ducharse. Le mostré cómo hacerlo y él copió lo que yo hice, se frotó la cabeza y el cuerpo.

BioBio Chile, 6 consejos que te ayudarán a tener una piel perfecta totalmente gratis…Al parecer el concepto de la “Bella Durmiente” tenía algo de verdad, ya que según profesionales de la Clínica Mayo ubicada en España, los adultos necesitan dormir entre siete y ochos horas por día para estar bien.

El Pais, Te estás musculando mal (pero tenemos la alternativa) por Luis Meyer…Según un estudio de la clínica Mayo, una de las más reputadas de Estados Unidos, el dolor de espalda afecta a un 80% de la población occidental, en especial el causado por las malas posturas y el sedentarismo. Muchas personas lo sufren a diario de una forma crónica. “Muscularla es una buena solución para esto, puesto que así tiene más capacidad de aguantar el estrés diario, y el peso del cuerpo”, comenta Antonio Rodríguez, traumatólogo que ejerce en la ciudad alemana de Wiesbaden. Y advierte: “Lo mejor es hacerlo siempre bajo supervisión. Es una zona delicada y las lesiones son muy frecuentes. Yo las veo a diario en mi consulta. Suelo recomendar que naden, uno de los ejercicios más completos y fortalecedores”.

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