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Guest Editor, Kelley Luckstein; Assistant Editor: Carmen Zwicker
How to Stay Well When the Person Sleeping Next to You Is Germ-Infested
by Sabrina Weiss
…1. Build up your immunity all year long Before anyone gets sick, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself at this time of year. “The most important thing people can do is well ahead of time, and that is taking good care of themselves and getting vaccinated [for the flu],” Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases doctor at Mayo Clinic and a member of the Mayo Vaccine Research Group, told Yahoo Health. “The healthier people are to begin with, the more likely they are to bounce back readily from an influenza infection.”
Reach: Yahoo Health provides medical and health-related news and information for consumers and healthcare professionals. Yahoo Health receives more than 200,000 unique visitors each month.
Context: Sabrina reached out to Mayo Clinic for an expert for a story she was working on about how to care for a significant other with a cold or flu without getting sick yourself.
Contact: Sharon Theimer
7 Things to Know About Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
by Felix Gussone, M.D.
Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Day is Dec. 7. Even though I'm a doctor and learned about pregnancies in medical school, "TTTS" was something that wasn't well understood… TTTS is not the mother's fault. TTTS is caused by abnormal connections between twins that form when the placenta first develops. This is a purely mechanical and random event that can't be avoided. "The mother can do absolutely nothing to prevent it," says Dr. Norman Davies, maternal fetal medicine consultant at Mayo Clinic. "There are also no known risk factors in a mother's life that make it more likely TTTS occurs."
Reach: NBC News provides information about breaking news in business, health, entertainment, politics etc… and receives more than 21,547,025 unique visitors each month.
Context: Felix contacted Sharon Theimer based on a previous interview they worked on and needed to speak with one of our maternal fetal medicine consultants about this topic. Dr. Davies called Felix within a couple of hours.
Contact: Kelley Luckstein
Many diabetes patients overtested and overtreated, Mayo study says
by Lorna Benson
Many Type 2 diabetes patients are being overtested and overtreated, according to a new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers. Their study, published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal, found that six out of 10 patients who don't require insulin have their average blood sugar levels checked far more frequently than guidelines recommend, a practice that can lead to potentially harmful, excessive treatments… Lead researcher Dr. Rozalina McCoy said the over-testing led to over-treatment, which can be harmful. "Nine percent had their treatment intensified even further. And that was surprising and alarming," she said.
Additional coverage: Philadelphia Inquirer, HealthDay, MedPage Today, South Florida Reporter, The BMJ
Reach: Minnesota Public Radio operates 43 stations and serves virtually all of Minnesota and parts of the surrounding states. MPR has more than 100,000 members and more than 900,000 listeners each week, which is the largest audience of any regional public radio network.
Context: Lead researcher Dr. Rozalina McCoy was interviewed about her study published in The BMJ that showed a national trend toward overtesting glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) levels in adult patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Contact: Elizabeth Zimmerman
Study suggests link between flavor in e-cigarettes and lung disease
by Mary Bowerman
Flavored e-cigarettes may seem like an alternative to smoking, but researchers warn that flavored e-cigarettes may not be worth the unknown long-term risks. Researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health tested 51 types of flavored e-cigarettes and flavor canisters for diacetyl, acetoin, and 2,3-pentanedione; three chemicals known to cause respiratory problems in factory workers…With around 7,000 e-cigarette flavors on the market, consumers are essentially at the mercy of the manufacturers, with little hope of knowing what chemicals are used in the products, according to Taylor Hays, director of Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center. “There are no FDA regulations on these products. It’s the Wild West of e-cigarettes,” Hays told USA TODAY Network.
Reach: USA TODAY has an average daily circulation of 4.1 million which includes print, various digital editions and other papers that use their branded content.
Context: Dr. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center was interviewed for a study that was linking flavor in e-cigarettes to lunch disease or “popcorn lung.”
Contact: Kelley Luckstein
Harvard Business Review
What Health Care Leaders Need to Do to Improve Value for Patients
by Jacob Lippa
More and more health care organizations are beginning to track their performance on outcomes – and they’re finding that getting started isn’t easy. The change that’s needed can be overwhelming. Measuring outcomes requires redesigned workflows, enhanced coordination across departments, and investment in new resources. Above all, it requires strong resolve and adept leadership…Dr. Ryan Uitti, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, used a simple spreadsheet to track outcomes for patients with Parkinson’s disease for more than a decade. Last year, Mayo’s Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD) worked with Dr. Uitti to launch a broader outcomes measurement program. Dr. Uitti championed the initiative, helping to expand the program across the Mayo enterprise.
Reach: Harvard Business Review – Online provides editorial content designed to complement the coverage found in its parent print publication, which focuses on business management. The site receives more than 232,000 unique visitors each month.
Context: Ryan Uitti, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, used a simple spreadsheet to track outcomes for patients with Parkinson’s disease for more than a decade. Last year, Mayo’s Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD) worked with Dr. Uitti to launch a broader outcomes measurement program. Dr. Uitti championed the initiative, helping to expand the program across the Mayo enterprise.
Contact: Duska Anastasijevic
Mayo study finds brain trauma goes beyond NFL
by Charlie Patton
With the recent decision by former professional football player Frank Gifford’s family to donate his brain to research and the upcoming release of the movie “Concussion,” renewed attention is being focused on chronic traumatic encephalopathy…Bieniek, who is close to completing a doctorate in biomedical sciences at the Mayo Graduate School’s Neurobiology of Disease program, said the finding that almost one in three of the brains from men who played contact sports showed evidence of CTE is surprisingly high. “This could present a real challenge down the road,” he said.
Reach: The Florida Times-Union reaches more than 120,000 daily and 173,000 readers Sunday.
Additional coverage: KARE11, Education Week, CBS Chicago, International Business Times, Y94, KFGO N.D., WXOW La Crosse, ThinkProgress, Popular Science, Austin Daily Herald, BringMeTheNews, Washington Post
Previous coverage in Dec. 4, 2015 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights
Context: Scientists have recently found evidence that professional football players are susceptible to a progressive degenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is caused by repetitive brain trauma. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a significant and surprising amount of CTE in males who had participated in amateur contact sports in their youth. About one-third of these men whose brains had been donated to the Mayo Clinic Brain Bank had evidence of CTE pathology. CTE only can be diagnosed posthumously.More information on the study can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.
Contact: Kevin Punsky
Everyday Health — Born to Dance Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis by Beth Orenstein — By the time she was 12, Katie Rhoten of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was a two-time semifinalist in a national "Dancer of the Year” competition and winner of the coveted "National Sharing the Spotlight Award" for excellence in dance, academic achievement, and community service. Katie has been a dancer since she was 2. “She played Elton John’s 'Tiny Dancer' on the radio, and she had choreographed it when she was 3,” her mom, Kristin Everett, says… Katie learned she had type 1 diabetes while on a spring vacation trip to Walt Disney World in Florida in 2008…In 2011, just after she was named “Most Promising Dancer” by Dance America, a leading youth dance competition organization, she discovered she had rheumatoid arthritis. Katie, then 12, had just had surgery for a torn meniscus.
CBS News — 3 big questions about human gene editing… Cystic fibrosis, polycystic kidney disease, hemophilia, Tay-Sachs disease, and some breast cancers are among the conditions scientists might first look to treat, explained Dr. Arthur Caplan, founding director of the division of medical ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center's Department of Population Health.… "The equity thing will not work as an argument. Right now there are kids in New York City going to the finest prep schools and in Mississippi, there are kids who don't have books," he said. "Some people get care at the Mayo Clinic and some people don't have health insurance. We have neonatal care rescuing babies here in the U.S. yet many children in Africa are dying of diarrhea. I don't think it will hold things up. It would be more reasonable to try and set things up so that disease repair by gene editing is more affordable."
Huffington Post — Eight Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs Under 30 by Darrah Brustein… "What's your grandma pitch? Can you tell it in a way that a grandma can understand?" Dr. Amit Sood, (of) the Mayo Clinic spoke at length about how to be successful without being miserable, sharing that a typical trajectory for entrepreneurs is to start with struggle, find success and end up miserable. He explained that the human mind needs meaning to be happy, but so often when we become successful, we lose meaning and subsequently become unhappy. He shared some tips to combat this cycle, which include creating businesses focused on the number of people served -- not the number of dollars made.
Waseca County News — Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato launches lung screening program by Suzy Rook — To help with early detection of lung cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato recently launched a lung screening program. Currently, without screening, catching lung cancer early enough to improve outcomes is difficult. “People who have lung cancer often don’t even know it,” says Jamil Taji, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato pulmonologist. “Symptoms of cough, chest pain, coughing up blood or weight loss may not appear until the cancer is in a late stage. In all cancers, and especially in lung cancer, time is life. The earlier cancer is found, the more likely that person will survive.”
KJZZ Arizona — High School Senior Explains What It's Like Living With Invisible Illnesses by Anna Susser…Anna Susser is a 17-year-old high school senior who lives with several invisible illnesses including arthritis, hyperthyroidism, depression, anxiety and anemia. We asked her to share her experience living with these illnesses and what it’s like when others can’t relate to how she feels. Dr. Lois Krahn, a psychiatrist based at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, provided a broader perspective on what it’s like for people living with invisible illnesses.
Wall Street Journal — Lessons from the Cognitive Front Lines: Early Adopters of IBM’s Watson by Thomas Davenport…Watson is groundbreaking. The people I interviewed (most of whom were overseers of their organization’s Watson projects) were uniformly enthusiastic about the technology—in some cases even after several years working with it…Dr. Steve Alberts, who is leading a Watson project at the Mayo Clinic that matches patients with clinical trials, said that, “It’s amazing how much unstructured and structured knowledge Watson can pick up on.”
Bloomington Pantagraph — Bloomington woman carries on, finds humor in 20 years of medical crises by … Heather — a Dubuque, Iowa, native — went from an active, volleyball-playing 20-year-old one month to gasping for breath the next month. She was rushed to a hospital and found to have congestive heart failure. "I was a little freaked." She was rushed to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where she was diagnosed with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, an abnormality of the heart muscle… Until 2004, when — shortly after she and Brian wed and they were living in Appleton, Wis. — she found a lump in her left breast. "The doctor came in and said 'You have breast cancer.' I said, 'You're kidding me.' How can I survive a heart transplant only to get breast cancer?" Mayo confirmed the diagnosis. "They had to take the entire breast," she said. Then she had chemotherapy, whose side effects included hair loss.
ASU Now — Healing the body with a golden touch — In the age of nanotechnology, medical advances are increasingly a matter of finding the right combinations of materials to help perform specific therapeutic or restorative functions...The work was initially seeded by funds from the Mayo Center for Regenerative Medicine in collaboration with Dr. Tonia Young-Fadok, a colorectal surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. Rege will lead a team of collaborators from ASU; the College of Veterinary Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona; and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Phoenix in efforts to improve on such nanobiomaterial sealants.
Owatonna People’s Press — Mayo Clinic Health System welcomes new physician — Mayo Clinic Health System in Faribault and Owatonna has announced the addition of Layne Moore, M.D., Neurologist. Dr. Moore completed his medical degree at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati, and completed two fellowships at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Post-Bulletin — 'To express what words cannot' by John Sievers — John Hermann is not a Rochester resident, but the 26-year-old is the next nearest thing, a frequent visitor from his home in Towanda, Ill., six and a half hours away. "The compassion and understanding of health-care providers at Mayo (Clinic) has been such a blessing," Hermann said. "Mayo Clinic and Rochester always offered me true sanctuary." He knows about Mayo's care because, for nearly six years, he's been coping with the devastating effects of brain cancer and a partial temporal lobectomy.
FOX News — More than half of US doctors experience burnout — Burnout among U.S. doctors is becoming more common and now affects more than half of practicing physicians, according to a new study. About 54 percent of U.S. doctors experienced at least one symptom of burnout in 2014, compared to about 46 percent of doctors in 2011, researchers report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Overall, the researchers found that doctors are about twice as likely to experience burnout as the average U.S. worker. "Things are unfortunately getting worse for physicians," said lead author Dr. Tait Shanafelt, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Additional coverage: Healthline, LifeZette
Real Health magazine — Diabetes and High Cholesterol Rates Fall in the United States…Still, experts warned that the nation’s battle against obesity is far from over. “Of the fat countries, we always been the fattest top three or four in the world,” said Gerald Fletcher, MD, a spokesman for the American Heart Association and a doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, who commented on the study. Fletcher noted that today, two-thirds of U.S. adults are still overweight.
Travel and Tour World — Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum And Mayo Clinic Launches Healthy Living Wellness Programme — Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Mayo Clinic from the United States. Reflecting a joint commitment to wellness and a holistic lifestyle, the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Programme at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum will combine the research-based medical expertise of Mayo Clinic with Mandarin Oriental’s signature treatments and therapies, offered in its award-winning, expansive Spa. This collaboration is the first of its kind for the clinic.
Yahoo! Health — How to Stay Well When the Person Sleeping Next to You Is Germ-Infested by Sabrina Weiss… Build up your immunity all year long — Before anyone gets sick, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself at this time of year. “The most important thing people can do is well ahead of time, and that is taking good care of themselves and getting vaccinated [for the flu],” Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases doctor at Mayo Clinic and a member of the Mayo Vaccine Research Group, told Yahoo Health. “The healthier people are to begin with, the more likely they are to bounce back readily from an influenza infection.”
Savannah Morning News — Charlie Patton: Doctors going digital to save lives, improve patient care by Charlie Patton — Whenever patients arrive at the emergency rooms of five hospitals in Florida and Georgia that are part of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville’s stroke telemedicine program, those patients get assessed via digital hookup by Mayo Clinic neurologist Kevin M. Barrett, who can view them on video screen, assess their vital signs and talk with them.
Star Tribune — Dayton to get another back surgery at Mayo Clinic — Gov. Mark Dayton will undergo back surgery Monday morning at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. A news release issued by the governor’s office Sunday afternoon said that Dayton’s surgery is elective, and similar to a procedure he had three years ago to fuse two vertebrae in his lower back. Additional coverage: Pioneer Press, KARE 11, KAAL, Post-Bulletin, BringMeTheNews, WCCO, WDAY Duluth
KEYC Mankato — MCHS Mankato Starts Lung Screening Program by Robert Clark — MCHS Mankato is now launching a program to help detect lung cancer sooner. MCHS Mankato is starting to screen patients for lung cancer with a low dose CT scan. Prior to this point, the hospital had no way to screen patients. Pulmonology Physician Jamil Taji, M.D. says, "The ones who are found early, most of the time don't need chemotherapy, which is huge in it of itself, chemotherapy on its own is quite difficult to go through."
Post-Bulletin — Dacy quietly documents Mayo Clinic history by Brett Boese — When Mayo Clinic sent out its first press release in 1986, Matt Dacy was there to experience the internal anxiety over what's now become a routine procedure. Years later, the Chicago native marveled at the architectural ingenuity used to combine the old Mayo Building with the construction of the Gonda Building in 2001. That project effectively created a 3-million-square-foot medical facility that's now the largest medical structure in the country, and among the biggest in the world.
OncLive — Kumar on Tourmaline-MM1 Study for Multiple Myeloma — Shaji Kumar, MD, professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, discusses the phase III Tourmaline-MM1 study, which compared the efficacy of the addition of ixazomib to lenalidomide and dexamethasone with lenalidomide and dexamethasone alone in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.
Medscape — Chemotherapy for Germ Cell Tumor May Spur CML by Megan Brooks…CML is an increasingly manageable leukemia, said an expert not involved with the study. "Etoposide is well described as causing the acute form of myelogenous leukemia. Cases of CML are less common with this drug," said Mark Litzow, MD, a hematologist/oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "It's a known but rare entity."
Mankato Free Press — Local police and firefighters play Santa Saturday by Dan Nienaber…This year's event is funded by Wal-Mart, the Highland Park neighborhood association, the Mankato Police Officers Union and by Minnesota South Central Investigators Coalition. Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato is also supplying a gift for each of the 27 children participating.
Faribault Daily News — Infant colds and congestion: Recognizing the problem by Sarah Beckmann, M.D., pediatrician for the Mayo Clinic Healthy System — There’s a reason most parents don’t leave the house without an ample supply of tissues. That reason? Runny noses. Sometimes it may seem like your child has a runny nose for months on end. And, in fact, he or she might — most infants who have moderate exposure to older children will experience six to 10 colds during their first year.
New Yorker — Tough Medicine by Malcomlm Gladwell — A disturbing report from the front lines of the war on cancer…DeVita’s first thought was to get Lee enrolled in a pioneering trial at the Mayo Clinic, where surgeons were removing the prostate along with all surrounding lymph nodes. Fifteen per cent of patients who underwent the procedure survived free of disease. The Mayo doctors wouldn’t operate on Lee, however. His cancer was too advanced. So DeVita found someone who would.
Seattle Times — Mayo Clinic News Network: It's the season for bad eating habits — here's how to beat them — Holidays are usually enjoyable. However, unhealthful habits can be attached to the parties and gatherings. Here are 10 tips from Allie Wergin, registered dietitian nutritionist at Mayo Clinic Health System, to help you have a healthier holiday…
La Crosse Tribune — Our view: Local projects will benefit at-risk children…The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse announced last week it’s adding a full-time behavioral health specialist to serve at-risk youth — one of the first clubs in Wisconsin to do so…As part of the project, a case worker from Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare will provide counseling and access to community resources in order to stop problems from escalating. “There are a lot of young people who are on the edge of getting into trouble or not getting into trouble,” said Dr. Tim Johnson, CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare. “This allows us to reach out into the community … to find kids who are on the edge, to intervene and to change how we approach creating a healthier community.”
Media Post — 'Star Tribune,' Mayo Clinic Form Content Partnership by Sara Guaglione — Mayo Clinic announced a content sponsorship deal with the Star Tribune Media Company, publisher of the Twin Cities' largest newspaper. Mayo Clinic began generating health, disease and condition treatment related infographics for the publication in October. The deal includes Mayo material posted online on a new Star Tribune Health Highlights page, as well as content in the newspaper's Sunday Science + Health section.
Prevention magazine — What You Need To Know About 5 Kinds Of Dementia That Aren't Alzheimer's by Sarah Klein…How to keep your brain healthy: Frighteningly, there's no known cause of Parkinson's disease or its related dementia. Some specific genetic variations seem to increase the risk of the disease and exposure to certain toxins might too, but both carry only a small risk, according to the Mayo Clinic. There's not much research on ways to prevent a disease when we don't know the cause, but some studies have linked caffeine intake with a lower risk of Parkinson's.
Scranton Times-Tribune Pa. — Business Buzz by Autumn Granza…Health companies merge: Guthrie and Mayo Clinic announced that Guthrie has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of health care providers. Guthrie, the first health care organization based in Pennsylvania and New York to join the network, will be its 36th member. The agreement gives Guthrie access to the latest Mayo Clinic knowledge and collaborate to benefit patients.
Hamilton Spectator — Mayo Clinic News Network: Easing the fear of childhood nightmares — Nightmares can be scary for children and parents. "Children usually begin having nightmares between the ages of 3 and 6 years old," says Dr. Thomas Dunigan, a Mayo Clinic Health System pediatrician. "Nightmares usually start to decrease after the age of 10. The content of childhood nightmares varies with age. Younger children might have nightmares about monsters, while older kids have nightmares about school or difficulties at home." Additional coverage: Houston Chronicle, Worchester Telegram Mass.
NY Times — A Golfer Learns to Carry On While Coping With a Sleep Disorder by Lisa Mickey… Nicole Jeray has heard all the jokes about sleeping on the job. Over the years, she has learned to laugh at herself when she awakens in the fairway during golf tournament rounds or on greens when it is her time to putt. Her life as a touring professional has been anything but typical since 1996, when she was found to have narcolepsy, which the Mayo Clinic describes as a “chronic sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep.”
NBC Miami — Can My Pets Sleep In My Bed? by Dr. Ian Kupkee…For starters, pets should not be allowed in the bed if they disrupt their owners’ sleep cycles. According to a study by the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center, 53 percent of people who share their beds with their pets report their pets disturb their sleep. Cats and dogs do not have the same sleep cycles as we do - while we may see few good reasons to be awake at 2 a.m., a cat may feel this is the perfect time to climb onto his owner’s head.
KTTC — Austin boy's poem about mom's cancer being made into short film by Chris Yu — First, his poem was published in a critically-acclaimed book. Now, it's being made into a short film -- all to show support for his mother as she battles cancer. Ten-year-old Jadon Fimon, of Austin, is the author of "Gone" -- a poem about his desire to cure his mom, Michelle. He wrote it four years ago -- when he was just 6 -- and when his mom was being treated for breast cancer…Before each session of chemo, Michelle would go to the Mayo Clinic's Cancer Education Center to read one of her favorite books, "The Cancer Poetry Project: Poems by Cancer Patients and Those Who Love Them," edited by Karin Miller. "I was so moved reading poetry of other cancer patients," said Michelle.
KAAL — Viral Video Shining Light on Downtown Rochester Parking Issues by Karsen Forsman — More than 30,000 people make up the workforce at Mayo Clinic, and you can probably imagine there’s not enough space downtown for everyone to park. For the last 13 years, Ben Thomas has had to park off-site and ride a shuttle to work. On Thursday morning, it was new experience for Thomas. “One day I just logged onto my email, got an email saying you’ve been upgraded. I got my parking tag and started showing people at work,” said Thomas. Thomas is an anesthesia assistant at Mayo Clinic. He says after putting in the 13 years, he can now park downtown. Additional coverage: BringMeTheNews
People magazine — Val Kilmer Spotted Out with Breathing Aid After Denying Reports of Health Issues…A tracheostomy is a surgically created hole through the front of the neck that leads into the windpipe and is needed mainly when health problems require use of a ventilator to breathe," according to the Mayo Clinic. The hole is intended to provide a clear air passage to help those with impaired breathing.
Fierce Healthcare — 3 steps healthcare leaders must take to measure care quality by Zach Budryk — As part of the push to transition from volume-based care models to value-based care, hospitals and other providers increasingly monitor their performances on outcomes measures, but leaders need to take an active role to make sure their organizations truly measure quality, according to a blog post from the Harvard Business Review…Identify clinicians committed to outcomes measurement: In many cases clinicians are already collecting outcomes data unofficially, so it's important to ally with them to drive organization-wide interest. For example, the post points to the Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville, Florida, location, where neurologist Ryan Uitti, M.D., tracked outcomes for Parkinson's patients using a spreadsheet for more than 10 years before the clinic's Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery enlisted him to help implement a larger measurement program.
Post-Bulletin — Angel program boosts area start-ups by Jeff Kiger — As part of the Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Program, four area technology firms received more than $2.3 million in funding in 2015...Mayo Clinic physicians Darryl Barnes and Jay Smith founded the Byron company with Keenan to develop a new device called the Stealth Micro-Knife for carpal tunnel surgery. Sonex is now based in the Mayo Business Accelerator in the Minnesota Biobusiness Center in downtown Rochester.
NBC News — 7 Things to Know About Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome by Felix Gussone, M.D. — Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Day is Dec. 7. Even though I'm a doctor and learned about pregnancies in medical school, "TTTS" was something that wasn't well understood… TTTS is not the mother's fault TTTS is caused by abnormal connections between twins that form when the placenta first develops. This is a purely mechanical and random event that can't be avoided. "The mother can do absolutely nothing to prevent it," says Dr. Norman Davies, maternal fetal medicine consultant at Mayo Clinic. "There are also no known risk factors in a mother's life that make it more likely TTTS occurs."
TPT Almanac — Therapy Dogs at Mayo — Mary Lahammer continued her series on working dogs by looking at Mayo Clinics use of therapy dogs for patients.
USA Today — Study: Link Between CTE, Amateur Contact Sports — Men who participate in amateur contact sports, such as high school football, are more susceptible to developing the degenerative brain disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to a new study done by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The findings, published in the December issue of Acta Neuropathological, show that 32% of men who had participated in contact sports growing up showed signs of CTE as chronicled by the PostBulletin in Rochester, Minn…The study is the first to look for CTE in non-professional athletes using diagnostic criteria from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, according to Dennis Dickson, the study's author and a Mayo Clinic neuropathologist. Online Story
MedPage Today — Texting Triggers New Type of Brain Wave by Kristina Fiore — It's not often that researchers detect a new waveform on electroencephalography (EEG), a technology that's been around for about a century. But that's exactly what happened to EEG technicians at two academic medical centers who highlighted what they saw as test abnormalities. When they went to the video replay, they saw that these strange waveforms occurred when patients were texting, and only then."We think active text messaging actually creates an electrophysiologic potential that's unique to some type of personal electronic device," said William Tatum, DO,of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., who reported the findings during a press briefing at the American Epilepsy Society meeting
AirMed & Rescue magazine — Emergency blood on Mayo One flight saved mother's life — Not-for-profit US healthcare provider Mayo Clinic has released a video on the case of a Minnesota mother whose life was saved because the Mayo One medical helicopter that came to take her to the hospital was stocked with packed red blood cells and plasma. Now, both mother and baby are doing well, reports former TV news anchor Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. But a year ago, complications during her daugher’s birth nearly cost Amber Manning her life. “Ironically,” quips Douda, “Amber is a Mayo Clinic human resources employee.”
Post-Bulletin — Is Mayo Clinic planning a Block E expansion? by Brett Boese — Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis was touted as sports medicine's new "gold standard" when it opened in June. It might soon be getting bigger and better. Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, medical director of Mayo Clinic Square, said Thursday that that possibility of expanding skyward to provide additional services is being discussed. While those talks are preliminary and have no specific timeline, the first six months of operation have shown the facility fills a unique medical niche.
Star Tribune (AP) — Man accused of threatening Mayo Clinic staff with Facebook posts — A Minnesota man is accused of threatening Mayo Clinic staff on a Facebook post which police say shows him holding a replica assault rifle. Rochester authorities say the 36-year-old Pine Island man was apparently dissatisfied with his treatment at Mayo and posted a photo saying he was going to go "intern hunting." Someone reported the Facebook posts to Mayo security and police were called. The man was arrested Friday. Additional coverage: KAAL, MPR, KTTC, KARE11, KXRA Alexandria, KSTP
Telegraph UK — Want a better night's sleep? Share your bed with a pet by Adam Boult — Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, sharing your bed with a cat or dog could help. This might sound counterintuitive - for many people, a snoring, fidgeting creature share sharing one's sleeping space sounds like a recipe for a disturbed night. However, new research from the Mayo Sleep Clinic has found that a number of people reported sleeping better when their pet slept close to them. The clinic questioned 150 study participants, 49 per cent of who reported owning pets. Additional coverage: Yahoo! UK, Daily Mail UK
Washington Post — Using a deadly virus to kill cancer: Scientists experiment with new treatment by Kiona Smith-Strickland… Researchers have tested VSV against several kinds of cancer in lab experiments, and it’s usually effective without damaging healthy cells. A Mayo Clinic team started a clinical trial in 2012 to test VSV against liver cancer; it’s still underway. “We’ve been working with VSV for a number of years, and VSV has always been a really good virus for infecting cancer cells,” said Anthony Van den Pol, a Yale neurosurgery professor whose team has tested VSV against cancer in lab animals, as well as in cultures of human cells.
Pioneer Press — Mark Dayton will rest for week (but still govern) after surgery by Rachel Stassen-Berger — After three hours of back surgery, Gov. Mark Dayton was "resting comfortably," according to his office. The 68-year-old governor underwent at Mayo Clinic what his staff called elective surgery to fuse vertebrae, similar to a surgery he had three years ago. "That previous surgery was beneficial to improving the strength and stability in his legs. The governor expects similar improvements from today's procedure," Dayton's office said in a statement. Additional coverage: Pioneer Press, KARE11, BringMeTheNews, WCCO
KARE11 — Motivation Monday: 10 tips to avoid holiday weight gain…7) Exercise in bursts: Increase your time management skills over the holiday season. Your normal routine is often sabotaged during this time of year. Workouts don't need to be long to be effective. According to the Mayo Clinic, if you integrate bursts of intense activity with lighter activity, it's easier to burn calories, improve aerobic capacity and banish boredom. Listen to music to motivate you. Break up your exercise throughout the day to reach 30 minutes per day.
Boston Business Journal — MIT-born health startup launches with $7M in funding by Jessica Bartlett — Twine Health has spent the last eight years building up its health coach software, and with $6.75 million in Series A financing, the tool is finally making its way to market… The program was developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and tested with Boston Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Joslin Diabetes Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital over six years. The company was founded two years ago, and the software validated on approximately 1,000 patients and dozens of clinicians.
Post-Bulletin — Mayo employee parking video goes viral by Josh Moniz — A humorous video of a Mayo employee declaring his unbridled excitement over finally snagging a downtown parking spot after 13 years with Mayo Clinic is generating local buzz and more than a few laughs around Rochester. Ben Thomas, 35, a Mayo anesthesiologist assistant, said he is shocked by how much local attention his video has garnered. He said he originally made it to express how excited he felt and to amuse his family and friends.
MPR — Many diabetes patients overtested and overtreated, Mayo study says by Lorna Benson — Many Type 2 diabetes patients are being overtested and overtreated, according to a new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers. Their study, published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal, found that six out of 10 patients who don't require insulin have their average blood sugar levels checked far more frequently than guidelines recommend, a practice that can lead to potentially harmful, excessive treatments… Lead researcher Dr. Rozalina McCoy said the over-testing led to over-treatment, which can be harmful. "Nine percent had their treatment intensified even further. And that was surprising and alarming," she said. Additional coverage: Philadelphia Inquirer, HealthDay, MedPage Today, South Florida Reporter, The BMJ
Medscape — Text Messaging Linked to Unique Brainwave by Pauline Anderson — Researchers have identified a unique brainwave that's initiated by text messaging. Technologists first identified the unusual rhythm in patients with paroxysmal neurologic events undergoing video electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring. Researchers have now studied 129 such patients from two centers: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Overall, about 24% of those tested had this unique rhythm while texting. "We are seeing it more and more frequently since smartphones are now a ubiquitous part of our society," William Tatum IV, DO, professor, neurology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, told a press briefing during the American Epilepsy Society (AES) 69th Annual Meeting. Additional coverage: West Texas News, Northern Californian
Washington Post — Burnout increasing among U.S. doctors by Lena Sun — Burnout among U.S. doctors is getting worse, according to a study that shows physicians are worse off today than just three years earlier. Mayo Clinic researchers, working with the American Medical Association, compared data from 2014 to measures they collected in 2011 and found higher measures on the classic signs of professional burnout… "What we found is that more physicians in almost every specialty are feeling this way and that's not good for them, their families, the medical profession or patients," said Tait Shanafelt, an author of the Mayo study and director of the clinic's Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-being. The study was published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Additional coverage: Miami Herald
Yahoo! Health — Negative Thoughts About Aging Could Impact Alzheimer’s Risk by Korin Miller — But how does worrying about aging factor in? Researchers point to stress as a potential factor, which Alzheimer’s disease expert Richard Caselli, MD, a behavioral neurologist with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, says isn’t shocking, given that stress can impact our bodies in a number of ways. However, he tells Yahoo Health that he’s surprised that researchers were able to find such a strong connection. Additional coverage: Yahoo! News
Healthline News — Drug Used in Jimmy Carter’s Cancer Treatment Among a New Generation of Immune Therapies by David Mills — Experts said it’s too early to tell if Keytruda should get all the credit for the former president’s apparently successful treatment, but so far new cancer drugs like it are showing promising results… Roxana Dronka, an assistant professor of oncology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Minnesota, likened the situation to a battlefield. “The T cell soldiers come to the battle and want to fight,” she said, “but when they arrive they are useless.” Keytruda blocks the activity of the proteins, allowing the immune system and its T cells to go after the tumor.
WEAU Eau Claire — Kid-friendly Christmas morning brunch by Courtney Everett… Katie Johnson, Nutrition Educator from Mayo Clinic Health System joined the show with some festive, flavorful and nutritious recipes - sure to please guests of all ages at the holiday table.
Healthcare Finance News — More risk shifting to hospitals, pressuring revenue cycle, experts say by Susan Morse — Consumerism is also posing a risk challenge for healthcare, as insurers hold the reins on information on deductibles that providers could use… Nichols posed the question to Mark Norby, chair of enterprise revenue cycle for the Mayo Clinic, during the Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit Monday in Atlanta. Nichols said historically providers have not done well in taking on risk because they have to go big or go home.
TODAY NBC News — 'Valiant Vito,' toddler who wore superhero capes during cancer fight, dies by Chris Serico — "Vito was made of love and resilience," his mother, Nicole, told TODAY.com on Monday. "Vito didn't know pity. He didn't know, 'I can't do this.' He only knew life, and loved life." A Facebook page dedicated to the Waconia, Minn., toddler's fight revealed the devastating news in an update posted the night before Thanksgiving, when the boy succumbed to a 15-month cancer battle he appeared to have won in March… When doctors found three growing tumors, treatments followed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, but Vito never fully recovered.
HemOnc Today — Higher-volume facilities associated with improved survival for NHL… Ronald S. Go, MD, associate professor of medicine in the department of hematology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues sought to determine the extent to which a facility’s volume of patients with NHL affects OS outcomes. “Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a relatively uncommon cancer, has a very diverse classification and is becoming more complex to treat,” Go told HemOnc Today. “Therefore, we explored the question of whether the volume of care is associated with patient outcome. This volume–outcome relationship has been extensively studied in surgical procedures including cancer surgeries but understudied in the medical management of cancers. We did find that higher volume of care by treatment facility translated into better survival.”
FOX35 Orlando — Double-lung transplant is birthday gift 3 years in the making by Traci Jacim — After waiting nearly three years, a now 20-year-old girl from DeLand gets a double-lung transplant and a new outlook, the day before her birthday…Shelby is on so many different medications after her double-lung transplant November 29, she'll have to perform a very delicate balancing act for the next three months to make sure her body doesn't reject it. That includes she and Dad living near the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, nearly two hours from their DeLand home and the rest of the family.
Huffington Post — A Shockingly Small Amount Of Running Can Boost Your Health by Kate Bratskeir — If you can't imagine running for longer than 10 minutes, you're not a lost cause in the running world. In fact, running forjust 10 minutes, five days a week could be all it takes to reap running's big benefits. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that running for about 50 minutes each week -- or approximately six miles -- can protect the body from risk for stroke, arthritis, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even some cancers. A little bit of running might even teach you a few things about life.
KTTC — Rochester father's breakfast date with daughter causes social media buzz — A Rochester father is making a buzz around the country and on Facebook for his commitment to giving his daughter his undivided attention. Dr. David Rosenman, who works at Mayo Clinic, is the father of two children. He recently posted on Facebook about a recent breakfast outing with his 9-year-old daughter at a coffee shop. He planned to read the newspaper while his child did a crocheting activity, but when she asked to "just be together," he devoted all of his attention to her, talking about things like the day she was born, her friends, and whether the people around them were on dates.
GenomeWeb — Mayo Clinic Researchers Uncover Six Possible Protein Biomarkers for Bipolar Disorder — Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have uncovered a half-dozen proteins that might serve as biomarkers for bipolar disorder. Mayo Clinic's Mark Frye and his colleagues examined 272 proteins in a cohort of nearly 300 people with bipolar I depression, bipolar II depression, unipolar depression, and healthy controls. They found six proteins that differed between people with bipolar I depression and controls, suggesting that these proteins might be markers for the condition, as they reported today in Translational Psychiatry.
TV3 Ireland — Pet + bed = sound sleep… The Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, previously claimed that half of its patients who complained of poor sleep were pet owners who were woken up by their animals. However the institution has re-evaluated its findings, with the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic finding that owners who sleep with their pets in fact feel more safe and secure.
Huffington Post — Wellness Trends: Global Summit Identifies the Top 10 by Linda Harding-Bond — The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) which recently took place in Mexico City, was the largest, most diverse, cross disciplinary conference in its 9-year history, attracting 470+ delegates from over 40 countries… From Medicine vs. Wellness to Truly Integrative Healthcare Integrative medicine has been talked about for decades, but is finally happening. Medical leaders from the Mayo and Cleveland Clinics, Harvard and Duke agreed that now we're at the real "inflection point."… 7. Wellness Homes: Big Growth and Big Premiums for Owners/Investors — More homes, communities and even cities are being master-planned from the ground up for human health. Mayo Clinic's ambitious 20-year project to turn its base of Rochester, MN into a "City of Health" and Delos Living's project to transform part of Tampa City, FL into a 40-acre healthy city are but two examples.
MedPage Today — No Clear Winner Among GLP1 Agonists in Meta-Analysis by Jeff Minerd…Expert Advises Skepticism — However, one specialist cautioned that the original, industry-funded studies the meta-analysis relied on were not designed to help with clinical decision making. "Companies design, conduct, and report research to enter the market and position their product favorably within the class, not primarily to help clinical decision makers. Often, the available evidence does not provide a useful estimate of differences within the drug class," said Victor Montori, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in an editorial.
New York Post — This may be the real reason Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm by Michael Blaustein… According to the Mayo Clinic, concussion symptoms include: Confusion or feeling as if in a fog, Dizziness or “seeing stars,” Appearing dazed, Loss of balance and unsteady walking, Temporary loss of consciousness. Additional coverage: News.com Australia
Physical Therapy Products — Playing Contact Sports During Youth May Increase Risk of Degenerative Disorder Later in Life — Researchers have discovered evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in males who had participated in amateur contact sports in their youth. In the Mayo Clinic study, published recently in the December issue of Acta Neuropathologica, researchers led by Kevin Bieniek, a predoctoral student in Mayo Graduate School’s Neurobiology of Disease program, examined the clinical records of 1,721 cases of CTE in the Mayo Clinic Brain Bank. (CTE can only be diagnosed posthumously.)
Prevention magazine — Excruciating Stories Of Women Whose Diseases Were Misdiagnosed by Zahara Barnes… Nikki M., went 15 Years Before Being Diagnosed With Mast Cell Activation Syndrome…One doctor went as far as to imply that perhaps I was giving myself something to cause the reactions, which was a low point for me. I was lucky someone stepped in and got me into the Mayo Clinic and the people there knew exactly what they were looking at. Mast cell activation syndrome/disease (MCAS/MCAD) is a condition affecting the skin, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurologic systems. Most individuals have symptoms that impact all of these body systems with a myriad of symptoms that can be significant and debilitating in nature.
ABC News — Help Me Fix It: Dr. Richard Besser Takes on Insomnia by Gitika Ahuja — A typical night for Christine Riley involves a lot of tossing and turning, a lot of staring at nothing and, much to her chagrin, very little sleeping. "It feels like hours. ... I lay there and I lay there," the 44-year-old school teacher from Mansfield, Mass., told "Good Morning America." Like 30 million other Americans, Riley suffers from insomnia. It's a problem that goes well beyond the bedroom…Cognitive Control and Psychotherapy This technique involves getting rid of negative thoughts about sleeping or any worries that keep you awake at night, the Mayo Clinic said.
WQOW Eau Claire — Local legislators help form Alzheimer's and Dementia Task Force by Emma Wheeler — As a generation of baby boomers grows older there comes a booming need for better Alzheimer's and dementia care, and some local legislators are looking for ways to help. Mayo Clinic Health System hosted a public hearing Wednesday, organized by a Wisconsin Assembly task force. It's a panel of state representatives who are working towards finding ways to improve Alzheimer's and dementia programs throughout the state. Additional coverage: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
WKBT La Crosse — Study: Local hospitals among top in state for out-of-state patients by Kyle Dimke — Hospitals in Wisconsin generate $26 billion a year in economic activity and the two hospitals here in La Crosse are major contributors to that according to a new report from the Wisconsin Hospital Association and University of Wisconsin Extension office…“Well I think the things that set us apart here is we do provide a higher level of care here. Things like the cancer care or the cardiac catheterizations and other heart special services that are provided and a higher level of overall specialties,” said Tom Tiggelaar, VP chief finance officer for Mayo Clinic Health System.
Targeted Oncology — Ovarian Cancer Outcomes May Be Improved by Prior Oral Contraceptive Use by Christina Loguidice… Numerous previous studies have shown oral contraceptive use to be associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer, but few have explored the connection between oral contraceptives and outcomes in patients who ultimately develop ovarian cancer, noted Aminah Jatoi, MD, an oncologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and co-lead author of the study, in a Mayo Clinic press release.2
Bloomberg — Joe Biden: I Made ‘the Right Decision’ by Margaret Talev — In an interview with Bloomberg, the vice president talks about his late son, his decision to end his 45 years in public office, and his plans for the future. More than six months after his eldest son, Beau, died of brain cancer and six weeks after effectively setting a date for the end of his political career, Vice President Joe Biden is mostly at peace… "What I'm doing now, I'm meeting with every center of power within the cancer world. I'm meeting with billionaires who have set up foundations. I'm meeting with everyone from the Mayo Clinic to one of the largest outfits that took care of Beau," he said, as well as "all the researchers." Additional coverage: Chicago Tribune,
EMPR — Overtesting HbA1c in Diabetes Patients is Adding Burden, Study Finds — A report from the Mayo Clinic shows a nationwide trend toward overtesting HbA1c levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Findings from the study are published in The BMJ… Rozalina McCoy, MD, the study's lead investigator, and her colleagues examined 31,545 non-pregnant adults with controlled type 2 diabetes that were not being treated with insulin. The study data was from the OptumLabs Data Warehouse encapsulated the time period of 2001–2011. Additional coverage: Journal Watch
Post-Bulletin — Brain researcher doesn't discard contact sports by Donny Henn — Kevin Bieniek has seen what a human brain looks like on contact sports. As a predoctoral student in Mayo Clinic Graduate School's Neurobiology of Disease program in Jacksonville, Fla., the 26-year-old Rochester native recently led a research team that found an alarming prevalence of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in the brains of people who participated in amateur sports while they lived.
Medscape — Idelalisib Trial Stopped Because of 'Overwhelming Efficacy'… The Missing Third Arm — Approached for comment, Tait Shanafelt, MD, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, wondered whether the three-drug combination was really more effective than idelalisib and rituximab alone. Bendamustine and rituximab are frequently used in the relapsed setting, but with new agents being approved, one question is how best to use them. "Are they best applied individually or, in idelalisib's case, with rituximab? Or are they best combined with standard chemotherapy to maximize or enhance the benefit?" he questioned.
KTTC — Mayo Clinic chefs make Mayowood Mansion gingerbread house by Alanna Martella — A historic landmark has been made into quite the unique replica, which is made out of gingerbread! In the spirit of the holidays, Mayo Clinic's executive chef Jonathan Klinger, along with chef Jennifer Driscoll, turned the Mayowood Mansion into the quintessential holiday treat.
KTTC — Caring Hands provides massages, healing to Mayo Clinic patients by Alanna Martella — A lot can be said about the power of touch. And that power can extend as far as healing those who are sick. Now in its sixth year at Mayo Clinic, Caring Hands has given about 6,000 massages to patients this year, alone… Enter Caring Hands. "I think that the human touch, somebody touching somebody else. And we are the only volunteer service area that actually touches patients,” said Eileen Pross, the Caring Hands Team Leader at Mayo Clinic.
HealthDay — Common Heart Failure Drugs May Harm More Than Help by Steven Reinberg — Nitrates are commonly prescribed for heart failure patients, but a new study finds they don't improve quality of life or everyday activity levels as intended. The drugs are prescribed to relieve chest pain so patients whose hearts still contract normally might feel comfortable enough to increase their daily activities. Now, new research suggests the opposite is true. "Nitrates tended to reduce daily activity and significantly reduce active hours per day," said lead researcher Dr. Margaret Redfield, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Additional coverage: WebMD
Milliyet Turkey, ‘Mayo’lu Mandarin! Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, dünyanın en saygın sağlık kuruluşlarından Mayo Clinic ile bir ilke imza atarak Mayo Clinic Sağlıklı Yaşam Programı’nı hayata geçiriyor. Klinik, bu özel programı dünyada ilk kez Mandarin Oriental Bodrum ile gerçekleştiriyor. Additional coverage: Gazete Vatan Turkey
Vida y Salud, Guía del médico para los padres opuestos a la vacunación, Un experto en vacunación y un pediatra de la Mayo Clinic impugnan tres mitos comunes sobre las vacunas…“Se han presentado brotes de enfermedades muy contagiosas, y miles de niños corren más riesgo de contraerlas por no contar con la vacunación suficiente”, dice el autor principal, Dr. Gregory Poland, experto en vacunas de la Mayo Clinic.
A Tu Salud — Síntomas de la sinusitis crónica generalmente son parecidos a la gripe by Dr. Devyani Lal, Otorrinolaringología de Mayo Clinic en Scottsdale, Arizona, R: La sinusitis es una inflamación de los senos paranasales, que son los espacios huecos llenos de aire en el cráneo y huesos faciales alrededor de la nariz. La sinusitis crónica se desarrolla cuando la inflamación dura más de 12 semanas. El análisis implica una visita al otorrinolaringólogo o médicos de oídos, nariz y garganta, para que examine los senos paranasales.
Redaccion Medica — Las concesiones ahorran un 30% per cápita… Un estudio internacional, con foco nacional — Se trata de un estudio de investigación multinacional, que en España se ha centrado en el Hospital de La Ribera pero que fuera de nuestras fronteras también ha puesto sus ojos en la Clínica Mayo o la Cínica Cleveland. El informe se centra en indicadores como la eficiencia en urgencias y las hospitalizaciones evitables, de ahí el resultado tan favorable para el hospital de Ribera Salud.
Siempre Mujer — (PDF), Viajar Despues De Una Operacion: Lo Que Debes Saber — En esta epoca de viajes y reuniones familiares, en lo menos que pensamos es en terminar en el quir6fano. Pero, que hacer si tienes que operarte de emergencia lejos de tu casa? Puedes regresar en avion o solo es aconsejable desplazarse por carretera? Que pasa si la cirugia es de torax? Las noticias no podrian ser mejores. Un estudio reoiente de la Mayo Clinic, dirigido por el cirujano de torax Stephen Cassivi, M.D., ha revelado que contrario a lo que se pensaba, despues de una operacion de torax viajar en avion es tan seguro como hacerlo en auto.
El Periodico U.S.A — Consumir ácido fólico previene defectos del tubo neural — La Academia Americana de Pediatría recomendó a todas las mujeres capaces de embarazarse consumir 400 microgramos diarios de ácido fólico, para prevenir los defectos del tubo neural, entre ellos la espina bífida, en sus bebés. Norman Davies, especialista en medicina materno-fetal en Mayo Clinic, indicó que la genética claramente desempeña una función importante en estos casos, de manera que las parejas que han tenido un hijo con defecto del tubo neural tienen un riesgo ligeramente mayor de tener otro con el mismo defecto.
CAROCOL Radio — Audio lunes 07 de diciembre de 2015 — Matecaña Orquesta con sus temas para la navidad. Pie de atleta e hipotiroidismo en los temas de salud. Ciro Guerra el cineasta ganador y ¿Cómo saborear una buena lechona?. 80 años del maestro Armando Manzanero a quien recordamos hoy con clásicos como “Adoro” y “Somos novios” en #LoMasCaracol (02’45”) Matecaña Orquesta estrena en #LoMasCaracol la versión que ellos montaron del clásico “Borrachera” de Lucho Bermúdez. (12´38”) El hipotiroidismo nos lo explica la médica Regina Castro de la Clínica Mayo de EEUU. Cómo se desarrolla y diagnostica.
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